Thomas B. Aldrich

American writer, editor

Lived from: 1836-1907

Category: Media | Writers (Contemporary)

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    Books that have become classics - books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal - always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.
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    Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
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    Gracious to all, to none subservient, Without offense he spoke the word he meant.
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    The man who suspects his own tediousness is yet to be born.
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    The ocean moans over dead men's bones.
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    They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
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    To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
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