William R. Alger

American writer

Lived from: 1822-1905

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: William R. Alger

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    Words of love, are works of love.
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    The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.
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    Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
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    Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.
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    Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind.
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    Public opinion is a second conscience.
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    The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.
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    We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.
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    What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny.
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