MASEFIELD, John Quotes
(1875-1967), English Poet Laureate
Lord, give to men who are old and rougher the things that little children suffer, and let keep bright and undefiled the young years of the little child.
States are not made, nor patched; they grow: Grow slow through centuries of pain.
Best trust the happy moments. What they gave makes man less fearful of the certain grave and gives his work compassion and new eyes, the days that make us happy make us wise.
Heaven to me's a fair blue stretch of sky, earth's jest a dusty road.
While we least think it he prepares his mate. Mate, and the kings pawn played, it never ceases, though all the earth is dust of taken pieces.
Man with his burning soul has but an hour of breath to build a ship of truth in which his soul may sail—sail on the sea of death, for death takes toll of beauty, courage, youth, of all but truth.