NEAL, John Quotes
(1793-1876), American poet
Talk to the point, and stop when you have reached it.—Be comprehensive in all you say or write.—To fill a volume about nothing is a credit to nobody.
Kites rise against, not with the wind.—No man ever worked his passage anywhere in a dead calm.
Kites rise against, not with the wind—No man ever worked his passage anywhere in. a dead calm.
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man; it is what he wants and must have to be good for anything.—Hardship and opposition are the native soil of manhood and self-reliance.
Drinking water neither makes a man sick nor in debt nor his wife a widow.
The million covet wealth, but how few dream of its perils! Few are aware of the extent to which it ministers to the baser passions of our nature; of the selfishness it engenders; the arrogance which it feeds; the self-security which it inspires; the damage which it does to all the nobler feelings and holier aspirations of the heart!