VERE, Sir Aubrey de Quotes
(1788-1846), Irish poet
This span of life was lent for lofty duties, not for selfishness; not to be whiled away in aimless dreams, but to improve ourselves and serve mankind.
Grief should be like joy, majestic, sedate, confirming, cleansing, equable, making free, strong to consume small troubles, to command great thoughts, grave thoughts, thoughts lasting to the end.
Man should be ever better than he seem; and shape his acts, and discipline his mind, to walk adorning earth, with hope of heaven.
Prejudice, which sees what it pleases, cannot see what is plain.