John Godfrey Saxe Quotes

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John Godfrey Saxe Quotes

At Learnings fountain it is sweet to drink,
But tis a nobler privilege to think.
— John Godfrey Saxe —

I'm growing fonder of my staff;
I'm growing dimmer in my eyes;
I'm growing fainter in my laugh;
I'm growing deeper in my sighs;
I'm growing careless of my dress;
I'm growing frugal of my gold;
I'm growing wise; I'm growing
yes,
I'm growing old.

— John Godfrey Saxe

At Learning's fountain it is sweet to drink,
But 'tis a nobler privilege to think.

— John Godfrey Saxe

Tis well to borrow from the good and the great; 'Tis wise to learn: 'tis God-like to create!

— John Godfrey Saxe

Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.

— John Godfrey Saxe

Young men! it 's a critical thing to go Exactly right with a lady in tow; But when you are in the proper track, Just go ahead, and never look back!

— John Godfrey Saxe

Say, what is life? 'Tis to be born,
A helpless Babe, to greet the light
With a sharp wail, as if the morn
Foretold a cloudy noon and night;
To weep, to sleep, and weep again,
With sunny smiles between; and then?

— John Godfrey Saxe

Beauty intoxicates the eye, as wine does the body; both are morally fatal if indulged.

— John Godfrey Saxe

It is wise to learn; it is God-like to create.

— John Godfrey Saxe

When Nature gives a gorgeous rose, Or yields the simplest fern, She writes this motto on the leaves, "To whom it may concern!" And so it is the poet comes And revels in her bowers, And, though another hold the land, Is owner of the flowers.

— John Godfrey Saxe

The Poet's License! 't is the right, Within the rule of duty, To look on all delightful things Throughout the world of beauty. To gaze with rapture at the stars That in the skies are glowing; To see the gems of perfect dye That in the woods are growing, And more than sage astronomer, And more than learned florist, To read the glorious homilies Of Firmament and Forest.

— John Godfrey Saxe

I asked of Echo 't other day (Whose words are few and often funny), What to a novice she could say Of courtship, love, and matrimony. Quoth Echo, plainly, Matter-o'-money.

— John Godfrey Saxe

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