William Rounseville Alger Quotes

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William Rounseville Alger Quotes

Every man is his own greatest dupe.
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The human heart has a sigh lonelier than the cry of the bittern.

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God's mills grind slow, But they grind woe.

— William Rounseville Alger

The devil may be bullied, but not the Deity.

— William Rounseville Alger

The best aphorisms are ... portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feeling. They furnish the largest amount of intellectual stimulus and nutriment in the smallest compass. About every weak point in human nature, or vicious spot in human life, there is deposited a crystallization of warning and protective proverbs.

— William Rounseville Alger

Laws are the silent assessors of God.

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The God of merely traditional believers is the great Absentee of the universe.

— William Rounseville Alger

Every man is his own greatest dupe.

— William Rounseville Alger

Ah, could the soul, like the body, have a mirror! It has,
a friend.

— William Rounseville Alger

True statesmanship is the art of changing a nation from what it is into what it ought to be.

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The most terrible of all things is terror.

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Ignorance is the mother of suspicion.

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Courage makes a man more than himself; for he is then himself plus his valor.

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Nemesis is one of God's handmaids.

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Cunning is the dwarf of wisdom.

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Keep your working power at its maximum.

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There is one thing diviner than duty, namely, the bond of obligation transmuted into liberty.

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Willmott, the English essayist, says poetry is the natural religion of literature.

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Polite beggary is too common.

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A sigh can shatter a castle in the air.

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