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WILLIAM R. ALGER
American minister and writer
(1823 - 1905)
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Of all the portions of life it is in the two twilights, childhood and age, that tears fall with the most frequency; like the dew at dawn and eve.
      - [Tears]

Often most telling and often most unfair; stimulated by want of a juster argument.
      - [Burlesque]

Polite beggary is too common.
      - [Request]

Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts of the mind.
      - [Proverbs (General)]

Public opinion is a second conscience.
      - [Opinion]

Public opinion is the atmosphere of society, without which the forces of the individual would collapse, and all the institutions of society fly into atoms.
      - [Opinion]

Reserve may be pride fortified in ice; dignity is worth reposing on truth.
      - [Reserve]

Tears are the tribute of humanity to its destiny.
      - [Tears]

The devil may be bullied, but not the Deity.
      - [Blustering]

The eyes are the amulets of the mind.
      - [Eyes]

The flower which we do not pluck is the only one which never loses its beauty or its fragrance.
      - [Satiety]

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

The heart must glow before the tongue can gild.
      - [Heart]

The human heart has a sigh lonelier than the cry of the bittern.
      - [Heart]

The lower a man descends in his love, the higher he lifts his life.
      - [Benevolence]

The most terrible of all things is terror.
      - [Terror]

The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.
      - [Feeling]

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

To appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim requires a genius; a vital appropriating exercise of mind closely allied to that which first created it.
      - [Maxims]

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

We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.
      - [Advice]

What is the highest secret of victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny.
      - [Contentment]

When man seized the loadstone of science, the loadstar of superstition vanished in the clouds.
      - [Science]

Willmott, the English essayist, says poetry is the natural religion of literature.
      - [Poetry]

Words of love are works of love.
      - [Love]


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