Quotes by Thomas B. Aldrich

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To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.

They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
Gracious to all, to none subservient, Without offense he spoke the word he meant.
The man who suspects his own tediousness is yet to be born.
Books that have become classics -- books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal -- always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.
Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
The ocean moans over dead men's bones.