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William R. Alger
1823 - 1905
Nationality: American
Category: Writer
Subcategory: American Writer

Even pearls are dark before the whiteness of his teeth.


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.


Words of love, are works of love.

    Topics: Love

A crowd always thinks with its sympathy, never with its reason.


Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind.


False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.


The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.


After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul's indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.


Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.


What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny.


Public opinion is a second conscience.


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


He who has no wish to be happier is the happiest of men.


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