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James Whitcomb Riley Quotes





And he shall reign a goodly king And sway his hand o'er every clime With peace writ on his signet ring, Who bides his time.
 

As one who cons at evening o'er an album all alone, And muses on the faces of the friends that he has known, So I turn the leaves of Fancy, till in shadowy design I find the smiling features of an old sweetheart of mine.
[Love]
 

Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
 

It is no use to grumble and complain; It's just as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain-Why, rain's my choice.
[Acceptance]
 

Just a wee cot - the cricket's chirr - love and the smiling face of her.
[Home]
 

O, it sets my heart a clickin' like the tickin' of a clock, When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock.
 

The anger of a person who is strong, can always bide its time.
 

The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
 

The ripest peach is highest on the tree.
 

To make the world a friendly place, one must show it a friendly face.
[Positive]
 

When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.
[Nature]
 

When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered, you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago - since that time he has been toiling, working, and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery.
 

Who bides his time tastes the sweet Of honey in the saltiest tear; And though he fares with slowest feet Joy runs to meet him drawing near.