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Will Carleton Quotes





But I have learned a thing or two; I know as sure as fate, when we lock up our lives for wealth, the gold key comes too late.
 

I've watched my duty, straight an' true, an' tried to do it well; Part of the time kept heaven in view, An' part steered clear of hell.
 

If there's a heaven upon the earth, a fellow knows it when He's been away from home a week, and then gets back again.
 

Over all our happy country - over all our Nation spread, Is a band of noble heroes - is our Army of the Dead.
 

Over the hill to the poor-house I'm trudgin' my weary way.
[Poverty]
 

There's lots of people - this town wouldn't hold them; who don't know much excepting what's told them.
[Conversation]
 

Things at home are crossways, and Betsy and I are out.
 

To appreciate heaven well 'tis good for a man to have some fifteen minutes of hell.
[Heaven]
 

To appreciate heaven well, it's good for a person to have some fifteen minutes of hell.
 

Worm or beetle - drought or tempest - on a farmer's land may fall, Each is loaded full o' ruin, but a mortgage beats 'em all.