- Whatever be thy fate today,
- Remember, this will pass away!
JOHN GODFREY SAXE, "The Old Man's Motto"
- And so of dogs 't were wrong to dogmatize
- Without discrimination or degree;
- For one may see, with half a pair of eyes,
- That they have characters as well as we.
JOHN GODFREY SAXE, "Tale of a Dog"
The wise may find in trifles light as atoms in the air, some useful lesson to enrich the mind.
JOHN GODFREY SAXE, "King Solomon and the Bees"
- I love vast libraries; yet there is a doubt,
- If one be better with them or without--
- Unless he use them wisely, and, indeed,
- Knows the high art of what and how to read.
JOHN GODFREY SAXE, "The Library"