John Ingalls

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John Ingalls

I knock unbidden once at every gate--
If sleeping, wake--if feasting, rise before
I turn away--it is the hour of fate,
And they who follow me reach every state
Mortals desire, and conquer every foe
Save death, but those who doubt of hesitate,
Condemned to failure, penury and woe,
Seek me in vain and uselessly implore,
I answer not, and I return no more.More John Ingalls [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.More John Ingalls [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people
don't recognize them.More John Ingalls [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.More John Ingalls [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The purification of politics is an iridescent dream.More John Ingalls [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every man is the center of a circle, whose fatal circumference he can not pass.More John Ingalls [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I answer not, and I return no more.More John Ingalls [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Grass is the forgiveness of nature-her constant benediction. Fields trampled with battle, saturated with blood, torn with the ruts of cannon, grow green again with grass and carnage is forgotten. Streets abandoned by traffic become grass-grown, like rural lanes and are obliterated. Forests decay, harvests perish, flowers vanish, but grass is immortal.More John Ingalls [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Grass is the forgiveness of nature - her constant benediction. Forests decay, harvests perish, flowers vanish, but grass is immortal...Its tenacious fibers hold the earth in place and prevent its soluble components from washing to the wasting sea.More John Ingalls [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think some orator commenting upon that fate said that though the winds of heaven might whistle around an Englishman's cottage, the King of England could not.More John Ingalls [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I knock unbidden once at every gate--
If sleeping, wake--if feasting, rise before
I turn away--it is the hour of fate,
And they who follow me reach every state
Mortals desire, and conquer every foe
Save death, but those who doubt of hesitate,
Condemned to failure, penury and woe,
Seek me in vain and uselessly implore,
I answer not, and I return no more.More John Ingalls [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ad astra per aspera. Translated: "to the stars through difficulties".More John Ingalls [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Delaware: a state that has three counties when the tide is out, and two when it is in.More John Ingalls [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pennsylvania, the state that has produced two great men: Benjamin Franklin of Massachusetts, and Albert Gallatin of Switzerland.More John Ingalls [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The golden rule has no place in a political campaign.More John Ingalls [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Happiness is an endowment and not an acquisition. It depends more upon temperament and disposition than environment.More John Ingalls [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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