But keep on working and hoping still. For in spite of the grumblers who stand about, somehow, it seems, all things work out.

— Edgar Guest

The most passioned Edgar Guest quotes to discover and learn by heart

Spring's greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out.

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I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day;

I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way.

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Courage must come from the soul within;

the man must furnish the will to win. So figure it out for yourself, my lad. You were born with all that the great have had.

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I'll obey them in the winter when the doctors say to me I must give up ham and spinach, and obedient I'll be. To relieve my indigestion in December they can try, But there's none of them can stop me when it's time for cherry pie.

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I'd like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me.

I'd like to be the help that you've been always glad to be; I'd like to mean as much to you each minute of the day, as you have meant, old friend of mine, to me along the way.

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If you never take a chance, you will never be defeated - but you will never accomplish anything either.

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Let me be a little kinder, Let me be a little blinder to the faults of those around me.

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The lectures you deliver may be wise and true, But I'd rather get my lessons by observing what you do. I may not understand the high advise you like to give, But there's no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.

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The timid and fearful first failures dismay, but the stout heart stays trying by night and by day. He values his failures as lessons that teach The one way to get to the goal he would reach.

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Lord, this humble house we'd keep Sweet with play and calm with sleep.

Help us so that we may give Beauty to the lives we live. Let Thy love and let Thy grace Shine upon our dwelling place.

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Life is like a cocktail, made up for the most part of sweet things, and tinged with a dash of bitters. We must drain it to the dregs to get at the cherry, just as we must live a full and rounded life to know all its pleasures.

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A happy New Year! Grant that I May bring no tear to any eye When this New Year in time shall end Let it be said I've played the friend, Have lived and loved and labored here, And made of it a happy year.

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About Edgar Guest

Quotes 66 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16

And you can win, though you face the worst, if you feel that you're going to do it.

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For Age is not alone of time, or we should never see men old and bent at forty and men young at seventy-three.

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You when the storm is raging - how do you face despair? It is you that the world discovers, whatever the clothes you wear.

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The things that haven't been done before, Are the tasks worthwhile today;

Are you one of the flock that follows, or Are you one that shall lead the way? Are you one of the timid souls that quail At the jeers of a doubting crew, Or dare you, whether you win or fail, Strike out for a goal that's new?

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Fine counsel is confusing, but example is always clear

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When you're up against a trouble, meet it squarely, face to face.

Lift your chin and set your shoulders, plant your feet and take a brace. When it's vain to try to dodge it, do the best that you can do. You may fail, but you may conquer. See it through!

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It matters not what goal you seek - its secret here reposes: you've got to dig from week to week - to get results on roses.

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The best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds.

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Children...they string our joys, like jewels bright, upon the thread of years.

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The things are mighty few on earth that wishes can attain.

Whate'er we want of any worth, we've got to work to gain.

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No one is beat till he quits, no one is through till he stops.

No matter how hard failure hits, no matter how often he drops, a fellow's not down till he lies in the dust and refuses to rise.

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Somebody scoffed, Oh, you'll never to that - At least no one ever has done it;

But he took off his coat and he took off his hat, And the first thing we knew, he'd begun it.

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It takes a heap o' livin' in a house t' make it home

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There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, there are thousands to prophesy failure. There are thousands to point out to you, one by one, the dangers that await to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, just take off your coat and go to it; just start to sing as you tackle the thing that "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

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You ought to be true for the sake of the folks who think you are true.

You never should stoop to a deed that your folks think you would not do. If you are false to yourself, be the blemish but small, you have injured your folks; you have been false to them all.

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So long as men shall be on earth, there will be tasks for them to do.

Some way for them to show their worth. Each day shall bring its problems new. And men shall dream of mightier deeds than ever have been done before. There always shall be human needs for men to work and struggle for.

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The world is no longer closed to us in the way it was in the past - present generations have unparalleled access to pretty much all corners of the globe.

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You are the person who has to decide.

Whether you'll do it or toss it aside; You are the person who makes up your mind. Whether you'll lead or will linger behind. Whether you'll try for the goal that's afar. Or just be contented to stay where you are.

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Columbus dreamed of an unknown shore at the rim of a far flung sky.

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A feller's glad to be a friend, Out fishin'.

A helpin' hand he'll always lend, Out fishin' The brotherhood of rod and line An' sky an' stream is always fine; Men come real close to God's design, Out fishin'. A feller isn't plotting schemes, Out fishin'. He's only busy with his dreams, Out fishin' His livery is a coat of tan; His creed, to do the best he can; A feller's always mostly man Out fishin'.

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But here in the struggle for fame and pelf I want to be able to like myself.

I don't want to look at myself and know That I'm bluster and buff and empty show.

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The happy man is he who turns his soul Unto the light of joys that he can find;

And pays each day its just demand of toll, But shuts the future troubles from his mind.

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Be a friend. You don't need glory. Friendship is a simple story.

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One deed of kindness noticed is worth forty that are told.

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There is an education of the mind Which all require and parents only start.

But there is training of a nobler kind And that's the education of the heart. Lessons that are most difficult to give Are Faith and Courage and the way to live.

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Who does his task from day to day and meets whatever comes his way, Believing God has willed it so, has found real greatness here below. Who guards his post, no matter where, believing God must need him there, Although but lowly toil it be, has risen to nobility. For great and low there's just one test, 'tis that each man shall do his best, Who works with all the strength he can, shall never die in debt to man.

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Somebody said that it couldn't be done But he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it.

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He started to sing as he tackled the thing. That couldn't be done, and he did it.

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Love has the patience to endure the fault it sees but cannot cure.

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Give me the end of the year an' its fun When most of the plannin' an' toilin' is done; Bring all the wanderers home to the nest, Let me sit down with the ones I love best, Hear the old voices still ringin' with song, See the old faces unblemished by wrong, See the old table with all of its chairs An' I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers.

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There's no diet list I'll follow that would rule out cherry pie.

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The proof of a man is the danger test, That shows him up at his worst or best.

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Oh, you'll not be any poorer if you smile along your way.

And your lot will not be harder for the kindly things you say. Don't imagine you are wasting time for others that you spend. You can rise to wealth and glory and still pause to be a friend.

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At Christmas A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year;

He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season's here; Then he's thinking more of others than he's thought the months before, And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for. He is less a selfish creature than at any other time; When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the sublime.

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For to see good put in action is what everybody needs.

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Along a stream that raced and ran Through tangled trees and over stones, That long had heard the pipes o' Pan And shared the joys that nature owns, I met a fellow fisherman, Who greeted me in cheerful tones. . . . . Foes think the bad in him they've guessed And prate about the wrong they scan; Friends that have seen him at his best Believe they know his every plan; I know him better than the rest, I know him as a fisherman.

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I have to live with myself and so, I want to be fit for myself to know.

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