Physiognomy is often a great falsifier, though as a rule it is honest enough.

— Joaquin Miller

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Tis midnight now. The bend and broken moon, Batter'd and black, as from a thousand battles, Hangs silent on the purple walls of Heaven.

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Lonely as God, and white as a winter moon, Mount Shasta starts up sudden and solitary from the heart of the great black forests of Northern California

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Men say, "By pride the angels fell from heaven." By pride they reached a place from which they fell!

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I throw a kiss across the sea, I drink the winds as drinking wine, And dream they all are blown from thee, I catch the whisper'd kiss of thine.

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Merciful Father, I will not complain. I know that the sunshine shall follow the rain.

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The biggest dog has been a pup.

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O woman, born first to believe us; Yea, also born first to forget; Born first to betray and deceive us, Yet first to repent and regret.

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That man who lives for self alone, Lives for the meanest mortal known.

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Men lie, who lack courage to tell truth--the cowards!

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Man's books are but a climbing stair, Lain step by step, like stairs of stone;

The stairway here, the temple there - Man's lampad honor, and his trust, The God who called him from the dust.

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I saw the lightnings gleaming rod. Reach forth and write upon the sky The awful autograph of God.

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Primeval forests! virgin sod! That Saxon has not ravish'd yet, Lo! peak on peak in stairways set- In stepping stairs that reach to God! Here we are free as sea or wind, For here are set Time's snowy tents In everlasting battlements Against the march of Saxon mind.

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About Joaquin Miller

Quotes 31 sayings
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16

Is it worthwhile that we jostle a brother, Bearing his load on the rough road of life? Is it worthwhile that we jeer at each other, In blackness of heart - that we war to the knife? God pity us all in our pitiful strife

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There are many To-morrows, my Love, my Love, There is only one To-day.

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He gives twice who gives quickly. credited to Publius Syrus Mimus.

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The gold-barr'd butterflies to and from And over the waterside wander'd and wove As heedless and idle as clouds that rove And drift by the peaks of perpetual snow.

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Man's books are but man's alphabet, Beyond and on his lessons lie - The lessons of the violet, The large gold letters of the sky; The love of beauty, blossomed soil, The large content, the tranquil toil: The toil that nature ever taught, The patient toil, the constant stir, The toil of seas where shores are wrought, The toil of Christ, the carpenter; The toil of God incessantly By palm-set land or frozen sea.

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In men whom men condemn as ill I find so much of goodness still, In men whom men pronounce divine I find so much of sin and blot, I do not dare to draw a line Between the two, where God has not.

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The living grave of crime.

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The soul that feeds on books alone - I count that soul exceeding small That lives alone by book and creed, - A soul that has not learned to read.

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UNDER THE STORM AND THE CLOUD TODAY, AND TODAY THE HARD PERIL AND PAIN - TOMORROW THE STONE WILL BE ROLLED AWAY, FOR THE SUNSHINE SHALL FOLLOW THE RAIN

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Knowledge is Bought only with a weary care, And wisdom means a world of pain.

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God's poet is silence! His song is unspoken, And yet so profound, so loud, and so far, It fills you, it thrills you with measures unbroken, And as soft, and as fair, and as far as a star.

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Death is delightful. Death is dawn, the waking from a weary night of fevers unto truth and light.

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Sail on! sail on! sail on! and on!

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The bravest battle that ever was fought;

Shall I tell you where and when? On the maps of the world you will find it not; It was fought by the mothers of men.

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He gained a world; he gave that world Its grandest lesson: "On! sail on!"

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All you can hold in your cold dead hand is what you have given away.

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All honor to him who shall win the prize.

The world has cried for a thousand years. But to him who tries and fails and dies, I give great honor and glory and tears.

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Fame lulls the fever of the soul, and makes Us feel that we have grasp'd an immortality.

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