1. 10

    The world is large when its weary leagues two loving hearts divide; But the world is small when your enemy is loose on the other side.

  2. 9

    All that is worth seeing in good boxing can best be witnessed in a contest with soft gloves. Every value is called out: quickness, force, precision, foresight, readiness, pluck, and endurance. With these, the rowdy and 'rough' are not satisfied.

  3. 8

    Too late we learn, a man must hold his friend Unjudged, accepted, trusted to the end.

  4. 7

    Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you, nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.

  5. 6

    When honor comes to you, be ready to take it; But reach not to seize it before it is near.

  6. 5

    Doubt is brother-devil to Despair.

  7. 4

    Be silent and safe-silence never betrays you.

  8. 3

    It is heroic to prepare for war with a tyrant power. Patriots will always win the admiration of mankind for daring to meet the bloodshed of battle for their country's liberty. But the patriot who is willing to go to that sacrifice will be the first to condemn the aimless and secret shedding of blood in time of peace.

  9. 2

    Anonymity is the fame of the future.

  10. 1

    The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove.

  11. Last Update: 5 October 2022

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