"Souvenir of Ilion" - 1904

Quotations (part 1)

Source: "Souvenir of Ilion," Ilion, N.Y.: Citizen Print. 1904. No Author.

Rev. S. O. Barnes..

	"Shall I too lack courage? Leave

	I too the task of me, like those I blame?

	Refuse with kindred inconsistency,

	To grapple danger whereby souls grow strong?


Anna H. Barnes.

	There sow; for the hours are fleeting

		And the seed must fall to-day:

	And care not what hands shall reap it,

		Or if you shall have passed away

	Before the waving cornfields

		Shall gladden the sunny day.

					--Adelaide Proctor.

Mrs. Albert Baker.

	Trust in the Lord and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the 

	land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

		  	  		--Psalms 37:3

M. L. Durse.

	The serene, silent beauty of a holy life is the most powerful 

	influence in the world, next to the might of the spirit of God.

					--M. H. Spurgeon.

Mrs. H. W. Bennett,

	More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.  

	For so the whole round world is every way bound by gold chains 

	about the feet of God.


Katherine  Moran.

	We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths;

	In feelings, not in figures on a dial.

	We should count time by heart throbs.  He most lives

	Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.

					--P. J. Bailey

Mary A. Austin.

	God gives strength to bear a great deal, if we only strive 

	ourselves to endure.

			  	 	--Hans Anderson.	

Mary Austin Clark.

	Life is a series of surprises, and would not be worth taking 

	or keeping if it were not.


Fannie E. Osgood.

	Life is eternal, and death is but a change of place.

					--Victor Hugo.

J. B. Leonard.

	The grass witherith, the flower fadeth: but the word of our 

	God shall stand forever.

			  		--Isaiah 40 : 8.

Mrs. H. A. House.

Clara Shineman.

 	"Think twice before you believe every evil story you hear, 

	and think twenty times before you repeat it."

Elizabeth H. Draper.

	To err is human, to forgive divine.

					--A. Pope

Mrs. James Bell.

	A victory is twice itself  when the achieves bring home 

	full members.


Mrs Mary J. Hunt.

Mrs. J. B. Leonard

	A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of 


				 	--Proverbs 25 : 11.

Merrick Hubbard.

	Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: 

	for they shall be filled.

			 	   	--Matt. 5:6.

J. B. Leonard.

	Small service is true service while it lasts; of friends 

	however humble scorn not one.


M. B. Durse.

	Better to weave the web of life

		With a bright and golden filling;

	Better to weave the woof and warp

		With a pattern of Heaven's choosing;

	Winning the palm and the tuneful harp,

		And the crown with no fear of losing.

					--M. Farmingham.

Charles Crandall.

	The shallows murmur,

	While the deep is dumb.


Mrs. Charles Crandall.

	"We need some shadows o'er our bliss,

	Lest we forget the Giver."

L. E. Hollister.

	Every noble life leaves the fibre of it interwoven forever 

	in the work of the world.


Mrs. L. E. Hollister

	Thou shalt reap of that thou sowest;

		Though thy grain be small and bare.

	God shall clothe it as He pleases

		For the harvest full and fair.

					--Francis Havergal.

Flora Buck Bennett.

	The sweetest lives are those to duty wed,

	The world may sound no trumpets, ring no bells;

	The book of life the shining record tells.

			A child's kiss

	Set on thy sighing lips shall make thee glad;

	A poor man served by thee shall make thee rich;

	A sick man served by thee shall make thee strong;

	Thou shalt be served thyself by every sense

	Of service which thou renderest.

					--Mrs. Browning.

Ella Lyman Clinton.

	The world would be better and brighter if the people were 

	taught the duty of being happy as well as the happiness 

	of doing our duty.

					--Sir John Loblock.

Jennie Heiland.

	Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward touch 

	as the sunbeams.


Inez Harrington Whitfield.

	It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.

					--Robert L. Stevenson.

Mabel Duckworth.

	No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens 

	of it for anyone else.

					--Charles Dickens.

Mrs. Georgge Wright.

	I am glad to think that I am not bound to make the world 

	go right, but only to discover and to do, with cheerful heart, 

	the work that God appoints.


Rev. Jno. V. Quinn.

	Genius builds a monument of fading fame; wealth often contains 

	the moth of spiritual ruin; but perservering piety is immortal, 

	for it pinnacles the clouds of heaven and creates an eternal 

	mansion there.

Mrs. James Van Gumster.

	O Lord our Governor, how excellent is thy name in all the world.


Mrs. Elijah Clive..

	Do not look for wrong and evil,

		You will find them if you do;

	As you measure for your neighbor

		He will measure back to you.

					--Alice Cary

Caroline Hooker Doty.

	To listen to the stars and birds, babes and sages with an open 

	heart;  to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, 

	hurry never.


Addie M. Dockstater.

	He will easily be content and at peace, whose conscience is pure.

					--Thomas a'Kempis.

Mrs. Addison Brill.

	The veil which covers the face of futurity is woven by the hand 

	of mercy.

					--Bulwer Lytton

William Marsland.

	Do noble things, not dream them all day long, and thus make life, 

	death and that vast forever one grand, sweet song.

					--Charles Kingsley.

Mrs. Steven Clive.

	Forebearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have 

	a quarrel against any; even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

					--Col. 3:13.

Mrs. Elizabeth Halliwell.

	Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal.


Mrs. F. H. Kellogg.

	And be ye kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, 

	even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

					--Ephesians 4:32.

Adela Van Gumster.

	One of the noblest objects of music is the spread of religion and

	the elevation of the human soul.


Genevieve Barnes.

	To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than 

	luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not 

	respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, 

	talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, babes and 

	sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, 

	await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, 

	unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the commonplace.  This 

	is to be my symphony.

					--William Henry Channing.

Rev. George Shepherd.

	For thence--a paradox

	Which comforts while it mocks,--

		Shall life succeed in that it seems to fail;

	What I aspired to be,

		And was not, comforts me.


Elijah Clive.

	But my God shall supply all your need, according to his riches 

	in glory by Jesus Christ.

					--Phil. 4:1

Willard Barnes.

	Say--the world is nettle; disturb it, it stings:

	Grasp it firmly, it stings not.

					--Owen Meredith.

I. C. Seamans.

	To be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and 

	to work and to play and to look up at the stars; to be satisfied 

	with your possessions, but not contented with yourself until you 

	have made the best of them; to despise nothing in the world except 

	falsehood and meanness, and to fear nothing except cowardice; to 

	be governed by your admirations rather than by your disgusts; to 

	covet nothing  that is your neighbors except his kindness of heart 

	and gentleness of manner; to think seldom of your enemies, often 

	of your friends and every day of Christ; and to spend as much time 

	as you can with body and with spirit, in God's out-of-doors--these 

	are little guide posts on the foot-path to peace.

					--Henry Van Dyke.

Frank Harrington.

	A little learning is a dangerous thing,

	Drink deep, or touch not the Pyerian spring;

	Here slight draughts intoxicate the brain:

	But drinking deeply sobers them again.

					--Alexander Pope

Estella Hulin Gibson.

	"Life is a narrow vale between the cold and barren peaks of two 

	eternities.  We strive in vain to look beyond the heights.  We 

	cry aloud, and the only answer is the wailing echo of our cry.  

	From the voiceless lips of the unreplying dead there comes no 

	word; but in the night of death, hope sees a star and listening 

	love can hear the rustle of a wing."


Gertrude A. Shepherd

	It is easy enough to be pleasant

		When life flows along like a song,

	But the man worth while is the one who will smile

		When everything goes dead wrong.

					--Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch.

Marshall Lewis

	There's nothing true but Heaven;

		This world is all a fleeting show,

	For man's illusion given;

		The smiles of joy, the tears of woe,

	Deceitful shine, deceitful flow;

		There's nothing true but Heaven.

	Poor  wanderers  of a stormy day!

		From wave to wave we're driven;

	And fancy's flash and reason's ray

		Serve but to light the troubled way;

	There's nothing calm but Heaven.

					--Thomas Moore.

Minnie Elizabeth Pierce.

	The roses all have withered, no fragrance fills the air,

	I have learned that all things perish, that decay is everywhere;

	But Christ alone remaineth my bright and morning star,

	The chief among ten thousand, the one altogether fair.

					--Vilona House

R. E. King

	The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,

	But in ourselves, if we are underlings.

	Our doubts are traitors

	And make us lose the good we oft might win,

	By fearing to attempt.


Clara E. King

	The common problem, yours and mine, and everyone's is, not to 

	fancy what were fair in life, provided it could be, but finding 

	first what may be, then find how to make it fair, up to our means.

					--Robert Browning.

John Van Gumster, Sr.

	Ever one of us, whatever our speculative opinions, knows better 

	than he practices, and recognizes a better law than he obeys.


Mrs. John Van Gumster.

	Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on 

	Thee; because he trusteth in Thee.

				  	--Isa. 26:3.

Mrs. F. E. Easton.

	Have you had kindness shown?

		Pass it on.

	'Twas not given for you alone--

		Pass it on.

	Let it travel down the years,

	Let it wipe another's tears,

	Till in heaven the deed appears.

		Pass it on.

Rev. W. H. Reese.

	"What is the secret of your life?" asked a lady of Charles 

	Kingsley; "tell me that I may make mine beautiful too."  He 

	replied, "I had a 	friend."

Mrs. Ella Reese.

	A servant with this clause

	Makes drudgery divine;

	Who sweeps the room as for thy laws,

	Makes that and the action fine.

	Teach me my God and King,

	In all things Thee to see;

	And what I do in anything,

	To do it as for Thee!

					--George Herbert.

Addie Merry.

	Oh yet we trust that somehow good

	Will be the final goal of ill,

	To pangs of nature, sins of will,

	Defects of doubt, and taints of blood;

	That nothing walks with aimless feet;

	That not one life shall be destroyed,

	Or cast as rubbish to the void,

	When God hath made the pile complete.

					--In Memoriam, Alfred Tennison.

F. Dudley Corse.

	I find the doing of the will of God leaves me no time for 

	disputing about his plans.

					--George Mac Donald.

Elijah Horr, D. D.

	Be what thou seemest; live thy creed;

		Hold up to earth the torch divine;

	Be what thou prayest to be made;

		Let the great Master's step be thine.


Mrs. Elijah Horr.

Mrs. Martin Richards.

Harvey Hakes.

Mary Atherton.

	I know not where His islands lift

		Their fronded palms in air;

	I only know I can not drift

		Beyond his love and care.


Rev. W. M. Cook.

	God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, 

	that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have 

	everlasting life.  For God sent not His Son into the world to 

	condemn the world; but that the world thro' Him might be saved.

					--John 3:16, 17.

Grace M. Cook.

	Let us, then, be up and doing,

	With a heart for any fate;

	Still achieving, still pursuing,

	learn to labor, and to wait.

					--H. W. Longfellow.

Rev. T. B. Shepherd.

	'Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours;

	And ask them, what report they bore to heaven:

	And how they might have borne more welcome news.


Mrs. T. B. Shepherd.

	Build a little fence of trust around today;

	Fill the space with loving work,

	And therein stay;

	Look not through the sheltering bars.

	When to-morrow,

	God will help thee bear what comes,

	Of joy or sorrow.

					--Mary Frances Butts.

John Van Gumster, Jr.

	For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, 

	that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have 

	everlasting Life.

					--John 3:16.

Elmer E. Jenne.

H. D. Scudder.

	Nothing is denied to well directed labor,

	Nothing is ever to be attained without it.

					--Sir Johshua Reynolds.

Anna Goff Jenne.

Miss Anna Perkins.

	Whene'er a noble deed is wrought,

	Whene'er is spoken a noble thought,

		Our hearts, in glad surprise,

		To higher levels rise.


Prof. A. B. Poland.

	I know not what the future hath

		Of marvel or surprise;

	Assured alone that life and death

		His mercy underlies.

					--John G. Whittier.

Marion L. Pierce.

	Don't do right unwillingly

		And stop to plan and measure,

	'Tis working with the heart and soul

		That makes our duty pleasure.

					--Phoebe Cary.

Mrs. A. Schell.

	Strength for to-day is all we need,

		For there will never be a to-morrow;

	For to-morrow will prove but another to-day,

		With its measure of joy and sorrow.


Mrs. William Casler.

	When, in spite of all our efforts, misfortune shall come or 

	sorrow shall darken our life or our home, raise your head 

	and your heart with hope and with prayer; look above to the 

	skies for Jesus is there, all our sorrows to share.

					--J. A. Miller.

Mrs. Herman Jochmus.

	Desire not to live long, but to live well;

	How long we live, not years, but actions tell.


Mrs. D. J. LeRoy.

	The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the 

	everlasting arms.


	"God is the refuge of His saints,

		When storms of sharp distress invade;

	Ere we can offer our complaints,

		Behold Him present with His aid."

	Look upon mine affliction and my pain, and forgive all my sins.

					--Psalm 25:18.

Mrs. Eveline Cohoon.

	From Thee is all that soothes the life of man,

	His high endeavors, and his glad success,

	His strength to suffer, and his will to serve.

	But Oh, Thou bounteous giver, giver of all good,

	Thou art of all Thy gifts Thyself the crown.

	Give what Thou canst, without Thee we are poor,

	And with Thee rich, take what Thou wilt away.


Mrs. J. S. Williams.

	Where will they stop, those breathing Powers,

		The Spirits of the new-born flowers?

	They wander with the breeze, they wind

		Where'er the streams a passage find;

	Up from their native ground they rise,

		In mute aerial harmonies;

	From humble violet, modest thyme,

		Exhaled, the essential odours climb,

	As if no space below the sky

		Their subtle flight could satisfy.


Seward Hakes.

	Each man's chimney is his golden mile-stone;

	Is the central point, from which he measures every distance

	Through the gateways of the world around him.


Mrs. Seward Hakes.

	We may build more splendid habitations,

	Fill our rooms with paintings and with sculptures,

	But we can not buy with gold the old associations!


Charles Harter.

Addison Brill.

Mabel S. Redway.

Jennie V. Lewis.

	So lives, that when thy summons comes to join

	The innumerable caravan, that moves

	To that mysterious realm, where each shall take

	His chamber in the silent halls of death,

	Thou go not, like the quarry slave at night

	Scourged to his dungeon; but sustained and soothed

	By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave

	Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch

	About him and lies down to pleasant dreams.


Mrs. L. B. Walrath.

	"Rock of ages, cleft for me,

	Let me hide myself in Thee"

Mrs. Harvey Hakes.

	Life is real! Life is earnest!

		And the grave is not its goal;

	Dust thou art, to dust returneth

		Was not spoken of the soul.


Marion Hakes.

	God sent His singers upon earth,

	With songs of sadness and of mirth,

	That they might touch the hearts of men

	And bring them back to heaven again.


Guelma W. McLean.

	'Tis sweet to know when the heart grows cold,

	And the years of a wearisome life are told,

	That the "Pilgrim of Earth" may find rest

	In the beautiful isles of the ever blest.


Mrs. J. Duckworth.

	Learn patience from the lesson.

		Though the night be drear and long;

	To the darkest sorrow there comes a morrow,

		A right to every wrong.

					--J. F. Trowbridge.

Kate E. Jones.

	Those love truth best who to themselves are true,

	And what they dare to dream of, dare to do.


Rev. Manley S. Hard, D. D., composed shortly before he departed this life.

	I may not reach the heights I seek

		My untried strength may fail me,

	Or half way up the mountain peak

		Fierce tempests may assail me.

	But though that place I never gain,

	Herein lies comfort for my pain,

		I will be worthy of it.

	I may not triumph in success

		Despite my earnest labor;

	I may not grasp results that bless

		The efforts of my neighbor.

	But though my goal I never see

	This thought shall always dwell with me,

		I will be worthy of it.

Celia A. Stowell-Hard.

	It's easy enough to be pleasant

		When life flows on like a song,

	But the man that's worth while is the one that can smile

		When everything goes dead wrong.

	For the test of the heart is trouble,

		And it's sure to come with the years,

	And the man that is worth the praises of earth

		Is the one who can smile thro' the tears.

					--Mrs. Wiggs.


F. R. Hollister.

	Let every morning be to you as the beginning of life, and 

	every setting sun be to you as its close.


Catherine Van Gumster.

	Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward touch as 

	the sunbeam.


Mrs. C. L. Ogden.

			Into the Silent Land!

	Ah! who shall lead us thither?

	Clouds in the evening sky more darkly gather,

	And shattered wrecks lie thicker on the strand;

	Who leads us with a gentle hand

	Thither, O, thither.

			Into the Silent Land!

					--Henry W. Longfellow.

Flora Millard Clark.

	Like a blind spinner in the sun,

		I tread my days;

	I know that all the threads will run

		Appointed ways;

	I know each day will bring its task,

	And, being blind, no more I ask.

					--Helen Hunt Jackson.

Mrs. H. Scudder.

	How poor are they that have no patience!

	What wound did ever heal but by degrees?


A. N. Russell.

	If there is one plain duty for the average citizen it is to 

	obey the law, and if there is one paramount duty for public 

	officials it is to enforce 	the laws.


Mrs. Mary Russell.

	If God be our guide, he will be our guard.

					--M. Henry.

E. Remington.

	Right is right, since God is God,

		And right the day must win;

	To doubt would be disloyalty;

		To falter would be sin.


Geo R. Russell.

	Let every man be occupied, and occupied in the highest employment 

	of which his nature is capable, and die with the consciousness 

	that he has done his best.

					--Sidney Smith.

Clara Angell Russell.

	It is not what we think, but what we do that makes saints of us.

					--Alice Cary.

C. Ed Snell.

	There is a tide in the affairs of men,

	Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;

	Omitted, all the voyage of their life

	Is bound in shallows and in misery.


Samuel Clayton.

	Opportunity is a golden word, and is itself more precious than rubies.


Georgianna Warner-Clayton.

	The Bible is a window in this prison of hope, through which we 

	look into eternity.


Frank Clayton.

	Great minds mold things to thoughts; little minds mold thoughts 

	to things.


Dr. E. M. Draper

Mrs. Ann Clark.

	I have been young, and now am old, yet have I not seen the 

	righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

					--Psalm 37:25

James A. Whitfield.

	Deliberate much before doing or saying anything, for you have 

	not the power of recalling what has been said or done.


Ida Doty Whitfield.

	The greatest thing in the world is love.

					--Henry Drummond.

Dr. R. W. Warner.

	So long as we love, we serve.  So long as we are loved by others 

	I would almost say we are indispensable; and no man is useless 

	while he has a friend.

					--Robert Louis Stevenson

Prof. A. W. Abrams.

	It is true that tension never relaxed loses its spring, and 

	worry kills; but the most potent causes of degeneration are 

	false pleasures and lack of healthful work.  Evolution's most 

	important ethical maxim is that deadheads in society degenerate 

	as do parasites in the lower animal kingdom.

					--James H. Baker.

Margaret Mills Abrams.

	Let us be content to work

	To do the things we can, and not presume

	To fret because it's little.


Alfred E. Brown.

	To G od, thy country and thy friend be true.


Mrs. Alfred E. Brown.

	The serene, silent beauty of a holy life is the most powerful 

	influence in the world, next to the might of the Spirit of God.


Mrs. Orville Young.

	Be noble in every thought and deed.


Margaret Ashley Bellinger.

	"The future destiny of this nation must depend largely on the 

	moral platform which young women occupy, and the height to which 

	they elevate the standards of purity, temperance and christianity."


Mrs. Thomas Richardson.

	To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than 

	luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not 

	respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, 

	talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, babes and 

	sages, with open hearts; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, 

	await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, 

	unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.  This is to 

	be my symphony.

				   	--Wm. H. Channing.

Carrie L. Richardson.

	Ah! let us hope that to our praise

		Good God not only reckons

	The moments when we tread his ways,

		But when the spirit beckons,---

	That some slight good is also wrought

		beyond self-satisfaction,

	When we are simply good in thought,

		Howe'er we fail in action.


Mrs. Fred Auer.

	"He that puts a Bible into the hands of a child gives him more 

	than a kingdom, for he gives him a key to the Kingdom of Heaven."


Mrs. Wm. Turner.

	I loved to choose and see my path,

	But now lead thou me on.


Rev. M. G. Seymour.

	For though from out our bourne of time and place,

		The flood may bear me far,

	I hope to meet my Pilot face to face

		When I have crossed the bar.


Mrs. M. G. Seymour.

	Earth's filled with heaven; and every common bush aflame with 

	God; but only he who sees, takes off his shoes.

					--Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Rev. Charles E. Miller.

	"Let me tell you the secret without delay

	Of growing beautiful day by day.

	'Tis a secret old as the world is old,

	But worth in itself a mine of gold;

	Beauty of soul is beauty of face,

	For inward sweetness makes outward grace."

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