"Souvenir of Ilion" - 1904
Quotations (part 2)
Source: "Souvenir of Ilion," Ilion, N.Y.: Citizen Print. 1904. No Author.
Mrs. William Earl. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. --Matt. 5:8. Charles E. Clark. Speak out the word that to thy soul seems right. Strike out thy path by individual light. --Israel Zangwill. W. W. Benton. Be just and fear not. Let all the ends thou aimest at be thy country's, thy God's, and truth's. --Shakespeare. Hon. Samuel Allston. Such is the patriot's boast, where'er we roam, His first best country ever is at home. --Oliver Goldsmith. Alice Hartford Allston. I hold it truth, with him who sings To one clear harp in divers tones, That men may rise on stepping stones Of their dead selves to higher things. --Tennyson. Philo E. Remington. Look not mournfully into the past; it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present; it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear, and with a manly heart. --Henry W. Longfellow. Lola Briggs Remington. But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow-fall in the river, A moment white, then melts for ever. --Robert Burns. Helen Ryan O'Brien. New occasions teach new duties; Time makes ancient good uncouth; They must upward still and onward, Who would keep abreast of truth. --James Russell Lowell. Samuel T. Russell. He that by the plow would thrive, --Ben Franklin. Himself must either hold or drive. Sophia Jones Russell. We are workers together-- Every brother let us greet; As we pray the Lord of Glory, Make us loving, keep us sweet. --Dwight Williams. L. N. Hoyt. Created thus I am By God's own will and plan, My duty then must be To live for eternity. --Original Mrs. L. N. Hoyt. They are never alone that are accompanied witrh noble thoughts. --Sidney. Mary J. Holt. Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footsteps on the sands of time; Footsteps, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother Seeing, shall take heart away. --Longfellow. Albert B. Russell. Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence. --Longfellow. Rae M. Russell. Straight is the line of duty, Curved is the line of beauty; Follow the straight line; thou shalt see The curved line ever following thee. --Anon. Mrs. Harrison Brand. The boy who is going to make a great man, or is going to count in any way in after life, must make up his mind not merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses or defeats. --Theodore Roosevelt. Harrison Brand. "Be sure you are right then go ahead." Frances E. Avery. If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot. --John Adams Dix. Rev. Harlowe Skeel. Go wing the flight from star to star, From world to luminous world, far As the universe spreads its flaming wall. Take all the pleasures of all the spheres, And multiply each thro' endless years; One minute of heaven outweighs them all. --Moore. Mrs. L. L. Skeel. There's beauty all around our paths, If but our watchful eyes Can find it 'mid familiar things, And in the lowly guise. --Mrs. Hemans. Henry C. Whitmore. It is no more strange that men should live again than that they have lived. --Ingersoll. Sadie Babcock Whitmore. Happiness consists almost as much in the ability to ignore some things as in the ability to enjoy others. --Calmire. Mrs. S. A. Briggs. Arthur D. Hollis. J. C. G. Howe'er it be, it seems to me 'Tis only noble to be good. Kind hearts are more than coronets And simple faith than Norman blood. --Tennyson. Mrs. Theron Hollis. So long Thy power has blest me, sure it still will lead me on O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till the night is gone, And with the morn those angel faces smile, Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile. --Cardinal Newman. Theron Hollis. He always wins who sides with God, To him no chance is lost; God's will is sweetest to him when It triumphs at his cost. --F. W. Faber. Ruth C. Hollis. Enough that more and more a Providence Of love is understood, Making the springs of time and sense Sweet with eternal good. That all the jarring notes of life Seem blending in a psalm, And all the angles of its strife Slow rounding into calm. --Anon. Mrs. Emily Merwin. The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. --Solomon. William Hartford. To be honest, to be kind, to earn a little and spend a little less; to make upon the whole, a family happier for his presence; to keep a few friends, above all to keep friends with himself; here is a task for all that a man has of fortitude and delicacy. --Robert I. Stevenson. Anna M. Hartford. "Count that day lost whose low descending sun, Views from thy hand no worthy action done." H. L. Foy. Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forgot not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, so that thy youth is renewed like the eagles. --Psalm 103:1-5. H. R. Carpenter. "There is a school for calling a spade by no other name, and they have still to learn that the world is by no means interested in their clatter of shovels." Loretta O. Douglass. No life can be pure in its purpose and strong in its strife And all life not be purer and stronger thereby. The spirits of just men made perfect on high, The army of martyrs who stand by the throne And gaze into the face that makes glorious their own. Know this surely at last. Honest love, honest sorrow; Are these worth nothing more than the hand they make weary? The heart they have saddened; the life they leave dreary? Hush! The seven-fold heavens to the voice of the spirit Echo: He that o'ercometh shall all things inherit. --Owen Meredith. Seward Zimmerman. Life is not a pain to be endured, nor a pleasure to be enjoyed, but a business to be entered into with courage and a spirit of self-sacrifice. --De Tocqueville. Mrs. Seward Zimmerman. Not in event, restriction, or release, Not in scenes near or far, But in ourselves are restlessness or peace. Rest where you are. --Anon. Rev. A. C. Loucks. O weary ones! ye may not see Your helpers in their downward flight; Nor hear the sound of silver wings Slow beating through the hush of night. There are, who like the seers of old, Can see the helpers God has sent, And how life's rugged mountain side Is white with many an angel tent! --Whittier. Mrs. A. C. Loucks. So let the eyes that fail on earth On thy eternal hills look forth; And in thy beckoning angels know The dear ones whom we loved below. --Whittier. Frederick Coleman. "All things come to those who wait, but more comes to those who hustle while they wait." Flora J. Knandel. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. --Matt. 6:33. Mrs. Anson Miller. He that cannot forgive others, breaks down the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man hath need to be forgiven. --Lord Herbert. Freeman K. Twiss. Thou must be true thyself, If thou the truth would teach; Thy soul must overflow, if thou Another's soul wouldst reach; It needs the overflow of heart To give the lips full speech. --John Wesley. Nina H. Twiss. Thus step by step I onward go, Not looking far before; Trusting that I shall have Sight for just "one step more." --Byron. Mrs. W. E. Wardle. "Politeness is to do and say The kindest things in the kindest way." Mrs. Robert Conner. It is only by labour that thought can be made healthy, and only by thought that labour can be made happy. --Ruskin. Mrs. Arthur Taylor. If thou would'st read a lesson that will keep Thy heart from fainting and thy soul from sleep, Go to the woods and hill! No tears dim the sweet look that nature wears. --Longfellow. Rev. A. S. Brown. "It does not take great gifts to tell good news in an acceptable manner, or do good deeds in an agreeable way; but it does take downright honesty of purpose, and sincerety of heart, to do either." Mrs. S. A. Brown. For the love of God is broader Than the measure of man's mind; And the heart of the eternal Is most wonderfully kind. But we make His love too narrow By false limits of our own; And we magnify this strictness With a zeal he will not own. --I. W. Faber. Adelaide E. Zimmerman. Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. --Lowell. R. S. Zimmerman. One's religion is no better than his daily life. --Anon. Mrs. R. S. Zimmerman. "Sow an act and reap a habit, Sow a habit and reap a character, Sow a character and reap a destiny." Mrs. L. P. Carpenter. A woman's heart is like a lithographer's stone, What is once written upon it cannot be rubbed out. --Thackeray. D. W. Hendry. We must have John Wesley, Pauline Pentescostal religion. A religion that will make a man sick of sin, and will cause him to abandon himself to Jesus Christ, and be washed into Glory. --Bishop Joyce. Mrs. D. W. Hendry. Fear thou not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. --Isaiah 41:10. Robert Thompsoon. No legacy is so rich as honesty. --Shakespeare. Mrs. Robert Thompson. The smallest worm will turn being trodden on. --Shakespeare. Mrs. Alfred Gray. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way; But to act, that each to-morrow Find us farther than to-day. --Longfellow. Rev. Eugene Joy. The freedom of a man simply consists in the larger opportunity to be and to do all that God makes him in his creation capable of being and doing. --Phillip Brooks. Mary S. Joy. The perfect loveliness of a woman's conntenance can only consist in that majestic peace, which is founded in the memory of happy and useful years, full of sweet records. --Ruskin. D. G. Ross. "He most lives, who thinks most, Who feels the noblest, And who acts the best." Mrs. D, G, Ross. Every day that does not see something helpful taken into our life, and something helpful given out, is a day of failure. --Selected. Mrs. Mary Ingersoll. If you will always remember that, whatever you are doing, God stands by as an inspector, you will never err in all your acts. --Epicetetus. Miss A. E. Grimes. 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. --Kempis. D. F. Pierce. If we confess our sins He is faithful and righteous to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. --John 1:1-9 "There's a wideness in God's mercy like the wideness of the sea. There's a kindness in His justice, which is more than liberty. If our love were but more simple, we should take Him at His word, And our lives would be all sunshine in the sweetness of our Lord." Addie M. Pierce. Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love; The fellowship of kindred minds, is like to that above, When we assunder part it gives us inward pain; But we shall still be joined in heart, and hope to meet again. --John Fawcett. Mary Wood. In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. --John 14:2-3 Thomas Suters. So Christ also, having been once offered to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time, apart from sin, to them that wait for Him, unto salvation. Him, who knew no sin, he made to be sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. --Heb. 9:28 and Cor. 2.5-21, R. V. A. A. Webster. As you climb the hill of prosperity, may you not meet a friend. --Mark Twain. Mrs. A. A. Webster. Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. --Emerson. E. J. Thomas. "Hope rules a land for ever green; All powers that serve the bright-eyed queen Are confident and gay; Clouds at her bidding disappear: Points she to aught? the bliss draws near, And Fancy smooths the way." Mrs. A. A. Clive. Be slow in choosing a friend, and slower to change one; be intimate with few, courteous to all; slight no one on account of poverty nor esteem any for wealth. --Dr. Johnson. C. E. Baker. O, the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgements and His ways past finding out! --Romans 11:33. Mrs. C. E. Baker. A glory guilds the sacred page; Majestic like the sun It gives a light to every age; It gives, but borrows none. --Cowper. Marion Carpenter. The friend with whom one does not have to make explanations is God-given. --Thomas Nelson Page. Mrs. Phillip Fessel. Let us then be what we are, and speak what we think, and in all things be loyal to truth, and the sacred professions of friendship. --Longfellow. Miss Lillian Fessel. A man should never be ashamed to own he was in wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser to-day than he was yesterday. --Emerson. Mrs. A. F. Dennis. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. --Psalm 19:24. Joshua Clayton. You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. --Abraham Lincoln. Mrs. Julia E. Clayton. "The right use of to-day equips us for a better use of to-morrow." Mrs. Chester Loomis. Kind thoughts, kind words, kind deeds, how brightly they shine in memory. --Mary Anderson. Chester Loomis. "Do unto others as you would that others do unto you." J. R. Pelton. "Old time will end our story, But no time, if we end well, Will end our glory." Florence Caswell Pelton. The battle of our life is won, And heaven begun, When we can say "Thy will be done." --Lucy Larcom. Ida C. Warner. And let it be, when these signs are come unto thee, that thou do as occasion serve thee; for God is with thee. --Bible. F. N. Hoyt. Self-reverance, self knowledge, self control, These three alone lead men to sovereign power. --Tennyson. Alice Grimes Hoyt. It is much easier to be critical than to be correct. --Disraeli. Mrs. E. L. Clark. Knowledge and wisdom, far from being one, have oft times no connection. Knowledge dwells in heads replete with thoughts of other men. Wisdom in minds attentive to their own. Knowledge a rude unprofitable mass, the mere material with which wisdom builds. Till smoothed and squared and fitted to its place, does but encumber whom it seems to enrich. Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much. Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. --Cowper. Mrs. A. E. Rankin. Each morning sees some task begun, Each evening sees its close. Something attempted, something done; Has earned a night's repose. --Christiana Rosseti. Mrs. C. Bornefeld. "Stand still and see The victories they God will gain for thee." C. B. Burch. "Put not thy finger into thy neighbor's pie, lest it get stuck there permanently." Mrs. C. B. Burch. Endurance is the crowning quality, and patience all the passion of great hearts. --Lowell. Elizabeth Sloan. The Sabbath is the golden clasp which binds together the volume of the week. --Longfellow. W. J. Grimes. Suppose a neighbor should desire, To light a candle at your fire, Would it deprive your flame of light. Because another profits by it? --Lloyd. Mrs. W. J. Grimes. Speak gently! 'tis a little thing Dropped in the heart's deep well; The good, the joy, that it may bring, Eternity shall tell. --Langford. Mrs. O. E. Joy. Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the cloud the sun is still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary. --Longfellow. Mrs. W. B. Ray. For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scripture might have hope. --Bible. Mrs. Rachel K. Jones. He who will not stoop to a pin Will stoop to a lesser thing. --Anon. Carrie Mauser. Talk happiness; the world is sad enough without your woes. --Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Loie M. Dotzaner. "I might say, in a world full of lips that lack bread, And of souls that lack light, there are mouths to be fed, There are wounds to be healed, there is work to be done, And life can withhold love and duty from none!" Mrs. J. Humann. Kate M. Coffin. I shall pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it, for I shall not pass this way again. --Drummond. William Coleman. "He who stands for his God, his church and his home, will surely make God's heaven his own. The man who can stand through this world's strife will surely stand through eternity's life." Mrs. Emma Stone Coleman. "If you fear Cast all your cares on God; That anchor holds." Mrs. Lucy Miller Stone. "Most of sterling worth is what our own experience teaches." Anna Joerissen. A talent develops in solitude, but character in the stream of life. --Goethe. Bertha Bellinger Miller. "Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty." Floyd Clayton. Pray not for tasks equal to your powers, but pray for powers equal to your tasks. --Phillip Brooks. E. Jennie Williams. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about His people from henceforth even for ever. --Psalms 125:2. Howard L. Doty. What we are stretches past what we do, beyond what we possess. --Henry Drummond. Addie Walrath Doty. "Get thy spindle and thy distaff ready, and God will send thee flax." Elma Gray. Looks like ever'thing in the world comes right, if we jes' wait long enough. --Mrs. Wiggs. Floyd Charles Getman. "Grit makes the man; want of it the chump, he who would win, lay hold, hang on, and hump." Lela B. Ross. "The world is so full of a number of things, I think we should all be as happy as kings." Carl Joy. The world and the lust thereof passeth away, but he that doeth the will of God shall abide forever. --John 1:2-17. L. G. Getman. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities, who healeth all thy diseases. --Psalms 103:3. Ida Getman. A merry heart doeth good like medicine. --Prov. 17:22. Catherine M. Johnson. I lay my prayer before Thee, And trusting in Thy word, Though all is silence in my heart, I know that Thou hast heard. --Francis Ridley Havergal. Joseph A. Johnson. Ask why God made the gem so small, And why so huge the granite,-- Because God meant mankind should set The higher value on it. --Burns. J. H. Ackler. From north and south, from east and west, Advance the myriads of the blest; From every clime of earth they come, And find in heaven a common home. --Butcher. Mrs. J. H. Ackler. There is no remedy for time mispent, No healing for the waste of idleness, Whose very langour is a punishment Heavier than active souls can feel or guess. --Sir Aubrey De Vere. Mrs. Louis G. Heiland. Write your name with kindness, love and mercy on the hearts of the people you come in contact with, year by year, and you will never be forgotten. --Anon. Francis Steele. "With malice toward none, with charity for all; "With firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right; "Let us push forward to finish the work we are in." --Abraham Lincoln. Mrs. Adeline Steele. "Count that day lost, whose low descending sun, Views from Thy hand no worthy actions done." M. D. Angell. "Let us be slow to make friends, but having once made them, let us pray that life nor death, misunderstanding, distance, nor doubt, may ever come between us, to vex our peace. Let us be patient, let us be kindly, let us be self-possessed in friendship. Let us be true to our friends, and then believe that they are and will ever be true to us." Mary Angell. "If for some of us action can not mean doing, then remember bearing, too, is action, often its hardest part." S. W. Skinner. As half in shade, and half in sun This world along its path advances; May the side that the sun's upon Be all that e'er shall meet thy glances. --Moore. William Farnell. "For the structure that we raise, Time is with materials filled; Our to-days and yesterdays Are the blocks with which we build." Iva Tufts Farnell. Silently one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven; Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels. --Longfellow. Mrs. Martin Richards. Bertha Remington Patterson. I know not where his islands lift Their fronded palms in air, I only know I can not drift Beyond His love and care. --Whittier. Gertrude M. Burch. Kindness is wisdom; there is none in life but needs it and may learn. --Bailey. H. Maude Burch. "Sow a thought, reap an action; Sow an action, reap a habit; Sow a habit, reap a character." Leon G. Ross. Success does not consist in never making blunders, but it in never making the same one twice. --Billings. Lillian Leach Lewis. "Just do a thing and don't talk about it. This is the secret of success in all great enterprises. "Talking means discussion, discussion means, irritation. "Irritation means opposition and opposition means hindrance always, whether you are in the right or wrong." Louis D. Webster. Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary. --Longfellow. Mae D. Webster. For a man is man and master of his fate. --Tennyson. Bertha Mauser. Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For this grey old earth wants all your mirth; She has troubles enough of her own. --Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Katherine Joerissen. It is not just as we take it-- This mystical world of ours; Life's field will yield, as we make it, A harvest of thorns or flowers. --Alice Cary. Frank Sackett. "When we think we fail, we are often near success." Mrs. Frank Sackett. "The things that threaten to entangle may be transformed into opportunities for service." N. J. Newth. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart. --Bible. Mrs. N. J. Newth. "The least said, soonest mended. What is not said needs no mending." Mrs. A. F. Levis. The Holy Supper is kept indeed, In whatso we share with another's need; Not what we give, but what we share, For the gift without the giver is bare; Who gives himself with his alms feeds three,-- Himself, his hungering neighbor and Me. --J. Russell Lowell. Mary A. Truax. "That life is long which answers life's great end." Mrs. Agnes Mauser. "In God we Trust." Mrs. E. G. Kern As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every minute of time. --Mason. George W. Green. False faces must hide what the false heart doth know, But signs of nobleness, like stars, shall shine on all deservers. --Shakespeare. Mrs. Carlton C. Watts. He liveth long, who liveth well; All else is life but flung away; He liveth longest, who can tell Of true things, truly done, each day. --H. Bonar. Mrs. R. Brooks. "Every true Christian is a traveler; his life is his walk, Christ his way and heaven his home." Mrs. Henry Clayton. Though the fair days depart, And skies grow cold above the restless sea, God's gifts are measureless and there shall be Eternal summer in the grateful heart. --Celia Thaxter. B. E. Green. He that overcometh shall inherit all things and I will be his God and he shall be my son. --Bible. Mrs. C. S. Jepson. I will sweep before my own door. --Talmadge. Carrie E. Jepson. Never trouble trouble, until trouble troubles you. --Anon. Mrs. Wm. B. Johnson. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. --Psalm 37:2. Mrs. W. W. Burch. Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. --Ben Franklin. Mrs. Peter Marhaver. Unblemished let me live, or die unknown; O grant an honest fame, or grant me none. --Pope Mrs. Peter Goo. Mrs. John Clayton. Elizabeth Goo Luce. Mrs. Wealthy Van Alstine. A. D. Richardson. Judson I. Wood. Mrs. A. D. Richardson. Mrs. Judson I. Wood. O. B. Tufts. J. Holland Rudd. Mrs. O. B. Tufts. Mrs. J. Holland Rudd. Mrs. Rose Manggang. Mrs. W. T. Cone.
From Jerome A. Walrath: "I believe the Mrs. L. B. Walrath to be Sophronia Wheeler, wife of Leonidas B. Walrath. They had a daughter Addie. This is from the line of Adam Walrath and Magdalena Klock."
Some individuals are listed in the large Ilion Cemetery on our site. For other and further information about individuals listed, we refer you in advance to the Herkimer County Historical Society.