13 Famous Quotes by Will Carleton
10/21/1845 - 12/18/1912
Boys flying kites haul in their white winged birds;
You can't do that way when you're flying words.
"Careful with fire," is good advice we know
"Careful with words," is ten times doubly so.
Thoughts unexpressed may sometimes fall back dead;
But God Himself can't kill them when they're said.
Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: The First Settler's Story (st. 21)
There's lots of people--this town wouldn't hold them;
Who don't know much excepting what's told them.
Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: City Ballads (p. 143)
To appreciate heaven well
'Tis good for a man to have some fifteen minutes of hell.
Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: Farm Ballads--Gone with a Handsomer Man
The editor sat in his sanctum, his countenance furrowed with
His mind at the bottom of business, his feet at the top of a
His chair-arm an elbow supporting, his right hand upholding his
His eyes on his dusty table, with different documents spread.
Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: Farm Ballads--The Editor's Guest
But I have learned a thing or two; I know as sure as fate,
When we lock up our lives for wealth, the gold key comes too
Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: The Ancient Miner's Story
Underneath an apple-tree
Sat a maiden and her lover;
And the thoughts within her he
Yearned, in silence, to discover.
Round them danced the sunbeams bright,
Green the grass-lawn stretched before them
While the apple blossoms white
Hung in rich profusion o'er them.
Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: Apple Blossoms
Yellow, mellow, ripened days,
Sheltered in a golden coating;
O'er the dreamy, listless haze,
White and dainty cloudlets floating;
Winking at the blushing trees,
And the sombre, furrowed fallow;
Smiling at the airy ease,
Of the southward flying swallow
Sweet and smiling are thy ways,
Beauteous, golden Autumn days.
Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: Autumn Days
Thanksgiving-day, I fear,
If one the solemn truth must touch,
Is celebrated, not so much
To thank the Lord for blessing o'er,
As for the sake of getting more!
Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: Captain Young's Thanksgiving
And that was the way
The deuce was to pay
As it always is, at the close of the day
That gave us--
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
(With some restrictions, the fault-finders say)
That which, please God, we will keep for aye
Our National Independence!
Quotes, by Will Carleton , Source: How We Kept the Day