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18 Famous Quotes by William R. Alger

An Arab, by his earnest gaze, Has clothed a lovely maid with blushes; A smile within his eyelids plays And into words his longing gushes.

Blushes Quotes, by William R. Alger , Source: Oriental Poetry--Love Sowing and Reaping Roses

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Ten poor men sleep in peace on one straw heap, as Saadi sings, But the immensest empire is too narrow for two kings.

Royalty Quotes, by William R. Alger , Source: Oriental Poetry--Elbow Room

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A gray eye is a sly eye, And roguish is a brown one; Turn full upon me thy eye,-- Ah, how its wavelets drown one! A blue eye is a true eye; Mysterious is a dark one, Which flashes like a spark-sun! A black eye is the best one.

Eyes Quotes, by William R. Alger , Source: Oriental Poetry--Mirtsa Schaffy on Eyes

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Fill up the goblet and reach to me some! Drinking makes wise, but dry fasting makes glum.

Drinking Quotes, by William R. Alger , Source: Oriental Poetry--Wine Song of Kaitmas

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As two floating planks meet and part on the sea, O friend! so I met and then drifted from thee.

Meeting Quotes, by William R. Alger , Source: Oriental Poetry--The Brief Chance Encounter

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Ten poor men sleep in peace on one straw heap, as Saadi sings, But the immensest empire is too narrow for two kings.

Content Quotes, by William R. Alger , Source: Oriental Poetry--Elbow Room

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With strength and patience all his grievous loads are borne, And from the world's rose-bed he only asks a thorn.

Patience Quotes, by William R. Alger , Source: Oriental Poetry, Mussud's Praise of the Camel

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A thousand year a poor man watched Before the gate of Paradise: But while one little nap he snatched, It oped and shut. Ah! was he wise?

Opportunity Quotes, by William R. Alger , Source: Oriental Poetry--Swift Opportunity

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The moon is a silver pin-head vast, That holds the heaven's tent-hangings fast.

Moon Quotes, by William R. Alger , Source: Oriental Poetry--The Use of the Moon

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Beware the deadly fumes of that insane elation Which rises from the cup of mad impiety, And go, get drunk with that divine intoxication Which is more sober far than all sobriety.

Intemperance Quotes, by William R. Alger , Source: Oriental Poetry--The Sober Drunkenness

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In the nine heavens are eight Paradises; Where is the ninth one? In the human breast. Only the blessed dwell in th' Paradises, But blessedness dwells in the human breast.

Paradise Quotes, by William R. Alger , Source: Oriental Poetry--The Ninth Paradise

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We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.

Advice Quotes, by William R. Alger

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False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.

Eloquence Quotes, by William R. Alger

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False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.

Exaggeration Quotes, by William R. Alger

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Words of love, are works of love.

Words Quotes, by William R. Alger

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Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.

Wrath Quotes, by William R. Alger

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We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by William R. Alger

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Words of love, are works of love.

Books and reading Quotes, by William R. Alger

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