The Will to Win


If you want a thing bad enough To go out and fight for it, Work day and night for it, Give up your time and your peace and your sleep for it, If only desire if Makes you quite mad enough Never tire if it, Makes you hold all other things tawdry and cheap for […]

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Polonius’ Advice


Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportion’d thoughts his act, Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. Those friends thou blast, and their adoption tried, Grapples them to thy soul with hoops of steel; But do not dull thy palm with entertainment Of each new-batch’d unfledged comrade. Be ware. Of entrance to a […]

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Mother’s Wrinkled Hands


Such beautiful, beautiful hands! Though heart was weary and sad Those patient hands kept toiling on That her children might be glad. I almost weep when looking back To childhood’s distant day! I think how these hands rested not When mine were at their play. Mother in gladness, Mother in sorrow, Mother today, and Mother […]

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