Quotes from Bartlett's

These quotes were all pulled from Bartlett's Quotations, a version many 
years ago.  I have attributed those quotes we noted them for, and welcome 
updates to the ones I don't have attributions on.  A good friend of mine 
and I spent half the night perusing the book, and these are some of the 
gems we found...
--The Well-Beloved Bard, 07-Apr-2002--

Remember me.
   -- last words of a 14-year-old Polish girl about to be hanged, 
Ravensbruck concentration camp, WWII

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
   -- Lord Alfred Tennyson, Ulysses

My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.
   -- Lord Alfred Tennyson, Sir Galahad

Cast all your cares on God.  That anchor holds.

The worst is yet to come.

When we fall out with those we love, and kiss again with tears.

I sometimes hold it half a sin to put in words the grief I feel.

Be near me when my light is low.

There is more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.

As Love, if love be perfect, casts out fear, so Hate, if hate be perfect, 
casts out fear.

Sweet is true love, tho' given in vain, in vain; And sweet is death who 
puts an end to pain.

To love one maiden only, cleave to her, and worship her by years of golden 

Cleave ever to the sunnier side of doubt and cling to faith beyond the 
forms of faith.

The shell must break before the bird can fly.

Be patient.  Our playwright may show in some 5th act what this wild drama 

Life is so short, so fast the hours fly, we ought to be together, you and 
   -- Henry Alford

God, from a beautiful necessity, is Love.
   -- Martin Farguhar Tupper

Hope and be happy, that all is for the best.

One on God's side is a majority.
   -- Windoll Phillips

Some doubt the courage of thenegro.  Go to Haiti and stand on those fifty 
thousand graves of the best soldiers France ever had, and ask them what 
they think of the negro's sword.

Hold me but safe again within the bond of one immortal look.
   -- Robert Browning

Did it ever strike you on a morning such as this that drowning would be 
happiness and peace?
   -- Charles Dickens

Heaven knowns we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain 
upon the blinding dust of the earth, overlying our hard hearts.
   -- "Great Expectations"

For how many things, which for our own sake we should never do, do we 
perform for the sake of our friends?
   -- "De ???? portions XVI", Marcus Tullius Cicero

While the sick man has life, there is hope.
   -- Cicero

Entreating wounds, the cure for pain is pain.
   -- Plato

You think that upon the score of foreknowledge and divining I am 
infinitely inferior to the swans.  When they perceive approaching death 
they sing more merrily than before, because of the joy they have in going 
to the God they server.
   -- Socrates (Phaedo, 77)

I would not have given it for a wilderness of monkeys.
   -- "Merchant of Venice", Act III, scene I, line 130

Let's make up a footnote -- nobody would ever know.

What's the point of being adjusted?  You'll just gurgle along like Elsie 
the Cow.
   -- Maurice Samuel

17 is the one arbitrary random number.  It's also called a "Feller" 
number.  Feller, who was a Princeton man but is now dead, always used to 
say, "Pick any random number, say 17."  The point is, if you're going to 
pick an arbitrary number, you don't want it to be even, and you want it to 
be less than 20.  19 is pushing it a little.  Also, it better not be 
divisible by 5 if it's going to be random.  1 is obviously out.  3 is the 
Trinity; that's no good.  5 is divisible by 5, so we don't want that.  7 
is lucky; 9 is a perfect square.  11 is also lucky, as in "7 come 11."  13 
is unlucky, and 15 is divisible by 5.  We've already thrown out all 
the evens, so 17 is the only number that's left.
   -- P. Benacerraf

The beating of my own heart was all the sound I heard.
   -- Richard Monckton Milnes

Years of love have been forgot in the hatred of a minute.
   -- Edgar Allen Poe

Anyone who says they are not emotional is not getting what they should out 
of life.
   -- Ezer Weizman

O love, O fire!  once he drew
With one long kiss my whole soul through
My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew.
   -- Lord Alfred Tennyson, "Fatima", stanza 3

Respect is what we owe; love, what we give.
   -- Pihlip James Bailey

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
   -- Thoreau