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Richard Henry Stoddard

There are gains for all our losses,
There are balms for all our pain:
But when youth, the dream, departs,
It takes something from our hearts,
And it never comes again.

Richard Henry Stoddard (July 2, 1825May 12, 1903) was a U.S. critic and poet, was born in Hingham, Massachusetts.

  • Children are the keys of Paradise … They alone are good and wise, Because their thoughts, their very lives, are prayer.
    • Songs of Summer (1856), p. 113.

QuotesEdit

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)Edit

Quotes reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • We have two lives about us,
    Two worlds in which we dwell,
    Within us and without us,
    Alternate Heaven and Hell:—
    Without, the somber Real,
    Within, our hearts of hearts, the beautiful Ideal.
    • The Castle in the Air.
  • Silence is the speech of love,
    The music of the spheres above.
    • Speech of Love.
  • Pale in her fading bowers the Summer stands,
    Like a new Niobe with claspèd hands,
    Silent above the flowers, her children lost,
    Slain by the arrows of the early Frost.
    • Ode.
  • There are gains for all our losses,
    There are balms for all our pain:
    But when youth, the dream, departs,
    It takes something from our hearts,
    And it never comes again.
    • The Flight of Youth.
  • Joy may be a miser,
    But Sorrow’s purse is free.
    • Persian Song.
  • Not what we would, but what we must
    Makes up the sum of living;
    Heaven is both more and less than just
    In taking and in giving.
    • The Country Life.
  • A face at the window,
    A tap on the pane;
    Who is it that wants me
    To-night in the rain?
    • The Messenger at Night.
  • It beckons, I follow.
    Good-by to the light,
    I am going, O whither?
    Out into the night.
    • The Messenger at Night.

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