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Witty or humorous

  • Here lies my wife: here let her lie!
    Now she's at rest—and so am I.
  • My father was a mulatto, my grandfather was a Negro, and my great-grandfather a monkey. You see, Sir, my family starts where yours ends.

Powerful or meaningful

  • So gleams the past, the light of other days,
    Which shines, but warms not with its powerless rays.
  • Oh! snatched away in beauty's bloom,
    On thee shall press no ponderous tomb;
    But on thy turf shall roses rear
    Their leaves, the earliest of the year;
    And the wild cypress wave in tender gloom.
    And oft by yon blue gushing stream
    Shall Sorrow lean her drooping head,
    And feed deep thought with many a dream,
    And lingering pause and lightly tread;
    Fond wretch! as if her step disturb'd the dead!
    Away; we know that tears are vain,
    That death nor heeds nor hears distress;
    Will this unteach us to complain?
    Or make one mourner weep the less?
    And thou—who tell'st me to forget,
    Thy looks are wan, thine eyes are wet.
  • What is this life if, full of care,
    We have no time to stand and stare.
    No time to stand beneath the boughs
    And stare as long as sheep or cows.
    No time to see, when woods we pass,
    Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
    No time to see, in broad daylight,
    Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
    No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
    And watch her feet, how they can dance.
    No time to wait till her mouth can
    Enrich that smile her eyes began.
    A poor life this if, full of care,
    We have no time to stand and stare.
  • If I can stop one heart from breaking,
    I shall not live in vain;
    If I can ease one life the aching,
    Or cool one pain,
    Or help one fainting robin
    Unto his nest again,
    I shall not live in vain.
  • Chante ! Milton chantait ; chante ! Homère a chanté.
    Le poète des sens perce la triste brume ;
    L'aveugle voit dans l'ombre un monde de clarté.
    Quand l'oeil du corps s'éteint, l'oeil de l'esprit s'allume.
  • Busy, curious, thirsty fly!
    Drink with me and drink as I:
    Freely welcome to my cup,
    Couldst thou sip and sip it up:
    Make the most of life you may,
    Life is short and wears away.
    Both alike are mine and thine
    Hastening quick to their decline:
    Thine's a summer, mine no more,
    Though repeated to threescore.
    Threescore summers, when they're gone,
    Will appear as short as one!
  • Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night:
    God said, "Let Newton be!" and all was light.
  • A true friend is one who stabs you in the front.
  • Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better.