Edgar Albert Guest, 1881 - 1959
Born: 20 August 1881, Birmingham, England, UK
Died: 5 August 1959, Detroit, Michigan
Edgar Guest quotes:
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- A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year;
He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season's here;
Then he's thinking more of others than he's thought the months before,
And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for.
He is less a selfish creature than at any other time;
When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the sublime. permalink
"At Christmas" in The Friendly Way (1917)
- Columbus dreamed of an unknown shore at the rim of a far flung sky. permalink
- I'd like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me, I'd like to be the help that you've been always glad to be; I'd like to mean as much to you each minute of the day, as you have meant, old friend of mine, to me along the way. permalink
- I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way. permalink
- It matters not what goal you seek/Its secret here reposes:
You've got to dig from week to week
To get Results or Roses. permalink
"Results and Roses" in In A Heap O' Livin' (1916)
- The best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds. permalink
- The timid and fearful first failures dismay, but the stout heart stays trying by night and by day. He values his failures as lessons that teach The one way to get to the goal he would reach. permalink
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