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    Indifference may not wreck a man's life at any one turn, but it will destroy him with a kind of dry-rot in the long run.
    — Bliss Carman
    Thank God for povertyThat makes and keeps us freeAnd lets us go our unobtrusive way,Glad of the sun and rain,Upright, serene, humane,Contented with the fortune of a day.
    — Bliss Carman
    tags: god 
     
    Have little care that Life is brief, And less that Art is long. Success is in the silences Though Fame is in the song.
    — Bliss Carman
    tags: silence  care  fame  song  success 
     
    I took a day to search for God, And found Him not. But as I trod By rocky ledge, through woods untamed, Just where one scarlet lily flamed, I saw His foot print in the sod.
    — Bliss Carman
    tags: god 
     
    Over the shoulders and slopes of the dune I saw the white daisies go down to the sea, A host in the sunshine, an army in June, The people God sends us to set our heart free.
    — Bliss Carman
    tags: people  heart  god 
     
    Love manifests itself in our bodies as instinctive craving, in our souls as devotion, and in our minds as pride.
    — Bliss Carman
    tags: soul  body  mind  pride 
     
    It is not being out at heels that makes a man discontented, it is being out at heart. To be contented is to be good friends with yourself.
    — Bliss Carman
    tags: men  heart  friends 
     
    There is a passion for perfection which you rarely see fully developed but . . . in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
    — Bliss Carman
    I heard the spring light whisperAbove the dancing stream,The world is made foreverin likeness of a dream.
    — Bliss Carman
    tags: world  dreams 
     
    On the shining yards of heavenSee a wider dawn unfurled. . . . The eternal slaves of beautyAre the masters of the world.
    — Bliss Carman
    tags: world  master 
     
    The greatest joy in nature is the absence of man.
    — Bliss Carman
    tags: nature  men  joy 
     
    The scarlet of the maples can shake me like a cryOf bugles going by.And my lonely spirit thrillsTo see the frosty asters like a smoke upon the hills.
    — Bliss Carman
    tags: spirit  smoke 
     
    There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood-Touch of manner, hint of mood;And my heart is like a rhyme,With the yellow and the purple and the crimson keeping time.
    — Bliss Carman
    tags: time  heart 
     
    There is only one way in the world to be distinguished. Follow your instinct! Be yourself, and you'll be somebody. Be one more blind follower of the blind, and you will have the oblivion you desire.
    — Bliss Carman
    tags: desires  world 
     
    The first need of being is endurance; to endure with gladness if we can, with fortitude in any event.
    — Bliss Carman
    Where there is writing- there is a writer Where there is planning- there is a planner Where there is a building- there is a builder Where there is a miracle- there is a God!
    — Bliss Carman
    I often wish... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
    — Bliss Carman
    tags: world  wishes  facts 
     
    Lord of the far horizons, Give us the eyes to see Over the verge of the sundown The beauty that is to be.
    — Bliss Carman
    tags: beauty  eyes 
     
    Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art.
    — Bliss Carman
    tags: self 
     
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