William Wetmore Story Quotes (7 quotes)
“I sing the hymn of the conquered, who fell in the Battle of Life,—
The hymn of the wounded, the beaten, who died overwhelmed in the strife….
The hymn of the low and the humble, the weary, the broken in heart,
Who strove and who failed, acting bravely a silent and desperate part.”
―William Wetmore Story
Io Victis (1886). Compare: Now it seems to me, when it can not be helped that defeat is great, Walt Whitman, To a Foiled European Revolutionaire.
“They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.”
Between the Devil and the Dragon: The Best Essays and Aphorisms of Eric Hoffer (Harper & Row, 1982), p. 67
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWilliam Wetmore Story
Died: 1895 (aged 76)
Bio: William Wetmore Story was an American sculptor, art critic, poet, and editor.