William Wetmore Story Quote
“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.
“As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it.”
Ch. 1 : Growing Up Outside, p. 11 - Disturbing the Peace (1986)
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”
Attributed in "Liberty and Government" by W. M., in The Christian Science Journal, Vol. XX, No. 8 (November 1902) edited by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 465
As quoted in: Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Oxford University Press - ISBN: 9780199654505
The Rest is Silence - Music at Night and Other Essays (1931)
William Wetmore Story
Died: 1895 (aged 76)
Bio: William Wetmore Story was an American sculptor, art critic, poet, and editor.