Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Of sorrow is born wisdom.
Mary E. Bradley.—An Easter Egg.

Wisdom ripens into Silence as she grows more truly wise,
And she wears a mellow sadness in her heart and in her eyes;
Wisdom ripens into Silence, and the lesson she doth teach
Is that life is more than language, and that thought is more than speech.
Samuel Miller Hageman.—Silence.

Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.
Holmes.—The Professor at the Breakfast Table, Chap. II.