William Croswell Doane

William Croswell
Doane
1832
1913

American Episcopal Bishop

Author Quotes

To be a gentleman does not depend upon the tailor or the toilet. Good clothes are not good habits. A gentleman is just a gentle-man, ? no more, no less; a diamond polished, that was first a diamond in the rough.

Make us mindful of Thy mercies in the past, and faithful to the memories and traditions of truth and justice, of religion and patriotism, in those that have gone before us.

My dear old dog, most constant of all friends.

Soon for me the light of day shall forever pass away; then from sin and sorrow free, take me, Lord, to dwell with Thee.

Stir the mixture well Lest it prove inferior, Then put half a drop Into Lake Superior. Every other day Take a drop in water, You'll be better soon Or at least you oughter.

The success of sainthood is the success attained by struggle and suffering and achieved by faith; a success of honor, of clean hands and pure heart, of service to man and glory to God.

There stands in the garden of old St. Mark A sun dial quaint and gray. It takes no heed of the hours which in dark Pass o'er it day by day. It has stood for ages amid the flowers In that land of sky and song. I number none but the cloudless hours, Its motto the live day long.

Enthusiasm is the element of success in everything. It is the light that leads and the strength that lifts men on and up in the great struggles of scientific pursuits and of professional labor. It robs endurance of difficulty, and makes a pleasure of duty.

Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, "over steep ways to the stars," fulfills itself.

Author Picture
First Name
William Croswell
Last Name
Doane
Birth Date
1832
Death Date
1913
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American Episcopal Bishop