garland-chrysanthemum quotes

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O, withered is the garland of the war,
The soldier's pole is fallen!
Hear, my child, your father's instruction, and do not reject your mother's teaching; for they are a fair garland for your head, an ...
Lay a garland on my hearse,
Of the dismal yew;
Maidens, willow branches bear;
Say I died true.
A wreathed garland of deserved praise,
Of praise deserved, unto Thee I give,
And round that early-laurelled head
Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead,
--fur-petalled chrysanthemum,
is a metaphor only if I
force him to be one....
I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but s ...
A man's indebtedness ... is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude ...
The Japanese are, to the highest degree, both aggressive and unaggressive, both militaristic and aesthetic, both insolent and poli ...
But when the bowels of the earth were sought,
And men her golden entrails did espy,
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