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Born in October 7, 1849 / Died in July 22, 1916 / United States / English

Quotes by James Whitcomb Riley

The ripest peach is highest on the tree.
It is no use to grumble and complain; It's just as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain - Why, rain's my choice.
When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.
The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
The anger of a person who is strong, can always bide its time.
Just a wee cot - the crickets chirr - love and the smiling face of her.
When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered, you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago - since that time he has been toiling, working, and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery.
Why, rain's my choice.
Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
It doesn't pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he'll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn't say.