Top Ten Best Charles Mackay Quotes and Written Works

Charles Mackay was a Scottish poet, journalist, & song writer.

The Top Ten

1 Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.
2 ..weeping philosopher too often impairs his eyesight by..woe..unable from..tears to see..for..evils which he of no tears is..truest philanthropist,as he physician who wears a cheerful face,even in..worst of cases.
3 There’s a good time coming,boys!..We may not live to see the day,But earth shall glisten in the ray Of the good time coming.Cannon-balls may aid the truth But thought’s a weapon stronger;We’ll win our battles by its aid,Wait a little longer.
4 The king can drink the best of wine— So can I; And has enough when he would dine— So have I; And can not order rain or shine— Nor can I. Then where’s the difference—let me see— Betwixt my lord the king and me?
5 The smallest effort is not lost, Each wavelet on the ocean tost Aids in the ebb-tide or the flow; Each rain -drop makes some floweret blow; Each struggle lessens human woe.
6 They may veil their eyes,but they cannot hide The sun’s meridian glow;..They may curse it, & call it crime; Pervert & betray,or slander & slay Its teachers for a time..& the truth shall ever come uppermost,& justice shall be done.
7 Every age has its peculiar folly: Some scheme, project, or fantasy into which it plunges, spurred on by the love of gain, the necessity of excitement, or the force of imitation.
8 If happy I and wretched he, Perhaps the king would change with me.
9 The miseries of us poor earthdwellers gain no alleviation from the sympathy of those who merely hunt them out to be pathetic over them.
10 He who walks through a great city to find subjects for weeping, may, God knows, find plenty at every corner to wring his heart; but let such a man walk on his course, and enjoy his grief alone — we are not of those who would accompany him.
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