Thomas Bailey Aldrich — American Poet born on November 11, 1836, died on March 19, 1907

Thomas Bailey Aldrich was an American literary figure notable for his long editorship of The Atlantic, during which he published works by Charles Chesnutt and for his poetry, including "The Unguarded Gates.".. (wikipedia)

What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age.
A man is known by the company his mind keeps.
I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.
Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.