Quotes by James Whitcomb Riley

The ripest peach is highest on the tree.
- James Whitcomb Riley
The anger of a person who is strong, can always bide its time.
- James Whitcomb Riley
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.
- James Whitcomb Riley
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Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
- James Whitcomb Riley
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.
- James Whitcomb Riley
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.
- James Whitcomb Riley
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.
- James Whitcomb Riley
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