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(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States)

Debris

HE is wisest who has the most caution,
He only wins who goes far enough.

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  • Stacey Chaney (12/15/2005 10:24:00 AM)

    I think the poem means that it is wise to watch out for yourself but you can't and shouldn't be afraid to go after whatever it is that you want.

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  • Paul Matteo (12/15/2005 10:20:00 AM)

    This poem is about how a person should be cautious, but should always act when they get the chance. A person needs to understand that they have the ability to do something, but until they understand that they won't be able to accomplish anything.

  • Jeff Pinnell (12/15/2005 10:15:00 AM)

    you have to be careful in everything you do, but you cant be too careful. Once you have found a way to succeed then keep doing it, because you will always succeed.

  • Mallory Goodman (12/13/2005 1:53:00 PM)

    This poem is talking about being prepared for anything and you'll never succeed if you don't try your best and all the possible ways

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