William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling was a Scottish courtier and poet who was involved in the Scottish colonisation of Habitation at Port-Royal, Nova Scotia and Long Island, New York. His literary works include Aurora (1604), The Monarchick Tragedies (1604) and Doomes-Day (1614, 1637).
|A pilot's part in calms cannot be spy'd, In dangerous times true worth is only tri'd.||Miscellaneous|
|If you want to do something for your country or your district and you're not a chairman, you run into a brick wall.||Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising|
|Who think themselves most wise are greatest fools||Miscellaneous|
|Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.||Life|
|The deepest rivers make least din, The silent soule doth most abound in care.|
|The white sail of his soul has rounded the promontory - death.||Death|
|Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience, and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain, and those that think them wise, are greatest fools.||Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training|