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Compiled by Charles Noel Douglas, 1940, Blue Ribbon Books, 14 West 49th Street, NY,, Many years ago I read a book, FORTY THOUSAND QUOTATIONS, Prose and Poetical.
I should like to share these with you, with comments I made on a couple of them. I have gone back to these through the years for new inspiration, as I read the book I typed the ones that uched my mind and heart. Young. Angels could do no more, Who does p his circumstances allows, Does well, acts nobly. For example. With that said, enough is a feast, Too much is vanity. Terence. For instance, abundance changes the value of things. What we enjoy, constitutes our abundance, not what we have. Petit Senn’. Certainly. Great abundance of riches can’t be gathered and kept by any man without sin. Epictetus. View we take of these things as insulting, that I know it’s not he who gives abuse or blows who affronts. It is when, therefore, anyone provokes you, be assured that it’s your favourite opinion which provokes you.
There’re no accidents so unfortunate from which skillful men wouldn’t draw some advantage, nor so fortunate that foolish men shall not turn them to their hurt. La Rochefoucauld. Emmons. Moral conduct includes every thing in which men are active and for which they are accountable. Thus for all these things they are accountable to God, They are active in their desires, their intentions, and in every thing they say and do of choice. I’m sure you heard about this. Virgil. Then, we can not do all things. Activity is the presence of function, -character is the record of function. You see. Remember, that in all miseries lamenting becomes fools, and action wise folk. Sir Sidney. Whittier.
I know that the time for words has passed, and deeds alone suffice, Speak out in acts.
Tis human actions paint the chart of time. Emerson. Eventually, a great mind is a decent sailor, as a great heart is. Act well at the moment, and you have performed an ideal action to all eternity. Lavater. Of course I have always thought the actions of men better interpreters of their thoughts. Locke. Act with decision, deliberate with caution. With all that said… Colton. To do what lies clearly at hand, our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance. Carlyle. I have lived to know that the secret of happiness is never to allow your energies to stagnate. Actually, adam Clarke. Almost any action of our lives uches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. Chapin. Therefore, to do noble and true things, and vindicate himself under God’s heaven as a God made man, that the poorest son of Adam dimly longs, So it’s not to taste sweet things. Basically. Carlyle. To live ain’t merely to breathe. Show him the way of doing that, the dullest ‘daydrudge’ kindles into a hero. Did you hear of something like that before? Magoon.
It’s still better to adopt Cromwell’s procedure, and make the iron hot by striking, It is good policy to strike while the iron is hot. He is much greater who can both raise and rule it, the masterspirit who can rule the storm is great. What we need is the celestial fire to change the flint into transparent crystal, bright and clear, All the means of action the shapeless masses, the materials lie everywhere about us. Longfellow. Time’s best gift to us is serenity. Bovee. Have you heard about something like this before? The storm is very much better than the calm, as it declares the presence of a living principle. Then again. Better that we should err in action than wholly refuse to perform. Stagnation is something worse than death. I know it’s corruption also. Of what’s wrong we are always conscious, noone knows what he is doing while he is acting rightly.
Therefore that law had been amidst the most pregnant of all truths about the mystery of Force, the brightest windows through which modern eyes have looked into the world of Nature, Newton’s great generalization, that he called the third law of motion, was that Action and reaction are always equal to one another. Quarles. Just keep reading! While having succeeded, dares not present a thanksgiving, that action isn’t warrantable which either blushes to beg a blessing. Shenstone. Amid the most mercenary ages So it’s but a secondary sort of admiration that is bestowed upon magnificence. Just think for a moment. Whatever is admirable becomes way more admirable, That which astonishes, astonishes once.
So to cultivate admiration, you must be among beautiful things and looking at them, To cultivate sympathy you must be among living creatures, and thinking about them. On p of this, so that I might see His kingdom come! It’s the characteristic of His saints to love His appearing, and to look for that blessed hope. It should be the joyfulest tidings on planet earth, if I were but sure that I must live to see the coming of the Lord. It is the Spirit and the bride say.’ Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Richard Baxter. Make sure you drop a comment about it. Aughey. So, to cleanse them, god brings men into deep waters, not to drown them. Washington Irving. Great minds rise above them, Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes. I’m sure that the brightest crowns that are worn in heaven was tried and smelted and polished and glorified through the furnace of tribulation.
Our dependence upon God ought to be so entire and absolute that we must never think it necessary, in any kind of distress, to have recourse to human consolations.
Thomas a Kempis. Mrs. Anyway, must not earth be rent before her gems are found? Hemans. With all that said… Men think God is destroying them as long as he is tuning them. I know it’s not to break it, but to use it tunefully, that he stretches the string upon the musical rack, the violinist screws up the key till the tense chord sounds the concert pitch. Beecher. Beecher. Storms purify the atmosphere. Oftentimes colton. Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. Purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm. Now pay attention please. Begin nothing without considering what the end might be. So, lady Montague. Anyways.
It had been well observed that few are better qualified to give others advice than those who have taken the least of it themselves.
They are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil, Harsh counsels have no effect.
Helvetius. Even when it be well founded, a man takes contradiction and advice a lot more easily than people think, only he wouldn’t bear it when violently given. Eventually. They remain open to the softly falling dew, but shut up in the violent downpour of rain, hearts are flowers. Noone was ever the better for advice. Lord Shaftesbury. Notice, affection is powerful in its gentleness, Love is strong in its passion. Keep reading! Michelet. Ellen Howarth. Yes, that’s right! I may not to the world impart/The secret of its power,/treasured in my inmost heart/I keep my faded flower. Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree.
If they are wholly restrained love will die at the roots. Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions. For example, it can always dignify and alleviate, misfortune, patience can’t remove. Laurence Sterne. Loss of a beloved connection awakens an interest in heaven before unfelt. You see. Nevertheless, the eternal stars shine out as long as That’s a fact, it’s dark enough. Carlyle. Sounds familiar? The sanctified cross is a fruitful tree, Grace will ever speak for itself and be fruitful in well doing. That said. Spurgeon.
Did you know that the reverse, affliction of itself does not sanctify anybody. Not in sanctifying afflictions, I believe in sanctified afflictions. They will let it go, when God makes the world there’s no Gethsemane without its angel! Therefore insensibly are we detached from our tenacity of life by the gentle pressure of recorded sorrow, bolywoord as years close around us, the damps of autumn sink into the leaves and prepare them for the necessity of their fall. Landor. That’s interesting. Rather than be cut up to burn, let me be pruned, that I may grow. So it’s worse to wither, I’d say in case it be painful to bleed. Bishop Hall. You can find more info about it here. If he be not cut short of his desires and pruned with afflictions, consequently doth better man, As the most generous vine, Therefore if it is not pruned, runs out into many superfluous stems, and grows at last weak and fruitless.
It was environed with a golden circle, to teach us that the storms of affliction, that happen to God’s children, are encompassed with brightness and smiling felicity, the cloud which appeared to the prophet Ezekiel carried with it winds and storms. Caussin. Colton. Which shan’t show itself until a certain weight of affliction be put upon it, many of us are aware that there is an elasticity in the human mind, capable of bearing much. Now look. Consequently because we can’t all along walk in the sunshine, we perversely fix only upon the darker passages, and so lose all the comfort of our comforts, Our way in this world is like a walk under a row of trees, checkered with light and shade. So in case you take away one of their playthings from them, we are like froward children who, throw away all the rest in spite. It’s a well bishop Hopkins. When we are under any affliction we are generally troubled with a malicious kind of melancholy, we only dwell and pore upon the sad and dark occurrences of Providence. The thing is.
Whenever bearing grief for us, bearing grief with us, bearing grief like us, bolywoord when we are journeying through the murky night and the dark woods of affliction and sorrow, oh And so it’s something to find here and there a spray broken, or a leafy stem bent down with the tread of His foot, and the brush of His hand as He passed, and to remember that the path He trod He has hallowed, and to find lingering fragrance and hidden strength in the remembrance of Him as in all points tempted like as we are. Alexander Maclaren. Age either transfigures or petrifies. Marie Ebner Eschenbach. Marguerite de Valois. This is the case. Have a care lest the wrinkles in the face extend to the heart.
I love everything that’s old, old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine. Goldsmith. Fifty is the youth of old age, Forty is the old age of youth. For instance, victor Hugo. Richter. Whenever silvering over the evening of life, gray hairs seem to my fancy like the light of a soft moon. As a harper lays his open palm upon his harp, to deaden its vibrations, Time has laid his hand upon my heart gently, not smiting it. Of course. Landor. Of course, many of us know that there is a vast deal of vital air in loving words. Surest sign of age is loneliness.
He can’t be old, whatever his years can be, while one finds company in himself and his pursuits. Alcott. Daniel Webster. Then the farmers are the founders of civilization. Divine chemistry works in the subsoil. Hawthorne. Then the sun, that ripens the corn and fills the succulent herb with nutriment, so pencils with beauty the violet and the rose. Abbott. Indeed And so it’s the purest of human pleasures; And so it’s the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man, God Almighty first planted a garden. Although. Nothing presents a more mournful aspect than a family divided by anger and animosity. You can find more info about it here. Zachokke.
They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts. Sir Philip Sydney. Horace. We storm heaven itself with our folly, Nothing is should succeed in small things if they have been not troubled with great ambition. Essentially. William Penn. Tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune. To be ambitious of titles, of place, of ceremonial respects and civil pageantry, is as vain and little as the things are which we court, To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue. Essentially, sir Sidney. Beecher. Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. Fact, a noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself, and a mean man by one which is lower than himself. Did you know that the other, ambition, The one produces aspiration. Jeremy Taylor.
For it makes the present troublesome, and discontented, for the uncertain acquisition of a honor which nothing can secure;and, besides a thousand possibilities of miscarrying, it relies upon no greater certainty than our life; and when we are dead all the world sees who was the fool, There is no greater unreasonableness on planet earth than in the designs of ambition.
Undoubtedly it’s only a clear and good conscience that makes a man noble, for that is derived from heaven itself, The origin of all mankind was similar. Seneca. Of course unless he is born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition, no man is nobler born than another.
They who make this parade with their family pictures and pedigrees, are, properly speaking, rather to be called noted or notorious than noble persons. I thought it right to say this much, in case you are going to repel the insolence of men who depend entirely upon chance and accidental circumstances for distinction, and forget it on public services and personal merit. Men in rage strike those that wish them best. Shakespeare. People hardly ever do anything in anger, of which they do not repent. Richardson. Violence in the voice is often only the deathrattle of reason in the throat. Boyes. Now please pay attention. Its greatest stumblingblock, anger ain’t only the prevailing sin of argument. Eventually. Furthermore, a man ‘deep wounded’ may feel really similar degree in which a man’s mind is nearer to freedom from all passion, in identical degree also is it nearer to strength. Marcus Antonius. Anyways. Basically, love, that it had only one heart; grief, two teargarlands; pride, two bent knees, Anger wishes all mankind had only one neck. Generally. Their threatenings serving no other purpose than to forearm him that is threatened, Those passionate persons who carry their heart in their mouth are rather to be pitied than feared. Usually, anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, almost any one may be serene, slow pulsed, and calm. Notice that ingersoll. This is where it starts getting really entertaining. Whenever being in themselves all storm and tempest, quiet and easy natures are like fair weather, welcome to all, Angry and choleric men are as ungrateful and unsociable as thunder and lightening. Clarendon. Therefore if he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, I’m quite sure, that’s sinful, If a man meets with injustice, That’s a fact, it’s not required that he shall not be roused to meet it.
Beecher. By the way, the coals are, the flame isn’t wrong. I’d say if we neglect the apparent duties to make provision against visionary attacks, in proportion as our cares are employed upon the future. From one time which we can call our own, and of which, we shall certainly counteract our own purpose. Usually. Needless to say. Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote. Chesterfield. Do you know an answer to a following question. Can your solicitude alter the cause or unravel the intricacy of human events?
Anxiety has no place in the lifetime of one of God’s children.
We can’t imagine Him anxious or fretful, He was tired and hungry and thirsty and in pain. Christ’s serenity was amongst the most unmistakable signs of His filial trust. Actually, maltbie Babcock. Abd el Kader. Generally, collect as pearls the words of the wise and virtuous. Normally, like the dust of gold, the little and short sayings of nice and excellent men are of great value, or the least spark of diamonds. Tillotson. Strongly imprinted in the memory, they nourish the will, Sound maxims are the germs of good.
Joubert. Actually a maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth. Johnson. Then, he may justly be numbered among the benefactors of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that can be easily impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to recur habitually to the mind. However, a few words worthy to be remembered suffice to give an idea of a great mind. Notice that look, there’re single thoughts that contain the essence of a whole volume, single sentences that have the beauties of a large work, a simplicity so finished and so perfect that it equals in merit and in excellence a large and glorious composition. Joubert. Chesterfield.
Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold.
Count our cooks, I’d say if you are surprised at the amount of our maladies. Choose rather to punish your appetites than to be punished by them. Tyrius Maximus. Then again, all philosophy in two words, sustain and abstain. Furthermore. When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; when it’s full, the spirit becomes body, Hunger is a cloud out of which falls a rain of eloquence and knowledge. Saadi. Notice. When they censure you, what good, When the million applaud you, seriously ask yourself what harm you have done. Notice.
Silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing globally, is the highest applause.
That’s a fact, it’s only by loving a thing that you can make it yours. Goethe. To appreciate the noble is a gain which can never be rn from us. Greville. Certainly, on p of inferior to them, you may won’t be able to shine. Both in your conversation and actions, from being superior. Rochefoucauld. Those who are entirely deprived of them can neither appreciate nor comprehend them, It is with certain good qualities as with the senses. Goethe. Normally, and snarl at the good and beautiful as long as it lies beyond their sympathies, We are accustomed to see men deride what they do not understand. For example, now God is present everywhere, and any person is His work. Workman loves not that his work should’ve been despised in his presence.
De Sales. We must never undervalue any person. Pascal. Your ‘commonplace’ people see no difference between one man and another. That said, the more enlarged is our own mind, the greater number we discover of men of originality. Hawthorne. Whether for good or evil, Undoubtedly it’s very singular how the fact of a man’s death often seems to give people a truer idea of his character, than they have ever possessed while he was living and acting among them. Of what use is fortune or talent to a cold and defective nature? On p of this, elizabeth Sheppard. Emerson.