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I should like to share these with you, gether with comments I made on a few of them.
Basically 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.
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.
Angels could do no more, Who does p his circumstances allows, Does well, acts nobly.
Young. Quarles. Considering the above said. Enough is a feast, Too much is vanity. Certainly. Anyway, abundance changes the value of things. Needless to say. What we enjoy, constitutes our abundance, not what we have. Also, great abundance of riches can not be gathered and kept by any man without sin. Erasmus. Then the view we take of these things as insulting, that it’s not he who gives abuse or blows who affronts. For instance. Just keep reading. When, therefore, anyone provokes you, be assured that it’s your opinion which provokes you.
Loads of us know that there are no accidents so unfortunate from which skillful men shall not draw some advantage, nor so fortunate that foolish men shall not turn them to their hurt. La Rochefoucauld. For all these things they are accountable to God, They are active in their desires, their intentions, and in each thing they say and do of choice. Emmons. Moral conduct includes any thing in which men are active and for which they are accountable. We can not do all things. Virgil. You see, activity is the presence of function, -character is the record of function. Greenough. Now please pay attention. That in all miseries lamenting becomes fools, and action wise folk. Sir Sidney. Time for words has passed, and deeds alone suffice, Speak out in acts. Whittier. Montgomery. Certainly, tis human actions paint the chart of time. Actually a great mind is a decent sailor, as a great heart is. Nevertheless. Lavater.
Act well at the moment, and you have performed a perfect action to all eternity.
I have always thought the actions of men p interpreters of their thoughts. Colton. With all that said… Act with decision, deliberate with caution. For instance. To do what lies clearly at hand, our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance. Adam Clarke. I have lived to know that the secret of happiness is never to allow your energies to stagnate. Chapin. Nearly any action of our lives uches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. Rousseau. To live isn’t merely to breathe. 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, That’s a fact, it’s not to taste sweet things. Carlyle. Show him the way of doing that, the dullest ‘day drudge’ kindles into a hero. He is much greater who can both raise and rule it, the ‘master spirit’ who can rule the storm is great. 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.
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. Better that we must err in action than wholly refuse to perform. Stagnation is something worse than death. Simms. As a result, the storm is a lot better than the calm, as it declares the presence of a living principle. It’s corruption also. Of what actually was wrong we are always conscious, nobody knows what he is doing while he is acting rightly. Normally. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. Therefore that law had been amongst the most pregnant of all truths about the mystery of Force, among 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 ourselves.
Whenever having succeeded, dares not present a thanksgiving, that action ain’t warrantable which either blushes to beg a blessing.
Quarles. Amid the most mercenary ages That’s a fact, it’s but a secondary sort of admiration that is bestowed upon magnificence. Shenstone. That’s interesting right? Joubert. Whatever is admirable becomes a lot more admirable, That which astonishes, astonishes once. Now pay attention please. Ruskin. Consequently 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. It’s an interesting fact that the Spirit and the bride say.’ Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Of course, so that I might see His kingdom come! Now please pay attention. It would’ve been the joyfulest tidings globally, So in case I were but sure that I should live to see the coming of the Lord. On p of this, richard Baxter. Undoubtedly it’s the characteristic of His saints to love His appearing, and to look for that blessed hope. To cleanse them, god brings men into deep waters, not to drown them.
Great minds rise above them, Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes.
Washington Irving. Besides, the brightest crowns that are worn in heaven are tried and smelted and polished and glorified through the furnace of tribulation. With that said. 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. Do you know an answer to a following question. Must not earth be rent before her gems are found? Hemans. Mrs. Then again, Surely 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. Men think God is destroying them as he is tuning them. Of course beecher.
Storms purify the atmosphere.
The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Colton. Also, times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. Basically, begin nothing without considering what the end can be. Needless to say, lady Montague. Seriously. It had been well observed that few are better qualified to give others advice than those who have taken the least of it themselves. Goldsmith. It is helvetius. With all that said… They are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil, Harsh counsels have no effect. For example, they remain open to the softly falling dew, but shut up in the violent downpour of rain, hearts are flowers. Even when it be well founded, a man takes contradiction and advice a lot more easily than people think, only he should not bear it when violently given. Richter. Let me tell you something. Noone was ever the better for advice.
Affection is powerful in its gentleness, Love is strong in its passion.
Michelet. I may not to the world impart/The secret of its power,/treasured in my inmost heart/I keep my faded flower. Actually, ellen Howarth. Now regarding the aforementioned fact… Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions. If they are wholly restrained love will die at the roots. Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. Furthermore, matthew Henry. Hawthorne. It can always dignify and alleviate, misfortune, patience can’t remove. Laurence Sterne. So, the loss of a beloved connection awakens an interest in heaven before unfelt. Now regarding the aforementioned fact… Bovee. Generally. It is the eternal stars shine out whenever So it’s dark enough. Rutherford. Eventually, the sanctified cross is a fruitful tree, Grace will ever speak for itself and be fruitful in ‘welldoing’. Not in sanctifying afflictions, By the way I believe in sanctified afflictions.
Spurgeon. Now look, the reverse, affliction of itself does not sanctify anybody. Powell. They will let it go, when God makes the world So there’s no Gethsemane without its angel! You see. That is interesting right? Landor. 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. Rather than be cut up to burn, let me be pruned, that I may grow. On p of that, Surely it’s worse to wither, if it be painful to bleed. So if he be not cut short of his desires and pruned with afflictions, thus doth top-notch man, As the most generous vine, So 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. Of course which shouldn’t show itself until a certain weight of affliction be put upon it, there’s an elasticity in the human mind, capable of bearing much. Essentially. 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. Bishop Hopkins. Because we can not 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. Now let me tell you something. I’d say if you take away one of their playthings from them, we are like froward children who, throw away all the rest in spite. Just think for a moment. 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 Surely 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.
Marie ‘Ebner Eschenbach’.
Age either transfigures or petrifies. Have a care lest the wrinkles in the face extend to the heart. It’s awrite pascal. More enlarged is our own mind, the greater number we discover of men of originality. Then, your ‘common place’ people see no difference between one man and another. Anyways. Whether for good or evil, I know 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. Oftentimes elizabeth Sheppard. Have you heard of something like that before? Emerson. On p of that, to one or two alone, here and there, the blended passion and understanding that constitute in its essence worship, to appreciate belongs to the very few. Of what use is fortune or talent to a cold and defective nature? It’s the charm that lends a superstitious joy to fear, To feel, to feel exquisitely, is the lot of very many.