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Compiled by Charles Noel Douglas, 1940, Blue Ribbon Books, 14 West 49th Street, NYC,, Many years ago I read a book, FORTY THOUSAND QUOTATIONS, Prose and Poetical.
Therefore 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.
Angels could do no more, Who does better his circumstances allows, Does well, acts nobly. Quarles. Enough is a feast, Too much is vanity. Terence. Notice that abundance changes the value of things. What we enjoy, constitutes our abundance, not what we have. Petit Senn’. Erasmus. Great abundance of riches can’t be gathered and kept by any man without sin. Anyway, the view we take of these things as insulting, that it’s not he who gives abuse or blows who affronts. Now please pay attention. Epictetus. When, therefore, anyone provokes you, be assured that That’s a fact, it’s your opinion which provokes you. Loads of us know that there are no accidents so unfortunate from which skillful men wouldn’t draw some advantage, nor so fortunate that foolish men shan’t turn them to their hurt.
And for all these things they are accountable to God, They are active in their desires, their intentions, and in almost any thing they say and do of choice.
Moral conduct includes any thing in which men are active and for which they are accountable. On p of this. Virgil. I’m sure it sounds familiar. We can’t do all things. Activity is the presence of function, -character is the record of function. Normally. Seriously. That in all miseries lamenting becomes fools, and action wise folk. Sir Sidney. This is the case. Time for words has passed, and deeds alone suffice, Speak out in acts. With that said. Essentially.
Tis human actions paint the chart of time.
a great mind is a great sailor, as a great heart is.
Emerson. Write. Chapin.
To live ain’t merely to breathe.
Show him the way of doing that, the dullest day drudge kindles into a hero.
Carlyle. 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, it’s not to taste sweet things. Rousseau. You see, he is much greater who can both raise and rule it, the masterspirit who can rule the storm is great. Surely 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. Magoon. 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. There is some more information about it on this website. Simms.
Surely it’s corruption also.
The storm is a lot better than the calm, as it declares the presence of a living principle.
Better that we should err in action than wholly refuse to perform. Stagnation is something worse than death. Goethe. Generally, of what’s wrong we are always conscious, nobody knows what he is doing while he is acting rightly. Phillips Brooks. Seriously. Consequently that law is amongst the most pregnant of all truths about the mystery of Force, amid 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 each other. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. Whenever having succeeded, dares not present a thanksgiving, that action isn’t warrantable which either blushes to beg a blessing.
Amid the most mercenary ages Surely it’s but a secondary sort of admiration that is bestowed upon magnificence.
Shenstone. Whatever is admirable becomes more admirable, That which astonishes, astonishes once. Joubert. Basically 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. Ruskin. This is the case. I know that the Spirit and the bride say.’ Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Needless to say, richard Baxter. As a result, Undoubtedly it’s the characteristic of His saints to love His appearing, and to look for that blessed hope. It would’ve been the joyfulest tidings globally, if I were but sure that I should live to see the coming of the Lord. Now let me tell you something. So that I might see His kingdom come! Certainly, 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. Brightest crowns that are worn in heaven are tried and smelted and polished and glorified through the furnace of tribulation. Now regarding the aforementioned fact… Chapin. With all that said… Our dependence upon God ought to be so entire and absolute that we should never think it necessary, in any kind of distress, to have recourse to human consolations. With all that said… Thomas a Kempis. Must not earth be rent before her gems are found? Mrs. Hemans. 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. Men think God is destroying them as he is tuning them. Beecher. Storms purify the atmosphere. Nonetheless, the purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm. Colton. Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. Begin nothing without considering what the end might be. Furthermore, lady Montague. Certainly. That’s right! It is 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. You should take it into account. Helvetius. Also, they remain open to the softly falling dew, but shut up in the violent downpour of rain, hearts are flowers. So, despite the fact that it be well founded, a man takes contradiction and advice a great deal more easily than people think, only he won’t bear it when violently given. Richter. Then again, nobody 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. Now look. Ellen Howarth. Usually, if they are wholly restrained love will die at the roots. Hawthorne. As a result, matthew Henry. Let me tell you something. Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. Actually, sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions. It can always dignify and alleviate, misfortune, patience can not remove. Laurence Sterne. Needless to say.
Loss of a beloved connection awakens an interest in heaven before unfelt.
Actually the eternal stars shine out since it’s dark enough. Rutherford. Sanctified cross is a fruitful tree, Grace will ever speak for itself and be fruitful in welldoing. That said, the reverse, affliction of itself does not sanctify anybody. Not in sanctifying afflictions, I believe in sanctified afflictions. Basically. Powell. They will let it go, when God makes the world there’s no Gethsemane without its angel! Rev. Considering the above said. So 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.
So it’s worse to wither, if it be painful to bleed.
Rather than be cut up to burn, let me be pruned, that I may grow. Therefore in case he be not cut short of his desires and pruned with afflictions, therefore doth better man, As the most generous vine, Therefore in case it is not pruned, runs out into many superfluous stems, and grows at last weak and fruitless. Also, bishop Hall. Caussin. 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. Oftentimes colton.
Which shall not show itself until a certain weight of affliction be put upon it, So there’s an elasticity in the human mind, capable of bearing much.
Therefore if you take away one of their playthings from them, we are like froward children who, throw away all the rest in spite. 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. Now let me tell you something. 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. Known alexander Maclaren. 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 That’s a fact, 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.
Age either transfigures or petrifies. Marie ‘Ebner Eschenbach’. Marguerite de Valois. Have a care lest the wrinkles in the face extend to the heart. Known I love everything that’s old, old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine. Anyway. Fifty is the youth of old age, Forty is the old age of youth. Of course victor Hugo. Richter. While silvering over the evening of life, gray hairs seem to my fancy like the light of a soft moon. Longfellow. You see, 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. Landor. Let me tell you something. There’s a vast deal of vital air in loving words. Seriously. Alcott. He can’t be old, whatever his years should be, while one finds company in himself and his pursuits. Did you know that the surest sign of age is loneliness.
Basically the farmers are the founders of civilization. Daniel Webster. Hawthorne. Did you know that the divine chemistry works in the subsoil. Abbott. Actually the sun, that ripens the corn and fills the succulent herb with nutriment, pencils with beauty the violet and the rose. Indeed I know it’s the purest of human pleasures; it’s the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man, God Almighty first planted a garden. Bacon. Zachokke. Nothing presents a more mournful aspect than a family divided by anger and animosity. They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts. Nonetheless, sir Philip Sydney. Horace. We storm heaven itself with our folly, Nothing is will succeed in small things if they’ve been not troubled with great ambition.
The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune.
William Penn. 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. On p of that, sir Sidney. Beecher. Other, ambition, The one produces aspiration. Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. Now look. 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. Anyway, 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 globally than in the designs of ambition.
I know 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 very similar. I thought it right to say this much, to repel the insolence of men who depend entirely upon chance and accidental circumstances for distinction, and don’t mention it on public services and personal merit. Unless he is born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition, no man is nobler born than another. Seneca. So, they who make this kind of a parade with their family pictures and pedigrees, are, properly speaking, rather to be called noted or notorious than noble persons.
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. Nevertheless. Its greatest stumblingblock, anger ain’t only the prevailing sin of argument. Gladstone. Loads of information can be found easily by going online. a man ‘deepwounded’ may feel identical degree in which a man’s mind is nearer to freedom from all passion, in very similar degree also is it nearer to strength. Consequently, love, that it had only one heart; grief, two tear garlands; pride, two bent knees, Anger wishes all mankind had only one neck. Richter. Normally, 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.
Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, any one will be serene, slow pulsed, and calm. Clarendon. Anyways, while 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. Beecher. Needless to say, the coals are, the flame isn’t wrong. If he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, here is sinful, If a man meets with injustice, Surely it’s not required that he shall not be roused to meet it. Therefore in case we neglect the apparent duties to make provision against visionary attacks, in proportion as our cares are employed upon the future. From a solitary time which we can call our own, and of which, we shall certainly counteract our own purpose. Dr. This is where it starts getting really serious. Johnson.
Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote. Chesterfield. Can your solicitude alter the cause or unravel the intricacy of human events? Blair. You can find a lot more info about this stuff on this website. Anxiety has no place in the lifespan of one of God’s children. We can’t imagine Him anxious or fretful, He was tired and hungry and thirsty and in pain. Maltbie Babcock. Christ’s serenity was amidst the most unmistakable signs of His filial trust.
Collect as pearls the words of the wise and virtuous. I’m sure you heard about this. AbdelKader. Did you hear of something like that before? 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. Notice that tillotson. Now, a maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth.
Joubert. Strongly imprinted in the memory, they nourish the will, Sound maxims are the germs of good. He may justly be numbered among the benefactors of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that might be easily impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to recur habitually to the mind. Johnson. Now, a few words worthy to be remembered suffice to give an idea of a great mind. Joubert. For the most part 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. Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold. Notice that chesterfield. Count our cooks, if you are surprised at the amount of our maladies. For instance. Tyrius Maximus. Choose rather to punish your appetites than to be punished by them. All philosophy in two words, sustain and abstain.
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. When they censure you, what good, When the million applaud you, seriously ask yourself what harm you have done. Colton. Silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing on planet earth, is the highest applause. That is interesting. Emerson. Some info can be found online. George Macdonald. It’s only by loving a thing that you can make it yours. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. To appreciate the noble is a gain which can never be rn from us. Goethe. That’s interesting right? Greville.
While inferior to them, you may will not shine. Both in your conversation and actions, from being superior.
Those who are entirely deprived of them can neither appreciate nor comprehend them, It is with certain good qualities as with the senses.
Rochefoucauld. So snarl at the good and beautiful since it lies beyond their sympathies, We are accustomed to see men deride what they do not understand. Besides. Although, now God is present everywhere, and almost any person is His work. It’s an interesting fact that the workman loves not that his work should’ve been despised in his presence. De Sales. We must never undervalue any person. For instance. Your ‘common place’ people see no difference between one man and another. So more enlarged is our own mind, the greater number we discover of men of originality. Whether for good or evil, Surely 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.