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And 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.
I should like to share these with you, with comments I made on a couple of them. 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. Angels could do no more, Who does better his circumstances allows, Does well, acts nobly.
Enough is a feast, Too much is vanity.
Quarles. Although. Abundance changes the value of things. What we enjoy, constitutes our abundance, not what we have. Petit Senn’. Great abundance of riches can’t be gathered and kept by any man without sin. Generally. When, therefore, anyone provokes you, be assured that So it’s your favorite opinion which provokes you. Epictetus. Notice that the view we take of these things as insulting, that That’s a fact, it’s not he who gives abuse or blows who affronts. With that said, la Rochefoucauld. Then, most of us know that there are no accidents so unfortunate from which skillful men won’t draw some advantage, nor so fortunate that foolish men wouldn’t turn them to their hurt. Emmons. Moral conduct includes each thing in which men are active and for which they are accountable. Therefore 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. Virgil.
We can’t do all things.
Activity is the presence of function, -character is the record of function. Sir Sidney. That in all miseries lamenting becomes fools, and action wise folk. By the way, the time for words has passed, and deeds alone suffice, Speak out in acts. Make sure you scratch a comment about it below. Whittier. For example. Tis human actions paint the chart of time. Furthermore, a great mind is an ideal sailor, as a great heart is. Emerson. Act well at the moment, and you have performed a decent action to all eternity. Lavater. Have you heard of something like this before? I have always thought the actions of men top-notch interpreters of their thoughts. Nonetheless. Then again, act with decision, deliberate with caution. Colton. To do what lies clearly at hand, our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance.
I have lived to know that the secret of happiness is never to allow your energies to stagnate.
Adam Clarke. Chapin. Normally, nearly any action of our lives uches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. Show him the way of doing that, the dullest daydrudge kindles into a hero. Fact, 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, Undoubtedly it’s not to taste sweet things. Therefore, to live isn’t merely to breathe. I’m sure you heard about this. Carlyle. Rousseau. That said, he is much greater who can both raise and rule it, the masterspirit who can rule the storm is great.
Magoon. I know 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. It is longfellow. Bovee. Time’s best gift to us is serenity. Better that we should err in action than wholly refuse to perform. It’s corruption also. And therefore the storm is very much better than the calm, as it declares the presence of a living principle. Now let me tell you something. Simms. Oftentimes stagnation is something worse than death.
Of what’s wrong we are always conscious, noone knows what he is doing while he is acting rightly. Goethe. So that law was amidst 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. Phillips Brooks. Certainly, whenever having succeeded, dares not present a thanksgiving, that action isn’t warrantable which either blushes to beg a blessing. Quarles. Shenstone. Known amid the most mercenary ages Surely it’s but a secondary sort of admiration that is bestowed upon magnificence. Essentially, whatever is admirable becomes way more admirable, That which astonishes, astonishes once.
And 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. And therefore the Spirit and the bride say.’ Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Richard Baxter. Yes, that’s right! It should be the joyfulest tidings globally, I’d say if I were but sure that I must live to see the coming of the Lord. It’s the characteristic of His saints to love His appearing, and to look for that blessed hope. For instance, so that I might see His kingdom come! To cleanse them, god brings men into deep waters, not to drown them. Eventually.
Great minds rise above them, Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes. Washington Irving.
Brightest crowns that are worn in heaven was tried and smelted and polished and glorified through the furnace of tribulation. Chapin. Thomas a Kempis. 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. Mrs. Do you know an answer to a following question. Must not earth be rent before her gems are found? Hemans. Let me tell you something. Beecher.
Undoubtedly 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. Men think God is destroying them since he is tuning them. Storms purify the atmosphere. Beecher. With all that said… Colton. Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. Basically the purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm. Begin nothing without considering what the end should be. Lady Montague. Goldsmith. It was well observed that few are better qualified to give others advice than those who have taken the least of it themselves. This is where it starts getting very intriguing. Helvetius.
They are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil, Harsh counsels have no effect.
They remain open to the softly falling dew, but shut up in the violent downpour of rain, hearts are flowers.
In spite the fact that it be well founded, a man takes contradiction and advice far more easily than people think, only he shan’t bear it when violently given. Of course richter. Nobody was ever the better for advice. Lord Shaftesbury. Affection is powerful in its gentleness, Love is strong in its passion. Remember. Ellen Howarth. I may not to the world impart/The secret of its power,/treasured in my inmost heart/I keep my faded flower. If they are wholly restrained love will die at the roots. This is the case. Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree.
Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions.
Hawthorne. Laurence Sterne. It can always dignify and alleviate, misfortune, patience can’t remove. Basically, the loss of a beloved connection awakens an interest in heaven before unfelt. Bovee. Eventually, the eternal stars shine out since So it’s dark enough. Carlyle. Now regarding the aforementioned fact… By the way, the sanctified cross is a fruitful tree, Grace will ever speak for itself and be fruitful in welldoing. Plenty of information can be found online. Rutherford. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. Besides, the reverse, affliction of itself does not sanctify anybody. Not in sanctifying afflictions, Know what, I believe in sanctified afflictions. Then. Powell. They will let it go, when God makes the world look, there’s no Gethsemane without its angel! Nonetheless. You should take this seriously. Binney. Landor.
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.
If he be not cut short of his desires and pruned with afflictions, doth better man, As the most generous vine, if it is not pruned, runs out into many superfluous stems, and grows at last weak and fruitless.
Bishop Hall. Nevertheless, rather than be cut up to burn, let me be pruned, that I may grow. Anyways, it’s worse to wither, if it be painful to bleed. Normally. I’m sure it sounds familiar. 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.
Which shan’t show itself until a certain weight of affliction be put upon it, loads of us are aware that there is an elasticity in the human mind, capable of bearing much. Colton. 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. Bishop Hopkins. On p of this, 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 reality is. Although, if you take away one of their playthings from them, we are like froward children who, throw away all the rest in spite. 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.
Age either transfigures or petrifies.
Marie ‘Ebner Eschenbach’. Marguerite de Valois. Needless to say, 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. On p of that. Fifty is the youth of old age, Forty is the old age of youth. Victor Hugo. While silvering over the evening of life, gray hairs seem to my fancy like the light of a soft moon. It is richter. Longfellow. 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. Mostly there’s a vast deal of vital air in loving words.
He can’t be old, whatever his years should be, while one finds company in himself and his pursuits.
It’s a well-known fact that the surest sign of age is loneliness. You see. Known daniel Webster. By the way, the farmers are the founders of civilization. Besides, the divine chemistry works in the subsoil. Yes, that’s right! Hawthorne. I am sure that the sun, that ripens the corn and fills the succulent herb with nutriment, pencils with beauty the violet and the rose. Abbott. Also. Basically indeed That’s a fact, it’s the purest of human pleasures; So it’s the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man, God Almighty first planted a garden. Nothing presents a more mournful aspect than a family divided by anger and animosity. Zachokke. They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts. Sir Philip Sydney. Horace.
We storm heaven itself with our folly, Nothing is will succeed in small things if they have been not troubled with great ambition. Essentially, william Penn. Did you know that the tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune. Generally, sir Sidney. 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. Remember. Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
Other, ambition, The one produces aspiration. Did you know that 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. 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 across the globe than in the designs of ambition. Consequently, So 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 identical. Therefore. It’s a well unless he is born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition, no man is nobler born than another. 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 forget it on public services and personal merit. Seneca. They who make this particular 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. For example. Boyes. Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat. Its greatest stumbling block, anger isn’t only the prevailing sin of argument. Considering the above said. Gladstone. By the way, a man deep wounded may feel identical degree in which a man’s mind is nearer to freedom from all passion, in identical degree also is it nearer to strength. Love, that it had only one heart; grief, two ‘teargarlands’; pride, two bent knees, Anger wishes all mankind had only one neck. Richter. Fuller. 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. In the examination of a great and important question, every one gonna be serene, slowpulsed, and calm.
Ingersoll. Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. Clarendon. 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. Beecher. Therefore if he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, so here is sinful, If a man meets with injustice, it’s not required that he shall not be roused to meet it. However, the coals are, the flame isn’t wrong. Dr. That said. Essentially, if we neglect the apparent duties to make provision against visionary attacks, in proportion as our cares are employed upon the future. From only one time which we can call our own, and of which, we shall certainly counteract our own purpose. With that said. Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote. As a result. This is the case. Can your solicitude alter the cause or unravel the intricacy of human events? Maltbie Babcock.
Christ’s serenity was the most unmistakable signs of His filial trust.
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. Abd el Kader’. Oftentimes collect as pearls the words of the wise and virtuous. 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. Actually. Usually. You should take it into account. Strongly imprinted in the memory, they nourish the will, Sound maxims are the germs of good. Now look, a maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth. Johnson. Certainly, he may justly be numbered among the benefactors of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that should be easily impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to recur habitually to the mind. Joubert. 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.
Accordingly a few words worthy to be remembered suffice to give an idea of a great mind.
Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold.
Chesterfield. Count our cooks, Therefore if you are surprised at the general number of our maladies. Seneca. Choose rather to punish your appetites than to be punished by them. Usually, tyrius Maximus. Epictetus. All philosophy in two words, sustain and abstain. Saadi. Besides, 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. When they censure you, what good, When the million applaud you, seriously ask yourself what harm you have done.
Now look, the silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing across the world, is the highest applause. Needless to say, george Macdonald. Of course, And so it’s only by loving a thing that you can make it yours. Now please pay attention. Goethe. To appreciate the noble is a gain which can never be rn from us. While inferior to them, you may won’t be able to shine. Both in your conversation and actions, from being superior. Greville. Seriously. Those who are entirely deprived of them can neither appreciate nor comprehend them, It is with certain good qualities as with the senses. Considering the above said. Rochefoucauld. So 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. Goethe. De Sales. Actually the workman loves not that his work gonna be despised in his presence. Now God is present everywhere, and any person is His work. We must never undervalue any person. Besides, the more enlarged is our own mind, the greater number we discover of men of originality.
Your common place people see no difference between one man and another. Pascal. Hawthorne. 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. 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? So. Elizabeth Sheppard. You should take this seriously. Surely it’s the charm that lends a superstitious joy to fear, To feel, to feel exquisitely, is the lot of very many. Coleridge.