From a neuroscience viewpoint we can say adulthood is when. Think about this when you look at the following. Interesting facts that Dr, we have a few other random. Baird brought to the conference. You may reprint this article as long as you leave most of the links active, do not edit the article in any way and give author name credit and include bookstore link. S0268p=http 3A 2F 2FReprint Rights. Copyright 2007, Iris Fanning. Please visit our website and sign up for your FREE weekly newsletter. Visit. Worldwide. Simply click to opt in or out. My dear Readers.
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Compiled by Charles Noel Douglas, 1940, Blue Ribbon Books, 14 West 49th Street, New York City,, Many years ago I read a book, FORTY THOUSAND QUOTATIONS, Prose and Poetical. Thus 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. It is young. Basically, angels could do no more, Who does top-notch his circumstances allows, Does well, acts nobly. Quarles.
Enough is a feast, Too much is vanity.
Abundance changes the value of things. Then, what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance, not what we have. Remember, petit Senn. You see. Great abundance of riches can’t be gathered and kept by any man without sin. View we take of these things as insulting, that it’s not he who gives abuse or blows who affronts. Certainly. When, therefore, anyone provokes you, be assured that That’s a fact, it’s your opinion which provokes you. It is mostly there’re no accidents so unfortunate from which skillful men shan’t draw some advantage, nor so fortunate that foolish men shan’t turn them to their hurt. You see, la Rochefoucauld. Basically 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. On p of this, moral conduct includes any thing in which men are active and for which they are accountable. Then. Virgil.
We can’t do all things.
Activity is the presence of function, -character is the record of function. That in all miseries lamenting becomes fools, and action wise folk. That said, sir Sidney. Fact. With that said, the time for words has passed, and deeds alone suffice, Speak out in acts. Then again. Just keep reading. Tis human actions paint the chart of time. Now look. Emerson. That said, a great mind is an ideal sailor, as a great heart is. Act well at the moment, and you have performed a great action to all eternity. Lavater. I have always thought the actions of men top-notch interpreters of their thoughts. Locke. Act with decision, deliberate with caution. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. 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. Fact, adam Clarke. Chapin.
Every action of our lives uches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
Show him the way of doing that, the dullest day drudge kindles into a hero.
To live ain’t merely to breathe. Rousseau. 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, And so it’s not to taste sweet things. Carlyle. Of course. That’s a fact, 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. Anyway, he is much greater who can both raise and rule it, the ‘masterspirit’ who can rule the storm is great. Some info can be found easily by going online. 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. Remember, time’s best gift to us is serenity.
Stagnation is something worse than death.
Storm is a lot better than the calm, as it declares the presence of a living principle. It’s corruption also. Better that we should err in action than wholly refuse to perform. Also. I’m sure you heard about this. Of what’s wrong we are always conscious, noone knows what he is doing while he is acting rightly. Goethe. Phillips Brooks. Therefore that law is among 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 one another. With all that said… Quarles. While having succeeded, dares not present a thanksgiving, that action ain’t warrantable which either blushes to beg a blessing. Considering the above said. Amid the most mercenary ages So it’s but a secondary sort of admiration that is bestowed upon magnificence.
Whatever is admirable becomes way more admirable, That which astonishes, astonishes once.
Joubert. Nonetheless. 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 must be the joyfulest tidings globally, if I were but sure that I must live to see the coming of the Lord. So that I might see His kingdom come! That’s a fact, it’s the characteristic of His saints to love His appearing, and to look for that blessed hope. Spirit and the bride say.’ Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Richard Baxter. To cleanse them, god brings men into deep waters, not to drown them. Aughey. Now regarding the aforementioned fact… Washington Irving.
Great minds rise above them, Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes.
Now look, the brightest crowns that are worn in heaven are 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. Notice that mrs. Certainly. Let me ask you something. Must not earth be rent before her gems are found? And so 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 as he is tuning them.
Storms purify the atmosphere.
Beecher. It’s an interesting fact that the purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm. Although. That’s where it starts getting very serious, right? Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. Begin nothing without considering what the end might be. Anyway, lady Montague. Goldsmith. It’s awrite. There’s a vast deal of vital air in loving words. Alcott. Then again, he can not be old, whatever his years might be, while one finds company in himself and his pursuits.
Accordingly the surest sign of age is loneliness.
The farmers are the founders of civilization.
Daniel Webster. I’m sure that the divine chemistry works in the subsoil. Eventually. Sun, that ripens the corn and fills the succulent herb with nutriment, pencils with beauty the violet and the rose. Abbott. Bacon. That is interesting. And indeed it’s the purest of human pleasures; Undoubtedly 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 should succeed in small things if they’ve been not troubled with great ambition. Longfellow. William Penn. Basically, the tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune. Of course 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. Eventually, sir Sidney. 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. Actually the other, ambition, The one produces aspiration.
Beecher. Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. 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 earth than in the designs of ambition. Jeremy Taylor. That’s a fact, 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 really similar. Seneca. You should take it into account. 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. Oftentimes unless he is born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition, no man is nobler born than another. Furthermore.
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.
Men in rage strike those that wish them best.
Shakespeare. It is richardson. Now let me tell you something. People hardly ever do anything in anger, of which they do not repent. Besides, violence in the voice is often only the ‘death rattle’ of reason in the throat. Boyes. Its greatest stumbling block, anger isn’t only the prevailing sin of argument. Gladstone. Anyways, george Eliot. Now please pay attention.
Therefore a man deep wounded may feel similar degree in which a man’s mind is nearer to freedom from all passion, in identical degree also is it nearer to strength. Write richter.
Love, that it had only one heart; grief, two ‘tear garlands’; pride, two bent knees, Anger wishes all mankind had only one neck.
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. Ingersoll. In the examination of a great and important question, almost any one going to be serene, slow pulsed, and calm. 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.
The coals are, the flame isn’t wrong.
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. Consequently. On p of that. Johnson. Nevertheless, if we neglect the apparent duties to make provision against visionary attacks, in proportion as our cares are employed upon the future. From the main time which we can call our own, and of which, we shall certainly counteract our own purpose. Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote. Of course. Oftentimes blair. Can your solicitude alter the cause or unravel the intricacy of human events? Anxiety has no place in the lifespan of one of God’s children. Christ’s serenity was the most unmistakable signs of His filial trust. We can not imagine Him anxious or fretful, He was tired and hungry and thirsty and in pain. Now look. Maltbie Babcock. Collect as pearls the words of the wise and virtuous. Abd el Kader. Anyway.
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.
Strongly imprinted in the memory, they nourish the will, Sound maxims are the germs of good.
Joubert. Therefore a maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth. Now pay attention please. Johnson. 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. By the way, a few words worthy to be remembered suffice to give an idea of a great mind. Loads of us are aware that there are 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.
Chesterfield. Count our cooks, Therefore if you are surprised at the tal amount of our maladies. For example. Tyrius Maximus. Choose rather to punish your appetites than to be punished by them. Therefore. All philosophy in two words, sustain and abstain. When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; when So it’s full, the spirit becomes body, Hunger is a cloud out of which falls a rain of eloquence and knowledge. Saadi. Now pay attention please. Colton. When they censure you, what good, When the million applaud you, seriously ask yourself what harm you have done. Emerson. Silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing on earth, is the highest applause. Actually, Undoubtedly it’s only by loving a thing that you can make it yours.
To appreciate the noble is a gain which can never be rn from us.
Goethe. Greville. In addition to inferior to them, you may struggle to shine. Both in your conversation and actions, from being superior. Have you heard of something like that before? 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 as long as it lies beyond their sympathies, We are accustomed to see men deride what they do not understand. With that said. Workman loves not that his work will be despised in his presence. We must never undervalue any person. Basically, de Sales. Now God is present everywhere, and every person is His work. Now look, the more enlarged is our own mind, the greater number we discover of men of originality. Pascal. Your ‘commonplace’ people see no difference between one man and another. 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.