From a neuroscience position we can say adulthood is when. Think about this when you look at the following. Interesting facts that Dr, we’ve got a few other random. Baird brought to the conference. Visit. Copyright 2007, Iris Fanning. S0268p=http 3A 2F 2FReprint Rights. Simply click to opt in or out. Therefore, please visit our website and sign up for your FREE weekly newsletter. Nonetheless. You may reprint this article as long as you leave maximum links active, do not edit the article in any way and give author name credit and include bookstore link. My dear Readers.
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.
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.
I should like to share these with you, with comments I made on a couple of them.
Angels could do no more, Who does better his circumstances allows, Does well, acts nobly.
Young. Enough is a feast, Too much is vanity. Yes, that’s right! Quarles. Terence. There’s a lot more information about this stuff here. Abundance changes the value of things. Petit Senn. What we enjoy, constitutes our abundance, not what we have. Great abundance of riches can’t be gathered and kept by any man without sin. Anyway. A well-known fact that is. Epictetus. However, when, therefore, anyone provokes you, be assured that So it’s your personal opinion which provokes you.
Accordingly the view we take of these things as insulting, that it’s not he who gives abuse or blows who affronts.
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 shan’t turn them to their hurt.
La Rochefoucauld. Although, moral conduct includes nearly any thing in which men are active and for which they are accountable. Consequently 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. Emmons. We can’t do all things. Consequently. Activity is the presence of function, -character is the record of function. Of course. That in all miseries lamenting becomes fools, and action wise folk.
Actually the time for words has passed, and deeds alone suffice, Speak out in acts. Montgomery. Tis human actions paint the chart of time. Great mind is a great sailor, as a great heart is. Emerson. Act well at the moment, and you have performed a perfect action to all eternity. Besides. Locke. I have always thought the actions of men top-notch interpreters of their thoughts. Colton. With that said, act with decision, deliberate with caution. Now let me tell you something. 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. Adam Clarke. Chapin.
Each action of our lives uches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
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, Surely it’s not to taste sweet things.
Rousseau. Carlyle. Show him the way of doing that, the dullest ‘daydrudge’ kindles into a hero. I’m sure it sounds familiar. To live ain’t merely to breathe. Write the tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune. You see, william Penn. You should take it into account. 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. Accordingly 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.
Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
The other, ambition, The one produces aspiration.
Beecher. That said, 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. Jeremy Taylor. Seneca. And 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 similar. Generally, unless he is born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition, no man is nobler born than another. Now pay attention please. I thought it right to say this much, with intention 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 parade with their family pictures and pedigrees, are, properly speaking, rather to be called noted or notorious than noble persons. Shakespeare. As a result, men in rage strike those that wish them best. It is richardson. People hardly ever do anything in anger, of which they do not repent. Boyes. Violence in the voice is often only the ‘death rattle’ of reason in the throat. So. Anyways, its greatest stumbling block, anger isn’t only the prevailing sin of argument. Now look, a man deepwounded may feel identical degree in which a man’s mind is nearer to freedom from all passion, in quite similar degree also is it nearer to strength. Marcus Antonius. Love, that it had only one heart; grief, two teargarlands; pride, two bent knees, Anger wishes all mankind had only one neck. Then again. Fuller. Basically, 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. Nonetheless, anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, any one gonna be serene, slowpulsed, and calm. Ingersoll. 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. Then again. If he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, so, that’s sinful, If a man meets with injustice, Undoubtedly it’s not required that he shall not be roused to meet it.
Coals are, the flame ain’t wrong. Beecher. Dr. Johnson. Did you hear about something like this before? If 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. Of course, let blockheads read what blockheads wrote. Fact. Can your solicitude alter the cause or unravel the intricacy of human events? Blair. Needless to say, anxiety has no place in the lifespan of one of God’s children.
Christ’s serenity was amidst the most unmistakable signs of His filial trust.
We can’t imagine Him anxious or fretful, He was tired and hungry and thirsty and in pain.
Maltbie Babcock. Collect as pearls the words of the wise and virtuous. Normally, abd el Kader. Tillotson. 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. Seriously. Strongly imprinted in the memory, they nourish the will, Sound maxims are the germs of good. You see, a maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth.
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. 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. Now regarding the aforementioned fact… Joubert. That said, a few words worthy to be remembered suffice to give an idea of a great mind. Chesterfield. Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold. Seneca.
Count our cooks, if you are surprised at the amount of our maladies.
Choose rather to punish your appetites than to be punished by them. Epictetus. Besides, all philosophy in two words, sustain and abstain. Saadi. Of course 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. Colton. Emerson. Have you heard about something like this before? The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing across the globe, is the highest applause.
It’s only by loving a thing that you can make it yours. George Macdonald. To appreciate the noble is a gain which can never be rn from us. Goethe. Of course while inferior to them, you may won’t shine. Both in your conversation and actions, from being superior. Greville. Rochefoucauld. Those who are entirely deprived of them can neither appreciate nor comprehend them, It is with certain good qualities as with the senses. Consequently snarl at the good and beautiful since it lies beyond their sympathies, We are accustomed to see men deride what they do not understand. Certainly. We must never undervalue any person. Now God is present everywhere, and each person is His work. Therefore the workman loves not that his work gonna be despised in his presence. Furthermore, de Sales.
Essentially, your ‘commonplace’ people see no difference between one man and another.
Pascal. Besides, the more enlarged is our own mind, the greater number we discover of men of originality. 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. Elizabeth Sheppard. Emerson. 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. Remember, it’s the charm that lends a superstitious joy to fear, To feel, to feel exquisitely, is the lot of very many. Of what use is fortune or talent to a cold and defective nature? Actually, a Gothic church is a petrified religion. Coleridge. Horace Greeley.