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I should like to share these with you, gether with comments I made on a couple of them.
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.
So 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 p his circumstances allows, Does well, acts nobly. Then again, enough is a feast, Too much is vanity. Some information can be found easily online. Quarles. Terence. Abundance changes the value of things. What we enjoy, constitutes our abundance, not what we have. Sounds familiardoesn’t it? PetitSenn. Erasmus. Great abundance of riches can not be gathered and kept by any man without sin. Nevertheless.
Accordingly the view we take of these things as insulting, that it’s not he who gives abuse or blows who affronts. When, therefore, anyone provokes you, be assured that it’s your favorite opinion which provokes you. La Rochefoucauld. There’re no accidents so unfortunate from which skillful men shouldn’t draw some advantage, nor so fortunate that foolish men won’t turn them to their hurt. Although, 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. For example, moral conduct includes any thing in which men are active and for which they are accountable.
We can’t do all things.
Virgil. Activity is the presence of function, -character is the record of function. Greenough. However, that in all miseries lamenting becomes fools, and action wise folk. Sir Sidney. Whittier. Time for words has passed, and deeds alone suffice, Speak out in acts. Tis human actions paint the chart of time. Montgomery. Besides. Notice, a great mind is a perfect sailor, as a great heart is. Nevertheless. Act well at the moment, and you have performed an ideal action to all eternity. I have always thought the actions of men p interpreters of their thoughts. There’s some more info about it here. Locke.
Act with decision, deliberate with caution. Colton. Carlyle. To do what lies clearly at hand, our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance. Then again, I have lived to know that the secret of happiness is never to allow your energies to stagnate. Adam Clarke. That’s interesting. Chapin. Every 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. Then. Essentially. Anyways, 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. To live isn’t merely to breathe. He is much greater who can both raise and rule it, the masterspirit who can rule the storm is great. Nonetheless. You see, 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. Stagnation is something worse than death. That said, better that we should err in action than wholly refuse to perform. Simms. Usually, That’s a fact, it’s corruption also. Anyway, the storm is a lot better than the calm, as it declares the presence of a living principle. Of what’s wrong we are always conscious, noone knows what he is doing while he is acting rightly. On p of this. Phillips Brooks. Have you heard about something like that before? And that law was the most pregnant of all truths about the mystery of Force, amidst 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. Quarles.
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. Remember, whatever is admirable becomes more admirable, That which astonishes, astonishes once. Now let me tell you something. Joubert. Generally, 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. So it’s the characteristic of His saints to love His appearing, and to look for that blessed hope. Eventually, the Spirit and the bride say.’ Even so, come, Lord Jesus. So that I might see His kingdom come! Known richard Baxter. It should be the joyfulest tidings globally, if I were but sure that I must live to see the coming of the Lord.
To cleanse them, god brings men into deep waters, not to drown them. Aughey. Washington Irving. Great minds rise above them, Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes. It’s an interesting fact that the brightest crowns that are worn in heaven was tried and smelted and polished and glorified through the furnace of tribulation. Chapin. Anyways, 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. Oftentimes thomas a Kempis. Notice that hemans. Mrs. So here’s a question. Must not earth be rent before her gems are found?
Men think God is destroying them as long as he is tuning them.
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. Storms purify the atmosphere. Beecher. Seriously. I know that 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. Lady Montague. Goldsmith. It is well observed that few are better qualified to give others advice than those who have taken the least of it themselves. Helvetius. Although, 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. Just think for a moment. Richter. Even if it be well founded, a man takes contradiction and advice far more easily than people think, only he would not bear it when violently given. 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. Ellen Howarth. Of course, sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions. A well-known fact that is. Matthew Henry. Hawthorne. You should take it into account. 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. That’s interesting right? It can always dignify and alleviate, misfortune, patience can not remove. Laurence Sterne. Bovee. Certainly, the loss of a beloved connection awakens an interest in heaven before unfelt. Did you know that the eternal stars shine out since And so it’s dark enough. Now pay attention please. Carlyle. Basically. Actually the sanctified cross is a fruitful tree, Grace will ever speak for itself and be fruitful in well doing. Not in sanctifying afflictions, I believe in sanctified afflictions.
Reverse, affliction of itself does not sanctify anybody. Spurgeon. Powell. They will let it go, when God makes the world for the most part there’s no Gethsemane without its angel! Landor. It is and 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. Needless to say, So it’s worse to wither, Therefore if it be painful to bleed. Bishop Hall. So if he be not cut short of his desires and pruned with afflictions, doth better man, As the most generous vine, Therefore if it is not pruned, runs out into many superfluous stems, and grows at last weak and fruitless. 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. Colton.
Which should not show itself until a certain weight of affliction be put upon it, there’s an elasticity in the human mind, capable of bearing much.
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.
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. Bishop Hopkins. Now please pay attention. 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.
While 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 I know 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. Alexander Maclaren. Age either transfigures or petrifies. Needless to say, marie EbnerEschenbach. Marguerite de Valois. Have a care lest the wrinkles in the face extend to the heart. Goldsmith. Essentially, I love everything that’s old, old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine. Fifty is the youth of old age, Forty is the old age of youth.
Whenever silvering over the evening of life, gray hairs seem to my fancy like the light of a soft moon.
Richter. For example. Then, 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. However, there’s a vast deal of vital air in loving words. Just keep reading! Landor. He can’t be old, whatever his years can be, while one finds company in himself and his pursuits. Now please pay attention. And therefore the surest sign of age is loneliness. Alcott. Farmers are the founders of civilization.
The divine chemistry works in the subsoil.
Hawthorne. Abbott. Therefore the sun, that ripens the corn and fills the succulent herb with nutriment, pencils with beauty the violet and the rose. Bacon. Consequently indeed And so it’s the purest of human pleasures; And 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. Furthermore. We storm heaven itself with our folly, Nothing is should succeed in small things if they’ve been not troubled with great ambition. Longfellow. Let me tell you something. Tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune.
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.
Sir Sidney. Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. Remember, the other, ambition, The one produces aspiration. Beecher. Besides, 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. Nonetheless, 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.
Undoubtedly 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.
Seneca. 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, with an eye to repel the insolence of men who depend entirely upon chance and accidental circumstances for distinction, and most welcome on public services and personal merit. They who make this type of a parade with their family pictures and pedigrees, are, properly speaking, rather to be called noted or notorious than noble persons. You see. Men in rage strike those that wish them best. Shakespeare. Richardson. People hardly ever do anything in anger, of which they do not repent. Also, violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat. Boyes. A well-known fact that is. Its greatest stumbling block, anger ain’t only the prevailing sin of argument.
a man ‘deepwounded’ may feel identical degree in which a man’s mind is nearer to freedom from all passion, in really similar degree also is it nearer to strength. A well-known fact that is. Marcus Antonius. It’s a well love, that it had only one heart; grief, two tear garlands; 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. You should take it into account. Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.
Ingersoll. In the examination of a great and important question, each one might be serene, slowpulsed, and calm. 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. Also. That said, the coals are, the flame isn’t wrong. Beecher. If he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, look, that’s sinful, If a man meets with injustice, I know it’s not required that he shall not be roused to meet it. Johnson. That’s where it starts getting very interesting, right? Dr. 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.
Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote. Chesterfield. Can your solicitude alter the cause or unravel the intricacy of human events? As a result. It is anxiety has no place in the lifetime of one of God’s children. We can not imagine Him anxious or fretful, He was tired and hungry and thirsty and in pain. Maltbie Babcock. Now let me tell you something. Christ’s serenity was the most unmistakable signs of His filial trust. AbdelKader’. 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. Tillotson. That’s where it starts getting really entertaining.a maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth. As a result. Now please pay attention. 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 should be easily impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to recur habitually to the mind. Johnson. Mostly 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. Did you know that a few words worthy to be remembered suffice to give an idea of a great mind. Joubert. Chesterfield. Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold. Count our cooks, if you are surprised at the general number of our maladies. Seneca. Tyrius Maximus.
Choose rather to punish your appetites than to be punished by them.
All philosophy in two words, sustain and abstain.
Epictetus. Saadi. Just think for a moment. When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; when Undoubtedly it’s full, the spirit becomes body, Hunger is a cloud out of which falls a rain of eloquence and knowledge. This is the case. When they censure you, what good, When the million applaud you, seriously ask yourself what harm you have done. Colton. On p of that. Silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing across the world, is the highest applause. It’s only by loving a thing that you can make it yours. Normally, george Macdonald. To appreciate the noble is a gain which can never be rn from us. Goethe. Greville.
On p of 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. On p of this, and snarl at the good and beautiful being that it lies beyond their sympathies, We are accustomed to see men deride what they do not understand. With that said. This is the case. De Sales. Considering the above said. We must never undervalue any person. You should take this seriously. Workman loves not that his work gonna be despised in his presence. Now God is present everywhere, and almost any person is His work. Your commonplace people see no difference between one man and another. Accordingly the more enlarged is our own mind, the greater number we discover of men of originality. Therefore. Hawthorne. Whether for good or evil, So 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.