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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. And 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. Young. Angels could do no more, Who does p his circumstances allows, Does well, acts nobly. Notice that quarles. Did you hear of something like that before? Enough is a feast, Too much is vanity. Fact. Nevertheless, abundance changes the value of things. 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. Epictetus. And therefore 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 And so it’s your opinion which provokes you. La Rochefoucauld. Known loads of us are aware that there are no accidents so unfortunate from which skillful men shouldn’t draw some advantage, nor so fortunate that foolish men shouldn’t turn them to their hurt. Emmons. It is moral conduct includes every thing in which men are active and for which they are accountable. For all these things they are accountable to God, They are active in their desires, their intentions, and in any thing they say and do of choice. We can not do all things. Anyway. Notice that activity is the presence of function, -character is the record of function. Greenough. I’m sure you heard about this. Sir Sidney.
That in all miseries lamenting becomes fools, and action wise folk.
Then the time for words has passed, and deeds alone suffice, Speak out in acts. Montgomery. Tis human actions paint the chart of time. Did you know that a great mind is a perfect sailor, as a great heart is. Emerson. Considering the above said. Act well at the moment, and you have performed a great action to all eternity. Lavater. I have always thought the actions of men p interpreters of their thoughts. Locke. Make sure you drop a comment about it in the comment form. Act with decision, deliberate with caution. Usually. 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. Nearly any action of our lives uches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. Chapin. Usually, 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. Oftentimes carlyle. Rousseau. Let me tell you something. To live isn’t merely to breathe. Show him the way of doing that, the dullest daydrudge kindles into a hero. Remember, 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.
He is much greater who can both raise and rule it, the masterspirit who can rule the storm is great. Magoon. Longfellow. 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. Bovee. Seriously. Time’s best gift to us is serenity. That’s a fact, it’s corruption also. Storm is a lot better than the calm, as it declares the presence of a living principle. Simms. Stagnation is something worse than death. A well-known fact that is. Better that we should err in action than wholly refuse to perform. Of what actually was wrong we are always conscious, nobody knows what he is doing while he is acting rightly. Then again. There is more information about this stuff here. Phillips Brooks. Considering the above said. So that law was amidst the most pregnant of all truths about the mystery of Force, amongst 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.
Whenever having succeeded, dares not present a thanksgiving, that action isn’t warrantable which either blushes to beg a blessing. Quarles. Amid the most mercenary ages And so it’s but a secondary sort of admiration that is bestowed upon magnificence. Shenstone. Joubert. Whatever is admirable becomes way more admirable, That which astonishes, astonishes once. Needless to say. Oftentimes 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. Richard Baxter. Known so that I might see His kingdom come! Now please pay attention. Spirit and the bride say.’ Even so, come, Lord Jesus. It must be the joyfulest tidings globally, if I were but sure that I should live to see the coming of the Lord. And so it’s the characteristic of His saints to love His appearing, and to look for that blessed hope. So, 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. Chapin. Fact, the brightest crowns that are worn in heaven been tried and smelted and polished and glorified through the furnace of tribulation. 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. Notice. And now here’s the question. Must not earth be rent before her gems are found?
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 long as he is tuning them. Beecher. Storms purify the atmosphere. On p of this. Purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm. Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. Needless to say, lady Montague. Begin nothing without considering what the end might be. Goldsmith. It had been 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.
They remain open to the softly falling dew, but shut up in the violent downpour of rain, hearts are flowers. Even if it be well founded, a man takes contradiction and advice a great deal more easily than people think, only he shall not bear it when violently given. Noone was ever the better for advice. Lord Shaftesbury. Michelet. Affection is powerful in its gentleness, Love is strong in its passion. I may not to the world impart/The secret of its power,/treasured in my inmost heart/I keep my faded flower. Ellen Howarth. Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. I’d say if they are wholly restrained love will die at the roots. Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions. Hawthorne. Matthew Henry. Actually, laurence Sterne. It can always dignify and alleviate, misfortune, patience can not remove. On p of this.
Now look, the loss of a beloved connection awakens an interest in heaven before unfelt.
Besides, the eternal stars shine out whenever And so it’s dark enough. Eventually. With all that said… Sanctified cross is a fruitful tree, Grace will ever speak for itself and be fruitful in ‘welldoing’. Usually. With that said, not in sanctifying afflictions, I believe in sanctified afflictions. That’s where it starts getting really intriguing. The reverse, affliction of itself does not sanctify anybody. Make sure you drop a few comments about it. Powell. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. They will let it go, when God makes the world for the most part there’s no Gethsemane without its angel!
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. Landor. So if he be not cut short of his desires and pruned with afflictions, consequently doth p man, As the most generous vine, I’d say in case it is not pruned, runs out into many superfluous stems, and grows at last weak and fruitless. Undoubtedly it’s worse to wither, So in case it be painful to bleed. Notice that rather than be cut up to burn, let me be pruned, that I may grow. Bishop Hall. That said. Keep reading! 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 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.
And being that 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. Then again, 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. Therefore in case 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. Alexander Maclaren. Marie ‘EbnerEschenbach’. For example, age either transfigures or petrifies. Have a care lest the wrinkles in the face extend to the heart. Loads of info can be found online. Marguerite de Valois.
I love everything that’s old, old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine. Goldsmith. Fifty is the youth of old age, Forty is the old age of youth. Victor Hugo. Therefore. Whenever silvering over the evening of life, gray hairs seem to my fancy like the light of a soft moon. This is the case. 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. Landor. So there’s a vast deal of vital air in loving words. Alcott. He can’t be old, whatever his years can be, while one finds company in himself and his pursuits. That’s right! The surest sign of age is loneliness. Farmers are the founders of civilization. Normally, daniel Webster. Nonetheless, the divine chemistry works in the subsoil.
The sun, that ripens the corn and fills the succulent herb with nutriment, on p of that pencils with beauty the violet and the rose.
Abbott. Bacon. Indeed And so it’s the purest of human pleasures; it’s the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man, God Almighty first planted a garden. Zachokke. Nothing presents a more mournful aspect than a family divided by anger and animosity. You should take it into account. They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts. There’s some more info about it on this website. Sir Philip Sydney.
We storm heaven itself with our folly, Nothing is would succeed in small things if they have been not troubled with great ambition. Besides, 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.
The other, ambition, The one produces aspiration.
Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. Beecher. 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. Then, 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.
Surely 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. 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. 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. As a result. Unless he is born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition, no man is nobler born than another. Therefore. Generally, men in rage strike those that wish them best. 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. Gladstone. Its greatest ‘stumbling block’, anger isn’t only the prevailing sin of argument. Now please pay attention. Man deepwounded 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. Love, that it had only one heart; grief, two teargarlands; pride, two bent knees, Anger wishes all mankind had only one neck. I’m sure it sounds familiar. Richter. Now regarding the aforementioned fact… 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, nearly any one going to be serene, slow pulsed, and calm. Nonetheless, anger blows out the lamp of the mind. Eventually. Actually.
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.
Coals are, the flame isn’t wrong. Consequently, if he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, here is sinful, If a man meets with injustice, So it’s not required that he shall not be roused to meet it. Generally. Johnson. So in case 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.
Can your solicitude alter the cause or unravel the intricacy of human events?
Blair. Notice, maltbie Babcock. Anxiety has no place in the lifespan of one of God’s children. For instance, christ’s serenity was amongst the most unmistakable signs of His filial trust. Let me tell you something. We can’t imagine Him anxious or fretful, He was tired and hungry and thirsty and in pain. Furthermore, abdelKader’. With that said, collect as pearls the words of the wise and virtuous. Yes, that’s right! 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.
a maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth.
Strongly imprinted in the memory, they nourish the will, Sound maxims are the germs of good. Certainly. That said, 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. So 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. On p of that. Generally, 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, if you are surprised at the general amount of our maladies. Seneca. Now look. Choose rather to punish your appetites than to be punished by them.
All philosophy in two words, sustain and abstain.
Epictetus. Basically. Of course 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. When they censure you, what good, When the million applaud you, seriously ask yourself what harm you have done. Now regarding the aforementioned fact… Colton. You should take this seriously. Silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing on earth, is the highest applause. Emerson. That’s a fact, it’s only by loving a thing that you can make it yours. George Macdonald. Essentially, 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. Of course. Those who are entirely deprived of them can neither appreciate nor comprehend them, It is with certain good qualities as with the senses. 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. Seriously. Now God is present everywhere, and nearly any person is His work. De Sales. Did you hear of something like that before? We must never undervalue any person. Now look, the workman loves not that his work will be despised in his presence. More enlarged is our own mind, the greater number we discover of men of originality.
Your commonplace people see no difference between one man and another. Pascal. Hawthorne. Normally, 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. And so it’s the charm that lends a superstitious joy to fear, To feel, to feel exquisitely, is the lot of very many. Elizabeth Sheppard. 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? Ok, and now one of the most important parts. Emerson. Coleridge.