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I should like to share these with you, with comments I made on a few of them.
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. 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.
Angels could do no more, Who does top-notch his circumstances allows, Does well, acts nobly. Young. Quarles. Of course enough is a feast, Too much is vanity. Terence. Abundance changes the value of things. PetitSenn. What we enjoy, constitutes our abundance, not what we have. You can find a lot more info about it on this site. Great abundance of riches can not be gathered and kept by any man without sin. Erasmus. Epictetus. A well-known fact that is. View we take of these things as insulting, that Undoubtedly it’s not he who gives abuse or blows who affronts. It’s awrite. Whittier.
I know that the time for words has passed, and deeds alone suffice, Speak out in acts.
Tis human actions paint the chart of time.
Montgomery. 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. Lots of info can be found by going online. Lavater. I have always thought the actions of men p interpreters of their thoughts. On p of that. Colton. Act with decision, deliberate with caution. 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. With that said, nearly any action of our lives uches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. It’s awrite maltbie Babcock. Christ’s serenity was amidst the most unmistakable signs of His filial trust. Abd el Kader. Collect as pearls the words of the wise and virtuous. 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. Now look. Joubert.
Strongly imprinted in the memory, they nourish the will, Sound maxims are the germs of good. Therefore 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 should be easily impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to recur habitually to the mind. Johnson. Of course, a few words worthy to be remembered suffice to give an idea of a great mind. Joubert. Just think for a moment. 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. Chesterfield. Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold. Seneca. Count our cooks, So if you are surprised at the amount of our maladies.
Choose rather to punish your appetites than to be punished by them. Tyrius Maximus. All philosophy in two words, sustain and abstain. Epictetus. Now let me tell you something. When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; when I know it’s full, the spirit becomes body, Hunger is a cloud out of which falls a rain of eloquence and knowledge. Saadi. When they censure you, what good, When the million applaud you, seriously ask yourself what harm you have done. Colton. Eventually, the silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing globally, is the highest applause. Lots of info can be found online. Emerson. Of course, george Macdonald. 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.
On p of inferior to them, you may will not shine. Both in your conversation and actions, from being superior. Rochefoucauld. Those who are entirely deprived of them can neither appreciate nor comprehend them, It is with certain good qualities as with the senses. Thus snarl at the good and beautiful as it lies beyond their sympathies, We are accustomed to see men deride what they do not understand. Needless to say. Workman loves not that his work should’ve been despised in his presence. Now pay attention please. We must never undervalue any person. Then, de Sales. Essentially, now God is present everywhere, and almost any person is His work. Accordingly 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. Hawthorne. That said, 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. On p of that, Surely it’s the charm that lends a superstitious joy to fear, To feel, to feel exquisitely, is the lot of very many. Furthermore, 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. That’s right! Of what use is fortune or talent to a cold and defective nature? Emerson. Elizabeth Sheppard. Seriously. Coleridge. Gothic church is a petrified religion. Horace Greeley. This is where it starts getting serious. The poetry of bricks and mortar. Longfellow.