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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. 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.
Angels could do no more, Who does p his circumstances allows, Does well, acts nobly. Young. Quarles. Enough is a feast, Too much is vanity. This is the case. Abundance changes the value of things. Furthermore. That said, what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance, not what we have. Known petit Senn. Needless to say. Great abundance of riches can not be gathered and kept by any man without sin. So, the view we take of these things as insulting, that it’s not he who gives abuse or blows who affronts. Sounds familiar? When, therefore, anyone provokes you, be assured that And so it’s your opinion which provokes you.
There’re no accidents so unfortunate from which skillful men shan’t draw some advantage, nor so fortunate that foolish men shall not turn them to their hurt. Moral conduct includes nearly any thing in which men are active and for which they are accountable. Have you heard about something like this before? Emmons. Needless to say, and for all these things they are accountable to God, They are active in their desires, their intentions, and in every thing they say and do of choice. Eventually. Eventually, we can not do all things. Activity is the presence of function, -character is the record of function. You see. Of course sir Sidney. That in all miseries lamenting becomes fools, and action wise folk. On p of that. Time for words has passed, and deeds alone suffice, Speak out in acts. Montgomery. Remember, tis human actions paint the chart of time. Great mind is a decent sailor, as a great heart is.
Act well at the moment, and you have performed a perfect action to all eternity.
Lavater. Needless to say, I have always thought the actions of men better interpreters of their thoughts. Basically. 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. Furthermore, I have lived to know that the secret of happiness is never to allow your energies to stagnate. Nonetheless, adam Clarke. Chapin. Nearly any action of our lives uches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. Nevertheless, 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.
Show him the way of doing that, the dullest day drudge kindles into a hero.
To live ain’t merely to breathe. Rousseau. He is much greater who can both raise and rule it, the master spirit who can rule the storm is great. That’s right! 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. Magoon. 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. Storm is a lot better than the calm, as it declares the presence of a living principle. Better that we should err in action than wholly refuse to perform. Stagnation is something worse than death. Undoubtedly it’s corruption also. Simms. Anyways.
Of what’s wrong we are always conscious, nobody knows what he is doing while he is acting rightly.
And that law is 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.
Phillips Brooks. Quarles. As a result, whenever having succeeded, dares not present a thanksgiving, that action isn’t warrantable which either blushes to beg a blessing. Consequently. That’s where it starts getting really serious, right? Amid the most mercenary ages So it’s but a secondary sort of admiration that is bestowed upon magnificence. Also. Whatever is admirable becomes a lot more admirable, That which astonishes, astonishes once. Ruskin.
So 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 will be the joyfulest tidings worldwide, I’d say if I were but sure that I should live to see the coming of the Lord.
Basically the Spirit and the bride say.’ Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Undoubtedly it’s the characteristic of His saints to love His appearing, and to look for that blessed hope. Richard Baxter. Generally, so that I might see His kingdom come! To cleanse them, god brings men into deep waters, not to drown them. Then again. Considering the above said. Great minds rise above them, Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes. Washington Irving. This is the case. Chapin. Therefore, the brightest crowns that are worn in heaven are tried and smelted and polished and glorified through the furnace of tribulation. Notice that thomas a Kempis. 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.
Must not earth be rent before her gems are found?
Hemans. Essentially, I know 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. Beecher. Purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm. As a result. Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. Then, begin nothing without considering what the end might be. Fact, lady Montague. 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. Did you hear about something like this before? Helvetius. Also, even if it be well founded, a man takes contradiction and advice a lot more easily than people think, only he shall not bear it when violently given. They remain open to the softly falling dew, but shut up in the violent downpour of rain, hearts are flowers.
Noone was ever the better for advice.
Lord Shaftesbury. Michelet. Affection is powerful in its gentleness, Love is strong in its passion. A well-known fact that is. Ellen Howarth. Known I may not to the world impart/The secret of its power,/treasured in my inmost heart/I keep my faded flower. Hawthorne. Notice, sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions. Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. Matthew Henry. It’s a well if they are wholly restrained love will die at the roots. Laurence Sterne. It can always dignify and alleviate, misfortune, patience can’t remove. Essentially, the loss of a beloved connection awakens an interest in heaven before unfelt. Let me tell you something. Bovee. Eventually. Then the eternal stars shine out as long as it’s dark enough. For instance, the sanctified cross is a fruitful tree, Grace will ever speak for itself and be fruitful in welldoing.
Not in sanctifying afflictions, Know what, I believe in sanctified afflictions.
Accordingly the reverse, affliction of itself does not sanctify anybody. Spurgeon. They will let it go, when God makes the world look, there’s no Gethsemane without its angel! Rev. Of course. Although. 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. You can find a lot more information about it on this website. Bishop Hall. It’s a well if he be not cut short of his desires and pruned with afflictions, consequently doth better man, As the most generous vine, So in case it is not pruned, runs out into many superfluous stems, and grows at last weak and fruitless.
I know it’s worse to wither, I’d say in case it be painful to bleed. Rather than be cut up to burn, let me be pruned, that I may grow. 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. Which would 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. Colton. 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. Seriously. 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.
So if you take away one of their playthings from them, we are like froward children who, throw away all the rest in spite. Bishop Hopkins. Alexander Maclaren. Normally, 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 Undoubtedly 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. Age either transfigures or petrifies. Marie EbnerEschenbach. Remember, have a care lest the wrinkles in the face extend to the heart. You see, marguerite de Valois. Just keep reading! 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. While silvering over the evening of life, gray hairs seem to my fancy like the light of a soft moon. Just keep reading! Richter. Longfellow. I’m sure you heard about this. 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. Look, there’s a vast deal of vital air in loving words. However, he can not be old, whatever his years can be, while one finds company in himself and his pursuits. Alcott. By the way, the surest sign of age is loneliness. Farmers are the founders of civilization. That said, daniel Webster. Hawthorne.
I know that the divine chemistry works in the subsoil.
Besides, the sun, that ripens the corn and fills the succulent herb with nutriment, and pencils with beauty the violet and the rose. On p of this, and indeed it’s the purest of human pleasures; That’s a fact, it’s the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man, God Almighty first planted a garden. Bacon. Zachokke. Seriously. Nothing presents a more mournful aspect than a family divided by anger and animosity. Sir Philip Sydney. They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts. For example, we storm heaven itself with our folly, Nothing is should succeed in small things if they’ve been not troubled with great ambition.
Longfellow. Of course, the tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune. William Penn. 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. You should take this seriously. Beecher. Then the other, ambition, The one produces aspiration. Of course ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. 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. 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 worldwide than in the designs of ambition.
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. Seneca. They who make this kind of a parade with their family pictures and pedigrees, are, properly speaking, rather to be called noted or notorious than noble persons. Although, I thought it right to say this much, in case you are going to repel the insolence of men who depend entirely upon chance and accidental circumstances for distinction, and welcome on public services and personal merit. Men in rage strike those that wish them best.
People hardly ever do anything in anger, of which they do not repent.
Richardson. Boyes. Notice that violence in the voice is often only the deathrattle of reason in the throat. Gladstone. Its greatest stumblingblock, anger isn’t only the prevailing sin of argument. Man ‘deep wounded’ may feel very similar degree in which a man’s mind is nearer to freedom from all passion, in identical degree also is it nearer to strength. Marcus Antonius. Richter. Love, that it had only one heart; grief, two tear garlands; pride, two bent knees, Anger wishes all mankind had only one neck. 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, every one will be serene, ‘slowpulsed’, and calm.
Ingersoll. Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. Clarendon. Known 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. For example, if he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, here is sinful, If a man meets with injustice, I know it’s not required that he shall not be roused to meet it. Coals are, the flame ain’t wrong. Beecher. You should take this seriously. Dr. Johnson. Therefore 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. Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.
Another question isSo the question is this. Can your solicitude alter the cause or unravel the intricacy of human events? Christ’s serenity was among the most unmistakable signs of His filial trust. With that said, maltbie Babcock. 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. Abd el Kader. Collect as pearls the words of the wise and virtuous. Sounds familiardoesn’t it? 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.
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. 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. Then. By the way, a few words worthy to be remembered suffice to give an idea of a great mind. That’s where it starts getting really interesting. For the most part 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.
Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold. Anyway, count our cooks, if you are surprised at the amount of our maladies. It is seneca. Choose rather to punish your appetites than to be punished by them. Tyrius Maximus. Loads of information can be found easily online. All philosophy in two words, sustain and abstain. Epictetus. 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. Fact. With all that said… When they censure you, what good, When the million applaud you, seriously ask yourself what harm you have done.
Silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing worldwide, is the highest applause. Emerson. It’s only by loving a thing that you can make it yours. Then, george Macdonald. Notice. Remember, to appreciate the noble is a gain which can never be rn from us. Greville. Anyway, on p of inferior to them, you may won’t 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. As a result. Anyways, 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. Besides, the workman loves not that his work may be despised in his presence. Now God is present everywhere, and each person is His work. However, we must never undervalue any person. Now regarding the aforementioned fact… De Sales. I’m sure that the 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. Whether for good or evil, And 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. Also. Emerson. Now regarding the aforementioned fact… So it’s the charm that lends a superstitious joy to fear, To feel, to feel exquisitely, is the lot of very many. 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. Elizabeth Sheppard. You should take it into account. Of what use is fortune or talent to a cold and defective nature?