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I would like to share these with you, gether with comments I made on a few of them.
Basically 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 better his circumstances allows, Does well, acts nobly. Young. Enough is a feast, Too much is vanity. It is quarles. Abundance changes the value of things. Terence. Then again. Actually, what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance, not what we have. Erasmus. Great abundance of riches can’t be gathered and kept by any man without sin. Fact, when, therefore, anyone provokes you, be assured that Surely it’s your favourite opinion which provokes you. Epictetus. Basically the view we take of these things as insulting, that I know it’s not he who gives abuse or blows who affronts. La Rochefoucauld. Most of us know that there are no accidents so unfortunate from which skillful men shan’t draw some advantage, nor so fortunate that foolish men shouldn’t turn them to their hurt. Therefore, and 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. Moral conduct includes each thing in which men are active and for which they are accountable. Emmons. Of course we can’t do all things.
Activity is the presence of function, -character is the record of function. That in all miseries lamenting becomes fools, and action wise folk. Sir Sidney. Whittier. That is interesting right? The time for words has passed, and deeds alone suffice, Speak out in acts. Nonetheless. Tis human actions paint the chart of time. Furthermore, a great mind is a perfect sailor, as a great heart is. Emerson. Act well at the moment, and you have performed a great action to all eternity. Notice that lavater. You should take this seriously. Locke. Then, I have always thought the actions of men top-notch interpreters of their thoughts. Let me tell you something. Colton. With all that said… 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. Carlyle. Adam Clarke. I have lived to know that the secret of happiness is never to allow your energies to stagnate. Every action of our lives uches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. Chapin. Carlyle. To live ain’t merely to breathe. 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, it’s not to taste sweet things. Also, show him the way of doing that, the dullest ‘daydrudge’ kindles into a hero. Rousseau. You should take it into account. Magoon. I know 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.
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. Bovee. Time’s best gift to us is serenity. Better that we must err in action than wholly refuse to perform. Stagnation is something worse than death. Simms. That said, the storm is a lot better than the calm, as it declares the presence of a living principle. With that said, it’s corruption also. Of what really is wrong we are always conscious, noone knows what he is doing while he is acting rightly. Needless to say. Doesn’t it sound familiar? Phillips Brooks. Doesn’t it sound familiar? And that law was the most pregnant of all truths about the mystery of Force, 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 each other.
Whenever having succeeded, dares not present a thanksgiving, that action ain’t warrantable which either blushes to beg a blessing. Quarles. Amid the most mercenary ages it’s but a secondary sort of admiration that is bestowed upon magnificence. Consequently. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. Joubert. Whatever is admirable becomes way more admirable, That which astonishes, astonishes once. Ruskin. 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. So Spirit and the bride say.’ Even so, come, Lord Jesus. I know it’s the characteristic of His saints to love His appearing, and to look for that blessed hope. Notice, richard Baxter. So that I might see His kingdom come! That is interesting right? It my be the joyfulest tidings on earth, Therefore 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. Brightest crowns that are worn in heaven been tried and smelted and polished and glorified through the furnace of tribulation. Now pay attention please. Chapin. 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. So here is the question. Must not earth be rent before her gems are found? Mrs. Hemans. Beecher. Eventually, Undoubtedly 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 since he is tuning them.
Storms purify the atmosphere.
Beecher. It is times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. Purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm. Colton. Begin nothing without considering what the end can be. Lady Montague. Goldsmith. It was well observed that few are better qualified to give others advice than those who have taken the least of it themselves. Normally. Anyways, they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil, Harsh counsels have no effect. Then, even if it be well founded, a man takes contradiction and advice a lot more easily than people think, only he won’t bear it when violently given. Richter. That’s where it starts getting very entertaining. They remain open to the softly falling dew, but shut up in the violent downpour of rain, hearts are flowers. However, lord Shaftesbury. Nobody 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. As a result, ellen Howarth. Matthew Henry. Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions. Therefore in case they are wholly restrained love will die at the roots. Usually, caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. Normally. It can always dignify and alleviate, misfortune, patience can not remove. Laurence Sterne. You should take this seriously. Did you know that the loss of a beloved connection awakens an interest in heaven before unfelt. For example. Needless to say. Now let me tell you something. Basically the eternal stars shine out as long as it’s dark enough. Rutherford.
And therefore the sanctified cross is a fruitful tree, Grace will ever speak for itself and be fruitful in ‘welldoing’.
Not in sanctifying afflictions, I actually believe in sanctified afflictions. I’m sure that the reverse, affliction of itself does not sanctify anybody. Powell. They will let it go, when God makes the world there’s no Gethsemane without its angel! Landor. That said, 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. And so it’s worse to wither, Therefore in case it be painful to bleed. So in case he be not cut short of his desires and pruned with afflictions, therefore 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. Certainly, bishop Hall. Rather than be cut up to burn, let me be pruned, that I may grow. 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 shan’t show itself until a certain weight of affliction be put upon it, there’s an elasticity in the human mind, capable of bearing much. Nevertheless, and as we can’t 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. 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 fact is. Oftentimes 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 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.
Marie ‘Ebner Eschenbach’.
Age either transfigures or petrifies. Have a care lest the wrinkles in the face extend to the heart. Basically, marguerite de Valois. I love everything that’s old, old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine. Now regarding the aforementioned fact… Goldsmith. Fifty is the youth of old age, Forty is the old age of youth. As a result, victor Hugo. Make sure you write suggestions about it. Richter. While silvering over the evening of life, gray hairs seem to my fancy like the light of a soft moon. 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.
There’s a vast deal of vital air in loving words. Landor. Alcott. He can not be old, whatever his years should be, while one finds company in himself and his pursuits. Actually the surest sign of age is loneliness. Farmers are the founders of civilization. Daniel Webster. Just keep reading. The divine chemistry works in the subsoil. Hawthorne. I’m sure you heard about this. Abbott. By the way, the sun, that ripens the corn and fills the succulent herb with nutriment, moreover pencils with beauty the violet and the rose. Nevertheless. Thus indeed 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. Sir Philip Sydney. They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts. Horace.
We storm heaven itself with our folly, Nothing is should succeed in small things if they’ve been not troubled with great ambition. Furthermore, the tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune. William Penn. For instance, 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. Actually. Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. Now, 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.
I am sure that the other, ambition, The one produces aspiration.
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.
Jeremy Taylor. Seneca. You can find some more information about this stuff here. 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 quite similar.
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 intention 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 particular parade with their family pictures and pedigrees, are, properly speaking, rather to be called noted or notorious than noble persons. For example. Shakespeare. Fact, men in rage strike those that wish them best. People hardly ever do anything in anger, of which they do not repent. Richardson. 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. It is george Eliot. Accordingly 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.
Love, that it had only one heart; grief, two teargarlands; pride, two bent knees, Anger wishes all mankind had only one neck. Richter. Fuller. Oftentimes 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. Ingersoll. You should take it into account. Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, every one will be serene, ‘slow pulsed’, and calm. Actually, 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. You see. If he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, and that’s sinful, If a man meets with injustice, That’s a fact, it’s not required that he shall not be roused to meet it.
Beecher. Coals are, the flame ain’t wrong. Johnson. Dr. 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 one time which we can call our own, and of which, we shall certainly counteract our own purpose. Chesterfield. Seriously. Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote. Blair. Can your solicitude alter the cause or unravel the intricacy of human events? Then, christ’s serenity was among the most unmistakable signs of His filial trust. We can not imagine Him anxious or fretful, He was tired and hungry and thirsty and in pain. Loads of information can be found on the web. Maltbie Babcock. Anxiety has no place in the lifespan of one of God’s children.
Collect as pearls the words of the wise and virtuous. 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. Maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth. Seriously. Joubert. Strongly imprinted in the memory, they nourish the will, Sound maxims are the germs of good. Normally, he may justly be numbered among the benefactors of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that can be easily impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to recur habitually to the mind.
Lots of us are aware that there are 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.
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. Seneca. Known count our cooks, Therefore in case you are surprised at the amount of our maladies. Fact, tyrius Maximus. Choose rather to punish your appetites than to be punished by them. All philosophy in two words, sustain and abstain. Oftentimes epictetus. Saadi. 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.
When they censure you, what good, When the million applaud you, seriously ask yourself what harm you have done. Colton. Emerson. Then the silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing across the globe, is the highest applause. Make sure you leave a few comments about it below. So 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. Let me tell you something. Goethe. Greville. In addition to inferior to them, you may won’t be able to shine. Both in your conversation and actions, from being superior. Of course rochefoucauld. 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. Therefore 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. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. Goethe. That’s where it starts getting intriguing, right? We must never undervalue any person.
Now God is present everywhere, and any person is His work.
The workman loves not that his work could be despised in his presence.
De Sales. Your ‘commonplace’ people see no difference between one man and another. Pascal. That’s right! 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. Emerson. Of what use is fortune or talent to a cold and defective nature?