I would rather be a poor man in a garret with plenty of books than a king who did not love reading.
The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.
Sir William Temple
There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others.
The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies.
When all is done, human life is, at the greatest and the best, but like a froward child, that must be played with and humored a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep, and then the care is over.
No one ever was a great poet, that applied himself much to anything else.
We shall say without hesitation that the atheist who is moved by love is moved by the Spirit of God; an atheist who lives by love is saved by his faith in the God whose existence (under that name) he denies.
When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't, they don't.
The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed. If you pull it upon your shoulders, your feet are left bare; if you thrust it down to your feet, your shoulders are uncovered.
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed
Who ever converses among old books will be hard to please among the new.
Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves.
The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.
Authority forgets a dying king.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
God's finger touched him and he slept.
Men may rise on stepping-stones of their dead selves to higher things.
Her eyes are homes of silent prayers.
Faith lives in honest doubt.
The folly of all follies is to be love sick for a shadow.
Forgive! How many will say, forgive, and find a sort of absolution in the sound to hate a little longer!
He makes no friends who never made a foe.
So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.
There's no glory like those who save their country.
Oh for someone with a heart, head and hand. Whatever they call them, what do I care, aristocrat, democrat, autocrat, just be it one that can rule and dare not lie.
Better not be at all than not be noble.
By blood a king, in heart a clown.
We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed.
So much to do, so little done, such things to be.
Cast your cares on God; that anchor holds.
I hold it true, whatever befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
Manners are not idle, but the fruit. Of loyal nature and of noble mind.
The greater person is one of courtesy.
I am a part of all that I have met.
Inside you there's an artist you don't know about. He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight.
Reason is like an officer when the king appears. The officer then loses his power and hides himself. Reason is the shadow cast by God; Go is the sun.
Pilgrimage to the place of the wise is to find escape from the flame of separateness.
Return from existence to nonexistence. You are seeking the Lord and you belong to him. Nonexistence is a place of income; flee it not. This existence of more and less is a place of expenditure.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable.
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