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Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amidst joy.-Mrs. Hemans.
Strength alone knows conflict; weakness is below even defeat, and is born vanquished.-Mad. Swetchine.
Studies teach not their own use; that is a wisdom without them and above them, won by observation.380—Bacon.
They are not the best students who are most dependent upon books. What can be got out of them is at best only material; a man must build his house for himself.-G. Macdonald.
Style4 is only the frame to hold our thoughts. It is like the sash of a window, if heavy, it will obscure the light. The object is to have as little sash as will hold the light, that we may not think of the former, but have the latter.-Emmons.
Obscurity in writing is commonly a proof of darkness in the mind; the greatest learning is to be seen in the greatest plainness.-Wilkins.
Submission is the footprint of faith in the pathway of sorrow.-Anon.
To do or not to do; to have or not to have, I leave to thee; thy only will be done in me; all my requests are lost in one, “Father, thy will be done.”—C. Wesley.
Subtlety may deceive you; cunning never will.—Cromwell.
This is the fruit of craft, that he that shoots up high, looks for the shaft, and finds it in his own forehead.—Middleton.
Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil deeds of men.-Demosthenes.
Success in life is a matter not so much of talent or opportunity, as of concentration and perseverance.-C. W. Wendte.
Suffering is the surest means of making us truthful to ourselves.Sismondi.
The light of the world would go out, and despair would darken every home, if it were not for some who have learned to suffer and be strong.– D. March.
Suicide is a crime the most revolting to the feelings: nor does any reason suggest itself to our understanding by which it can be justified. It certainly originates in that species of fear which we denominate poltroonery. For what claim can that man have to courage who trembles at the frowns of fortunes ? True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life in whatever shape they may challenge him to combat.Napoleon.
He is not valiant that dares to die; but he that boldly bears calamity.-Massinger.
Superstition is not, as has been defined, an excess of religious feeling, but a misdirection of it; an exhaustion of it on vanities of man's devising.-Whately.
Superstition is a senseless fear of God; religion the intelligent and pious worship of the deity.--Cicero.
Suspicion is far more apt to be wrong than right; oftener unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.H. Ballou.
Undue suspicion is more abject baseness even than the guilt suspected.-H. Ballou.
Tact comes as much from goodness of heart as from fineness of taste.-Endymion.
A tact which surpassed the tact of her sex as much as the tact of her sex surpasses the tact of ours.—Macaulay.
Talent for talent's sake is a bauble and a show. Talent working with joy in the cause of universal truth lifts the possessor to new power as a benefactor.-Emerson.
Talents to strike the eye of posterity should be concentrated. Rays, powerless while they are scattered, burn in a point.-Willmott.
Talkers are no good doers.-Shakespeare.
The more ideas a man has, the fewer words he takes to express them. Wise men never talk to make time; they talk to save it.--Uncle Esek.
Taste is, so to speak, the microscope of the judgment.-Rousseau.
Taste depends upon those finer emotions which make the organization of the soul.-Sir J. Reynolds.
Teachers should be held in the highest honor. They are the allies of legislators.--Mrs. Sigourney.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.-- Alexander of Macedon.
Tears are sometimes the happiest smiles of love.-Stendhal.
Weep for love, but not for anger; a cold rain will never bring flowers.-Duncan.
Temper, if ungoverned, governs the whole man.-Shaftesbury.
Bad temper is its own scourge. Few things are more bitter than to feel bitter. A man's venom poisons himself more than his victim.Charles Buxton.
Temperance is to the body what religion is to the soul, the foundation of health and strength and peace.—Tryon Edwards.
Temperance is corporal piety; it is the preservation of divine order in the body.-Theodore Parker.
Temptations are a file which rub off much of the rust of our selfconfidence.-Fenelon.
A5163 the Sandwich Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so163 we gain the strength of the temptations we resist.-Emerson.
Tenderness, without a capacity for relieving, only makes the man who feels it more wretched than the object which sues for assistance.-GoldThere never was any heart truly great and generous that was not also tender and compassionate.--South.
Titles of honor add not to his worth, who is himself an honor to his title.-John Ford.
It is not titles that reflect honor on men, but men on their titles. Machiavelli.
Toleration is a good thing in its place, but you cannot tolerate what will not tolerate you, and is trying to cut your throat.-Froude.
We anticipate a time when the love of truth shall have come up to our love of liberty, and men shall be cordially tolerant, and earnest believers both at once.-Phillips Brooks.
Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and serious part of frivolous ones.-Mad. Swetchine.
The world is a great book, of which they who never stir from home read only a page.-Augustine.
Treason and murder are ever kept together, as two yoke-devils, sworn to either's purpose. Shakespeare.
A traitor is good fruit to hang from the boughs of the tree of liberty.-H. W. Beecher.
Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise physician prescribes because we need them; and he proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires. Let us trust in his skill, and thank him for his prescription.-John Newton.
Great trials seem to be a necessary preparation for great duties.E. Thomson.
Trifes make the sum of human things, and half our misery from our foibles springs.-H. Moore.
If the nose of Cleopatra had been a little shorter, it would have changed the history of the world.-Pascal.
Troubles are usually the brooms and shovels that smooth the road to a good man's fortune, and many a-man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger.-Basil.
Troubles are the next best things to enjoyment; there is no fate in the world so horrible as to have no share in either its joys or sorrows.Longfellow.
Trust God where you cannot trace him. Do not try to penetrate the cloud he brings over you. The mystery is God's; the promise is yours. Macduff.
That man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them.-Cavour,
Tyranny and anarchy are never far asunder.-J. Bentham.
Hateful is the power, and pitiable is the life, of those who wish to be feared rather than to be loved.-Cornelius Nepos.
U Unkind language is sure to produce the fruits of unkindness, that is, suffering in the bosom of others.-Bentham.
Hard unkindness mocks the tear it forced to flow.-Gray.
What science calls the unity and uniformity of nature, truth calls the fidelity of God.-Martineau.
The useful and the beautiful are never separated.-Periander.
The mean of true valor lies between the extremes of cowardice and rashness.-Cervantes.
Vanity keeps persons in favor with themselves who are out of favor with all others. Shakespeare.
Every man has just as much vanity as he wants understanding.– Pope.
Variety alone gives joy; the sweetest meats the soonest cloy.-Prior.
Vice stings us even in our pleasures, but virtue consoles us even in our pains.-Colton.
The willing contemplation of vice is vice.-Arabian Proverb.
Victory may be honorable to the arms, but shameful to the counsels of the nation.-Bolingbroke.
In victory, the hero seeks the glory, not the prey.-Sir P. Sidney.
Virtue I love, without austerity; pleasure, without effeminacy; and life without fearing its end.--St. Evremond.
That virtue which requires to be ever guarded is scarce worth the sentinel.-Goldsmith.
Thy voice is celestial melody.-Longfellow.
The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.—Bruyere.
The vows that woman makes to her fond lover are only fit to be written on air, or on the swiftly passing stream.-Catullus.
Unheedful vows may heedfully be broken.-Shakespeare.
Wisdom teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.–Seneca.
The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second to know that which is true.-Lactantius.
Youth is a continual intoxication; it is the fever of reason.-Rochefoucauld.
Youth, enthusiasm, and tenderness are like the days of spring. Instead of complaining, oh, my heart, try to enjoy them.-Ruckert.
Zeal without knowledge is like fire without a grate to contain it; like a sword without a hilt to wield it by; like a high-bred horse without a bridle to guide him. It speaks without thinking, acts without planning, seeks to accomplish a good end without the adoption of becoming means.—Bate.
Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others.- Quesnel.
BEST THOUGHTS ABOUT INDEXES.
An index is a necessary implement, without which a large author is but a labyrinth without a clue to direct the readers with.-Fuller.
A book without an index is much like a compass-box without a needle, perplexing instead of directing to the point we would reach.-Anon.
I certainly think the best book in the world would owe the most to a good index; and the worst book, if it had in it but a single good thought, might be kept alive by it.-Horace Binney.
Of many large volumes, the index is the best portion and the most useful. — A glance through the casement gives whatever knowledge of the interior is needful.-Wilmott.
Get a thorough insight into the index, by which the whole book is governed.-Swift.
I have come to regard a good book as curtailed of half its value if it has not a pretty full index. It is almost impossible without such a guide to reproduce on demand the most striking thoughts or facts the book contains, whether for citation or further consideration.-Binney:
Those authors who are voluminous would do well, if they would be remembered as long as possible, not to omit a duty which authors in general, and especially modern authors neglect, that of appending to their works a good index.—Henry Rogers.