Thursday, July 19, 2007

Soul Searching 2

Beware of the person of one book.
-Saint Thomas Aquinas


Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.
-Saint Thomas Aquinas


All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors.
-John Calvin


For there is no one so great or mighty that he can avoid the misery that will rise up against him when he resists and strives against God.
-John Calvin


The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.
-John Calvin


Sincerity is like travelling on a plain, beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to his journey's end than by-ways, in which men often lose themselves.
-John Tillotson


The crafty person is always in danger; and when they think they walk in the dark, all their pretences are transparent.
-John Tillotson


A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
-Robert Burton


Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labour, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
-Robert Burton


Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.
-O. Henry


Write what you like; there is no other rule.
-O. Henry


A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
-John Ruskin


Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.
-John Ruskin


For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
-Robert Louis Stevenson


To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
-Robert Louis Stevenson


Often we have no time for our friends but all the time in the world for our enemies.
-Leon Uris


Has anybody ever seen a dramatic critic in the daytime? Of course not. They come out after dark, up to no good.
-P. G. Wodehouse


Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.
-George Bernard Shaw


Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.
-George Bernard Shaw


Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
-Thomas Jefferson


Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
-Thomas Jefferson


I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
-Thomas Jefferson

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