Good Thoughts and Famous Quotations, Part 2

Good Thoughts

Compiled by Jayaram V

When it is dark enough you can see the stars. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take away love and our earth is a tomb. Robert Browning

Wisdom is the reward you get for a life time of listening when you would have preferred to talk. Dough Larson

Do not take life too seriously. you will never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard

Hating people is like burning down your house to get rid of a rat. Harry Emerson Fosdick

No one can make you feel small without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind. Samuel Johnson

The ancestor of every action is a thought.. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Desultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed.Seneca

Time as he grows old teaches all things.Aeschylus

Do not accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.Samuel Johnson

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.Anais Nin

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.Bertolt Brecht

Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.Henry Ward Beecher

Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand..Baruch Spinoza

To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act. Anatole France

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. Samuel Johnson.

Faith builds a bridge from this world to the next. Dr. Young.

One lie must be thatched with another, or it will soon rain through. Owen.

We open the hearts of others when we open our own.

I have never yet found a man who did not know something of which I was ignorant.

Libraries are the wardrobes of literature. James Dyer.

If any man can do without the world, it is certain the world can do quite as well without him. Hazlitt.

Any time is the proper time for saying what is just. From the Greek.

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. Goethe.

Money can be repaid Not kindness such as yours. Shakespeare.

To be trusted is perhaps a greater compliment than to be loved. Auerbach.

It is better to have nothing to do than to be doing nothing. Attilus.

Health is rightly appreciated only when we are sick. German Proverb.

To give so as to bestow a favor and not create an obligation, is a delicate art.

He governs best who governs least. Latin.

Our hopes often end in hopes.

No one can give what he has not. Latin.

Rare is true love: true friendship is still rarer. Rochefoucauld.

Trust not him that hath once broken faith. Shakespeare.

We forgive just as long as we love.

We are happy in this world just in proportion as we make others happy.

It goes a great way toward making a man faithful, to let him understand that you think him so. Seneca.

History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. Gibbon.

Lord Bolingbroke was one evening at a large party. Political subjects were talked of, and the conversation finally turned on the famous Duke of Marlborough. Every one had something to say against him, many blaming his avarice. Bolingbroke was silent. One of the company inquired, "How is it that you say nothing? You knew him better than all of us, and could tell us a good deal about him." Bolingbroke replied, "He was a great man, and I have forgotten all his faults."

It is not the quantity of the meat but the cheerfulness of the guests, which makes the feast. Lord Clarendon.

Hatred always hurts the hater most of all.

Those who speak always and those who never speak, are equally unfit for friendship.

Flowers.These children of the meadows, born of sunshine and of showers! Whittier.

He grieves more than is necessary who grieves before it is necessary. Seneca.

Flowers.Pretty daughters of the Earth and Sun. Wordsworth

A gentleman went to a friend, in great anger at a real injury he had received, which he intended to resent. After relating the particulars, he enquired if it would not be manly to resent it? His friend replied, "Yes; it would doubtless be manly to resent it, but it would be godlike to forgive it."

That which we acquire with most difficulty, we retain the longest; as those who have earned a fortune are usually more careful of it than those who have inherited one. Cotton.

The Result of Fortune:The generality of men sink in virtue as they rise in fortune. Sir J. Beaumont.

A man may have a thousand intimate acquaintances and not a friend among them all. If you have one friend, think yourself happy.

A man who is fond of disputing, will, in time, have few friends to dispute with.

A friend cannot be known in prosperity; and an enemy cannot be hidden in adversity.

Strange to say,I am the only one of my friends I can rely upon. Terence

At the gate of abundance there are many brothers and friends; at the gate of misfortune there is neither brother nor friend.

Future:The future does not come from before to meet us, but comes streaming up from behind over our heads. Rahel.

Either hand must wash the other; If you take, then you must give.

Gain at the expense of reputation should be called loss.

Propriety of manners and consideration for others are the two main characteristics of a gentleman.

There is so much bad in the best of us, And so much good in the worst of us, That it hardly behooves any of us, To talk about the rest of us. Robert Louis Stevenson.

Expect not praise from the mean, Neither gratitude from the selfish

Habit is like a cable; we weave a thread of it every day, and at last we cannot break it. Horace Mann.

Old habits are hard to break; new habits are hard to make.

If you want anything done, go to a busy man; Man of leisure never has time to do anything.

Happiness consists in being perfectly satisfied with what we have got, and with what we haven't got

Many a home is nothing but a furnished house

He has no religion who has no humanity

Those who imitate us we like much better than those who endeavor to equal us. Imitation is a sign of esteem, competition of envy.

Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip. Colton.

Seek not every quality in one individual.

The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct, not by their professions. Junius.

We shall be judged, not by what we might have been, but what we have been. Sewell.

If you grant a favor, forget it; If you receive one, remember it.

Write injuries in the dust and kindness in marble

If you have knowledge let others light their candles at it. Fuller.

Law is sometimes like a mouse-trap; easy to enter, but not easy to get out of.

Some lawyers have the knack of converting poor advice into good coin.

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