Quotations, Quotations, Quotations


Edited by: LEWIS C. HENRY

 

FIVE THOUSAND QUOTATIONS Copyright, 1945, Garden City Books

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5 thousand quotationsGOD helps those who help themselves. Anonymous


                    Man  proposes, and God disposes. Ariosto--Orlando Fnrioso


They that deny a God, destroy man’s nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and, if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. Bacon--Essays


                    Gods in His Heaven—

                    All’s right with the world!

                                            Browning– Pippa Passes


I took a day to search For Cod,

And found Him not. But as I trod

By rocky ledge, through woods untamed,

Just where one scarlet lily flamed,

I saw His foot print in the sod.

                    BLISS CARMAN— Vestigia


          A picket frozen on duty—

          A mother starved for her brood—

          Socrates drinking the hemlock,

          And Jesus on the rood;

          And millions who, humble and nameless,

          The straight, bard pathway trod—

          Some call it Consecration,

          And others call it God.

                              W. H. Carruth---Evolution



God bath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise;

and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty.

I Corinthians, I. 27


          If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent Him. VOLTAIRE


By night an atheist half believes in a God. YOUNG —Night Thoughts


The Ethiop gods have Ethiop lips, Bronze cheeks, and woolly hair;

The Grecian gods arc like the Greeks, As keen-eyed, cold and fair.

                    WALTER BAGEUOT— Ignorance of Man



Ye immortal gods! where in the world are we? Cicero


There’s a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Khatmandu,

There’s a little marble cross below the town,

There’s a broken-hearted woman tends the grave of Nlacl Carcw,

And the yellow god forever gazes down.

                              J. MILTON HAYES— The Green Eye of the Yellow God


          Yet verily these issues lie on the lap of the gods. Homer– Iliad


                              The trident of Neptune is the scepter of the world. Lemierre


God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform;

He. plants his footsteps in the sea..And rides upon the storm.

Cowper--Hymn


God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle,

Life, Truth, Love. Mary, Baker Eddy– –Science and Health


          An honest God is the noblest work of man. INGERSOLL— The Gods


“We trust, Sir, that God is on our side.” “It is more important to know that we are on God’s side.” Lincoln--Reply to deputation during Civil War


          A mighty fortress is our God,

          A bulwark never failing,

          Our helper he amid the flood

          Of mortal ills prevailing.

                              LUTHER

 

          Everyone is in a small way the image  of God. Manilius


What is it: is man only a blunder of God, or God only a blunder of man?

Nietzsche— The Twilight of the Idols


          A God-intoxicated man. Novalis (of Spinoza)


                              There is a God within us, and we glow when he Stirs us. Ovid


                    Fear God. Honour the King.

                    I PETER. II. I 7


          God is truth and light his shadow.

                              PLATO


He mounts the storm, and walks upon the wind. Pope---Essay on Man


                    The heavens declare the glory of God;

                    and the firmament showeth his handiwork.

                                                   PSALMS. XIX. 1


He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the

still waters.

                    PSALMS. XXIII. 2


          God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

                                                             PSALMS. XLVI. 1


There is no respect of persons with God. ROMANS. II. 11


          If God be for us, who can be against us? ROMANS. VIII. 31


                    For the greater glory of God.

                              Motto of the Society of Jesus


God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb. Laurence Sterne


          The divine essence itself is love and wisdom. Swedenborg


God, the Great Giver, can open the whole universe to our gaze in the narrow space of a single lane. Tag ore


                    Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in thee.

                                         Augustus Toplady— Living and Dying Prayer


          Fear that man who fears not God. Abd-el-Kader


          Ncarer, my God, to Thee—

          Nearer to Thee—

          E’cn though it be a cross

          That raiseth me;

          Still all my song shall be

          Nearer, my God, to Thee,

          Nearer to Thee!

                              Sarah Flower Adams


GOLDEN RULE

My duty towards my neighbor is to love him as myself, and to do to all men as I would they should do unto me. Book of Common Prayer - - 1662


          What you do not want others to do to you, do not do to others.

                              Confucius, c. 500 B.C.


                              Whatsoever thou wouldest that men should not do to thee,

                              do not do that to them.                Hillel; Ha-Babli, c. 30 B.C.


God is truth and light his shadow. PLATO


          He mounts the storm, and walks upon the wind. Proverb---Essay on Man


                              The heavens declare the glory of God;

                              and the firmament showest his handiwork.

                                                                        PSALMS. XIX. 1



God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

PSALMS. XLVI. 1


          There is no respect of persons with God. ROMANS. II. 11


                    If God he for us, who can be against us? ROMANS. VIII. 35



          God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.

                              LAURENCE STERN


                              The divine essence itself is love and wisdom. SWEDENBORG


God, the Great Giver, can open the whole universe to

our gaze in the narrow space of a single lane. TAG ORE


          Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in thee.

          AUGUSTUS TOPLADY— Living and Dying Prayer


As 17th Century wit La Roche -foucauld expressed it:

          “The violence we do to ourselves in order to remain

                    faithful to the one we love is hardly better than an

                              act of infidelity.”


A lucky man is rarer than a white crow. - - -Juvenal


Rock-a-bye bal)y, on the tree top,

When the wind blows the cradle will rock;

When the bough breaks the cradle will fall,

Down will come baby, cradle and all.

          ENGLISH – Nursery Rhyme


          Sweet and low, sweet and low,

          Wind of the western sea,

          Low, low, breathe and blow,

          Wind of the western sea!

          Over the rolling waters go,

          Come from the dying moon, and blow,

          Blow him again to me;

          While my little one, while my pretty one sleeps.

                                         TENNYSON— The Princess


Hush, my dear, lie still and slumber,

Holy angels guard thy bed!

Heavenly blessings without number

Gently falling on thy head.

                              ISAAC WATTS


Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost?...... . And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost.

                                                                                            ACTS. III. 3-5.


Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense

to know how to lie well. SAMUEL BUTLER—Note-Books


And, after all, what is a lie? ‘ Tis but The truth in masquerade.

                                                                        BYRON— Don Juan


A liar is not believed even though he tell the truth. CICERO


Terminological inexactitude. WINST0N Churchill - Speech - 1906

1906


An experienced, industrious, ambitious, and often quite picturesque liar.

                             S.L. CLEMENS (MARK TWAIN) —My Military Campaign


A good memory is needed once we have lied. CORNEILLE


Show me a liar, and I will show thee a thief. HERBERT


Who dares think one thing, and another tell,

Mv heart detests him as the gates of hell. HOMER - -Iliad


The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed,

but that he cannot believe anyone else. GEORGE BERNARD SHAW


That a lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies;

That a lie which is a1l a lie may be met and fought with outright—


But a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to light.

                                                   TENNYSON— The Grandmother



A tool is but the extension of a man’s hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. He that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well-being of all mankind. ----- HENRY WARD BEECHER


          Man is a tool-using animal. CARLYLE— Sartar Resartus


                    One machine can do the work 0f fifty ordinary men.

No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

                                                                        ELBERT HUBBARD


                    Men have become the tools of their tools. THOREAU— Walden

 

One with The law is a majority. CALVIN COOLIDGE - - Speech , 1920


A minority may be right; a majority is always wrong.

IBSEN— An Enemy of the People


                    It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.

                                         JEFFERS0N—Lctter, 1787


          One, on God’s side, is a majority. WENDELL PHILLIPS


                                         Cursed Mammon be, when he with treasures

                                         To restless action spurs our fate! GOETHE— Faust

 

Ye cannot serve God and mammon. MATTHEW. VI. 24


There never was such beauty in another man.

Nature made him, and then broke the mould.

                                         Ariosto– Orlando Furioso


                    Let each man think himself an act of God.

                    His mind a thought, his life a breath of God.

                                                   BAILEY— Festus


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