A Sharp Definition.
Haste is the Devil.
God governs in the affairs of men; and if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, neither can a kingdom rise without His aid.
Genius and Madness.
There is no great genius free from some tincture of madness.
Was it possible that Napoleon should win the battle of Waterloo? We answer, no! Why? Because of Wellington? Because of Blucher? No! Because of God! For Bonaparte to conquer at Waterloo was not the law of the nineteenth century. It was time that this vast man should fall. He had been impeached before the Infinite! He had vexed God! Waterloo was not a battle. It was the change of front of the Universe!
No Fear of Death.
I have no fear of death, but only of long waiting for it. When once a man has made up his mind that God means to do him good, he ceases to fear death.
God and the Tailor.
Don’t judge a man by the clothes he wears; God made one and the tailor the other. Anon.
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are the more leisure we have.
CHOICE QUOTATIONS IN POETRY AND PROSE
(From the Master Minds of all Ages)
ARRANGED FOR DAILY USE BY THOMAS W. HANFORD (“ELMO”) copyright c. 1895
“Ten minutes each morning spent in the perusal of the page for the day will supply the mind with material for wise musings through all the day.”
“Great thoughts are valuable not only for the truth they contain, but for the truth they suggest. The thought that provokes thought is much more valuable than the thought that is only the echo of an accepted truth.”