Proverbial Philosophy: A Book of Thoughts and Arguments

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Страница xxxv - How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns.
Страница 115 - A BABE in a house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love : A resting place for innocence on earth ; a link between angels and men...
Страница 64 - Vast is the mighty ocean, but drops have made it vast. Despise not thou a small thing, either for evil or for good; For a look may work thy ruin, or a word create thy wealth: The walking this way or that, the casual stopping or hastening, Hath saved life and destroyed it, hath cast down and built up fortunes. Commit thy trifles unto God, for to him is nothing trivial; And it is but the littleness of man that seeth no greatness in a trifle.
Страница xvii - I therefore filled all the little spaces that occurred between the remarkable days in the calendar with proverbial sentences, chiefly such as inculcated industry and frugality, as the means of procuring wealth, and thereby securing virtue ; it being more difficult for a man in want to act always honestly, as, to use here one of those proverbs, it is hard for an empty sack to stand upright.
Страница xxvi - Those who will not be ruled by the rudder must be ruled by the rock...
Страница 109 - LOVE : — what a volume in a word, an ocean in a tear, A seventh heaven in a glance, a whirlwind in a sigh, The lightning in a touch, a millennium in a moment...
Страница xxxv - All the enchantment of fancy, and all the cogency of argument, are employed to recommend to the reader his real interest, the care of pleasing the Author of his being.
Страница 115 - Even so mayst thou guide the mind to good, or lead it to the marrings of evil, For disposition is builded up by the fashioning of first impressions : Wherefore, though the voice of Instruction waiteth for the ear of reason, Yet with his mother's milk the young child drinketh Education.
Страница 139 - Now, is the constant syllable ticking from the clock of time, Now, is the watchword of the wise, Now, is on the banner of the prudent. Cherish thy to-day and prize it well, or ever it be...
Страница 258 - And immediately I was in the spirit; and behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne ; and he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone ; and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.