Fanatic named, and fool, yet well content

He stood upon the world’s broad threshold; wide The din of battle and of slaughter rose; He saw God stand upon the weaker side, That sank in seeming loss before its foes: Many there were who made great haste and sold Unto the cunning enemy their swords, He scorned their gifts of fame, and power, […]

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Avoid late and unseasonable Studies

Avoid late and unseasonable Studies, for they murder Wit, and are very prejudicial to Health. The Muses love the Morning, and that is a fit Time for Study. After you have din’d, either divert yourself at some Exercise, or take a Walk, and discourse merrily, and Study between whiles. As for Diet, eat only as […]

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You are richer today

You are richer today than you were yesterday if you have laughed often, given something, forgiven even more, made a new friend today, or made stepping stones of stumbling-blocks; if you have thought more in terms of “thyself” than of “myself” or if you have succeeded in being cheerful even if you were weary. You […]

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Sit quietly for a moment

1. Sit quietly for a moment, and you realize how you have been foolishly running about. 2. Learn to keep your mouth shut, and you realize you have been talking too much. 3. Avoid getting involved in too many things, and you realize that you have been wasting your time in unnecessary things. 4. Close […]

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How Cheap Is Genuine Happiness

How cheap Is genuine happiness, and yet how dearly Do we all pay for its base counterfeit! We fancy wants, which to supply, we dare Danger and death, enduring the privation Of all free nature offers in her bounty, To attain that which, in its full fruition, Brings but satiety.  The poorest man May taste […]

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True Happiness is of a Retired Nature

The true happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self; and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions; it loves shade and solitude, and naturally haunts groves and fountains, fields and medows; […]

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Finally…a quotation blog

I started this blog in order to keep track of some of the cool quotes that I find from time to time. So, it’s not really meant to do much more than post a few inspirational thoughts, but the temptation to talk about whatever comes to mind might be too strong. Before I go, here’s […]

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