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A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From English and Foreign Authors ...
Anna Lydia Ward
Ամբողջությամբ դիտվող - 1889
A. W. Hare Amiel B. R. Haydon beauty Ben Jonson Ben-Hur Books Boswell's Bronson Alcott Bruyère Carlyle character Christian conscience death Disraeli Earl divine Earl of Beaconsfield Epictetus friendship genius George Birkbeck George Birkbeck Hill George Eliot Gold-Foil Hapgood happiness hath Hazlitt heart Henry Ward Beecher honor human Humphrey Ward Imaginary Conversations Isaac Disraeli J. C. and A. W. James Abram Garfield Johnson Joseph Roux King Henry labor Landor Lectures Letters and Social Lew Wallace liberty live Lowell man's mind Moral Maxims nature never Note-Book Orations Oxford edition Parish Priest Plymouth Pulpit poet Poetry Poor Richard's Almanac Proverbs from Plymouth religion Rochefoucauld Ruskin Sentences and Moral Sermons Shakespeare soul Speech Table Talk things Thomas thou thought Timothy Titcomb J. G. Titcomb J. G. Holland Trans Translator true Victor Hugo virtue William Ellery Channing wisdom
Էջ 57 - And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book: who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were, in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
Էջ 457 - Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
Էջ 387 - A' made a finer end and went away an it had been any christom child; a' parted even just between twelve and one, even at the turning o' the tide: for after I saw him fumble with the sheets and play with flowers and smile upon his fingers...
Էջ 418 - I will compose poetry". The greatest poet even cannot say it; for the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness...
Էջ 279 - If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions : I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.
Էջ 463 - Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice. His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff : you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them, they are not worth the search.
Էջ 445 - Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school : and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill.
Էջ 120 - I will ask him for my place again ; he shall tell me I am a drunkard ! Had I as many mouths as Hydra, such an answer would stop them all. To be now a sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently a beast ! O strange ! Every inordinate cup is unblessed and the ingredient is a devil.
Էջ 552 - I profess, sir, in my career hitherto to have kept steadily in view the prosperity and honor of the whole country, and the preservation of our federal Union. It is to that Union we owe our safety at home, and our consideration and dignity abroad. It is to that Union that we are chiefly indebted for whatever makes us most proud of our country.
Էջ 5 - Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue: but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently; for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, the whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness.