Augustus Hare's Quotes
Biography of Augustus Hare
Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.Tags: Inspirational, Knowledge, Thought
The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.Tags: Intelligence, Light, Wise
What hypocrites we seem to be whenever we talk of ourselves! Our words sound so humble, while our hearts are so proud.Tags: Humble, Proud, Words
Love, it has been said, flows downward. The love of parents for their children has always been far more powerful than that of children for their parents; and who among the sons of men ever loved God with a thousandth part of the love which God has manifested to us?Tags: God, Love, Men
The power of faith will often shine forth the most when the character is naturally weak.Tags: Character, Faith, Power
The virtue of paganism was strength; the virtue of Christianity is obedience.Tags: Obedience, Strength, Virtue
Nothing is farther than earth from heaven; nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.Tags: Earth, Farther, Heaven
A man prone to suspect evil is mostly looking in his neighbor for what he sees in himself.Tags: Evil, Himself, Looking
Happy the boy whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it.Tags: Happy, Mother, Tired
Only when the voice of duty is silent, or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think of the consequences of a particular action.Tags: Action, May, Silent
What a person praises is perhaps a surer standard, even than what he condemns, of his own character, information and abilities.Tags: Character, Perhaps, Standard
Some people carry their hearts in their heads; very many carry their heads in their hearts. The difficulty is to keep them apart, yet both actively working together.Tags: Keep, Together, Working
A statesman, we are told, should follow public opinion. Doubtless, as a coachman follows his horses; having firm hold on the reins and guiding them.Tags: Hold, Opinion, Public
Examples would indeed be excellent things were not people so modest that none will set, and so vain that none will follow them.Tags: Excellent, Follow, Vain
It is with flowers as with moral qualities; the bright are sometimes poisonous; but, I believe, never the sweet.Tags: Moral, Sometimes, Sweet
Many are ambitious of saying grand things, that is, of being grandiloquent.Tags: Ambitious, Grand, Saying
Since the generality of persons act from impulse, much more than from principle, men are neither so good nor so bad as we are apt to think them.Tags: Bad, Good, Men
There is no being eloquent for atheism. In that exhausted receiver the mind cannot use its wings, - the clearest proof that it is out of its element.Tags: Cannot, Mind, Wings
To Adam Paradise was home. To the good among his descendants home is paradise.Tags: Among, Good, Home
A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions.Tags: Children, Great, Mother
It is a proof of our natural bias to evil, that gain is slower and harder than loss in all things good; but in all things bad getting is quicker and easier than getting rid of.Tags: Bad, Evil, Good
It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect. Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants, we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance, which would render us insupportable through life.Tags: Life, Mothers, Understand
Nothing good bursts forth all at once. The lightning may dart out of a black cloud; but the day sends his bright heralds before him, to prepare the world for his coming.Tags: Black, Good, May
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