Thursday, 13 October 2011

Quote Worthy

Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit. - Matthew Arnold 

To suppose as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober. - Logan Pearsall Smith

Teach us to delight in simple things; And mirth that has no bitter springs; Forgiveness free of evil done, And love to all men ’neath the sun. - Rudyard Kipling

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. - Frederick Douglass 

You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man’s actions are, such must be his spirit. - Demosthenes

Our minds are like our stomachs; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite. - Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use. - Samuel Johnson

Providence certainly does not favour just certain individuals, but the deep wisdom of its counsel, instruction and ennoblement extends to all. - Wilhelm Von Humboldt

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. - Thomas Henry Huxley

Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art. - Richard Hollowa


Belinda said...

Well said Frederick Douglass.

Peaches Ledwidge said...

Again, great quotes. May I copy the third one by Kipling? I like his writings.

Netizen101 said...

Hi Peaches,

Please feel free to copy anything which interests you. :-)