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Augustus Hare Quotes

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Many are ambitious of saying grand things,
that is, of being grandiloquent.
- Augustus Hare

The power of faith will often shine forth the most
when the character is naturally weak.
- Augustus Hare

Nothing is farther than earth from heaven;
nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.
- Augustus Hare

As to the pure all things are pure, even so to the
impure all things are impure.
- Augustus Hare

 

The virtue of paganism was strength;
the virtue of Christianity is obedience.
- Augustus Hare

Crimes sometimes shock us too much; vices almost always too little.
- Augustus Hare

To Adam Paradise was home.
To the good among his descendants home is paradise.
- Augustus Hare

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Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail,
and mankind the vessel.
- Augustus Hare

What a person praises is perhaps a surer standard,
even than what he condemns, of his own character,
information and abilities.
- Augustus Hare

A man prone to suspect evil is mostly looking in his
neighbor for what he sees in himself.
- Augustus Hare

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.
- Augustus Hare

Examples would indeed be excellent things were not
people so modest that none will set,
and so vain that none will follow them.
- Augustus Hare

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.
- Augustus Hare

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.
- Augustus Hare

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.
- Augustus Hare

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.
- Augustus Hare

What hypocrites we seem to be whenever we talk of ourselves!
Our words sound so humble, while our hearts are so proud.
- Augustus Hare

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.
- Augustus Hare

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.
- Augustus Hare

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?
- Augustus Hare

The intellect of the wise is like glass;
it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.
- Augustus Hare

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.
- Augustus Hare

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.
- Augustus Hare

It is with flowers as with moral qualities;
the bright are sometimes poisonous; but,
I believe, never the sweet.
- Augustus Hare

Happy the boy whose mother is tired of talking nonsense
to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it.
- Augustus Hare

CALM IN CHAOS
In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is defined more by its contrasts than its samenesses;
Life is defined more by its risks than the many securities.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Celebration has many different outfits
but she always wears the same beautiful dancing shoes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

And as he spoke of understanding,
I looked up and saw the rainbow leap
with flames of many colors over me.
- Black Elk

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

There are many answers you have received
but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

I have spent many years of my life in opposition,
and I rather like the role.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Too many people spend money they haven't earned,
to buy things they don't want,
to impress people they don't like.
- Will Rogers

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

The trouble with the world is not
that people know too little,
but that they know so many things that ain't so.
- Mark Twain

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

The beauty of facing life unprepared is tremendous.
Then life has a newness, a youth;
then life has a flow and freshness.
Then life has so many surprises.
And when life has so many surprises,
boredom never settles in you.
- Osho

There are as many pillows of illusion
as flakes in a snow-storm.
We wake from one dream into another dream.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are not many things in life
so beautiful as true friendship,
and not many things more uncommon.
- Anonymous

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How many legs does a dog have
if you call the tail a leg? Four.
Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
- Abraham Lincoln

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Many hands make light work.
- Proverb

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau


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