The best Quotations


Books that have become classics - books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal - always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.
- Thomas B. Aldrich

Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.
- Thomas B. Aldrich

Gracious to all, to none subservient, without offense he spoke the word he meant.
- Thomas B. Aldrich

The man who suspects his own tediousness is yet to be born.
- Thomas B. Aldrich

The ocean moans over dead men's bones.
- Thomas B. Aldrich

They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
- Thomas B. Aldrich

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
- Thomas B. Aldrich

A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

Beware of the person of one book.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. a thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

Those who are more adapted to the active life can prepare themselves for contemplation in the practice of the active life, while those who are more adapted to the contemplative life can take upon themselves the works of the active life so as to become yet more apt for contemplation.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

To convert somebody go and take them by the hand and guide them.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. the gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
- Thomas Arnold Bennett

My object will be, if possible, to form christian men, for christian boys i can scarcely hope to make.
- Thomas Arnold Bennett

One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. at midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.
- Thomas Arnold Bennett

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
- Thomas Arnold Bennett

Rather than have it the principal thing in my son's mind, i would gladly have him think that the sun went round the earth, and that the stars were so many spangles set in the bright blue firmament.
- Thomas Arnold Bennett

Real knowledge, like everything else of value, is not to be obtained easily. it must be worked for, studied for, thought for, and, more that all, must be prayed for.
- Thomas Arnold Bennett


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Quotation The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are. - writer
Quotation You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour. - writer
Quotation One can endure sorrow alone, but it takes two to be glad. - writer
Quotation When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it – a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand – as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there’s a clash between the two, it’s bad art. - writer
Quotation You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. - writer
Quotation Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity. - writer