Saturday, July 21, 2012

Quotation Saturday

Phil. 4: 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

A man who is "of sound mind" is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
~Paul Valéry

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
~Rita Mae Brown

Temporary madness may be necessary in some cases, to cleanse and renovate the mind; just as a fit of illness is to carry off the humours of the body.
~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
~Oliver W. Holmes, Sr

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.


The laws of conscience, which we pretend to be derived from nature, proceed from custom.
~Michel de Montaigne, translated

We have two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice and another which we practice but seldom preach.
~Bertrand Russell

It is with flowers, as with moral qualities: the bright-coloured are sometimes poisonous; but, I believe, never the sweet-smelling.
~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike.
~Alfred North Whitehead

Virtue is an angel, but she is a blind one, and must ask Knowledge to show her the pathway that leads to her goal. 
~Horace Mann

Virtue is praised, but hated. People run from it, for it is ice-cold and in this world you have to keep your feet warm.
~Denis Diderot

Modesty and unselfishness - these are virtues which men praise - and pass by.
 ~André Maurois

Do not be troubled because you have not great virtues. God made a million spears of grass where He made one tree. The earth is fringed and carpeted, not with forests, but with grasses. Only have enough of little virtues and common fidelities, and you need not mourn because you are neither a hero or a saint. ~Henry Ward Beecher

It is hardly respectable to be good nowadays.
~Edith Sitwell


Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.
~E.M. Forster

Faith is courage; it is creative while despair is always destructive.
~David S. Muzzey

He who has faith has... an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well - even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.
~B.C. Forbes

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.
~Victor Hugo

As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.

In these trying times, faith is knowing a brighter tomorrow lives right around the corner.
~ Joni Zipp

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