John Lancaster Spalding

John Lancaster
Spalding
1840
1916

American Author, Poet, Advocate for Higher Education, Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese

Author Quotes

Leave each one his touch of folly; it helps to lighten life’s burden which, if he could see himself as he is, might be too heavy to carry.

If there were nothing else to trouble us, the fate of the flowers would make us sad.

The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.

What we love to do we find time to do.

Your faith is what you believe, not what you know.

We are more disturbed by a calamity which threatens us than by one which has befallen us.

The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds.

As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape.

Self-love, in the true sense, is the love of one’s real good - of truth, of virtue, of beauty, of God. It is the strongest in those who are most alive in their higher nature. It is the opposite of selfish love.

Worry, whatever its source, weakens, takes away courage, and shortens life.

Author Picture
First Name
John Lancaster
Last Name
Spalding
Birth Date
1840
Death Date
1916
Bio

American Author, Poet, Advocate for Higher Education, Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese