Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Joseph Hall, fully Bishop Joseph Hall

English Clergyman, Bishop and Satirist

"He is great enough that is his own master."

"The drowning man snatches at every twig."

"Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues."

"There be three usual causes of ingratitude upon a benefit received - envy, pride, and covetousness; envy, looking more at other's benefits than our own; pride, looking more at ourselves than at the benefit; covetousness, looking more at what we would have than at what we have."