English Poet and Playwright
"That low man seeks a little thing to do Sees it and does it: This high man with a great thing to pursue Dies ere he knows it. That low man goes on adding one to one His hundred's soon hit: This high man aiming at a million Misses an unit. That has the world hereshould he need the next Let the world mind him! This throws himself on God and unperplext Seeking shall find Him. "
"Why comes temptation, but for man to meet and master make couch beneath his foot, and so be pedestaled in triumph?"
"How good is man's life, the mere living! how fit to employ all the heart and the soul and the sense for ever in joy!"
"We find great things are made of little things, and little things go lessening till at last comes God behind them."
"How good is man’s life, the mere living! how fit to employ all the heart and soul and the senses forever in joy!"
"All service ranks the same with God With God whose puppets best and worst Are we: there is no last nor first."
"All we have gained then by our unbelief is a life of doubt diversified by faith, for one of faith diversified by doubt: we called the chess-board white -- we call it black."
"And the muttering grew to a grumbling; and the grumbling grew to a mighty rumbling; and out of the houses the rats came tumbling."
"And I have written three books on the soul Proving absurd all written hitherto And putting us to ignorance again."
"Better have failed in the high aim as I Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed As God be thanked! I do not."
"But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again."
"Ever judge of men by their professions. For though the bright moment of promising is but a moment and cannot be prolonged yet if sincere in its moments extravagant goodness why trust it and know the man by it I say not by his performance; which is half the worlds work interfere as the world needs must with its accidents and circumstances: the profession was purely the mans own. I judge people by what they might be not are nor will be."
"Finds progress, man's distinctive mark alone, Not God's, and not the beast's; God is, they are, Man partly is, and wholly hopes to be."
"For life, with all it yields of joy and woe, and hope and fear, -- believe the aged friend -- Is just a chance o' the prize of learning love."
"For the preacher's merit or demerit, It were to be wished that the flaws were fewer In the earthen vessel, holding treasure, But the main thing is, does it hold good measure Heaven soon sets right all other matters!"