Great Throughts Treasury

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Mark Twain, pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Obscurity and a competence - that is the life that is best worth living.

Character | Competence | Life | Life | Obscurity | Obscurity | Worth |

Francis Atterbury

Few, without the hope of another life, would think it worth their while to live above the allurements of sense.

Hope | Life | Life | Sense | Wisdom | Worth | Think |

George Washington Barrow or Barrows

Nothing of worth or weight can be achieved with half a mind, with a faint heart and with lame endeavor.

Heart | Mind | Nothing | Wisdom | Worth |

Phillips Brooks

Go and try to save a soul, and you will see how well it is worth saving, how capable it is of the most complete salvation. Not by pondering about it, nor by talking of it, but by saving it, you learn its preciousness.

Salvation | Soul | Talking | Will | Wisdom | Worth | Learn |

Samuel Butler

Is life worth living? This is a question for an embryo, not for a man.

Life | Life | Man | Question | Wisdom | Worth |

Allan Chalmers, fully Allan Knight Chalmers

The only popularity worth aspiring after, is the popularity of the heart - the popularity that is won in the bosom of families, and at the side of death beds.

Death | Heart | Popularity | Wisdom | Worth |

Geoffrey Chaucer

And all your dreams and other such like folly, to deep oblivion let them be consigned; for they arise but from your melancholy, by which your health is being undermined. A straw for all the meaning you can find in dreams! They aren’t worth a hill of beans, for no one knows what dreaming really means.

Dreams | Folly | Health | Meaning | Means | Melancholy | Oblivion | Wisdom | Worth |

Miguel de Cervantes, fully Miguel de Cervantes Saaversa

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Wisdom | Worth |

George Dawson

Half the gossip of society would perish if the books that are truly worth reading are read.

Books | Reading | Society | Wisdom | Worth | Society | Gossip |

Thomas Draxe

A man knoweth not the worth of a thing before that he wanteth it.

Man | Wisdom | Worth |

Maria Edgeworth

Industry is fortune's right hand, and Frugality her left; a proverb which has been worth ten times more to me than all my little purse contained.

Fortune | Frugality | Industry | Little | Right | Wisdom | Worth |

Harold Willis Dodds

Be sure to find a place for intellectual and cultural interests outside your daily occupation. It is necessary that you do so if this business of living is not to turn to dust and ashes in your mouth. Moreover, do not overlook the claims of religion as the explanation of an otherwise unintelligible world. It is not the fast tempo of modern life that kills but the boredom, a lack of strong interest and failure to grow that destroy. It is the feeling that nothing is worth while that makes men ill and unhappy.

Business | Destroy | Failure | Life | Life | Men | Nothing | Occupation | Religion | Wisdom | World | Worth | Failure | Business |

Henry Fielding

One hour's sleep before midnight, is worth two after.

Wisdom | Worth |

John Florio

One man is worth a hundred & a hundred is not worth one.

Man | Wisdom | Worth |

M. Stanton Evans, fully Medford Stanton Evans

Great discoveries or ideas have one thing in common. Before they are achieved they are considered incredible and not worth the effort deemed necessary to make them real. After they are achieved, it is incredible that we should be without them.

Effort | Ideas | Wisdom | Worth |