Great Throughts Treasury

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Everett Dirksen, fully Everett McKinley Dirksen

The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion.

Character | Compassion | Heart | Mind | Persuasion |

Owen Feltham

There is no detraction worse than to over-praise a man, for if his worth proves short of what report doth speak of him, his own actions are ever giving the lie of his honor.

Character | Giving | Honor | Man | Praise | Worth |

Harry Emerson Fosdick

One never finds life worth living. One always has to make it worth living.

Character | Life | Life | Worth |

Benjamin Franklin

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.

Character | Worth |

Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux

There are no elements so diverse that they cannot be joined in the heart of a man.

Character | Heart | Man |

Harold Gwyer Garnett

The best teacher is... the one who kindles an inner fire, arouses moral enthusiasm, inspires the student with a vision of what he may become and reveals the worth and permanency of moral and spiritual and cultural values.

Character | Enthusiasm | Vision | Worth | Teacher |

Henry Fielding

There are two considerations which always embitter the heart of an avaricious man - the one is a perpetual thirst after more riches, the other the prospect of leaving what he has already acquired.

Character | Heart | Man | Riches |

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Only the heart without a stain knows perfect ease.

Character | Heart |

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Since Time is not a person we can overtake when he is gone, let us honor him with mirth and cheerfulness of heart while he is passing.

Character | Cheerfulness | Heart | Honor | Mirth | Time |

John Flavel

It is a dangerous crisis, when a proud heart meets with flattering lips.

Character | Heart |

Benjamin Franklin

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead,, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.

Character | Reading | Worth | Writing |

Paul Fleming, also spelled Flemming

Much has been said about the relative happiness; but write it on your heart that happiness is the cheapest thing in the world - when we buy it for someone else.

Character | Heart | World | Happiness |

John Cunningham Geikie

He is well along the road to perfect manhood who does not allow the thousand little worries of life to embitter his temper, or disturb his equanimity. An undivided heart which worships God alone, and trust him as it should, is raised above anxiety for earthly wants.

Anxiety | Anxiety | Character | Equanimity | God | Heart | Life | Life | Little | Temper | Trust | Wants | God |

Benjamin Franklin

If principle is good for anything, it is worth living up to.

Character | Good | Worth |

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In the works of man as in those of nature, it is the intention which is chiefly worth studying.

Character | Intention | Man | Nature | Worth |

Jose ben Halafta, or Rabbi Yose ben Halafta, aka Rabbi Yossi

One pang of conscience is worth more than many lashes.

Character | Conscience | Worth |

Robert Hall

Let your words be few and digested, it is a shame for the tongue to cry the heart mercy, much more to cast itself upon the uncertain pardon of others’ ears.

Character | Heart | Mercy | Pardon | Shame | Words |

Heinrich Heine

He who fears to venture as far as his heart urges and his reason permits, is a coward; he who ventures further than he intended to go, is a slave.

Character | Heart | Reason |