Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

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S'rîmad Bhâgavatam, aka Bhâgavata Purâna or Bhāgavata

Learn to look with an equal eye upon all beings, seeing the one Self in all.

Character | Self |

Francis Ellington Abbot

Just as a tested and rugged virtue of the moral hero is worth more than the lovely, tender, untried innocence of the child, so is the massive strength of a soul that has conquered truth for itself worth more than the soft peach-bloom faith of a soul that takes truth on trust.

Character | Faith | Hero | Innocence | Soul | Strength | Trust | Truth | Virtue | Virtue | Worth |

Hugh Blair

In the eye of that Supreme Being to whom our whole internal frame is uncovered, dispositions hold the place of actions.

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William Cullen Bryant

Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness.

Blessedness | Character | Innocence | Remorse | Virtue | Virtue |

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Objects close to the eye shut out much larger objects on the horizon; and splendors born only of the earth eclipse the stars. So a man sometimes covers up the entire disc of eternity with a dollar and quenches transcendent glories with a little shining dust.

Character | Earth | Eternity | Little | Man |

William Ellery Channing

What blessedness it is to dwell amidst this transparent air, which the eye can pierce without limit, amidst these floods of pure, soft, cheering light, under this immeasurable arch of heaven, and in sight of these countless stars! An infinite universe is each moment opened to our view. And this universe is the sing and symbol of Infinite Power, Intelligence, Purity, Bliss, and Love.

Blessedness | Character | Heaven | Intelligence | Light | Love | Power | Purity | Universe |

Paul Chatfield, pseudonym for Horace Smith

Prudery is the innocence of the vicious - external sanctity, assumed as a cover for internal laxity.

Character | Innocence |

Diogenes Laërtius, aka "Diogenes the Cynic"

We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.

Character | Order |

Tyron Edwards

To murder character is as truly a crime as to murder the body: the tongue of the slanderer is brother to the dagger of the assassin.

Body | Character | Crime | Murder | Murder |

Euripedes NULL

A tongue without reins, definance, unwisdom - their end is disaster. But the life of quiet gfood, the wisdom that accepts - these abaide unshaken, preserving, sustaining the houses of men.

Character | Life | Life | Men | Quiet | Wisdom |

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Pain and pleasure, good and evil, come to us from unexpected sources. It is not there where we have gathered up our brightest hopes, that the dawn of happiness breaks. It is not there where we have glanced our eye with affright, that we find the deadliest gloom. What should this teach use? To bow to the great and only Source of light, and live humbly and with confiding resignation.

Character | Dawn | Evil | Gloom | Good | Light | Pain | Pleasure | Resignation | Teach | Happiness |

T. L. Fine, fully Terrence L. Fine

Too keen an eye for pattern will find it anywhere.

Character | Will |

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 |

Julius Charles Hare (1795-1855) and his brother Augustus William Hare

Do you wish to find out a person's weak points? Note the failings he has the quickest eye for in others.

Character |

Francis Bret Harte

Never a tear bedims the eye that time and patience will not dry.

Character | Patience | Time | Will |

Charles George Harper

Every eye forms its own beauty.

Beauty | Character | Wisdom |