Great Throughts Treasury

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Evey Hammond

Head knowledge is good, but heart knowledge is indispensable. The training of the hands and feet must be added to make a rounded education. We must all learn these days to become spiritual pioneers if we would save the world from chaos.

Character | Education | Good | Heart | Indispensable | Knowledge | Training | World | Learn |

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Life is a romantic business. It is painting a picture, not doing a sum; but you have to make the romance, and it will come to the question how much fire you have in your belly.

Business | Character | Life | Life | Question | Romance | Will |

Richard Hill

Life is but one continual course of instruction. The hand of the parent writes on the heart of the child the first faint characters which time deepens into strength so that nothing can efface them.

Character | Heart | Life | Life | Nothing | Strength | Time | Child | Parent |

John Henshaw, fully Bishop John Prentiss Kewley Henshaw

Remember that God will not be mocked; that it is the heart of the worshiper which He regards. We are never safe till we love Him with our whole heart whom we pretend to worship.

Character | God | Heart | Love | Safe | Will | Wisdom | Worship | God |

John Andrew Holmes

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting up people.

Better | Character | Heart | People |

Horace, full name Quintus Horatius Flaccus NULL

Hopeful in adversity, anxious in prosperity, is the heart prepared for weal and woe.

Adversity | Character | Heart | Prosperity | Woe |

N. Grou

A simple heart will love all that is most precious on earth, husband or wife, parent or child, brother or friend, without marring its singleness; external things will have no attraction save inasmuch as they lead souls to Him; all exaggeration or unreality, affection and falsehood must pass away from such a one, as the dews dry up before the sunshine. The single motive is to please God, and hence arises total indifference as to what others say and think, so that words and actions are perfectly simple and natural, as in his sight.

Character | Earth | Exaggeration | Falsehood | Friend | God | Heart | Husband | Indifference | Love | Wife | Will | Words | Parent |

Costen Jordan Harrell

The heart will not long follow what the mind does not accept as true and trustworthy.

Character | Heart | Mind | Will |

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What is uttered from the heart alone will win the hearts of others to your own.

Character | Heart | Will |

William Ralph Inge

Hatred toward any human being cannot exist in the same heart as love to God.

Character | God | Heart | Love |

Abraham ben Meir ibn Ezra, also known as Ben Ezra or Abenezra

The essence of all precepts is to make the heart upright.

Character | Heart |

Washington Irving

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity to freshen into smiles.

Character | Heart |

William Ralph Inge

As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.

Character | Heart | Man |

Victor Hugo

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.

Character | Heart |

Maria Jane Jewsbury

Love is the purification of the heart from self; it strengthens and ennobles the character; gives higher motive and nobler aim to every action of life, and makes both man and woman strong, noble, and courageous. The power to love truly and devotedly is the nobles gift with which a human being can be endowed; but it is a sacred fire that must not be burned to idols.

Action | Character | Heart | Life | Life | Love | Man | Power | Sacred | Self | Woman |

Thomas Jefferson

An honest heart being the first blessing, a knowing head is the second.

Character | Heart | Knowing |

August von Kotzebue, fully August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue

A heart once poisoned by suspicion has no longer room for love.

Character | Heart | Love | Suspicion |

Abbé Hugo Felicite de Lamennais

The heart of him who truly loves is a paradise on earth; he has God in himself, for God is love.

Character | Earth | God | Heart | Love | Paradise | God |

David Kimchi, aka Hebrew acronym as the RaDaK

He whose heart is closed will not be benefited by open eyes.

Character | Heart | Will |