Great Throughts Treasury

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Theodore Cuyler, fully Theodore Ledyard Cuyler

Conversation by the Holy Spirit is a spiritual illumination of the soul. God’s grace lights up the dark heart.

Conversation | God | Grace | Heart | Soul | Spirit | Wisdom |

Jeremy Collier

Despair is the offspring of fear; of laziness, and impatience; it argues a defect of spirit and resolution, and often of honesty too. I would not despair unless I saw my misfortune recorded in the book of fate; and signed and sealed by necessity.

Despair | Fate | Fear | Honesty | Impatience | Laziness | Misfortune | Necessity | Resolution | Spirit | Wisdom | Misfortune |

Bartley Crum, fully Bartley Cavanaugh Crum

I believe, with all my heart, that the Spirit of God is within every man, however mean, ugly, or diseased; and that when we visit indignities upon other men, we are affronting our Creator, and we are also harming ourselves.

God | Heart | Man | Men | Spirit | Ugly | Wisdom | God |

William Cowper

I must think forever: would an eternal train of my usual thoughts be either worthy of me or useful to me? I must feel forever: would an eternal reign of my present spirit and desires please or satisfy me? I must act forever: would an eternal course of my habitual conduct bring happiness, or even bear reflection?... Habits are soon assumed; but when we endeavor to strip them off, it is being flayed alive.

Conduct | Eternal | Present | Reflection | Spirit | Wisdom | Think |

William Croswell Doane

Enthusiasm is the element of success in everything. It is the light that leads and the strength that lifts men on and up in the great struggles of scientific pursuits and of professional labor. It robs endurance of difficulty, and makes a pleasure of duty.

Difficulty | Duty | Endurance | Enthusiasm | Labor | Light | Men | Pleasure | Strength | Success | Wisdom |

Tyron Edwards

Temperance is to the body what religion is to the soul, the foundation and source of health and strength and peace.

Body | Health | Peace | Religion | Soul | Strength | Wisdom |

Tyron Edwards

He that resolves upon any great and good end, has, by the very resolution, scaled the chief barrier to it. He will find such resolution removing difficulties, searching out or making means, giving courage for despondency, and strength for weakness and like the star to the wise men of old, ever guiding him nearer and nearer to perfection.

Courage | Despondency | Giving | Good | Means | Men | Perfection | Resolution | Strength | Weakness | Will | Wisdom | Wise |

Tyron Edwards

What we need in religion, is not new light, but new sight; not new paths, but new strength to walk in the old ones; not new duties, but new strength from on high to fulfill those that are plain before us.

Light | Need | Religion | Strength | Wisdom | Old |

Tyron Edwards

Duty performed is a moral tonic; if neglected, the tone and strength of both mind and heart are weakened, and the spiritual health undermined.

Duty | Health | Heart | Mind | Strength | Wisdom |

François Fénelon, fully Francois de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon

Accustom yourself gradually to carry prayer into all your daily occupations. Speak, move, work, in peace, as if you were in prayer, as indeed you ought to be. Do everything with excitement, by the spirit of grace.

Excitement | Grace | Peace | Prayer | Spirit | Wisdom | Work |

Euripedes NULL

Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.

Necessity | Nothing | Strength | Wisdom |

François Fénelon, fully Francois de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon

If we had strength and faith enough to trust ourselves entirely to God, and follow Him simply wherever He should lead us, we should have no need of any great effort of mind to reach perfection.

Effort | Enough | Faith | God | Mind | Need | Perfection | Strength | Trust | Wisdom |

John Fischer

The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different - to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses.

Body | Chance | Effort | Mind | Opportunity | Spirit | Unique | Wisdom | Child |

Sam Ervin, fully Samuel James "Sam" Ervin, Jr.

Religious faith is not a storm cellar to which men and women can flee for refuge from the storms of life. It is, instead, an inner spiritual strength which enables them to face those storms with hope and serenity. Religious faith has the miraculous power to lift ordinary human beings to greatness in seasons of stress.

Faith | Greatness | Hope | Life | Life | Men | Power | Serenity | Strength | Wisdom |

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is delightful to transport one’s self into the spirit of the past, to see how a wise man has thought before us, and to what a glorious height we have at last reached.

Man | Past | Self | Spirit | Thought | Wisdom | Wise | Thought |

Benjamin Franklin

Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue. It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.

Man | Poverty | Spirit | Virtue | Virtue | Wisdom |

Richard Fuller

Life is passing; youth goes, strength decays. But duty performed, work done for God - this abides forever, this alone is imperishable.

Duty | God | Life | Life | Strength | Wisdom | Work | Youth | Youth | God |

William Ewart Gladstone

Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.

Argument | Logic | Men | Mind | Mistake | Strength | Wisdom |