Great Throughts Treasury

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Caleb Afendopolo

He never taught any law or practice contrary to the Written Law. Only after his death... many of his disciples introduced practices and doctrines altogether foreign to him, removing thereby the cornerstone of the Law while winning the multitudes.

Death | Law | Practice | Wisdom | Winning |

Richard Whately

Every one wishes to have truth on his side, but it is not every one that sincerely wishes to be on the side of truth.

Character | Truth | Wishes |

Samuel Adams

Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. These are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature.

Duty | Law | Liberty | Life | Life | Property | Right | Rights | Wisdom |

Antiphon NULL

Many duties imposed by law are hostile to nature.

Law | Nature | Wisdom |

Daniel Webster

Employment gives health, sobriety, and morals. Constant employment and well-paid labor produce in a country like ours, general prosperity, content and cheerfulness.

Character | Cheerfulness | Health | Labor | Prosperity |

John Austin

The existence of law is one thing; its merit or demerit is another.

Existence | Law | Merit | Wisdom |

John Stuart Blakie

Creation is the production of order. What a simple, but, at the same time comprehensive and pregnant principle is here! Plato could tell his disciples no ultimate truth of more pervading significance. Order is the law of all intelligible existence.

Existence | Law | Order | Time | Truth | Wisdom |

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl of Bewdley

Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.

Effort | Enthusiasm | Labor | Men | Wisdom | Work |

George Bancroft

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.

Beauty | Justice | Law | Moral law | Soul | Truth | Virtue | Virtue | Wisdom |

Julius Bate

He who wishes to fulfill his mission in the world must be a man of one idea, that is of one great overmastering purpose, overshadowing all his aims, and guiding and controlling his entire life.

Aims | Life | Life | Man | Mission | Purpose | Purpose | Wisdom | Wishes | World |

Henri Bergson, aka Henri-Louis Bergson

We look at change but we do not see it. We speak of change, but we do not think about it. We say that change exists, that everything changes, that change is the very law of things: yes, we say it and we repeat it; but those are only words, and we reason and philosophize as though change did not exist.

Change | Law | Reason | Wisdom | Words | Think |

Anne Baxter

Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profiteth others and ourselves.

Devil | Duty | Idleness | Labor | Sin | Temptation | Wisdom | Temptation |

William Garden Blaikie

The law of the Sabbath is the keystone of the arch of public morals; take it away, and the whole fabric falls.

Law | Public | Sabbath | Wisdom |