John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) Samuel Smiles. (18161904) 7197
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Philip James Bailey. (18161905) 7198
Evil and good are Gods right hand and left.
Festus. Proem. 7199
Art is mans nature; nature is Gods art.
Festus. Proem. 7200
Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him.
Festus. Proem. 7201
Men might be better if we better deemed Of them. The worst way to improve the world Is to condemn it.
Festus. Scene iv. A Mountain. Sunrise. 1 7202
We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best. Lifes but a means unto an end; that end Beginning, mean, and end to all things,God.
Festus. Scene v. A Country Town. 7203
Who never doubted never half believed 2 Where doubt there truth ist is her shadow.
Festus. Scene v. A Country Town. 7204
America thou half-brother of the world! With something good and bad of every land.
Festus. Scene x. Earths Surface.
Note 1. J. R. Lowell: Biglow Papers, II, ii. St. 9. The surest plan to make a man Is to think him so. [ back]
Note 2. Tennyson: There lives more faith in honest doubt Believe me, than in half the creeds. [ back]