|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|As I walkd by myself, I talkd to myself|
And myself replied to me;
And the questions myself then put to myself,
With their answers I give to thee.
Barnard BartonColloquy with Myself. Appeared in Youths Instructor, Dec., 1826.
|Summe up at night what thou hast done by day;|
And in the morning what thou hast to do.
Dresse and undresse thy soul; mark the decay
And growth of it; if, with thy watch, that too
Be down then winde up both; since we shall be
Most surely judgd, make thy accounts agree.
HerbertThe Temple. The Church Porch. Next to last stanza.
|One self-approving hour whole years out-weighs|
Of stupid starers and of loud huzzas.
PopeEssay on Man. Ep. IV. L. 249.
| Speak no more:|
Thou turnst mine eyes into my very soul;
And there I see such black and grained spots
As will not leave their tinct.
Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 88.
| Go to your bosom;|
Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.
Measure for Measure. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 136.
|Let not soft slumber close your eyes,|
Before youve collected thrice
The train of action through the day!
Where have my feet chose out their way?
What have I learnt, whereer Ive been,
From all Ive heard, from all Ive seen?
What have I more thats worth the knowing?
What have I done thats worth the doing?
What have I sought that I should shun?
What duty have I left undone,
Or into what new follies run?
These self-inquiries are the road
That lead to virtue and to God.
Isaac WattsSelf Examination.
|There is a luxury in self-dispraise;|
And inward self-disparagement affords
To meditative spleen a grateful feast.
WordsworthThe Excursion. Bk. IV.
|Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours;|
And ask them what report they bore to heaven:
And how they might have borne more welcome news.
YoungNight Thoughts. Night II. L. 376.