Sunday, June 10, 2012

Some Wise Quotes – 2

And a proverb haunts my mind
As a spell is cast
“The mill cannot grind
With the water that is past”

-         Sarah Doudney “The lesson of the watermill”

A man that is young in years may be old in hours if he has lost no time.               

-         Bacon

They can conquer who believe they can. It is he who has done the deed once who does not shrink from attempting it again.

-         Emerson “Society and solitude”

We in some unknown power’s employ
Move on a vigorous line:
Can neither when we will, enjoy;
Nor when we will resign.

-         Mathew Arnold “The New Sirens”

It is the misfortune of worthy people that they are cowards.

-         Voltaire

Cruelty ever proceeds from a vile mind and often from a cowardly heart.

-         Sir John Harington

A spoilt child never loves its mother.

-         Sir Henry Taylor “Notes from Life”

We are easily deceived by that which we love.

-         Molie’re “Le Traftuffe”

I sit beside a lonely fire
And pray for wisdom yet-
For calmness to remember
Of courage to forget.

-         Charles Hamilton Aide “Remember or forget”

A poor man’s debt makes a great noise.

-         Thomas Fuller “Gnomologia”

Compiled by N.Ganeshan

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