By types, shadows, and metaphors?

Yet loth Will any sober man be to find fault With them, lest he be found for to assault The highest wisdom. No, he rather stoops, And seeks to find out what by pins and loops, By calves and sheep, by heifers and by rams, By birds and herbs, and by the blood of lambs, God speaketh to him; and happy is he That finds the light and grace that in them be. -John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress. Come, truth, although in swaddling clouts, I find, Informs the judgement, rectifies the mind; Pleases the understanding, makes the will Submit; the memory too it doth fill With what doth our imaginations please; Likewise it tends our troubles to appease. -John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress. A man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket, and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable, and should be secured, because they seldom return. -Francis Bacon Every pure thought is a glimpse of God. -C.A. Bartol Redeem the misspent time that s past, And live this day as twere thy last. -Ken Thomas Let me therefore live as if every moment were to be my last. -Seneca He is a good time-server that improves the present for God s glory and his own s alvation. -Thomas Fuller Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the p urpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end to them. -Seneca He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices. -Carlo Goldoni Whenever you cannot understand the reason for a rule, ask yourself whether the u sage of many clear-thinking men for long years past may not be protecting you fr om difficulties which you do not foresee. -Garland Greever and Easley S. Jones, The Century Handbook of Writing. The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of think ing how things may be, to see them as they are. -Samuel Johnson I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then fi nding a smooth pebble, or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. -Isaac Newton You need not tell all the truth, unless to those who have a right to know it; bu t let all you tell be truth. -Horace Mann No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth. -Fr ancis Bacon Plunge into human life s full sea of passion! Each lives it, few its meaning ever guessed, Touch where you will, tis full of interest. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust . The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference. Bess Myerson Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as bl ame. -Pearl S. Buck If you deny yourself commitment, what can you do with your life? -Harvey Fierst ein One by one the sands are flowing, One by one the moments fall; Some are coming, some are going; Do not strive to grasp them all. -Adelaide Proctor One sin another doth provoke. -William Shakespeare What maintains one vice would bring up two children. -Benjamin Franklin He that has energy enough in his constitution to root out a vice should go a lit

 

 

 

 

 

tle farther, and try to plant in a virtue in its place, otherwise he will have h is labor to renew. -Colton There are some additional qualifications necessary, in the practical part of bus iness, which may deserve some consideration in your leisure moments; such as, an absolute command of your temper, so as not to be provoked to passion, upon any account; patience, to hear frivolous, impertinent, and unreasonable applications ; with address enough to refuse, without offending, or, by your manner of granti ng, to double the obligation; dexterity enough to conceal a truth without tellin g a lie; sagacity enough to read other people s countenances; and serenity enoug h not to let them discover anything by yours; a seeming frankness with a real re serve. These are the rudiments of a politician; the world must be your grammar. -The Earl of Chesterfield It is vanity then to seek after, and to trust in, the riches that shall perish. It is vanity, too, to covet honours, and to lift up ourselves on high. It is v anity to follow the desires of the flesh and be led by them, for this shall brin g misery at the last. It is vanity to desire a long life, and to have little ca re for a good life. It is vanity to take thought only for the life which now is , and not to look forward to the things which shall be hereafter. It is vanity to love that which quickly passeth away, and not to hasten where eternal joy abi deth. -Thomas a Kempis, The Imitation of Christ. I may as well tell you, here and now, that if you are going about the place thin king things pretty, you will never make a modern poet. Be poignant, man, be poig nant! -P.G. Wodehouse As I felt my way along the wall I collided with what turned out to be a grandfat her clock, for the existence of which I had not budgeted, and it toppled over wi th a sound like the delivery of several tons of coal through the roof of a conse rvatory. Glass crashed, pulleys and things parted from their moorings, and as I stood trying to separate my heart from the front teeth in which it had become en tangled, the lights flashed on and I beheld Sir Watkyn Bassett. -P.G. Wodehouse I don’t suppose she would recognize a deep, beautiful thought if you handed it to her on a skewer with tartare sauce. -P.G. Wodehouse You know how it is with some girls. They seem to take the stuffing right out of you. I mean to say, there is something about their personality that paralyses th e vocal cords and reduces the contents of the brain to cauliflower. -P.G. Wodeh ouse We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us somethi ng is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. On ce we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit. -e.e. cummings