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blood;" and the other, “I find no fault in him."-Pres. Edwards.
THEORY AND PRACTICE.—The practices of good men are more subject to error than their speculations. I will then honor good examples, but I will live by good precepts.
THEORY AND PRACTICE.—It is not difficult to conceive, that, for many reasons, a man writes much better than he lives. For without entering into refined speculations, it may be shown much easier to design than to perform. A man proposes his schemes of life in a state of abstraction and disengagement, exempt from the enticements of hope, the solicitations of affection, the importunities of appetite, or the depressions of fear, and is in the same state with him that teaches
upon land the art of navigation, to whom the sea is always smooth, and the wind always prosperous.—Johnson.
THEORY AND PRACTICE IN MORALS. It is recorded of Sir Matthew Hale, that he, for a long time, concealed the consecration of himself to the stricter duties of religion, lest, by some flagitious and shameful action, he should bring piety into disgrace. For the same reason it may be prudent for a writer, who apprehends that he shall not enforce his own maxims by his domestic character, to conceal his name, that he may not injure them.—Johnson.
THEORY AND PRACTICE IN POLITICS.—Men in a party have liberty only for their motto; in reality they are greater slaves than anybody else would care to make them.—Saville.
THINK. Thought engenders thought. Place one idea upon paper, another will follow it, and still another, until you have written a page. You cannot fathom your mind. There is a well of thought there which has no bottom. The more you draw from it, the more clear and fruitful will it be.
If you neglect to think yourself, and use other people's thoughts, giving them utterance only, you will never know what you are capable of. At first your ideas may come out in lumps homely and shapeless; but no matter; time and perseverance will arrange and polish them. Learn to think, and you will learn to write ; the more you think, the better you will express your ideas.
THINKERS.—Thinkers are scarce as gold: but he, whose thoughts embrace all their subject, who pursues it uninterruptedly and fearless of consequences, is a diamond of enormous size.—Lavater.
THINKERS, ORIGINAL. -There are very few original thinkers in the world, or ever have been; the greatest part of those who are called philosophers, have adopted the opinions of some who went before them, and so having chosen their respective guides, they maintain with zeal what they have thus imbibed.—Encyc. Brit.
THINKERS, PROFOUND AND SHALLOW.-In my opinion, profound minds are the most likely to think lightly of resources of human reason; and it is the pert superficial thinker who is generally strongest in every kind of unbelief. The deep philosopher sees chains of causes and effects so wonderfully and strangely linked together, that he is usually the last person to decide upon the impossibility of any two series of events being independent of each other; and in science, so many natural miracles, as it were, have been brought to light-such as the fall of stones from meteors in the atmosphere, the disarming a thunder-cloud by a metallic point, the production of fire from ice by a metal white as silver, and the referring certain laws of motion of the sea to the moon—that the physical inquirer is seldom disposed to assert, confidently, on any abstruse subjects belonging to the order of natural things, and still less so on
those relating to the more mysterious relations of moral events and intellectual natures.--Davy.
THINKING.—Thinking nurseth thinking. —Sidney.
Thought. The key to every man is his thought. Sturdy and defying though he look, he has a helm which he obeys, which is the idea after which all his facts are classified. He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own.-R. W. Emerson.
THOUGHT.—What we are afraid to do before men, we should be afraid to think before God.
THOUGHT.—To have thought far too little, we shall find in the review of life, among our capital faults.-J. Foster.
THOUGHT NEVER DIES.—It is a terrible thought to remember that nothing can be forgotten. 'I have somewhere read, that not an oath is uttered that does not continue to vibrate through all time, in the wide-spreading current of soundnot a prayer lisped, that its record is not to be found stamped on the laws of nature by the indelible seal of the Almighty's will.— Cooper.
THOUGHTFULNESS.—He that will not reflect is a ruined man.—Old Proverb.
THOUGHTFULNESS.—There are soft moments, even to des. peradoes. God does not, all at once, abandon even them. Cecil.
THOUGHTS.—The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts, therefore guard accordingly; and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.—Marcus Antoninus.
THOUGHTS, BAD.-Bad thoughts are worse enemies than lions and tigers; for we can keep out of the way of wild
beasts, but bad thoughts win their way everywhere. Tho cup that is full will hold no more; keep your hearts full of good thoughts, that bad thoughts may find no room to enter.
THOUGHTS, BAD, AND ACTIONS.—Every one must see and feel, that bad thoughts quickly ripen into bad actions; and that if the latter only are forbidden, and the former left free, all morality will soon be at an end. —Porteus.
THOUGHTS, RIGHT DIRECTION OF.—Man being made a reasonable, and so a thinking creature, there is nothing more worthy of his being, than the right direction and employment of his thoughts, since upon this depends both his usefulness to the public, and his own present and future benefit in all respects.-- Wm. Penn.
THREATENING.–The man who threatens the world is always ridiculous; for the world can easily go on without him, and, in a short time, will cease to miss him.—Johnson.
TIME.—The great rule of moral conduct is, next to God, to respect time.-Lavater.
TIME.-Time is painted with a lock before, and bald behind, signifying thereby, that we must take time (as we say) by the forelock, for when it is once passed there is no recalling it.-Swift.
Time.-To choose time is to save time; and an unseasonable motion is but beating the air. There be three parts of business: the preparation; the debate, or examination; and the perfection; whereof, if you look for despatch, let the middle only be the work of many, and the first and last the work of few.-Lord Bacon.
TIME.—There is a time to be born, and a time to diè, says Solomon, and it is the memento of a truly wise man: but there is an interval between these two times of infinite importance.-Richmond.
TIME.—Time, with all its celerity, moves slowly on to him whose whole employment is to watch its flight.-Johnson. TIME.—For time is the measure of business, as money
is of wares; and business is bought at a dear hand where there is small despatch. The Spartans and Spaniards have been noted to be of small despatch: " Mi venga la muerte de Spagua ;" "Let my death come from Spain ;" for then it will be sure to be long in coming.-Lord Bacon.
TIME.—Time is the old justice, that examines all offenders. --Shakspeare.
Time.—Time is the greatest of all tyrants. As we go on towards age, he taxes our health, limbs, faculties, strength, and features.-J. Foster.
TIME A COMFORTER.—The powers of Time the comforter, can scarcely be exaggerated; but the agency by which he works, is exhaustion.-L. E. Landon.
TIME AND ETERNITY.—Supposing the body of the earth were a great mass or ball of the finest sand, and that a single grain or particle of this sand should be annihilated every thousand years. Supposing then that you had it in your choice to be happy all the while this prodigious mass of sand was consuming, by this slow method, until there was not a grain of it left, on condition you were to be miserable forever after; or supposing that you might be happy forever after, on condition you would be miserable until the whole mass of sand were thus annihilated, at the rate of one sand in a thousand years : which of these two cases would you make your choice ?-Swift.
TIME, HOW TO SPEND.—Spend your time in nothing which you know must be repented of. Spend it in nothing on which you might not pray for the blessing of God. Spend it in nothing which you could not review with a quiet con