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GOODNESS. — We may be as good as we please, if we please to be good. Barrow.

GOODNESS.—He that is a good man, is three quarters of his way towards the being a good Christian, wheresoever he lives, or whatsoever he is called.--South.

GOODNESS AND MALICE.—In doing good, we are generally cold, and languid, and sluggish ; and of all things afraid of being too much in the right. But the works of malice and injustice are quite in another style. They are finished with a bold masterly hand; touched as they are with the spirit of those vehement passions that call forth all our energies, whenever we oppress and persecute.Burke.

GOODNESS TO OTHERS.—He is good that does good to others. If he suffers for the good he does, he is better still; and if he suffers from them, to whom he did good, he is arrived to that height of goodness, that nothing but an increase of his sufferings can add to it; if it proves his death, his virtue is at its summit; it is heroism complete.Bruyere.

GOOD QUALITIES.—I have known some men possessed of good qualities which were very serviceable to others, but useless to themselves; like a sun-dial on the front of a house, to inform the neighbors and passengers, but not the owner with. in.-Swift. GOOD SENSE.

5.-Good sense is the same in all ages; and course of time rather improves nature, than impairs her. What has been, may be again; another Homer and another Virgil may possibly arise from those very causes which produced the first: though it would be impudence to affirm that any such have yet appeared.Dryden.

GooD SENSE.—The figure which a man makes in life, the reception which he meets with in company, the esteem paid


him by his acquaintance—all these advantages depend as much upon his good sense and judgment, as upon any otłer part of his character. Had a man the best intentions in the world, and were the farthest removed from all injustice and violence, he would never be able to make himself be much regarded, without a moderate share, at least, of parts and understanding. —Hume.

GOOD SENSE AND GOOD NATURE.—Good sense and good nature are never separated, though the ignorant world has thought otherwise. Good nature, by which I mean beneficence and candor, is the product of right reason ; which of necessity will give allowance to the failings of others, by considering that there is nothing perfect in mankind; and by distinguishing that which comes nearest to excellency, though not absolutely free from faults, will certainly produce a candor in the judge.Dryden.

Good will.-Good will, like a good name, is got by many actions, and lost by one.Jeffrey.

GOSSIPPING.—There are a set of malicious, prating, prudent gossips, both male and female, who murder characters to kill time: and will rob a young fellow of his good name before he has years to know the value of it. —Sheridan.

GOVERNMENT.—Men well governed should seek after no other liberty, for there can be no greater liberty than a good government: the truth is, the easiness of the government has made some so wanton as to kick against it; our own historians write, that most of our kings have been unthankfully used. —Sir W. Raleigh.

GOVERNMENT.—They that govern most make least noise. You see when they row in a barge, they that do drudgery work, slash, and puff, and sweat; but he that governs, sits quietly at the stern, and scarce is seen to stir.—Selden.

GOVERNMENT.—No government ought to own that it exists for the purpose of checking the prosperity of its people or that there is such a principle involved in its policy.Burke.

GRACE AND GOODNESS.—Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. Fur love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.- Drylen.

GRACES, CHRISTIAN.— The Christian graces are like perfumes, the more they are pressed, the sweeter they smell; like stars that shine brightest in the dark; like trees which, the more they are shaken, the deeper root they take, and the more fruit they bear.

GRACES, THE TRUE.—As amber attracts a straw, so does beauty admiration, which only lasts while the warmth continues : but virtue, wisdom, goodness, and real worth, like the loadstone, never lose their power.

These are the true graces, which, as Homer feigns, are linked and tied hand in hand because it is by their influence that human hearts are so firmly united to each other.Burton.

GRATITUDE.—Gratitude is the memory of the heart.

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GRATITUDE.- Epicurus says 'gratitude is a virtue that has commonly profit annexed to it.' And where is the virtue, say I, that has not? But still the virtue is to be valued for itself, and not for the profit that attends it.— Seneca.

GRATITUDE TO God. We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, upon

ourselves as under no obligation.— Seneca.

GRAVE, THE.—The grave is the common treasury to which: we must all be taxed.- Burke.

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GRAVE, THE, AND CHANCERY.—There are two things from which a man never comes forth, when he has once entered them; one is the grave, and the other the court of Chan. cery.

Grave, THE, AND DEATH.—The ancients feared death ; we, thanks to Christianity, fear only dying. - Guesses at Truth.

GREAT MEN.—Such is the destiny of great men, that their superior genius always exposes them to be the butt of the envenomed darts of calumny and envy.— Voltaire.

GREAT MEN.—You are not yet a great man, because you are railed at by the little, and esteemed by some great characters; then only you deserve that name when the cayils of the insignificant, and the esteem of the great, keep you at equal distance from pride and despondence, invigorate your courage, and add to your humility.--Lavater.

Great MEN.—Men in great place are thrice servants; servants of the sovereign or state, servants of fame, and ser. vants of business; so as they have no freedom, neither in their persons, nor in their actions, nor in their times. — Lord Bacon.

GREATNESS.—The greatest man is he, who chooses the riglit with invincible resolution ; who resists the sorest temptations from within and without; who bears the heaviest burdens eheerfully; who is calmest in storms, and most fearless under menace and frowns; and whose reliance on truth, on virtue, and on God, is most unfaltering.— Channing.

GREATNESS.--He only is great who has the habits of greatness; who, after performing what none in ten thousand could accomplish, passes on like Samson, and tells neither father nor mother of it."--Lavater.

GREATNESS.—The true test of a great man--that, at least,

which inust secure his place among the highest order of great men, is, his having been in advance of his age. --Brougham.

GREATNESS AND GLORY. -A contemplation of God's works, a genercus concern for the good of mankind, and the un. feigned exercise of humility only, denominate men great and glorious.-Addison.

GREATNESS, LITTLE.—There is scarce a village in Europe, and not one university, that is not thus furnished with its little great men. The head of a petty corporation, who opposes the designs of a prince who would tyrannically force his subjects to save their best clothes for Sundays; the puny pedant who finds one undiscovered property in the polype, or describes an unheeded process in the skeleton of a mole, and whose mind, like his microscope, perceives nature only in detail; the rhymer, who makes smooth verses, and paints to our imagination, when he should only speak to our hearts; all equally fancy themselves walking forward to immortality, and desire the crowd behind them to look on. The crowd takes them at their word. Patriot, philosopher, and poet, are shouted in their train. 66 Where was there ever so much merit seen? No times so important as our own; ages, yet unborn, shall gaze with wonder and applause!" To such music, the important pigmy moves forward, bustling and swelling, and aptly compared to a puddle in a storm.- Goldsmith

GRIEF.—Bion seeing a person who was tearing the hair off his head for sorrow, said, “ Does this man think that baldness is a remedy for grief?”

GUIDES, THE THREE BEST.—A sound head, an honest heart, and an humble spirit, are the three best guides, through time, and to eternity.

GYMNASTICS.—Gymnastics open the chest, exercise the limbs, and give a man all the pleasure of boxing, without the

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