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ful to aízi who has not the science of honesty and good nature.- Mortaigne.
HONOSTY AND HONOR.— True honor is to honesty what the court of chancery is to common law.—Shenstone. HONOR AND HONESTY.—
:- The difference there is betwixt honor and honesty, seems to be chiefly the motive: the mere honest man does that from duty, which the man of honor does for the sake of character.-—- Shenstone.
HOPE.—We are never beneath hope, while above hell; nor above hope, while beneath heaven.
HOPE.-Hope is the last thing that dies in man, and though it be exceedingly deceitful, yet it is of this good use to
us, that while we are travelling through life it conducts us in an easier and more pleasant way to our journey's end. Rochefoucault.
HOPE.—Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior.—Shenstone.
Hope.—Hope is a prodigal young heir, and experience is his banker, but his drafts are seldom honored since there is often a heavy balance against him, because he draws largely on a small capital; is not yet in possession, and if he were, would die.—Colton.
HOPE.—Hope calculates its schemes for a long and durable life; presses forward to imaginary points of bliss; and grasps at impossibilities; and consequently very often ensnares men into beggary, ruin, and dishonor. --Addison.
Hope.--We speak of hope; but is not hope, only a more gentle name for fear.—Landon.
HOPE FOR ETERNITY.—Had mankind nothing to expect beyond the grave, their best faculties would be a torment to them; and the more considerate and virtuous they were, the greater concern and grief they would feel from the shortness of their prospects.- Balguy.
HOPE FOR ETERNITY.—He that would undermine the foun. dations of our hope for eternity, seeks to beat down the col. umn which supports the feebleness of humanity.
HOPE, ITS DELAY, AND ITS DEATH.—If the mere delay of hope—hope deferred, makes the heart sick, what will the death of hope—its final and total disappointment—despair, do to it?-Nevins.
HUMILITY.–Sense shines with a double lustre when it is set in humility. An able and yet humble man, is a jewel worth a kingdom.—Penn.
HUMILITY.—Humanity cannot be degraded by humiliation. It is its very character to submit to such things. There is a consanguinity between benevolence and humility. They are virtues of the same stock.- Burke.
HUMILITY.— The casting down of our spirits in true humility, is but like throwing a ball on the ground, which makes it rebound the higher towards heaven.
HUNGER.—Hunger is the mother of impatience and anger; and the quarter of an hour before dinner is the worst suitors can choose.
The Latins have said, “ The stomach has no ears.”—Zimmerman.
HURRY AND CUNNING. —Hurry and cunning are the two apprentices of despatch and skill; but neither of them ever learn their master's trade. - Colton,
HURRY AND DESPATCH. -No two things differ more than hurry and despatch. Hurry is the mark of a weak mind; squirrel in
despatch of a strong one. A weak man in office, like a
is laboring eternally but to no purpose; in constant motion without getting on a jot; talks a great deal, but says very little; looks into everything, but sees nothing; and has a hundred irons in the fire, but very few of them hot, and with those that are he only burns his fingers.— Colton.
HYPOCRISY.-Hypocrisy, of course, delights in the most sublime speculations; for never intending to go beyond speculation, it costs nothing to have it magnificent.—Burke.
HYPOCRISY.-Hypocrisy itself does great honor, or rather justice, to religion, and tacitly acknowledges it to be an ornament to human nature. The hypocrite would not be at so much pains to put on the appearance of virtue, if he did not know it was the most proper and effectual mear.y to gain the love and esteem of mankind. --Addison.
HYPOCRISY AND AFFECTATION.- Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villany, affectation part of the chosen trappings of folly; the one completes a villain, the other only finishes a fop. Contempt is the proper punishment of affectation, and detestation the just consequence of hypocrisy.—Johnson.
HYPOCRITE, THE.—It is the greatest madness to be a hypocrite in religion. The world will hate thee because a Christian even in appearance; and God will hate thee because so only in appearance; and thus having the hatred of both, thou shalt have no comfort in either.—Bishop Hall.
HYPOCRITES.—If Satan ever laughs, it must be at hypocrites: they are the greatest dupes he has; they serve him better than any others, but receive no wages; nay, what is still more extraordinary, they submit to greater mortifications to go to hell, than the sincerest Christian to go to heaven.-Colton.
IDLENESS.—Idleness is the bane of body and mind, the nurse of naughtiness, the step mother of discipline, the chief author of all mischief, one of the seven deadly sins, the cushion upon which the devil chiefly reposes, and a great cause not only of melancholy, but of many other diseases : for the mind is naturally active; and if it be not occupied about some honest business, it rushes into mischief, or sinks into melancholy.Burton.
IDLENESS.—Idleness is the hot-bed of temptation, the cradle of disease, the waster of time, the canker-worm of felicity. To him that has no employment, life in a little while will have no novelty; and when novelty is laid in the grave, the funeral of comfort will soon follow.
IDLENESS.—Troubles spring from idleness, and grievous toils from needless ease: many without labor would live by their own wits only; but they break for want of stock.— Franklin.
IDLENESS.—Too much idleness, I have observed, fills up a man's time much more completely, and leaves him less his own master, than any sort of employment whatsoever.Burke.
IDLENESS.—I would have inscribed on the curtains of your bed, and the walls of your chamber, “ If you do not rise early, you can never make progress in anything. If you
do not set apart your hours of reading, if you suffer yourself or any one else to break in upon them, your days will slip through your hands unprofitable and frivolous, and really unenjoyed by yourself.”—Lord Chatham.
IDLENESS AND INDUSTRY.
6.-Idlers cannot even find time to
We must be
be idle, or the industrious to be at leisure. always doing, or suffering.--Zimmerman.
IDLENESS AND LABOR.—Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation, and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profiteth others and ourselves.— Baxter.
IDLENESS AND POVERTY.—To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches; and therefore every man endeavors with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself.—Johnson.
IDLENESS, ITS MISERY.—A man who is able to employ himself innocently, is never miserable. It is the idle who are wretched. If I wanted to inflict the greatest punishment on a fellow-creature, I would shut him alone in a dark room without employment.
IDLENESS, ITS TAXES.—It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service; but idleness taxes many of us much
more, if we reckon all that is spent in absolute sloth, or doing nothing, with that which is spent in idle employments, or amusements that amount to nothing Sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the key often used is always bright.—Franklin.
IDLERS, BUSY.—Among those whom I never could persuade to rank themselves with idlers, and who speak with indignation of my morning sleeps and nocturnal rambles, one passes the day in catching spiders, that he may count their eyes with a microscope; another crects his head, and exhibits the dust of a marigold separated from the flower with a dexterity worthy of Leuwenhoeck himself. Some turn the wheel of electricity; some suspend rings to a loadstone, and