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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. 6 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 blows. I could wish that several learned men would lay out that time which they employ in controversies and disputes about nothing, in this method of fighting with their own shadows. It might conduce very much to evaporate the spleen, which makes them uneasy to the public as well as to themselves. — Addison.
HABIT.—Habit or custom, like a complex mathematical scheme, flows from a point, insensibly becomes a line, and unhappily (in that which is evil), it may become a curve.Robinson.
Habit.—Habits are to the soul, what the veins and arteries are to the blood, the courses in which it moves.-H. Bushnell.
HABIT.—Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. Augustine.
HABIT.—I trust everything, under God, to habit, upon which, in all ages, the lawgiver, as well as the schoolmaster, , has mainly placed his reliance; habit which makes everything easy, and casts all difficulties upon the deviation from the wonted course. Make sobriety a habit, and intemperance will be hateful and hard; make prudence a habit, and reck less profligacy will be as contrary to the nature of the child grown an adult, as the most atrocious crimes are to any of your lordships. Give a child the habit of sacredly regarding the truth-of carefully respecting the property of othersof scrupulously abstaining from all acts of improvidence which can involve him in distress, and he will just as likely think of rushing into the element in which he cannot breathe, as of lying, or cheating, or stealing.-Lord Brougham.
HABIT, THE AID IT RENDERS TO VIRTUE.—Never did any soul do good, but it came readier to do the same again, with more enjoyment. Never was love, or gratitude, or bounty practised but with increasing joy, which made the practiser still more in love with the fair act.--Shaftesbury.
HABIT, THE MISERY OF AN EVIL.-If we wish to know who is the most degraded and the most wretched of human beings, look for a man who has practised a vice so long that he curses it and clings to it: that he pursues it because he feels a great law of his nature driving him on towards it; but reaching it, knows that it will goaw his heart, and make him roll himself in the dust with anguish.
HABITS.—Habits, though in their commencement like the filmy line of the spider, trembling at every breeze, may, in the end, prove as links of tempered steel, binding a deathless being to eternal felicity or woe.—Sigourney.
HABITS.—There are habits, not only of drinking, swearing. and lying, and of some other things which are commonly acknowledged to be habits, but of every modification of action, speech, and thought. Man is a bundle of habits. There are habits of industry, attention, vigilance, advertency; of a prompt obedience to the judgment occurring, or of yielding to the first impulses of passion : of extending our views to the future, or of resting upon the present; of apprehending, methodizing, reasoning; of indolence, dilatoriness; of vanity, selfconceit, melancholy, partiality; of fretfulness, suspicion, captiousness, censoriousness; of pride, ambition, covetousness; of overreaching, intriguing, projecting: in a word, there is not a quality or function, either of body or mind, which does not feel the influence of this great law of animated nature.Paley.
HABITS, A FEARFUL PRINCIPLE CONCERNING.--There is one feature in the law of habit so important, and so uniformly sure in its operation, as to call for the notice and remem. brance of all. It is this : our power of passive sensation is weakened by the repetition of impressions, just as certainly as our active propensities are strengthened by the repetition of actions.
HABITS IN CHILDREN. --In early childhood, you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry or idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which
children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.
HAPPINESS. -Man courts happiness in a thousand shapes ; and the faster he follows it, the swifter it flies from him. Almost everything promiseth happiness to us at a distance, such a step of honor, such a pitch of estate, such a fortune or match for a child: but when we come nearer to it, either we fall short of it, or it falls short of our expectation; and it is hard to say which of these is the greatest disappointment. Our hopes are usually bigger than the enjoyment can satisfy; and an evil long feared, besides that it may never come, is many times more painful and troublesome than the evil itself when it comes.-Tillotson.
HAPPINESS.-Happiness is like the statue of Isis, whose veil no mortal ever raised.-Landon.
HAPPINESS.—If you cannot be happy in one way, be in another; and this facility of disposition wants but little aid from philosophy, for health and good humor are almost the whole affair. Many run about after felicity, like an absent man hunting for his hat, while it is in his hand or on his head. --Sharp.
HAPPINESS. -Men of the noblest dispositions think themselves happiest when others share their happiness with them. -Taylor.
HAPPINESS. —We take greater pains to persuade others that we are happy, than in endeavoring to think so ourselves,
HAPPINESS AND MISERY.—I see in this world two heapsone of happiness, and the other of misery. Now if I can take but the smallest bit from the second, and add it to the first, I carry a point. I should be glad indeed to do great things; but I will not neglect such little ones as this.John Newton.
HAPPINESS AND WISDOM.:- There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool. --Colton.
HAPPINESS, DOMESTIC.—Nothing hinders the constant agreement of people who live together, but vanity and selfish
Let the spirit of humility and benevolence prevail, and discord and disagreement would be banished from the household.
HAPPINESS, DOMESTIC.-Six things are requisite to create a "happy home," Integrity must be the architect, and tidiness the upholsterer. It must be warmed by affection, lighted up with cheerfulness; and industry must be the ventilator, renewing the atmosphere and bringing in fresh salubrity day by day; while over all, as a protecting canopy and glory, nothing will suffice except the blessing of God. Hamilton.
HAPPINESS, FALSE.--False happiness is like false money, it passes for a time as well as the true, and serves some ordinary occasions; but when it is brought to the touch, we find the lightness and alloy, and feel the loss.-Pope.
HAPPINESS FOUND ONLY IN: God. There is nothing substantial and satisfactory but the Supreme Good : in it, the deeper we go, and the more largely we drink, the better and