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happier we are; whereas, in outward acquirements, if we could attain to the summit and perfection of them, the very possession with the enjoyment palls.
HAPPINESS, ITS COMMUNICATION.—To communicate happiness is worthy the ambition of beings superior to man; for it is a first principle of action with the author of all exist
It was God that taught it as a virtue; and it is God that gives the example.—Langhorne.
HAPPINESS MADE UP OF LITTLE THINGS.
5.-Pound St. Paul's church into atoms, and consider any single atom; it is, to be sure, good for nothing: but put all these atoms together, and you have St. Paul's church. So it is with human felicity, which is made up of many ingredients, each of which may be shown to be very insignificant.—Johnson.
HAPPINESS, THE ART OF.—The chief secret of comfort lies in not suffering trifles to vex us, and in prudently cultivating our undergrowth of small pleasures, since very few great ones, alas ! are let on long leases.-Sharp.
HAPPINESS, TRUE AND FALSE.— True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self; and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions: it loves shade and solitude, and naturally haunts groves and fountains, fields and meadows : in short, it feels everything it wants within itself, and receives no addition from multitudes of witnesses and spectators. On the contrary, false happiness loves to be in a crowd, and to draw the eyes of the world upon her. She does not receive any satisfaction from the applauses which she gives herself, but from the admiration which she raises in others. She flourishes in courts and palaces, theatres, and assemblies, and has no existence, but when she is looked upon.-Addison.
HAPPINESS, VARIOUS IN DEGREE.—-That all who are happy are equally happy, is not true. A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. Happiness consists in the multiplicity of agreeable consciousness. A peasant has not capacity for having equal happiness with a philosopher. A small drinking glass and a large one, may be equally full, but a large one holds more than the small.Johnson.
HASTE.—Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business, but nimbleness is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed to the haven.-Fuller.
HEAD, THE, AND HEART.-The head truly enlightened will presently have a wonderful influence in purifying the heart; and the heart really affected with goodness will much conduce to the directing of the head.—Sprat.
HEAD, THE, AND HEART.- -Such is man's unhappy condition, that though the weakness of the heart has a prevailing power over the strength of the head, yet the strength of the head has but small force against the weakness of the heart.
HEALTH.—A sound mind in a sound body, if the former be the glory of the latter, the latter is indispensable to the former.- Edwards.
HEALTH.—Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring, perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate, simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all things are necessary branches of the regimen of health.--Sigourney.
HEALTH.—If men gave three times as much attention as they now do to ventilation, ablution, and exercise in the open air, and only one third as much to eating, luxury, and late hours, the number of doctors, dentists, and apothecaries, and the amount of neuralgia, dyspepsy, gout, fever, and consumption, would be changed in a corresponding ratio.
HEALTH.--Men that look no further than their outsides, think health an appurtenance unto life, and quarrel with their constitutions for being sick; but I that have examined the parts of man, and know upon what tender filaments that fabric hangs, do wonder that we are not always s0; and considering the thousand doors that lead to death, do thank my God that we can die but once.--Sir T. Brown.
HEALTH AND MONEY. -There is this difference between the two temporal blessings--health and money; money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed: health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied: and this superiority of the latter is still more obvious, when we reflect that the poorest man would not part with health for money, but that the richest would gladly part with all his money for health.
HEALTH AND MONEY.—Health is certainly more valuable than money, because it is by health that money is procured; but thousands and millions are of small avail to alleviate the protracted tortures of the gout, to repair the broken organs of sense, or resuscitate the powers of digestion. Poverty is, indeed, an evil from which we naturally fly; but let us not run from one enemy to another, nor take shelter in the arms of sickness.—Johnson.
HEART, THE.—The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse; always harder. A young liar will be an old one; and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.- Chesterfield.
HEART, THE CORRUPTIONS OF THE—I see it is much easier to pull up many weeds out of a garden, than one corruption out of the heart; and to procure a hundred flowers to adorn a knot, than one grace to beautify the soul. It is more nato ural to corrupt man to envy, than to imitate the spiritual excellencies of others.
HEART, THE WAYS OF.—The ways of the heart, like the ways of Providence, are mysterious.- Ware.
HEAVEN.—Heaven hath many tongues to talk of it, more eyes to behold it, but few hearts that rightly affect it.Bishop Hall.
HEAVEN.—To that state all the pious on earth are tending. Heaven is attracting to itself whatever is congenial to its nature; is enriching itself by the spoils of the earth, and collecting within its capacious bosom whatever is pure, permanent, and divine, leaving nothing for the last fire to consume but the objects and slaves of concupiscence; while everything which grace has prepared and beautified, shall be gathered and selected from the ruins of the world to adorn that eternal city “which hath no need of the sun or moon to shine in it; for the glory of God doth lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.”—R. Hall.
HEAVEN, ITS ATTRACTIONS.—My gems are falling away; but it is because God is making up his jewels.— Wolfe.
HEAVEN, RECOGNITION OF FRIENDS IN.
you shall know each other in heaven ?" said one friend to another. “ Yes,” was the answer. you
think we shall be greater fools there than here ?"
HEAVEN UPON EARTH. -It is heaven upon earth to have a man's mind move in charity, rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth.—Lord Bacon.
HEAVENS, TWO.—He that studies to know duty, and labors in all things to do it, will have two heavens—one of joy, peace, and comfort on earth, and the other of glory and hap. piness beyond the grave.
HEAVEN, WHAT WE SHALL FIND THERE.—In heaven shall be all the objects that the saints have set their hearts upon, and which, above all things, they loved while in this world; the things which met the approbation of their judgments, and captivated their affections, and drew away their souls from the most pleasant and dear of earthly objects. All the truly great and good, all the pure and holy and excellent from this world, and it may be from every part of the universe, are constantly tending toward heaven. As the streams tend to the ocean, so all these are tending to the great ocean of infinite purity and bliss. The progress of time does but bear them on to its blessedness; and us, if we are holy, to be united to them there. Every gem which death rudely tears away from us here, is a glorious jewel forever shining there. Every Christian friend that goes before us from this world, is a ransomed spirit, waiting to welcome us in heaven.President Edwards.
HISTORY.-History is philosophy teaching by example, and also by warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology
History.—An historian ought to be exact, sincere, and impartial; free from passion, unbiassed by interest, fear, resentment, or affection; and faithful to the truth, which is the mother of history, the preserver of great actions, the enemy of oblivion, the witness of the past, the director of the future,
HOME.—Home can never be transferred-never repeated in the experience of an individual. The place consecrated by paternal love; by the innocence and sports of childhood; and by the first acquaintance of the heart with nature, is the only true home.
HOME.-What a man is at home, that he is indeed, if not to the world, yet to his own conscience and to God.-Philip