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tasted of the fruits of the tree of Calvary. The crown is after the cross.
JUDGMENT, THE.---Never forget the day of judgment. Keep it always in view. Frame every action and plan with a reference to its unchanging decisions.
JURY, TRIAL BY.—The point most liable to objection in the jury system, is the power which any one or more of the twelve have to starve the rest into compliance with their opinion; so that the verdict may possibly be given by strength of constitution, not by conviction of conscience: and“ wretches hang that jurymen may dine."- Lord Orrery.
JUSTICE.-Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstance, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.—Burke.
JUSTICE.-Justice is as strictly due between neighbor nations, as between neighbor citizens. A highwayman is as much'a robber when he plunders in a gang, as when single; and a nation that makes an unjust war is only a great gang of robbers.-Franklin.
JUSTICE.-To embarrass justice by a multiplicity of laws, or to hazard it by a confidence in our judges, are, I grant, the opposite rocks on which legislative 'wisdom has ever split: in one case, the client resembles that emperor who is said to have been suffocated with the bedclothes, which were only designed to keep him warm; in the other, that town which let the enemy take possession of its walls, in order to show the world how little they depended upon aught but courage for safety.— Goldsmith.
JUSTICE AND INJUSTICE.— The only way to make the mass of mankind see the beauty of justice, is by showing them in pretty plain terms, the consequence of injustice.-Sidney Smith.
JUST, THE.-The just, though they hate evil, yet give men a patient hearing; hoping that they will show proofs that they are not evil. ---Sir P. Sidney.
KINDNESS IN LITTLE THINGS.—Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles, and kindnesses, and small obligations, given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart, and secure comfort. ---Sir
KNAVES. -The worst of all knaves are those who can mimic their former honesty.---Lavater.
KNOWLEDGE.--Knowledge is not a couch whereon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect; or a tower of state for a proud mind to raise itself upon; or a sort of commanding ground for strife and contention; or a shop for profit and sale : but a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator, and the relief of man's estate.—Lord Bacon.
KNOWLEDGE.—The wise carry their knowledge, as they do their watches, not for display, but for their own use.
KNOWLEDGE.—I envy no man that knows more than myself, but pity them that know less.—Sir T. Brown.
KNOWLEDGE.-Every increase of knowledge may possibly render depravity more depraved, as well as it may increase the strength of virtue. It is in itself only power; and its value depends on its application.-Sidney Smith.
KNOWLEDGE AND CHARITY.-The brightest blaze of intelligence, is of incalculably less value than the smallest spark of charity.--Nevins.
KNOWLEDGE AND IGNORANCE.—He fancies himself enlightened, because he sees the deficiencies of others: he is ignorant, because he has never reflected on his own.--Bulwer.
KNOWLEDGE, GROWTH IN.—He that would make real progress in knowledge, must dedicate his age as well as youth, the latter growth as well as the first fruits, at the altar of truth.—Berkeley.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.—This expression, which has been attributed to Lord Bacon, had its origin long before his time. It is the saying of Solomon, that“ a wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength."
KNOWLEDGE, ITS EFFECT.—'Tis the property of all true knowledge, especially spiritual, to enlarge the soul by filling it; to enlarge it without swelling it; to make it more capable, and more earnest to know, the more it knows.--Sprat.
KNOWLEDGE, LIMITED.—There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little; and, therefore, men should remedy suspicion by procuring to know more, and not to keep their suspicions in smother.—Lord Bacon.
KNOWLEDGE TO BE IMPARTED. — With the gain of knowl. edge, connect the habit of imparting it. This increases mental wealth, by putting it in circulation; and it enhances the value of our knowledge to ourselves, not only in its depth, confirmation, and readiness for use, but in that acquaintance with human nature, that self-command, and that re-action of moral training upon ourselves, which are above all price.—Sigourney.
LABOR, AMERICAN.-Labor is one of the great elements of society—the great substantial interest on which we all stand. Not feudal service, or predial toil, or the irksome drudgery by one race of mankind subjected, on account of their color, to another; but labor, intelligent, manly, independent, thinking and acting for itself, earning its own wages, accumulating those wages into capital, educating childhood, maintaining worship, claiming the right of the elective franchise, and helping to uphold the great fabric of the State. That is American labor; and all my sympathies are with it, and my voice, till I am dumb, will be for it.—Daniel Webster.
LABOR, MISDIRECTED.— The same care and toil that raise a dish of peas at Christmas, would give bread to a whole family during six months.-Hume.
LANGUAGE.-The common people do not accurately adapt their thoughts to the objects; nor, secondly, do they accurately adapt their words to their thoughts: they do not mean to lie ; but, taking no pains to be exact, they give you very false accounts. A great part of their language is proverbial : if anything. rocks at all, they say it rocks like a cradle; and in this way they go on.
LANGUAGES.-Even as a hawk flieth not high with one wing, even so a man reacheth not to excellence with one tongue.-Roger Ascham.
LAUGHTER.-It is a good thing to laugh, at any rate; and if a straw can tickle a man, it is an instrument of happiness. Beasts can weep when they suffer, but they cannot laugh.--Dryden.
LAUGHTER, INCONSIDERATE.—To laugh in sin and misery, and make merry so near to endless woe, is a greater shame to your understandings, than to make sport to set your house on fire.— Baxter.
Law.-Going to law, is losing a cow for the sake of a cat, - Chinese proverb.
Law.—To seek the redress of grievances by going to law, is like sheep running for shelter to a bramble bush.— Dilwyn.
LAW.—The Jews ruin themselves at their passover; the Moors, at their marriages; and the Christians, in their lawsuits.--Spanish proverb.
Law.—The plaintiff and defendant in an action at law, are like two men ducking their heads in a bucket, and daring each other to remain longest under water.—Johnson.
LAW.-The law is the standard and guardian of our liberty; it circumscribes and defends it; but to imagine liberty without a law, is to imagine every man with his sword in his hand to destroy him who is weaker than himself; and that would be no pleasant prospect to those who cry out most for liberty.- Clarendon.
LAW.—There is too much reason to apprehend, that the custom of pleading for any client, without discrimination of right or wrong, must lessen the regard due to those important distinctions, and deaden the moral sensibility of the heart. -Percival.
LAW AND PHYSIC.–Use law and physic only in cases of necessity; they that use them otherwise, abuse themselves into weak bodies and light purses: they are good remedies, bad recreations, but ruinous habits.
LAW AND PHYSIC, PRACTITIONERS OF.--Commonly, physi