A Dictionary of Thoughts; Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the Best Authors, Both Ancient and Modern

A Dictionary of Thoughts; Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the Best Authors, Both Ancient and Modern

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...to be his only one, are quite enongh for love t.--Moore. In peace, love tunes the shepherd's reed; in wur, he mounts the warrior's steed; in 'halls, in guy attire is seen: in hamlets, dances on the green. Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, and men below, and saints aliove; for love is heaven, and heaven is love.--Walter Scolt. Love is the purification of the heart from self; it strengthens and eunobles the character; gives higher motive and nobler aim to every action of life, and makes both man and woman strong, noble, and courageous.--The power to love truly and devotedly is the noblest gift with which a human being can be endowed; but it is a sacred fire that must not be burned to idols.--Miss JeiesIntry. It is the duty of men to love even those who injure them.--Marcus Antoninus. The first symptom of love in a young man, is timidity: in a girl, it is boldness.--The two sexes have a tendency to approach, and each assumes the qualities of the other.--Victor Hugo. True love of our friends should hurdly attach us to the world; for the greater number of those we have loved most are gathered into ett rnity, so that it is but exile from them that we covet when we would prolong our stay here on earth. A father's heart is tender, thongh the man's is made of stone.--Young. If there is anything better than to he loved, it is loving.--Anon. Certain it is that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as the love of a father to a danghter. He beholds her both with and without regard to her sex.--In love to our wives, there is desire; to our sons, there is ambition; but in that to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.--Addison. It there be one thing pure, where all beside i sullied, and that can...
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  • English
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