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Jane Porter Quotes and Sayings

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Nobility, without virtue, is a fine setting without a gem.
- Jane Porter

The mob is a sort of bear; while your ring is through its nose,
it will even dance under your cudgel;
but should the ring slip,
and you lose your hold, the brute will turn and rend you.
- Jane Porter

Imparting knowledge is only lighting other men's candles
at our lamp without depriving ourselves of any flame.
- Jane Porter

The best manner of avenging ourselves is by not resembling him who has injured us.
- Jane Porter

 

Dr. Johnson has said that the chief glory of a country arises from its authors.
But then that is only as they are oracles of wisdom;
unless they teach virtue,
they are more worthy of a halter than of the laurel.
- Jane Porter

I never yet heard man or woman much abused that I was
not inclined to think the better of them,
and to transfer the suspicion or dislike to the one
who found pleasure in pointing out the defects of another.
- Jane Porter

People do not always understand the motives of sublime conduct,
and when they are astonished they are very apt to think
they ought to be alarmed.
The truth is none are fit judges of greatness but those who are capable of it.
- Jane Porter

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Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand
bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray;
nay,
when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror,
it reflects itself with redoubled brightness.
It is not perfected till it is shared.
- Jane Porter

Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation,
wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.
- Riccardo Muti

The human element, the human flaw and the human nobility -
those are the reasons that chess matches are won or lost.
- Viktor Korchnoi

Rascals are always sociable, more's the pity!
and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his
character is the little pleasure he takes in others' company.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures
whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
- Rebecca West

In Gaul were two orders, the nobility and the priesthood,
while the people, says Caesar, were all slaves.
- John Lothrop Motley

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men.
True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
- Elijah Wood

Idleness is an appendix to nobility.
- Robert Burton

I was no Marie Antoinette.
I was not born to nobility, but I had a human right to nobility.
- Imelda Marcos

If an honest man is the noblest work of God,
then Mr. Lincoln's title to high nobility is clear and unquestioned.
- Matthew Simpson

I believe in the nobility of entertaining people and I take great,
great pride that people are willing to give me two
or three hours of their busy lives.
- John Lasseter

It shows nobility to be willing to increase your debt
to a man to whom you already owe much.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The army is the true nobility of our country.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

There may be as much nobility in being last as in being first,
because the two positions are equally necessary in the world,
the one to complement the other.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
- Solon

It is the nobility of their style which will make our
writers of 1840 unreadable forty years from now.
- Stendhal

What is madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance.
- Theodore Roethke

Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order.
It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.
- Edmund Burke

The German people is not marked by original sin,
but by original nobility.
- Alfred Rosenberg

War alone brings up to their highest tension all human
energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the
peoples who have the courage to make it.
- Benito Mussolini

Real nobility is based on scorn, courage,
and profound indifference.
- Albert Camus

True nobility is exempt from fear.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The nobility of a human being is strictly independent
of that of his convictions.
- Jean Rostand

Many things about our bodies would not seem to us so
filthy and obscene if we did not have the idea of nobility in our heads.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

True revolutionaries are like God - they create the
world in their own image.
Our awesome responsibility to ourselves,
to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves
in the image of goodness,
because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

I believe that history has shape, order,
and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces,
produce change; and that passe abstractions like beauty,
nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
- Camille Paglia

Now, my father Matthias was not only eminent on account of is nobility,
but had a higher commendation on account of his righteousness,
and was in great reputation in Jerusalem,
the greatest city we have.
- Flavius Josephus

Strip the proud nobility of their bloated estates,
reduce them to a level with plain republicans,
send forth to labor, and teach their children to enter
the workshops or handle the plow,
and you will thus humble proud traitors.
- Thaddeus Stevens

For as long as this nation has known war,
we have embraced the heroes it has produced.
Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility
of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who
perished in their defense.
- James T. Walsh

Our awesome responsibility to ourselves,
to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves
in the image of goodness,
because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality,
as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform,
prod our memories, even stir us to action.
Such films do battle for our very soul.
- Theodore Bikel

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

The cleansing fire of Spirit
consumes the troubles of this world.
Feed your concerns to the fire.
Breathe deeply and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor your being,
Release each and every struggle,
Gather strength from life's storms,
Relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to honor my being,
release each and every struggle,
gather strength from life's storms,
relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace, Love, Health, Comfort, Joy, and the Light of Spirit -
all the rest is nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Adversity can crush our spirit -
or strengthen it - it is our choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

Today is my day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows & butterflies out to play,
soar my spirit, and unfurl my joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dream with Powerful Vision:
I open my mind to Spirit,
and trust my intuition to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Commitment cannot be taught;
it can only be caught.
I refer to the crusading spirit.
Without the crusading spirit,
you may have the starting power
but not the staying power.
- Jimmy Yen

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

Your spirit soars throughout the vast Cathedral of Your Being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am open to receiving the generous gifts of Spirit.
I hold no expectations or demands on the form, the timing,
or the color of the wrapping on the bountiful gifts of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Relax Into The Arms Of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is necessary for us to understand that
the only Active Principle is Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

A sister is a gift to the heart,
a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
- Isadora James

Spirit permeates me and surrounds me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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