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Leonard Bacon Quotes and Sayings

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'Thou shalt not get found out' is not one of God's commandments;
and no man can be saved by trying to keep it.
- Leonard Bacon

If that form of government, that system of social order is not wrong -
if those laws of the Southern States,
by virtue of which slavery exists there,
and is what it is, are not wrong - nothing is wrong.
- Leonard Bacon

Technique!
The very word is like a shriek of outraged Art.
It is the idiot name given to effort by those who are too weak,
too weary, or too dull to play the game.
The mighty have no theory of technique.
- Leonard Bacon

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

 

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

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This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff that life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

Choose a friend as thou dost a wife,
till death separate you.
- William Penn

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Where thou art, that is home.
- Emily Dickinson

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it -
thou art a fool.
- Lord Chesterfield

Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

Look within.
Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up,
if thou wilt ever dig.
- Marcus Aurelius

O human beauty, what a dream art thou,
that we should cast our life and hopes away on thee!
- Barry Cornwall

Love Your Enemies
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:43-44)

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast,
that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere:
They only live who dare.
- Voltaire

Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Wit thou well that I will not live long after thy days.
- Thomas Malory

Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition,
in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.
- Thomas Fuller

When ambitious desires arise in thy heart,
recall the days of extremity thou has passed through.
- Ieyasu Tokugawa

A book of verses underneath the bough,
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread-and thou.
- Edward Fitzgerald

Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.
- Saint Augustine

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife,
for there are plenty of others.
- Otto Rank

Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, no winter in thy year.
- John A. Logan

Be not entangled in this world of days and nights;
Thou hast another time and space as well.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Begin thus from the first act, and proceed;
and,
in conclusion, at the ill which thou hast done,
be troubled, and rejoice for the good.
- Pythagoras

Thou art my single day, God lends to leaven What were all earth else,
with a feel of heaven.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

Know, thou, that the lines that live are turned out of a furrowed brow.
- Herman Melville

Thou hast seen nothing yet.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Study what thou art Whereof thou art a part What thou
knowest of this art This is really what thou art.
All that is without thee also is within.
- William Drummond

Look thy last on all things lovely, Every hour -
let no night Seal thy sense in deathly slumber Till
to delight Thou hast paid thy utmost blessing.
- Austin Dobson

Hope thou not much, and fear thou not at all.
- Algernon Charles Swinburne

O accursed hunger of gold, to what dost thou not compel human hearts!
- Virgil

If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment:
"Thou shalt not ration justice."
- Sophocles

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money,
virtue before beauty, the mind before the body;
then thou hast a wife,
a friend, a companion, a second self.
- William Penn

Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is
not quiet until it rests in Thee.
- Saint Augustine

By the will art thou lost, by the will art thou found,
by the will art thou free, captive, and bound.
- Angelus Silesius

Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.
- Homer

Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through
windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy
motions lovers seasons run?
- John Donne

Would it be possible that I should not in any degree
succeed? I can scarcely think so.
Ah delusive hope, how much further wilt thou lead me?
- John James Audubon

I have ten commandments.
The first nine are, thou shalt not bore.
The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut.
- Billy Wilder

Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast
not charity for thy neighbor.
- Francis Quarles

You may tell a man thou art a fiend,
but not your nose wants blowing; to him alone who can
bear a thing of that kind,
you may tell all.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the
beauty of a thousand stars.
- Christopher Marlowe

But since the world, which thou art to strive against,
is not without thee, but within thee,
it follows, that it is also to be conquered not without,
but within thee.
- Johann Arndt

First get an absolute conquest over thyself,
and then thou wilt easily govern thy wife.
- Thomas Fuller

America, thou half-brother of the world;
with something good and bad of every land.
- Philip James Bailey

And though thou hadst small Latin, and less Greek.
- Ben Jonson

Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection
shall have a little golden tail.
- Martin Luther

The commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' does not say it's O.K.
to kill some people and not others.
- Marvin Harris

London, thou art the flower of cities all!
- William Dunbar

Mysterious love, uncertain treasure,
hast thou more of pain or pleasure!
Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live,
and live without thee!
- Joseph Addison

Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?
- Pontius Pilate

Let thy step be slow and steady, that thou stumble not.
- Ieyasu Tokugawa

Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it;
a mistress,
if thou knowest not.
- Horace

Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white.
- William Blake

Thou art not for the earth, nor for the Heaven the world is for thee,
thou art not for the world.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame,
when once it is within thee.
- George Herbert

Art thou the King of the Jews?
- Pontius Pilate

Thou shalt not give birth reluctantly.
- Otto Rank

Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine,
love, thou art every day my Valentine!
- Thomas Hood

Thou has a thousand eyes and yet not one eye;
Thou host a thousand forms and yet not one form.
- Guru Nanak

Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life.
The evening beam that smiles the clouds away,
and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
- Lord Byron


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