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Robert South Quotes and Sayings

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Loquacity storms the ear, but modesty takes the heart.
- Robert South

Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities.
- Robert South

God afflicts with the mind of a father,
and kills for no other purpose but that he may raise again.
- Robert South

Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together.
- Robert South

 

Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason.
- Robert South

Anger is a transient hatred; or at least very like it.
- Robert South

Novelty is the great parent of pleasure.
- Robert South

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The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over,
acquired all that fame, each of them,
by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.
- Robert South

An Aristotle was but the rubbish of an Adam,
and Athens but the rudiments of Paradise.
- Robert South

The mind begins to boggle at unnatural substances as
things paradoxical and incomprehensible.
- Robert South

Similes prove nothing, but yet greatly lighten and
relieve the tedium of argument.
- Robert South

In all worldly things that a man pursues with the greatest
eagerness he finds not half the pleasure in the possession
that he proposed to himself in the expectation.
- Robert South

Speech was given to the ordinary sort or men,
whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men,
whereby to conceal it.
- Robert South

Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation
as the tempter is in pressing it,
and he needs not proceed by a surer measure.
- Robert South

God expects from men something more than at such times,
and that it were much to be wished for the credit of
their religion as well as the satisfaction of their
conscience that their Easter devotions would in some
measure come up to their Easter dress.
- Robert South

It is the work of fancy to enlarge, but of judgment to shorten and contract;
and therefore this must be as far above the other as
judgment is a greater and nobler faculty than fancy or imagination.
- Robert South

A book is good company.
It is full of conversation without loquacity.
It comes to your longing with full instruction,
but pursues you never.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

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

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
- Cyril Connolly

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
- Elie Wiesel

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

The first book that they gave me was Jeannie,
a young teenager.
I went on with her maybe ten books.
- Dan DeCarlo

Man ceased to be an ape, vanquished the ape,
on the day the first book was written.
- Arthur Helps

A book might be written on the injustice of the just.
- Pauline Kael

Every beginning is only a sequel, after all,
and the book of events is always open halfway through.
- Wislawa Szymborska

I am not afraid that the book will be controversial,
I'm afraid it will not be controversial.
- Flannery O'Connor

The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears,
and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

When you publish a book, it's the world's book.
The world edits it.
- Philip Roth

Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life,
or at any rate no man understands a deep book,
until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
- Ezra Pound

I'm very aware how many distractions the reader has in life today,
how many good reasons there are to put the book down.
- David McCullough

Writers are not just people who sit down and write.
They hazard themselves.
Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake.
- E. L. Doctorow

There are writers who say they have no social responsibility
except to write a good book,
but that doesn't satisfy me.
- Sheri S. Tepper

At first, I spend about four hours a day writing.
Toward the end of a book, I spend up to 16 hours a day on it,
because all I want to do is make it good and get it done.
- Tracy Kidder

My book is very wild.
But you know during the period of BATMAN,
that there were thousands of Batman and Robin costumes
sold and these weren't just for kids.
- Burt Ward

I was able to read a movie before I was able to read a book.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I'd only read a bit of the first book.
And I just knew about all the media furor over it.
But I'd not read books 2 or 3.
I'd just read a bit of it.
And I'd seen the films.
- David Thewlis

Writing a children's book means you cannot spin out
long narratives or have complex character development.
- Norman Macleod

The good parts of a book may be only something a writer
is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck
of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other.
- Ernest Hemingway

Many women have told me they remember where they were when they read the book,
and how they felt suddenly that what they really thought
or felt about things made sense.
- Carol Gilligan

My diary is a mirror telling the story of a dreamer who,
a long long time ago went through life the way one reads a book.
- Anais Nin

Who learns most from a good book is the author.
- Jose Bergamin

I never travel without my sketch book.
- Ian Wright

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold
no fire can ever warm me,
I know that is poetry.
- Emily Dickinson


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