Health, Wealth, and the Blessing of Friends

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Altemus, 1896 - 37 páginas
 

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Página 32 - But little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Página 9 - Biron they call him ; but a merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal : His eye begets occasion for his wit ; For every object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirth-moving jest, Which his fair tongue, conceit's expositor, Delivers in such apt and gracious words That aged ears play truant at his tales And younger hearings are quite ravished ; So sweet and...
Página 33 - When thou wishest to delight thyself, think of the virtues of those who live with thee ; for instance, the activity of one, and the modesty of another, and the liberality of a third, and some other good quality of a fourth.
Página 32 - But we may go further and affirm most truly, that it is a mere and miserable solitude to want true friends, without which the world is but a wilderness ; and even in this sense also of solitude, whosoever in the frame of his nature and affections is unfit for friendship, he taketh it of the beast and not from humanity.
Página 11 - After all, it is a good thing to laugh at any rate ; and if a straw can tickle a man, it is an instrument of happiness.
Página 31 - We walk alone in the world. Friends such as we desire are dreams and fables. But a sublime hope cheers ever the faithful heart, that elsewhere, in other regions of the universal power, souls are now acting, enduring and daring, which can love us and which we can love.
Página 31 - I've heard of hearts unkind, kind deeds With coldness still returning; Alas ! the gratitude of men Has oftener left me mourning...
Página 27 - They seem to take away the sun from the world who withdraw friendship from life ; for we have received nothing better from the Immortal Gods, nothing more delightful
Página 32 - There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals, which was BBS wont to be magnified.
Página 22 - Chronicle, to those in the diaries of Sir Samuel Romilly and of Haydon the painter. "Abroad with my wife," writes Pepys piously, " the first time that ever I rode in my own coach -, which do make my heart rejoice and praise God, and pray him to bless it to me, and continue it.

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