The 31 Timeless Quotations You Must Know

The 31 Timeless Quotations You Must Know 

Behavior:

1. A beautiful behavior is better than a beautiful form. It gives a higher pleasure to fine art. EMERSON, — “Manners.”— Essays: Sec. and Series.

 2. In great matters, men behave as they as they are expected to; in little ones, as they would naturally.  CHAMFORT, Maxime’s, “Essays: Sec. and Series…

3. Behavior is a mirror in which everyone displays his own image.   GOETHE, Elective Affairs …

4. The conduct of our lives is the true mirror of our doctrine.   MOMTAICNE  –Of the education of children. ..” Essays (1580) …

 5. A man’s behavior is the index of the man, and his discourse is the index of his understanding. – IBN.ABI-TAILS. –Sentences …

Belief

6.  When you want to believe in something you also have to believe in everything that is necessary for believing in it. UGO BETTI struggle Till Dawn…

7.  Everything possible to be believed is an image of truth. – WILLIAM BLAKE. The Marriage of Heaten and Hall (1790)

8. He does not believe that that does not live according to his belief  –THOMAS FULLER  M.D. Gnololagoue …

9. The belief that becomes the truth for me… is that which allows me the best of my strength, the best means of putting any virtues into action.  ANDRE CIDE, The Counterfeiters (1925) …

9.  Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. – WILLIAM JAMES. “Is Life Worth Living, 

10. The Will to Believe… First, there is a time when we believe everything without reasons, then for a little while we believe in discrimination, then we give reasons why we believe everything. GEORG CHRISTOPH LICHTENERG…

11. Man makes holy what he believes as he makes beautiful what he loves.  ERNEST RENAN. “La Tentation du Christ.” Etudes ..

12. Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?   SAINT-EXUPERY. The Wisdom of the Sands (1948)

 13. To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting. STANISLAUS 1 POLAND. Maxis…

14. Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.  OSCAR WILDE.  The Decay of Lying,” Intentions…

CHILDREN

15. Children have never been very good at listening to their elders but they have never failed to imitate them. JAMES BALDWIN.  – Fifth Avenue, Uptown. “Nobody Knows  My Name …

16. That energy that makes a child hard to manage is the energy that afterward makes him a manager of life.  HENERY WARD BECHER. Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit.

17.  Who takes the child by the hand, takes the mother by the heart.  DANISH PROVERB.

 18. Children need models more than critics.  JOSEPH JOUBERT, Pensées…

19. If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men and become merely machines for eating and for earning money. John  UPDIKE  “A Foreword, for Younger Readers “ Assorted Prose (1965).20.

 20. Children begin by loving their parents. After a time, they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.  OSCAR WILDE. A Woman of No Importance…

CHOICE

21. We often experience more regrets over the part we have left, than pleasure over the part we have preferred.  Joseph ROUX, a Meditation of a Parish Priest… https://bit.ly/2FwemH4

22.  What man wants is simply independent choice, whatever that independence may cost and wherever it may lead. DOSTOEVSKY. Notes from Underground …

CHRIST

 23. The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.   WILLIAM BLAKE.  To the Deists “Jerusalem…

 24. I fear that Christians who stand with only one leg upon earth also stand with only one leg in heaven.  DIETRICH BONHOEFFER,   Letter to his fiancée…https://motivationforactions.com/the-civility-rules-you-must-remember/ 

25. Those of us who were brought up as Christians and who have lost our faith have retained the Christian sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption.  This poisons our thought and so paralyzes us in action.  CYRILL CONOLY. The Unquiet Grace…

.26. No one is without Christianity if we agree on what we mean by the word. It is every individual’s individual code of behavior by means of which he makes himself a better human being than his nature wants to be, if he followed his nature wants to be if be followed his nature only.  WILLIAM FAULKNER, Interview, Written At Work First Series (1958)

 27. Christianity above all, consoles, but there are naturally happy souls who do not need consolation. Consequently, Christianity begins by making such souls unhappy, for otherwise, it would have no power over them. ANDRE GIDE. Journals,..

28. No man is a Christian who cheats his fellows’ perverts the truth, or speaks of “clean bomb”, yet he will be the first to make public his faith in God.  MARYA MANNES Mare in Anger… https://www.briantracy.com/blog/personal-success/mindset-for-success/

29. A true Christian is in all countries a pilgrim and a stranger.  GEORGE  SAN…

30.  How else but through a broken heart May Lord Christ enter in? OSCAR WILDE, The Ballad of Reading Goal …

31. There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled.  BALTASAR GRACIAN, The Art of Worldly Wisdom …

2 thoughts on “The 31 Timeless Quotations You Must Know”

  1. Thank you for these good quotes. I have been doing some exercises, filtering the things I believe. It’s surprising how we become adults and never do this. Your quotes have given me a fancier way to explain what I have been currently doing. Thank you very much for the inspiration. 

    1. Hi Ann, thank you for your candid comment, I greatly appreciate it. And I’m very glad to hear that you found the quotations valuable. I hope that whatever you’re working on will come to fruition.

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