Lacon: or, Many things in few words; addressed to those who think

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W. S. Trounce, 1865 - Aphorisms and apothegms - 246 pages

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Page 103 - And the children of Israel did so and gathered, some more, some less. And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
Page 34 - Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say...
Page x - That writer does the most, who gives his reader the most knowledge, and takes from him the least time.
Page 123 - I have somewhere seen it observed that we should make the same use of a book that the bee does of a flower; she steals sweets from it, but does not injure it.
Page 160 - An object may be said to be nowhere when its parts are not so situated with respect to each other as to form any figure or quantity, nor the whole with respect to other bodies so as to answer to our notions of contiguity or distance.
Page 65 - The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves, and we injure our own cause in the opinion of the world when we too passionately and eagerly defend it.
Page 53 - He was," replied the merchants. " Had he not lost a front tooth ?" said the dervise. " He had," rejoined the merchants. " And was he not loaded with honey on one "side, and wheat on the other ?"
Page 162 - For first, is there any principle in all nature more mysterious than the union of soul with body; by which a supposed spiritual substance acquires such an influence over a material one, that the most refined thought is able to actuate the grossest matter?
Page 45 - Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way ; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.
Page 178 - Caesar in dominion ; the first found disgrace, the second disgust, the last ingratitude, and each destruction. To some she is more kind, but not less cruel; she hands them her cup, and they drink even to stupefaction, until they doubt whether they are men with Philip, or dream that they nre gods with Alexander.

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