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Augustus Hare
March 13, 1834 - January 22, 1903
Nationality: English
Category: Writer
Subcategory: English Writer

A statesman, we are told, should follow public opinion. Doubtless, as a coachman follows his horses; having firm hold on the reins and guiding them.


Nothing is farther than earth from heaven; nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.


Love, it has been said, flows downward. The love of parents for their children has always been far more powerful than that of children for their parents; and who among the sons of men ever loved God with a thousandth part of the love which God has manifested to us?


Nothing good bursts forth all at once. The lightning may dart out of a black cloud; but the day sends his bright heralds before him, to prepare the world for his coming.


Some people carry their hearts in their heads; very many carry their heads in their hearts. The difficulty is to keep them apart, yet both actively working together.


A man prone to suspect evil is mostly looking in his neighbor for what he sees in himself.


The virtue of paganism was strength; the virtue of Christianity is obedience.

    Topics: Christianity

The power of faith will often shine forth the most when the character is naturally weak.


Happy the boy whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it.


To Adam Paradise was home. To the good among his descendants home is paradise.


Since the generality of persons act from impulse, much more than from principle, men are neither so good nor so bad as we are apt to think them.


As to the pure all things are pure, even so to the impure all things are impure.


There is no being eloquent for atheism. In that exhausted receiver the mind cannot use its wings, - the clearest proof that it is out of its element.


It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect. Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants, we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance, which would render us insupportable through life.


A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions.


What a person praises is perhaps a surer standard, even than what he condemns, of his own character, information and abilities.


Examples would indeed be excellent things were not people so modest that none will set, and so vain that none will follow them.


What hypocrites we seem to be whenever we talk of ourselves! Our words sound so humble, while our hearts are so proud.


The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.


Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.


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