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SAYINGS ABOUT GENIUS

Genius is the service of the whole race, as the normal intellect is the service of the individual.

Schopenhauer


The proportion of genius to the vulgar, is like one to a million. To compare useful people with geniuses,  is to compare brick with diamond.

Schopenhauer


Every man has a genius for something, a native ability which needs only some development to make its prossessor successful, perhaps distinguished.

Anon.


Every one excels in something in which others fail.

Syrus


Genius consists in an exagggerated development of one faculty at the expense of others.

Lambrusso


Every man who observes vigilanty and resolves steadfastly, grows unconsciously into genius.

Lytton


How many a rustic Minton has passed by, stifling the speechless longings of his heart, to mold a pin or fabricate a nail.

Shelley


Genius runs smoothly, it is the baser melat of the world that makes the noise.

S.B. Stanton.

SAYINGS ABOUT AGE

The noiseless foot of time steals by, and ere we dream of manhood, age is nigh.

Gilford


LIttle fly, your life is but a summer, mine is no more, though repeated to three score. Three score summers when they are gone, will appear as short as one.

Anon.


People who perish suddenly escape the horrow of noticing themselves wear out gradually.

L.W. Nieman


It is a bore to be past seventy, for you are then left for almost immediate execution.

Sidney Smith


Old age itself is a disease, and one from which there is no recovery.

Proverb


Age makes many a man white, but not better.

Proverb


No one need regret old age, if he has left his work well done behind him.

Carlyle


I shall grow old but never lose life’s zest, because the road’s last turning will be the best.

Anon.

SAYINGS ABOUT PEACE

Beautiful is peace! But war too, has its mission, the promoter as it is, of the destiny of man.

Schiller


At the present stage of our moral development, perpetual peace is a mere dream.

Von Moltke


Peace with imposition and tyrany, may profitably exchanged for war.

Terence


A peace at-any price policy, inevitably brings stagnation and invites disaster.

S.B. Stanton


«I love peace, but not peace at any price.» Still in thy right hand carry peace.

Shakespeare


Peace rules the day where reason rules the mind.

Collins


Ah! Where shall all men’s good be each man’s rule, and universal peace lie like a shaft of light across the land?

Anon.

SAYINGS ABOUT LIFE

Life is a succession of lessons that must be lived to be understood.

Beecher


We make life what it is by our attitude toward it.

Bernen


All lifes are beautiful in which the sovereign thought has been for others.

Queen of Romania


Are we not spirits, shaped into a body, into an appearance and that fade away again into air and invisibility? We start out of nothing, take figure and are apparitions.

Carlyle


Our own existence is a mystery forever beyond our comprehension.

Herbert Spencer


It is worth everything to face life with the right outlook. Our view of life moulds our life.

Grison Marden


Man may make life what he pleases, and give it as much worth both for himself and others as he has energy for. Over his moral and intellectual being his sway is complete.

Humboldt


Life must be lived on a higher plane, there the whole aspect of things change.

Emerson


Life nobly, how long or short permit to heaven.

Milton


What is life? – A passing bubble on the rapid stream of time, — a fleeting shadow on the shifting scenes of earth.

Did you ever stop to think
That this life is just a wink,
And that soon you will be charged up to the past?
So be merry just today
For tomorrow has its way;
It may end the resolutions just began.

Tim Sheean


 

SAYINGS ABOUT LOVE

Love works a different way in different minds, the foolenlightens and the wise he blinds.

Dryden


In love we become magnificent. A man can be so changed and enobled by love, as to be unrecognizable as the same person.

Terence


The maiden imagines the sicerity behind the love-lit face, — what is she to believe in if not in this vision woven from within?

George Eliot


The final purpose of love and courtship is more important than all the other aims of life, for it is the initiative by which the new generation presses on into existence.

Schopenhauer


In love, we are directly under the sway of nature; our usual prudence and selfinterest forsake us, free-will is subordinated, and, for the time being, the subconscious wil leads and commands us.

Burroughs