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Frederick William Farrar Quotes


English scholar and author
(1831 - 1903)

" Knowledge, without common sense," says Lee, is "folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death." But with common sense, it is wisdom; with method, it is power; with charity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.
[Common Sense]
 

Age and sorrow have the gift of reading the future by the past.
 

Age and sorrow have the gift of reading the future by the sad past.
[Past]
 

Man's liberty ends, and it ought to end, when that liberty becomes the curse of his neighbors.
[Liberty]
 

No man can pass into eternity, for he is already in it.
 

No soul can preserve the bloom and delicacy of its existence without lonely musings and silent prayer, and the greatness of this necessity is in proportion to the greatness of evil.
[Meditation]
 

There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows.
[Failure]
 

To live well in the quiet routine of life, to fill a little space because God wills it, to go on cheerfully with a petty round of little duties and little avocations; to smile for the joys of others when the heart is aching - who does this, his works will follow him. He is one of God's heroes.
[Heroism]