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Josiah Gilbert Holland Quotes

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A man is always nearest to his good when at home, and farthest from it when away.

A noble deed is a step toward God.

Artists are nearest God. Into their souls he breathes his life, and from their hands it comes in fair, articulate forms to bless the world.

Character must stand behind and back up everything - the sermon, the poem, the picture, the play. None of them is worth a straw without it.

For the great hereafter I trust in the infinite love of God as expressed in the life and death of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

For years I have attended the ministrations of the house of God on the Sabbath, and though my pursuits are literary, I tell you I have received through all these years, more intellectual nourishment and stimulus from the pulpit, than from all other sources combined.

Geology gives us a key to the patience of God.

God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest.

God pity the man of science who believes in nothing but what he can prove by scientific methods; for if ever a human being needed divine pity he does.

Gossip is always a personal confession either of malice or imbecility, and the young should not only shun it, but by the most thorough culture relieve themselves from all temptation to it. - It is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business.

Ideals are the world's masters.

In that worthiest of all struggles, the struggle for self-mastery and goodness, we are far less patient with ourselves than God is with us.

It is not a question how much a man knows, but what use he makes of what he knows; not a question of what he has acquired, and how he has been trained, but of what he is, and what he can do.

Joys divided are increased.
[Lighten Up]

Labor - the expenditure of vital effort in some form, is the measure, nay, it is the maker of values.

Laws are the very bulwarks of liberty; they define every man's rights, and defend the individual liberties of all men.

No nation can be destroyed while it possesses a good home life.

Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress, as pride of opinion; while nothing is so foolish and baseless.

Of all the advantages which come to any young man, I believe it to be demonstrably true that poverty is the greatest.

Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.

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