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Philip James Bailey Quotes





America, thou half-brother of the world; with something good and bad of every land.
 

Art is man's nature; nature is God's art.
 

Envy's a coal comes hissing hot from Hell.
 

Imagination is the air of mind.
 

Kindness is wisdom.
 

Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him.
 

Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade.
 

Morn, like a maiden glancing o'er her pearls, streamed o'er the manna-dew, as though the ground were sown with starseed.
 

Music tells no truths.
[Music]
 

Poets are all who love, who feel great truths, And tell them; and the truth of truths is love.
 

Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.
[Prayer]
 

Respect is what we owe; love, what we give.
 

Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.
[Simplicity]
 

The long days are no happier than the short ones.
 

The sole equality on earth is death.
 

There is no disappointment we endure one-half so great as what we are to ourselves.
[Self Knowledge]
 

There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence.
 

Walk boldly and wisely. ... There is a hand above that will help you on.
[God]
 

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
[Acts]
 

What men call accident is God's own part.