C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


The more a man denies himself the more he shall receive from heaven.


  • They that do much themselves deny,
  • Receive more blessings from the sky.
  • Creech.

    To have what we want is riches, but to be able to do without it is power.

    George MacDonald.

    There are many seasons in a man’s life—and the more exalted and responsible his position, the more frequently do these seasons recur—when the voice of duty and the dictates of feeling are opposed to each other; and it is only the weak and the wicked who yield that obedience to the selfish impulses of the heart which is due to reason and honor.