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


Variety is the condition of harmony.

James Freeman Clarke.

  • From harmony, from heavenly harmony,
  • This universal frame began:
  • From harmony to harmony
  • Through all the compass of the notes it ran,
  • The diapason closing full in Man.
  • Dryden.

    Harmonious words render ordinary ideas acceptable; less ordinary, pleasant; novel and ingenious ones, delightful. As pictures and statues, and living beauty, too, show better, by music-light, so is poetry irradiated, vivified, glorified, and raised into immortal life by harmony.