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


The more sand has escaped from the hour-glass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.


  • Minds that have nothing to confer
  • Find little to perceive.
  • Wordsworth.

    All papas and mammas have exactly that sort of sight which distinguishes objects at a distance clearly, while they need spectacles to see those under their very noses.


    Make a point never so clear, it is great odds that a man whose habits and the bent of whose mind lie a contrary way, shall be unable to comprehend it. So weak a thing is reason in competition with inclination.

    Bishop Berkeley.