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


A man that fortune’s buffets and rewards has taken with equal thanks.


It is the amends of a short and troublesome life, that doing good and suffering ill entitles man to one longer and better.

William Penn.

He who sows, even with tears, the precious seed of faith, hope and love shall “doubtless come again, with joy and bring his sheaves with him”; because it is in the very nature of that seed to yield, under the kindly influence secured to it, a joyful harvest.


Every duty brings its peculiar delight, every denial its appropriate compensation, every thought its recompense, every love its elysium, every cross its crown; pay goes with performance as effect with cause. Meanness overreaches itself; vice vitiates whoever indulges in it; the wicked wrong their own souls; generosity greatens; virtue exalts; charity transfigures; and holiness is the essence of angelhood. God does not require us to live on credit; he pays us what we earn as we earn it, good or evil, heaven or hell, according to our choice.

Charles Mildmay.