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

Sentiments (Miscellaneous)

Foul words and foul thoughts make a foul soul.

Hate sin as you would a poisonous snake.

Be gentle, genteel, genuine and generous.

Be happy if you can, but do not despise those who are otherwise, for you know not their troubles.

They that do nothing are in the readiest way to do that which is worse than nothing.

Kick a barking dog and he will bark the more. Never notice him, and he will shut up.

Speak to living ears as you will wish you had spoken when they are dead.

The boy who uses vulgar words will be shunned by all right-minded boys.

Do you want true peace with men? Make your peace with God.

The fewer the thoughtless words spoken, the less regret.

When other people are fretful, do you be merciful and patient.

Beauty is a quality of the heart. It is more than skin deep.

Every person has two educations—one which he receives from others, and one more important, which he gives himself.

It many times falls out that we deem ourselves much deceived by others because we first deceive ourselves.

If you are going to do a good thing, do it now; if you are going to do a mean thing, wait till to-morrow.

Man is not born to solve the problem of the universe; but to find out what he has to do, and to restrain himself within the limits of his comprehension.

He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.