Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station.
See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.jesus christ
" And now that Thou has restored to me the knowledge of thyself, O Lord, let thy pardon fall on me, since Thy infinite mercy is not better known in anything than in pardoning a Dismas (the traditional name of the good thief) on the Cross and a Dominicus Corea on the gallows. If in Hell there is room for sinners, in Heaven also there is room for penitents."dominicus corea
In contemplating thyself never include the vessel which surrounds thee, and these instruments which are attached about it. For they are like an ax, differing only in this, that they grow to the body. For indeed there is no more use in these parts without the cause which moves and checks them than in the weaver's shuttle, and the writer's pen, and the driver's whip.marcus aurelius
Odin, thou whirlwind, what a threat is this Thou threatenest what transcends thy might, even thine, For of all powers the mightiest far art thou, Lord over men on earth, and Gods in Heaven; Yet even from thee thyself hath been withheld One thing to undo what thou thyself hast ruled.Matthew Arnold
Make us eternal truths receive,And practice all that we believe;Give us thyself that we may seeThe Father and the Son by Thee.charlemagne
Only by knowledge of that which is not thyself, shall thyself be learned.robert bulwer-lytton
Conquer thyself, till thou hast done this, thou art but a slave; for it is almost as well to be subjected to another's appetite as to thine own.sir richard francis burton
Lift thyself up, look. around, and see something higher and brighter than earth, earthworms, and earthly darkness.jean paul
Weep bitterly over the dead, for he is worthy, and then comfort thyself; drive heaviness away: thou shall not do him good, but hurt thyself.Matthew Arnold
O little booke, thou art so unconning, How darst thou put thy-self in prees for drede?Geoffrey Chaucer
Beneficence is a duty. He who often practices this, and sees his beneficent purpose succeed, comes at last really to love him whom he has benefited. When, therefore, it is said, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself," this does not mean, "Thou shalt first of all love, and by means of love (in the next place) do him good"; but: "Do good to thy neighbour, and this beneficence will produce in thee the love of men (as a settled habit of inclination to beneficence)."Immanuel Kant
Man know thyself; then thou shalt know the Universe and God.pythagoras
Wouldst thou know thyself, observe the actions of others. Wouldst thou other men know, look thou within thine own heart.friedrich von schiller
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.Alexander Pope
Wooing thee, I found thee of more value Than stamps in gold or sums in sealed bags; And 'tis the very riches of thyself That now I aim at.william shakespeare
See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
Blessed God, pity the soul whose extremest horror is the doom of an eternal departure from Thee. Draw my spirit into the holiest and the nearest union with thyself that is possible while it dwells in this flesh! And let me here commence that delightful residence and converse with God, which nor death, nor judgment shall ever destroy, nor shall a long eternity ever put a period to it.elizabeth rowe
selected by Nanobug 2004 Know thyself ~ Ancient proverb that was inscribed upon the temple of the Oracle of Delphi.
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