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Pride (of all others the most dangerous fault)
Proceeds from want of sense, or want of thought,
The men who labor and digest things most
Will be much apter to despond than boast.

-Roscommon.

The greatest events of an age are its best thoughts.

-Boice.

They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts,

-Sir Philip Sidney.

True dignity abides with him alone,
Who, in the silent hour of inward thought,
Can still suspect, and still revere himself,
In lowliness of heart.

-Wordsworth.

By means of speech, our thoughts are conveyed to each other. One may judge how much he is indebted to this fact tor the knowledge that he possesses, and even for many of those views which he supposes to have cropped out from his own individual brain, by comparing the man of society with one who has been all his life isolated from his kind.

-Webster

Ah ! as you say, we ought to slip over many thoughts that pass through our minds, and pretend not to see them.

-Sévigné.

However cleverly or wisely a man may think, nobody is the better for his thoughts unless he lets them out. It is also better, for their own sake, that they should take the air ; for the correct expression of one's ideas is an aid to correct thinking. Rivers that run are clearer than stagnant pools and sluggish streams.

-Webster.

When a thought presents itself to our minds as a profound discovery, and when we take the trouble to examine it, we often find it to be a truth that all the world knows.

-Vauvenargues.

The index on the dial plate shows not more plainly the hour, than does the eye the thought passing in the mind.

-Webster.

YOUTH.

O! blissful days, when Youth's young dreams,

Rose-tinted, fioat across life's sky;
As
pure as crystal mountain streams,
Too sweet to last! Too soon to fly!

-J. C. H.

Every period of life has its peculiar temptations and dangers. But youth is the time when we are most likely to be ensnared. This, pre-eminently, is the forming, fixing period, the spring season of disposition and habit; and it is during this season, more than any other, that the character assumes its permanent shape and color, and the young are wont to take their course for time and for eternity.

-7. Hawes.

How beautiful is youth! How bright it gleams
With its illusions, aspirations, dreams!
Book of Beginnings, Story without end,
Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend !
Aladdin's Lamp, and Fortunatus' Purse,
That holds the treasures of the universe !
All possibilities are in its hands,
No danger daunts it, and no foe withstands :
In its sublime audacity of faith,
· Be thou removed !' it, to the mountain, saith,
And with ambitious feet, secure and proud,
Ascends the ladder leaning on the cloud !

-Longfellow.

Youth sucks the sugar coating and old age chews the bitter pill of life.

Youth ever gazes to the future dim,

With earnest expectation and desire ; It sees along the dark horizon's brim, Where lies concealed hope's shining funeral

pyre, Reward for greatness, and it feels the fire ;

But Age with reverent tread and passive mind, While life's dread goal is drawing nigh and

nigher, Looks to the past where joys were unconfined, And ponders on the hopes the youthful brain designed.

-Russell. Men are Stoics in their early years, Epicureans in their later,--social in youth, selfish in old age. In early life they believe all men honest till they know them to be knaves ; in later life they believe all to be knaves till they know them to be honest.

Ah! who can say,—however fair his view
Through what sad scenes his path may lie ?
Let careless youth its seeming joys pursue,
Soon will they learn to scan with thoughtful eye
The illusive past and dark futurity.

-H. Kirke White.

Nothing is too late,
Till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate.
Cato learned Greek, at eighty ; Sophocles
Wrote his grand Edipus, and Simonides
Bore off the prize of verse from his compeers,

YOUTH.

O! blissful days, when Youth's young dreams,

Rose-tinted, fioat across life's sky;
As pure as crystal mountain streams,
Too sweet to last! Too soon to fly!

-J. C.H.

Every period of life has its peculiar temptations and dangers. But youth is the time when we are most likely to be ensnared. This, pre-eminently, is the forming, fixing period, the spring season of disposition and habit; and it is during this season, more than any other, that the character assumes its permanent shape and color, and the young are wont to take their course for time and for eternity.

–7. Hawes.

How beautiful is youth ! How bright it gleams
With its illusions, aspirations, dreams !
Book of Beginnings, Story without end,
Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend !
Aladdin's Lamp, and Fortunatus' Purse,
That holds the treasures of the universe !
All possibilities are in its hands,
No danger daunts it, and no foe withstands :
In its sublime audacity of faith,
· Be thou removed !' it, to the mountain, saith,
And with ambitious feet, secure and proud,
Ascends the ladder leaning on the cloud !

- Longfellow.

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