Owen Feltham Quotes

Top 42 wise famous quotes and sayings by Owen Feltham

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Owen Feltham quotes: Reason and right give the quickest despatch. Reason and right give the quickest despatch.
Owen Feltham quotes: How many would die did not hope sustain them ... How many would die did not hope sustain them ...
Owen Feltham quotes: That man is but of the lower part of the world that is not brought up to business and affairs. That man is but of the lower part of the world that is not brought up to business and affairs.
Owen Feltham quotes: It is rare to see a rich man religious; for religion preaches restraint, and riches prompt to unlicensed freedom. It is rare to see a rich man religious; for religion preaches restraint, and riches prompt to unlicensed freedom.
Owen Feltham quotes: Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them. Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.
Owen Feltham quotes: Meditation is the soul's perspective glass. Meditation is the soul's perspective glass.
Owen Feltham quotes: Praise has different effects, according to the mind it meets with; it makes a wise man modest, but a fool more arrogant, turning his weak brain giddy. Praise has different effects, according to the mind it meets with; it makes a wise man modest, but a fool more arrogant, turning his weak brain giddy.
Owen Feltham quotes: He that, when he should not, spends too much, shall, when he would not, have too little to spend. He that, when he should not, spends too much, shall, when he would not, have too little to spend.
Owen Feltham quotes: Gold is the fool's curtain, which hides all his defects from the world. Gold is the fool's curtain, which hides all his defects from the world.
Owen Feltham quotes: It is to be doubted whether he will ever find the way to heaven who desires to go thither alone. It is to be doubted whether he will ever find the way to heaven who desires to go thither alone.
Owen Feltham quotes: Riches, though they may reward virtues, yet they cannot cause them; he is much more noble who deserves a benefit than he who bestows one. Riches, though they may reward virtues, yet they cannot cause them; he is much more noble who deserves a benefit than he who bestows one.
Owen Feltham quotes: The irresolute man flecks from one egg to another, so hatches nothing. The irresolute man flecks from one egg to another, so hatches nothing.
Owen Feltham quotes: Promises may get friends, but it is performance that must nurse and keep them. Promises may get friends, but it is performance that must nurse and keep them.
Owen Feltham quotes: Contemplation is necessary to generate an object, but action must propagate it. Contemplation is necessary to generate an object, but action must propagate it.
Owen Feltham quotes: Virtue is the truest liberty. Virtue is the truest liberty.
Owen Feltham quotes: Vice is a peripatetic, always in progression. Vice is a peripatetic, always in progression.
Owen Feltham quotes: We pick our own sorrows out of the joys of other men, and from their sorrows likewise we derive our joys. We pick our own sorrows out of the joys of other men, and from their sorrows likewise we derive our joys.
Owen Feltham quotes: By gaming we lose both our time and treasure - two things most precious to the life of man. By gaming we lose both our time and treasure - two things most precious to the life of man.
Owen Feltham quotes: Pleasures can undo a man at any time, if yielded to. Pleasures can undo a man at any time, if yielded to.
Owen Feltham quotes: There is no one subsists by himself alone. There is no one subsists by himself alone.
Owen Feltham quotes: It is much safer to reconcile an enemy than to conquer him; victory may deprive him of his poison, but reconciliation of his will. It is much safer to reconcile an enemy than to conquer him; victory may deprive him of his poison, but reconciliation of his will.
Owen Feltham quotes: Truth and fidelity are the pillars of the temple of the world; when these are broken, the fabric falls, and crushes all to pieces. Truth and fidelity are the pillars of the temple of the world; when these are broken, the fabric falls, and crushes all to pieces.
Owen Feltham quotes: Virtue were a kind of misery if fame were all the garland that crowned her. Virtue were a kind of misery if fame were all the garland that crowned her.
Owen Feltham quotes: Take heed of a speedy professing friend; love is never lasting which flames before it burns. Take heed of a speedy professing friend; love is never lasting which flames before it burns.
Owen Feltham quotes: Men are like wine,not good before the lees of clownishness be settled. Men are like wine,
not good before the lees of clownishness be settled.
Owen Feltham quotes: Where there is plenty, charity is a duty, not a courtesy Where there is plenty, charity is a duty, not a courtesy
Owen Feltham quotes: Knowledge is the treasure of the mind, but discretion is the key to it, without which it is useless. The practical part of wisdom is the best. Knowledge is the treasure of the mind, but discretion is the key to it, without which it is useless. The practical part of wisdom is the best.
Owen Feltham quotes: Honesty is a warrant of far more safety than fame. Honesty is a warrant of far more safety than fame.
Owen Feltham quotes: Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment. Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment.
Owen Feltham quotes: A sentence well couched takes both the sense and understanding. I love not those cart-rope speeches that are longer than the memory of man can fathom. A sentence well couched takes both the sense and understanding. I love not those cart-rope speeches that are longer than the memory of man can fathom.
Owen Feltham quotes: To be gentle is the test of a lady. To be gentle is the test of a lady.
Owen Feltham quotes: Negligence is the rust of the soul, that corrodes through all her best resolves. Negligence is the rust of the soul, that corrodes through all her best resolves.
Owen Feltham quotes: I love the man that is modestly valiant; that stirs not till he most needs, and then to purpose. A continued patience I commend not. I love the man that is modestly valiant; that stirs not till he most needs, and then to purpose. A continued patience I commend not.
Owen Feltham quotes: It is a most unhappy state to be at a distance with God: man needs no greater infelicity than to be left to himself. It is a most unhappy state to be at a distance with God: man needs no greater infelicity than to be left to himself.
Owen Feltham quotes: If ever I should affect injustice, it would be in this, that I might do courtesies and receive none. If ever I should affect injustice, it would be in this, that I might do courtesies and receive none.
Owen Feltham quotes: Discontent is like ink poured into water, which fills the whole fountain full of blackness. Discontent is like ink poured into water, which fills the whole fountain full of blackness.
Owen Feltham quotes: He who would be singular in his apparel had need have something superlative to balance that affectation. He who would be singular in his apparel had need have something superlative to balance that affectation.
Owen Feltham quotes: God has made no one absolute. God has made no one absolute.
Owen Feltham quotes: The boundary of man is moderation. When once we pass that pale our guardian angel quits his charge of us. The boundary of man is moderation. When once we pass that pale our guardian angel quits his charge of us.