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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition
John Bartlett

1 "One composed of many." Virgil (70-19 bce), 'Minor Poems, Moretum', I.104

2 "Virtue extends our days: he lives two lives who relives his past with pleasure." Marcus Valerius Martialis (ca. 40-104), 'Epigrams', k. X, 23

3 "Wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the sex or complexion." William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879), 'W. P. and F. J. T. Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison', vol. III

4 "God is Love – I dare say." Samuel Butler (1835-1902), 'God Is Love',

5 "There are no dead." Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949), 'The Blue Bird', act IV, sc. ii

6 "Veracity is the heart of morality." Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895), 'Universities, Actual and Ideal'

7 "Live innocently; God is here." Linnaeus (Carl vonLinne) (1707-1778), inscribed above the door of his bedroom

8 "And what if all of animated nature be but organic harps diversely framed, that tremble into thought, as over them sweeps plastc and vast, one intellectual breeze, at once the Soul of each, and God of All?" Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), 'The Eolian Harp'

9 "Earth, with her thousand voices, praises God." Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), 'The Eolian Harp'

10 "God is and all is well." John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), 'Snowbound'

11 "I see on an immense scale, and as clearly as in a demonstration in a laboratory, that good comes out of evil; that the impartiality of the Nature Providence is best; that we are made strong by what we overcome." John Burroughs (1837-1921), 'Accepting the Universe'

12 "The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom." Georg Hegel (1770-1831), 'Philosophy of Right'

13 "I lived in everything; everything entered and lived in me." George Macdonald (1824-1905), 'Lilith'

14 "The Self is the honey of all beings, and all beings are the honey of this Self." Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, 2.5.14 (800-500 bce)

15 "Zeus, first cause, prime mover; for what thing without Zeus is done among mortals?" Aeschylus (525-456 bce), 'Agamemnon', 1.1485

16 "Man is one name belonging to every nation upon earth. In them all is one soul though many tongues." Tertullian (ca. 160-240), 'Testimony of the Soul'

17 "There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved." George Sand (1804-1876), letter to Lina Calamatta, March 31, 1862

18 "When one knows Thee, then alien there is none, then no door is shut. Oh, grant me my prayer that I may never lose the touch of the one in the play of the many." Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), 'Gitanjali'

19 "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart." Anne Frank (1929-1945), 'The Diary of a Young Girl', July 15, 1944

20 "The compass and square produce perfect circles and squares. By the sages, the human relations are perfectly exhibited." Mencius (372-289 bce), 'Works', bk. IV, 1:2.1

21 "He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery." Anne Frank (1929-1945), 'The Diary of a Young Girl', March 7, 1944

22 "What is God? Everything." Pindar (518-438 bce), Fragment 140d

23 "Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all." George Washington (1732-1799), 1st American President, Farewell address, September 17, 1796

24 "Benevolence, righteousness, propriety, and knowledge are not infused into us from without." Mencius (372-289 bce), 'Works', bk. 1:6.7

25 "There is strong shadow where there is much light." Johann Wolfgang vonGoethe (1749-1832), 'Gotz von Berlichingen', act 1

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite