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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition
John Bartlett

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

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

3 "Couples are wholes and not wholes, what agrees disagrees, the concordant is discordant. From all things one and from one all things." Heraclitus (540-480 bce), from 'Diogenes Laertius, 'Lives of Eminent Philosophers'

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

5 "Know thyself." Inscription at the Delphic Oracle, from Plutarch's 'Morals' (ca. 650-550 bce)

6 "Full of Zeus are all streets and all gathering places, and full are the sea and harbors. Everywhere we all have need of Zeus. For we are also his offspring." Aratus (ca. 315-240 bce), 'Phaenomena, sec. 1

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

8 "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

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

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

11 "The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men." John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), Address at the University of California, Berkeley, March 23, 1962

12 "The Infinite Goodness has such wide arms that it takes whatever turns to it." Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), 'The Divine Comedy'

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

14 "Great emegencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed." William James (1842-1910), 'The Letters of William James'

15 "God gave the breath of life to their (humanity's) noses, for they are likenesses of Him which issued from His flesh." 'The Teaching for Merikare', par. 22 (ca. 2135-2040 bce), a treatise on kingship addressed by a king of Heracleopolis, whose name is lost, to his son and successor Merikare

16 "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'

17 "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'

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

19 "To be loved, be lovable." Ovid (43 bce – 18 ad), 'Ars Amatoria', bk. II, 107

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

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

22 "There is but one unconditional commandment, which is that we should seek incessantly so to act as to bring about the very largest total universe of good which we can see." William James (1842-1910), 'The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life'

23 "Opposites are cures for opposites." Hippocrates (460-377 bce), 'Breaths', bk. 1

24 "Let each one think himself an act of God, his life a breath of God." Philip James Bailey (1816-1902), 'Festus'

25 "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

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