A storehouse of memorable utterances by memorable minds --
"that many may find consolation, comfort, guidance, or inspiration from the thoughts within, in time of need is the sincere desire of the compiler." -- James Clarence Harvey
Published in 1897
"Eternal form shall still divide
The eternal soul from all beside'
And I shall know him when we meet.
--Tennyson, In Memoriam, XLVII
"For when the power of imparting joy
is equal to the will, the human soul
Requires no other heaven."
--Shelley. Queen Mab, II.
"A word to the wise is enough."
-- Benjamin Franklin. Poor Richard's Almanac
"Through the sunset of hope,
Like the shapes of a dream,
What paradise islands of glory gleam!
"Friends, if we be honest with ourselves,
We shall be honest with each other."
"Nature never did betray
The heart that loved her."
"Music cleanses the understanding, inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself."
--Henry Ward Beecher
"Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized
into time and tune. Such the extensiveness
thereof, that it stoopeth so low as brute beast, yet
mounteth as high as angels. For horses will do
more for a whistle than for a whip, and be hearing
their bells jingle away their weariness."