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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: "Meditation is the soul's perspective glass."

Meditation is the soul's perspective glass.




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: "The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed up in these two - common sense and perseverance."

The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed up in these two - common sense and perseverance.




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: "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: "To trust God when we have securities in our iron chest is easy, but not thankworthy; but to depend on him for what we cannot see, as it is more hard for man to do, so it is more acceptable to God."

To trust God when we have securities in our iron chest is easy, but not thankworthy; but to depend on him for what we cannot see, as it is more hard for man to do, so it is more acceptable to God.




Owen Feltham Quotes: "There is no belittling worse than to over praise a man."

There is no belittling worse than to over praise a man.



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: "Virtue is the truest liberty."

Virtue is the truest liberty.



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: "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: "Works without faith are like a fish without water, it wants the element it should live in. A building without a basis cannot stand; faith is the foundation, and every good action is as a stone laid."

Works without faith are like a fish without water, it wants the element it should live in. A building without a basis cannot stand; faith is the foundation, and every good action is as a stone laid.



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: "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: "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: "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: "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.



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: "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: "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: "Honesty is a warrant of far more safety than fame."

Honesty is a warrant of far more safety than fame.



Owen Feltham Quotes: "He that despairs degrades the Deity, and seems to intimate that He is insufficient, or not just to His word; and in vain hath read the scriptures, the world, and man."

He that despairs degrades the Deity, and seems to intimate that He is insufficient, or not just to His word; and in vain hath read the scriptures, the world, and man.



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: "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: "There is no detraction worse than to overpraise a man, for if his worth proves short of what report doth speak of him, his own actions are ever giving the lie to his honor."

There is no detraction worse than to overpraise a man, for if his worth proves short of what report doth speak of him, his own actions are ever giving the lie to his honor.



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: "Meditation is the soul's perspective glass, whereby, in her long remove, she discerneth God, as if He were nearer at hand."

Meditation is the soul's perspective glass, whereby, in her long remove, she discerneth God, as if He were nearer at hand.



Owen Feltham Quotes: "The greatest results in life are usually attained by common sense and perseverance."

The greatest results in life are usually attained by common sense and perseverance.



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: "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: "Virtue dwells at the head of a river, to which we cannot get but by rowing against the stream."

Virtue dwells at the head of a river, to which we cannot get but by rowing against the stream.



Owen Feltham Quotes: "When two friends part they should lock up one another's secrets, and interchange their keys."

When two friends part they should lock up one another's secrets, and interchange their keys.



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: "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: "Show me the man who would go to heaven alone if he could, and in that man I will show you one who will never be admitted into heaven."

Show me the man who would go to heaven alone if he could, and in that man I will show you one who will never be admitted into heaven.



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: "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: "Vice is a peripatetic, always in progression."

Vice is a peripatetic, always in progression.



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 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: "God has made no one absolute."

God has made no one absolute.



Owen Feltham Quotes: "Reason and right give the quickest despatch."

Reason and right give the quickest despatch.



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: "There is no one subsists by himself alone."

There is no one subsists by himself alone.



Owen Feltham Quotes: "A combed writing will cost both sweat and the rubbing of the brain. And combed I wish it, not frizzled or curled."

A combed writing will cost both sweat and the rubbing of the brain. And combed I wish it, not frizzled or curled.



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: "Shall I speak truly what I now see below? The World is all a carkass, smoak and vanity, The shadow of a shadow, a play And in one word, just Nothing."

Shall I speak truly what I now see below? The World is all a carkass, smoak and vanity, The shadow of a shadow, a play And in one word, just Nothing.