Consider the end. [ French ]
We ought to consider the end in everything. [ La Fontaine ]
Consider how the desperate fight;
Despair strikes wild, - but often fatal too -
And in the mad encounter wins success. [ Havard ]
In every thing that you do, consider the end. [ Solon ]
Stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God. [ Bible ]
The Alphabet Of Success
Attend carefully to details.
Be prompt in all things.
Consider well, then decide positively.
Dare to do right, fear to do wrong.
Endure trials patiently.
Fight life's battles bravely.
Go not into the society of the vicious.
Hold your integrity sacred.
Injure not another's reputation.
Join hands only with the virtuous.
Keep your mind free from evil thoughts.
Lie not for any consideration.
Make few special acquaintances.
Never try to appear what you are not.
Observe good manners.
Pay your debts promptly.
Question not the verity of a friend.
Respect the desires of your parents.
Sacrifice money rather than principle.
Touch not, taste not, handle not intoxicating drinks.
Use your leisure for improvement.
Venture not upon the threshold of wrong.
Watch carefully over your passions.
Xtend to everyone a kindly greeting.
Yield not to discouragement.
Zealously labor for the right, and success is certain. [ Ladies Home Journal ]
Of him that speaks ill, consider the life more than the word. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
He that would know what shall be, must consider what hath been. [ Proverb ]
Consider, the devil is old; therefore grow old to understand him. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
In science we have to consider two things: power and circumstance. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
Consider, I'm a peer of the realm, and I shall die if I don't talk. [ Reynolds ]
Before you begin, consider well; and when you have considered, act. [ Sall ]
Consider well what your strength is equal to, and what exceeds your ability. [ Horace ]
Let us consider the reason of the case. For nothing is law that is not reason. [ Sir John Powell ]
Human intellect, if you consider it well, is the exact summary of human worth. [ Carlyle ]
When the sun shines nobody minds it, but when it is eclipsed all consider him. [ Proverb ]
We must consider humanity as a man who continually grows old, and always learns. [ L. Figuier ]
We consider it tedious to talk of the weather, and yet there is nothing more important. [ Auerbach ]
Let those who thoughtfully consider the brevity of life remember the length of eternity. [ Bishop Ken ]
Look not to what is wanting in any one; consider that rather which still remains to him. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Consider man, weigh well thy frame; the king, the beggar, are the same; dust formed us all. [ Gay ]
It is a mistake to consider marriage merely a scheme of happiness; it is also a bond of service. [ Chapin ]
I consider him of no account who esteems himself just as the popular breath may chance to raise him. [ Goethe ]
Four things belong to a judge: to hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly, and to decide impartially. [ Socrates ]
Treat your friends for what you know them to be. Regard no surfaces. Consider not what they did, but what they intended. [ Thoreau ]
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin. [ Bible ]
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. [ Bacon ]
I consider your very testy and quarrelsome people in the same light as I do a loaded gun, which may, by accident, go off and kill one. [ William Shenstone ]
Consider it to be the height of impiety to prefer life to honour, and, for the sake of merely living, to sacrifice the objects of living. [ Juv ]
I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain, what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an
honest man. [ George Washington ]
The recording angel, consider it well, is no fable, but the truest of truths; the paper tablets thou canst burn; of the "iron leaf" there is no burning. [ Carlyle ]
These men (chronic fault-finders) should consider that it is their envy which deforms everything, and that the ugliness is not in the object, but in the eye. [ Steele ]
Those who are incapable of shining out by dress would do well to consider that the contrast between them and their clothes turns out much to their disadvantage. [ Shenstone ]
We are members of one great body. Nature planted in us a mutual love, and fitted us for a social life. We must consider that we were born for the good of the whole. [ Seneca ]
We see but the outside of a rich man's happiness; few consider him to be like the silkworm, that, when she seems to play, is at the very same time consuming herself. [ Izaak Walton ]
At first one omits writing for a little while; and then one stays a little while to consider of excuses; and at last it grows desperate, and one does not write at all. [ Swift ]
Gratitude is never conferred but where there have been previous endeavours to excite it; we consider it as a debt, and our spirits wear a load till we have discharged the obligation. [ Goldsmith ]
I consider the study of mathematics the basis of the soundest mode of reasoning, the foundation of metaphysical deductions; it contains eternal truths, concluded by pure intelligence. [ Sir R. Maltravers ]
When self-interest inclines a man to print, he should consider that the purchaser expects a pennyworth for his penny, and has reason to asperse his honesty if he finds himself deceived. [ Shenstone ]
Judge every word and deed which is according to nature to be fit for thee, and be not diverted by the blame which follows; but if a thing is good to be done or said, do not consider it unworthy of thee. [ Marcus Aurelius ]
I consider beyond all wealth, honor, or even health, is the attachment due to noble souls; because to become one with the good, generous, and true, is to be, in a manner, good, generous, and true yourself. [ Dr. Arnold ]
Compliments of congratulation are always kindly taken, and cost one nothing but pen, ink, and paper. I consider them as draughts upon good breeding, where the exchange is always greatly in favor of the drawer. [ Chesterfield ]
The lowest people are generally the first to find fault with show or equipage; especially that of a person lately emerged from his obscurity. They never once consider that he is breaking the ice for themselves. [ Shenstone ]
There is no real elevation of mind in a contempt of little things; it is, on the contrary, from too narrow views that we consider those things of little importance which have in fact such extensive consequences. [ Fenelon ]
Every man will have his own criterion in forming his judgment of others. I depend very much on the effect of affliction. I consider how a man comes out of the furnace; gold will lie for a month in the furnace without losing a grain. [ Richard Cecil ]
Consider what importance to society the chastity of women is. Upon that all the property in the world depends. We hang a thief for stealing a sheep; but the unchastity of a woman transfers sheep and farm and all from the right owner. [ Dr. Johnson ]
Try for yourselves what you can read in half-an-hour, ... and consider what treasures you might have laid by at the end of the year; and what happiness, fortitude and wisdom they would have given you during all the days of your life. [ John Morley ]
A majority of women seem to consider themselves sent into the world for the sole purpose of displaying dry goods, and it is only when acting the part of an animated milliner's block that they feel they are performing their appropriate mission. [ Abba Goold Woolson ]
Without attempting a formal definition of the word, I am inclined to consider rhetoric, when reduced to a system in books, as a body of rules derived from experience and observation, extending to all communications by language, and designed to make it efficient. [ W. E. Channing ]
Dreams ought to produce no conviction whatever on philosophical minds. If we consider how many dreams are dreamt every night, and how many events occur every day, we shall no longer wonder at those accidental coincidences which ignorance mistakes for verifications. [ Colton ]
What is in reality cowardice and faithlessness, we call charity, and consider it the part of benevolence sometimes to forgive men's evil practice for the sake of their accurate faith, and sometimes to forgive their confessed heresy for the sake of their admirable practice. [ Ruskin ]
Heaven may have happiness as utterly unknown to us as the gift of perfect vision would be to a man born blind. If we consider the inlets of pleasure from five senses only, we may be sure that the same Being who created us could have given us five hundred, if He had pleased. [ Colton ]
Pound St. Paul's Church into atoms, and consider any single atom; it is to be sure, good for nothing; but put all these atoms together, and you have St. Paul's Church. So it is with human felicity, which is made up of many ingredients, each of which may be shown to be very insignificant. [ Dr. Johnson ]
I once asked a distinguished artist what place he gave to labor in art.
Labor, he in effect said,
is the beginning, the middle, and the end of art. Turning then to another -
And you, I inquired,
what do you consider as the great force in art?
Love, he replied. In their two answers I found but one truth. [ Bovee ]
Let every mother consider herself as an instrument in the hands of Providence - let her reflect on the immense importance the proper education of one single family may eventually prove; and that, while the fruit of her labors may descend to generations yet unborn, she will herself reap a glorious reward. [ Miss Hamilton ]
It is wonderful indeed to consider how many objects the eye is fitted to take in at once, and successively in an instant, and at the same time to make a judgment of their position, figure, and color. It watches against our dangers, guides our steps, and lets in all the visible objects, whose beauty and variety instruct and delight. [ Steele ]
When I consider what some books have done for the world, and what they are doing, how they keep up our hope, awaken new courage and faith, soothe pain, give an ideal life to those whose hours are cold and hard, bind together distant ages and foreign lands, create new worlds of beauty, bring down truth from heaven; I give eternal blessings for this gift, and thank God for books. [ James Freeman Clarke ]
Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in the execution of them. In springing a mine, that which has done the most extensive mischief makes the smallest report; and again, if we consider the effect of lightning, it is probable that he that is killed by it hears no noise; but the thunderclap which follows, and which I most alarms the ignorant, is the surest proof of their safety. [ Colton ]
Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library. A company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries, in a thousand years, have set in best order the results of their learning and wisdom. The men themselves were hid and inaccessible, solitary, impatient of interruption, fenced by etiquette; but the thought which they did not uncover to their bosom friend is here written out in transparent words to us, the strangers of another age. [ Emerson ]
Wisdom is a fox who, after long hunting, will at last cost you the pains to dig out; it is a cheese, which, by how much the richer, has the thicker, the homlier, and the coarser coat; and whereof to a judicious palate, the maggots are best. It is a sack posset, wherein the deeper you go, you'll find it the sweeter. Wisdom is a hen, whose cackling we must value and consider, because it is attended with an egg. But lastly, it is a nut, which, unless you choose with judgment, may cost you a tooth, and pay you with nothing but a worm. [ Swift ]
I have very often lamented and hinted my sorrow, in several speculations, that the art of painting is made so little use of to the improvement of manners. When we consider that it places the action of the person represented in the most agreeable aspect imaginable, - that it does not only express the passion or concern as it sits upon him who is drawn, but has under those features the height of the painter's imagination, - what strong images of virtue and humanity might we not expect would be instilled into the mind from the labors of the pencil! [ Steele ]
My friends, if you had but the power of looking into the future you might see that great things may come of little things. There is the great ocean, holding the navies of the world, which comes from little drops of water no larger than a woman's tears. There are the great constellations in the sky, made up of little bits of stars. Oh, if you could consider his future you might see that he might become the greatest poet of the universe, the greatest warrior the world has ever known, greater than Caesar, than Hannibal, than--er--er" (turning to the father) -
What's his name? The father hesitated, then whispered back:
His name? Well, his name is Mary Ann. [ Mark Twain, Educations and Citizenship ]