Too much cordial will destroy. [ Proverb ]
His folded flock secure, the shepherd home
Hies merry-hearted; and by turns relieves
The ruddy milk-maid of her brimming pail;
The beauty whom perhaps his witless heart.
Unknowing what the joy-mixed anguish means,
Sincerely loves, by that best language shown
Of cordial glances, and obliging deeds. [ Thomson ]
O, reputation! dearer far than life.
Thou precious balsam, lovely, sweet of smell.
Whose cordial drops once spilt by some rash hand,
Not all the owner's care, nor the repenting toil
Of the rude spiller, ever can collect
To its first purity and native sweetness. [ Sewell ]
The best evidence of merit is a cordial recognition of it whenever and wherever it may be found. [ Bovee ]
Everywhere the flower of obedience is intelligence. Obey a man with cordial loyalty and you will understand him. [ Phillips Brooks ]
Beware of him who meets you with a friendly mien, and, in the midst of a cordial salutation, seeks to avoid your glance. [ Lavater ]
In a heavy oppressive atmosphere, when the spirits sink too low, the best cordial is to read over all the letters of one's friends. [ Shenstone ]
No friendship is so cordial or so delicious as that of girl for girl; no hatred so intense and immovable as that of woman for woman. [ Landor ]
To smell a fresh turf of earth is wholesome for the body; no less are thoughts of mortality cordial to the soul.
Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return. [ Fuller ]
Harmless mirth is the best cordial against the consumption of the spirit; wherefore jesting is not unlawful, if it trespasseth not in quantity, quality or season. [ Fuller ]
There is something cordial in a fat man, everybody likes him, and he likes everybody. Food does a fat man good; it clings to him; it fructifies upon him; he swells nobly out, and fills a generous space in life. [ Henry Giles ]
Are we capable of so intimate and cordial a coalition of friendship as, that one man may pour out his bosom - his very inmost soul, with unreserved confidence to another, without hazard of losing part of that respect which man deserves from man. [ A. Burn ]
There is scare any lot so low, but there is something in it to satisfy the man whom it has befallen, Providence having so ordered things, that in every man's cup how bitter soever, there are some cordial drops, some good circumstances, which if wisely extracted, are sufficient for the purpose he wants them, that is, to make him contented, and if not happy, at least resigned. [ Sterne ]
Courage, by keeping the senses quiet, and the understanding clear, puts us in a condition to receive true intelligence, to make just computations upon danger, and pronounce rightly upon that which threatens us. Innocence of life, consciousness of worth, and great expectations, are the best foundations of courage. These ingredients make a richer cordial than youth can prepare. They warm the heart at eighty, and seldom fail in operation. [ Collier ]