Fate is a distinguished but an expensive tutor. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Fate is a distinguished but expensive pedagogue. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Every day should be distinguished by at least one particular act of love. [ Lavater ]
Great men are more distinguished by range and extent than by originality. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
A true Christian man is distinguished from other men, not so much by his beneficent works as by his patience. [ Horace Bushnell ]
Every virtue carries with it its own reward, but none in so distinguished and pre-eminent a degree as benevolence.
Confidence, as opposed to modesty and distinguished from decent assurance, proceeds from self-opinion, and is occasioned by ignorance and flattery. [ Jeremy Collier ]
Lenity will operate with greater force, in some instances, than rigour. It is, therefore, my first wish to have my whole conduct distinguished by it. [ G. Washington ]
A true friend is distinguished in the crisis of hazard and necessity; when the gallantry of his aid may show the worth of his soul and the loyalty of his heart. [ Ennius ]
Hypocrisy of manners, a vice peculiar to modern nations, has contributed more than one thinks to destroy that energy of character which distinguished the nations of antiquity. [ Condorcet ]
At present, the novels which we owe to English ladies form no small part of the literary glory of our country. No class of works is more honorably distinguished for fine observation, by grace, by delicate wit, by pure moral feeling. [ Macaulay ]
When misfortunes happen to such as dissent from us in matters of religion, we call them judgments; when to those of our own sect, we call them trials: when to persons neither way distinguished, we are content to attribute them to the settled course of things. [ Shenstone ]
In the use of the tongue God hath distinguished us from beasts, and by the well or ill using it we are distinguished from one another; and therefore, though silence be innocent as death, harmless as a rose's breath to a distant passenger, yet it is rather the state of death than life. [ Jeremy Taylor ]
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 ]
The style of writing required in the great world is distinguished by a free and daring grace, a careless security, a fine and sharp polish, a delicate and perfect taste; while that fitted for the people is characterized by a vigorous natural fulness, a profound depth of feeling, and an engaging naivete. [ Goethe ]
The style of writing required in the great world is distinguished by a free and daring grace, a careless security, a fine and sharp polish, a delicate and perfect taste; while that fitted for the people is characterised by a vigorous natural fulness, a profound depth of feeling, and an engaging naïveté. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
It is all very well to tell me that a young man has distinguished himself by a brilliant first speech. He may go on, or he may be satisfied with his first triumph, but show me a young man who has not succeeded at first, and nevertheless has gone on, and I will back that young man to do better than most of those who have succeeded at the first trial. [ Charles James Fox ]