Amid life's quests
That seems but worthy one -
to do men good. [ Bailey ]
Follow what is worthy of thee. [ Motto ]
The laborer is worthy of his hire. [ Bible ]
And the stern joy which warriors feel
In foemen worthy of their steel. [ Scott ]
O noble fool!
A worthy fool! Motley's the only wear. [ William Shakespeare ]
Not worthy to carry guts after a bear. [ Proverb ]
Cursed be the verse, how well so ever it flow,
That tends to make one worthy man my foe. [ Pope ]
From hand to mouth will never make a worthy man. [ Gaelic Proverb ]
The generous warmth that prompts to worthy deeds. [ Gifford ]
It is a sign of a worthy spirit whom honour amends. [ Proverb ]
He is a worthy person who is much respected by good men. [ Hitopadesa ]
Whatsoever is worthy of their love is worth their anger. [ Sir J. Denham ]
He that loves to be flattered is worthy of the flatterer. [ William Shakespeare ]
Good actions done in secret are the most worthy of honour. [ Pascal ]
There is a symbolism in rings worthy of study and attention. [ Laura Jewry ]
It is the misfortune of worthy people that they are cowards. [ Voltaire ]
Much is set to music that is not even worthy of being spoken. [ Beaumarchais ]
They favor learning whose actions are worthy of a learned pen. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
We must love men, ere to us they will seem worthy of our love. [ William Shakespeare ]
How many worthy men have we seen survive their own reputation! [ Montaigne ]
Every ass thinks himself worthy to stand with the kings horses. [ Proverb ]
He that gives to a worthy person bestows a benefit upon himself. [ Proverb ]
We are only so far worthy of esteem as we know how to appreciate. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
They that value not praise, will never do any thing worthy of praise. [ Proverb ]
In times of necessity the words of the wise are worthy to be observed. [ Hitopadesa ]
What doth better become wisdom than to discern what is worthy the living. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
One of the greatest misfortunes of worthy people is that they are cowards. [ Voltaire ]
Where you confer a benefit on those worthy of it, you confer a favour on all. [ Publius Syrus ]
Feeling should be stirred only when it can be sent to labour for worthy ends. [ Brooke ]
He is not worthy of the honeycomb That shuns the hive because the bees have stings. [ William Shakespeare ]
Never let a god interfere unless a difficulty arise worthy of a god's interposition. [ Horace ]
Love is not blind; it is an extra eye, which shows us what is most worthy of regard. [ J. M. Barrie ]
He is a worthy gentleman, exceedingly well read and profited in strange concealments. [ Shakespeare ]
Dare to do something worthy of transportation and a prison, if you mean to be anybody. [ Juvenal ]
There are few things that are worthy of anger, and still fewer that can justify malignity. [ Johnson ]
Education is the only interest worthy the deep, controlling anxiety of the thoughtful man. [ Wendell Phillips ]
Worthy books are not companions, they are solitudes; we lose ourselves in them, and all our cares. [ S. Bailey ]
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not bold, than of the office which one fills. [ La Rochefoucauld ]
Often turn the stile (correct with care) if you expect to write anything worthy of being read twice. [ Horace ]
The Golden Rule Of Three.
Three things to be - pure, just and honest.
Three things to govern - temper, tongue and conduct.
Three things to live - courage, affection and gentleness.
Three things to love - the wise, the virtuous and the innocent.
Three things to commend - thrift, industry and promptness.
Three things about which to think - life, death and eternity.
Three things to despise - cruelty, arrogance and ingratitude.
Three things to admire - dignity, gracefulness and intellectual power.
Three things to cherish - the true, the beautiful and the good.
Three things for which to wish - health, friends and contentment.
Three things for which to fight - honor, home and country.
Three things to attain - goodness of heart, integrity of purpose and cheerfulness of disposition.
Three things to give - alms to the needy, comfort to the sad and appreciation to the worthy.
Three things to desire - the blessing of God, an approving conscience and the fellowship of the good.
Three things for which to work - a trained mind, a skilled hand and a regulated heart.
Three things for which to hope - a haven of peace, a robe of righteousness and the crown of life. [ Beattie ]
No one ought to enjoy what is too good for him: he ought to make himself worthy of it, and rise to its level. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
No man is either worthy of a good home here or a heaven hereafter that is not willing to be in peril for a good cause. [ Capt. John Brown ]
We see, though ordered for the best, permitted laurels grace the lawless brow, the unworthy raised, the worthy cast below. [ Dryden ]
The compliments of the season to my worthy masters, and a merry first of April to us all. We have all a speck of the motley. [ Lamb ]
When worthy men fall out, only one of them may be faulty at the first; but if strife continue long, commonly both become guilty. [ Fuller ]
Life, to be worthy of a rational being, must be always in progression: we must always purpose to do more or better than in time past. [ Johnson ]
Of the things which man can make or do here below, by far the most momentous, wonderful, and worthy, are the things that we call books. [ Carlyle ]
He is worthy of honor, who willeth the good of every man; and he is much unworthy thereof, who seeketh his own profit, and oppresseth others. [ Cicero ]
We must strive to make ourselves really worthy of some employment. We need pay no attention to anything else; the rest is the business of others. [ Bruyere ]
Nothing, or almost nothing, is certain to me, except the Divine Infernal character of this universe I live in, worthy of horror, worthy of worship. [ Carlyle ]
The impulse to perform a worthy action often springs from our best nature, but is afterwards tainted by the spur of selfishness or sinister interest. [ Emile Souvestre ]
A noble birth and fortune, though they make not a bad man good, yet they are a real advantage to a worthy one, and place his virtues in a fairer light. [ Lillo ]
The early and the latter part of human life are the best, or, at least, the most worthy of respect; the one is the age of innocence, the other of reason. [ Joubert ]
People who take no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendants. [ Macaulay ]
All religions are more or less mixed with superstitions. Man is not reasonable enough to content himself with a pure and sensible religion, worthy of the Deity. [ Voltaire ]
Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to excite love, interest, and admiration; and the outward proof of greatness is that we excite love, interest, and admiration. [ Matthew Arnold ]
I do not know in the whole history of the world a hero, a worthy man, a prophet, a true Christian, who has not been the victim of the jealous, of a scamp, or of a sinister spirit. [ Voltaire ]
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever does or can die; but all is still here, and, recognized or not, lives and works through endless changes. [ Carlyle ]
Aspiration, worthy ambition, desires for higher good for good ends, - all these indicate a soul that recognizes the beckoning hand of the good Father, who would call us homeward toward Himself. [ J. G. Holland ]
O brave poets! keep back nothing, nor mix falsehood with the whole; look up Godward; speak the truth in worthy song from earnest soul; hold, in high poetic duty, truest truth the fairest beauty! [ Mrs. Browning ]
So also it is good not always to make a friend of the person who is expert in twining himself around us; but, after testing them, to attach ourselves to those who are worthy of our affection and likely to be serviceable to us. [ Plutarch ]
When I meet with any persons who write obscurely or converse confusedly, I am apt to suspect two things; first, that such persons do not understand themselves; and secondly, that they are not worthy of being understood by others. [ Colton ]
The bee is enclosed, and shines preserved, in a tear of the sisters of Phaeton, so that it seems enshrined in its own nectar. It has obtained a worthy reward for its great toils; we may suppose that the bee itself would have desired such a death. [ Martial ]
The parallel circumstances and kindred images to which we readily conform our minds are, above all other writings, to be found in the lives of particular persons, and therefore no species of writing seems more worthy of cultivation than biography. [ Dr. Johnson ]
Let him speak of his own deeds, and not of those of his forefathers. High birth is mere accident, and not a virtue; for if reason had controlled birth, and given empire only to the worthy, perhaps Arbaces would have been Xerxes, and Xerxes Arbaces. [ Metastasio ]
In Athens the ladies were not gaudily but simply arrayed, and we doubt whether any ladies ever excited more admiration. So also the noble old Roman matrons, whose superb forms were gazed on delightedly by men worthy of them, were always very plainly dressed. [ George D. Prentice ]
Deliberate long before thou consecrate a friend; and when thy impartial judgment concludes him worthy of thy bosom, receive him joyfully, and entertain him wisely; impart thy secrets boldly, and mingle thy thoughts with his; he is thy very self; and use him so; if thou firmly think him faithful, thou makest him so. [ F. Quarles ]
A few words worthy to be remembered suffice to give an idea of a great mind. There are single thoughts that contain the essence of a whole volume, single sentences that have the beauties of a large work, a simplicity so finished and so perfect that it equals in merit and in excellence a large and glorious composition. [ Joubert ]
I will not much commend others to themselves, I will not at all commend myself to others. So to praise any to their faces is a kind of flattery, but to praise myself to any is the height of folly. He that boasts his own praises speaks ill of himself, and much derogates from his true deserts. It is worthy of blame to affect commendation. [ Arthur Warwick ]
After having said, read, and written what we have of women, what is the fact? In good faith, it is this: they are handsomer, more amiable, more essential, more worthy, and have more sensibility than we. All the faults that we reproach in them do not cause as much evil as one of ours. And, then, are their faults not due to our despotism, injustice, and self-love? [ Prince de Ligne ]