J.G. Holland Famous Quotes & Sayings

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100 J.G. Holland Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

J.G. Holland Sayings: Life was intended to be so adjusted that the body should be the servant of Life was intended to be so adjusted that the body should be the servant of the soul, and always subordinate to the soul.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Gossip is always a personal confession either of malice or imbecility, and the young should Gossip is always a personal confession either of malice or imbecility, and the young should not only shun it, but by the most thorough culture relieve themselves from all temptation to indulge in it. It is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business. There are country neighborhoods in which it rages like a pest. Churches are split in pieces by it. Neighbors are made enemies by it for life. In many persons it degenerates into a chronic disease, which is practically incurable. Let the young cure it while they may.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Idleness is the sepulchre of a living man. Idleness is the sepulchre of a living man.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Life is before you,- not earthly life alone, but life- a thread running interminably through Life is before you,- not earthly life alone, but life- a thread running interminably through the warp of eternity.
J.G. Holland Sayings: There are no twin souls in God's universe. There are no twin souls in God's universe.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Every man who can be a first-rate something as every man can be who is Every man who can be a first-rate something
as every man can be who is a man at all
has no right to be a fifth-rate something; for a fifth-rate something is not better than a first-rate nothing.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Wants keep pace with wealth always. Wants keep pace with wealth always.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Humanity is constitutionally lazy. Humanity is constitutionally lazy.
J.G. Holland Sayings: No genuine observer can decide otherwise than that the homes of a nation are the No genuine observer can decide otherwise than that the homes of a nation are the bulwarks of personal and national safety and thrift.
J.G. Holland Sayings: The temple of art is built of words. Painting and sculpture and music are but The temple of art is built of words. Painting and sculpture and music are but the blazon of its windows, borrowing all their significance from the light, and suggestive only of the temple's uses.
J.G. Holland Sayings: My God! I thank Thee for the bath of sleep, That wraps in balm my My God! I thank Thee for the bath of sleep, That wraps in balm my weary heart and brain, And drowns within its waters still and deep My sorrow and my pain. I thank Thee for my dreams, which loose the bond That binds my spirit to its daily load, And give it angel wings, to fly beyond Its slumber-bound abode.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Perfect love holds the secret of the world's perfect liberty. Perfect love holds the secret of the world's perfect liberty.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Almost everywhere men have become the particular things which their particular work has made them. Almost everywhere men have become the particular things which their particular work has made them.
J.G. Holland Sayings: The most beautiful sight this earth affords is a man or woman so filled with The most beautiful sight this earth affords is a man or woman so filled with love that duty is only a name, and its performance the natural outflow and expression of the love which has become the central principle of their life.
J.G. Holland Sayings: In the homes of America are born the children of America; and from them go In the homes of America are born the children of America; and from them go out into American life, American men and women. They go out with the stamp of these homes upon them; and only as these homes are what they should be, will they be what they should be.
J.G. Holland Sayings: This world of sense, built by the imaginationhow fair and foul it is! Like a This world of sense, built by the imagination
how fair and foul it is! Like a fairy island in the sea of life, it smiles in sunlight and sleeps in green, known of the world not by communion of knowledge, but by personal, secret discovery!
J.G. Holland Sayings: The cry of the soul is for freedom. It longs for liberty, from the date The cry of the soul is for freedom. It longs for liberty, from the date of its first conscious moments.
J.G. Holland Sayings: The moment that law is destroyed, liberty is lost, and men, left free to enter The moment that law is destroyed, liberty is lost, and men, left free to enter upon the domains of each other, destroy each other's rights, and invade the field of each other's liberty.
J.G. Holland Sayings: The hammer and the anvil are the two hemispheres of every true reformer's character. The hammer and the anvil are the two hemispheres of every true reformer's character.
J.G. Holland Sayings: The gentleman is solid mahogany; the fashionable man is only veneer. The gentleman is solid mahogany; the fashionable man is only veneer.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Work for immortality if you will: then wait for it. Work for immortality if you will: then wait for it.
J.G. Holland Sayings: We often wonder that certain men and women are left by God to the commission We often wonder that certain men and women are left by God to the commission of sins that shock us. We wonder how, under the temptation of a single hour, they fall from the very heights of virtue and of honor into sin and shame. The fact is that there are no such falls as these, or there are next to none. These men and women are those who have dallied with temptation
have exposed themselves to the influence of it, and have been weakened and corrupted by it.
J.G. Holland Sayings: The moment we recognize God as supreme in power and infinitely good and loving toward The moment we recognize God as supreme in power and infinitely good and loving toward all His intelligent creatures, that moment we admit the doctrine of universal and special providence.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Calmness is the cradle of power. Calmness is the cradle of power.
J.G. Holland Sayings: We live in the future. Even the happiness of the present is made up mostly We live in the future. Even the happiness of the present is made up mostly of that delightful discontent which the hope of better things inspires.
J.G. Holland Sayings: There are crowds who trample a flower into the dust without thinking once that they There are crowds who trample a flower into the dust without thinking once that they have one of the sweetest thoughts of God under their heel.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Many men and women spend their lives in unsuccessful attempts to spin the flax God Many men and women spend their lives in unsuccessful attempts to spin the flax God sends them upon a wheel they can never use.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Scholarship, save by accident, is never the measure of a man's power. Scholarship, save by accident, is never the measure of a man's power.
J.G. Holland Sayings: There is nothing more precious to a man than his will; there is nothing which There is nothing more precious to a man than his will; there is nothing which he relinquishes with so much reluctance.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Doubtless the world is wicked enough; but it will not be improved by the extension Doubtless the world is wicked enough; but it will not be improved by the extension of a spirit which self-righteously sees more to reform outside of itself than in itself.
J.G. Holland Sayings: God give us men! A time like this demands. Strong minds, great hearts, true faith, God give us men! A time like this demands. Strong minds, great hearts, true faith, and ready hands; Men whom the lust of office does not kill; Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy; Men who possess opinions and a will; Men who have honor; men who will not die.
J.G. Holland Sayings: God gave every man individuality of constitution, and a chance for achieving individuality of character. God gave every man individuality of constitution, and a chance for achieving individuality of character. He puts special instruments into every man's hands by which to make himself and achieve his mission.
J.G. Holland Sayings: I stand by my kind; and I thank God for the temptations that have brought I stand by my kind; and I thank God for the temptations that have brought me into sympathy with them, as I do for the love that urges me to efforts for their good. I hail the great brotherhood of trial and temptation in the name of humanity, and give them assurance that from the Divine Man, and some, at least, of His disciples, there goes out to them a flood of sympathy that would fain sweep them up to the firm footing of the rock of safety.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Geology gives us a key to the patience of God. Geology gives us a key to the patience of God.
J.G. Holland Sayings: There is no point where art so nearly touches nature as when it appears in There is no point where art so nearly touches nature as when it appears in the form of words.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Life always take on the character of its motive. Life always take on the character of its motive.
J.G. Holland Sayings: The faculties of our souls differ as widely as the features of our faces and The faculties of our souls differ as widely as the features of our faces and the forms of our frames.
J.G. Holland Sayings: If there be one attribute of the Deity which astonishes me more than another, it If there be one attribute of the Deity which astonishes me more than another, it is the attribute of patience. The Great Soul that sits on the throne of the universe is not, never was, and never will be, in a hurry. In the realm of nature, every thing has been wrought out in the august consciousness of infinite leisure; and I bless God for that geology which gives me a key to the patience in which the creative process was effected.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Ah! soul of mine! Ah! soul of mine! Thy sluggish senses are but bars That Ah! soul of mine! Ah! soul of mine! Thy sluggish senses are but bars That stand between thee and the stars, And shut thee from the world divine.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Heaven is not reached at a single bound. But we build the ladder by which Heaven is not reached at a single bound. But we build the ladder by which we rise. From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies, And we mount to its summit round by round.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Why will you be always sallying out to break lances with other people's wind-mills, when Why will you be always sallying out to break lances with other people's wind-mills, when your own is not capable of grinding corn for the horse you ride?
J.G. Holland Sayings: Artists are nearest God. Into their souls he breathes his life, and from their hands Artists are nearest God. Into their souls he breathes his life, and from their hands it comes in fair, articulate forms to bless the world.
J.G. Holland Sayings: The secret of being loved is in being lovely; and the secret of being lovely The secret of being loved is in being lovely; and the secret of being lovely is in being unselfish.
J.G. Holland Sayings: God give us men. The time demands strong minds, great hearts, true faith and willing God give us men. The time demands strong minds, great hearts, true faith and willing hands.
J.G. Holland Sayings: The fact is that sin is the most unmanly thing in God's world. You never The fact is that sin is the most unmanly thing in God's world. You never were made for sin and selfishness. You were made for love and obedience.
J.G. Holland Sayings: It is only rogues who feel the restraints of law. It is only rogues who feel the restraints of law.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Fashion is aristocratic-autocratic. Fashion is aristocratic-autocratic.
J.G. Holland Sayings: The sweetest type of heaven is home - nay, heaven is the home for whose The sweetest type of heaven is home - nay, heaven is the home for whose acquisition we are to strive the most strongly. Home, in one form and another, is the great object of life. It stands at the end of every day's labor, and beckons us to its bosom; an life would be cheerless and meaningless, did we not discern across the river that divides us from the life beyond, glimpses of the pleasant mansions prepared for us.
J.G. Holland Sayings: It is the life in literature that acts upon life. It is the life in literature that acts upon life.
J.G. Holland Sayings: It is not a question how much a man knows, but what use he can It is not a question how much a man knows, but what use he can make of what he knows.
J.G. Holland Sayings: A woman in love is a very poor judge of character. A woman in love is a very poor judge of character.
J.G. Holland Sayings: So I take my life as I find it, as a life full of grand So I take my life as I find it, as a life full of grand advantages that are linked indissolubly to my noblest happiness and my everlasting safety. I believe that Infinite Love ordained it, and that, if I bow willingly, tractably, and gladly to its discipline, my Father will take care of it.
J.G. Holland Sayings: The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
J.G. Holland Sayings: In my judgment, a great mistake has been made by well meaning and zealous men, In my judgment, a great mistake has been made by well meaning and zealous men, through treating error and infidelity with altogether too much respect.
J.G. Holland Sayings: And when, in the evening of life, the golden clouds rest sweetly and invitingly upon And when, in the evening of life, the golden clouds rest sweetly and invitingly upon the golden mountains, and the light of heaven streams down through the gathering mists of death, I wish you a peaceful and abundant entrance into that world of blessedness, where the great riddle of life will be unfolded to you in the quick consciousness of a soul redeemed and purified.
J.G. Holland Sayings: A young man rarely gets a better vision of himself than that which is reflected A young man rarely gets a better vision of himself than that which is reflected from a true woman's eyes; for God himself sits behind them.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Who never walks save where he sees men's tracks makes no discoveries. Who never walks save where he sees men's tracks makes no discoveries.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Communion is the law of growth, and homes only thrive when they sustain relations with Communion is the law of growth, and homes only thrive when they sustain relations with each other.
J.G. Holland Sayings: My idea of the Christian religion is, that it is an inspiration and its vital My idea of the Christian religion is, that it is an inspiration and its vital consequences
an inspiration and a life
God's life breathed into a man and breathed through a man
the highest inspiration and the highest life of every soul which it inhabits; and, furthermore, that the soul which it inhabits can have no high issue which is not essentially religious.
J.G. Holland Sayings: There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting. There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.
J.G. Holland Sayings: I softly sink into the bath of sleep: With eyelids shut, I see around me I softly sink into the bath of sleep: With eyelids shut, I see around me close The mottled, violet vapors of the deep, That wraps me in repose.
J.G. Holland Sayings: What is the little one thinking about?Very wonderful things, no doubt;Unwritten history!Unfathomed mystery!Yet he laughs What is the little one thinking about?
Very wonderful things, no doubt;
Unwritten history!
Unfathomed mystery!
Yet he laughs and cries, and eats and drinks,
And chuckles and crows, and nods and winks,
As if his head were as full of kinks
And curious riddles as any sphinx!
J.G. Holland Sayings: A man may carry the whole scheme of Christian truth in his mind from boyhood A man may carry the whole scheme of Christian truth in his mind from boyhood to old age without the slightest effect upon his character and aims. It has had less influence than the multiplication table.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Everything good in a man thrives best when properly recognized. Everything good in a man thrives best when properly recognized.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Patience, persistence, and power to do are only acquired by work. Patience, persistence, and power to do are only acquired by work.
J.G. Holland Sayings: God be thanked that there are some in the world to whose hearts the barnacles God be thanked that there are some in the world to whose hearts the barnacles will not cling.
J.G. Holland Sayings: He that cannot paint must grind the colors. He that cannot paint must grind the colors.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Man's record upon this wild world is the record of work, and of work alone. Man's record upon this wild world is the record of work, and of work alone.
J.G. Holland Sayings: There is a contemptibly quiet path for all those who are afraid of the blows There is a contemptibly quiet path for all those who are afraid of the blows and clamor of opposing forces. There is no honorable fighting for a man who is not ready to forget that he has a head to be battered and a name to be bespattered. Truth wants no champion who is not as ready to be struck as to strike for her.
J.G. Holland Sayings: God pity the man of science who believes in nothing but what he can prove God pity the man of science who believes in nothing but what he can prove by scientific methods; for if ever a human being needed divine pity, he does.
J.G. Holland Sayings: That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slow, endures. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slow, endures.
J.G. Holland Sayings: If you want learning, you must work for it. If you want learning, you must work for it.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Every man who strikes blows for power, for influence, for institutions, for the right, must Every man who strikes blows for power, for influence, for institutions, for the right, must be just as good an anvil as he is a hammer.
J.G. Holland Sayings: The idle man stands outside of God's plan, outside of the ordained scheme of things; The idle man stands outside of God's plan, outside of the ordained scheme of things; and the truest self-respect, the noblest independence, and the most genuine dignity, are not to be found there.
J.G. Holland Sayings: If have got my spindle and my distaff readymy pen and mindnever doubting for an If have got my spindle and my distaff ready
my pen and mind
never doubting for an instant that God will send me flax.
J.G. Holland Sayings: The faculty of self-help is that which distinguished man from animals; that it is the The faculty of self-help is that which distinguished man from animals; that it is the Godlike element, or holds within itself the Godlike element, of his constitution.
J.G. Holland Sayings: I know of but one garment which the fashionable social life of this country borrows I know of but one garment which the fashionable social life of this country borrows of Christianity; it is that ample garment of charity which covers a multitude of sins
particularly fashionable sins.
J.G. Holland Sayings: A life in any sphere that is the expression and outflow of an honest, earnest, A life in any sphere that is the expression and outflow of an honest, earnest, loving heart, taking counsel only of God and itself, will be certain to be a life of beneficence in the best possible direction.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Work was made for man, and not man for work. Work is man's servant, both Work was made for man, and not man for work. Work is man's servant, both in its results to the worker and the world. Man is not work's servant, save as an almost universal perversion has made him such.
J.G. Holland Sayings: I have learned that to do one's next duty is to take a step toward I have learned that to do one's next duty is to take a step toward all that is worth possessing.
J.G. Holland Sayings: No nation can be destroyed while it possesses a good home life. No nation can be destroyed while it possesses a good home life.
J.G. Holland Sayings: I account the office of benefactor, or almoner, to which God appoints all those whom I account the office of benefactor, or almoner, to which God appoints all those whom he has favored with wealth, one of the most honorable and delightful in the world. He never institutes a channel for the passage of His bounties that those bounties do not enrich and beautify.
J.G. Holland Sayings: A fortune won in a day is lost in a day; a fortune won slowly, A fortune won in a day is lost in a day; a fortune won slowly, and slowly compacted, seems to acquire from the hand that won it the property of endurance.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Childhood may do without a grand purpose, but manhood cannot. Childhood may do without a grand purpose, but manhood cannot.
J.G. Holland Sayings: A fit of anger is as fatal to dignity as a dose of arsenic is A fit of anger is as fatal to dignity as a dose of arsenic is to life.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Assertion of truths known and felt, promulgation of truth from the high platform of truth Assertion of truths known and felt, promulgation of truth from the high platform of truth itself, declaration of faith by the mouth of moral conviction
this is the New Testament method, and the true one.
J.G. Holland Sayings: The pleasant converse of the fireside, the simple songs of home, the words of encouragement The pleasant converse of the fireside, the simple songs of home, the words of encouragement as I bend over my school-tasks, the kiss as I lie down to rest, the patient bearing with the freaks of my restless nature, the gentle counsels mingled with reproofs and approvals, the sympathy that meets and assuages every sorrow, and sweetens every little success
all these return to me amid the responsibilities which press upon me now, and I feel as if I had once lived in heaven, and, straying, had lost my way.
J.G. Holland Sayings: If we will measure other people's corn in our own bushel, let us first take If we will measure other people's corn in our own bushel, let us first take it to the Divine standard, and have it sealed.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Labor is the instituted means for the methodical development of all our powers under the Labor is the instituted means for the methodical development of all our powers under the direction and control of the will.
J.G. Holland Sayings: How long must the church live before it will learn that strength is won by How long must the church live before it will learn that strength is won by action, and success by work, and that all this immeasurable feeding without action and work is a positive damage to it
that it is the procurer of spiritual obesity, gout, and debility.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Character lives in a man, reputation outside of him. Character lives in a man, reputation outside of him.
J.G. Holland Sayings: A man who feels that his religion is a slavery has not begun to comprehend A man who feels that his religion is a slavery has not begun to comprehend the real nature of religion.
J.G. Holland Sayings: What do you think God gave you more wealth than is requisite to satisfy your What do you think God gave you more wealth than is requisite to satisfy your rational wants for, when you look around and see how many are in absolute need of that which you do not need? Can you not take the hint?
J.G. Holland Sayings: The love that gushes for all is the real elixir of life - the fountain The love that gushes for all is the real elixir of life - the fountain of bodily longevity. It is the lack of this that always produces the feeling of age.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Fashion is not public opinion, or the result of embodiment of public opinion. It may Fashion is not public opinion, or the result of embodiment of public opinion. It may be that public opinion will condemn the shape of a bonnet, as it may venture to do always, and with the certainty of being right nine times in ten: but fashion will place it upon the head of every woman in America; and, were it literally a crown of thorns, she would smile contentedly beneath the imposition.
J.G. Holland Sayings: A man in whom religion is an inspiration, who has surrendered his being to its A man in whom religion is an inspiration, who has surrendered his being to its power, who drinks it, breathes it, bathes in it, cannot speak otherwise than religiously.
J.G. Holland Sayings: All that has been done to weaken the foundation of an implicit faith in the All that has been done to weaken the foundation of an implicit faith in the Bible, as a whole, has been at the expense of the sense of religious obligation, and at the cost of human happiness.
J.G. Holland Sayings: Preceptive wisdom that has not been vivified by life has in itself no affinity for Preceptive wisdom that has not been vivified by life has in itself no affinity for life.
J.G. Holland Sayings: I count this thing to be grandly true: That a noble deed is a step I count this thing to be grandly true: That a noble deed is a step toward God
Lifting the soul from the common clod To a purer air and a broader view.
J.G. Holland Sayings: We work and that is godlike. We work and that is godlike.