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Sir William Temple quotes (6)
The best rules to form a young man are to talk little to hear much to reflect alone upon what has passed in company to distrust ones own opinions and value others that deserve it.
Sir William Temple Category: Youth
Reacting to evangelists fondness for quoting Isaiah 1:18 Though your sins be as scarlet they shall be as white as snow.... All my sins are grey.
Sir William Temple Category: Sin
To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God to purge the imagination by the beauty of God to open the heart to the love of God and to devote the will to the purpose of God.
Sir William Temple Category: Unsorted
The greatest pleasure of life is love.
Sir William Temple Category: Love
Books like proverbs receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they have passed.
Sir William Temple Category: Book
So that a paradise among them seems to have been a large space of ground adorned and beautified with all sorts of trees both of fruits and of forest either found there before it was enclosed or planted after; either cultivated like gardens for shades and for walks with fountains or streams and all sorts of plants usual in the climate and pleasant to the eye the smell or the taste; or else employed like our parks for enclosure and harbor of all sorts of wild beasts as well as for the pleasure of riding and walking: and so they were of more or less extent and of different entertainment according to the several humors of the Princes that ordered and enclosed them.
Sir William Temple Category: Humor