Arthur Helps Quotes.
Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.
Do not be deceived into thinking that how a man acts is the full picture.
The worst use that can be made of success is to boast of it.
Men rattle their chains-to manifest their freedom.
Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought.
Always win fools first. They talk much, and what they have once uttered they will stick to; whereas there is always time, up to the last moment, to bring before a wise man arguments that may entirely change his opinion.
Is boredom anything less than the sense of one’s faculties slowly dying?
A man’s action is only a picture book of his creed.
The greatest luxury of riches is that they enable you to escape so much good advice.
Experience is the extract of suffering.
The sense of danger is never, perhaps, so fully apprehended as when the danger has been overcome.
We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.
He who is continually changing his point of view sees more, and more clearly, than one who, statue-like, forever stands upon the same pedestal; however lofty and well-placed that pedestal may be.
Man ceased to be an ape, vanquished the ape, on the day the first book was written.
You cannot ensure the gratitude of others for a favour conferred upon them in the way which is most agreeable to yourself.
In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective, there is success.
I do not know any way so sure of making others happy as of being so oneself, to begin with.
Alas! it is not the child but the boy that generally survives in the man.
It has always appeared to me, that there is so much to be done in this world, that all self-inflicted suffering which cannot be turned to good account for others, is a loss – a loss, if you may so express it, to the spiritual world.
It takes a great man to make a great listener
Tolerance is the only real test of civilization.
Routine is not organization, any more than paralysis is order.
We are pleased with one who instantly assents to our opinions, but we love a proselyte.
To hear always, to think always, to learn always, it is thus that we live truly. He who aspires to nothing, who learns nothing, is not worthy of living.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
The man of the house can destroy the pleasure of the household, but he cannot make it. That rests with the woman, and it is her greatest privilege.
Every happiness is a hostage to fortune.
It has been said with some meaning that if men would but rest in silence, they might always hear the music of the spheres.
The reasons which any man offers to you for his own conduct betray his opinion of your character.
The apparent foolishness of others is but too frequently our own ignorance.
Choose an author as you choose a friend.