John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
Philip James Bailey. (18161905)
Evil and good are Gods right hand and left.
Festus. Proem. 2
Art is mans nature; nature is Gods art.
Festus. Proem. 3
Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him.
Festus. Proem. 4
Men might be better if we better deemed Of them. The worst way to improve the world Is to condemn it.
Festus. Scene iv. A Mountain. Sunrise. 1 5
We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best. Lifes but a means unto an end; that end Beginning, mean, and end to all things,God.
Festus. Scene v. A Country Town. 6
Who never doubted never half believed 2 Where doubt there truth ist is her shadow.
Festus. Scene v. A Country Town. 7
America thou half-brother of the world! With something good and bad of every land.
Festus. Scene x. Earths Surface. 8
Music tells no truths.
Festus. Scene xi. A Village Feast. 3 9
Poets are all who love, who feel great truths, And tell them; and the truth of truths is love.
Festus. Scene xvi. The Hesperian Sphere.
Note 1. J. R. Lowell: Biglow Papers, II, ii. St. 9. The surest plan to make a man Is to think him so. [ back] Note 2. Tennyson: There lives more faith in honest doubt Believe me, than in half the creeds. [ back]
Note 3. Browning: Charles Avison, page 714. [ back]