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Yet for my part, deeply as I am moved by the religious
architecture of the Middle Ages,
I cannot honestly say that I ever felt the slightest
emotion in any modern Gothic church.
- Goldwin Smith

The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers,
who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline,
and to feel that in that submission lay their strength.
- Goldwin Smith

The novelist must ground his work in faithful study of human nature.
- Goldwin Smith

That Rome was comparatively great and wealthy is certain.
- Goldwin Smith


 

Rome was great in arms, in government,
in law.
- Goldwin Smith

As to London we must console ourselves with the thought
that if life outside is less poetic than it was in the days of old,
inwardly its poetry is much deeper.
- Goldwin Smith

The novelist must look on humanity without partiality or prejudice.
His sympathy, like that of the historian,
must be unbounded, and untainted by sect or party.
- Goldwin Smith


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We must also be permitted to bear in mind that evolution,
though it may explain everything else,
cannot explain itself.
- Goldwin Smith

The Romans, we are told, were by nature a peculiarly warlike race.
- Goldwin Smith

There are the manufacturing multitudes of England;
they must have work,
and find markets for their work; if machines and the Black Country are ugly,
famine would be uglier still.
- Goldwin Smith

Every one who has a heart, however ignorant of architecture he may be,
feels the transcendent beauty and poetry of the mediaeval churches.
- Goldwin Smith

The natural barriers between England and Scotland were
not sufficient to prevent the extension of the Saxon
settlements and kingdoms across the border.
- Goldwin Smith

No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages,
any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest.
- Goldwin Smith

Never had there been such an attempt to make conquest
the servant of civilization.
About keeping India there is no question.
England has a real duty there.
- Goldwin Smith

Personality is lower than partiality.
- Goldwin Smith

The insular arrogance of the English character is a commonplace joke.
- Goldwin Smith

Above all nations is humanity.
- Goldwin Smith

The materials of the novelist must be real;
they must be gathered from the field of humanity by his actual observation.
- Goldwin Smith

America is supposed to be given over to ugliness.
There are a good many ugly things there and the ugliest
are the most pretentious.
- Goldwin Smith

I heard Thackeray thank Heaven for the purity of Dickens.
I thanked Heaven for the purity of a greater than Dickens -
Thackeray himself.
- Goldwin Smith

It is evident that in the period designated as that of the kings,
when Rome commenced her career of conquest,
she was, for that time and country, a great and wealthy city.
- Goldwin Smith

If it were a real effort to live in the Middle Ages,
your life would be one perpetual prevarication.
- Goldwin Smith

Art is expression, and to have high expression you
must have something high to express.
- Goldwin Smith

Whatever things may have been in their origin,
they are what they are, both in themselves and in regard
to their indications respecting other beings or influences
the existence of which may be implied in theirs.
- Goldwin Smith

Who can doubt that between the English and the French,
between the Scotch and the Irish, there are differences
of character which have profoundly affected and still
affect the course of history?
- Goldwin Smith

But if anyone supposes that there was no commercial
fraud in the Middle Ages,
let him study the commercial legislation of England for that period,
and his mind will be satisfied, if he has a mind to
be satisfied and not only a fancy to run away with him.
- Goldwin Smith

There is a spell in mediaeval Art which has had power
to bewitch some people into trying,
or wishing to try, or fancying that they wish to try
or making believe to fancy that they wish to try,
to bring back the Middle Ages.
- Goldwin Smith

Dante himself is open to the suspicion of partiality:
it is said,
not without apparent ground, that he puts into hell
all the enemies of the political cause,
which, in his eyes, was that of Italy and God.
- Goldwin Smith

It is needless to say how great has been the influence
of the doctrine of Evolution,
or rather perhaps of the method of investigation to
which it has given birth,
upon the study of history, especially the history of institutions.
- Goldwin Smith

Are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet?
- said by Donkey in the movie Shrek 2

Marriage is a fine institution -
but I'm not ready for an institution yet.
- Mae West

O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
- Saint Augustine

The Christian missionary may preach the gospel
to the poor naked heathen,
but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe
have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
- Carl Jung

A lifelong friend is someone
you haven't borrowed money from yet.
- Anonymous

The rite of the rings appeals yet appalls:
a cutting, a joining, a losing, a gaining.
One becomes half, as two become one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our desires always disappoint us;
for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction,
yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
- Elbert Hubbard

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

It is strange to be known so universally
and yet to be so lonely.
- Albert Einstein

Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess,
and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
- Josh Billings

I cannot know the pain you feel.
I cannot share your memories or your loss.
My words of sympathy are beneath measure, yet
know that my heart reaches out with love to your heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love your Neighbor; yet don't pull down your Hedge.
- Benjamin Franklin

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means
you haven't succeeded yet.
- Robert H. Schuller

It's tough to stay married.
My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass.
- Rodney Dangerfield

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

To beat the market you'll have to invest serious bucks
to dig up information no one else has yet.
- Merton Miller

The future has already arrived.
It's just not evenly distributed yet.
- William Gibson

Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
- Franz Liszt

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
- Charles Kettering

The River of Life is the source of all joy -
and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy -
and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions
yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
- John Stuart Mill

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

We do not yet possess ourselves,
and we know at the same time
that we are much more.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We demand privacy, yet we glorify those that break into computers.
- Bill McCollum

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from
man than the way in which they can build and yet leave
a landscape as it was before.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

Yet in this global economy, no jobs are safe.
High-speed Internet connections and low-cost,
skilled labor overseas are an explosive combination.
- Bob Taft

All the darkness of the world cannot
extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are many answers you have received
but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

An association of men who will not quarrel with one another
is a thing which has never yet existed,
from the greatest confederacy of nations
down to a town meeting or a vestry.
- Thomas Jefferson

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things.
In physical terms, I move through them;
yet in metaphysical ones,
they seem to move through me.
- John Fowles

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not
yet reached their level of incompetence.
- Laurence J. Peter


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