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Bishop Robert South Quotes

(1634-1716), British Clergyman

Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.

Category: Action

If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.

Category: Action

Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus.

Category: Failure

Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.

Category: Guilt

Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.

Category: Innocence

Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth, it is art. The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise.

Category: Laughter

Truth will lose its credit, if delivered by a person that has none.

Category: Lies And Lying

Passion is the drunkenness of the mind.

Category: Passion

It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.

Category: Possibilities

Wonder is from surprise, and surprise stops with experience.

Category: Wonder