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Josiah Gilbert Holland Quotes

(1819-1881), American Author

Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature.

Category: Genius

Ideals are the worlds masters.

Category: Ideals And Idealism

Joys divided are increased.

Category: Joy

Labor is the instituted means for the methodical development of all our powers under the direction and control of the will.

Category: Labor

The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started.

Category: Life And Living

The choicest thing this world has for a man is affection.

Category: Love

A mind grows by what it feeds on.

Category: Mind

Let this be understood, then, at starting; that the patient conquest of difficulties which rise in the regular and legitimate channels of business and enterprise is not only essential in securing the success which you seek but it is essential to that preparation of your mind, requisite for the enjoyment of your successes, and for retaining them when gained. So, day by day, and week by week; so month after month, and year after year, work on, and in that process gain strength and symmetry, and nerve and knowledge, that when success, patiently and bravely worked for, shall come, it may find you prepared to receive it and keep it,

Category: Patience

''Work and wait'', ''work and wait'' is what God says to us in creation.

Category: Patience

One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast withers as rapidly; and that which grows slow endures.

Category: Planning

Calmness is the cradle of power.

Category: Power

Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress as pride of opinion. While nothing is so foolish and baseless.

Category: Pride

Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.

Category: Responsibility

Scholarship except by accident is never the measure of a person's power.

Category: Scholars And Scholarship

The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on.

Category: Soul