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Letter "J" » John Andrew Holmes Quotes
«To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.»
«At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage»
«A child enters your home and makes so much noise for twenty years that you can hardly stand it: then departs leaving the house so silent that you think you will go mad»
«Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe.»
Author: John Andrew Holmes
«There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.»
«Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both»
«It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.»
«When a sermon at length comes to an end, people rise and praise God, and they feel the same way after many other speeches»
«Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war.»
«A ten-word epigram to be accurate needs a ten-page footnote, yet what it lacks in accuracy it makes up in nimbleness»