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Letter "T" » Thomas Traherne Quotes
«This visible world is wonderfully to be delighted in, and highly to be esteemed, because it is the theatre of God's righteous Kingdom.»
«Your enjoyment of the world is never right, till every morning you awake in Heaven: see yourself in your Father's palace; and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as celestial joys: having such a reverend esteem of all, as if you were among the angels.»
«To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness.»
«Happiness was not made to be boasted, but enjoyed. Therefore tho others count me miserable, I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy; nor fear them.»
«Is it not strange, that an infant should be heir of the whole world, and see those mysteries which the books of the learned never unfold?»
«Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.»
«More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.»
«To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable: to love all is glorious.»
«This moment exhibits infinite space, but there is a space also wherein all moments are infinitely exhibited, and the everlasting duration of infinite space is another region and room of joys.»
«Certainly Adam in Paradise had not more sweet and curious apprehensions of the world, than I when I was a child.»