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Philip James Bailey Quotes

America, thou half-brother of the world; with something good and bad of every land.

Art is man's nature; nature is God's art.

Envy's a coal comes hissing hot from Hell.

Imagination is the air of mind.

Kindness is wisdom.

Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him.

Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade.

Music tells no truths.

Poets are all who love, who feel great truths, And tell them; and the truth of truths is love.

Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.

Respect is what we owe; love, what we give.

Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.

The long days are no happier than the short ones.

The sole equality on earth is death.

There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence.

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.

What men call accident is God's own part.