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The eyes of women are Promethean fires.-Shakespeare.

Eyes will not see when the heart wishes them to be blind.-Desire conceals truth, as darkness does the earth. -Seneca.

Faster than his tongue did make offence, his eye did heal it up.-Shakespeare.

The heart's hushed secret in the soft dark eye.-L. E. Landon.

The intelligence of affection is carried on by the eye only.-Good breeding has made the tongue falsify the heart and act a part of continued restraint, while Nature has preserved the eyes to herself, that she may not be disguised or misrepresented.-Addison.

Eyes raised toward heaven are always beautiful, whatever they may be.Joubert.

Sweet, silent rhetoric of persuading eyes.-Davenant.

An eye can threaten like a loaded and levelled pistol, or can insult, like hissing or kicking; or in its altered mood, can, by beams of kindness, make the heart dance with joy. Some eyes have no more expression than blueberries, while others are as deep as a well which you can fall into.-Emerson.

Her eyes are homes of silent prayer. -Tennyson.

A lover's eyes will gaze an eagle blind. -Shakespeare.

Whatever of goodness emanates from the soul gathers its soft halo in the eyes; and if the heart be a lurking place of crime, the eyes are sure to betray the secret.-F. Saunders.

Language is slow; the mastery of wants doth teach it to the infant, drop by drop, as brooklets gather.-Yet there is a love, simple and sure, that asks no discipline of weary years, the language of the soul, told through the eye.-The stammering lip oft mars the perfect thought; but the heart's lightning hath no obstacle.-Quick glances, like the thrilling wires, transfuse the telegraphic look.-Mrs. Sigourney.


FABLES.-Fables, like parables, are more ancient than formal arguments and are often the most effective means of presenting and impressing both truth and duty.-Tryon Edwards.

Fables take off from the severity of instruction, and enforce at the same time that they conceal it.-Addison.

The fable is allegorical; its actions are natural, but its agents imaginary.—The tale is fictitious, but not imaginary, for both its agents and actions are drawn from the passing scenes of life.-Tales are written mainly for amusement: fables for instruction.-Crabbe.

The virtue which we gather from a fable or an allegory, is like the health we get by hunting, as we are engaged in an agreeable pursuit that draws us on with pleasure, and makes us insensible of the fatigues that accompany it.Addison.



There is in every human countenance, either a history or a prophecy, which must sadden, or at least soften, every reflecting observer.-Coleridge.

A good face is the best letter of recommendation.-Queen Elizabeth.

Look in the face of the person to whom you are speaking if you wish to know his real sentiments, for he can command his words more easily than his countenance.—Chesterfield.

A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.-Franklin.

Your face is a book, where men may read strange matters.-Shakespeare.

We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones. Any nobleness begins, at once, to refine a man's features; any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them. -Thoreau.

The cheek is apter than the tongue to tell an errand.-Shakespeare.

I am persuaded that there is not a single sentiment, whether tending to good or evil in the human soul, that has not its distinct interpreter in the glance of the eye, and in the muscling of the countenance. When nature is

permitted to express herself by this language of the face, she is understood by all people, and those who were never taught a letter can instantly read her signatures and impressions, whether they be of wrath, hatred, envy, pride, jealousy, vexation, contempt, pain, fear, horror, and dismay; or of attention, respect, wonder, surprise, pleasure, transport, complacence, affection, desire, peace, lowliness, and love.-Brooke.

All men's faces are true, whatsoever their hands are.-Shakespeare.

Truth makes the face of that person shine who speaks and owns it.-South.

There are faces so fluid with expression, so flushed and rippled by the play of thought, that we can hardly find what the mere features really are.-When the delicious beauty of lineaments loses its power, it is because a more delicious beauty has appeared-that an interior and durable form has been disclosed.— Emerson.

Faces are as legible as books, with this in their favor, that they may be perused in much less time, and are less liable to be misunderstood.-F. Saunders.

The faces which have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.-Walter Scott.

The countenance is the title-page which heralds the contents of the human volume, but like other title-pages it sometimes puzzles, often misleads, and often says nothing to the purpose.-W. Matthews.

Features are the visible expression of the soul.-the outward manifestation of the feeling and character within.Tryon Edwards.

I more and more see this, that we judge men's abilities less from what they say or do, than from what they look. 'Tis the man's face that gives him weight. His doings help, but not more than his brow.-Charles Buxton.

I never knew a genius yet who did not carry about him, either in face or person, or in a certain inexplicable grace of manner, the patent of nobility which heaven has bestowed upon him.-The Ogilvies.

There is a garden in her face, where roses and white lillies show-a heavenly paradise wherein all pleasant fruits do grow.-R. Alison.

In thy face I see the map of honor, truth, and loyalty.-Shakespeare.

A beautiful face is a silent commendation.-Bacon.

That same face of yours looks like the title-page to a whole volume of roguery.-Cibber.

The loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye, and half with the fancy.-Bovee.

A countenance habitually under the influence of amiable feelings acquires a beauty of the highest order from the frequency with which such feelings stamp their character upon it.-Mrs. S. C. Hale.

He had a face like a benediction.Cervantes.

If we could but read it, every human being carries his life in his face, and is good-looking, or the reverse, as that life has been good or evil. On our features the fine chisels of thought and emotion are eternally at work.-Alexander Smith.

In the faces of women who are naturally serene and peaceful, and of those rendered so by religion, there remains an after-spring, and later, an after-summer, the reflex of their most beautiful bloom. -Richter.

As the language of the face is universal, so it is very comprehensive.-It is the shorthand of the mind, and crowds a great deal in a little room.-A man may look a sentence as soon as speak a word.-Collier.

FACTION.-Faction is the demon of discord armed with power to do endless mischief, and intent only on destroying whatever opposes its progress.-Woe to that state in which it has found an entrance.-Crabbe.

A feeble government produces more factions than an oppressive one.-Fisher Ames.

Faction is the excess and abuse of party. It begins when the first idea of private interest, preferred to public good, gets footing in the heart.-It is always dangerous, yet always contemptible.-Chenevix.

Seldom is faction's ire in haughty minds extinguished but by death; it oft, like flame suppressed, breaks forth again, and blazes higher.-May.

FACTS. Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies,

than by a thousand arguments.-Em


Facts are to the mind, what food is to the body. On the due digestion of the former depend the strength and wisdom of the one, just as vigor and health depend on the other.-The wisest in council, the ablest in debate, and the most agreeable companion in the commerce of human life, is that man who has assimilated to his understanding the greatest number of facts.-Burke.

From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.

Every day of my life makes me feel more and more how seldom a fact is accurately stated; how almost invariably when a story has passed through the mind of a third person it becomes, so far as regards the impression it makes in further repetitions, little better than a falsehood; and this, too, though the narrator be the most truth-seeking person in existence.-Hawthorne.

There should always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric; pure invention is but the talent of a deceiver.-Byron.

Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.-Tryon Edwards.

FAILINGS.-The finest composition of human nature, as well as the finest china, may have flaws in it, though the pattern may be of the highest value.

Every one has a wallet behind for his own failings, and one before for the failings of others.-La Fontaine.

If we had no failings ourselves we should not take so much pleasure in finding out those of others.-Rochefoucauld.

Such is the force of envy and ill-nature, that the failings of good men are more published to the world than their good deeds; and one fault of a well-deserving man shall meet with more reproaches than all his virtues will with praise.-N. P. Willis.

FAILURE.We mount to heaven mostly on the ruins of our cherished schemes, finding our failures were successes.-A. B. Alcott.

Every failure is a step to success; every detection of what is false directs us toward what is true; every trial ex

hausts some tempting form of error. Not only so, but scarcely any attempt is entirely a failure; scarcely any theory, the result of steady thought, is altogether false; no tempting form of error is without some latent charm derived from truth.-Whewell.

Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success.-Dowden.

Failure is often God's own tool for carving some of the finest outlines in the character of his children; and, even in this life, bitter and crushing failures have often in them the germs of new and quite unimagined happiness.-T. Hodgkin.

He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts.-Whately.

Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterward carefully avoid. -Keats.

It is an awful condemnation for a man to be brought by God's providence face to face with a great possibility of service and of blessing, and then to show himself such that God has to put him aside, and look for other instruments.McLaren.

In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves for a bright manhood, there is no such word as fail.-Bulwer.

They never fail who die in a great cause.-Byron.

There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows.-Farrar.

Only the astrologer and the empyric never fail.-Willmott.

A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.-Bovee.

FAITH. Faith affirms many things respecting which the senses are silent, but nothing which they deny. It is superior to their testimony, but never opposed to it.-Pascal.

Faith is a certain image of eternity. All things are present to it-things past, and things to come; it converses with angels, and antedates the hymns of glory. Every man that hath this grace

is as certain there are glories for him, if he perseveres in duty, as if he had heard and sung the thanksgiving song for the blessed sentence of doomsday.-Jeremy Taylor.

Never yet did there exist a full faith in the divine word which did not expand the intellect while it purified the heart; which did not multiply the aims and objects of the understanding, while it fixed and simplified those of the desires and passions.-Coleridge.

All the scholastic scaffolding falls, as a ruined edifice, before one single wordfaith.-Napoleon.

There is a limit where the intellect fails and breaks down, and this limit is where the questions concerning God, and freewill, and immortality arise.-Kant.

Faith marches at the head of the army of progress. It is found beside the most refined life, the freest government, the profoundest philosophy, the noblest poetry, the purest humanity.-T. T. Munger.

Faith must have adequate evidence, else it is mere superstition.-A. A. Hodge.

Under the influence of the blessed Spirit, faith produces holiness, and holiness strengthens faith. Faith, like a fruitful parent, is plenteous in all good works; and good works, like dutiful children, confirm and add to the support of faith.

Faith in an all-seeing and personal God, elevates the soul, purifies the emotions, sustains human dignity, and lends poetry, nobility, and holiness to the commonest state, condition, and manner of life.-Juan Valera.

We cannot live on probabilities. The faith in which we can live bravely and die in peace must be a certainty, so far as it professes to be a faith at all, or it is nothing.-Froude.

Some wish they did, but no man disbelieves.-Young.

Christian faith is a grand cathedral, with divinely pictured windows.-Standing without, you can see no glory, nor can imagine any, but standing within every ray of light reveals a harmony of unspeakable splendors.-Hawthorne.

Epochs of faith, are epochs of fruitfulness; but epochs of unbelief, however

glittering, are barren of all permanent good.-Goethe.

In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.-Schlegel.

Faith is not only a means of obeying, but a principal act of obedience; not only an altar on which to sacrifice, but a sacrifice itself, and perhaps, of all, the greatest. It is a submission of our understandings; an oblation of our idolized reason to God, which he requires so indispensably, that our whole will and affections, though seemingly a larger sacrifice, will not, without it, be received at his hands.-Young.

The saddest thing that can befall a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman.-Alexander Smith.

The Calvinistic people of Scotland, Switzerland, Holland, and New England, have been more moral than the same classes among other nations. Those who preached faith, or in other words a pure mind, have always produced more popular virtue than those who preached good acts, or the mere regulation of outward works.-Sir James Macintosh.

Things of God that are marvellous are to be believed on a principle of faith, not to be pried into by reason. For if reason set them open before our eyes, they would no longer be marvellous.S. Gregory.

Man is not made to question, but adore.-Young.

Naturally, men are prone to spin themselves a web of opinions out of their own brain, and to have a religion that may be called their own. They are far readier to make themselves a faith, than to receive that which God hath formed to their hands; are far readier to receive a doctrine that tends to their carnal commodity, or honor, or delight, than one that tends to self-denial.Baxter.

Faith and works are as necessary to our spiritual life as Christians, as soul and body are to our life as men; for faith is the soul of religion, and works, the body-Colton.

Faith is not reason's labor, but repose. -Young.

Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God, if thou hast not charity for thy neigh

bor; I think not thou hast charity for thy neighbor, if thou wantest faith in God. Where they are not both together, they are both wanting; they are both dead if once divided.-Quarles.

There never was found in any age of the world, either philosopher or sect, or law, or discipline which did so highly exalt the public good as the Christian faith.-Bacon.

Faith makes the discords of the present the harmonies of the future.-Collyer.

Despotism may govern without faith, but Liberty cannot.-De Tocqueville.

Faith is the eye that sees Him, the hand that clings to Him, the receiving power that appropriates Him.-Woodbridge.

Faith is to believe, on the word of God, what we do not see, and its reward is to see and enjoy what we believe.Augustine.

Faith evermore looks upward and describes objects remote; but reason can discover things only near-sees nothing that's above her.-Quarles.

Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse. Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear; unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf, unbelief starves the soul; faith finds food in famine, and a table in the wilderness. In the greatest danger, faith says, "I have a great God." When outward strength is broken, faith rests on the promises. In the midst of sorrow, faith draws the sting out of every trouble, and takes out the bitterness from every affliction.Cecil.

Faith in order, which is the basis of science, cannot reasonably be separated from faith in an ordainer, which is the basis of religion.-Asa Gray.

Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws a thing which can never be demonstrated.-Tryon Edwards.

The steps of faith fall on the seeming void, but find the rock beneath.— Whittier.

When men cease to be faithful to their

God, he who expects to find them so to each other will be much disappointed. Bp. Horne.


To believe is to be strong. cramps energy. Belief is power.-F. W. Robertson.

Faith is the root of all good works; a root that produces nothing is dead.Bp. Wilson.

As the flower is before the fruit, so is faith before good works.-Whately.

Faith and works are like the light and heat of a candle; they cannot be separated.

Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop about on earth, she will never fly to heaven-But when both are joined together, then doth the soul mount up to her eternal rest.-Beaumont.

What I admire in Columbus is not his having discovered a world, but his having gone to search for it on the faith of an opinion.-Turgot.

Faith is the pencil of the soul that pictures heavenly things.-T. Burbridge.

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.Emerson.

The errors of faith are better than the best thoughts of unbelief.-Thomas Russell.

The experience of life nearly always works toward the confirmation of faith. -It is the total significance of life that it reveals God to man; and life only can do this; neither thought, nor demonstration, nor miracle, but only life, weaving its threads of daily toil and trial and joy into a pattern on which, at last, is inscribed the name of "God."-T. T. Munger.

All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.-J. F. Clarke.

Faith lights us through the dark to Deity; faith builds a bridge across the gulf of death, to break the shock that nature cannot shun, and lands thought smoothly on the further shore.-Young.

Christian faith is nothing else but the soul's venture. It ventures to Christ, in opposition to all legal terrors. It ventures on Christ in opposition to our

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