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index of the mind, denoting moral qualities; and it may be remarked that the low, soft tones of gentle and amiable beings, whatever their musical endowments may be, seldom fail to please; besides which the singing of ladies indicates the cultivation of their taste.Mordaunt.

There is no index of character so sure as the voice.-Tancred.

When those we have loved have long vanished from the earth, then will the beloved voice come back and bring with it all our old tears and the disconsolate heart that sheds them.-Richter.

Her voice is soft; not shrill and like the lark's, but tenderer, graver, almost hoarse at times! As though the earnestness of love prevailed and quelled all shriller music.-Barry Cornwall.

A lovely countenance is the fairest of all sights, and the sweetest harmony is the sound of the voice of her whom we love.-Bruyère.

To a nice ear the quality of a voice is singularly affecting. Its depth seems to be allied to feeling; at least the contralto notes alone give an adequate sense of pathos. They are born near the heart. -Tuckerman.

The tones of human voices are mightier than strings or brass to move the soul-Klopstock.

There is in the voice of a menaced man, who calls you, something imperious which subdues and commands.M. de Martignac.

How sweetly sounds the voice of a good woman! When it speaks it ravishes all senses.- -Massinger.

Thy voice is celestial melody.-Longfellow.

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forgetfulness; but in the precious pleasures of the intellect, so easily accessible by all mankind, the great have no exclusive privilege; for such enjoyments are only to be procured by our own industry.-Zimmermann.

VOWS. Make no vows to perform this or that; it shows no great strength, and makes thee ride behind thyself.Fuller.

The gods are deaf to hot and peevish Vows; they are polluted offerings, more abhorred than spotted livers in the sacrifice. Shakespeare.

Lovers' vows seem sweet in every whispered word.—Byron.

Unheedful vows may heedfully be broken.-Shakespeare.

Hasty resolutions are of the nature of Vows, and to be equally avoided.


Men's vows are women's traitors.Shakespeare.

The vows that woman makes to her fond lover are only fit to be written on air, or on the swiftly passing stream.Catullus.

Those mouth-made vows which break themselves in swearing.-Shakespeare.

VULGARITY.-To endeavor to work upon the vulgar with fine sense is like attempting to hew blocks with a razor. -Pope.

Be true to your own highest convictions. Intimations from our own souls of something more perfect than others teach, if faithfully followed, give us a consciousness of spiritual force and progress never experienced by the vulgar of high life, or low life, who march as they are drilled to the step of their times.Channing.

The vulgarity of inanimate things requires time to get accustomed to; but living, breathing, bustling, plotting, planning, human vulgarity is a species of moral ipecacuanha enough to destroy any comfort.-Carlyle.

Disorder in a drawing-room is vulgar; in an antiquary's study, not; the black battle-stain on a soldier's face is not vulgar, but the dirty face of a housemaid is.-Ruskin.

Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. Shakespeare.


WAG.-A wag is in the last order even of pretenders to wit and humor.Generally he has his mind prepared to receive some occasion of merriment, but is of himself too empty to draw any out of his own thoughts, and therefore he laughs at the next thing he meets, not because it is ridiculous, but because he is under the necessity of laughing.— Steele.

One of the most silly and contemptible of men is the professed wag, whose great aim in life is to raise a laugh which might better be against himself than at his ill-timed jokes.

WAGERS.-Fools for arguments use wagers.-Butler.

Most men, until by losing rendered sager, will back their opinions by a wager.-Byron.

WAITING.-They also serve who only stand and wait.-Milton.

Wayworn, pressed with toils and strife, we are waiting, hoping, watching, praying, till we reach the gates of life.-Ray Palmer.

Beautiful is the activity that works for good, and the stillness that waits for good; blessed the self-sacrifice of the one, and the self-forgetfulness of the other.-R. Collyer.

It is the slowest pulsation which is the most vital. The hero will then know how to wait as well as to make haste. All good abides with him who waiteth wisely.-Thoreau.

WALKING.-The art of walking is at once suggestive of the dignity of man. -Progressive motion alone implies power, but in almost every other instance it seems a power gained at the expense of self-possession.-Tuckerman.

If you are for a merry jaunt I will try for once who can foot it farthest.Dryden.

The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy.— The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose. -The wandering man knows of certain ancients, far gone in years, who have staved off infirmities and dissolution by earnest walking-hale fellows, close upon ninety, but brisk as boys.-Dickens.

WANTS. It is not from nature, but

from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived.-Fielding.

We are ruined, not by what we really want, but by what we think we do; therefore, never go abroad in search of your wants: for if they be real wants they will come in search of you. He that buys what he does not want, will soon want what he cannot buy.—Colton.

Hundreds would never have known want if they had not at first known waste. Spurgeon.

I do not understand those to be poor and in want, who are vagabonds and beggars, but such as are old and cannot travel, such poor widows and fatherless children as are ordered to be relieved, and the poor tenants that travail to pay their rents and are driven to poverty by mischance, and not by riot or careless expenses; on such have thou compassion, and God will bless thee for it.Sir W. Raleigh.

Wants awaken intellect. To gratify them disciplines intellect. The keener the want, the lustier the growth.Wendell Phillips.

Great wants proceed from great wealth, but they are undutiful children, for they sink wealth down to povertyHome.

The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods.-Socrates.

The wants of women are an unknown quantity.-A. Rhodes.

Of all the enemies of idleness, want is the most formidable. Want always struggles against idleness; but want herself is often overcome, and every hour shows some who had rather live in ease than in plenty.-Johnson.

How few are our real wants!-How easy it is to satisfy them!-Our imaginary ones are boundless and insatiable.

He can feel no little wants who is in pursuit of grandeur.-Lavater.

To men pressed by their wants all change is ever welcome.-Ben Jonson.

If any one say that he has seen a just man in want of bread, I answer that it was in some place where there was no other just man.-S. Clement.

The relief that is afforded to mere want, as want, tends to increase that want.-Whately.

Choose rather to want less, than to have more.-Thomas à Kempis.

Human life is a constant want and ought to be a constant prayer.-S. Osgood.

Every one is poorer in proportion as he has more wants, and counts not what he has, but wishes only for what he has not.-Manilius.

The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes. -Swift.

WAR.-War! that mad game the world so loves to play.-Swift.

He who makes war his profession cannot be otherwise than vicious.-War makes thieves, and peace brings them to the gallows.-Machiavelli.

There never was a good war, or a bad peace.-Franklin.

When wars do come, they fall upon the many, the producing class, who are the sufferers.-U. S. Grant.

A great war leaves the country with three armies-an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.-German Proverb.

If war has its chivalry and its pageantry, it has also its hideousness and its demoniac woe. Bullets respect not beauty. They tear out the eye, and shatter the jaw, and rend the cheek.J. S. C. Abbott.

The practices of war are so hateful to God, that were not his mercies infinite, it were in vain for those of that profession to hope for any portion of them. -Sir W. Raleigh.

War is the business of barbarians.Napoleon.

Men who have nice notions of religion have no business to be soldiers.-Wellington.

War is a profession by which a man cannot live honorably; an employment by which the soldier, if he would reap any profit, is obliged to be false, rapacious, and cruel.-Machiavelli.

I am of opinion that, unless you could bray Christianity in a mortar, and mould it into a new paste, there is no possibility of a holy war.-Bacon.

All the talk of history is of nothing almost but fighting and killing, and the

honor and renown which are bestowed on conquerors, who, for the most part, are mere butchers of mankind, mislead growing youth, who, by these means. come to think slaughter the most laudable business of mankind, and the most heroic of virtues.-Locke.

The greatest curse that can be entailed on mankind is a state of war. All the atrocious crimes committed in years of peace, all that is spent in peace by the secret corruptions, or by the thoughtless extravagance of nations, are mere trifles compared with the gigantic evils which stalk over this world in a state of war. God is forgotten in war; every principle of of Christianity trampled upon.-Sydney Smith.


War is nothing less than a temporary repeal of the principles of virtue. It is a system out of which almost all the virtues are excluded, and in which nearly all the vices are included.-Robert Hall.

The chief evil of war is more evil. War is the concentration of all human crimes. Here is its distinguishing, accursed brand. Under its standard gather violence, malignity, rage, fraud, perfidy, rapacity, and lust. If it only slew man, it would do little. It turns man into a beast of prey-Channing.

Who has ever told the evils and the curses and the crimes of war? Who can describe the horrors of the carnage of battle? Who can portray the fiendish passions which reign there! If there is anything in which earth, more than any other, resembles hell, it is its wars.Albert Barnes.

We cannot make a more lively representation and emblem to ourselves of hell, than by the view of a kingdom in war.-Clarendon.

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses. -Jefferson.

Of all the evils to public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes. And armies, and debts, and taxes, are the known instruments for bringing the many under the dominion of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the executive is extended; its influence

in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds are added to those of subduing the force of the people! No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.-Madi


Take my word for it, if you had seen but one day of war, you would pray to Almighty God, that you might never see such a thing again.-Wellington.

Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it except as a means of peace.-U. S. Grant.

Great warriors, like great earthquakes, are principally remembered for the mischief they have done.-Bovee.

Rash, fruitless war, from wanton glory waged, is only splendid murder.-Thom


A wise ruler would rather preserve peace than gain a victory; because he knows that even the most successful war leaves nations generally more poor, and always more profligate, than it found them. There are real evils that cannot be brought into a list of indemnities, and the demoralizing influence of war is not amongst the least of them.-Colton.

The next dreadful thing to a battle lost is a battle won.-Wellington.

War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.Colton.

The feast of vultures, and the waste of life.-Byron.

I abhor bloodshed, and every species of terror erected into a system, as remedies equally ferocious, unjust, and inefficacious against evils that can only be cured by the diffusion of liberal ideas. -Mazzini.

As long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of exalted characters.-Gibbon.

War suspends the rules of moral obligation, and what is long suspended is in danger of being totally abrogated. Civil wars strike deepest of all into the manners of the people. They vitiate their politics; they corrupt their morals; they pervert even the natural taste and relish of equity and justice. By teach

ing us to consider our fellow-creatures in an hostile light, the whole body of our nation becomes gradually less dear to us. The very names of affection and kindred, which were the bond of charity whilst we agreed, become new incentives to hatred and rage, when the communion of our country is dissolved.—Burke.

War is the sink of all injustice.-Fielding.

Wars are to the body politic what drams are to the individual. There are times when they may prevent a sudden death, but if frequently resorted to, or long persisted in, they heighten the energies only to hasten dissolution.Colton.

Civil wars leave nothing but tombsLamartine.

The fate of war is to be exalted in the morning, and low enough at night! There is but one step from triumph to ruin.-Napoleon.

Woe to the man that first did teach the cursed steel to bite in his own flesh, and make way to the living spirit.Spenser.

Even in war, moral power is to physical as three parts out of fourNapoleon.

Let the gulied fool the toils of war pursue, where bleed the many to enrich the few-Shenstone.

In disarming Peter, Christ disarmed every soldier.-Tertullian.

The little thefts and petty mischiefs are interrupted by the laws; yet if a mischief become public and great, acted by princes, and effected by armies, and robberies be done by whole fleets, it is virtue, it is glory-Jeremy Taylor.

Give me the money that has been spent in war, and I will purchase every foot of land upon the globe. I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens would be proud. I will build a school-house on every hillside and in every valley over the whole earth; I will build an academy in every town, and endow it; a college in every State, and fill it with able professors. I will crown every hill with a place of worship, consecrated to the promulgation of the Gospel of peace; I will support in every pulpit an able teacher of righteousness, so that on every Sabbath the chime on one hill should an

swer to the chime on another round the earth's wide circumference; and the voice of prayer, and the song of praise, should ascend like a universal holocaust to heaven.-Henry Richard.

War is a game, which, were their subjects wise, kings would not play at.Cowper.

The patriot should never speak of war, but as the ruin of nations; the philanthropist, but as the ruin of men; the Christian, but as in utter and irreconcilable conflict with the principles and teachings of the Prince of Peace; and all, with honor and loathing, as the very spirit of a darker world, seeking to anticipate perdition in this.-Tryon Edwards.

Cannon and fire-arms are cruel and damnable machines. I believe them to have been the direct suggestion of the Devil. Against the flying ball no valor avails; the soldier is dead ere he sees the means of his destruction. If Adam had seen in a vision the horrible instruments his children were to invent, he would have died of grief.-Luther.

Even in a righteous cause force is a fearful thing; God only helps when man can help no more.-Schiller.

The foolish part of mankind will make wars from time to time with each other, not having sense enough otherwise to settle their difficulties.

Every war involves a greater or less relapse into barbarism. War, indeed, in its details, is the essence of inhumanity. It dehumanizes. It may save the state, but it destroys the citizen.-Bovee.

War is the most reckless and prodigal waster of time, property, life, of the happiness of families, and the prosperity of nations, the world has ever known. It is the destroyer of commerce, the hotbed of vice, the nursery of intemperance, the school of profaneness, the violator of the Sabbath, the promoter of cruelty, the pander of lust, the ruin of morality, the despiser of the decalogue, the contemner of God, the wholesale butcher of men, the antagonist of the Gospel, the grief of angels, the joy of devils! It has done more to make the world one vast Golgotha, to unpeople earth and people hell, than any other form of sin under which earth has ever groaned and suffered, and over which angels ever wept.

War ought never to be accepted, until it is forced upon us by the hand of necessity-Sir P. Sidney.

If Europe shall ever be ruined it will be by its warriors.-Montesquieu.

War is one of the greatest plagues that can afflict humanity; it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge, in fact, is preferable to it. Famine and pestilence become as nothing in comparison with it. Pestilence is the least evil of the three, and therefore David chose it, willing rather to fall into the hands of God than into those of pitiless man.-Luther.

Mad wars destroy in one year the works of many years of peace.—Franklin.

War is honorable in those who do their native rights maintain; in those whose swords an iron barrier are between the lawless spoiler and the weak: but is in those who draw the offensive blade for added power or gain, sordid and despicable as meanest office of the worldly churl.-Joanna Baillie.

One to destroy is murder by the law; to murder thousands takes a specious name and gives immortal fame.-Young.

The arms are fair, when the intent of bearing them is just.-Shakespeare.

No person can draw in its true colors the portrait of war. It is all extreme, all horrible, all devilish. It is a sight sufficiently odious and repulsive, to see two men quarrel and fight, even without any intention of killing; but when thousands, on each side, meet for the known purpose of killing each other to see them, by thousands, dashed in pieces by cannon-balls and grape-shot, pierced by musket-bullets, cut down by swords, transfixed by bayonets, crushed by carriages, and trampled by horses-to hear their groans and cries, their curses and execrations to see them rushing on with fury, or retreating with precipitation and despair-presents a scene which cannot be reached by tongue, pen, or pencil.Whelpley.

O war! thou son of hell, whom angry heavens do make their minister, to throw hot coals of vengeance.-Shakespeare.

War will never yield but to the principles of universal justice and love, and these have no sure root but in the religion of Jesus Christ.-Channing.

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