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GRUMBLING.-Every one may see daily instances of people who complain from the mere habit of complaining.Graves.

There is an unfortunate disposition in man to attend much more to the faults of his companions that offend him, than to their perfections which please him.— Greville.

Just as you are pleased at finding faults, you are displeased at finding perfections.-Lavater.

Grumblers are commonly an idle set. -Having no disposition to work themselves, they spend their time in whining and complaining both about their own affairs and those of their neighbors.

Those who complain most are most to be complained of.-M. Henry.

There is a very large and very knowing class of misanthropes who rejoice in the name of grumblers, persons who are so sure that the world is going to ruin that they resent every attempt to comfort them as an insult to their sagacity, and accordingly seek their chief consolation in being inconsolable, and their chief pleasure in being displeased.-E. P. Whipple.

I pity the man who can travel from Dan to Beersheba, and cry it is all barren.-Sterne.

Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.-Fénelon.

GUESTS. True friendship's laws are by this rule expressed: welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.-Pope.

Be bright and jovial among your guests to-night.-Shakespeare.

The first day, a guest; the second, a burden; the third, a pest.-Laboulaye. Unbidden guests are often welcomest when they are gone.-Shakespeare.

Let the one you would welcome to your hospitality, be one you can welcome to your respect and esteem, if not to your personal friendship.

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He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.— Pascal.

If we acknowledge God in all our ways, he has promised safely to direct our steps, and in our experience we shall find the promise fulfilled.-Payson.


Guilt is the very nerve of sorrow.Horace Bushnell.

God hath yoked to guilt, her pale tormentor, misery.-Bryant.

Let no man trust the first false step of guilt it hangs upon a precipice, whose steep descent in lost perdition ends.Young.

Adversity, how blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt.-Blair.

The mind of guilt is full of scorpions. -Shakespeare.

It is the inevitable end of guilt that it places its own punishment on a chance which is sure to occur.-L. E. Landon.

From the body of one guilty deed a thousand ghostly fears and haunting thoughts proceed.-Wordsworth.

Better it were, that all the miseries which nature owns were ours at once, than guilt.-Shakespeare.

To what deep gulfs a single deviation from the track of human duties leads.Byron.

He who is conscious of secret and dark designs, which, if known, would blast him, is perpetually shrinking and dodging from public observation, and is afraid of all around, and much more of all above him.-W. Wirt.

The guilty mind debases the great image that it wears, and levels us with brutes.-Havard.

They whose guilt within their bosom lies, imagine every eye beholds their blame. Shakespeare.

Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.South.

The guilt that feels not its own shame is wholly incurable.-It was the redeeming promise in the fault of Adam, that

with the commission of his crime came the sense of his nakedness.-Simms.

Though it sleep long, the venom of great guilt, when death, or danger, or detection comes, will bite the spirit fiercely-Shakespeare.

Guilt once harbored in the conscious breast, intimidates the brave, degrades the great.-Johnson.

Guilt is the source of sorrow, the avenging fiend, that follows us behind with whips and stings.-Rowe.

The guilt being great, the fear doth still exceed.-Shakespeare.

The greatest incitement to guilt is the hope of sinning with impunity.-Cicero.

Guiltiness will speak though tongues were out of use.—Shakespeare.

Oh, that pang, where more than madness lies, the worm that will not sleep, and never dies.-Byron.

Oh, what a state is guilt! how wild, how wretched, when apprehension can form nought but fears, and we distrust security itself.-Havard.

The consequences of our crimes long survive their commission, and, like the ghosts of the murdered, forever haunt the steps of the malefactor.-Walter Scott.

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer.-Shakespeare.

Beside one deed of guilt, how blest is guileless woe!-Bulwer.

Let wickedness escape, as it may at the bar, it never fails of doing justice upon itself; for every guilty person is his own hangman.-Seneca.

Fraud and falsehood are his weak and treacherous allies, and he lurks trembling in the dark, dreading every ray of light, lest it should discover him, and give him up to shame and punishment. -Fielding.

They who engage in iniquitous designs miserably deceive themselves when they think they will go so far and no farther; one fault begets another; one crimę renders another necessary; and thus they are impelled continually downward into a depth of guilt, which at the commencement of their career they would have died rather than have incurred.Southey.

The sin lessens in the guilty one's estimation, only as the guilt increases.Schiller.

GYMNASTICS.-The exercise of all the muscles of the body in their due proportion is one great secret of health and comfort as well as of strength, and the full development of manly vigor.W. Hall.

Gymnastics open the chest, exercise the limbs, and give a man all the pleasure of boxing, without the blows. I could wish that learned men would lay out the time they employ in controversies and disputes about nothing, in this method of fighting with their own shadOWS. It might conduce very much to evaporate the spleen, which makes them uneasy to the public as well as to themselves.-Addison.


HABIT.-How use doth breed a habit in a man.-Shakespeare.

Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steadily gains in strength.-At first it may be but as the spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.-Tryon Edwards.

We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.

All habits gather, by unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.-Dryden.

Habit is a cable.-We weave a thread of it every day, and at last we cannot break it.-H. Mann.

If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing him.-Burke.

Habit is the deepest law of human nature.-Carlyle.

Habit is either the best of servants, or the worst of masters.-Emmons.

The habit of virtue cannot be formed in the closet; good habits are formed by acts of reason in a persevering struggle with temptation.-B. Gilpin.

In a majority of things habit is a greater plague than ever afflicted Egypt. -In religious character it is a grand felicity-John Foster.

Charity should be the habit of our estimates; kindness of our feelings; be

nevolence of our affections; cheerfulness of our social intercourse; generosity of our living; improvement of our progress; prayer of our desires; fidelity of our self-examination; being and doing good of our entire life.

When we have practised good actions awhile, they become easy; when they are easy, we take pleasure in them; when they please us, we do them frequently; and then, by frequency of act, they grow into a habit.-Tillotson.

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.-Johnson.

As character to be used for eternity must be formed in time and in good time, so good habits to be used for happiness in this life must be formed early; and then they will be a treasure to be desired in the house of the wise, and an oil of life in their dwellings.-G. B. Cheever.

We are all the time following the influences which will presently be our rulers; we are making our own destiny. We are choosing our habits, our associates, our traits, our homes. In time these acquire a power over us which enslaves our will, and from them we neither will nor can break loose.-H. L. Wayland.

Habits are to the soul what the veins and arteries are to the blood, the courses in which it moves.-Horace Bushnell.

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.-Augustine.

The phrases that men hear or repeat continually, end by becoming convictions and ossify the organs of intelligence. Goethe.

I trust everything, under God, ta habit, upon which, in all ages, the lawgiver as well as the schoolmaster has mainly placed his reliance; habit which makes everything easy, and casts all difficulties upon the deviation from the wonted course. Make sobriety a habit, and intemperance will be hateful and hard; make prudence a habit, and reckless profligacy will be as contrary to the nature of the child, grown to be an adult, as the most atrocious crimes are to any of your lordships. Give a child the habit of sacredly regarding the truth, of carefully respecting the property of others, of scrupulously abstaining from

all acts of improvidence which can involve him in distress, and he will just as likely think of rushing into an element in which he cannot breathe, as of lying, or cheating, or stealing.Brougham.

If we would know who is the most degraded and wretched of human beings, look for a man who has practised a vice so long that he curses it and yet clings to it; that he pursues it because he feels a great law of his nature driving him on toward it but reaching it, knows that it will gnaw his heart, and make him roll himself in the dust with anguish.

There are habits, not only of drinking, swearing, and lying, but of every modification of action, speech, and thought. Man is a bundle of habits; in a word, there is not a quality or function, either of body or mind, which does not feel the influence of this great law of animated nature.-Paley.

Habit, to which all of us are more or less slaves.-Fontaine.

In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry or idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.

Habits, though in their commencement like the filmy line of the spider, trembling at every breeze, may, in the end, prove as links of tempered steel, binding a deathless being to eternal felicity or woe.-Mrs. Sigourney.

There is one feature in the law of habit which is so important, so uniformly sure in its operation, and in some of its bearings so almost fearful, that it should be remembered by all.-It is this, that our power of passive sensation is weakened by the repetition of impressions; and that, just as certainly, our active propensities are strengthened by the repetition of actions.-Tryon Edwards.

Bad habits are as infectious by example as the plague itself is by contact.Fielding.

Habit is ten times nature.-Wellington.

A large part of Christian virtue consists in good habits.-Paley.

Habits are the petrefaction of feelings.-L. E. Landon.

Habits work more constantly and with greater force than reason, which, when we have most need of it, is seldom fairly consulted, and more rarely obeyed. -Locke.

Refrain to-night, and that shall lend a kind of easiness to the next abstinence; the next more easy; for use almost can change the stamp of nature, and either curb the devil or throw him out with wondrous potency.—Shakespeare.

Habit, if wisely and skillfully formed, becomes truly a second nature; but unskillfully and unmethodically directed, it will be as it were the ape of nature, which imitates nothing to the life, but only clumsily and awkwardly.-Bacon.

Habit with him was all the test of truth; "it must be right, I've done it from my youth."-Crabbe.

I must think forever: would an eternal train of my usual thoughts be either worthy of me or useful to me? I must feel forever: would an eternal reign of my present spirit and desires please or satisfy me? I must act forever: would an eternal course of my habitual conduct bring happiness, or even bear reflection?

Habits are soon assumed; but when we endeavor to strip them off, it is being flayed alive.-Cowper.

Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny. -G. D. Boardman.

Habit is the beneficent harness of routine which enables silly men to live respectably, and unhappy men to live calmly.-George Eliot.

Good habits are the best magistrates. Like flakes of snow that fall imperceptibly upon the earth, the seemingly unimportant events of life succeed one another. As the snow-flakes gather, so our habits are formed.-No single flake that is added to the pile produces a sensible change.-No single action creates, however it may exhibit a man's character. But as the tempest hurls the avalanche down the mountain and overwhelms the inhabitant and his habitation, so passion, acting on the elements of mischief which pernicious habits have brought together, may overthrow the edifice of truth and virtue.-Bentham.

The habits of time are the soul's dress

for eternity-Habit passes with its owner beyond this world into a world where destiny is determined by character, and character is the sum and expression of all preceding habit.-G. B. Cheever.

Long customs are not easily broken; he that attempts to change the course of his own life very often labors in vain. -Johnson.

Habit is the child of impulse.-There is in human life the period of impulse, when habit is nothing; and there is the period of habit, when impulse is nothing. Young persons are creatures of impulse; old persons are creatures of habit. Almost everything is impulse with a little child, and nothing can be called habit; almost everything is habit in the second childhood of old age, and there is very little that can be called impulse.-Impulse is habit in formation; habit is impulse fixed.-When habit is once formed, impulse is powerless against it. Indeed all impulse falls into it-It is like a deep and swift and resistless river, into which an opposing mountain current may pour with tremendous momentary shock and agitation, but with no effect whatever, save to increase the volume, rapidity, and fury of the tide, which is turned downward to the sea.G. B. Cheever.

HAIR. The hair is the richest ornament of women. Of old, virgins used to wear it loose, except when they were in mourning.-Luther.

Her head was bare, but for her native ornament of hair, which in a simple knot was tied; sweet negligence-unheeded bait of love.-Dryden.

Fair tresses man's imperial race ensnare, and beauty draws us with a single hair.-Pope.

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.-Bancroft.

How ill white hairs become a fool and jester!-Shakespeare.

Soft hair, on which light drops a diadem.-Massey.

Those curious locks, so aptly twined, whose every hair a soul doth bind.— Carew.

Beware of her fair locks, for when she

winds them round a young man's neck, she will not set him free again.-Goethe. Her sunny locks hang on her temples like a golden fleece.-Shakespeare.

The hairs of age are messengers which bid us to repent and pray.-Of death they are the harbingers that do prepare the way-Vaux.

Hair, 'tis the robe which curious nature weaves to hang upon the head, and to adorn our bodies.-When we were born, God doth bestow that garment.When we die, then like a soft and silken canopy it still is over us.-In spite of death, our hair grows in the grave, and that alone looks fresh, when all our other beauty is gone.-Decker.

HAND. I love a hand that meets my own with a grasp that causes some sensation.-F. S. Osgood.

Other parts of the body assist the speaker but the hands speak themselves. -By them we ask, promise, invoke, dismiss, threaten, entreat, deprecate.-By them we express fear, joy, grief, our doubts, assent, or penitence; we show moderation or profusion, and mark number and time. Quintilian.

The hand is the mind's only perfect vassal; and when, through age or illness, the connection between them is interrupted, there are few more affecting tokens of human decay.-Tuckerman. HAPPINESS. (See " OCCUPATION.") Happiness can be built only on virtue, and must of necessity have truth for its foundation.-Coleridge.

No man is happy who does not think himself so.-Marcus Antoninus.

Happiness is neither within us only, or without us; it is the union of ourselves with God.-Pasoal.

The world would be both better and brighter if we would dwell on the duty of happiness, as well as on the happiness of duty.-Sir J. Lubbock.

Happiness consists in being perfectly satisfied with what we have got and with what we haven't got.

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.Spurgeon.

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events

of life, than on the nature of those events themselves.-Humboldt.

Happiness is like manna; it is to be gathered in grains, and enjoyed every day. It will not keep; it cannot be accumulated; nor have we got to go out of ourselves or into remote places to gather it, since it has rained down from Heaven, at our very doors.

Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it; seek for duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine.-Tryon Edwards.

In vain do they talk of happiness who never subdued an impulse in obedience to a principle. He who never sacrificed a present to a future good, or a personal to a general one, can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors.Horace Mann.

Men of the noblest dispositions think themselves happiest when others share their happiness with them.-Jeremy Taylor.

All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.-Byron.

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally.-Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained.-Hawthorne.

If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.Montesquieu.

Happiness consists in the attainment of our desires, and in our having only right desires.-Augustine.

The strength and the happiness of a man consists in finding out the way in which God is going, and going in that way, too.-H. W. Beecher.

Few things are needful to make the wise man happy, but nothing satisfies the fool;-and this is the reason why so many of mankind are miserable.-Rochefoucauld.

What happiness is, the Bible alone shows clearly and certainly, and points

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