Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

William Beveridge

English Divine, Bishop of St. Asaph

"If the way of heaven be narrow, it is not long; and if the gate be straight, it opens into endless life."

"It calls in my spirits, composes my thoughts, delights my ear, recreates my mind, and so not only fits me for after business, but fills my heart, at the present, with pure and useful thoughts; so that when the music sounds the sweetliest in my ears, truth commonly flows the clearest into my mind."

"A cockle-fish may as soon crowd the ocean into its narrow shell, as vain man ever comprehend the decrees of God."