Great Throughts Treasury

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William Ellery Channing

A religion giving dark views of God, and infusing superstitious fear of innocent enjoyment, instead of aiding sober habits, will, by making men abject and sad, impair their moral force and prepare them for intemperance as a refuge from depression or despair.

Character | Depression | Despair | Enjoyment | Fear | Force | Giving | God | Intemperance | Men | Religion | Will |

Richard Chenevix, fully Richard Chenevix Trench, Archbishop of Dublin

The lessons of adversity are often the most benignant when they seem the most severe. The depression of vanity sometimes ennobles the feeling. The mind which does not wholly sink under misfortune rises above it more lofty than before, and is strengthened by affliction.

Adversity | Affliction | Character | Depression | Mind | Misfortune | Misfortune |

Tyron Edwards

Right actions for the future are the best explanations or apologies for wrong ones in the past; the best evidence of regret for them that we can offer, or the world receive.

Character | Evidence | Future | Past | Receive | Regret | Right | World | Wrong |

Madame Deluzy, Luzy Dorothee

Some people regret that they have poor memories. Alas! it is much more difficult to forget.

Character | People | Regret |

François Fénelon, fully Francois de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon

Time is given us that we may take care for eternity; and eternity will not be too long to regret the loss of our time if we have misspent it.

Care | Character | Eternity | Regret | Time | Will | Loss |

L. Ron Hubbard, fully Lafayette Ron Hubbard

Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.

Character | Life | Life | Regret | Tomorrow |

Ludovico Ariosto

I regret not death. I am going to meet my friends in another world.

Death | Regret | Wisdom | World | Friends |

Harvey A. Blodgett

Thrift is not, as many suppose, a self repression. It is self expression, the demonstration of a will and ability to raise one's self to a higher plane of living. No depression was ever caused by people having too much money in reserve. No human being ever became a social drifter through the practice of sensible thrift.

Ability | Depression | Money | People | Practice | Reserve | Self | Thrift | Will | Wisdom |

Ludwig Börne, fully Karl Ludwig Börne

To regret nothing is the beginning of all wisdom.

Beginning | Nothing | Regret | Wisdom |

Edgar Cayce, known as the "Sleeping Prophet"

The alternative to recalling and interpreting dreams is not always pleasant. Individuals cannot expect to drift forever. If they do not puzzle out their identity, and the direction of their lives by the aid of their dreams, then they may be brought, by the relentless action of their own pent-up souls, into some crisis which requires that they come to terms with themselves. It may be a medical crisis. It may be the end of a marriage or of a job. It may be depression or withdrawal.

Action | Aid | Depression | Dreams | Marriage | Wisdom | Crisis |

William Benton Clulow

Man often acquires must so much knowledge as to discover his ignorance, and attains so much experience as to regret his follies, and then dies.

Experience | Ignorance | Knowledge | Man | Regret | Wisdom |

Tyron Edwards

Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past - the best evidence of regret for them that we can offer, or the world receives.

Evidence | Future | Past | Regret | Right | Wisdom | World | Wrong |

Herbert Hoover, fully Herbert Clark Hoover

Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body, the producers and consumers themselves.

Action | Body | Depression | Wisdom |

Nicolas Le Letourneux

Be avaricious of time; do not give any moment without receiving it in value; only allow hours to go from you with as much regret as you give to your gold; do not allow a single day to pass without increasing the treasure of your knowledge and virtue.

Day | Gold | Knowledge | Regret | Time | Virtue | Virtue | Wisdom |

Paramananda, fully Swami Paramananda, born Suresh Chandra Guha-Thakurta NULL

One cannot have faith without optimism. Faith and hope are inseparable. Depression is a great obstacle in the spiritual life and we must strive to conquer it... Cheerfulness is one of the essential spiritual qualities we must guard ourselves against dejection, self-denunciation, or even feeling a little down-hearted... Dejection invariably distorts our vision - it magnifies our troubles.

Cheerfulness | Dejection | Depression | Faith | Hope | Life | Life | Little | Optimism | Qualities | Self | Troubles | Vision | Wisdom | Obstacle |

Samuel Rogers

Almost all men are over-anxious. No sooner do they enter the world than they lose that taste fore natural and simple pleasures so remarkable in early life. Every hour do they ask themselves what progress they have made in the pursuit of wealth or honor; and on they go as their fathers went before them, till, weary and sick at heart, they look back with a sigh of regret to the golden time of their childhood.

Childhood | Heart | Honor | Life | Life | Men | Progress | Regret | Taste | Time | Wealth | Wisdom | World |

Melvin Tolson, fully Melvin Beaunorus Tolson

It required the Great Depression to open the eyes of the American people to the economic, cultural, social, political, and spiritual values inherent in a great democracy. For this I am thankful. As a distinctly finite being, man learns only through tragic experiences. Progress and Pain are Siamese twins.

Democracy | Depression | Man | Pain | People | Progress | Wisdom |