J. G. Holland Quotes

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.

Joys divided are increased.

A mind grows by what it feeds on.

The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman’s heart.

Character lives in a man, reputation outside of him.

The moment that law is destroyed, liberty is lost, and men, left free to enter upon the domains of each other, destroy each other’s rights, and invade the field of each other’s liberty.

Blessed is that man who knows his own distaff and has found his own spindle.

Calmness is the cradle of power.

A young man rarely gets a better vision of himself than that which is reflected from a true woman’s eyes; for God himself sits behind them.

Artists are nearest God. Into their souls he breathes his life, and from their hands it comes in fair, articulate forms to bless the world.

Doubtless the world is wicked enough; but it will not be improved by the extension of a spirit which self-righteously sees more to reform outside of itself than in itself.

Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.

The secret of being loved is in being lovely; and the secret of being lovely is in being unselfish.

A fit of anger is as fatal to dignity as a dose of arsenic is to life.

If there be one attribute of the Deity which astonishes me more than another, it is the attribute of patience. The Great Soul that sits on the throne of the universe is not, never was, and never will be, in a hurry. In the realm of nature, every thing has been wrought out in the august consciousness of infinite leisure; and I bless God for that geology which gives me a key to the patience in which the creative process was effected.

He never said it would be easy, He just said He’d go with me.

The most beautiful sight this earth affords is a man or woman so filled with love that duty is only a name, and its performance the natural outflow and expression of the love which has become the central principle of their life.

A noble deed is a step towards heaven.

There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.

The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started.

Work and wait, work and wait is what God says to us in creation.

God give us men. The time demands strong minds, great hearts, true faith and willing hands.

The secret of man’s success resides in his insight into the moods of people, and his tact in dealing with them.

That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slow, endures.

Idleness is the sepulchre of a living man.