Isaac Watts

1674 - 1748

A Quote by Isaac Watts on agreement, birds, children, family, and shame

Birds in their little nests agree; And 'tis a shameful sight When children of one family Fall out, and chide, and fight.

Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748)

Source: Song xvii.

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A Quote by Isaac Watts on books, play, and work

In books, or work, or healthful play.

Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748)

Source: Divine Songs. Song xx.

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A Quote by Isaac Watts on sacrifice

A flower, when offered in the bud, Is no vain sacrifice.

Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748)

Source: Song xii.

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A Quote by Isaac Watts

Hark! from the tombs a doleful sound.

Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748)

Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Book ii. Hymn 63.

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A Quote by Isaac Watts on certainty and contentment

Do not expect to arrive at certainty in every subject which you pursue. There are a hundred things wherein we mortals . . . must be content with probability, where our best light and reasoning will reach no farther.

Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748)

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A Quote by Isaac Watts on circumstances and time

Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly, with mere appearances; but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your profession.

Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748)

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A Quote by Isaac Watts on anger and children

But, children, you should never let Such angry passions rise; Your little hands were never made To tear each other's eyes.

Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748)

Source: Song xvi.

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A Quote by Isaac Watts on anger, devil, divinity, practice, resentment, and temper

To be angry about trifles is mean and childish; to rage and be furious is brutish; and to maintain perpetual wrath is akin to the practice and temper of devils; but to prevent and suppress rising resentment is wise and glorious, is manly and divine.

Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748)

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A Quote by Isaac Watts

We shall be strong to run the race, And climb the upper sky.

Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748)

Source: Spiritual Hymns, xxiv.

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A Quote by Isaac Watts on day and improvement

How doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every opening flower!

Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748)

Source: Divine Songs. Song xx.

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