Robert Blair

1699 - 1746

A Quote by Robert Blair on death, pleasure, possessions, and world

How shocking must thy summons be, O death, to him that is at ease in his possessions! who, counting on long years of pleasure here, is quite unfurnished for the world to come.

Robert Blair (1699 - 1746)

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A Quote by Robert Blair on courage

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Whistling aloud to bear his courage up.

Robert Blair (1699 - 1746)

Source: The Grave, line 58, (1743)

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A Quote by Robert Blair on consequences, correction, discipline, fortune, heart, knowledge, mind, principles, and virtue

That discipline which corrects the eagerness of worldly passions, which fortifies the heart with virtuous principles, which enlightens the mind with useful knowledge, and furnishes to it matter of enjoyment from within itself, is of more consequence to real felicity than all the provisions which we can make of the goods of fortune.

Robert Blair (1699 - 1746)

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A Quote by Robert Blair on angels and good

The good he scorn'd Stalk'd off reluctant, like an ill-us'd ghost, Not to return; or if it did, its visits Like those of angels, short, and far between.

Robert Blair (1699 - 1746)

Source: The Grave, line 586, (1743)

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A Quote by Robert Blair on body, good, improvement, labor, mind, and pleasure

Industry is not only the instrument of improvement, but the foundation of pleasure. He who is a stranger to it may possess, but cannot enjoy, for it is labor only which gives relish to pleasure. It is the indispensable condition of possessing a sound mind in a sound body, and it is the appointed vehicle of every good to man.

Robert Blair (1699 - 1746)

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A Quote by Robert Blair on action, genius, and nature

Action, so to speak, is the genius of nature.

Robert Blair (1699 - 1746)

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