A Quote by Saint John Chrysostom on boasts, books, and knowledge

I hear no one boast, that he hath a knowledge of the Scriptures, but that he owneth a Bible written in golden characters. And tell me then, what profiteth this? The Holy Scriptures were not given to us that we should enclose them in books, but that we should engrave them upon our hearts.

Saint John Chrysostom (c.345 - 407)

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A Quote by Robert Browning on boasts, god, love, soul, women, and world

God be thanked, the meanest of his creatures Boasts two soul-sides,-one to face the world with, One to show a woman when he loves her!

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

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A Quote by Robert Browning on boasts, deed, rest, and songs

We shall march prospering,-not thro' his presence; Songs may inspirit us,-not from his lyre; Deeds will be done,-while he boasts his quiescence, Still bidding crouch whom the rest bade aspire.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on boasts


We boast our emancipation from many superstitions; but if we have broken any idols, it is through a transfer of idolatry.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on boasts, country, home, and patriotism

Such is the patriot's boast, where'er we roam,- His first, best country ever is at home.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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A Quote by Matthew Henry on boasts, church, and god

It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.

Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714)

Source: Commentaries. Jeremiah vii.

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on boasts and needs

We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on achievement, boasts, and glory

Achieve results, But never glory in them. Achieve results, But never boast. Achieve results, But never be proud. Achieve results, Because this is the natural way.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Tao Te Ching, (30)

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A Quote by John Dryden on boasts, death, journeys, joy, life, mind, sincerity, and world

Since every man who lives is born to die, And none can boast sincere felicity, With equal mind, what happens, let us bear, Nor joy nor grieve too much for things beyond our care. Like pilgrims to the' appointed place we tend; The world's an inn, and death the journey's end.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Palamon and Arcite

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A Quote by Jane Austen on boasts and vanity

I think I may boast myself to be, with all possible vanity, the most unlearned and uninformed female who ever dared to be an authoress.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: To a hostile crowd that mistook her for the Catholic Duchess of Portland.

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