A Quote by Juan Mascaro on army, brothers, companions, despair, fatherhood, friendship, grief, heart, sons, and wives

Then Arjuma saw in both armies fathers, grandfathers, sons, grandsons; fathers of wives, uncles, masters; brothers companions and friends. . . . When Arjuna thus saw his kinsmen face to face in both lines of battle, he was overcome by grief and despair and thus he spoke with a sinking heart.

Juan Mascaro

Source: Translated from sanskrit of The Bhaghavad Gita

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on brothers, caution, elderly, experience, friendship, genius, hope, life, perseverance, success, and wishes

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by John Taylor on brothers, children, companions, friendship, god, good, husbands, kindness, relatives, sister, and wives

It is true, we do not like to lose a good, kind companion, a wife, a husband, a child, a brother, a sister, or any of our near and dear friends or relatives; but we have to do it, and it is right and proper that we should. They go a little before us; when we get there they will receive and welcome us and say, "God bless you, you have come at last." That is the way I look at it. I ex pect to strike hands and embrace my friends who have gone before.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

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A Quote by John Milton on brothers and chastity

'T is chastity, my brother, chastity: She that has that is clad in complete steel.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus. Line 420.

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A Quote by John Hall on brothers, courage, day, discontent, god, heart, hope, kindness, time, and work

Is anybody happier because you passed his way? Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today? The day is almost over, and its toiling time is through. Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you? Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that's slipping fast, That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed? Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said; Does the man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead? Did you waste the day, or lose it? Was it well or sorely spent? Did you leave a trail of kindness, or a scar of discontent? As you close your eyes in slumber, do You that that GOD will say, "You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?"

John Hall

Source: At Days End

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A Quote by Janwillem van de Wetering on anger, brothers, family, fear, freedom, joy, laughter, losing, and possessions

You are eight years old. It is Sunday evening. You are granted an extra hour before bed. The family is playing monopoly. You have been told that you are big enough to join them. You lose. You are losing continuously. Your stomach cramps with fear. Nearly all your possessions are gone. Your brothers are snatching all the houses from your streets. The last street is being sold. You have to give in. You have lost. And suddenly, you know that it is only a game. You jump with joy and you knock the big lamp over. It falls on the floor and drags the teapot with it. The others are angry with you, but you laugh when you go upstairs. You know you are nothing. And you know that not-to-be and not-to-have give an immeasurable freedom.

Janwillem van de Wetering

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A Quote by James P. De Wolfe, D.D. on brothers, christianity, existence, love, suffering, tragedy, unity, and world

Some morning it is likely that the headlines of the world will scream forth the news that New York has been bombed. As tragic as this will be, it will nevertheless accomplish the deep unity that Christians should have. It is a sad commentary that our brotherhood, which exists by Christian love, is only truly cemented by Christian suffering.

James P. De Wolfe

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A Quote by Ina Coolbrith on art, brothers, darkness, dawn, earth, faith, force, god, gold, heart, love, nations, peace, spirit, struggle, and world

Millennium The night falls, heavy with the coming storm! Far out, the ocean frets against the bar, And the cloud-legions, gathering force and form Shut, with closed ranks, all gleam of moon or star. Tempestuous darkness! and unto the dawn, Long hours. Ah! with the passing will there be The gold and crimson by the sun-rays drawn, Or tempest still, and moaning of the sea? The world is heavy with the coming storm! No nation wars with nation, race with race, But where the love-pulse should beat quick and warm, Lo! brother against brother, face to face. Abel unto the god of blood gives blood, Who heeds not the fair fruitage of the land, And wrong and rage, of viper-nests the brood, Arm Cain with flaming heart and flaming brand. Where is the peace that should with thee abide O Earth? Art still beneath the primal ban, Availing naught the Holy Crucified? No faith in God because no faith in man! Thy helpless idols help thee not-Awake! Arise, and let thy weary burden fall! Captive, the fetters of the ages break, And, thrall to Mammon, be no longer thrall. O Spirit of the Holy One, from where On high Thou dwellest, lend Thy loving will To quell these battle-giants of the air, And to the warring waters speak, "Be still." Or if from darkness, only, springs the light, And but from struggle blessed peace is born, Loose till the awful thunders of Thy might- And hail, the night! that heralds the glad morn.

Ina Coolbrith (1842 - 1928)

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A Quote by Hugh W. Pinnock on brothers, children, forgiveness, heroism, home, justice, love, parenthood, problems, sister, and success

A successful home is based on the love and helpfulness of children just as it is based on loving parents handling their responsibilities. ... Be eager to forgive when problems arise at home. Help with your younger brothers and sisters when needed. You are their hero.

Hugh W. Pinnock (1934 - 2000)

Source: Friend December, 1993, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Hugh B. Brown on birds, brothers, day, faith, fear, goals, god, good, heart, humor, intelligence, jokes, laughter, life, men, needs, optimism, people, pessimism, relationships, sense of humor, skepticism, soul, tolerance, and women

A sense of relationship and copartnership with God involves the concept of universal brotherhood and that will help to develop intelligent tolerance, open-mindedness, and good-natured optimism. Life is really a battle between fear and faith, pessimism and optimism. Fear and pessimism paralyze men with skepticism and futility. One must have a sense of humor to be an optimist in times like these. And you young women will need a sense of humor if you marry these young men and try to live with them. Golden Kimball once said in a conference, "The Lord Himself must like a joke or he wouldn't have made some of you people." But your good humor must be real, not simulated. Let your smiles come from the heart and they will become contagious. You may see men on the street any day whose laugh is only a frozen grin with nothing in it but teeth. Men without humor tend to forget their source, lose sight of their goal, and with no lubrication in their mental crankshafts, they must drop out of the race. Lincoln said, "Good humor is the oxygen of the soul." And someone paraphrased, "The surly bird catches the germ."

Hugh B. Brown (1883 - 1975)

Source: The Abundant Life, p. 50.

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