A Quote by John Neville Figgis on character, christ, contempt, conventionality, faith, fatherhood, happiness, hatred, losing, love, men, past, religion, sentimentality, simplicity, and tears

Men have, for the most part, done with lamenting their lost faith. Sentimental tears over the happy, simple Christendom of their fathers are a thing of the past. They are proclaiming now their contempt for Christ's character, and their disgust at the very name of love. Scorn and hatred, difference and division, must be more than ever our lot, if we would be the followers of Christ in these days. Conventional religion and polite unbelief are gone forever.

John Neville Figgis

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A Quote by John Henry Cardinal Newman on age, dreams, ideas, principles, religion, and sentimentality

From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion; I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.

John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801 - 1890)

Source: Apologia pro Vita Sua & History of my religious opinions

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A Quote by Joan Gilbert on history, profit, and sentimentality

Every civilizing step in history has been ridiculed as 'sentimental', 'impractical', or 'womanish', etc., by those whose fun, profit or convenience was at stake.

Joan Gilbert (1931 -)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on emotion and sentimentality

Sentiment is intellectualized emotion,-emotion precipitated, as it were, in pretty crystals by the fancy.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.

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A Quote by James Keller on adversity, impatience, and sentimentality

Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: "It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on experience, health, life, reality, relaxation, sentimentality, and thought

Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry Clay on sentimentality

The gentleman [Josiah Quincy] cannot have forgotten his own sentiment, uttered even on the floor of this House, "Peaceably if we can, forcibly if we must."

Henry Clay (1777 - 1852)

Source: Speech, 1813.

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A Quote by Helen Rowland on action, conscience, love, sentimentality, and wine

What a man calls his "conscience" is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.

Helen Rowland (1876 - 1950)

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A Quote by H. R. Hawes on good, government, home, laws, people, and sentimentality

All good government must begin in the home. It is useless to make good laws for bad people. Public sentiment is more than law.

H. R. Hawes

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A Quote by H. G. Dwight on birds, impossibility, life, men, sentimentality, and yielding

And there were times when one yielded quite shamelessly to the sentimental. They were more likely to be times of crickets, I think, than of birds - when it was impossible not to feel, like another essence of the sunlight, the bittersweet of life that lingers about old houses, and places where men have died, and things that forgotten hands have touched.

H. G. Dwight

Source: Gardens and Gardening, Atlantic Monthly, 1912

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