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|John Petit-Senn, 1792-1870 ~ Conceits and Caprices, 1869 Do not be too moral. |
You might cheat yourself out of much life. Aim high above morality. Be not simply
good; be good for something. ~ HenryDavidThoreau, 1817-1862 ~ Absolute ...
|Be not simply good — be good for something." In one matter he corrected Blake: "|
I have no designs on society — or nature — or God. I am simply what I am." This
letter and the next, written a short five weeks later, on May 2, reaffirm also his ...
|Just before she dies, Mary begs her family to “tell everyone to be good! ... 6 |
Twenty-five years later in How to Win, Willard aimed to spread this ambition to do
good to a new generation of young ... to “be not simply good, be good for
|However it be, it seems to me 'Tis only noble to be good : Kind hearts are more |
than coronets, And simple faith, than Norman blood. Learn the luxury of doing
good. Be not simply good ; be good for something. Good Breeding. As charity
|There is no good that does not cost a price. Rec. dist.: Kans. 30. To do good ... |
There is nothing so BAD in which there is not something good. / If you help the
EVIL, you ... Be not simply good; be good for something. Rec. dist.: Calif., Kans.,
|Dost thou love life ?" says Franklin, " then do not waste time, for that's the stuff 'tis |
made of." " Impossible " is a word only found in the dictionary of fools. —
Napoleon I. Be not simply good, be good for something. — .Jfiifon. He who aims
at the ...
|The fact that we have ideals and aspirations, and that we always feel better the |
more fully we follow them, indicates that it ... to follow it is a manifestation of
simply good everyday common sense. ... Be not simply good; be good for
|Thoreau puts the case well: “Be not simply good—be good for something.” If you |
are to be good for any thing, you must do something; with small qualification, we
may say with Matthews, “What a man does is the real test of what he is.” It was ...
|Look into the design of people's actions and see what they would be at, and to |
make this custom more significant practise it first upon yourself. — Marcus
Aurelius. Thurs. ... Be not simply good, but be good for something. — Thoreau.