Joseph Hall citáty
Datum narození: 1. červenec 1574
Datum úmrtí: 8. září 1656
Joseph Hall byl anglický biskup a satirik.
Citáty Joseph Hall
„He is wealthy enough, that wanteth not: he is great enough, that is his own master: he is happy enough, that lives to die well.“
Three Centuries of Meditations and Vowes century III, LIX.
„There is many a rich stone laid up in the bowels of the earth, many a fair pearl laid up in the bosom of the sea, that never was seen, nor never shall be.“
Contemplations, Book VI, "The Veil of Moses". Compare: "Full many a gem of purest ray serene / The dark, unfathomed caves of ocean bear", Thomas Gray, Elegy, stanza 14.
Epistles, Decade III, epistle 2. Compare: "And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb./Our birth is nothing but our death begun", Edward Young, Night Thoughts, night v., line 718.
Christian Moderation, introduction.
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„How easy it is for men to be swollen with admiration of their own strength and glory, and to be lifted up so high as to lose sight both of the ground whence they rose, and the hand that advanced them.“
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 532.