Hugh Blair was a Scottish theologian who was born in 1718. He was a professor of rhetoric and belles-lettres at the University of Edinburgh, and was a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. He is best known for his works on rhetoric, sermons, and his edition of The Works of the English Poets.
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Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties.— Hugh Blair
What can you learn from Hugh Blair (Life Lessons)
Hugh Blair's work is an important reminder of the power of education and the importance of understanding the complexities of human nature. He emphasized the importance of developing one's own moral compass and of seeking truth through critical thinking. His work also serves as an example of how to use language to communicate complex ideas in an accessible way.
The most controversy Hugh Blair quotes that will activate your desire to change
Following is a list of the best Hugh Blair quotes, including various Hugh Blair inspirational quotes, and other famous sayings by Hugh Blair.
Gentleness corrects whatever is offensive in our manner.
The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible.
It is pride which fills the world with so much harshness and severity.
We are rigorous to offenses as if we had never offended.
What ever purifies the heart also fortifies it.
Human ability is an unequal match for the violent and unforeseen vicissitudes of the world.
Those who are learning to compose and arrange their sentences with accuracy and order are learning, at the same time, to think with accuracy and order.
Nothing leads more directly to the breach of charity, and to the injury and molestation of our fellow-creatures, than the indulgence of an ill temper.
To exult over the miseries of an unhappy creature is inhuman.
Religious instruction. quotes by Hugh Blair
Taste consists in the power of judging; genius in the power of executing.
Worry not about the possible troubles of the future;
for if they come, you are but anticipating and adding to their weight; and if they do not come, your worry is useless; and in either case it is weak and in vain, and a distrust of God's providence.
Fretfulness of temper will generally characterize those who are negligent of order.
Nothing, except what flows from the heart, can render even external manners truly pleasing.
In the eye of that Supreme Being to whom our whole internal frame is uncovered, dispositions hold the place of actions.
We ought never to sport with pain and distress in any of our amusements, or treat even the meanest insect with wanton cruelty.
If you delay till to-morrow what ought to be done to-day, you overcharge the morrow with a burden which belongs not to it. You load the wheels of time, and prevent it from carrying you along smoothly. He who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows out the plan, carries on a thread which will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life. The orderly arrangement of his time is like a ray of light which darts itself through all his affairs. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidents, all things lie huddled together in one chaos, which admits neither of distribution nor review.
Only mediocrity of enjoyment is allowed to man.
As the primary end of History is to record truth, impartiality, fidelity and accuracy are the fundamental qualities of an Historian.
True gentleness is founded on a sense of what we owe to him who made us and to the common nature which we all share. It arises from reflection on our own failings and wants, and from just views of the condition and duty of man. It is native feeling heightened and improved by principle.
The spirit of true religion breathes gentleness and affability;
it gives a native, unaffected ease to the behavior; it is social, kind, cheerful; far removed from the cloudy and illiberal disposition which clouds the brow, sharpens the temper, and dejects the spirit.