The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.

— J. G. Holland

The most sensational J. G. Holland quotes that will activate your inner potential

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.

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God be thanked that there are some in the world to whose hearts the barnacles will not cling.

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A fit of anger is as fatal to dignity as a dose of arsenic is to life.

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A woman in love is a very poor judge of character.

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What is the little one thinking about? Very wonderful things, no doubt;

Unwritten history! Unfathomed mystery! Yet he laughs and cries, and eats and drinks, And chuckles and crows, and nods and winks, As if his head were as full of kinks And curious riddles as any sphinx!

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Character lives in a man, reputation outside of him.

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A young man rarely gets a better vision of himself than that which is reflected from a true woman's eyes; for God himself sits behind them.

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The secret of being loved is in being lovely; and the secret of being lovely is in being unselfish.

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God give us men. The time demands strong minds, great hearts, true faith and willing hands.

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Music was a thing of the soul — a rose-lipped shell that murmured of the eternal sea — a strange bird singing the songs of another shore.

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Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.

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The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started.

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About J. G. Holland

Quotes 142 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Novelist
Birthday October 16

The temple of art is built in words.

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The secret of man's success resides in his insight into the moods of people, and his tact in dealing with them.

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Doubtless the world is wicked enough;

but it will not be improved by the extension of a spirit which self-righteously sees more to reform outside of itself than in itself.

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The most beautiful sight this earth affords is a man or woman so filled with love that duty is only a name, and its performance the natural outflow and expression of the love which has become the central principle of their life.

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Geology gives us a key to the patience of God.

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There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.

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A fortune won in a day is lost in a day;

a fortune won slowly, and slowly compacted, seems to acquire from the hand that won it the property of endurance.

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That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slow, endures.

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The gentleman is solid mahogany; the fashionable man is only veneer.

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Idleness is the sepulchre of a living man.

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Labor is the instituted means for the methodical development of all our powers under the direction and control of the will.

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Scholarship, save by accident, is never the measure of a man's power.

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The fact is that sin is the most unmanly thing in God's world.

You never were made for sin and selfishness. You were made for love and obedience.

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There is a contemptibly quiet path for all those who are afraid of the blows and clamor of opposing forces. There is no honorable fighting for a man who is not ready to forget that he has a head to be battered and a name to be bespattered. Truth wants no champion who is not as ready to be struck as to strike for her.

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Humanity is constitutionally lazy.

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A noble deed is a step towards heaven.

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It is better to be a self-made man,--filled up according to God's original pattern,--than to be half a man, made after some other man's pattern.

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Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature.

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Who never walks save where he sees men's tracks makes no discoveries.

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Of all the scamps society knows, the traditional good fellow is the most despicable.

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God gave every man individuality of constitution, and a chance for achieving individuality of character. He puts special instruments into every man's hands by which to make himself and achieve his mission.

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The idle man stands outside of God's plan, outside of the ordained scheme of things; and the truest self-respect, the noblest independence, and the most genuine dignity, are not to be found there.

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Work was made for man, and not man for work.

Work is man's servant, both in its results to the worker and the world. Man is not work's servant, save as an almost universal perversion has made him such.

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All things unrevealed belong to the kingdom of mystery.

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I look into your great brown eyes, where love and loyal homage shine, and wonder where the difference lies between your soul and mine!.

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Everything good in a man thrives best when properly recognized.

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In the homes of America are born the children of America;

and from them go out into American life, American men and women. They go out with the stamp of these homes upon them; and only as these homes are what they should be, will they be what they should be.

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There is really nothing left to a genuine idle man, who possesses any considerable degree of vital power, but sin.

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The theological systems of men and schools of men are determined always by the character of their ideal of Christ, the central fact of the Christian system.

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My God! I thank Thee for the bath of sleep, That wraps in balm my weary heart and brain, And drowns within its waters still and deep My sorrow and my pain. I thank Thee for my dreams, which loose the bond That binds my spirit to its daily load, And give it angel wings, to fly beyond Its slumber-bound abode.

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The love that gushes for all is the real elixir of life - the fountain of bodily longevity. It is the lack of this that always produces the feeling of age.

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Gossip is always a personal confession either of malice or imbecility.

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It is by work that man carves his way to that measure of power which will fit him for his destiny.

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There is no well-doing, no Godlike doing, that is not patient doing.

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Wealth is the least trustworthy of anchors.

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And when, in the evening of life, the golden clouds rest sweetly and invitingly upon the golden mountains, and the light of heaven streams down through the gathering mists of death, I wish you a peaceful and abundant entrance into that world of blessedness, where the great riddle of life will be unfolded to you in the quick consciousness of a soul redeemed and purified.

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"Work and wait", "work and wait" is what God says to us in creation.

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