Quotes by Philip James Bailey

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Philip James Bailey (1816 1902), English poet, author of Festus, was born at Nottingham on April 22 1816. more

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We live in deeds

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths;
In feelings, not in figures on a dial.
We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives
Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
And he whose heart beats quickest lives the longest:
Lives in one hour more than in years do some
Whose fat blood sleeps as it slips along their veins.
Life's but a means unto an end; that end,
Beginning, mean, and end to all things -- God.
The dead have all the glory of the world.

The worst men often give the best advice.
Art is man's nature: Nature is God's art.
Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.
Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is -- it is her shadow.
America, thou half-brother of the world; with something good and bad of every land.