Philip James Bailey

Philip James Bailey


Author Profession: English Poet
Born: April 22, 1816
Died: September 06, 1902
Birth Sign: Taurus


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Respect is what we owe; love, what we give.

Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him.

Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade.

Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.

Kindness is wisdom.

Art is man's nature; nature is God's art.

There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence.

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.

The sole equality on earth is death.

America, thou half-brother of the world; with something good and bad of every land.

Envy's a coal comes hissing hot from Hell.

Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.

The long days are no happier than the short ones.

What men call accident is God's own part.

Music tells no truths.

Imagination is the air of mind.

Poets are all who love, who feel great truths, And tell them; and the truth of truths is love.

If I gave you any thought I probably would. Peter Lorre

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

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