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    Among all the accomplishments of life none are so important as refinement; it is not, like beauty, a gift of Nature, and can only be acquired by cultivation and practice.
    — James Ellis
    tags: beauty  nature  gift 
     
    A defeat to a brave man is only a victory deferred.
    — James Ellis
    tags: men  victory 
     
    There is no heart without remorse, no life without some misfortune, no one but what is something stained with sin.
    — James Ellis
    tags: heart  sin 
     
    The press should be the voice of the people, not of party.
    — James Ellis
    tags: people 
     
    An inherent sense of man makes him long for an eternal paradise.
    — James Ellis
    tags: men 
     
    Some few have a natural talent for office-bolding; very many for office-seeking.
    — James Ellis
    tags: talent 
     
    The mind paints before the brush.
    — James Ellis
    tags: mind 
     
    Style in painting is the same as in writing,-a power over materials, whether words or colors.
    — James Ellis
    tags: power  painting 
     
    Books are the beehives of thought; laconics, the honey taken from them.
    — James Ellis
    tags: book  honey 
     
    A knowledge of general literature is one of the evidences of an enlightened mind; and to give an apt quotation at a fitting time, proves that the mind is stored with sentential lore that can always be used to great advantage by its possessor.
    — James Ellis
    Literature is the garden of wisdom.
    — James Ellis
    Twilight is like death; the dark portal of night comes upon us, to open again in the glorious morning of immortality.
    — James Ellis
    tags: dark  night  immortality 
     
    Maxims are often quoted by those who stand in more need of their application.
    — James Ellis
    The lazy man aims at nothing, and generally hits it.
    — James Ellis
    tags: men  lazy 
     
    The greater part of our misfortunes are brought on by neglecting the chances that yesterday gave us.
    — James Ellis
    tags: chance 
     
    In winter we behold the charms of solemn majesty and naked grandeur.
    — James Ellis
    tags: winter  charm 
     
    Our own actions are the accidents of fortune that we sometimes place to the credit of luck or misfortune.
    — James Ellis
    tags: action  luck 
     
    To the lazy man the world appears bereft of all blessings; if poor, he has no friends; if rich, he has no ambition; he aims at nothing, and generally hits his mark.
    — James Ellis
    tags: men  world  lazy  poor 
     
    Angels worship God with purity and love; men, with fear and trembling.
    — James Ellis
    tags: fear  men  god  angel  worship 
     
    Our leisure is the time the Devil seizes upon to make us work for him; and the only way we can avoid conscription into his ranks is to keep all our leisure moments profitably employed.
    — James Ellis
    tags: time  work  moment  devil  leisure 
     
    Better an ugly face than an ugly mind.
    — James Ellis
    tags: mind 
     
    We can all be heroes in our virtues, in our homes, in our lives.
    — James Ellis
    tags: live  virtue  hero 
     
    Regrets over the past should chasten the future.
    — James Ellis
    tags: future  past  regret 
     
    Dexterity is one of the chief weapons of diplomacy; governments rely more upon the supremacy of this instrument, when in the hands of a skillful diplomatist, than in the soundness or justice of their claims.
    — James Ellis
    Newspapers are the world's mirrors.
    — James Ellis
    tags: world 
     
    The rustling of the leaves is like a low hymn to nature.
    — James Ellis
    tags: nature 
     
    Let us lend cheerfully, for the time is pretty sure to come when we will wish to borrow.
    — James Ellis
    tags: time  wishes 
     
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