Robert Blair Quotes

Affectation is certain deformity; by forming themselves on fantastic models, the young begin with being ridiculous, and often end in being vicious

Robert Blair

Of joys departed, not to return, how painful the remembrance.

Robert Blair

That discipline which corrects the eagerness of worldly passions, which fortifies the heart with virtuous principles, which enlightens the mind with useful knowledge, and furnishes to it matter of enjoyment from within itself, is of more consequence to real felicity than all the provisions which we can make of the goods of fortune.

Robert Blair

The Grave, dread thing! Men shiver when thou 'rt named: Nature, appall'd, Shakes off her wonted firmness.

Robert Blair

Our time is fixed, and all our days are number'd; How long, how short, we know not:this we know, Duty requires we calmly wait the summons, Nor dare to stir till Heaven shall give permission.

Robert Blair

But if there be an hereafter, And that there is, conscience, uninfluenc'd And suffer'd to speak out, tells every man, Then must it be an awful thing to die; More horrid yet to die by one's own hand.

Robert Blair

Of joys departed, Not to return, how painful the remembrance!

Robert Blair

Friendship! mysterious cement of the soul! Sweetener of life! and solder of society!

Robert Blair

The Schoolboy, with his satchel in his hand, Whistling aloud to bear his courage up.

Robert Blair

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