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Arthur Helps Quotes: Love, like the opening of the heavens to the saints, shows for a moment, even to the dullest person, the possibilities of the human race. One has faith, hope, and charity for another being, perhaps but the creation of the imagination; still it is a great advance for a person to be profoundly loving, even in his or her imagination.
Author: Arthur Helps
In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective, there is success.
Author: Arthur Helps
There is one statesman of the present day, of whom I always say that he would have escaped making the blunders that he has made if he had only ridden more in buses.
Author: Arthur Helps
Do not be deceived into thinking that how a man acts is the full picture.
Author: Arthur Helps
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
Author: Arthur Helps
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
Author: Arthur Helps
The most common-place people become highly imaginative when they are in a passion. Whole dramas of insult, injury, and wrong pass before their minds,--efforts of creative genius, for there is sometimes not a fact to go upon.
Author: Arthur Helps
No man who has not sat in the assemblies of men can know the light, odd and uncertain ways in which decisions are often arrived at.
Author: Arthur Helps
The very best financial presentation is one that's well thought out and anticipates any questions... answering them in advance.
Author: Arthur Helps
Nature intended you to be the fountain-spring of cheerfulness and social life, and not the mountain of despair and melancholy.
Author: Arthur Helps
If you are often deceived by those around you, you may be sure that you deserve to be deceived; and that instead of railing at the general falseness of mankind, you have first to pronounce judgment on your own jealous tyranny, or on your own weak credulity.
Author: Arthur Helps
When we consider the incidents of former days, and perceive, while reviewing the long line of causes, how the most important events of our lives originated in the most trifling circumstances; how the beginning of our greatest happiness or greatest misery is to be attributed to a delay, to an accident, to a mistake; we learn a lesson of profound humility.
Author: Arthur Helps
The reasons which any man offers to you for his own conduct betray his opinion of your character.
Author: Arthur Helps
No man, or woman, was ever cured of love by discovering the falseness of his or her lover. The living together for three long, rainy days in the country has done more to dispel love than all the perfidies in love that have ever been committed.
Author: Arthur Helps
Be cheerful [and grateful for the good that you have]: do not brood over fond hopes unrealized until a chain is fastened on each thought and wound around the heart. Nature intended you to be the fountain-spring of cheerfulness and social life, and not the mountain of despair and melancholy.
Author: Arthur Helps
The heroic example of other days is in great part the source of the courage of each generation; and men walk up composedly to the most perilous enterprises, beckoned onward by the shades of the brave that were.
Author: Arthur Helps
We should lay up in our minds a store of goodly thoughts which will be a living treasure of knowledge always with us, and from which, at various times, and amidst all the shiftings of circumstances, we might be sure of drawing some comfort, guidance and sympathy.
Author: Arthur Helps
Pride, if not the origin, is the medium of all wickedness-the atmosphere without which it would instantly die away.
Author: Arthur Helps
The man who could withstand, with his fellow-men in single line, a charge of cavalry may lose all command of himself on the occurrence of a fire in his own house, because of some homely reminiscence unknown to the observing bystander.
Author: Arthur Helps