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OWEN FELLTHAM (FELTHAM)
English moralist and miscellaneous writer
(1602? - 1668)
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To be gentle is the test of a lady.
      - [Ladies]

To be humble to our superiors is duty; to our equals, courtesy; to our inferiors, generosity.
      - [Humility]

To go to law, is for two persons to kindle a fire at their own cost, to warm others, and singe themselves to cinders; and because they cannot agree, to what is truth and equity, they will both agree to unplume themselves, that others may be decorated with their feathers.
      - [Law]

Truth and fidelity are the pillars of the temple of the world; when these are broken, the fabric falls, and crushes all to pieces.
      - [Sincerity]

Vice is a peripatetic, always in progression.
      - [Vice]

Virtue dwells at the head of a river, to which we cannot get but by rowing against the stream.
      - [Virtue]

Virtue is the truest liberty.
      - [Virtue]

Virtue were a kind of misery if fame were all the garland that crowned her.
      - [Virtue]

We pick our own sorrows out of the joys of other men, and from their sorrows likewise we derive our joys.
      - [Sorrow]

When two friends part they should lock up one another's secrets, and interchange their keys.
      - [Secrecy]

Where there is plenty, charity is a duty, not a courtesy.
      - [Alms]

Works without faith are like a fish without water, it wants the element it should live in. A building without a basis cannot stand; faith is the foundation, and every good action is as a stone laid.
      - [Faith]

Yet even this hath this inconvenience in it--that it makes its possessor neglect the furnishing of the mind with nobleness. Nay, it oftentimes is a cause that the mind is ill.
      - [Beauty]

Zeal without humility is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment.
      - [Zeal]

When I but hear her sing, I fare
  Like one that raises, holds his ear
    To some bright star in the supremest Round;
      Through which, besides the light that's seen
        There may be heard, from Heaven within,
          The rests of Anthems, that the Angels sound.
      - Lusoria (XXXIV) [Singing]

Shall I speak truly what I now see below?
  The World is all a carkass, smoak and vanity,
    The shadow of a shadow, a play
      And in one word, just Nothing.
      - Resolves (p. 316), (ed. 1696) [World]

I know, when they prove bad, they are a sort of the vilest creatures: yet still the same reason gives it: for Optima corrupta pessima: the best things corrupted become the worst.
      - Resolves (XXX, Of Woman, p. 70),
        (Pickering's Reprint of Fourth Edition)
        [Corruption]


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