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JOSIAH GILBERT HOLLAND
(USED PSEUDONYM TIMOTHY TITCOMB)
American author, poet and moralist
(1819 - 1881)
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It is the great harmonizer of the human faculties, overstrained and made inharmonious by labor. It is the agency that keeps alive and in healthy activity the faculties and sympathies which work fails to use or helps to repress. It is the conservator of moral, mental, and physical health.
      - [Play]

It is the life in literature that acts upon life.
      - [Literature]

Labor in all its variety, corporeal and mental, is the instituted means for the methodical development of all our powers under the direction and control of will.
      - [Labor]

Laws are the very bulwarks of liberty. They define every man's rights, and stand between and defend the individual liberties of all men.
      - [Law]

Life is before you,--not earthly life alone, but life--a thread running interminably through the warp of eternity.
      - [Life]

Life was intended to be so adjusted that the body should be the servant of the soul, and always subordinate to the soul.
      - [Soul]

Man's record upon this wild world is the record of work, and of work alone.
      - [Work]

Many men and women spend their lives in unsuccessful attempts to spin the flax God sends them upon a wheel they can never use.
      - [Failure]

My idea of the Christian religion is, that it is an inspiration and its vital consequences--an inspiration and a life--God's life breathed into a man and breathed through a man--the highest inspiration and the highest life of every soul which it inhabits; and, furthermore, that the soul which it inhabits can have no high issue which is not essentially religious.
      - [Religion]

No genuine observer can decide otherwise than that the homes of a nation are the bulwarks of personal and national safety and thrift.
      - [Home]

No nation can be destroyed while it possesses a good home life.
      - [Nation]

No one can disgrace us but ourselves.
      - [Disgrace]

Of all the scamps society knows, the traditional good fellow is the most despicable.
      - [Popularity]

Open your hands, ye whose hands are full! The world is waiting for you! The whole machinery of the Divine beneficence is clogged by your hard hearts and rigid fingers. Give and spend, and be sure that God will send; for only in giving and spending do you fulfill the object of His sending'.
      - [Benevolence]

Patience, persistence, and power to do are only acquired by work.
      - [Work]

Perfect love holds the secret of the world's perfect liberty.
      - [Liberty]

Play is a sacred thing, a divine ordinance, for developing in the child a harmonious and healthy organism, and preparing that organism for the commencement of the work of life.
      - [Play]

Play may not have so high a place in the divine economy, but is has as legitimate a place as prayer.
      - [Play]

Posts of honor are evermore posts of danger and of care.
      - [Honor]

Preceptive wisdom that has not been vivified by life has in itself no affinity for life.
      - [Wisdom]

Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.
      - [Responsibility]

Scholarship, save by accident, is never the measure of a man's power.
      - [Scholarship]

Sorrows when shared are less burdensome, though joys divided are increased.
      - [Mourners]

The cry of the soul is for freedom. It longs for liberty, from the date of its first conscious moments.
      - [Freedom]

The Empress of France had but to change the position of a ribbon to set all the ribbons in Christendom to rustling. A single word from her convulsed the whalebone market of the world.
      - [Fashion]


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