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SENTIMENT
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[ Also see Assertions Belief Emotion Feeling Influence Instinct Opinion Prejudice Reason Sense Senses Sensibility Sentimentality ]

Be gentle, genteel, genuine and generous.
      - Unattributed Author

Be happy if you can, but do not despise those who are otherwise, for you know not their troubles.
      - Unattributed Author

Beauty is a quality of the heart. It is more than skin deep.
      - Unattributed Author

Do you want true peace with men? Make your peace with God.
      - Unattributed Author

Foul words and foul thoughts make a foul soul.
      - Unattributed Author

Hate sin as you would a poisonous snake.
      - Unattributed Author

If you are going to do a good thing, do it now; if you are going to do a mean thing, wait till to-morrow.
      - Unattributed Author

It many times falls out that we deem ourselves much deceived by others because we first deceive ourselves.
      - Unattributed Author

Kick a barking dog and he will bark the more. Never notice him, and he will shut up.
      - Unattributed Author

Speak to living ears as you will wish you had spoken when they are dead.
      - Unattributed Author

The boy who uses vulgar words will be shunned by all right-minded boys.
      - Unattributed Author

The fewer the thoughtless words spoken, the less regret.
      - Unattributed Author

They that do nothing are in the readiest way to do that which is worse than nothing.
      - Unattributed Author

When other people are fretful, do you be merciful and patient.
      - Unattributed Author

Sentiment and principle are often mistaken for each other, though, in fact, they widely differ. Sentiment is the virtue of ideas, and principle the virtue of action. Sentiment has its seat in the head; principle, in the heart. Sentiment suggests fine harangues and subtle distinctions; principle conceives just notions, and performs good actions in consequence of them. Sentiment refines away the simplicity of truth, and the plainness of piety, and, as Voltaire, that celebrated wit, has remarked of his no less celebrated contemporary, Rousseau, "gives us virtue in words, and vice in deeds." Sentiment may be called the Athenian who knew what was right; and principle, the Lacedemonian who practiced it.
      - Hugh Blair

A woman should not paint sentiment till she has ceased to inspire it.
      - Lady Marguerite Blessington, Countess of Blessington

A general loftiness of sentiment, independence of men, consciousness of good intentions, self-oblivion in great objects, clear views of futurity; thoughts of the blessed companionship of saints and angels, trust in God as the friend of truth and virtue,--these are the states of mind in which I should live.
      - William Ellery Channing

Sentiment is the ripened fruit of fancy.
      - Dorothee DeLuzy

Every action is measured by the depth of the sentiment from which it proceeds.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every person has two educations--one which be receives from others, and one more important, which he gives himself.
      - Edward Gibbon

Man is not born to solve the problem of the universe; but to find out what he has to do, and to restrain himself within the limits of his comprehension.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All sentiment is sight; because sentiment has a reference to nothing beyond itself, and is always real wherever a man is conscious of it. But all determinations of the understanding are not right.
      - David Hume

Sentiment is the poetry of the imagination.
      - Alphonse de Lamartine

One can impose silence on sentiment, but one cannot give it limits.
      - Madame Suzanne Curchod Necker

Sentiment has a kind of divine alchemy, rendering grief itself the source of tenderest thoughts and far-reaching desires, which the sufferer cherishes as sacred treasures.
      - Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd (Talford)


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