Thomas Traherne

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Thomas Traherne

More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.More Thomas Traherne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.More Thomas Traherne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Happiness was not made to be boasted, but enjoyed. Therefore tho others count me miserable, I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy; nor fear them.More Thomas Traherne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars.More Thomas Traherne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed: our love to others, and others love to us.More Thomas Traherne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I will not by the noise of bloody wars and the dethroning of kings advance you to glory: but by the gentle ways of peace and love.More Thomas Traherne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness.More Thomas Traherne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Certainly Adam in Paradise had not more sweet and curious apprehensions of the world, than I when I was a child.More Thomas Traherne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable: to love all is glorious.More Thomas Traherne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This moment exhibits infinite space, but there is a space also wherein all moments are infinitely exhibited, and the everlasting duration of infinite space is another region and room of joys.More Thomas Traherne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A little grit in the eye destroyeth the sight of the very heavens, and a little malice or envy a world of joys. One wry principle in the mind is of infinite consequence.More Thomas Traherne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You never know yourself till you know more than your body.More Thomas Traherne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Is it not strange, that an infant should be heir of the whole world, and see those mysteries which the books of the learned never unfold?More Thomas Traherne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The soul is made for action, and cannot rest till it be employed. Idleness is its rust. Unless it will up and think and taste and see, all is in vain.More Thomas Traherne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Your enjoyment of the world is never right, till every morning you awake in Heaven: see yourself in your Father's palace and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as celestial joys: having such a reverend esteem of all, as if you were among the angels.More Thomas Traherne [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.More Thomas Traherne [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
God is present by Love alone. By Love alone He is great and glorious. By Love alone He liveth and feeleth in other persons. By Love alone He enjoyeth all the creatures, by Love alone He is pleasing to Himself, by Love alone He is rich and blessed. The Soul is shrivelled up and buried in a grave that does not love. But that which does love wisely and truly is the joy and end of all the world, the King of Heaven, and the Friend of God.More Thomas Traherne [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Commemoration of Richard Baxter, Priest, Hymnographer, Teacher, 1691 He knoweth nothing as he ought to know it, who thinketh he knoweth anything without seeing its place and the manner how it relateth to God, angels, and men, and to all the creatures in earth, heaven and hell, time and eternity.More Thomas Traherne [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Mary Magdalen, Apostle to the Apostles Love can forbear, and Love can forgive, ... but Love can never be reconciled to an unlovely object... He can never therefore be reconciled to your sin, because sin itself is incapable of being altered; but He may be reconciled to your person, because that may be restored.More Thomas Traherne [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
God is present by love alone. By love alone He is great and glorious. By love alone He liveth and feeleth in other persons. By love alone He enjoyeth all the creatures, by love alone He is pleasing to Himself, by love alone He is rich and blessed. O, why dost not thou by love alone seek to achieve all these, by love alone attain another self, by love alone live in others, by love attain thy glory? The same is shriveled up and buried in a grave that does not love. But that which does love wisely and truly is the joy andMore Thomas Traherne [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You are as prone to love, as the sun is to shine.More Thomas Traherne [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sleep is cousin-german unto death: Sleep and death differ, no more, than a carcass And a skeleton.More Thomas Traherne [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Strange is the vigour in a brave man's soul. The strength of his spirit and his irresistible power, the greatness of his heart and the height of his condition, his mighty confidence and contempt of danger, his true security and repose in himself, his liberty to dare and do what he pleaseth, his alacrity in the midst of fears, his invincible temper, are advantages which make him master of fortune.More Thomas Traherne [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The corn was orient and immortal wheat, which never should be reaped, nor was ever sown. I thought it had stood from everlasting to everlasting.More Thomas Traherne [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
By this you may see who are the rude and barbarous Indians: For verily there is no savage nation under the cope of Heaven, that is more absurdly barbarous than the Christian World. They that go naked and drink water and live upon roots are like Adam, or Angels in comparison of us.More Thomas Traherne [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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