Martin Farquhar Tupper Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old martin farquhar tupper quotes, martin farquhar tupper sayings, and martin farquhar tupper proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Blunted unto goodness is the heart which anger never stirreth, but that which hatred swelleth, is keen to carve out evil.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Hatred is the atmosphere of hell.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

A babe in the house is a wellspring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Anger is a noble infirmity, the generous failing of the just, the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

As frost to the bud, and blight to the blossom, even such is self-interest to friendship; for confidence cannot dwell where selfishness is porter at the gate.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Let the misanthrope shun men and abjure; the most are rather lovable than hateful.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Invention is activity of mind, as fire is air in motion; a sharpening of the spiritual sight, to discern hidden aptitudes.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Let the misanthrope shun men and abjure; the most are rather lovable than     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

The mines of knowledge are oft laid bare through the forked hazel wand of chance.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Trifles lighter than straws are levers in the building up of character.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

A spark is a little thing, yet it may kindle the world.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Praise a fool, and slay him; for the canvas of his vanity is spread;     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

And souls of fine accord must prize a fellow-sinner's love; / For the worst love those who love them, and the best claim heart for heart, / And it is a holy thirst to long for love's requital: / Hard it will be, hard and sad, to love and be unloved, / And many a thorn is thrust into the side of him that is forgotten.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

O Christian, whose chastened curiosity loveth things mysterious. Accounting them shadows and eclipses of Him,the one great light.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Count, count your hopes, heirs of immortality and love; And hear my kindred faith, and turn again to bless me.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

For beauty is intangible, vague, ill to be defined; She hath the coat of a chameleon, changing while we watch it.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Columbia, child of Britain,— noblest child! / I praise the growing lustre of thy worth,/ And fain would see thy great heart reconciled / To love a mother of so blest a birth:/ For we are one, Columbia! still the same / In lineage, language, laws, and ancient fame,/ The natural nobility of earth.      

Martin Farquhar Tupper

We live again, Columbia! yea once more / Unto a thousand generations live,/ The mother in the child; to all the West / Through thee shall we earth's choicest blessings give,/ Even as our Orient world in us is blessed.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

For beauty is intangible, vague, ill to be defined; / She hath a coat of a chameleon, changing while we watch it; / Strangely woven is the web, disorderly yet harmonious, / A glistening robe of mingled mesh, that may not be unravelled.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Rich in the present, though poor in the past, / I yearn for the future, vague and vast; / And lo what treasure of glorious things / Giant futurity sheds from his wings.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Who hath considered the blessing of his breath, till the poison of an asthma struck him? / Who hath regarded the just pilses of is heart, till spasm or paralysis have stopped them? / Even thus, an unobserved routine of daily grace and wisdom./ When no more here, had worship of a world, whose penitence atoned for its neglect.     

Martin Farquhar Tupper