Thomas Gage quotes

  • It may be said of them [the Hollanders], as of the Spaniards, that the sun never sets upon their Dominions.
    -- Thomas Gage

    #Dominion #Sun #May

  • In all their wars against the French they [the Americans] never showed such conduct, attention and perseverance as they do now.
    -- Thomas Gage

    #Perseverance #War #History

  • America is a mere bully, from one end to the other, and the Bostonians by far the greatest bullies.
    -- Thomas Gage

    #America #Bully #Ends

  • No blood has been shed under my command this far; and I am determined none shall be!
    -- Thomas Gage

    #Blood #Determined #Command

  • Our neighbors the Hollanders may be our example in this case; who whilst we have been driving a private trade from port to port, of which we are likely now to be deprived, have conquered so much land in the East and West Indies that it may be said of them, as of the Spaniards, That the sun never sets upon their dominions.
    -- Thomas Gage

    #May #Dominion #Sun

  • And so do people pass out of one's life and all you can remember of them is their humanity, a poor fitful thing of no dominion, like your own.

  • Joy, in Nature's wide dominion, Mightiest cause of all is found; And 'tis joy that moves the pinion When the wheel of time goes round.

  • Man's dominion is a call to service, not a license to to exterminate.

  • The diurnal sun sets at night, but the sun of the heart never disappears.

  • We can not escape tragic roads. It is like grasping at the sun & trying to catch air. We must take one step at-a-time. Keep going.

  • We may not preach a crucified Saviour without being also crucified men and women. It is not enough to wear an ornamental cross as a pretty decoration. The cross that Paul speaks about was burned into his very flesh, was branded into his being, and only the Holy Spirit can burn the true cross into our innermost life.

  • The moment that any life, however good, stifles you, you may be sure it isn't your real life.

  • Never do today what you can do tomorrow. Something may occur to make you regret your premature action.

  • You will be courteous to your elders who have explored to the point from which you may advance; and helpful to your juniors who will progress farther by reason of your labors.

  • The best brains of the nation may be found on the last benches of the classroom.

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