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Think you I bear the shears of destiny? Have I commandment on the pulse of life?
Topic: Destiny
The easiest way to be cheated is to believe yourself to be more cunning than others.
Topic: Negativity
In this society, the norm of masculinity is phallic aggression. Male sexuality is, by definition, intensely and rigidly phallic. A man's identity is located in his conception of himself as the possessor of a phallus; a man's worth is located in his pride in phallic identity. The main characteristic of phallic identity is that worth is entirely contingent on the possession of a phallus. Since men have no other criteria for worth, no other notion of identity, those who do not have phalluses are not recognized as fully human.
In communities where men build ships for their own sons to fish or fight from, quality is never a problem.
Author: J A Dever
It must be of the spirit if we are to save the flesh.
Topic: Spirit
A man's personal defects will commonly have with the rest of the world precisely that importance which they have to himself. If he makes light of them, so will other men.
Topic: Fault
It is to be feared that the most of us know not how much glory may be in present grace, nor how much of heaven may be obtained in holiness on the earth.
Author: John Owen
And the prettiest foot! Oh, if a man could but fasten his eyes to her feet, as they steal in and out, and play at bo-peep under her petticoats!
Topic: Feet
God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
Author: Aeschylus
The secret of science is to ask the right question, and it is the choice of problem more than anything else that marks the man of genius in the scientific world.
Worlds can be found by a child and an adult bending down and looking together under the grass stems or at the skittering crabs in a tidal pool.
Topic: Nature
If man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hard-beaten road to his house, tho it be in the woods.
Topic: Success
We are becoming like cats, slyly parasitic, enjoying an indifferent domesticity. Nice and snug in the social, our historic passions have withdrawn into the glow of an artificial coziness, and our half-closed eyes now seek little other than the peaceful parade of television pictures.
In baiting a mousetrap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse.
Topic: Planning
Author: Saki
Commemoration of Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking, 675 It is not necessary to maintain a conversation when we are in the presence of God. We can come into His presence and rest our weary souls in quiet contemplation of Him. Our groanings, which cannot be uttered, rise to Him and tell Him better than words how dependent we are upon Him.
Author: O Hallesby
Lord, what fools these mortals be! -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act iii. Sc. 2.
The taint inherent in absolute power is not its inhumanity but its antihumanity.
Author: Eric Hoffer
Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
Topic: Appearance
The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
Topic: Freedom
No sooner is a Temple built to God but the Devill builds a Chappell hard by. [No sooner is a Temple built to God but the Devil builds a chapel hard by.]
Topic: Churches