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If it's worth doing, it's worth doing badly. .
You are like the eels of Melun; you cry out before you are skinned.
Topic: Cowards
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
Author: John Locke
Commemoration of John & Henry Venn, Priests, Evangelical Divines, 1813, 1873 A knowledge of the Bible without a college course is more valuable than a college course without a knowledge of the Bible.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Topic: Leadership
Author: Lao Tzu
Without a struggle, there can be no progress.
Topic: Society
You would attain to the divine perfection....
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.
Topic: Death
Author: Mark Twain
Why did Nature create man? Was it to show that she is big enough to make mistakes, or was it pure ignorance?
Cursed be the man, the poorest wretch in life, The crouching vassal, to the tyrant wife, Who has no will but by her high permission; Who has not sixpence but in her possession; Who must to her his dear friend's secret tell; Who dreads a curtain lecture worse than hell. Were such the wife had fallen to my part, I'd break her spirit or I'd break her heart.
Topic: Matrimony
Author: Robert Burns
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of the young mind for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Topic: Curiosity
If you can't return a favor, pass it on.
Author: Louise Brown
I belong to Bridegrooms Anonymous. Whenever I feel like getting married, they send over a lady in a housecoat and hair curlers to burn my toast for me.
Author: Dick Martin
Making capitalism out of socialism is like making eggs out of an omelet.
For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation -Rainer Maria Rilke.
Topic: Love
The first duty of a lecturer--to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks and keep on the mantlepiece forever.
Topic: Teaching
Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.
Topic: Melancholy
It is well go give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.
Commemoration of Samuel & Henrietta Barnett, Social Reformers, 1913 & 1936 I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I want to be. I am not what I hope to be. But still, I am not what I used to be. And by the grace of God, I am what I am.
Author: John Newton