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Quotations Page 'I'

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

An ideal is that which never touches the real.

- Schiller, To Goethe -

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He is the greatest artist who has embodied in the sum of his works, the greatest number of greatest ideals.We build statues of snow and weep to see them melt.

- Sir Walter Scott -

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When a man works for an ideal, he becomes irresistible.

- M. Gandhi, Young India -

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An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.

- Henry Ford -

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Go to the ant, thou sluggard, consider her way, and be wise.

- Old Testament, Proverb -

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Idleness is only the refuge of weak mind.

- Earl of Chesterfield, Letter to His Son -

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Lost time is never gained again.

- Aughey -

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Of all our passions the one we are least cognizant of its idleness.

- La Rochefoucauld, Maxims -

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There is no greater cause of melancholi than idleness.

- Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy -

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I loaf and invite my soul.I lean and loaf at my ease observing a spear of summer grass.

- Walt Whitman, Song of Myself -

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Four species of idols best the human mind : idols of the tribe; idols of the den; idols of the market; idols of the theatre.

- Francas Bacon, Nevum Organum -

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Your 'if' is the only peace- maker : much virtue in 'if'

- Shakespeare, As you like it -

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There is no darkness but ignorance.

- Shakespeare, Twelfth Night -

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Better be unborn than untaught, for ignorance is the root of misfortune.

- Plato -

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I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.

- Cicero -

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Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.

- Gray -

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We trust that somehow good will be the final goal of ill.The surest way to health, say what they will, Is never to suppose we shall be ill.

- C.Churchile, Night -

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So does the glory depart, and so dangerous and disillusioning is it to grow up.

- F, B.Lucas, One Day and Another -

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Were it not for imagination, Sir a man would be as happy in the arms of chambermaid as of a Duchess.

- S.Johnson -

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