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Quote Left Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching. Quote Right
by Mark Twain | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day. Quote Right
by Robert Frost | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward. Quote Right
by Lewis Carroll | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I have a Vision of the Future, chum. The workers flats in fields of soya beans tower up like silver pencils, score on score. Quote Right
by John Betjeman | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left You must realize that it is the ordinary way of God's dealings with us that our ideas do not work out speedily and efficiently as we would like them to. The reason for this is not only the loving wisdom of God, but also the fact that our acts have to fit into a great complex pattern that we cannot possibly understand. I have learned over the years that Providence is always a whole lot wiser than any of us, and that there are always not only good reasons, but the very best reasons for the delays and blocks that often seem to us so frustrating and absurd. Quote Right
by Thomas Merton | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left After the baths and bowel-work, he was dead. Quote Right
by Gwendolyn Brooks | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left It's like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don't know where your going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous. It's like the throw of the dice. Quote Right
by Jim Morrison | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left A late lark twitters from the quiet skies: And from the west, Where the sun, his day's work ended, Lingers as in content, There falls on the old, gray city An influence luminous and serene, A shining peace. Quote Right
by William Ernest Henley | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left There was no exaggeration in Marian's definition of Flintcomb-Ash farm as a starve-acre place. The single fat thing on the soil was Marian herself; and she was an importation. Of the three classes of village, the village cared for by its lord, the village cared for by itself, and the village uncared for either by itself or by its lord (in other words, the village of a resident squires's tenantry, the village of free or copy-holders, and the absentee-owner's village, farmed with the land) this place, Flintcomb-Ash, was the third. But Tess set to work. Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity, was now no longer a minor feature in Mrs Angel Clare; and it sustained her. Quote Right
by Thomas Hardy | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies. Quote Right
by Rudyard Kipling | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left It is not merely the likeness which is precious... but the association and the sense of nearness involved in the thing... the fact of the very shadow of the person lying there fixed forever! It is the very sanctification of portraits I think -- and it is not at all monstrous in me to say that I would rather have such a memorial of one I dearly loved, than the noblest Artist's work ever produced. Quote Right
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left If then a practical end must be assigned to a University course, I say it is that of training good members of society. Its art is the art of social life, and its end is fitness for the world. It neither confines its views to particular professions on the one hand, nor creates heroes or inspires genius on the other. Works indeed of genius fall under no art; heroic minds come under no rule; a University is not a birthplace of poets or of immortal authors, of founders of schools, leaders of colonies, or conquerors of nations. It does not promise a generation of Aristotles or Newtons, of Napoleons or Washingtons, of Raphaels or Shakespeares, though such miracles of nature it has before now contained within its precincts. Nor is it content on the other hand with forming the critic or the experimentalist, the economist or the engineer, though such too it includes within its scope. But a University training is the great ordinary means to an great but ordinary end; it aims at raising the intellectual tone of society, at cultivating the public mind, at purifying the national taste, at supplying true principles to popular enthusiasm and fixed aims to popular aspiration, at giving enlargement and sobriety to the ideas of the age, at facilitating the exercise of political power, and refining the intercourse of private life. It is the education which gives a man a clear conscious view of his own opinions and judgments, a truth in developing them, an eloquence in expressing them, and a force in urging them. Quote Right
by John Henry Newman | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left It works, there is nothing wrong with it. You have a hole, it's a poultice.... Quote Right
by Sylvia Plath | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left On the day that will always belong to you, lunar clockwork had faltered... Quote Right
by Rita Dove | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done. Quote Right
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left My one pupil has begun his work with me, and I will give you a description how the lecture is conducted. It is the most important point, you k... Quote Right
by Lewis Carroll | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left If I should die, I have left no immortal work behind me - nothing to make my friends proud of my memory - but I have loved the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remembered. Quote Right
by John Keats | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo. Shovel them under and let me work— I am the grass; I cover all. Quote Right
by Carl Sandburg | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Taste is only to be educated by contemplation, not of the tolerably good but of the truly excellent. I therefore show you only the best works; and when you are grounded in these, you will have a standard for the rest, which you will know how to value, without overrating them. Quote Right
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left For still, the more he works, the moreDo his weak ankles swell. Quote Right
by William Wordsworth | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Every writer creates his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future. Quote Right
by Jorge Luis Borges | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The sight of a Black nun strikes their sentimentality; and, as I am unalterably rooted in native ground, they consider me a work of primitive art, housed in a magical color; the incarnation of civilized, anti-heathenism, and the fruit of a triumphing idea. Quote Right
by Alice Walker | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. Quote Right
by J R R Tolkien | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The only living works are those which have drained much of the author's own life into them. Quote Right
by Samuel Butler | ...go to quote |
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