Quotes: chief

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  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment.
  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir Walter Scott
    British writer and poet 1771-1832
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    All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.
  • Sir William Temple
    Sir William Temple
    British Diplomat, Essayist 1628-1699
    Sir William Temple
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    Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed
  • Frank Moore Colby
    Frank Moore Colby
    American Editor, Essayist 1865-1925
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    Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.
  • Anacharsis
    Anacharsis
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    Every man is his own chief enemy.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
    George Eliot
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    Here undoubtedly lies the chief poetic energy: - in the force of imagination that pierces or exalts the solid fact, instead of floating among cloud-pictures.
  • Oswald Chambers
    Oswald Chambers
    Scottish preacher, writer 1874-1917
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    Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.
  • Chief Seattle
    Chief Seattle
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    How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of the earth is sacred to my people.
  • Jean Paul
    Jean Paul
    German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-1825
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    Humankind's chief fault is that they have so many small ones.
  • Helen Keller
    Helen Keller
    American writer 1880-1968
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    I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
  • Gaston Bachelard
    Gaston Bachelard
    French scientist and philosopher 1884-1962
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    If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
    Arthur Schopenhauer
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    In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Austrian - English philosopher 1889-1951
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
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    It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him.
  • Max Eastman
    Max Eastman
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    Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.
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