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
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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
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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
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    Every man is his own chief enemy.

  • 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
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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.

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