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Benjamin E. Mays
American Baptist minister and civil rights leader 1894-1984
I have only just a minute. Only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it. Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it. I must suffer if I lose it. Give account if I abuse it, Just a tiny little minute but eternity is in it.Source: As quoted in "Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography", Mays constantly recited to his students this anonymous poem.
British Author 1828-1909
A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are.
British science-fiction writer 1952-
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves into a position of power should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
He who is only a traveler learns things at second-hand and by the halves, and is poor authority. We are most interested when science reports what those men already know practically or instinctively, for that alone is a true humanity, or account of human experience.
English writer and poet 1819-1880
There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
Joseph Fort Newton
American Baptist minister 1876-1950
A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last.
St. John of the Cross
Spanish mystic, a Roman Catholic saint, a Carmelite friar and a priest 1542-1591
Abide in peace, banish cares, take no account of all that happens, and you will serve God according to his good pleasure and rest in him.
French Emperor 1769-1821
Ability is of little account without opportunity.
American journalist 1960-
About 100 firefighters a year die in the line of duty in the U.S. Heart attacks on the job and vehicle accidents on the way to the fires account for about half. The other half are traumatic deaths while fighting fires.
French philosopher 1931-
Art need no longer be an account of past sensations. It can become the direct organization of more highly evolved sensations. It is a question of producing ourselves, not things that enslave us.
English writer 1778-1830
Belief is with them mechanical, voluntary: they believe what they are paid for - they swear to that which turns to account. Do you suppose, that after years spent in this manner, they have any feeling left answering to the difference between truth and falsehood?
English writer and poet 1803-1873
Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
American writer and lecturer 1888-1955
Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
Greek tragedian and poet 480-406 BC
Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account.
American actor 1980-
Every job is a blessing. Everyone has to take into account what is available. Are you paying rent, who do you get to work with? There are a lot of variables in the job. What I'm drawn to is things that I don't completely understand maybe, and want to get a better feel for it.
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