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  • Benjamin E. Mays
    Benjamin E. Mays
    American Baptist minister and civil rights leader 1894-1984
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    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.
  • George Meredith
    George Meredith
    British Author 1828-1909
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    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.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    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.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    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
    Joseph Fort Newton
    American Baptist minister 1876-1950
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    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
    St. John of the Cross
    Spanish mystic, a Roman Catholic saint, a Carmelite friar and a priest 1542-1591
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    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.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    Ability is of little account without opportunity.
  • Bill Dedman
    Bill Dedman
    American journalist 1960-
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    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.
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer 1952-
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    Anyone who is capable of getting themselves into a position of power should on no account be allowed to do the job.
  • Guy Debord
    Guy Debord
    French philosopher 1931-
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    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.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    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?
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    English writer and poet 1803-1873
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    Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
  • Dale Carnegie
    Dale Carnegie
    American writer and lecturer 1888-1955
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    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?
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    Greek tragedian and poet 480-406 BC
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    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.
  • Ben Foster
    Ben Foster
    American actor 1980-
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    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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