Quotes: attained

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    Archbishop - A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.
  • Adam Clarke
    Adam Clarke
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    Few men can be said to have inimitable excellencies: let us watch them in their progress from infancy to manhood, and we shall soon be convinced that what they attained was the necessary consequence of the line they pursued, and the means they used.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
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    For those who wish to climb the mountain of spiritual awareness, the path is selfless work. For those who have attained the summit of union with the Lord, the path is stillness and peace.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    American short story writer 1804-1864
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    Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained.
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
    St. Thomas Aquinas
    Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest 1225-1274
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    Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.
  • Rabbi Ben Azai
    Rabbi Ben Azai
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    In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it, thou art a fool.
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Wife of John Adams 1744-1818
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    Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Wife of John Adams 1744-1818
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    Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Legend : a lie that has attained the dignity of age.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Legend: a lie that has attained the dignity of age.
  • Helen Keller
    Helen Keller
    American writer 1880-1968
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    Many people have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
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