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English writer 1709-1784+1
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.
A few more moons, a few more winters, and not one of all the mighty hosts that once filled this broad land or that now roam in fragmentary bands through these vast solitudes will remain to weep over the tombs of a people once as powerful and as hopeful as your own. But why should we repine? Why should I murmur at the fate of my people? Tribes are made up of individuals and are no better than they. Men come and go like the waves of the sea. A tear, a tamanamus, a dirge, and they are gone from our
Source: Speech 1854
Again, most of the chief distinctions marked by economic terms are differences not of kind but of degree.
Sir Walter Scott
British writer and poet 1771-18320
All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.
English art critic 1819-19000
An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.
Sir William Temple
British Diplomat, Essayist 1628-16990
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed
Frank Moore Colby
American Editor, Essayist 1865-19250
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.
German - American physicist 1879-19550
Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
Scythian philosopher 6th century BC0
Every man is his own chief enemy.
English writer and poet 1819-18800
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.
Scottish preacher, writer 1874-19170
Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.
Suquamish Tribe chief 1786-18660
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.
German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-18250
Humankind's chief fault is that they have so many small ones.
American writer 1880-19680
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.
British occultist 1875-19470
I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff.