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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.
  • Chief Seattle
    Chief Seattle
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    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

  • Alfred Marshall
    Alfred Marshall
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    Again, most of the chief distinctions marked by economic terms are differences not of kind but of degree.
  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir Walter Scott
    British writer and poet 1771-1832
    Sir Walter Scott
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    All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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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
    Sir William Temple
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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.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    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.
  • Anacharsis
    Anacharsis
    Scythian philosopher 6th century BC
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    Every man is his own chief enemy.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
    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
    Chief Seattle
    Suquamish Tribe chief 1786-1866
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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.
  • Helen Keller
    Helen Keller
    American writer 1880-1968
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    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.
  • Aleister Crowley
    Aleister Crowley
    British occultist 1875-1947
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    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.
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