Quotes: cultivation

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  • Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
    James Baldwin
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    Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
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    Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.
  • Burton Rascoe
    Burton Rascoe
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    I felt exactly like the man in the advertisement who has not devoted fifteen minutes a day to the study of the classics. If only (I thought) I had devoted fifteen minutes a day to the cultivation of the aesthetic attitude! I could bound Afghanistan.
    Source: Contemporary Reminiscences in Arts & Decoration, Vol. 26 (1927)
  • Woodrow Wilson
    Woodrow Wilson
    American president 1856-1924
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    If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and any man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish prig.
  • In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
    Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities.
  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee
    Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
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    The height of cultivation runs to simplicity. Halfway cultivation runs to ornamentation.
  • Angelina Grimké
    Angelina Grimké
    American activists and female advocates of abolition and women's rights 1805-1879
    Angelina Grimké
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    We are commanded to love God with all our minds, as well as with all our hearts, and we commit a great sin if we forbid or prevent that cultivation of the mind in others which would enable them to perform this duty.
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