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German poet and philosopher 1844-1900+1
''To give style'' to one's character - a great and rare art! He exercises it who surveys all that his nature presents in strength and weakness and then moulds it to an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason, and even the weaknesses delight the eye.
Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-18810
Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-17990
Food probably has a very great influence on the condition of men. Wine exercises a more visible influence, food does it more slowly but perhaps just as surely. Who knows if a well-prepared soup was not responsible for the pneumatic pump or a poor one for a war?
Roman philosopher 50-130 AD0
He who exercises wisdom exercises the knowledge which is about God.
St. John of the Cross
Spanish mystic, a Roman Catholic saint, a Carmelite friar and a priest 1542-15910
He who interrupts the course of his spiritual exercises and prayer is like a man who allows a bird to escape from his hand; he can hardly catch it again.
British Broadcaster 1903-19900
In retrospect, all these exercises in self-gratification seem pure fantasy, what Pascal called, licking the earth.
English writer 1812-18700
It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.
German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-18250
Other exercises develop single powers and muscles, but dancing embellishes, exercises, and equalizes all the muscles at once.
American author and motivational speaker 1924-19980
The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.
John Kenneth Galbraith
American economist 1908-20060
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
American politician and lawyer 1837-19080
Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.