Quotes: infancy

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  • Alice Meynell
    Alice Meynell
    British poet, writer 1847-1922
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    A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back - it is already so far.
  • 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.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    Admiration spoils all from infancy. Ah! How well said! Ah! How well done! How well-behaved he is! etc.
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    At the bottom of the heart of every human being, from earliest infancy until the tomb, there is something that goes on indomitably expecting, in the teeth of all experience of crimes committed, suffered, and witnessed, that good and not evil will be done
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    Colonial system, public debts, heavy taxes, protection, commercial wars, etc., these offshoots of the period of manufacture swell to gigantic proportions during the period of infancy of large-scale industry. The birth of the latter is celebrated by a vast, Hero-like slaughter of the innocents.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    For as old age is that period of life most remote from infancy, who does not see that old age in this universal man ought not to be sought in the times nearest his birth, but in those most remote from it?
    Source: Preface to the Treatise on Vacuum
  • A. P. Gouthey
    A. P. Gouthey
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    If life were measured by accomplishments, most of us would die in infancy.
  • Agnes Repplier
    Agnes Repplier
    American writer and social criticus 1858-1950
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    In the stress of modern life, how little room is left for that most comfortable vanity that whispers in our ears that failures are not faults! Now we are taught from infancy that we must rise or fall upon our own merits; that vigilance wins success, and incapacity means ruin.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Infancy conforms to nobody: all conform to it, so that one babe commonly makes four or five out of the adults who prattle and play to it.
  • Antonio Porchia
    Antonio Porchia
    Argentinian poet
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    Infancy is what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity.
  • Bill Cosby
    Bill Cosby
    American actor, comedian, producer 1937-
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    Men and women belong to different species, and communication between them is a science still in its infancy.
  • Henry Bolingbroke
    Henry Bolingbroke
    British politician 1678-1751
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    Nations, like men, have their infancy.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.
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