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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    By persisting in your path, though you forfeit the little, you gain the great.
  • Thomas Gray
    Thomas Gray
    British poet 1716-1771
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    Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
  • I have only just a minute. Only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it. Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it. I must suffer if I lose it. Give account if I abuse it, Just a tiny little minute but eternity is in it.
    Source: As quoted in "Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography", Mays constantly recited to his students this anonymous poem.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A great man is always willing to be little.
  • John Adams
    John Adams
    President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
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    As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Be a little careful about your library. Do you foresee what you will do with it? Very little to be sure. But the real question is, What it will do with you? You will come here and get books that will open your eyes, and your ears, and your curiosity, and turn you inside out or outside in.
  • Paul E. Little
    Paul E. Little
    American Christian author
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    Bible study is like eating peanuts. The more you eat, the more you want to eat.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
  • Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    Ambition is not a vice of little people.
  • Pam Brown
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    A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    British writer 1810-1865
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    A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    A little rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
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