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Greek dramatist BC 525-456
And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
Benjamin E. Mays
American Baptist minister and civil rights leader 1894-1984
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.
English playwright and poet 1564-1616
A walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more.
German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.
Scottish writer 1812-1904
''Where there is a will there is a way.'' is an old true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement. To think we are able, is almost to be so - to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself.
Indian politician 1917-1985
All business depends upon men fulfilling their responsibilities.
British economic historian and social reformer 1852-1883
As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is up to us.
American Essayist 1934-
The ability to think for one's self depends upon one's mastery of the language.Source: Slouching Towards Bethlehem (2013) 91
British preacher 1826-1910
''The grace of God,'' says Luther, ''is like a flying summer shower.'' It has fallen upon more than one land, and passed on. Judea had it, and lies barren and dry. These Asiatic coasts had it, and flung it away.
Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the façade of his appearance.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.
American writer and criticus 1932-
A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
English poet and critic 1772-1834
Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
American socialite and style icon 1915-1978
All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.
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