Sir John Lubbock

Sir John Lubbock

British statesman and banker

Lived from: 1834-1913

Category: Economists and businessmen | Politics

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    A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn.
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    Any weak fool can be vicious. To be virtuous you must be a man; to be virtuous is to be truly free; vice is the real slavery.
    Source: The Use of Life
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    Before buying anything, it is well to ask if one could do without it.
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    Do not look on your work as a dull duty. If you choose you can make it interesting. Throw your heart into it.
    Source: The Use of Life
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    Don't be afraid of showing affection. Be warm and tender, thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more helped by sympathy than by service. Love is more than money, and a kind word will give more pleasure than a present.
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    Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
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    Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
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    In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking.
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    Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.
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    Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not.
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    Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.
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    Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.
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    We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.
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    What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
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    When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace.
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