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A Man With A Half Volition Goes Backwards And Forwards, And Makes No Way On The Smoothest Road A Man With A Whole Volition Advances On The Roughest, And Will Reach His Purpose, If There Be Even A Little Worthiness In It. The Man Without A Purpose Is Like A Ship Without A Rudder - A Waif, A Nothing, A No Man. Have A Purpose In Life And Having It, Throw Such Strength Of Mind And Muscle Into Your Work As God Has Given You.
~ Thomas Carlyle
One Person Can Have A Profound Effect On Another. And Two People... Well, Two People Can Work Miracles. They Can Change A Whole Town. They Can Change The World.
~ Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Cicely, 1992
The Parent Who Gets Down On The Floor To Play With A Child On Christmas Day Is Usually Doing A Most Remarkable Thing -- Something Seldom Repeated During The Rest Of The Year. These Are, After All, Busy Parents Committed To Their Work Or Their Success In The Larger Society, And They Do Not Have Much Left-over Time In Which To Play With Their Children.
~ Brian Sutton- Smith
Vigny, More SecretAs If In His Tower Of Ivory, Retired Before Noon. N. B. Vigny Refers To Comte De Vigny, Who Locked Himself In An Ivory Tower To Work Without The Influences Of Man And Desire.
~ Charles Augustin Sainte- Beauve
For One Human Being To Love Another: That Is Perhaps The Most Difficult Of Our Tasks; The Ultimate, The Last Test And Proof, The Work For Which All Other Work Is But Preparation.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
Knowledge Must Be Gained By Ourselves. Mankind May Supply Us With The Facts But The Results, Even If They Agree With Previous Ones, Must Be The Work Of Our Mind.
~ Benjamin Disraeli
Call It What You Will, Incentives Are What Get People To Work Harder.
~ Nikita Khrushchev
With Malice Toward None, With Charity For All, ... Let Us Strive On To Finish The Work We Are In, ... To Do All Which May Achieve And Cherish A Just And Lasting Peace Among Ourselves And With All Nations.
~ Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1865
I Had Learned To Respect The Intelligence, Integrity, Creativity And Capacity For Deep Thought And Hard Work Latent Somewhere In Every Child They Had Learned That I Differed From Them Only In Years And Experience, And That As I, An Ordinary Human Being, Loved And Respected Them, I Expected Payment In Kind.
~ Sybil Marshall
What I Still Ask For Daily - For Life As Long As I Have Work To Do, And Work As Long As I Have Life.
~ Reynolds Price
The Work An Unknown Good Man Has Done Is Like A Vein Of Water Flowing Hidden Underground, Secretly Making The Ground Green.
~ Thomas Calyle
He Who Cannot Rest, Cannot Work He Who Cannot Let Go, Cannot Hold On He Who Cannot Find Footing, Cannot Go Forward.
~ Richard Willard Armou