acceptance

A Quote by Fairfield Osborn on acceptance, past, and present

We do not live to extenuate the miseries of the past nor to accept as incurable those of the present.

Fairfield Osborn (1887 - 1969)

Source: The Limits of the Earth, ch 10

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on acceptance, blessings, challenge, envy, god, happiness, and hope

I hope we can be happy where we are, be grateful for our blessings-now-here, accept the challenge that is ours and make the most of it, and don't be envious of others. God help us to be grateful.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: "Receive All Things with Thankfulness," New Era, November 1976

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A Quote by Ernest Hemingway on acceptance, courage, difficulty, discipline, duty, intelligence, obedience, resolution, time, understanding, and world

We have come out of the time when obedience, the acceptance of discipline, intelligent courage and resolution were most important, into that more difficult time when it is a man's duty to understand his world rather than simply fight for it.

Ernest Hemingway (1898 - 1961)

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on acceptance, beauty, and emotion

Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due - she reminds us too much of a prima donna.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: Aspects of the Novel, ch. 5, 1927.

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A Quote by Edwin H. Wilson on acceptance, contentment, creativity, earth, existence, fear, heaven, hell, immortality, interest, life, needs, struggle, time, and world

The Humanist lives as if this world were all and enough. He is not otherworldly. He holds that the time spent on the contemplation of a possible afterlife is time wasted. He fears no hell and seeks no heaven, save that which he and others created on earth. He willingly accepts the world that exists on this side of the grave as the place for moral struggle and creative living. He seeks the life abundant for his neighbour as for himself. He is content to live one world at a time and let the next life - if such there may be - take care of itself. He need not deny immortality; he simply is not interested. His interests are here.

Edwin H. Wilson

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A Quote by Edward Young on acceptance, miracles, and wit

Accept a miracle, instead of wit See two dull lines, with Stanhope's pencil writ.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Written with Lord Chesterfield's Diamond Pencil. Spence, Anecdotes (1820), p. 378

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A Quote by Edward O. Sisson on acceptance, attitude, character, colors, failure, good, hope, lies, life, perfection, and soul

The deepest-lying and most pervasive part of character is disposition: it accompanies us everywhere, and shows itself in all we do. It is the attitude of the soul toward life, the way in which we accept our situation and our daily experiences. On the inner side it gives color and tone to our own conscious life: on the outer side it pervades and modifies our conduct toward others and our reactions to events. A good disposition is indispensable to good character, though of course not all of character; without it one cannot hope for perfection; even with it one may fail through lack of higher elements. It is a sort of foundation layer.

Edward O. Sisson

Source: The Essentials of Character, The Macmillan Company, 1915

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A Quote by Edgar Z. Friedenberg on acceptance, authority, certainty, commitment, people, and violence

Not only do most people accept violence if it is perpetuated by legitimate authority, they also regard violence against certain kinds of people as inherently legitimate, no matter who commits it.

Edgar Z. Friedenberg

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A Quote by E. B. White on acceptance, atoms, beginning, communism, fighting, loyalty, tyranny, and world

We grow tyrannical fighting tyranny. . . . The most alarming spectacle today is not the spectacle of the atomic bomb in an unfederated world, it is the spectacle of the Americans beginning to accept the device of loyalty oaths and witch hunts, beginning to call anybody they don't like a Communist.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

Source: Letter to Janice White, April 27, 1952

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A Quote by E. B. White on acceptance, principles, and value

I am often mad, but I would hate to be nothing but mad: and I think I would lose what little value I may have as a writer if I were to refuse, as a matter of principle, to accept the warming rays of the sun, and to report them, whenever, and if ever, they happen to strike me.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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