A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on adoption, nature, patience, and secrets

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Plato on adoption, character, happiness, life, men, moderation, and wisdom

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depend upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Philip S. Delaney on adoption, business, failure, ideas, success, and thought

Many blunder in business through inability or an unwillingness to adopt new ideas. I have seen many a success turn to failure also, because the thought which should be trained on big things is cluttered up with the burden- some detail of little things.

Philip S. Delaney

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on adoption, attitude, morality, and people

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt toward people whom we personally dislike.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Milton Friedman on adoption, change, crisis, expectation, exploring, goals, idealism, judgment, radicals, reason, and worth

. . . it is worth discussing radical changes, not in the expectation that they will be adopted promptly but for two other reasons. One is to construct an ideal goal, so that incremental changes can be judged by whether they move the institutional structure toward or away from that ideal. The other reason is very different. It is so that if a crisis requiring or facilitating radical change does arise, alternatives will be available that have been carefully developed and fully explored.

Milton Friedman (1912 - 2006)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on adoption, fear, ideas, men, nobility, people, and popularity

Many people fear nothing more terribly than to take a position which stands out sharply and clearly from the prevailing opinion. The tendency of most is to adopt a view that is so ambiguous that it will include everything and so popular that it will include everybody. Not a few men who cherish lofty and noble ideas hide them under a bushel for fear of being called different.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on adoption, conservatism, inventions, and radicals

The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Loyd J. Ericson on adoption, beginning, desires, discontent, idealism, improvement, life, and mind

When one recognizes a discontented desire for improvement in his life, his mind begins to cast about for ways to resolve the issue - to adopt a new ideal to live by - for moving from where he is to where he desires to be.

Loyd J. Ericson

Source: Loyd J. Ericson, The Sower and the Divine Pattern of Progress, Boise, Idaho, 1998

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A Quote by Linda Eyre on adoption, children, knowledge, and life

We are entitled to personal revelation, especially when it concerns our own or our children's lives and what has been foreordained for them. This is true whether our children number one or ten, and whether the Lord sends them to us through natural means or adoption. This is a glorious knowledge.

Linda Eyre

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A Quote by Jules Henri Poincaré on adoption, mind, words, and world

. . . by natural selection our mind has adapted itself to the conditions of the external world. It has adopted the geometry most advantageous to the species or, in other words, the most convenient. Geometry is not true, it is advantageous.

Jules Henri Poincare (1854 - 1912)

Source: Science and Method.

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