A Quote by Diane Ackerman on beginning, country, lies, and mystery

It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.

Diane Ackerman (1948 -)

Source: A Natural History of the Senses, 1990.

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A Quote by Diadochus Proclus on beginning, guilt, life, order, and theory

It is well known that the man who first made public the theory of irrationals perished in a shipwreck in order that the inexpressible and unimaginable should ever remain veiled. And so the guilty man, who fortuitously touched on and revealed this aspect of living things, was taken to the place where he began and there is for ever beaten by the waves.

Diadochus Proclus (412 - 485)

Source: Scholium to Book X of Euclid V.

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A Quote by David Herbert Lawrence on beginning, dreams, heaven, lies, and motherhood

Whales in mid-ocean, suspended in the waves of the sea great heaven of whales in the waters, old hierarchies. And enormous mother whales lie dreaming suckling their whale-tender young and dreaming with strange whale eyes wide open in the waters of the beginning and the end.

D.H. Lawrence (1885 - 1930)

Source: Whales Weep Not! 1932

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A Quote by Demosthenes on beginning and opportunity

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Demosthenes (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by David Polis on beginning, books, children, earth, education, and mountains

Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.

David Polis

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on beginning, gratitude, thankfulness, and words

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by David Hilbert on beginning, failure, study, and time

Before beginning I should put in three years of intensive study, and I haven't that much time to squander on a probable failure. [On why he didn't try to solve Fermat's last theorem]

David Hilbert (1862 - 1943)

Source: Quoted in E.T. Bell Mathematics, Queen and Servant of Science, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1951.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on beginning and civilization

When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers therefore are the founders of human civilization.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Remarks on Agriculture, Jan 13, 1840. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 457.

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A Quote by Peter "Dale" Wimbrow, Sr. on army, beginning, church, goals, god, good, honor, men, religion, virtue, and path

My Church, and My Creed You ask me "what is my religion"? Now what if I say I have None? You'll be wrongly impressed, And unduly distressed So wait - I have only begun. My creed in the sense that you mean it, Has no single symbol, or sign. Big, impressive, or small, There is good in them all, So perhaps Your religion is mine. My doctrine is any that stands for The honor and virtue of men. For whatever we preach, We're all striving to reach A mutual goal in the end. My church is the one that is nearest Wherever I happen to be. The place where men go Their devotion to show, Is good - and sufficient for me. What matters the Name on the mileposts That stand by the path you have trod? If the pathway leads UP Then at last you shall sup With the infinite army of God.

Dale Wimbrow (1895 - 1954)

Source: grateful memory of the author, Dale Wimbrow.

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A Quote by Dallin H. Oaks on attitude, beginning, children, earth, eternity, god, identity, individuality, knowledge, practice, prophets, purpose, and spirit

Our attitude toward abortion . . . is fixed by our knowledge that according to an eternal plan all of the spirit children of God must come to this earth for a glorious purpose, and that individual identity began long before conception and will continue for all the eternities to come. We rely on the prophets of God who have told us that while there may be 'rare' exceptions, 'the practice of elective abortion is fundamentally contrary to the Lord's injunction, 'Thou shalt not . . . kill, nor do anything like unto it'

Dallin H. Oaks (1932 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1993, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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