certainty

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on certainty, laws, men, people, secrets, songs, and soul

If a man knows the law, find out, though he live in a pine shanty, and resort to him. And if a man can pipe or sing, so as to wrap the imprisoned soul in an elysium; or can paint a landscape, and convey into souls and ochres all the enchantments of Spring or Autumn; or can liberate and intoxicate all people who hear him with delicious songs and verses; it is certain that the secret cannot be kept; the first witness tells it to a second, and men go by fives and tens and fifties to his doors.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on certainty, death, and fear

Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Letters and Social Aims. 1875. Social Aims

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on borrowing, certainty, and learning

A certain awkwardness marks the use of borrowed thoughts; but as soon as we have learned what to do with them, they become our own.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Professor Zen on certainty, crime, education, novelty, people, and schools

I have a novel way to eliminate crime as we know it. Instead of passing sentences of a certain number of years, why don't we educate the inmates and not let them out until they have maintained at least a C average from a grade school to a high school curriculum. Do you know how many people we could actually keep in prison and for how long? Think about it.

Professor Zen

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on agreement, behavior, certainty, day, ethics, honor, jobs, life, needs, rest, rules, songs, value, and war

"You, who are on the road, must have a code that you can live by-"* You'll find universal agreement on the value of a behavior code, on the need for some sort of ethical system. Even the crooks count on "honor among thieves," and countries actually wage war according to certain rules. On the job and in the rest of our day-to-day living, we each need a "code for the road." *Crosby, Stills & Nash in a hit song.

Price Pritchett

Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on certainty and success

Act as if success is certain.

Price Pritchett

Source: you2

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A Quote by Plato on belief, certainty, clarity, simplicity, and writing

. . . Then anyone who leaves behind him a written manual, and likewise anyone who receives it, in the belief that such writing will be clear and certain, must be exceedingly simple-minded. . . .

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Pink Floyd on certainty, children, home, life, schools, teachers, weakness, and wives

When we grew up and went to school There were certain teachers who would Hurt the children anyway they could By pouring their derision Upon anything we did And exposing every weakness However carefully hidden by the kids But in the town it was well known When they got home at night, Their fat and psychopathic wives Would thrash them Within inches of their lives.

Pink Floyd

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A Quote by Pierre Charron on certainty, fortune, good, and men

Whatever difference there may appear to be in men's fortunes, there is still a certain compensation of good and ill in all, that makes them equal.

Pierre Charron (1541 - 1603)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on certainty, greatness, life, quality, and present

Greatness after all, in spite of its name, appears to be not so much a certain size as a certain quality in human lives. It may be present in lives whose range is very small.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: Sermons. Purpose and Use of Comfort

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