A Quote by Henry John Stephen Smith on beauty, circumstances, mind, and science

It is the peculiar beauty of this method, gentlemen, and one which endears it to the really scientific mind, that under no circumstance can it be of the smallest possible utility.

Henry John Stephen Smith (1826 - 1883)

Source: H. Eves Mathematical Circles Squared, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1972.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on circumstances and garden

I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on circumstances and wishes

I do not wish to kill nor to be killed, but I can foresee circumstances in which these things would be by me unavoidable.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on circumstances

Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Harvey S. Firestone on circumstances, control, exercise, judgment, and opportunity

A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often he has no opportunity to exercise judgment.

Harvey S. Firestone

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A Quote by Harry Stack Sullivan on circumstances, existence, love, popularity, satisfaction, security, and present

When the satisfaction or the security of another person becomes as significant to one as one's own satisfaction or security, then the state of love exists. Under no other circumstances is a state of love present, regardless of the popular usage of the term.

Harry Stack Sullivan (1892 - 1949)

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on character, circumstances, courage, faith, seriousness, soul, and world

Nothing in this world is more inspiring than a soul up against crippling circumstances who carries it off with courage and faith and undefeated character-nothing! See Light From Many Lamps, edited by L. E. Watson, article by H. E. Fosdick, pp. 93-94 re: a serious cripple who succeeded.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by Hannah More on circumstances, company, family, and life

We have employments assigned to us for every circumstance in life. When we are alone, we have our thoughts to watch; in the family, our tempers; and in company, our tongues.

Hannah More (1745 - 1833)

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A Quote by Grenville Kleiser on appreciation, circumstances, day, deed, faults, forgiveness, friendship, generosity, sacrifice, sympathy, present, and time

There are many fine things which you mean to do some day, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is surely yours is the present, hence this is the time to speak the word of appreciation and sympathy, to do the generous deed, to forgive the fault of a thoughtless friend, to sacrifice self a little more for others.

Grenville Kleiser (1868 - 1953)

Source: Light from Many Lamps by Lillian Eichler Watson (Editor)

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A Quote by George Washington on acting, character, circumstances, death, decisions, doubt, fatherhood, fortune, good, imagination, integrity, inventions, judgment, justice, mind, nature, obstacles, prudence, purity, purpose, and words

Written about Washington after his death by another of the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson: His mind was great and powerful . . . as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation, being little aided by invention or imagination, but sure in conclusion. . . . Perhaps the strongest feature in his character was prudence, never acting until every circumstance, every consideration, was maturely weighed; refraining if he saw doubt, but, when once decided, going through his purpose, whatever obstacles opposed. His integrity was the most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known. . . . He was, indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good and a great man . . . On the whole, his character was, in its mass, perfect . . . it may truly be said, that never did nature and fortune combine more perfectly to make a man great. . . .

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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