A Quote by Mrs. Delany on books, confusion, desires, honor, meetings, plants, questions, and work

Mrs. Delany describes her first meeting with the Queen thus: The King desired me to show the Queen one of my books of plants. She seated herself in the gallery; a table and the book laid before her. I kept my distance till she called me to ask some questions about the mosaic paper work, and as I stood before Her Majesty the King set a chair behind me. I turned with some confusion and hesitation on receiving so great an honour, when the Queen said- 'Mrs. Delany, sit down, sit down; it is not every lady that has a chair brought her by a King.' So I obeyed.

Mrs. Delany (? - 1788)

Source: Caroline Gearey, Royal Friendships; The Story of Two Royal Friendships . . . London, 1898

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A Quote by Michael Pollan on confusion, culture, imagination, men, nature, needs, sex, and women

Are we, finally, speaking of nature or culture when we speak of a rose (nature), that has been bred (culture) so that its blossoms (nature) make men imagine (culture) the sex of women (nature)? It may be this sort of confusion that we need more of.

Michael Pollan

Source: Second Nature, 1991

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A Quote by Michael J. Gelb on confusion and creativity

Confusion is the welcome mat at the door of creativity.

Michael J. Gelb

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A Quote by Melodie Beattie on acceptance, chaos, clarity, confusion, friendship, gratitude, home, life, order, past, peace, and vision

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melodie Beattie

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A Quote by Max Ehrmann on cheerfulness, confusion, dreams, god, good, happiness, labor, life, peace, silence, soul, and world

Wishing you happiness always! Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. . . . . Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann (1872 - 1945)

Source: excerpt, DESIDERATA By Max Ehrmann, 1927, copyright Rorbert L. Bell, Sarasota, Florida 34234.

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A Quote by Martin R. DeHaan on confusion, fatherhood, meaning, and truth

Be on guard against any tampering with the Word, whether disguised as a search for truth, or a scholarly attempt at apparently hidden meanings; and beware of the confusion created by the senseless rash of new versions, translations, editions, and improvements upon the tried and tested Bible of our fathers and grandfathers.

Martin R. DeHaan (1891 - 1965)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on confusion, hatred, life, and love

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on confusion, personality, personality, ugliness, and unity

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse. The true with the false and the false with the true.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on confusion, deed, thought, and words

Be not careless in deeds, nor confused in words, nor rambling in thought.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Loyd J. Ericson on acceptance, belief, commitment, confusion, faith, god, ideas, intelligence, language, life, meaning, power, practice, principles, purpose, spirituality, truth, and words

The English language, unfortunately, is not perfect and many words have confusing common usage. Often the passive term belief is confused with the active terms believe and faith. For purposes of this essay - to more clearly distinguish the elements of spiritual conditions - we shall use the word belief in its accepted meaning as mere passive, intellectual acknowledgement of an idea or proposition without conscientiously living ones life according to such belief. On the other hand, believe and faith are herein used in their accepted meanings as equivalent active terms that signify conscientious commitment to act out the principle involved. Brigham Young addressed this confusion of terms when he said, "No living, intelligent being, whether serving God or not, acts without belief. But he must believe the truth, obey the truth, and practice the truth, to obtain the power of God called faith."

Loyd J. Ericson

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

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