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A Quote by Samuel Butler on discontent, excellence, and poets

And poets by their sufferings grow,-- As if there were no more to do, To make a poet excellent, But only want and discontent.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Fragments.

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A Quote by Roger Bacon on body, excellence, mathematics, men, purity, remedies, respect, tennis, understanding, and wit

In the mathematics I can report no deficience, except that it be that men do not sufficiently understand the excellent use of the pure mathematics, in that they do remedy and cure many defects in the wit and faculties intellectual. For if the wit be too dull, they sharpen it; if too wandering, they fix it; if too inherent in the sense, they abstract it. So that as tennis is a game of no use in itself, but of great use in respect it maketh a quick eye and a body ready to put itself into all postures; so in the mathematics, that use which is collateral and intervenient is no less worthy than that which is principal and intended.

Roger Bacon (c. 1214 - c. 1294)

Source: John Fauvel and Jeremy Gray (eds.) A History of Mathematics: A Reader, Sheridan House, 1987.

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A Quote by Robert Townsend on excellence

Excellence and size are fundamentally incompatible.

Robert Townsend

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A Quote by Robert Burton on abuse, body, disease, divinity, excellence, gold, health, men, philosophy, remedies, soul, and violence

Tobacco, divine, rare, super excellent tobacco, which goes beyond all their panaceas, potable gold, and philosopher's stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases. . . . But, as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as tinkers do ale, 'tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands, health, hellish, devilish, and damned tobacco, the ruin and overthrow of body and soul.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Raymond Loewy on america, excellence, quality, and worth

If America wants to make "made in America" a symbol of excellence and worth. They have to make everything of high quality, otherwise the best.

Raymond Loewy (1893 - 1986)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on america, excellence, inventions, and men

In America the geography is sublime, but the men are not; the inventions are excellent, but the inventors one is sometimes ashamed of.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on excellence

The excellent is new forever.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

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A Quote by Pythagoras on dawn, day, effort, excellence, gold, good, justice, mind, philosophy, shame, sleep, soul, suffering, and thought

Golden Verses So-called because they are "good as gold." They are by some attributed to Epicarmos, and by others to Empedocles, but always go under the name of Pythagoras, and seem quite in accordance with the excellent precepts of that philosopher. They are as follows: Ne'er suffer sleep thine eyes to close Before thy mind hath run O'er every act, and thought, and word, From dawn to set of sun; For wrong take shame, but grateful feel If just thy course hath been; Such effort day by day renewed Will ward thy soul from sin. E. C. B.

Pythagoras (c.582 - 507 BC)

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A Quote by Phineas Taylor Barnum on excellence and money

Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.

P.T. Barnum (1810 - 91)

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on conflict, ethics, excellence, facts, people, popularity, and struggle

When you hold out for high standards, people are impressed-but they don't always like you for it. Not everybody will be on your side in your struggle to do what's right and ethical. In fact, sometimes even you won't be on your side. You'll wrestle with inner conflict, torn between what you should do and what you want to do. You'll also aggravate other people. Seems when you walk the straight and narrow you always step on someone's toes. Don't count on the ethics of excellence to make you popular.

Price Pritchett

Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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