A Quote by Reverend Sidney Strong on age, earth, endings, expectation, fighting, future, good, heaven, joy, songs, and work

What is old age good for? No sadder sight on earth than to see one come to the last days, fruitless - when a harvest is expected. The summer ended, the autumn here and yet no reaper's songs of joy. No more glorious sight on earth or in heaven is there than to see the veteran, having finished his work, fought his fight, with the light of the future crowning, shining upon him!

Reverend Sidney Strong

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A Quote by René J. Dubos on certainty and expectation

Gauss replied, when asked how soon he expected to reach certain mathematical conclusions, that he had them long ago, all he was worrying about was how to reach them!

Rene J. Dubos

Source: Mechanisms of Discovery in I. S. Gordon and S. Sorkin (eds.) The Armchair Science Reader, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on duty, expectation, plants, strength, and wisdom

Consideration is the soil in which wisdom may be expected to grow, and strength be given to every up-springing plant of duty.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on anger, expectation, fear, freedom, habits, sincerity, truth, and wonder

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

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A Quote by Princess Diana on change, consequences, day, expectation, kindness, knowledge, punishment, reward, and risk

Perhaps we're too embarrassed to change or too frightened of the consequences of showing that we actually care. But why not risk it anyway? Begin Today. Carry out a random act of seemingly senseless kindness, with no expectation or reward or punishment. Safe in the knowledge that one day, someone somewhere might do the same for you.

Princess Diana

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A Quote by Plato on expectation, men, women, and work

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Phaedrus on expectation and mountains

A mountain was in labour, sending forth dreadful groans, and there was in the region the highest expectation. After all, it brought forth a mouse. 5


Source: Fable 23, 1.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on criticism, expectation, and merit

In the firm expectation that when London shall be a habitation of bitterns, when St. Paul and Westminster Abbey shall stand shapeless and nameless ruins in the midst of an unpeopled marsh, when the piers of Waterloo Bridge shall become the nuclei of islets of reeds and osiers, and cast the jagged shadows of their broken arches on the solitary stream, some Transatlantic commentator will be weighing in the scales of some new and now unimagined system of criticism the respective merits of the Bells and the Fudges and their historians.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Dedication to Peter Bell.

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A Quote by Paul Fleischman on earth, expectation, home, opera, surprises, and tragedy

That small circle of earth became a second home to both of us. Gardening boring? Never! It has surprise, tragedy, startling developments - a soap opera growing out of the ground. I'd forgotten that tremolo of expectation produced by a tiny forest of sprouts.

Paul Fleischman

Source: Seedfolks

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A Quote by Patricia Neal on expectation and teachers

A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.

Patricia Neal (1926 -)

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