A Quote by Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo on christianity, expectation, extremism, good, hunger, indifference, and order

One might have expected Christians to be less indifferent to the perils of casting the first stone. Here is a report from Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo, the official chronicler of the Indies under Holy Roman Emperor Charles V: "Upon arriving there, since what they found to eat was so meager, some of these Christians, seeing themselves in extreme hunger, killed an Indian they had captured, and roasted the entrails and ate them; and they put a good part of the Indian to stew in a large pot in order to bring along something to eat in the ship's boat in which those who did this were travelling."

Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo

Source: Historia general y natural de las Indias, islas y tierra firme del Mar Oceano, 1535

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A Quote by George Washington on eternity, expectation, heaven, nations, order, persuasion, and rules


George Washington (1732 - 1799)


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A Quote by George Macdonald on day, death, expectation, life, preparation, and work

Many a life has been injured by the constant expectation of death. It is life we have to do with, not death. The best preparation for the night is to work diligently while the day lasts. The best preparation for death is life.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by Frederick H. Ecker on business, expectation, facts, and study

Facts are the most important thing in business. Study facts and do more than is expected of you.

Frederick H. Ecker

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on advice, expectation, and time

We can see now that we Americans were caught unprepared, because we were ordinary human beings, following the best advice we had at the time. No one would have guessed in 1941 that we would be attacked in such an unsportsmanlike manner as we were. No one could have visualized Pearl Harbor, either out there or in Washington. But if we had known then what we know now, we would have expected an attack in 1941.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

Source: Speaking at the Naval Air Force Station in Adak, Alaska, August 3, 1944

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A Quote by Ellen Goodman on celebrity, children, conformity, culture, expectation, justice, neighbors, parenthood, responsibility, success, support, teachers, time, and violence

Americans once expected parents to raise their children in accordance with the dominant cultural messages. Today they are expected to raise their children in opposition to them. Once the chorus of cultural values was full of ministers, teachers, neighbors, leaders. They demanded more conformity, but offered more support. Now the messengers are violent cartoon characters, rappers and celebrities selling sneakers. Parents are considered "responsible" only if they are successful in their resistance. That's what makes child-raising harder. It's not just that American families have less time with their kids; it's that we have to spend more of this time doing battle with our own culture.

Ellen Goodman

Source: Boston Globe

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A Quote by Edward Henry Harriman on expectation, honesty, mind, and success

Every man should make up his mind that if he expects to succeed, he must give an honest return for the other man's dollar.

Edward Henry Harriman (1848 - 1909)

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A Quote by Edgar Watson "Ed" Howe on expectation, life, love, and men

There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men, and expects to make a living at it.

Ed Howe (1853 - 1937)

Source: Ventures in Common Sense, 1919

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A Quote by Delbert L. Stapley on acceptance, achievement, divinity, earth, expectation, goals, imagination, impossibility, inventions, nature, power, preparation, technology, and travel

The things we accept as normal and enjoy today were considered impossible twenty-five years ago and beyond the power of man to achieve. The early "Buck Rogers" and "Flash Gordon" comic strips were fantastic and considered outside the realm of man's attainment. They were considered figments of man's imagination, but now many of these miraculous, imaginative things have become realities and man is pushing onward toward new and higher goals of achievement. We are now mentally prepared for every new invention and advancement in technology and the sciences, but, nevertheless, stand amazed at man's powers to create and achieve. These outstanding accomplishments, which approach the miraculous, to me are unquestioned evidence of man's divine nature. Man has sent up satellites which circle the globe. He has taken the breathtaking, miraculous ride about the earth. He expects to circle the moon and even land man on the outer planets; also he considers feasible floating platforms in outer space as intermediate stations for interplanetary travel.

Delbert L. Stapley (1896 - 1978)

Source: at BYU, January 10, 1962

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A Quote by Confucius on expectation

Who expects to be able to go out of a house except by the door? How is it then that no one follows this Way of ours?

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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