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A Quote by Richard Whately on children, fortune, giving, and habits

A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune.

Richard Whately (1787 - 1863)

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A Quote by Rex Guinn on acting, body, chess, children, day, enthusiasm, exercise, fortune, friendship, life, medicine, mind, mistakes, newspapers, questions, temptation, and work

Life after Fifty Everything hurts and what doesn't hurt doesn't work. The gleam in your eyes is from the sun hitting your bifocals. You feel like the night before and you haven't been anywhere. You get winded playing chess. Your children begin to look middle aged. You begin to outlive enthusiasm. Your mind makes contracts your body can't meet. You know all the answers, but nobody asks you the questions. You look forward to a dull evening. Your favorite part of the newspaper is 25 Years Ago Today. You sit in a rocking chair and can't get it going. Your knees buckle and your belt won't. You reget all those mistakes resisting temptation. Dialing long distance wears you out. Your back goes out more than you do. A fortune teller offers to read your face. You burn the midnight oil after 9:00 pm. You sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there. You get your exercise acting as a pallbearer for your friends who exercise. You have too much room in the house & not enough room in the medicine cabinet. The best part of my day is over when the alarm goes off.

Rex Guinn

Source: Life after Fifty

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A Quote by René Descartes on fortune, problems, and war

If I found any new truths in the sciences, I can say that they follow from, or depend on, five or six principal problems which I succeeded in solving and which I regard as so many battles where the fortunes of war were on my side.

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

Source: Discours de la Méthode. 1637.

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on fortune, happiness, and songs

The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on character, fortune, and nature

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on age, death, fortune, truth, and yielding

We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect persons.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on boldness, caution, fortune, and skill

It requires a great deal of boldness and a great deal of caution to make a great fortune, and when you have it, it requires ten times as much skill to keep it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on character, children, desires, fortune, love, parenthood, and self-love

A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on boldness, bravery, despair, fear, fortune, persistence, and timidity

The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone.

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

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A Quote by Publilius Syrus on fortune

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When fortune flatters, she does it to betray.

Publilius Syrus (fl. 1st Cent. BC -)

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