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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on giving, nature, play, and women

What is contrary to women's nature to do, they never will be made to do by simply giving their nature free play.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on cleverness, genius, giving, indolence, men, promises, questions, and work

Though you may have known clever men who were indolent, you never knew a great man who was so; and when I hear a young man spoken of as giving promise of great genius, the first question I ask about him always is, Does he work?

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Owen on christ, failure, and giving

Consider that it is not failing in this or that attempt to come to Christ, but a giving-over of your endeavors, that will be your ruin.

John Owen

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A Quote by John Burroughs on disease, evil, force, giving, good, heroism, life, nature, power, and providence

I see on a immense scale, and as clearly as in a demonstration in a laboratory, that good comes out of evil; that the impartiality of the Nature Providence is best; that we are made strong by what we overcome; that man is man because he is as free to do evil as to do good; that life is as free to develop hostile forms as to develop friendly; that power waits upon him who earns it; that disease, wars, the unloosened, devastating elemental forces have each and all played their part in developing and hardening man and giving him the heroic fiber.

John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)

Source: Accepting the Universe, 1922

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A Quote by John Sutherland Bonnell, DD on giving and life

It is an anomaly of modern life that many find giving to be a burden. Such persons have omitted a preliminary giving. If one first gives himself to the Lord, all other giving is easy.

John Bonnell (1893 - 1992)

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A Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater on boldness, faith, giving, and humanity

I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. Noone who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741 - 1801)

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A Quote by E. James (Jim) Rohn on giving

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Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.

Jim Rohn

Source: tape of meeting in Sacramento, CA, with Rich DeVos, Jay Van Andel & many others, c. 1979-1980. Tape was recorded privately and is in the public domain.

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on gifts and giving

Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well timed.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: Les Caractéres, 1688

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A Quote by James Keller on excellence, fame, force, giving, heart, losing, military, order, war, and world

In one of the decisive battles of World War I, disastrous reports poured into the headquarters of Marshal Foch, the commander of the Allied forces. The great general never lost heart. When things were at their worst, he drafted his famous order which is now in all textbooks of military strategy: "My center is giving way, my right is pushed back, my left is wavering. The situation is excellent. I shall attack!"

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by James Keller on art, day, fatherhood, giving, indifference, life, love, neighbors, painting, sons, struggle, tears, thought, work, and world

Paul Cézanne never knew that he was later to be considered "the father of modern painting." Because of his great love for his work, he never thought of recognition. He struggled for thirty-five years, living in oblivion at Aix, giving away masterpieces to indifferent neighbors. And then one day a discerning Paris dealer happened upon his canvases and, gathering several of them, presented the Cézanne exhibit. The great of the art world were stunned: here, indeed, was a master! And Cézanne himself was no less astonished. Arriving at the gallery on the arm of his son, he gazed wonderingly at his paintings, and tears came to his eyes. "Look," he whispered, "they've framed them!"

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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