A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on good and singers

ASS, n. A public singer with a good voice but no ear.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alvin R. Dyer on adversity, challenge, courage, good, learning, life, mind, strength, time, victory, and work

I have come to know that adversity really means the things in life that challenge us and cause us to work with devotion and courage to overcome. I once stood on a street in Trondheim, Norway, looking up at a statue of a Viking. There came to my mind at that time a fable of the Norsemen that when a man won a victory over another, the strength of the conquered went over into his veins. Therefore, in this sense adversity is good, for it produces in us a source of strength as we learn to conquer our weaknesses.

Alvin R. Dyer (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Challenge

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A Quote by Allan Shivers on good


Put a pot of chili on the stove to simmer. Let it simmer. Meanwhile, broil a good steak. Eat the steak. Let the shili simmer. Ignore it.

Allan Shivers

Source: A recipe for chili.

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A Quote by Allan Cunningham on good


A wet sheet and a flowing sea, A wind that follows fast, And fills the white and rustling sail, And bends the gallant mast. And bends the gallant mast, my boys, While like the eagle free Away the good ship flies, and leaves Old England on the lee.

Allan Cunningham (1784 - 1842)

Source: A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea.

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A Quote by Allan Cox on adversity, confidence, enthusiasm, good, loyalty, and reflection

Enthusiasm reflects confidence, spreads good cheers, raises morale, inspires associates, arouses loyalty, and laughs at adversity . . . it is beyond price.

Allan Cox

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A Quote by Alice May Brock on good and wine


Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.

Alice May Brock

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A Quote by Alice Morse Earle on belief, contentment, exercise, future, garden, good, imagination, interest, life, people, and present

Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination. You are always living three, or indeed six, months hence. I believe that people entirely devoid of imagination never can be really good gardeners. To be content with the present, and not striving about the future, is fatal.

Alice Morse Earle

Source: 1897

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on good, power, problems, and work

By relieving the brain of all unnecessary work, a good notation sets it free to concentrate on more advanced problems, and, in effect, increases the mental power of the race.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: P. Davis and R. Hersh The Mathematical Experience, Boston: Birkhäuser, 1981.

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A Quote by Alfred Nobel on good, ideas, and satisfaction

If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.

Alfred Nobel

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A Quote by Charles Alexis Henri Clérel de Tocqueville on america and good

America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805 - 1859)

Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835

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