greatness

A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on animals, greatness, judgment, nations, and progress

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by G. Sarton on beauty, dignity, duty, effort, generations, genius, greatness, history, humanity, humility, mathematics, men, pride, privilege, study, thankfulness, and wonder

The main duty of the historian of mathematics, as well as his fondest privilege, is to explain the humanity of mathematics, to illustrate its greatness, beauty and dignity, and to describe how the incessant efforts and accumulated genius of many generations have built up that magnificent monument, the object of our most legitimate pride as men, and of our wonder, humility and thankfulness, as individuals. The study of the history of mathematics will not make better mathematicians but gentler ones, it will enrich their minds, mellow their hearts, and bring out their finer qualities.

G. Sarton

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on animals, earth, god, greatness, happiness, joy, love, pride, superiority, thought, trouble, and work

Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, don't harrass them, don't deprive them of their happiness, don't work against God's intent. Man, do not pride yourself on superiority to animals; they are without sin, and you, with your greatness, defile the earth by your apppearance on it, and leave the traces of your foulness after you - alas, it is true of almost every one of us!

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller on crime, fortune, greatness, and guilt

It is criminal to steal a purse. It is daring to steal a fortune. It is a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.

Friedrich Schiller (1759 - 1805)

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A Quote by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller on crime, fortune, greatness, and guilt

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.

Friedrich Schiller (1759 - 1805)

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on fighting, freedom, greatness, sincerity, time, and words

The great man fights the elements in his time that hinder his own greatness, in other words his own freedom and sincerity.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Freeman Dyson on animals, cities, civilization, climate, consequences, darkness, dependence, good, greatness, history, horses, ideas, inventions, life, motives, needs, power, simplicity, technology, and theory

The technologies which have had the most profound effects on human life are usually simple. A good example of a simple technology with profound historical consequences is hay. Nobody knows who invented hay, the idea of cutting grass in the autumn and storing it in large enough quantities to keep horses and cows alive through the winter. All we know is that the technology of hay was unknown to the Roman Empire but was known to every village of medieval Europe. Like many other crucially important technologies, hay emerged anonymously during the so-called Dark Ages. According to the Hay Theory of History, the invention of hay was the decisive event which moved the center of gravity of urban civilization from the Mediterranean basin to Northern and Western Europe. The Roman Empire did not need hay because in a Mediterranean climate the grass grows well enough in winter for animals to graze. North of the Alps, great cities dependent on horses and oxen for motive power could not exist without hay. So it was hay that allowed populations to grow and civilizations to flourish among the forests of Northern Europe. Hay moved the greatness of Rome to Paris and London, and later to Berlin and Moscow and New York.

Freeman Dyson

Source: Freeman Dyson Infinite in All Directions, Harper and Row, New York, 1988, p 135.

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A Quote by Frederick William Robertson on evil, good, goodness, greatness, humanity, laws, mistakes, and principles

It is the law of our humanity that man must know good through evil. No great principle ever triumphed but through much evil. No man ever progressed to greatness and goodness but through great mistakes.

Frederick William Robertson (1816 - 1883)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on god, greatness, security, and speech

It is yet a higher speech of his [Seneca] than the other, . . . 'It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man, and the security of a God.'

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Adversity

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A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on greatness, happiness, kindness, lies, mind, and wisdom

The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.

Ella Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

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