A Quote by John William Gardner on difficulty, exploring, failure, fear, growth, learning, life, obstacles, personality, and personality

We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure - all your life.

John William Gardner (1912 -)

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A Quote by John Welwood on change, growth, and heart

The most powerful agent of growth and transformation is something much more basic than any technique: a change of heart.

John Welwood

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A Quote by John S. Stokes, Jr. on creation, divinity, garden, gifts, god, growth, needs, plants, progress, and soul

The growth of all the plants of the garden from seeds and roots keep us mindful, in accordance with of the Parable of the Sower, of the need for our loving, mortified reception and cultivation in our hearts and souls of the seeds and roots of the supernatural gifts and virtues necessary for progress in the ascetical/mystical ascent of our souls toward union with God and with the divine will for Creation and Kingdom

John S. Stokes

Source: Flower Theology II

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A Quote by John M. McMahon on dedication, fame, god, growth, home, poetry, poets, reflection, and sacred

Poetry often introduces a mythological dimension which reflects the close connections between the gods and commonly encountered trees. A passage from Vergil's Georgics, in which the poet enumerates grafted trees and miraculous growth, incorporates several such mythological references: myrtles, sacred to Venus; the poplar, crown of Hercules; and the acorns of Jupiter's symbolic oak, referring to his grove at Dodona. The pine was held sacred to Pan, the Roman Faunus, and in his Eclogues Vergil describes the pastoral god's home on Mt. Maenalus in Arcadia. Propertius stresses the god's fondness for the tree, and Horace, for his part, dedicates a pine to the goddess Diana in a famous ode.

John M. McMahon

Source: Trees: Living Links to the Classical Past

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A Quote by John Heywood on growth


Ill weede growth fast.

John Heywood (1497? - 1580)

Source: Proverbes. Part i. Chap. x. 1546

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A Quote by John Henry Cardinal Newman on growth and life

Growth is the only evidence of life.

John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801 - 1890)

Source: Apologia pro Vita Sua

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on absence, growth, peace, and war

The mere absence of war is not peace. The mere absence of recession is not growth.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on conformity, enemies, freedom, and growth

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: 1961 Address to the U.N. General Assembly

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A Quote by John Dryden on children, growth, and men

Men are but children of a larger growth.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: All For Love. Act iv. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by John Dewey on education, growth, life, and preparation

Education is a social process . . . education is growth . . . education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.

John Dewey (1859 - 1952)

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