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A Quote by Lao Tzu on ability, giving, identity, limitations, needs, possessions, practice, prejudice, service, time, and virtue

To practice virtue is to selflessly offer assistance to others, giving without limitation one's time, abilities, and possessions in service, whenever and wherever needed, without prejudice concerning the identity of those in need.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (4)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on identity, justice, mathematics, reputation, and yielding

Mathematics has the completely false reputation of yielding infallible conclusions. Its infallibility is nothing but identity. Two times two is not four, but it is just two times two, and that is what we call four for short. But four is nothing new at all. And thus it goes on and on in its conclusions, except that in the higher formulas the identity fades out of sight.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956, p. 1754.

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A Quote by J. E. Littlewood on accidents, argument, chance, conscience, dawn, education, identity, problems, and wishes

In presenting a mathematical argument the great thing is to give the educated reader the chance to catch on at once to the momentary point and take details for granted: his successive mouthfuls should be such as can be swallowed at sight; in case of accidents, or in case he wishes for once to check in detail, he should have only a clearly circumscribed little problem to solve (e.g. to check an identity: two trivialities omitted can add up to an impasse). The unpractised writer, even after the dawn of a conscience, gives him no such chance; before he can spot the point he has to tease his way through a maze of symbols of which not the tiniest suffix can be skipped.

J. E. Littlewood (1885 - 1977)

Source: A Mathematician's Miscellany, Methuen Co. Ltd., 1953.

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A Quote by Gibson Winter on church, identity, protestantism, and survival

The introverted church is one which puts its own survival before its mission, its own identity above its task, its internal concerns before its apostolate, its rituals before its ministry. Undue emphasis on the static structure of the Church has led to the disappearance of a significant lay ministry in denominational Protestantism.

Gibson Winter

Source: The Suburban Captivity of the Churches

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on brothers, earth, identity, and life

I want to realize brotherhood or identity not merely with the beings called human, but I want to realize identity with all life, even with such things as crawl upon earth.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Ellen Glasgow on animals, beginning, birds, earth, identity, and love

. . . every tree near our house had a name of its own and a special identity. This was the beginning of my love for natural things, for earth and sky, for roads and fields and woods, for trees and grass and flowers; a love which has been second only to my sense of enduring kinship with birds and animals, and all inarticulate creatures.

Ellen Glasgow (1874 - 1945)

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A Quote by e. e. cummings on self, identity, compliance, and conformity

To be nobody-but-yourself - in a world which is doing its best night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

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A Quote by Dallin H. Oaks on attitude, beginning, children, earth, eternity, god, identity, individuality, knowledge, practice, prophets, purpose, and spirit

Our attitude toward abortion . . . is fixed by our knowledge that according to an eternal plan all of the spirit children of God must come to this earth for a glorious purpose, and that individual identity began long before conception and will continue for all the eternities to come. We rely on the prophets of God who have told us that while there may be 'rare' exceptions, 'the practice of elective abortion is fundamentally contrary to the Lord's injunction, 'Thou shalt not . . . kill, nor do anything like unto it'

Dallin H. Oaks (1932 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1993, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Camille Paglia on culture, identity, order, power, relationships, and sex

Sex IS power. Identity is power. In western culture, there are no nonexploitative relationships. Everyone has killed in order to live.

Camille Paglia

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on stranger, identity, life, and becoming

No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

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