influence

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on contentment, falsehood, happiness, influence, kindness, life, people, sharing, truth, and world

Truth is like the stars; it does not appear except from behind obscurity of the night. Truth is like all beautiful things in the world; it does not disclose its desirability except to those who first feel the influence of falsehood. Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Julian Huxley on action, books, death, individuality, influence, people, persistence, speech, tears, traditions, and writing

By speech first, but far more by writing, man has been able to put something of himself beyond death. In tradition and in books an integral part of the individual persists, for it can influence the minds and actions of other people in different places and at different times: a row of black marks on a page can move a man to tears, though the bones of him that wrote it are long ago crumbled to dust.

Julian Huxley (1887 - 1975)

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A Quote by Joseph Story on influence, laws, liberty, patriotism, people, religion, and truth

Here shall the Press the People's right maintain, Unaw'd by influence and unbrib'd by gain; Here patriot Truth her glorious precepts draw, Pledg'd to Religion, Liberty, and Law.

Joseph Story (1779 - 1845)

Source: Motto of the "Salem Register." (Life of Story, Vol. i. p. 127.)

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A Quote by Joseph F. Smith on beginning, body, books, day, death, influence, and saints

A story is told of an English officer in old India, who one day went to the book shelf to take down a book. As he reached his hand up over the volume his finger was bitten by an adder. After a few hours the finger began to swell. Later on the swelling went into his arm, and finally the whole body was affected, and in a few days the officer was dead. There are adders concealed in many a book. Let the Saints beware of the books that enter their homes, for their influence may be as poisonous and deadly as the adder which brought death to the English officer in old India.

Joseph F. Smith (1838 - 1918)

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A Quote by Joseph F. Smith on divinity, effort, family, god, happiness, home, influence, life, sacrifice, separation, service, and world

There is no substitute for the home. Its foundation is as ancient as the world, and its mission has been ordained of God from the earliest times. There can be no genuine happiness separate and apart from the home, and every effort made to sanctify and preserve its influence is uplifting to those who toil and sacrifice for its establishment. There is no happiness without service and there is no greater service than that which converts the home into a divine institution which promotes and preserves family life.

Joseph F. Smith (1838 - 1918)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by John Ruskin on feeling, influence, nobility, and time

Do not think it wasted time to submit yourself to any influence that will bring upon you any noble feeling.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Milton on birds, earth, happiness, heaven, honor, influence, and reason

She what was honour knew, And with obsequious majesty approv'd My pleaded reason. To the nuptial bower I led her blushing like the morn; all heaven And happy constellations on that hour Shed their selectest influence; the earth Gave sign of gratulation, and each hill; Joyous the birds; fresh gales and gentle airs Whisper'd it to the woods, and from their wings Flung rose, flung odours from the spicy shrub.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book viii. Line 508.

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A Quote by John Milton on influence and judgment

Ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: L'Allegro. Line 121.

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A Quote by John Milton on beginning, birds, charm, day, earth, gloom, inferiority, influence, kiss, needs, peace, shame, wonder, world, and elightenment

But peaceful was the night Wherein the Prince of Light His reign of peace upon the earth began. The winds with wonder whist, Smoothly the waters kiss, Whispering new joys to the mild Ocean,- Who now hath quite forgot to rave, While birds of calm sit brooding on the charmed wave. The stars, with deep amaze, Stand fixed in steadfast gaze, Bending one way their precious influence; And will not take their flight, For all the morning light, Or Lucifer that often warmed them thence; But in their glimmering orbs did glow, Until their Lord himself bespake, and bid them go. And, though the shady gloom Had given day her room, The sun himself withheld his wonted speed, And hid his head for shame, As his inferior flame The new-enlightened world no more should need: He saw a greater Sun appear Than his bright throne or burning axeltree could bear.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: The Peaceful Night

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on exercise, history, influence, men, and socialism

Marxian Socialism must always remain a portent to the historians of opinion - how a doctrine so illogical and so dull can have exercised so powerful and enduring an influence over the minds of men, and, through them, the events of history.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

Source: The End of Laissez-Faire, 1925

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