inspiration

A Quote by George Matthew Adams on advertising, brevity, conversation, correction, earth, guidance, happiness, ideas, inspiration, life, philosophy, possessions, success, time, and women

Every one of us, unconsciously, works out a personal philosophy of life, by which we are guided, inspired, and corrected, as time goes on. It is this philosophy by which we measure out our days, and by which we advertise to all about us the man, or woman, that we are. . . . It takes but a brief time to scent the life philosophy of anyone. It is defined in the conversation, in the look of the eye, and in the general mien of the person. It has no hiding place. It's like the perfume of the flower - unseen, but known almost instantly. It is the possession of the successful, and the happy. And it can be greatly embellished by the absorption of ideas and experiences of the useful of this earth.

George Matthew Adams

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A Quote by George Herbert Walker Bush on america, caring, certainty, earth, facts, inspiration, justice, people, presidency, quality, and slavery

Abraham Lincoln truly inspired me. It wasn't just the freeing of the slaves, he kept the Union together. Some people even forget that today. What I think inspired me was the fact that in spite of being the President of the United States he retained a certain down-to-earth quality. He never got to be a big shot, and he cared about people.

George H.W. Bush (1924 -)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on inspiration

Marry Ann; and at the end of a week you'll find no more inspiration in her than in a plate of muffins.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Man and Superman (1903)

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A Quote by Frederic William Farrar on admiration, agreement, army, conscience, contentment, darkness, deed, guilt, infidelity, inspiration, jesus, money, murder, pride, sons, soul, suffering, time, traditions, vices, virtue, weakness, women, and world

Why did not this multitude of ignorant pilgrims resist? Why did these greedy chafferers content themselves with dark scowls and muttered maledictions, while they suffered their oxen and sheep to be chased into the streets and themselves ejected, and their money flung rolling on the floor by one who was then young and unknown, and in the garb of despised Galilee? Why, in the same way we might ask, did Saul suffer Samuel to beard him in the very presence of his army? Why did David abjectly obey the orders of Joab? Why did Ahab not dare to arrest Elijah at the door of Naboth's vineyard? Because sin is weakness; because there is in the world nothing so abject as a guilty conscience, nothing so invincible as the sweeping tide of a Godlike indignation against all that is base and wrong. How could these paltry sacrilegious buyers and sellers, conscious of wrongdoing, oppose that scathing rebuke, or face the lightnings of those eyes that were enkindled by an outraged holiness? When Phinehas the priest was zealous for the Lord of Hosts, and drove through the bodies of the prince of Simeon and the Midianitish woman with one glorious thrust of his indignant spear, why did not guilty Israel avenge that splendid murder? Why did not every man of the tribe of Simeon become a Goel to the dauntless assassin? Because Vice cannot stand for one moment before Virtue's uplifted arm. Base and grovelling as they were, these money-mongering Jews felt, in all that remnant of their souls which was not yet eaten away by infidelity and avarice, that the Son of Man was right. Nay, even the Priests and Pharisees, and Scribes and Levites, devoured as they were by pride and formalism, could not condemn an act which might have been performed by a Nehemiah or a Judas Maccabaeus, and which agreed with all that was purest and best in their traditions. But when they had heard of this deed, or witnessed it, and had time to recover from the breathless mixture of admiration, disgust, and astonishment which it inspired, they came to Jesus, and though they did not dare to condemn what He had done, yet half indignantly asked Him for some sign that He had a right to act thus.

Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903)

Source: Farrar in The Life of Christ, p.151 & 152, quoted by James E. Talmage, Jesus the Christ, Ch.12, p.169

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A Quote by Franklin P. Cole, DD on christianity, citizenship, civilization, democracy, faith, inspiration, and politics

Our Christian civilization, as well as our political democracy, has developed through the inspiration of a high faith in man, the common man. He is the sovereign of the State, not because he is always wise, but because he and his fellow-citizens are the State.

Franklin P. Cole

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A Quote by Ferdinand Columbus on authority, awareness, belief, discovery, earth, giving, inspiration, learning, men, reason, and world

Every schoolchild knows that Columbus set out across the sea to prove that the world was round. But the belief in a spherical earth had a long and illustrious pedigree, as Columbus himself was well aware. . . . "The second reason that inspired the Admiral [Columbus] to launch his enterprise and helped justify his giving the name 'Indies' to the lands which he discovered was the authority of many learned men who said that one could sail westward from the western end of Africa and Spain to the eastern end of India, and that no great sea lay between."

Ferdinand Columbus (1488 - 1539)

Source: The Life of the Admiral Christopher Columbus, ca., 1539, used by historian Las Casas

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A Quote by Ernest Newman on composers, day, inspiration, jobs, time, and work

The great composer . . . does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working. Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand with as much regularity as an accountant settles down each day to his figures. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration.

Ernest Newman (1868 - ?)

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A Quote by Eric Temple Bell on art, creativity, feeling, guidance, inspiration, mathematics, past, simplicity, and usefulness

Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness.

Eric Temple Bell (1883 - 1960)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on ability, achievement, awareness, confidence, difficulty, effort, failure, inspiration, misfortune, patience, persistence, and talent

They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on inspiration, mind, and strength

There is new strength, repose of mind, and inspiration in fresh apparel.

Ella Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

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