A Quote by Sir William Davenant on blush, design, god, heaven, interest, losing, men, praise, prayer, rest, sacrifice, and world

Praise and Prayer PRAISE is devotion fit for mighty minds, The diff'ring world's agreeing sacrifice; Where Heaven divided faiths united finds: But Prayer in various discord upward flies. For Prayer the ocean is where diversely Men steer their course, each to a sev'ral coast; Where all our interests so discordant be That half beg winds by which the rest are lost. By Penitence when we ourselves forsake, 'Tis but in wise design on piteous Heaven; In Praise we nobly give what God may take, And are, without a beggar's blush, forgiven.

Sir William Davenant (1606 - 1668)

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on fate, friendship, interest, realism, and success

A thing that many young fellows don't seem to realism at first is that success depends on oneself and not on a kindly fate, nor on the interest of powerful friends.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: Lessons from the varsity of life

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A Quote by Simone Weil on citizenship, conflict, country, economics, interest, and war

What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict.

Simone Weil (1909 - 1943)

Source: The Need for Roots (1949)

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A Quote by Sidney Powell on effort, interest, service, and work

Try to forget yourself in the service of others. For when we think too much of ourselves and our own interests, we easily become despondent. But when we work for others, our efforts return to bless us.

Sidney Powell

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A Quote by Sidney Hook on interest

To serve the public interest is not the same as being a servant of public opinion.

Sidney Hook

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on credulity, encouragement, interest, love, truth, and war

Among the calamities of war may be numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates, and credulity encourages.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust on ambition, cheating, good, interest, men, nature, and truth

It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.

Sallustius Crispus (86 - 34 BC)

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A Quote by Ruth Pitter on interest, love, and misery

All in November's soaking mist We stand and prune the naked tree, While all our love and interest Seem quenched in the blue-nosed misery.

Ruth Pitter (1897 - 1992)

Source: The Diehards, 1941

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A Quote by François Auguste René Rodin on beginning, interest, and work

Where shall we begin? There is no beginning. Start where you arrive. Stop before what entices you. And work! You will enter little by little into the entirety. Method will be born in proportion to your interest.

Rodin (1840 - 1917)

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A Quote by Robertson Davies on friendship, government, interest, life, and stupidity

If you attack Stupidity you attack an entrenched interest with friends in government and every walk of public life.

Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)

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