A Quote by William Hazlitt on determination, judgment, perfection, satisfaction, and success

The surest hindrance of success is to have too high a standard of refinement in our own minds, or too high an opinion of the judgment of the public. He who is determined not to be satisfied with anything short of perfection will never do anything to please himself or others.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William Ellery Channing on fidelity and judgment

We are judged not by the degree of our light but by fidelity to the light we have.

William Ellery Channing (1780 - 1842)

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A Quote by William Edmondstoune Aytoun on anger, fashion, god, judgment, lies, and soul

Do not lift him from the bracken, Leave him lying where he fell- Better bier ye cannot fashion: None beseems him half so well As the bare and broken heather, And the hard and trampled sod, Whence his angry soul ascended To the judgment seat of God!

William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813 - 1965)

Source: The Widow of Glencoe

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A Quote by William Cowper on judgment

The solemn fop; significant and budge; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Conversation. Line 299.

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A Quote by William Cowper on blessings, courage, design, failure, god, grace, judgment, mercy, plants, providence, saints, skill, and trust

God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines Of never failing skill He treasures up his bright designs, And works his sovereign will. Ye fearful saints fresh courage take, The clouds ye so much dread Are big with mercy, and shall break In blessings on your head. Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, But trust him for his grace; Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Olney Hymns

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A Quote by William Arthur Ward on day, giving, goodness, greatness, judgment, life, and simplicity

Each of will one day be judged By our standard of life, Not by our standard of living; By our measure of giving, Not by our measure of wealth; By our simple goodness, Not by our seeming greatness.

William Arthur Ward

Source: Mark and Barbara Hall Collection.

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on happiness, judgment, and reputation

How happy the lot of the mathematician. He is judged solely by his peers, and the standard is so high that no colleague or rival can ever win a reputation he does not deserve.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

Source: The Dyer's Hand, London: Faber & Faber, 1948.

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A Quote by Walter Savage Landor on clarity, conflict, guidance, heart, improvement, judgment, and understanding

Heat and animosity, contest and conflict may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart.

Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1864)

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A Quote by Walter Lippmann on ability, age, belief, children, debate, intelligence, judgment, and research

In the course of a debate with Lewis Terman: Without offering any data on all that occurs between conception and the age of kindergarten, they announce on the basis of what they have got out of a few thousand questionnaires that they are measuring the hereditary mental endowment of human beings. Obviously, this is not a conclusion obtained by research. It is a conclusion planted by the will to believe. It is, I think, for the most part unconsciously planted. . . . If the impression takes root that these tests really measure intelligence, that they constitute a sort of last judgment on the child's capacity, that they reveal "scientifically" his predestined ability, then it would be a thousand times better if all the intelligence testers and all their questionnaires were sunk in the Sargasso Sea.

Walter Lippmann (1889 - 1974)

Source: quoted: Stephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man, W.W.Norton & Co., Ltd, NY, 1996

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A Quote by Dr. W. Edwards Deming on aim, clarity, future, judgment, life, planning, and value

It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of activity or methods. It must always relate directly to how life is better for everyone. . . . The aim of the system must be clear to everyone in the system. The aim must include plans for the future. The aim is a value judgment.

W. Edwards Deming (1900 - 1993)

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