A Quote by Giulio Andreotti on life, limits, and world

I recognize my limits but when I look around I realize I am not living exactly in a world of giants.

Giulio Andreotti (1919 -)

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A Quote by George F. Will on budgets, change, country, culture, inclusion, judgment, limits, money, politics, restaurants, and taxes

Recently the country has seen too much of our legislators, seeing them as a gaggle of check-kiting, judge-smearing deadbeats who don't pay their restaurant bills but raise their pay in the middle of the night. Many Americans-this columnist included-hitherto said tax increases are justified by the budget deficit now say: Give that mob more money? Never. Not a nickel of new taxes until term limits change the political culture on Capital Hill.

George F. Will (1941 -)

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A Quote by George Ade on admiration, limits, reading, work, and writing

Mark Twain on George Ade's writing: I have been reading him [Ade] again, and my admiration overflows all limits. How effortless the limning! It is as if the work did itself, without help of the master's hand.

George Ade (1866 - 1944)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on limits


There are limits to self-indulgence, none to restraint.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Frederick Douglass on endurance and limits

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.

Frederick Douglass (1817? - 1895)

Source: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, 1845

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A Quote by Eric G. Anderson on assumptions, christmas, dedication, duty, failure, fear, leadership, learning, life, limits, obligation, responsibility, schools, seriousness, sports, strength, present, and trust

Climbing is a unique sport, presenting mental and physical stress that you learn to overcome by operating close to your limits. Sometimes your limits are higher than you realize. "Of course, you recognize your limits in climbing by falling off the rock," says Alan Czenkusch [leader of Whistepig Climbing School of Del Norte, Colorado]. "However, you're safe because you're on belay." The belay anchor system is the crux of climbing. It allows falls with impunity - almost. The person running the rope does so to protect the climber. There is a great responsibility and obligation to this concept and Czenkusch explains it solemnly. The belayer protects himself by the use of pitons and other devices which give him fail-safe redundant protection. When the belayer calls out to the climber below "On Belay" it means he is set up correctly and has assumed a serious duty and would even give up his own life to protect the climber. Such dedication should allow the person below to ascent with no fear of falling. The mutual trust which allows belaying is part of the camaraderie, the intimacy, the mystique of mountaineering. Belaying has brought Czenkusch his best and worst moments in climbing. Czenkusch once fell from a high precipice, yanking out three mechanical supports and pulling his belayer off a ledge. He was stopped upside down 10 feet from the ground when his spread-eagled belayer arrested the fall with the strength of his outstretched arms. "Don saved my life," says Czenkusch. "How do you respond to a guy like that? Give him a used climbing rope for a Christmas present? No, you remember him. You always remember him."

Eric G. Anderson

Source: “The Vertical Wilderness," Private Practice, Nov. 1979, p. 21.

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A Quote by Edith Hamilton on facts, limits, mind, questions, and thought

The fundamental facts about the Greek was that he had to use his mind. The ancient priest had said, "Thus far and no farther. We set the limits of thought." The Greeks said, "All things are to be examined and called into question. There are no limits set on thought.

Edith Hamilton (1867 - 1963)

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A Quote by Dr Wesley Mills on animals, facts, inferiority, limits, power, reason, and study

It was said that the 'brutes' cannot reason. Only persons who do not themselves reason about the subject, with the facts before them, can any longer occupy such a position. The evidence of reasoning power is overwhelming for the upper rank of animals, and yearly the downward limits are being extended the more the inferior tribes are studied.

Dr Wesley Mills (1847 - 1915)

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A Quote by David W. Johnson on excellence and limits

There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.

David W. Johnson

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A Quote by David Armistead on ability, limits, people, and trust

Trust each other again and again. When the trust level gets high enough, people transcend apparent limits, discovering new and awesome abilities for which they were previously unaware.

David Armistead

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