A Quote by Frederick Delius on colors, meaning, and music

Bernard van Dieren commenting on the music of Frederick Delius: To all that he touched he gave a new meaning, a new color, a new outline, a new loveliness, and a new poignancy.

Frederick Delius (1862 - 1934)

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on character, civilization, god, happiness, honor, meaning, poets, and trust

If there is one word that describes the meaning of character, it is the word honor. Without honor, civilization would not long exist. Without honor, there could be no dependable contracts, no lasting marriages, no trust or happiness. What does the word honor mean to you? To me, honor is summarized in this expression by the poet Tennyson, "Man's word [of honor] is God in man."

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Idylls of the King, "The Coming of Arthur," line 132.

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on language, literature, and meaning

Literature is language charged with meaning.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: ABC of Reading, 1934, ch. 2

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A Quote by Ernest A. Fitzgerald on accidents, belief, effort, good, happiness, life, meaning, peace, people, and world

It is not by accident that the happiest people are those who make a conscious effort to live useful lives. Their happiness, of course, is not a shallow exhilaration where life is one continuos intoxicating party. Rather, their happiness is a deep sense of inner peace that comes when they believe their lives have meaning and that they are making a difference for good in the world.

Ernest A. Fitzgerald

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A Quote by Erich Fromm on life and meaning

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives to his life by the unfolding of his powers.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on existence, life, meaning, needs, purpose, and suffering

We need not only a purpose in life to give meaning to our existence but also something to give meaning to our suffering. We need as much something to suffer for as something to live for.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on emptiness, hatred, life, meaning, passion, and purpose

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barber on design, garden, inclusion, meaning, reflection, traditions, and value

The Japanese garden is a very important tool in Japanese architectural design because, not only is a garden traditionally included in any house design, the garden itself also reflects a deeper set of cultural meanings and traditions. Whereas the English garden seeks to make only an aesthetic impression, the Japanese garden is both aesthetic and reflective. The most basic element of any Japanese garden design comes from the realization that every detail has a significant value.

Elizabeth Barber

Source: The Shiga Project: The Japanese Garden

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A Quote by Elaine L. Jack on beginning, choice, circumstances, effort, exercise, faith, happiness, hope, investment, life, meaning, prayer, and seasons

Testimony is a result of choice, not circumstance. In all seasons of my life, testimony has been a conscious choice - and this choice has given everything else in my life meaning. Building a testimony is the beginning of building a happy life. Testimony grows step by step as we invest the effort to exercise faith and hope as active parts of everyday living. Prayer is a major tool to help us gain faith and hope.

Elaine L. Jack

Source: © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Edmond Jabes on argument, birds, controversy, doubt, meaning, and words

How could an argument soothe or settle a controversy when every word is a nest for a bird of doubt? (meaning of words as inferences)

Edmond Jabes

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