A Quote by John Foster on experience, kindness, meetings, society, value, and world

An observant man, in all his intercourse with society and the world, constantly and unperceived marks on every person and thing the figure expressive of its value, and therefore, on meeting that person or thing, knows instantly what kind and degree of attention to give it. This is to make something of experience.

John Foster

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A Quote by Jane Taylor on caring, desires, heart, heaven, hope, meetings, and mortality

Far from mortal cares retreating, Sordid hopes and vain desires, Here, our willing footsteps meeting, Every heart to heaven aspires.

Jane Taylor (1783 - 1824)

Source: Hymn.

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A Quote by Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis on laughter, meetings, nonsense, and wit

Sometimes, though not often [in meetings of the Inklings], it would happen that no one had anything to read to us. On these occasions the fun would be riotous, with Jack at the top of his form and enjoying every minute - 'no sound delights me more', he once said, 'than male laughter'. At the Inklings his talk was an outpouring of wit, nonsense, whimsy, dialectical swordplay, and pungent judgement such as I have rarely heard equalled - no mere show put on for the occasion, either, since it was often quite as brilliant when he and I were alone together. . . . In his Preface to Essays Presented to Charles Williams, Jack gave a lively and moving account of what this circle meant to him.

Jack Lewis (1898 - 1963)

Source: Letters of C.S. Lewis, ed. with a memoir by W. H. Lewis, NY/London, HarcourtBraceJovanovich,1966

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A Quote by Hugh Park on meetings and world

It is said that the world is run by those willing to sit until the end of meetings.

Hugh Park

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A Quote by Herbert Clark Hoover on meetings

When the outcome of a meeting is to have another meeting, it has been a lousy meeting.

Herbert Clark Hoover (1874 - 1964)

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A Quote by Henry L. Stinson on danger, difficulty, meetings, past, presidency, and questions

...but if there was anything unexpected about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it was only that Hawaii was the target chosen for attack: "Then at 12 o'clock we (viz., General Marshall and I) went to the White House, where we were until nearly half past one. At the meeting were Hull, Knox, Marshall, Stark, and myself. There the President . . . brought up entirely the relations with the Japanese. He brought up the event that we were likely to be attacked perhaps (as soon as) next Monday, for the Japanese are notorious for making an attack without warning, and the question was what we would do. The question was how we should maneuver them into the position of firing the first shot without allowing too much danger to ourselves. It was a difficult proposition."

Henry L. Stinson

Source: Secretary of War under Roosevelt, Diary Entry for November 25, 1941

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on anxiety, day, future, improvement, meetings, past, present, time, and weather

In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too: to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and the future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry Boye on life, meetings, and people

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.

Henry Boye

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A Quote by H.E. Slaught on admiration, audiences, correction, courage, country, discovery, errors, graduation, honesty, meetings, observation, and students

...[E.H.] Moore ws presenting a paper on a highly technical topic to a large gathering of faculty and graduate students from all parts of the country. When half way through he discovered what seemed to be an error (though probably no one else in the room observed it). He stopped and re-examined the doubtful step for several minutes and then, convinced of the error, he abruptly dismissed the meeting -- to the astonishment of most of the audience. It was an evidence of intellectual courage as well as honesty and doubtless won for him the supreme admiration of every person in the group -- an admiration which was in no wise diminished, but rather increased, when at a later meeting he announced that after all he had been able to prove the step to be correct.

H.E. Slaught

Source: The American Mathematical Monthly, 40 (1933), 191-195.

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A Quote by George F. Will on football, meetings, society, and violence

Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society: violence punctuated by committee meetings.

George F. Will (1941 -)

Source: 1994

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