A Quote by Ben Ames Williams on acceptance, business, choice, life, and meetings

Life is the acceptance of responsibilities or their evasion, it is a business of meeting obligations or avoiding them. To every man the choice is continually being offered, and by the manner of his choosing you may fairly measure him.

Ames Williams (1889 - ?)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on life, meetings, and sacred

The meeting points the sacred hair dissever From the fair head, forever, and forever! Then flashed the living lightning from her eyes, And screams of horror rend th' affrighted skies.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Rape of the Lock, 1712

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A Quote by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyrapolt on accidents, discovery, meetings, mind, and preparation

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on jobs, meetings, needs, and understanding

Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them.

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

Source: speech, October 3, 1952

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on inspiration, learning, meetings, quotations, and style

Adlai Stevenson, himself a notable speaker, often reminisced about his last meeting with Churchill. I asked him on whom or what he had based his oratorical style. Churchill replied, "It was an American statesman who inspired me and taught me how to use every note of the human voice like an organ." Winston then to my amazement started to quote long excerpts from Bourke Cockran's speeches of 60 years before. "He was my model," Churchill said. "I learned from him how to hold thousands in thrall."

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on advice, decisions, determination, diaries, meetings, presidency, quotations, thought, war, wishes, and words

I have got you together to hear what I have written down. I do not wish your advice about the main matter - for that I have determined for myself. Attributed to President Abraham Lincoln. - Salmon P. Chase, diary entry for September 22, 1862, Diary and Correspondence of Salmon P Chase, p. 88 (1903, reprinted 1971). According to the Chase account, Lincoln spoke these words at a cabinet meeting he had called to inform the members of his decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. This quotation is also used in Carl Sandburg, Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, p. 584 (1939). Although these words are not used, the same thought is conveyed in the diary of another member of Lincoln's cabinet, Gideon Welles. See his diary entry for the same date in Diary of Gideon Welles, vol. 1, pp. 142-43 (1911).

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by A. W. Tozer on christ, god, heart, meetings, and unity

One hundred worshipers meeting together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become "unity" conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship.

A. W. Tozer

Source: The Pursuit of God

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