names

A Quote by Robert Burton on books, names, and observation

Though they [philosophers] write contemptu gloriæ, yet as Hieron observes, they will put their names to their books.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on names and praise

We do what we must, and call it by the best names we can, and would fain have the praise of having intended the result which ensues.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on constitution, good, laws, names, nature, and sacred

No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my own constitution; the only wrong what is against it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on conformity, love, names, self-reliance, society, and virtue

Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. . . . The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Essays. Self-Reliance

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on constitution, good, and names

Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong is against it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on eternity, fame, god, literature, names, reputation, risk, and science

When God lets loose a great thinker on this planet, then all things are at risk. - There is not a piece of science, but its flank my be turned to-morrow; nor any literary reputation, nor the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on challenge, choice, ethics, good, imperfection, life, names, pain, problems, struggle, trying, work, and world

We all faced painful ethical challenges before we even knew how to spell our names. There were tough choices. Tradeoffs. Confusing signals regarding how to live one's life. And here we are now, today, still struggling. Still trying to sort things out. Still trying to work our way through life effectively. About the only thing that has changed is the scope of the problem. There's more at stake now. And we're in a position, as grownups, to do a lot more-good or bad-for ourselves, our organization, our world. But we still must wrestle with our imperfect ethics.

Price Pritchett

Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Peter Loewer on garden, names, philosophy, time, and work

May and June. Soft syllables, gentle names for the two best months in the garden year: cool, misty mornings gently burned away with a warming spring sun, followed by breezy afternoons and chilly nights. The discussion of philosophy is over; it's time for work to begin.

Peter Loewer

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on love, names, and rest

The mossy marbles rest On the lips that he has prest In their bloom; And the names he loved to hear Have been carved for many a year On the tomb.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Last Leaf.

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A Quote by Maurice Maeterlinck on art, beauty, bravery, gratitude, language, men, names, and trifle

Brave old-flowers! Wall-flowers, Gilly flowers, Stocks! For even as the field-flowers, from which a trifle, a ray of beauty, a drop of perfume, divides them, they have charming names, the softest in the language; and each of them, like tiny, art-less ex-votos, or like medals bestowed by the gratitude of men, proudly bears three or four.

Maurice Maeterlinck

Source: Old–Fashioned Flowers, 1907

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