A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on age, children, civilization, god, humility, men, men and women, names, nobility, past, people, suffering, truth, and women

Most of these people will never make the headlines and their names will not appear in Who's Who. Yet when years have rolled past and when the blazing light of truth is focused on this marvelous age in which we live - men and women will know and children will be taught that we have a finer land, a better people, a more noble civilization - because these humble children of God were willing to suffer for righteousness' sake.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (Dec 1964)

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A Quote by Margaret Atwood on love and names


The Eskimos had 52 names for snow because it was important to them; there ought to be as many for love.

Margaret Atwood (1939 -)

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A Quote by John Dalberg, Lord Acton on names, testing, and trust

Guard against the prestige of great names; see that your judgments are your own; and do not shrink from disagreement; no trusting without testing.

Lord Acton Dalberg (1834 - 1902)

Source: "Inaugural Lecture on The Study of History," Cambridge, 11 Jun 1895.

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A Quote by Leo Rosenberg on names


First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, and then you forget to pull your zipper down.

Leo Rosenberg

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on egotism, ideas, names, and perception

The ego is entranced by ... names and ideas... (However) names and concepts only block your perception of this Great Oneness. Therefore it is wise to ignore them. Those who live inside their egos are continually bewildered.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (32)

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A Quote by Karel Capek on day, heaven, names, plants, time, and wisdom

O Lord, grant that in some way it may rain every day, say from about midnight until three o'clock in the morning, but, you see, it must be gentle and warm so that it can soak in; grant that at the same time it would not rain on campion, alyssum, heliaanthemum, lavender, and the others which you in your infinite wisdom know are drought loving plants - I will write their names on a paper if you like - and grant that the sun may shine the whole day long, but not everywhere (not for instance, on spiraea, or on gentian, plantain lily, and rhododendron), and not to much; that there may be plenty of dew and little wind, enough worms, no plant lice and snails, no mildew, and that once a week thin liquid manure and guano may fall from heaven. Amen.

Karel Capek (1890 - 1938)

Source: The Gardener's Year, 1929

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A Quote by Julia Margaret Cameron on language, names, wishes, and words

I wish I could take language And fold it like cool, moist rags. I would lay words on your forehead. I would wrap words on your wrists. 'There, there,' my words would say - Or something better. I would ask them to murmur, 'Hush' and 'Shh, shhh, it's all right.' I would ask them to hold you all night. I wish I could take language And daub and soothe and cool Where fever blisters and burns, Where fever turns yourself against you. I wish I could take language And heal the words that were the wounds You have no names for.

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815 - 1879)

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A Quote by Jules Henri Poincaré on art, giving, mathematics, names, poetry, and quotations

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things. [As opposed to the quotation: Poetry is the art of giving different names to the same thing].

Jules Henri Poincare (1854 - 1912)

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A Quote by John Wilson on death, heart, heaven, and names

A monument to Newton! a monument to Shakespeare! Look up to Heaven look into the Human Heart. Till the planets and the passions the affections and the fixed stars are extinguished their names cannot die.

John Wilson (1741 - 1793)

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A Quote by John Milton on memory, men, and names

A thousand fantasies Begin to throng into my memory, Of calling shapes, and beck'ning shadows dire, And airy tongues that syllable men's names On sands and shores and desert wildernesses.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus. Line 205.

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