A Quote by John Aubrey on exercise, fatherhood, men, neighbors, speech, style, and trade

Mr. William Shakespeare was born at Stratford upon Avon in the county of Warwick. His father was a butcher, and I have been told heretofore by some of the neighbors, that when he was a boy he exercised his father's trade, but when he killed a calf he would do it in a high style and make a speech. Ben Jonson and he did gather humors of men daily wherever they came.

John Aubrey (1626 - 1697)

Source: Brief Lives, edited 1898

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on anxiety, charity, confession, contentment, difficulty, faith, fear, future, god, good, grace, health, helpful, hope, love, needs, neighbors, patience, pleasure, strength, support, wealth, and work

nine keys to contentment Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength enough to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbors. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Jeremy Taylor on gold, inferiority, and neighbors

He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he be exalted above his neighbors because he hath more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine.

Jeremy Taylor (1613 - 67)

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A Quote by Jean Baptiste Moliére on neighbors

Those whose conduct gives room for talk are always the first to attack their neighbors.

Jean Baptiste Moliere (1622 - 1673)

Source: Tartuffe, 11664, act I, sc. i

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A Quote by Jane Austen on laughter, neighbors, and sports

For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on neighbors

Who gives himself with his alms feeds three,- Himself, his hungering neighbor, and me.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Part Second. viii.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on gifts, neighbors, and sharing

Not what we give, but what we share,- For the gift without the giver is bare; Who gives himself with his alms feeds three,- Himself, his hungering neighbor, and Me.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Vision of Sir Launfal

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A Quote by James Keller on art, day, fatherhood, giving, indifference, life, love, neighbors, painting, sons, struggle, tears, thought, work, and world

Paul Cézanne never knew that he was later to be considered "the father of modern painting." Because of his great love for his work, he never thought of recognition. He struggled for thirty-five years, living in oblivion at Aix, giving away masterpieces to indifferent neighbors. And then one day a discerning Paris dealer happened upon his canvases and, gathering several of them, presented the Cézanne exhibit. The great of the art world were stunned: here, indeed, was a master! And Cézanne himself was no less astonished. Arriving at the gallery on the arm of his son, he gazed wonderingly at his paintings, and tears came to his eyes. "Look," he whispered, "they've framed them!"

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by Hugh W. Pinnock on curiosity, food, garden, life, mistakes, neighbors, problems, and wives

Never feed the foxes! What does that mean? Breaking commandments is like feeding foxes. In England where we live, my wife and I had heard that foxes were right in town. We wanted to see a fox. A neighbor told us that if we left food for the foxes we probably would see one. Our butcher gave us some bones. Each night we would place some bones out in the backyard. Soon a fox came to eat. Then a few more. Now we have at least five foxes racing through our flower garden, digging up the lawn, and leaving a shamble every night, sort of like a furry Jurassic Park. What started out as a curiosity is now a problem, and sin is much the same. An indiscretion can begin a process that can make a mess of a whole life. Remember, if you don't start feeding the foxes, they will never tear up your yard. If you avoid making the seemingly small and harmless mistakes, your life will be free of many larger problems later on.

Hugh W. Pinnock (1934 - 2000)

Source: Ensign November 1993, Your Personal Checklist . . . © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr. on government and neighbors

The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.

Hubert H. Humphrey (1911 - 1978)

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