A Quote by King Edward VIII of England on advice, chance, observation, opportunity, rest, and rules

Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet.

King Edward VIII (1894 - 1972)

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on laws, mortality, observation, society, and understanding

It is likewise to be observed that this society hath a peculiar chant and jargon of their own, that no other mortal can understand, and wherein all their laws are written, which they take special care to multiply.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on kindness, observation, and poets

So, naturalists observe, a flea Hath smaller fleas that on him prey; And these have smaller fleas to bite 'em, And so proceed ad infinitum. Thus every poet, in his kind, Is bit by him that comes behind.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: On Poetry, a Rhapsody

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A Quote by Jonathan Edwards on god, gold, mind, and observation

The surest way to know our gold, is to look upon it and examine it in God's furnace, where he tries it that we may see what it is. If we have a mind to know whether a building stands strong or not, we must look upon it when the wind blows. If we would know whether a staff be strong, or a rotten, broken reed, we must observe it when it is leaned on and weight is borne upon it. If we would weigh ourselves justly we must weigh ourselves in God's scales that he makes use of to weigh us.

Jonathan Edwards (1703 - 1758)

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A Quote by John Wise on death and observation

Death observes no ceremony.

John Wise

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A Quote by John Taylor on america, authority, conformity, evil, expectation, god, good, government, heaven, integrity, laws, observation, and principles

We are under the United States. But the United States is not the kingdom of God. It does not profess to be under his rule, nor his government, nor his authority.... Very well, what is expected of us? That we observe its laws, that we conform to its usages, that we are governed by good and wholesome principles, that we maintain the laws in their integrity and that we sustain the government. And we ought to do it. . . . We ought to pray . . . for those that are in authority, that they may be led in the right way, that they may be preserved from evil, that they may administer the government in righteousness, and that they may pursue a course that will receive the approbation of heaven.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

Source: Journal of Discourses 21:68.

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A Quote by John Richard Jeffries on animals, business, lies, observation, reason, sharing, universe, and world

I have observed that almost all those whose labour lies in the field, and who go down to their business in the green meadows, admit the animal world to a share in the faculty of reason. It is the cabinet makers who construct a universe of automatons.

John Richard Jeffries (1848 - 1887)

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A Quote by John Ewing on observation

If the entire Mandelbrot set were placed on an ordinary sheet of paper, the tiny sections of boundary we examine would not fill the width of a hydrogen atom. Physicists think about such tiny objects; only mathematicians have microscopes fine enough to actually observe them.

John Ewing (1791 - 1802)

Source: "Can We See the Mandelbrot Set?", The College Mathematics Journal, March 1995.

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A Quote by John Donne on diligence, disease, and observation

I observe the physician with the same diligence as he the disease.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, 1624, no. 6

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A Quote by John Bach McMaster on duty, observation, and trying

One sentence will undoubtedly be remembered till our republic ceases to exist. 'No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying,' he observed, 'as to put the right man in the right place.'

John Bach McMaster (1852 - 1932)

Source: his History of the People of the United States (ii. 586)

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