A Quote by Gordon B. Hinckley on compliments, opposites, and world

There is a sad tendency in our world today for persons to cut one another down. Did you ever realize that it does not take very much in the way of brainpower to make remarks that may wound another? Try the opposite of that. Try handing out compliments.

Gordon B. Hinckley (1910 -)

Source: © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by George Eliot on idealism, opposites, and women

It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Uncommon Scold, by Abby Adams, 1989.

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on death, life, and opposites

Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on courage, fatherhood, government, nations, opposites, people, philosophy, simplicity, and support

That government is best which governs the least, so taught the courageous founders of this nation. This simple declaration is diametrically opposed to the all too common philosophy that the government should protect and support one from the cradle to the grave. The policy of the Founding Fathers has made our people and our nation strong. The opposite leads inevitably to moral decay.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: at BYU, February 28,1962

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on god, humility, life, opposites, pride, relationships, and worth

In the scriptures there is no such thing as righteous pride. It is always considered as a sin. We are not speaking of a wholesome view of self-worth, which is best established by a close relationship with God. But we are speaking of pride as the universal sin, as someone has described it. . . . Essentially, pride is a "my will" rather than "thy will" approach to life. The opposite of pride is humbleness, meekness, submissiveness, or teachableness.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Conference Report, April 1986, Ensign May 1986

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on direction, music, opposites, and soul

It is the stretched soul that makes music, and souls are stretched by the pull of opposites--opposite bents, tastes, yearnings, loyalties. Where there is no polarity--where energies flow smoothly in one direction--there will be much doing but no music.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on animals, beauty, food, learning, machines, nature, opposites, plants, and power

You dehumanize a man as much by returning him to nature - by making him one with rocks, vegetation, and animals - as by turning him into a machine. Both the natural and the mechanical are the opposite of that which is uniquely human. Nature is a self-made machine, more perfectly automated than any automated machine. To create something in the image of nature is to create a machine, and it was by learning the inner working of nature that man became a builder of machines. It is also obvious that when man domesticated animals and plants he acquired self-made machines for the production of food, power, and beauty.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Fishel on opposites and sister

A sister is both your mirror -- and your opposite.

Elizabeth Fishel

Source: People Magazine, 2 Jun 1980.

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A Quote by Elie Wiesel on art, death, faith, heresy, indifference, life, love, opposites, and ugliness

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

Elie Wiesel (1928 -)

Source: New York, Oct.1986

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A Quote by E.F. Schumacher on courage, direction, genius, intelligence, opposites, and violence

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.

E.F. Schumacher (1911 - 1977)

Source: see Einstein

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