A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on beginning, cities, heaven, and order

All things began in Order, so shall they end, and so shall they begin again, according to the Ordainer of Order, and the mystical mathematicks of the City of Heaven.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Hydriotaphia, Urne-Buriall and the Garden of Cyrus, 1896.

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on belief, earth, good, happiness, knowledge, mind, money, order, time, and world

Mind you, I have had in my sojourn on earth as good a time of it as any man, so I can speak with some knowledge. A writer in the Manchester Guardian who is unknown to me lately described me as "the richest man in the world." That sounds a pretty big order, but when I come to think it out I believe he is not far wrong. A rich man is not necessarily a man with a whole pot of money but a man who is really happy. And I am that.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: Lessons from the varsity of life

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A Quote by Sir Francis Galton on anarchy, confusion, errors, imagination, laws, order, and serenity

I know of scarcely anything so apt to impress the imagination as the wonderful form of cosmic order expressed by the "Law of Frequency of Error." The law would have been personified by the Greeks and deified, if they had known of it. It reigns with serenity and in complete self-effacement, amidst the wildest confusion. The huger the mob, and the greater the apparent anarchy, the more perfect is its sway. It is the supreme law of Unreason. Whenever a large sample of chaotic elements are taken in hand and marshaled in the order of their magnitude, an unsuspected and most beautiful form of regularity proves to have been latent all along.

Sir Francis Galton (1822 - 1911)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956. p. 1482.

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A Quote by Shaftesbury on order, ridicule, and truth

Truth, 't is supposed, may bear all lights; and one of those principal lights or natural mediums by which things are to be viewed in order to a thorough recognition is ridicule itself.


Source: Essay on the Freedom of Wit and Humour, sect. 1.

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A Quote by Scott Watson on chaos, death, friendship, life, love, and order

What is shape without form; What is chaos without order; What is life without death; What is friendship without love; What isn't?

Scott Watson

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A Quote by Scott Alexander on order


The basic rule of free enterprise: You must give in order to get.

Scott Alexander

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on learning, men, order, and truth

In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on order and praise

All censure of a man's self is oblique praise. It is in order to show how much he can spare.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Boswell’s Life of Johnson

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A Quote by Salvador Dali on good, love, order, respect, society, talent, and youth

In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.

Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989)

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A Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas on authority, intention, justice, order, and war

In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign, Secondly, a just cause, Thirdly, a rightful intention.

Saint Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225 - 1274)

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