originality

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on action, force, habits, originality, and self-reliance

This gives force to the strong - that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance or original action.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on action, habits, originality, and self-reliance

The masses have no habit of self reliance or original action.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Phyllis Diller on body and originality

The only parts left of my original body are my elbows.

Phyllis Diller

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on ideas, mind, and originality

A man's mind stretched by a new idea, can never go back to its original dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on originality and thought

A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times. It has come to you over a new route, by a new and express train of association.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. i.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on ideas, mind, and originality

Man's mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Miles Smith on god, good, originality, people, persuasion, spelling, understanding, and words

We are so farre off from condemning any of their labours that traveiled before us in this kinds, either in this land or beyond sea, . . . that we acknowledge them to have been raised up of God, . . . and that they deserve to be had of us and of posteritie in everlasting remembrance. . . . Therefore blessed be they, and most honoured be their name, that breake the yce and give the onset upon that which helpeth forward to the saving of soules. Now what can be more available thereto, than to deliver Gods booke unto the Gods people in a tongue which they understand? . . . So if we, building upon their foundation that went before us, and being holpen by their labours, doe endeavor to make that better which they left so good; no man, we are sure, has cause to mis like us; they, we persuade ourselves, if they were alive, would thank us. For is the Kingdom of God become words or syllables? Why should we be in bondage to them if we may be free? [Some antique spelling is original; some is modernized. - Ed.]

Miles Smith

Source: Bible. preface to the King James Bible, 1611

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A Quote by Meredith Willson on cities, creation, genius, love, music, originality, people, and world

Regarding The Music Man, Jay Nordlinger wrote: The Music Man (for which Willson also wrote the lyrics) is an astonishing creation. It came in a spurt of brilliance. It is shot through with originality, verve, and-why not go all the way?-genius. People love it, can't get enough of it, can't stop performing it-and they are not wrong. For closing in on a half- century now, The Music Man has been performed continually, in every American city, town, and village, and in other parts of the world as well, not excluding Peking.

Meredith Willson (1902 - 1984)

Source: “One Vote for Willson,” by Jay Nordlinger, National Review Magazine; June 05, 2000

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A Quote by Laurance Peter on art and originality

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.

Laurance Peter

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on behavior, conformity, expectation, nature, originality, reward, and service

The fourth (of the four cardinal virtues) is supportiveness: this manifests as service to others without expectation of reward. (Paraphrased: Such service is not a mere conforming to some external rule of behavior, but instead a manifestation of your original nature).

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

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (51)

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