A Quote by Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis on birth, conformity, death, devil, direction, discipline, doubt, goals, gold, good, knowledge, love, magic, men, performance, power, practice, problems, reality, repentance, science, solution, soul, spirit, truth, v

There is something which unites magic and applied science while separating both from the 'wisdom' of earlier ages. For the wise men of old the cardinal problem had been how to conform the soul to reality, and the solution had been knowledge, self-discipline, and virtue. for magic and applied science alike the problem is how to subdue reality to the wishes of men: the solution is a technique; and both, in the practice of this technique, are ready to do things hitherto regarded as disgusting and impious - such as digging up and mutilating the dead. If we compare the chief trumpeter of the new era (Bacon) with Marlowe's Faustus, the similarity is striking. You will read in some critics that Faustus has a thirst for knowledge. In reality he hardly mentions it. It is not truth he wants from the devils, but gold and guns and girls. In the same spirit, Bacon condemns those who value knowledge as an end in itself . . . The true object is to extend Man's power to the performance of all things possible. He rejects magic because it does not work; but his goal is that of the magician . . . No doubt those who really founded modern science were usually those whose love of truth exceeded their love of power; in every mixed movement the efficacy comes from the good elements not from the bad. But the presence of bad elements in not irrelevant to the direction the efficacy takes. It might be going too far to say that the modern scientific movement was tainted from its birth; but I think it would be true to say that it was born in an unhealthy neighborhood and at an inauspicious hour. Its triumphs may have been too rapid and purchased at too high a price: reconsideration, and something like repentance, may be required.

Jack Lewis (1898 - 1963)

Source: Lewis, C.S. The Abolition of Man, Collins, Fount Paperback, 1978, p. 46.

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A Quote by J. Richard Clarke on genius, good, honor, performance, problems, therapy, work, and worry

Work is honorable. It is good therapy for most problems. It is the antidote for worry. It is the equalizer for deficiency of native endowment. Work makes it possible for the average to approach genius. What we may lack in aptitude, we can make up for in performance. . . .

J. Richard Clarke (1927 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1982, pp. 77-79. , © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Hyrum W. Smith on change, character, charity, emotion, faith, goals, growth, humility, ideas, imagination, mind, order, peace, performance, sacrifice, success, thinking, wisdom, and words

In order to move our self image higher on the spectrum of performance, we must specifically attack our self-talking and our self-thinking? By using constructive imagination - the eye of faith - we can change our self image. Constructive imagination consists of three parts. Verbal: The words we say to ourselves and about ourselves. Visual: What we see ourselves doing. Emotional: What we feel about ourselves. Specifically, what must we do? We define the role we want to change, exactly how we want to change, and then we have a written affirmation describing the change. By repeating the affirmation we will find our constructive imagination . . . our eye of faith . . . changing. And, we are changing. Note: For Hyrum Smith's other ideas which he regards as pertinent to Success, see Topics: Character, Charity, Goals, Humility, Peace of Mind, Sacrifice, Success, Success-Change-Personal Growth, Wisdom

Hyrum W. Smith

Source: notes

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A Quote by Herbert N. Casson on difficulty, learning, life, performance, and trouble

The average man takes life as a trouble. He is in a chronic state of irritation at the whole performance. He does not learn to differentiate between troubles and difficulties, usually, until some real trouble bowls him over. He fusses about pin-pricks until a mule kicks him. Then he learns the difference.

Herbert N. Casson

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A Quote by Harold Rosenberg on america, civilization, past, people, performance, and youth

America is the civilization of people engaged in transforming themselves. In the past, the stars of the performance were the pioneer and the immigrant. Today, it is youth and the Black.

Harold Rosenberg

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A Quote by Harold Geneen on performance and reality

Performance is your reality. Forget everything else.

Harold Geneen

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A Quote by George Matthew Adams on acting, books, heart, hope, hospitals, mind, people, performance, poetry, wonder, and work

I wonder if the human touch, which people have, is not one of the greatest assets that one can have. You meet some people, and immediately you feel their warmth of mind or heart. You read a book, sit before the performance of a fine actor, or read a poem - and there it is - something that streams into your consciousness. . . . Those who keep climbing higher, in their chosen work, all have this outstanding something. The nurse in the hospital, the man who delivers your mail, the clerk behind many a store counter, and the effective minister or public speaker. Without this human touch, hope has little on which to feed or thrive.

George Matthew Adams

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on friendship, impossibility, performance, and present

Am reserving two tickets for you for my premiere. Come and bring a friend - if you have one. Telegram inviting Winston Churchill to opening night of Pygmalion. Churchill wired back: Impossible to be present for the first performance. Will attend the second - if there is one.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Eugene Field on fear, performance, and play

Mr. Clarke played the King all evening as though under constant fear that someone else was about to play the Ace. [Field was referring to Creston Clarke's performance of King Lear in Denver in 1880.]

Eugene Field (1850 - 1895)

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A Quote by Ernest Hemingway on art, danger, death, honor, and performance

Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honour.

Ernest Hemingway (1898 - 1961)

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