A Quote by Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins on humanity, play, and responsibility

Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

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A Quote by Tom Kite on play and time


You can only play one hole at a time.

Tom Kite

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A Quote by Thucydides on achievement, authority, constitution, control, democracy, excellence, funerals, justice, laws, life, obedience, oppression, play, privacy, reason, security, shame, spirit, and talent

Our constitution is named a democracy, because it is in the hands not of the few but of the many. But our laws secure equal justice for all in their private disputes, and our public opinion welcomes and honors talent in every branch of achievement, not for any sectional reason but on grounds of excellence alone. And as we give free play to all in our public life, so we carry the same spirit into our daily relations with one another. . . . Open and friendly in our private intercourse, in our public acts we keep strictly within the control of law. We acknowledge the restraint of reverence; we are obedient to whomsoever is set in authority, and to the laws, more sepecially to those which offer protection to the oppressed and those unwritten ordinances whose transgression brings admitted shame. lb. II, Funeral Oration of Pericles, 37

Thucydides (c.460 - 400 BC)

Source: The History of the Peloponnesian War, 431—413 BC., bk. II, Funeral Oration of Pericles, 37

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on business, play, and world

Business is a game, the greatest game in the world if you know how to play it.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

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A Quote by Thomas Tusser on christmas, good, and play

At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.

Thomas Tusser (c. 1524 - 1580)

Source: A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557, The Farmer’s Daily Diet

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A Quote by Thomas Nashe on birds, country, dance, day, kiss, lovers, play, and wives

Spring Spring, the sweet Spring, is the year's pleasant king; Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring, Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing, Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo! The palm and may make country houses gay, Lambs frisk and play, the shepherds pipe all day, And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay, Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo! The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet, Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit; In every street these tunes our ears do greet, Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo! Spring! the sweet Spring!

Thomas Nashe (1567 - 1601)

Source: Spring

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on day and play


Alas! regardless of their doom, The little victims play; No sense have they of ills to come, Nor care beyond to-day.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: On a Distant Prospect of Eton College. Stanza 6.

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A Quote by Thomas Campbell on dogs, happiness, and play

On the green banks of Shannon, when Sheelah was nigh, No blithe Irish lad was so happy as I, No harp like my own could so cheerily play, And wherever I went was my poor dog Tray.

Thomas Campbell (1777 - 1844)

Source: The Harper, 1799

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A Quote by Thomas Arnold on age, cheerfulness, labor, life, men, play, tranquility, and work

One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.

Thomas Arnold (1795 - 1842)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on faith, good, meetings, people, play, and world

If we are to be really great people, we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world. We cannot avoid meeting great issues. All that we can determine for ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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