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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on death, power, praise, and wealth

EULOGY, n. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on power

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COMPULSION, n. The eloquence of power.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on beauty, charm, husbands, power, and women

BEAUTY, n. That power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alvin R. Dyer on appreciation, atoms, deception, discovery, earth, facts, god, greatness, knowledge, life, philosophy, power, science, scientists, spirit, spirituality, truth, understanding, universe, and youth

The real scientist will realize that TRUTH has many avenues of approach to its many phases, and that spiritual truths are to be sought after even more determinedly than others which have to do with this life and earth only. It must be recognized when they do this that spiritual truths are not found on the drawing board or in test tubes. The pursuit of such prescribes that the things of man are understood by the spirit and perceptions of man while the things of God are made known by the revelations of God. Man in and of himself cannot find them out. Yet they are obtained by search-the search for truth, yes, spiritual truth. The youth in particular must not be deceived by the elementary discoveries that have been made by science in many fields. Rockets, missiles and their great potentiality are amazing to us all, but very minute when compared to the majesty of the universe. The real scientist would probably be the first to acknowledge the minor things that have been done thus far as a result of the discovery of atomic and hydrogen power. The fact that they have been able to draw on materials and sources of things already there is perhaps the best evidence of the greatness of God and the virtual nothingness of man thus far exhibited in his pursuits of knowledge. When we attempt to develop a true philosophy of life, one of the first things to do is to gain a full appreciation and understanding of God.

Alvin R. Dyer (1903 - 1977)

Source: at BYU, April 7, 1964

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A Quote by Allen W. Sherzer on automobiles, giving, government, money, power, and teenage

Giving power and money to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys

Allen W. Sherzer

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on good, power, problems, and work

By relieving the brain of all unnecessary work, a good notation sets it free to concentrate on more advanced problems, and, in effect, increases the mental power of the race.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: P. Davis and R. Hersh The Mathematical Experience, Boston: Birkhäuser, 1981.

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A Quote by Alfred Armand Montapert on creation, destiny, divinity, and power

Man's ultimate destiny is to become one with the Divine Power which governs and sustains the creation and its creatures.

Alfred Montapert (1906 -)

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A Quote by Alfred Armand Montapert on control, faith, fate, people, philosophy, poets, power, questions, soul, and world

Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world. And you don't have to be a poet or a philosopher to know which is best.

Alfred Montapert (1906 -)

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on admiration, character, envy, genius, men, power, trust, and wealth

Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

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A Quote by Charles Alexis Henri Clérel de Tocqueville on acting, animals, community, destruction, existence, force, government, guidance, energy, men, nations, originality, people, power, rules, society, and timidity

After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the government then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence: it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805 - 1859)

Source: 1831

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