privilege

A Quote by G. Sarton on beauty, dignity, duty, effort, generations, genius, greatness, history, humanity, humility, mathematics, men, pride, privilege, study, thankfulness, and wonder

The main duty of the historian of mathematics, as well as his fondest privilege, is to explain the humanity of mathematics, to illustrate its greatness, beauty and dignity, and to describe how the incessant efforts and accumulated genius of many generations have built up that magnificent monument, the object of our most legitimate pride as men, and of our wonder, humility and thankfulness, as individuals. The study of the history of mathematics will not make better mathematicians but gentler ones, it will enrich their minds, mellow their hearts, and bring out their finer qualities.

G. Sarton

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on individuality, loneliness, privilege, and struggle

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on blessings, gifts, love, power, privilege, success, and work

Let us . . . realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that the power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: True to the Faith, Llewelyn R. McKay, comp., Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1966, p. 287.

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A Quote by Chuck Coonradt on people, privilege, and work

People will pay for the privilege of working harder than they will work when they are paid.

Chuck Coonradt

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A Quote by Charles Evans Hughes on privilege

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.

Charles Evans Hughes (1862 - 1948)

Source: Opinion, June 17, 1925

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A Quote by Boyd K. Packer on commitment, confidence, direction, discovery, expectation, gifts, god, individuality, learning, life, privilege, questions, and yielding

Perhaps the greatest discovery of my life, without question the greatest commitment, came when finally I had the confidence in God that I would loan or yield my agency to him-without compulsion or pressure, without any duress, as a single individual alone, by myself, no counterfeiting, nothing expected other than the privilege. In a sense, speaking figuratively, to take one's agency, that precious gift which the scriptures make plain is essential to life itself, and say, "I will do as you direct," is afterward to learn that in so doing you possess it all the more.

Boyd K. Packer (1924 -)

Source: Speeches of the Year, Provo: Brigham Young University, 1971, pp. 1-7., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on death, earth, fear, glory, habits, hell, men, privilege, thought, and world

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth, more than ruin, more even than death. . . . Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on good, government, justice, and privilege

WASHINGTONIAN, n. A Potomac tribesman who exchanged the privilege of governing himself for the advantage of good government. In justice to him it should be said that he did not want to.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on choice, duty, and privilege

SUFFRAGE, n. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on choice, privilege, sacred, and voting

ELECTOR, n. One who enjoys the sacred privilege of voting for the man of another man's choice.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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