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A Quote by Amos Bronson Alcott on books, expectation, good, and profit

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)

Source: Table Talk, 1877

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on desires, direction, duty, and profit

DUTY, n. That which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on individuality and profit

CORPORATION, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alexandre Dumas on faults and profit

We blame in others only the faults by which we do not profit.

Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870)

Source: The Three Musketeers, Count of Monte Cristo

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A Quote by Alexander Hamilton on destruction, men, profit, and war

There can be no profit in the making or selling of things to be destroyed in war. Men may think that they have such profit, but in the end the profit will turn out to be a loss.

Alexander Hamilton (c.1756 - 1804)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on beauty, community, duty, influence, joy, learning, opportunity, profit, spirit, study, and work

Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on learning, men, and profit

Old men are always young enough to learn with profit.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on foolishness and profit

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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A Quote by 'Abd al-Kader on absence, beginning, behavior, belief, books, confidence, facts, fear, god, order, people, practice, profit, progress, repentance, rules, satisfaction, spirituality, struggle, success, and war

Oh, you who believe! Fear Allah, and seek a means of access to Him, and struggle on His way; perhaps you will succeed! (Koran 5:35) Commentary: . . . God commands believers to practice the fear of Him. This corresponds to what is called . . . the "station of repentance" which is the basis of all progress on the Way and the key which permits one to arrive at the "station of realization". . . . After that God says to us: "And seek a means of access to Him" . . . There is absolute unanimity among the People of Allah on the fact that, in the Way toward Gnosis, a "means of access", that is to say, a master, is indispensable. However, at the beginning of the Way he can be satisfied with books which deal with pious behavior and with spiritual combat in its most general sense. "And struggle on His Way": this is an order to do battle after having found a master. It is a matter of a special holy war (jihad), which is carried out under the command of the master and according to the rules which he prescribes. One cannot have confidence in a spiritual combat carried on in the absence of the master, except in very exceptional cases. . . . The dispositions of beings are varied, their temperaments are very different one from another and something which is profitable for one can be harmful for another.

'Abd al-Kader (1807 - 1883)

Source: The Spiritual Writings of 'Abd al-Kader, 1995, Kitab al-Mawaqif, 197, pp. 49-50

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A Quote by 'Abd al-Kader on behavior, belief, conformity, direction, facts, faith, goals, intention, laws, men, profit, sacred, soul, understanding, and vision

His faith is no longer of any use to him. In fact his faith is only useful so long as he is veiled and has not obtained direct vision and evidence. . . . When that which was hidden becomes evident, when that of which he was merely informed is directly seen, the soul no longer derives any profit from that which it believes but only from that which it contemplates and sees. The states, the intentions, the goals which he had during the phase of faith are transformed. This transformation should be understood as purely inner. As to the exterior of this being, it is not modified even an iota. He continues to behave in a way which is acceptable to the sacred Law and commendable according to customs and natural law, engaging in the activities which conform to his situation and his rank among his fellow men.

'Abd al-Kader (1807 - 1883)

Source: The Spiritual Writings of 'Abd al-Kader, 1995, Kitab al-Mawaqif, 172, p.72

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