A Quote by William Shakespeare on ambition and proof

'Tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Julius Caesar, Act 2 scene 1.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on change, citizenship, distrust, divinity, fear, god, instinct, men, proof, reason, and soul

FIRST CITIZEN: Come, come, we fear the worst; all shall be well. THIRD CITIZEN: When clouds appear, wise men put on their cloaks; When great leaves fall, the winter is at hand; When the sun sets, who doth not look for night? Untimely storms make men expect a dearth. All my be well; but if God sort it so. 'Tis more than we deserve, or I expect. SECOND CITIZEN: Truly, the souls of men are full of dread; Ye cannot reason almost with a man That looks not heavily and full of fear. THIRD CITIZEN: Before the times of change, still is it so: By a divine instinct men's minds distrust Ensuing dangers; as, by proof, we see The waters swell before a boisterous storm.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Richard III, Act 1I, Scene 3

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A Quote by William J. H. Boetcker on defeat, ingratitude, leadership, life, mankind, men, power, proof, and stupidity

The man who is worthy of being "a leader of men" will never complain about the stupidity of his helpers, the ingratitude of mankind nor the inappreciation of the public. These are all a part of the great game of life. To meet them and overcome them and not to go down before them in disgust, discouragement or defeat-that is the final proof of power.

William J. H. Boetcker

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A Quote by William Bateson on clarity, evolution, faith, proof, present, and time

"[T]hough we must hold to our faith in the evolution of species, there is little evidence as to how it has come about, and no clear proof that the process is continuing in any considerable degree at the present time."

William Bateson (1861 - 1926)

Source: Address of the President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, August 20, 1914

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A Quote by William A. Arnett on proof


Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

William A. Arnett

Source: Favorite quip of William A. Arnett

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A Quote by Walter Dudley Cavert on communication, death, facts, friendship, impulses, life, promises, proof, understanding, and water

In the bottom of an old pond lived some grubs who could not understand why none of their groups ever came back after crawling up the stem of the lilies to the top of the water. They promised each other that the next one who was called to make the upward climb would return and tell what happened to him. Soon one of them felt an urgent impulse to seek the surface; he rested himself on top of a lily pad and went through a glorious transformation which made him a dragonfly with beautiful wings. In vain he tried to keep him promise. Flying back and forth over the pond, he peered down at his friends below. Then he realized that if they could ever see him they would not recognize such a radiant creature as one of their number. The fact that we cannot see our friends or communicate with them after the transformation, which we call death. is no proof that they cease to exit.

Walter Dudley Cavert

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A Quote by Walter Bartoo on proof


Those needing proof refuse to see it.

Walter Bartoo

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on country, poets, and proof

The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on attitude, camping, circumstances, freedom, giving, life, and proof

We who lived in concentration camps can remember those who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a person but the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances - to choose one's own way.

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Dr. Victor E. Frankl in Man’s Search for Meaning, Simon and Schuster, NY, 1963.

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A Quote by unknown on fortune, home, and proof

Man is a peculiar creature. He spends a fortune making his home insect-proof and air-conditioned, and then eats in the yard.


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