A Quote by Maya Angelou on education, intelligence, necessity, quality, strength, and tenderness

The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

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A Quote by Max Planck on faith, kindness, quality, science, scientists, words, and work

Anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: Ye must have faith. It is a quality which the scientist cannot dispense with.

Max Planck (1858 - 1947)

Source: Where Is Science Going? 1930

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A Quote by Maurice Ravel on quality, spontaneity, and writing

To George Gershwin, on refusinghim as a pupil: You would only lose the spontaneous quality of your melody, and end by writing bad Ravel.

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on life, longevity, and quality

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Buber on fulfillment, god, and quality

God wants man to fulfill his commands as a human being and with the quality peculiar to human beings.

Martin Buber (1878 - 1965)

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A Quote by Marsilio Ficino on body, emotion, meaning, mind, music, nature, perception, pleasure, purity, quality, reality, senses, singers, soul, spirit, spirituality, and time

Musical consonance occurs in the element which is the mean of all (i.e. air), and reaches the ears through motion, spherical motion: so that it is not surprising that it should be fitting to the soul, which is both the mean of things, and the origin of circular motion. In addition, musical sound, more than anything else perceived by the senses, conveys, as if animated, the emotions and thoughts of the singer's or player's soul to the listeners' souls; thus it preeminently corresponds with the soul. Moreover, as regards sight, although visual impressions are in a way pure, yet they lack the effectiveness of motion, and are usually perceived only as an image, without reality; normally therefore, they move the soul only slightly. Smell, taste, and touch are entirely material, and rather titillate the sense-organs than penetrate the depths of the soul. But musical sound by the movement of the air moves the body: by purified air it excites the aerial spirit which is the bond of body and soul: by emotion it affects the senses, and at the same time the soul: by meaning it works on the mind: finally, by the very movement of the subtle air it penetrates strongly: by its contemperation it flows smoothly: by the convormity of its quality it floods us with a wonderful pleasure: by its nature, both spiritual and material, it at once seizes, and claims as its own, man in his entirety.

Marsilio Ficino (1433 - 1499)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on kindness and quality

Things that have a common quality ever quickly seek their kind.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on quality and worth

Look beneath the surface; let not the several quality of a thing nor its worth escape thee.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marabel Morgan on excellence, persistence, quality, sister, and time

Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time.

Marabel Morgan

Source: The Electric Woman

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on belief, danger, desires, doubt, facts, good, hope, people, quality, and world

When High and Mighty people want to make us believe that they possess some good quality which they in fact do not have, it is dangerous to show that you doubt them; because, by removing their hope of deceiving the world, you also remove their desire to perform the good acts that might have arisen from their very pretensions.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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