A Quote by Daniel Webster on company, conquest, earth, glory, military, possessions, power, principles, purpose, questions, and suffering

On this question of principle, while actual suffering was yet afar off, they [the Colonies] raised their flag against a power to which, for purposes of foreign conquest and subjugation, Rome in the height of her glory is not to be compared,-a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Speech, May 7, 1834. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 110.

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A Quote by Dan James on performance and questions

Asking questions will get you the performance you are after far better than dictating demands.

Dan James (1951 -)

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A Quote by Dallin H. Oaks on church, duty, education, eternity, god, knowledge, learning, mind, motives, questions, service, simplicity, spirit, and teaching

Motive is also important in our quest for knowledge and in the questioning that accompanies it. In commenting on our duty to educate for eternity, Eugene England writes: Teaching or learning - with the Spirit of God simply means (though it is not simple) that we are doing so with an eye single to eternal, not worldly, values, with an eye single to lasting development of the mind and spirit and to useful service to others, especially to aid in their lasting development of mind and spirit. -Why the Church is as True as the Gospel, Bookcraft, 1986, p. 86.

Dallin H. Oaks (1932 -)

Source: Dallin H. Oaks in Pure in Heart, p.26., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Confucius on questions

The gentleman can see a question from all sides without bias. The small man is biased and can see a question only from one side.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Clyde Francis Little on appreciation, gifts, gratitude, kindness, motives, questions, and time

There were ten lepers healed, and only one turned back to give thanks, but it is to be noticed that our Lord did not recall His gift from the other nine because of their lack of gratitude. When we begin to lessen our acts of kindness and helpfulness because we think those who receive do not properly appreciate what is done for them, it is time to question our own motives.

Clyde Francis Little

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on contentment, earth, happiness, order, people, practice, questions, and time

. . . You never find happiness until you stop looking for it. My greatest happiness consists precisely in doing nothing whatever that is calculated to obtain happiness: and this, in the minds of most people, is the worst possible course... If you ask "what ought to be done" and "what ought not to be done" on earth in order to produce happiness, I answer that these questions do not have an answer. There is no way of determining such things. Yet at the same time, if I cease striving for happiness, the "right' and the "wrong" at once become apparent all by themselves. Contentment and well-being at once become possible the moment you cease to act with them in view, and if you practice non-doing (wu wei), you will have both happiness and well-being.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Chuang Tzu, (18:1, pp. 140-150)

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A Quote by Charlie Chaplin on beauty, needs, patience, purpose, questions, and understanding

I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.

Charlie Chaplin (1889 - 1977)

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A Quote by Charles Proteus Steinmetz on foolishness and questions

There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions.

Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865 - 1923)

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A Quote by Charles Proteus Steinmetz on questions

No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.

Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865 - 1923)

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on absence, body, mind, and questions

Your absence of mind we have borne, till your presence of body came to be called in question by it.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Amicus Redivivus.

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