A Quote by unknown on confidence, fatherhood, jokes, life, motherhood, parenthood, questions, respect, and secrets

To give the white-haired father or mother not only respect, but confidence, to tell the joke and the secret to them first, to accord them cordially the central place in the merrymaking, may seem trivial matters, yet they are not trivial to those who, in the twilight of life, begin to think they are useless or forgotten, and to question whether they shall be missed when they shall go out into the nearing night. Courtesy is but a little thing and costs nothing, and if it is due to any one, it is surely due to the aged among us, especially when these are our parents.


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A Quote by Tycho Brahe on accuracy, astronomy, certainty, church, concern, consequences, discipline, earth, harmony, inferiority, justice, people, principles, reality, respect, science, superiority, understanding, universe, work, and yielding

It was not just the Church that resisted the heliocentrism of Copernicus. Many prominent figures, in the decades following the 1543 publication of De Revolutionibus, regarded the Copernican model of the universe as a mathematical artifice which, though it yielded astronomical predictions of superior accuracy, could not be considered a true representation of physical reality: "If Nicolaus Copernicus, the distinguished and incomparable master, in this work had not been deprived of exquisite and faultless instruments, he would have left us this science far more well-established. For he, if anybody, was outstanding and had the most perfect understanding of the geometrical and arithmetical requisites for building up this discipline. Nor was he in any respect inferior to Ptolemy; on the contrary, he surpassed him greatly in certain fields, particularly as far as the device of fitness and compendious harmony in hypotheses is concerned. And his apparently absurd opinion that the Earth revolves does not obstruct this estimate, because a circular motion designed to go on uniformly about another point than the very center of the circle, as actually found in the Ptolemaic hypotheses of all the planets except that of the Sun, offends against the very basic principles of our discipline in a far more absurd and intolerable way than does the attributing to the Earth one motion or another which, being a natural motion, turns out to be imperceptible. There does not at all arise from this assumption so many unsuitable consequences as most people think."

Tycho Brahe

Source: Letter to Christopher Rothman, January 20, 1587

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A Quote by Thomas Szasz on driving, love, and respect

We often speak of love when we really should be speaking of the drive to dominate or to master, so as to confirm ourselves as active agents, in controlof our own destinies and worthy of respect from others.

Thomas Szasz (1920 - ?)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on assumptions, earth, god, laws, mankind, nature, people, politics, respect, and separation

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Declaration of Independence.

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A Quote by Theodore Parker on individuality, respect, and self-respect

Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

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A Quote by Professor Stephen L. Clark on affection, authority, children, gifts, humanity, life, love, respect, and sharing

Affection towards clan-mates, love of children, deference to authority, disinclination to kill those who have reminded us of common humanity, even some respect for property; these features of human life do not, it seems, stem from our intellectual gifts. We share them with our cousins.

Stephen L. Clark (1945 -)

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A Quote by Sparky Anderson on managers, respect, and rules

A player does not have to like a manager and he does not have to respect a manager. All he has to do is obey the rules.

Sparky Anderson

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A Quote by Sparky Anderson on baseball, force, good, justice, managers, mind, respect, rules, simplicity, success, and talent

Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players, and you keep them in the right frame of mind, the manager is a success. The players make the manager. It's never the other way. Managing is not running, hitting, or stealing. Managing is getting your players to put out one hundred percent year after year. A player does not have to like a manager and he does not have to respect a manager. All he has to do is obey the rules. Talent is one thing. Being able to go from spring to October is another. You just got caught in a position where you have no position. [Explaining why he was forced to cut a utility player]

Sparky Anderson

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on joy, respect, and surprises

Respect was mingled with surprise, And the stern joy which warriors feel In foemen worthy of their steel.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lady of the Lake. Canto i. Stanza 21.

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A Quote by Sir Christopher Wren on beauty, confusion, respect, rules, variety, and vices

In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry.

Sir Christopher Wren (1632 - 1723)

Source: W.H. Auden and L. Kronenberger The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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