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A Quote by Will Durant on character, improvement, individuality, mind, revolution, and saints

The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character, the only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionaries are philosophers and saints.

Will Durant (1885 - 1981)

Source: Will and Ariel Durant, The Lessons of History (Simon & Schuster, 1968), p.72

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A Quote by unknown on business, chastity, christ, contentment, discretion, family, fatherhood, friendship, god, happiness, hospitality, jesus, needs, providence, purity, rest, reward, saints, study, virtue, work, and world

The true gentleman is God's servant. The world's master and his own man. Virtue is his business, study his recreation. Contentment his rest and happiness his reward. God is his father, Jesus Christ his Savior, the Saints his brethren, and all that need him his friends. Devotion is his chaplain, chastity his chamberlain, sobriety his butler, temperance his work, hospitality his housekeeper, providence his steward, purity his mistress of the house, and discretion his porter, to be let in and out as most fit; thus is his whole family made up of virtue and he is the master of the house.

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A Quote by unknown on saints

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If a pickpocket stands in a crowd of saints, all he sees are their pockets.

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A Quote by unknown on belief, business, church, crime, day, devil, dogs, earth, fatherhood, force, god, heart, hell, home, kindness, men, people, responsibility, saints, simplicity, time, voting, work, and world

Men don't believe in the devil now, as their fathers used to do? They've forced the door of the broadest creed to let his majesty through; There isn't a print of his cloven foot, or a fiery dart from his brow, To be found in the earth or air today, for the world has voted so. But who is mixing the fatal draught that palsies heart and brain, And loads the earth of each passing year with ten hundred thousand slain? Who blights the bloom of the land today with the fiery breath of hell. If the devil isn't and never was? Won't somebody rise and tell? Who dogs the steps of the toiling saint, and digs the pits for his feet? Who sows the tares in the field of Time wherever God sows his wheat? The devil is voted not to be, and of course the thing is true; But who is doing the kind of work the devil alone should do? We are told he does not go about as a roaring lion now. But whom shall we hold responsible for the everlasting row To be heard in home, in church, in state, to the earth's remotest bound, If the devil, by a unanimous vote. is nowhere to be found? Won't somebody step to the front forthwith and make his bow and show How the frauds and crime of the day spring up, for surely we want to know. The devil was fairly voted out, and of course the devil's gone; But simple people would like to know who carries his business on.

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on bliss, contempt, death, destiny, eternity, heaven, honesty, life, quality, religion, reward, saints, and world

"Sir," Saint-Savin replied, "the first quality of an honest man is contempt for religion, which would have us afraid of the most natural thing in the world, which is death; and would have us hate the one beautiful thing destiny has given us, which is life. We should rather aspire to a heaven where only the planets live in eternal bliss, receiving neither rewards nor condemnations, but enjoying merely their own eternal motion in the arms of the void."

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: The Island of the Day Before, Chapter 5

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A Quote by Thomas Dekker on age, saints, schools, and wisdom

This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom's school.

Thomas Dekker (c.1572 - 1632)

Source: Old Fortunatus, 1600

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A Quote by Thomas Cartwright on christmas, evil, good, saints, and time

Christmas Eve Saint Francis and Saint Benedight Blesse this house from wicked wight; From the night-mare and the goblin, That is hight good fellow Robin: Keep it from all evil spirits, Fairies, weezels, rats, and ferrets: From curfew time To the next prime.

Thomas Cartwright (1535? - 1603)

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A Quote by Stephen Joshua Sondheim on god and saints

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It's called flowers wilt. It's called apples rot. It's called thieves get rich and saints get shot. It's called God don't answer prayers a lot. Alright, now you know.

Stephen Joshua Sondheim (1930 -)

Source: Merrily We Roll Along

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A Quote by Stanley Baldwin on justice, pain, saints, and stupidity

Just as the results of inebriety are most painful to the habitually sober, and just as the greatest saints have often been the greatest sinners, so, when the first class brain does something stupid, the stupidity of that occasion is colossal.

Stanley Baldwin (1867 - 1947)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on fatherhood, genius, heroism, justice, poets, saints, women, and world

It is through woman that ideality is born into the world and - what were man without her! There is many a man who has become a genius through a woman, many a one a hero, many a one a poet, many a one even a saint; but he did not become a genius through the woman he married, for through her he only became a privy councillor; he did not become a hero through the woman he married, for through her he only became a general; he did not become a poet through the woman he married, for through her he only became a father; he did not become a saint through the woman he married, for he did not marry, and would have married but one - the one whom he did not marry; just as the others became a genius, became a hero, became a poet through the help of the woman they did not marry.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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