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 Malcolm X on belief, brothers, enemies, friendship, justice, and sister

Brothers and sisters, friends and enemies: I just can't believe that everyone in here is a friend and I don't want to leave anybody out.

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on assumptions, brothers, children, clarity, faith, friendship, honor, love, parenthood, practice, problems, responsibility, simplicity, sister, understanding, virtue, and work

Why not simply honor your parents, love your children, help your brothers and sisters, be faithful to your friends, care for your mate with devotion, complete your work cooperatively and joyfully, assume responsibility for problems, practice virtue without first demanding it of others, understand the highest truths yet retain an ordinary manner? That would be true clarity, true simplicity, true mastery.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (52)

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A Quote by Kendrew LaSalles on children, death, good, justice, play, quiet, sister, tears, time, understanding, war, and wisdom

Once upon a time, in the land of Hush-a-Bye, Around about the wonderous days of yore, They came across a sort of box, all bound with chains and locked with locks, And labeled, "Kindly Do Not Touch... It's War". A decree was issued 'round about, all with a flourish and a shout, And a gaily-coloured mascot tripping lightly on before: "Don't fiddle with this deadly box, or break the chains, or pick the locks, And please, don't ever mess about with War". Well, the children understood; children happen to be good, And were just as good in those wonderous days of yore. They didn't try to break the locks, or break into that deadly box, And never tried to play about with War. Mommies didn't either; sisters, aunts, nor grannies neither; 'Cause they were quiet and sweet and pretty In those wonderous days of yore. Well, very much the same as now, and really not to blame somehow, For opening up that deadly box of War. But someone did... Someone battered in the lid, and spilled the insides all across the floor: A sort of bouncy, bumpy ball, made up of flags and guns and all The tears and the horror and the death that goes with War. It bounced right out, and went bashing all about Bumping into everything in store; And what was sad and most unfair, was that it really didn't seem to care Much who it bumped, or why, or what, or for. It bumped the children mainly, and I'll tell you this quite plainly, It bumps them everyday, and more and more; And leaves them dead and burned and crying, Thousands of them sick and dying, 'Cause when it bumps, it's very, very sore. There is a way to stop the ball... it isn't very hard at all; All it takes is wisdom, and I'm absolutely sure We could get it back inside the box, and bind the chains and lock the locks, But no one seems to want to save the children anymore. Well, that's the way it all appears, 'Cause it's been bouncing 'round for years and years, In spite of all the wisdom wizzed since those wonderous days of yore; And the time they came across the box, All bound with chains and locked with locks, And labeled, "Kindly Do Not Touch... It's War".

Kendrew LaSalles

Source: The Box read on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour T.V. show, 1969

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on friendship, motherhood, sister, sleep, spirit, tranquility, women, and world

Women opened the windows of my eyes and the doors of my spirit. Had it not been for the woman-mother, the woman-sister, and the woman-friend, I would have been sleeping among those who seek the tranquility of the world with their snoring.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Joseph E. Carpenter on day, sister, and songs

What are the wild waves saying, Sister, the whole day long, That ever amid our playing I hear but their low, lone song?

Joseph E. Carpenter (1844 - 1927)

Source: What Are the Wild Waves Saying?

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A Quote by John Taylor on brothers, children, companions, friendship, god, good, husbands, kindness, relatives, sister, and wives

It is true, we do not like to lose a good, kind companion, a wife, a husband, a child, a brother, a sister, or any of our near and dear friends or relatives; but we have to do it, and it is right and proper that we should. They go a little before us; when we get there they will receive and welcome us and say, "God bless you, you have come at last." That is the way I look at it. I ex pect to strike hands and embrace my friends who have gone before.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

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A Quote by John Smith on age, christianity, compassion, daughters, debt, execution, fatherhood, heart, history, husbands, power, respect, salvation, sister, success, and women

Smith's first report of his salvation at the hands of Pocahontas evidently occurs in a 1616 letter to Queen Anne, written to notify the Crown of his debt to the Indian princess "before she [Pocahontas] arrived at London. . . . "(John Smith, The General History of Virginia) Pocahontas disembarked at Plymouth, England with her husband, John Rolfe, on June 31, 1616, to become the first Indian woman ever to visit Britain. Her subsequent success with the royal court is well-known. "That some ten yeeres agoe being in Virginia, and taken prisoner by the power of Powhatan their chiefe king, I received from this great Salvage exceeding great courtesie, especially from his sonne Nantaquaus . . . and his sister Pocahontas, the kings most deare and wel-beloved daughter, being but a childe of twelve or thirteen yeeres of age, whose compassionate pitifull heart, of my desperate estate, gave me much cause to respect her: I being the first Christian this proud king and his grim attendants ever saw: and thus inthralled in their barbarous power, I cannot say I felt the least occasion of want that was in the power of those my mortall foes to prevent, notwithstanding al their threats. After some six weeks fatting amongst those Salvage Courtiers, at the minute of my execution, she hazarded the beating out of her owne braines to save mine, and not onely that, but so prevailed with her father, that I was safely conducted to James towne..."

John Smith (1580 - 1631)

Source: Letter to Queen Anne, 1616

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A Quote by John Roderigo Dos Passos on day, machines, and sister

The chilly December day! two shivering bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio first felt their homemade contraption whittled out of hickory sticks, gummed together with Arnstein's bicycle cement, stretched with muslin they'd sewn on their sister's sewing machine in their own backyard on Hawthorn Street in Dayton, Ohio, soar into the air above the dunes and the wide beach at Kitty Hawk.

John Roderigo Dos Passos (1896 - 1970)

Source: The Big Money, 1936. The Campers at Kitty Hawk

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A Quote by John Davies on darkness, dreams, earth, lies, and sister

O thou, Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed The winged seeds, where they lie cold and low, Each like a corpse within its grave, until Thine azure sister of the spring shall blow Her clarion o'er the dreaming earth.

John Davies (1569 - 1626)

Source: Ode to the West Wind.

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