skill

A Quote by Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid on genius and skill

Said of Ennius: Greatest in genius, rough in skill. -Ingenio maximus, arte rudis

Ovid (43 BC - c. 18 AD)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on children and skill

Alike all ages. Dames of ancient days Have led their children through the mirthful maze, And the gay grandsire, skill'd in gestic lore, Has frisk'd beneath the burden of threescore.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on argument, learning, skill, wonder, and words

In arguing too, the parson own'd his skill, For e'en though vanquish'd he could argue still; While words of learned length and thundering sound Amaz'd the gazing rustics rang'd around; And still they gaz'd, and still the wonder grew That one small head could carry all he knew.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Miyamoto Musashi on bliss, buddhism, compassion, doctors, innocence, intelligence, laws, learning, life, motherhood, poets, salvation, skill, and teaching

As the innocent infant relies upon the mother for sustenance, so the innocent wanderer, following his native compassion and bliss, relies upon the natural intelligence of life to sustain him. There are various Ways. There is the Way of salvation by the law of Buddha, the Way of Confucius governing the Way of learning, the Way of healing as a doctor, as a poet teaching the Way of Waka, tea, archery, and many arts and skills. Each man practices as he feels inclined.

Miyamoto Musashi (1584 - 1645)

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A Quote by Marilyn vos Savant on intelligence, skill, trade, trying, and world

Skill is successfully walking a tightrope between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center. Intelligence is not trying.

Marilyn vos Savant (1946 -)

Source: Parade.

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A Quote by Marcus Terentius Varro Reatinus on cities, divinity, nature, and skill

Divine nature gave us fields, human skill built our cities. -Divina natura dedit agros, ars humana aedificavit urbes

Marcus Terentius Varro Reatinus (116 - 27 BC)

Source: De re rustica, III.1

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on skill and words

It is an admirable skill to able to sweeten a refusal with civil words which atone for the favor which we are not able to grant.

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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A Quote by Louise Beebe Wilder on charm, garden, kindness, power, and skill

A garden full of sweet odours is a garden full of charm, a most precious kind of charm not to be implanted by mere skill in horticulture or power of purse, and which is beyond explaining. It is born of sensitive and very personal preferences yet its appeal is almost universal.

Louise Beebe Wilder

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A Quote by Louis Nizer on culture, indifference, individuality, nations, people, skill, talent, and unity

Many people with different backgrounds, cultures, languages, and creeds combine to make a nation. But that nation is greater than the sum total of the individual skills and talents of its people. Something more grows out of their unity than can be calculated by adding the assets of individual contributions. That intangible additional quantity is often due to the differences which make the texture of the nation rich. Therefore, we must never wipe out or deride the differences amongst us-for where there is no difference, there is only indifference.

Louis Nizer (1902 - 1994)

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A Quote by Joseph K. Folsom on advertising, art, caring, christ, church, clothes, communication, control, emotion, exercise, food, health, home, honesty, learning, love, management, money, music, nations, needs, neighbors, people, sex, sharing, skill, sl

Important skills to teach young people in the home: The material processing skills, such as food handling, clothing, laundry, cleaning, taking care of what you have, throwing away or sharing with others what you don't need. The art of handling money. The arts of health management including sex, reproduction, nutrition, exercise, sleep. Mechanical skills, recreational skills, the art of managing time., The art of choosing wisely, (we have almost everything spread out before us and pushed on us by advertising. Do we feel sure that we always know how to choose wisely? The art of communication, the art of love (we need more in our own families, different peoples, cultural groups, races, nations.) The art of controlling our emotions, the art of learning a talent - love of music, and song, a love for church and Christ. The art of honesty, caring for your neighbor, volunteering. The art of studying and learning. (If we can learn all of this in the home before we leave the nest, how can we possibly go wrong.)

Joseph K. Folsom

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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