A Quote by John Ruskin on love, skill, and work

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Naisbitt on future, learning, life, rest, skill, and world

In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn.

John Naisbitt

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A Quote by John Newton on needs, skill, and trust

Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise physician prescribed because we need them; and he proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires. Let us trust in his skill, and thank him for his prescription.

John Newton (1725 - 1807)

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A Quote by John Milton on age, envy, fame, honor, justice, music, praise, skill, songs, words, and worth

Harry, whose tuneful and well-measured song First taught our English music how to span Words with just note and accent, not to scan With Midas' ears, committing short and long, Thy worth and skill exempts thee from the throng, With praise enough for envy to look wan; To after age thou shalt be writ the man That with smooth air couldst humour best our tongue. Thou honour'st verse, and verse must lend her wing To honour thee, the priest of Phoebus' choir, That tun'st their happiest lines in hymn or story. Dante shall give Fame leave to set thee higher Than his Casella, whom he wooed to sing, Met in the milder shades of Purgatory.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Sonnet XIII, To Mr H. Lawes on the Publishing His Airs

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A Quote by John A. Challenger on business, direction, employees, jobs, learning, management, managers, needs, opportunity, proof, skill, and technology

Today's newest breed of employee is the self-manager. These workers are the ones who survived the recent. waves of downsizing, both by seeking and capitalizing, on new opportunities and by learning new skills. Because these employees increasingly possess the skills and technological tools to supervise themselves-individually or in teams-they are eliminating the need for layers of management. More executives will soon find their jobs redundant, while self-managing frontline workers become highly valued and virtually fire-proof. Everyone should strive to become self-managed. It is clearly the direction business is taking.

John A. Challenger

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

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A Quote by Jean Pedersen on mind and skill


Geometry is a skill of the eyes and the hands as well as of the mind.

Jean Pedersen

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A Quote by J. B. Charles on achievement, desires, destruction, discipline, mind, purpose, skepticism, skill, and thinking

Hands untrained in the use of tools destroy what they want to build. It takes skill to use tools to achieve the result desired, whether it's tearing down an old house or building a new one. Skepticism is a tool serving both purposes. But it must be used by a trained mind, a mind capable of disciplined thinking.

J. B. Charles

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A Quote by Herodotus on force, needs, and skill

Force has no place where there is need of skill.

Herodotus (485 - 425 BC)

Source: The Histories of Herodotus

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on day, drinking, heaven, luxury, and skill

Today is a goblet day. The whole heavens have been mingled with exquisite skill to a delicious flavor, and the crystal cup put to every lip. Breathing is like ethereal drinking. It is a luxury simply to exist.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: Eyes and Ears

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A Quote by Henry Purcell on composers, genius, language, music, singers, skill, and songs

Composer, organist, bass and countertenor singer. He was one of the greatest composers of the baroque period and one of the greatest of all English composers. Rreference to Purcell by James II's Attorney-General, Roger North, succintly sums up his stature: 'the Orpheus Britannicus . . . a greater musical genius England never had'. He excelled in every branch of music to which he turned his hand. Purcell showed exceptional skill in the flexible setting of the English language, and some of his solo song-scenas (like Mad Bess and The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation) are remarkable example of dramatised declamation.

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)

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