A Quote by Henry Ford on imagination, skill, and success

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.

Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

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A Quote by George Herbert on army, confidence, and skill

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

George Herbert (1593 - 1633)

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A Quote by George Eliot on god, men, and skill

'Tis God gives skill, But not without men's hands: He could not make Antonio Stradivari's violins Without Antonio.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Poems: Stradivarius

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on action, age, books, giving, learning, life, opportunity, reward, skill, society, stability, and time

Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunities for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Enders M. Voorhees on america, choice, men, occupations, opportunity, people, and skill

America is the land of, and for, uncommon men not because it affords free choice and opportunity for people to become expert in their chosen occupations, but also because it has mechanisms and incentives for providing the tools of production that the skilled must operate if their skill is to have full fruition in abundant production.

Enders M. Voorhees

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A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on art, day, heart, passion, skill, and time

With care, and skill, and cunning art, She parried Time's malicious dart, And kept the years at bay, Till passion entered in her heart And aged her in a day!

Ella Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

Source: The Destroyer.

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A Quote by Elihu Root on america, courage, country, duty, fear, future, life, popularity, principles, reward, selfishness, skill, teachers, and youth

When a teacher of the future comes to point out to the youth of America how the highest rewards of intellect and devotion can be gained, he may say to them, not by subtlety and intrigue; not by wire pulling and demagoguery; not by the arts of popularity; not by skill and shiftiness in following expediency; but by being firm in devotion to the principles of manhood and the application of morals and the courage of righteousness in the public life of our country; by being a man without guile and without fear, without selfishness, and with devotion to duty, devotion to his country.

Elihu Root (1845 - 1937)

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A Quote by Edward O. Sisson on body, careers, certainty, character, culture, day, direction, dreams, education, excellence, exercise, existence, generosity, guidance, heart, home, honor, humanity, idealism, ideas, imagination, influence, inspiration, kin

"What sort of man or woman shall I be; what kind of life shall I propose and hew out ?" The answer one frames to this question is his personal ideal, and will exercise a potent influence upon the development of his character and the direction of his conduct. Toward it the growing soul strives, day after day, year after year; its outlines, first existing only in the imagination of the heart, gradually, almost imperceptibly impress themselves on the soul and body, and manifest themselves in the outer life; "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." The personal ideal distinguishes man from lower creatures; and its perfection and power mark the high and full development of humanity. Very early it becomes the directing influence in self-culture,-which is by far the most important part of education; all truly higher education is self-education; the mission of all training from without is to stimulate and aid and guide one to take charge of his own culture and career. Conscious education is always directed by some sort of an ideal: the school, the home, national education are laboring to mold men and women into certain general forms of excellence and virtue; the personal ideal is the image that one forms of his own possible self. The personal ideal must have power over our lives, else it is not an ideal at all, but only an idea. One must not merely dream of strength, of wisdom, of skill and power, of honor and righteousness, of nobility and generosity, - he must resolve to attain them. He must see himself pursuing and achieving, and be inspired and energized by the vision. Such a vision of power is the personal ideal.

Edward O. Sisson

Source: The Essentials of Character, The Macmillan Company, 1915

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on skill


He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. P. 453.

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A Quote by E. Christopher Zeeman on creativity, simplicity, and skill

Technical skill is mastery of complexity while creativity is mastery of simplicity.

E. Christopher Zeeman (1925 -)

Source: Catastrophe Theory, 1977.

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