A Quote by Quentin Crisp on failure, style, and success

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.

Quentin Crisp (1908 -)

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A Quote by Pete Johnson on future, science, style, success, and thinking

Strategy is; A style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring future success.

Pete Johnson

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A Quote by Patrick Henry on argument, caution, constitution, evil, government, presidency, style, and world

Patrick Henry opposed the federal Constitution not only because it lacked a Bill of Rights in its unamended form, but also because it would establish a "consolidated government" rather than a confederation of states. It is proper to note George F. Willison's caution that "[s]peeches by Henry and others, as reported, were approximations of what was said. . . . The 'shorthand gentlemen' of the convention did not attempt a verbatim report of everything that was said. Rather, they reported the lines of argument, the special points that were made, but their notes did manage to convey something of the style of the various speakers, picking up and preserving many of their more graphic phrases." (George F. Willison, Patrick Henry and His World, 1969) "The Constitution is said to have beautiful features; but when I come to examine these features, Sir, they appear to me horribly frightful. Among other deformities, it has an awful squinting - it squints towards monarchy. And does not this raise indignation in the breast of every true American? Your president may easily become king. . . . Where are your checks in this government? . . . I would rather infinitely - and I am sure most of this convention are of the same opinion - have a king, lords, and commons than a government so replete with such insupportable evils."

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

Source: at the Virginia convention for constitutional ratification, June, 1788

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A Quote by Pablo Ruiz Picasso on art, god, inventions, justice, style, and trying

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the ant. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things.

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

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A Quote by Oswald Spengler on art, change, imagination, mathematics, philosophy, and style

The mathematic, then, is an art. As such it has its styles and style periods. It is not, as the layman and the philosopher (who is in this matter a layman too) imagine, substantially unalterable, but subject like every art to unnoticed changes form epoch to epoch. The development of the great arts ought never to be treated without an (assuredly not unprofitable) side-glance at contemporary mathematics.

Oswald Spengler (1880 - 1936)

Source: The Decline of the West.

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A Quote by Niels H. Abel on style and writing

About Gauss' mathematical writing style He is like the fox, who effaces his tracks in the sand with his tail.

Niels H. Abel (1802 - 1829)

Source: G. F. Simmons, Calculus Gems, New York: Mcgraw Hill, Inc., 1992, p. 177.

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A Quote by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux on age, style, and wit

Every age has its pleasures, its style of wit, and its own ways.

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636 - 1711)

Source: The Art of Poetry, 1674

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A Quote by Maya Angelou on existence, god, life, responsibility, and style

I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God's will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility at a commensurate speed.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

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A Quote by Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sévigné on poets and style

Racine will go out of style like coffee. Jean Racine, (1639-99) French dramatist & poet

Marie de Rabutin-Chantal (1626 - 1696)

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A Quote by Margaret Mead on children, earth, future, life, people, style, and world

We are living beyond our means. As a people we have developed a life-style that is draining the earth of its priceless and irreplaceable resources without regard for the future of our children and people all around the world.

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

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