A Quote by Edward Young on christianity and style

A Christian is the highest style of man.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night iv. Line 788.

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A Quote by Dr. Frank Cody on personality, personality, schools, style, and work

The development of desirable traits and characteristics that intangible something which we style personality - is the chief work of the school.

Dr. Frank Cody

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A Quote by Dan Brent Burt on fighting, justice, preparation, sales, style, and success

Every boxer fights differently, and every salesman has his unique style. But the results are the same- you are either a champion or just another fighter, you either get the sale or you don't. The real key to success is to do those things that will prepare you to be a champion.

Dan Brent Burt (1952 -)

Source: Excerpted from: Selling the IBM Way; Who Killed Service;or Time and Territory Management

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on belief, books, freedom, ideas, life, nature, nonsense, originality, paradox, principles, problems, sage, solution, style, and taoism

Chuang Tzu or Chuang Chou was a Taoist sage, living sometime before 250 B.C. The book, by the same name, Chuang Tzu, is believed to contain both his own writings and writings by others about him and his teachings. ". . . the Chuang-Tzu is distinguished by its brilliant and original style, with abundant use of satire, paradox, and seemingly nonsensical stories. Chuang-Tzu emphasizes the relativity of all ideas. . . . He puts forward as the solution to the problems of the human condition, freedom in identification with the universal Tao, or principle of Nature." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 4th Edition.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

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A Quote by Charles Percy Snow on atoms, authority, awards, clarity, direction, doubt, existence, good, history, laws, listening, mathematics, physics, proof, purity, satisfaction, scientists, simplicity, style, theory, thought, time, unity, and work

Einstein, twenty-six years old, only three years away from crude privation, still a patent examiner, published in the Annalen der Physik in 1905 five papers on entirely different subjects. Three of them were among the greatest in the history of physics. One, very simple, gave the quantum explanation of the photoelectric effect-it was this work for which, sixteen years later he was awarded the Nobel prize. Another dealt with the phenomenon of Brownian motion, the apparently erratic movement of tiny particles suspended in a liquid: Einstein showed that these movements satisfied a clear statistical law. This was like a conjuring trick, easy when explained: before it, decent scientists could still doubt the concrete existence of atoms and molecules: this paper was as near direct proof of their concreteness as a theoretician could give. The third paper was the special theory of relativity, which quietly amalgamated space, time and matter into one fundamental unity. This last paper contains no references and quotes no authority. All of them are written in a style unlike any other theoretical physicist's. They contain very little mathematics. There is a good deal of verbal commentary. The conclusions, the bizarre conclusions, emerge as though with the greatest of ease: the reasoning is unbreakable. It looks as though he had reached the conclusions by pure thought, unaided, without listening to the opinions of others. To a surprisingly large extent, that is precisely what he had done. It is pretty safe to say that, so long as physics lasts, no one will again hack out three major breakthroughs in one year.

Charles Percy Snow (1905 - 1980)

Source: C.P. Snow, Variety of Men, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, U.K. 1969, pp 85-86.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on authors, style, and thought

When we encounter a natural style we are always surprised and delighted, for we thought to see an author and found a man.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: W. H. Auden and L. Kronenberger (eds.) The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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A Quote by Arthur Symons on beauty, mystery, style, and virtue

He knew that the whole mystery of beauty can never be comprehended by the crowd, and that while clearness is a virtue of style, perfect explicitness is not a necessary virtue.

Arthur Symons (1865 - 1945)

Source: The Symbolist Movement in Literature, 1899, Gérard de Nerval

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A Quote by Aristotle on genius, good, metaphor, and style

The greatest thing is style. . . a mark of genius, for to make good metaphors implies an eye for resemblances.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on art, good, novelty, style, and time

A good style must have an air of novelty, at the same time concealing its art.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on clarity, good, and style

A good style must, first of all, be clear. It must . . . be appropriate.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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