A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on action, heart, and variety

All of our actions take their hue from the complexion of the heart, as landscapes their variety from light.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on criticism, democracy, and variety

So, Two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

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A Quote by Dr. Arthur Earnest Morgan on commitment, economics, facts, intuition, life, planning, tolerance, truth, variety, and wisdom

There is deep intuitive wisdom in this American tolerance of economic variety and in our refusal to commit ourselves to any one social and economic system. It is recognition of the fact that life and truth are too varied and complex to be confined within the pattern of any single deliberately planned economic system.

Dr. Earnest Morgan (1878 -)

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on country, effort, helpful, problems, and variety

One country . . . one ideology, one system is not sufficient. It is helpful to have a variety of different approaches . . . We can then make a joint effort to solve the problems of the whole of humankind.

Dalai Lama

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A Quote by Arthur Paul Patterson on appreciation, decisions, dependence, diversity, life, religion, spirituality, time, variety, vision, water, and work

The physical rhythm of life established through sensitivity to qualitative time mirrors the ebb and flow of water. Maintaining rhythm is dependent on our daily decisions concerning vocation, recreation and work. Using the image of water roots Watershed Spirituality in diversity and pluralism. Life in a "variety of forms" implies an emphasis on inter-religious appreciation and the universalist vision.

Arthur Paul Patterson

Source: Watershed Spirituality

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A Quote by Aphra Behn on pleasure, soul, and variety

Variety is the soul of pleasure.

Aphra Behn (1640 - 1689)

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A Quote by Alfred Percival Graves on variety


Of priests we can offer a charmin' variety, Far renowned for larnin' and piety.

Alfred Percival Graves (1846 - 1931)

Source: Father O”Flynn

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on agreement, chaos, confusion, earth, order, variety, water, and world

Here hills and vales, the woodland and the plain Here earth and water seem to strive again, Not chaos-like together crushed and bruised, But, as the world, harmoniously confused: Where order in variety we see, And where, though all things differ, all agree.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Windsor Forest, 1713

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on action, charity, community, government, individuality, justice, men, nature, needs, people, schools, separation, and variety

The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at all in their separate and individual capacities. In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere. The desirable things which the individuals of a people can not do, or can not well do, for themselves, fall into two classes: those which have relation to wrongs, and those which have not. Each of these branch off into an infinite variety of subdivisions. The first - that in relation to wrongs - embraces all crimes, misdemeanors, and nonperformance of contracts. The other embraces all which, in its nature, and without wrong, requires combined action, as public roads and highways, public schools, charities, pauperism, orphanage, estates of the deceased, and the machinery of government itself. From this it appears that if all men were just, there still would be some, though not so much, need for government.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: fragment on government (July 1, 1854?)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on books, fame, people, quotations, survival, time, traditions, and variety

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you can not fool all the people all of the time. Attributed to Abraham Lincoln. - Alexander K. McClure, "Abe" Lincoln's Yarns and Stories, p. 184 (1904). Many quotation books have also attributed this to Lincoln, with a variety of sources given. According to Roy R Basler ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 3, p. 81 (1953), "Tradition has come to attribute to the Clinton [Illinois] speeches [September 2, 1858] one of Lincoln's most famous utterances - 'You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.'" But he goes on to say that the epigram and any references to it have not been located in Surviving Lincoln documents. This remark has also been attributed to P. T. Barnum.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: (Attributed) Speech at Clinton, 8 Sept. 1858. (See below.)

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