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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on books, doubt, truth, wisdom, and work

REVIEW, v.t. To set your wisdom (holding not a doubt of it./ Although in truth there's neither bone nor skin to it)/ At work upon a book, and so read out of it/ The qualities that you have first read into it.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on art, originality, skill, and work

REPLICA, n. A reproduction of a work of art, by the artist that made the original. It is so called to distinguish it from a "copy," which is made by another artist. When the two are mae with equal skill the replica is the more valuable, for it is suppose

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on art, good, photography, and work

PHOTOGRAPH, n. A picture painted by the sun without instruction in art. It is a little better than the work of an Apache, but not quite so good as that of a Cheyenne.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on growth, language, literature, and work

DICTIONARY, n. A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic. This [my] dictionary, however, is a most useful work.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on work

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CAVILER, n. A critic of our own work.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alvin R. Dyer on adversity, challenge, courage, good, learning, life, mind, strength, time, victory, and work

I have come to know that adversity really means the things in life that challenge us and cause us to work with devotion and courage to overcome. I once stood on a street in Trondheim, Norway, looking up at a statue of a Viking. There came to my mind at that time a fable of the Norsemen that when a man won a victory over another, the strength of the conquered went over into his veins. Therefore, in this sense adversity is good, for it produces in us a source of strength as we learn to conquer our weaknesses.

Alvin R. Dyer (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Challenge

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A Quote by Alma P. Burton on christ, death, earth, eternity, god, grace, life, mortality, progress, salvation, sons, and work

John declared that "Christ received not of the fulness at the first," but that he "continued from grace to grace until he received a fulnesss and thus he was called the Son of God, because he received not of the fulness at the first." Thus is it with us all. We must work out our salvation and exaltation by coming to this earth. Man must be born into mortality and live and die that he may continue in his progress toward eternal life and exaltation.

Alma P. Burton (1913 -)

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A Quote by Alistair Cooke on work

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A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it.

Alistair Cooke (1908 -)

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A Quote by Alice M. Fellinger on feeling, god, heaven, inspiration, planning, and work

We visited your temple, an inspired work of God! And felt that he was with us, as through the grounds we trod. We can't explain the feeling, that swept from head to toe, With the organ softly playing, when at last we turned to go; But we knew that in his heaven, God has planned a wondrous sight, We had a glimpse of heaven, when we visited last night!

Alice M. Fellinger

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on day and work

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And lo, between the sundawn and the sun His day's work and his night's work are undone: And lo, between the nightfall and the light, He is not, and none knoweth of such an one.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Laus Veneris.

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