yielding

A Quote by Wheeler McMillen on america, benevolence, constitution, force, home, independence, laws, motherhood, nature, needs, reflection, simplicity, understanding, and yielding

There are times when minds need to turn to simple things. Perhaps for a few of these nights all of us might do well to leave the briefcases at the office and to read again the pages of the Bible, and to re-read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. We might do well to stay home a few days and walk over the fields, or to stand in the shelter of the barn door and reflect upon the relentless and yet benevolent forces of Mother Nature. The laws of nature are relentless. They can never be disobeyed without exacting a penalty. Yet they are benevolent, for when they are understood and obeyed, nature yields up the abundance that blesses those who understand and obey.

Wheeler McMillen

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A Quote by Walter Benjamin on earth, past, understanding, and yielding

He who seeks to approach his own buried past must conduct himself like a man digging. . . . He must not be afraid to return again and again to the same matter; to scatter it as one scatters earth, to turn it over as one turns over soil. For the matter itself is only a deposit, a stratum, which yields only to the most meticulous examination what constitutes the real treasure hidden within the earth: the images, severed from all earlier associations, that stand -like precious fragments or torsos in a collector's gallery -in the prosaic rooms of our later understanding.

Walter Benjamin (1892 - 1940)

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A Quote by Publius Vergilius Maro Vergil, Virgil on love and yielding

Love conquers all, and let us yield to it. -Omnia vincit amor, et nos cedamus amori

Virgil (70 - 19 BC)

Source: Eclogues, X.69

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A Quote by Publius Vergilius Maro Vergil, Virgil on yielding

Can heavenly minds yield to such rage?

Virgil (70 - 19 BC)

Source: Aeneid, I, 11

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A Quote by Vicomte de Valmont on beauty, feeling, hope, innocence, inspiration, respect, trust, virtue, and yielding

What then have I done? What, except yield to a natural feeling, inspired by beauty, sanctioned by virtue and kept at all times within the bounds of respect. It's innocent expression prompted not by hope but by trust.

Vicomte de Valmont

Source: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

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A Quote by unknown on acceptance, anger, bitterness, correction, emotion, envy, faith, fear, forgiveness, joy, love, peace, self-esteem, sorrow, worth, and yielding

There are two trees, each yielding its own fruit. One of them is negative . . . it grows from lack of self-worth and its fruits are fear, anger, envy, bitterness, sorrow - and any other negative emotion. Then there is the tree of positive emotions. Its nutrients include self-forgiveness and a correct self concept. Its fruits are love, joy, acceptance, self-esteem, faith, peace . . . and other uplifting emotions.

unknown

Source: Kathi's Garden

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A Quote by unknown on day, god, lies, love, obedience, strength, truth, wishes, world, and yielding

Each day I pray, God give me strength anew To do the tasks I do not wish to do; To yield obedience never asking why To love and own the truth and scorn the lie; To look the cold world bravely in the face.

unknown

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A Quote by unknown on achievement, company, justice, management, sharing, time, and yielding

If competitive advantage can be achieved from just-in-time participatory management styles, then bottom-line oriented organizations can better facilitate their gain-sharing systems to network for the new global technologies. At my company, for example, detected casualties fluctuate between generic niche discontinuities and complementary enculturative yield functions.

unknown

Source: a Harvard Business Review article as cited in a speech.

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A Quote by unknown on disobedience, good, motherhood, prayer, and yielding

Little George was very piously trained; but he had a strong will and disliked very much to yield. When he was disobedient his mother was accustomed to make him stand in a corner of the room for a while. One night, after he had been more than stubborn, he knelt to say his evening prayer, and made this petition: "Oh, Lord, bless Georgey and make him a good boy, and don't let him be naughty again, never - no never, 'cause you know, Lord, when he is naughty, he sticks to it!"

unknown

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A Quote by Tycho Brahe on accuracy, astronomy, certainty, church, concern, consequences, discipline, earth, harmony, inferiority, justice, people, principles, reality, respect, science, superiority, understanding, universe, work, and yielding

It was not just the Church that resisted the heliocentrism of Copernicus. Many prominent figures, in the decades following the 1543 publication of De Revolutionibus, regarded the Copernican model of the universe as a mathematical artifice which, though it yielded astronomical predictions of superior accuracy, could not be considered a true representation of physical reality: "If Nicolaus Copernicus, the distinguished and incomparable master, in this work had not been deprived of exquisite and faultless instruments, he would have left us this science far more well-established. For he, if anybody, was outstanding and had the most perfect understanding of the geometrical and arithmetical requisites for building up this discipline. Nor was he in any respect inferior to Ptolemy; on the contrary, he surpassed him greatly in certain fields, particularly as far as the device of fitness and compendious harmony in hypotheses is concerned. And his apparently absurd opinion that the Earth revolves does not obstruct this estimate, because a circular motion designed to go on uniformly about another point than the very center of the circle, as actually found in the Ptolemaic hypotheses of all the planets except that of the Sun, offends against the very basic principles of our discipline in a far more absurd and intolerable way than does the attributing to the Earth one motion or another which, being a natural motion, turns out to be imperceptible. There does not at all arise from this assumption so many unsuitable consequences as most people think."

Tycho Brahe

Source: Letter to Christopher Rothman, January 20, 1587

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