yielding

A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on yielding

A minute has no negative qualities; it can be made to yield something, but not nothing. Its yield is something beneficial, or something detrimental.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on liberty, men, privilege, thinking, and yielding

When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on government, liberty, progress, and yielding

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Carew on confession, glory, and yielding

Thou shalt confess the vain pursuit Of human glory yields no fruit But an untimely grave.

Thomas Carew (1595 - 1639)

Source: On the Duke of Buckingham.

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A Quote by Sophocles on crime, evil, good, men, mistakes, pride, and yielding

. . . all men make mistakes. But a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Raleigh on heart, sorrow, and yielding

The flowers do fade, and wanton fields To wayward winter reckoning yields; A honey tongue, a heart of gall, Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall.

Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 - 1618)

Source: The Nymph's Reply to the Shepard

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on yielding

So will I build my altar in the fields, And the blue sky my fretted dome shall be, And the sweet fragrance that the wild flower yields Shall be the incense I will yield to thee.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on people, truth, and yielding

Truth, Sir, is a cow, which will yield such people [skeptics] no more milk, and so they are gone to milk the bull.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Boswell’s Life of Johnson

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A Quote by Samuel Eliot Morison on america, bitterness, colors, problems, slavery, solution, and yielding

The freedmen were not really free in 1865, nor are most of their descendants really f ree in 1965. Slavery was but one aspect of a race and color problem that is still far from solution here, or anywhere. In America particularly, the grapes of wrath have not yet yielded all their bitter vintage.

Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 - 1976)

Source: The Oxford History of the American People, 1965, ch. 33

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A Quote by Samuel Eliot Morison on choice and yielding

An historian should yield himself to his subject, become immersed in the place and period of his choice, standing apart from it now and then for a fresh view.

Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 - 1976)

Source: Vistas of History, 1964. The Experiences and Principles of an Historian

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