yielding

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on fiction, imagination, joy, life, romance, and yielding

The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph W. Hardy on compromise, control, difficulty, discipline, evil, force, growth, idealism, observation, obstinacy, principles, relationships, risk, time, and yielding

Individualism, as a definition of holding to personal ideals, is classed as obstinacy and anti-social. Inevitably we run point blank into the evils of compromise. When compromise enters our moral fibre, it spreads like a cancerous growth. We think we plan adequate safeguards around areas in which we contemplate yielding our standards, but once we lower the fence and break our strong will to do right, come what may, we expose ourselves to forces that spread beyond control. Compromise always starts on some rather insignificant principle. The dangers of yielding seem negligible and we usually risk those things first where observation and detection by others is difficult. We thus seek to avoid censure and discipline. In a short time we find ourselves trading our principles for false values and doing it in the black market of human relationships. . . .

Ralph W. Hardy

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A Quote by Plutarch on perseverance, violence, and yielding

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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A Quote by Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid on business, love, and yielding

You who seek an end of love, love yields to business: be busy, and you will be safe.

Ovid (43 BC - c. 18 AD)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on courage and yielding

Some temptations are so great it takes great courage to yield to them.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Osiander on agreement, needs, truth, and yielding

There is no need for these hypotheses to be true, or even to be at all like the truth; rather one thing is suffcient for them - that they should yield calculations which agree with the observations.

Osiander

Source: "Preface to Copernicus' De Revolutionbus"

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on temptation and yielding

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on desires, simplicity, suffering, and yielding

Man are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer himself to be tricked.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on god, possibility, trust, and yielding

It is only by yielding to God that we can begin to realize His will for us. And if we truly trust God, why not yield to His loving omniscience? After all, He knows us and our possibilities much better than do we.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1985, p. 72, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on soul and yielding

The harrowing of the soul can be like the harrowing of the soil; to increase the yield, things are turned upside down.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Men and Women, p. 72, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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