yielding

A Quote by George Crabbe on books, life, people, selfishness, sorrow, and yielding

This, books can do-nor this alone; they give New views to life, and teach us how to live; They soothe the grieved, the stubborn they chastise; Fools they admonish, and confirm the wise. Their aid they yield to all: they never shun The man of sorrow, nor the wretch undone; Unlike the hard, the selfish, and the proud, They fly not sullen from the suppliant crowd; Nor tell to various people various things, But show to subjects, what they show to kings.

George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

Source: The Library

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A Quote by George Chapman on songs, tears, and yielding

I will neither yield to the song of the siren nor the voice of the hyena, the tears of the crocodile nor the howling of the wolf.

George Chapman (1560 - 1634)

Source: Eastward Ho, 1605

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A Quote by Frederic William Farrar on difficulty, god, heart, love, obedience, purity, rules, slavery, soul, spirit, spirituality, strength, elightenment, and yielding

It is easy to be a slave to the letter, and difficult to enter into the spirit; easy to obey a number of outward rules, difficult to enter intelligently and self-sacrificingly into the will of God; easy to entangle the soul in a network of petty observances, difficult to yield the obedience of an enlightened heart; easy to be haughtily exclusive, difficult to be humbly spiritual; easy to be an ascetic or a formalist, difficult to be pure, and loving, and wise, and free; easy to be a Pharisee, difficult to be a disciple; very easy to embrace a self-satisfying and sanctimonious system of rabbinical observances, very difficult to love God with all the heart, and all the might, and all the soul, and all the strength.

Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903)

Source: Farrar in The Life of Christ, quoted by Dallin H. Oaks, Pure in Heart, p.25

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on yielding

That which above all other yields the sweetest smell in the air is the violet.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Edward Thomas on death and yielding

Today I think Only with scents, - scents dead leaves yield, And bracken, and wild carrot's seed, An the square mustard field; Odours that rise When the spade wounds the root of tree, Rose, currant, raspberry, or goutweed, Rhubarb or celery;

Edward Thomas (1878 - 1917)

Source: Digging

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A Quote by Edmund Waller on yielding

The yielding marble of her snowy breast.

Edmund Waller (1605 - 1687)

Source: On a Lady passing through a Crowd of People.

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A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on individuality, laws, energy, manners, and yielding

There is nothing settled in manners, but the laws of behaviour yield to the energy of the individual.

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Essays. Second Series. Manners.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on action, character, destruction, efficiency, evil, force, impulses, jealousy, opportunity, power, psychology, and yielding

He taught, and modern physiology and psychology confirm, that hate and jealousy and other evil passions destroy a man's physical vigor and efficiency. What a man continually thinks about determines his actions in times of opportunity and stress. A man's reaction to his appetites and impulses when they are roused gives the measure of that man's character. In these reactions are revealed the man's power to govern or his forced servility to yield.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Conference Report, April 1967.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on adversity, destruction, time, and yielding

One time or another we all face adversity's chilling wind. One man flees from it, and like an unresisting kite falls to the ground. Another yields no retreating inch, and the wind that would destroy him lifts him as readily to the heights. We are not measured by the trials we meet, only by those we overcome.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Ensign, May 1961

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on character, force, impulses, power, and yielding

A man's reaction to his appetites and impulses when they are roused gives the measure of that man's character. In these reactions are revealed the man's power to govern or his forced servility to yield.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: 1967

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