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Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals,
that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There are the manufacturing multitudes of England;
they must have work,
and find markets for their work; if machines and the Black Country are ugly,
famine would be uglier still.
- Goldwin Smith

In the scattered settlements of this Diocese,
schools and Churches are of necessity for many years few in number,
and multitudes of both sexes are growing up in great ignorance.
- John Strachan

There are many men whose tongues might govern multitudes
if they could govern their tongues.
- George Dennison Prentice

 

The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to
endure the vision of the divine.
- Plato

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself,
I am large, I contain multitudes.
- Walt Whitman

Now multitudes of root words are identical in the American
languages over vast areas some of them with precisely the same senses,
and others with various shades of analogical meaning.
- John W. Dawson

He would see civilization in danger of perishing under
the oppression of a gigantic paradox:
he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty,
and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace.
- Arthur Henderson

When Jesus then is with the multitudes,
He is not in His house, for the multitudes are outside of the house,
and it is an act which springs from His love of men
to leave the house and to go away to those who are not able to come to Him.
- Origen

Money, again, has often been a cause of the delusion of the multitudes.
Sober nations have all at once become desperate gamblers,
and risked almost their existence upon the turn of a piece of paper.
- Charles Mackay

A handful of men, inured to war, proceed to certain victory,
while on the contrary, numerous armies of raw and undisciplined
troops are but multitudes of men dragged to the slaughter.
- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse,
a party, a company by the way, a counselor,
a multitude of counselors.
- Charles Baudelaire

The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
- Edmund Burke

The blood of Jesus Christ can cover a multitude of sins,
it seems to me.
- Denis Diderot

The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
- Voltaire

Knowledge is the consequence of time,
and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.
- Jeremy Collier

The definition of the individual was:
a multitude of one million divided by one million.
- Arthur Koestler

He that goeth about to persuade a multitude that they
are not so well governed as they ought to be shall
never want attentive and favorable hearers.
- Richard Hooker

But a multitude of people, even the two hundred million of the Chinese empire,
cannot subsist without civil government.
- Ezra Stiles

To be old is to be part of a huge and ordinary multitude...
the reason why old age was venerated in the past was
because it was extraordinary.
- Ronald Blythe

I ordered gold in the meantime to be showered down
without ceasing among the happy multitude.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

In science, as in art, and, as I believe,
in every other sphere of human activity,
there may be wisdom in a multitude of counsellors,
but it is only in one or two of them.
- Thomas Huxley

I have been a multitude of shapes, Before I assumed a consistent form.
- Taliesin

Mr. Darwin refers to the multitude of the individual of every species,
which, from one cause or another, perish either before,
or soon after attaining maturity.
- Richard Owen

Seek not the favor of the multitude;
it is seldom got by honest and lawful means.
But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices,
but weigh them.
- Immanuel Kant

My sense of divine brings with it a strange sound of music with its glories,
a marvellous melody sounding like a multitude of flutes.
- Paul Twitchell

No man for any considerable period can wear one face
to himself and another to the multitude,
without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Words will not be able to ever express how sorry I am for this,
and I have profound regret and sorrow for the multitude
of mistakes and harm I have caused.
- Jack Abramoff

The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that
something can be true and untrue at the same time.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities,
but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant
and totally unexpected thoughts.
- Paul Valery

For decades, the violence in the Middle East has claimed
a multitude of innocent civilian victims:
Men,
women and children, Arab and Israeli.
- John Conyers

Say what you want about long dresses,
but they cover a multitude of shins.
- Mae West

Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.
- Mark Twain

Any bull market covers a multitude of sins,
so there may be all sorts of problems with the current
system that we won't see until the bear market comes.
- Ron Chernow

Riches cover a multitude of woes.
- Menander

A novel is balanced between a few true impressions
and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life.
- Saul Bellow

True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends,
but in the worth and choice.
- Ben Jonson

Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful
of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude
of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older.
- John Dos Passos

I love people who make me laugh.
I honestly think it's the thing I like most,
to laugh.
It cures a multitude of ills.
It's probably the most important thing in a person.
- Audrey Hepburn

In the United States, the majority undertakes to supply
a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals,
who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Those who have wrought great changes in the world never
succeeded by gaining over chiefs;
but always by exciting the multitude.
The first is the resource of intrigue and produces only secondary results,
the second is the resort of genius and transforms the universe.
- Martin Van Buren

The Reformers, therefore, as instruments in the hands of God,
in delivering the Church from bondage to prelates,
did not make it a tumultuous multitude,
in which every man was a law to himself,
free to believe, and free to do what he pleased.
- Charles Hodge

The Indians, I was now speaking of, were not content
with the common Enemies that lessen and destroy their Country-men,
but invented an infallible Stratagem to purge their Tribe,
and reduce their Multitude into far less Numbers.
- John Lawson

Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest
derives from a paper currency which they are able to control,
from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges...
which are employed altogether for their benefit.
- Andrew Jackson

The affairs of life embrace a multitude of interests,
and he who reasons in any one of them,
without consulting the rest, is a visionary unsuited
to control the business of the world.
- James F. Cooper

I have many times asked myself whether there can be
more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the
years to come than this massed multitude of silent
witnesses to the desolation of war.
- King George V

A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now
acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind,
and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce
it to a state of almost savage torpor.
- William Wordsworth

If, amid the multitude of contending counsel,
you have hesitated and doubted; if, when a great measure suggested itself,
you have shrunk from the vast responsibility,
afraid to go forward lest you should go wrong,
what wonder?
- Robert Dale Owen

The plane is simply abstracting the power stored in
the wave by a distant gale,
and using it to counteract gravity.
And if the work be continued long enough,
or a multitude of planes be continually drawing on the reservoir of power,
the wave must inevitably be flattened.
- Lawrence Hargrave

There is always a multitude of reasons both in favor
of doing a thing and against doing it.
The art of debate lies in presenting them;
the art of life lies in neglecting ninety-nine hundredths of them.
- Mark Rutherford

We should all aspire in life to do a multitude of things well -
to be a great father,
to be a good husband, to be a good lover,
you know, to try to do things the best you can is very important to me.
- Matthew Modine

Great minds are to make others great.
Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude
to intellectual vassalage,
not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny,
but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.
- William Ellery Channing

Every step and every movement of the multitude,
even in what are termed enlightened ages,
are made with equal blindness to the future;
and nations stumble upon establishments,
which are indeed the result of human action,
but not the execution of any human design.
- Adam Ferguson

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
- Cyril Connolly


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