Great Quotes

I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race.

Voltaire

Great men are they who see that the spiritual is stronger than any material force.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.

Sydney Smith

This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.

Jean De La Bruyere

A great many of us must move from words to acts - from words of dissent to acts of disobedience.

Barbara Deming

Society is composed of two great classes: those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.

Sebastien Chamfort

Last night, there came a frost, which has done great damage to my garden.... It is sad that Nature will play such tricks on us poor mortals, inviting us with sunny smiles to confide in her, and then, when we are entirely within her power, striking us to the heart.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Great strength of body is the gift of nature; But to be able to advise whate'er Is most expedient for one's country's good, Is the peculiar work of sense and wisdom.

Bias

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.

Adam Smith

Hypocrisy itself does great honor, or rather justice, to religion, and tacitly acknowledges it to be an ornament to human nature. The hypocrite would not be at so much pains to put on the appearance of virtue, if he did not know it was the most proper and effectual means to gain the love and esteem of mankind.

Joseph Addison

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of the imagination.

John Dewey

Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe.

Albert Einstein

Great hypocrite are the real atheists

Francis Bacon, Sr.

Scholarship has yielded to the irresistible pull that science exerts on our minds by its self-confidence and the promise of certified knowledge. But, to repeat, the objects of culture are not analyzable, not graspable by the geometric mind. Great works of art are great by virtue of being syntheses of the world; they qualify as art by fusing form and contents into an indivisible whole; what they offer is not "discourse about," nor a cipher to be decoded, but a prolonged incitement to finesse. So it is paradoxical that our way of introducing young minds to such works should be the way of scholarship.

Jacques Barzun

Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.

Japanese proverb
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