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No power or virtue of man could ever have deserved that what has been fated should not have taken place.

Marcellinus Ammianus

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.

Mark Twain

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.

Bertrand Russell

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Vidal Sassoon and Donald Kendall

Night, like a giant, fills the church, from pavement to roof, and holds dominion through the silent hours. Pale dawn again comes peeping through the windows: and, giving place to day, sees night withdraw into the vaults, and follows it, and drives it out, and hides among the dead.

Charles Dickens

We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

The way to secure liberty is to place it in the people's hands, that is, to give them the power at all times to defend it in the legislature and in the courts of justice.

John Adams

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the crowning proof of Christianity. If the resurrection did not take place, then Christianity is a false religion. If it did take place, then Christ is God and the Christian faith is absolute truth.

Henry Morris

When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place.

Jimmy Breslin

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.

John Milton

Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying Black workers less for their work

Angela Davis

Zeal for the public good is the characteristic of a man of honor and a gentleman, and must take the place of pleasures, profits and all other private gratifications.

Sir Richard Steele

Contentment is accepting the world as an imperfect place.

Anon xx

Under this tree, where light and shade speckle the grass like a Thrush's breast, here in this green and quiet place I give myself to peace and rest. The peace of my contented mind, that is to me a wealth untold when the Moon has no more silver left, and the Sun's at the end of his gold.

W H Davies 1870

The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is 'look under foot.' You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise you own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.

John Burroughs

A man rising in the world is not concerned with history; he is too busy making it. But a citizen with a fixed place in the community wants to acquire a glorious past just as he acquires antique furniture.

Malcolm Cowley

Contentment is accepting the world as an imperfect place.

Anon xx

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.

Herodotus

The primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man's ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company

Seneca

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.

Erica Jong

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.

Booker T. Washington

To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time.

Cornelia Otis Skinner

I think my greatest single achievement took place on a Tuesday in March, when, with much bribery and corruption, I got them to clear the Grand Canal. That was truly Wagnerian.

Tony Palmer

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