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William Shakespeare

BASSANIO: Do all men kill all the things they do not love? SHYLOCK: Hates any man the thing he would not kill? BASSANIO: Every offence is not a hate at first.

Sincerity |

Daniel Gilbert, fully Daniel Todd Gilbert, aka Professor Happiness

The average newspaper boy in Pittsburgh knows more about the universe than did Galileo, Aristotle, Leonardo, or any of those other guys who were so smart they only needed one name.

Books | People | Service | Smile | Will |

William James

Man's perfection would be the fulfillment of his end; and his end would be union with his Maker.

Capacity | Frailties | Instinct | Mystery | Reality | Risk | Service | World |

William James

For the philosophy which is so important in each of us is not a technical matter; it is our more or less dumb sense of what life honestly and deeply means. It is only partly got from books; it is our individual way of just seeing and feeling the total push and pressure of the cosmos.

Life | Life | Morality | Patriotism | Service |

William Law

Let a clergyman but intend to please God in all his actions, as the happiest and best thing in the world, and then he will know that there is nothing noble in a clergyman but a burning zeal for the salvation of souls; nor anything poorer in his profession [than] idleness and a worldly spirit.

Future | Means | Nothing | Service | World | Value |

William Law

Our hearts deceive us, because we leave them to themselves, are absent from them, taken up in outward rules and forms of living and praying. But this kind of praying, which takes all its thoughts and words only from the state of our hearts, makes it impossible for us to be strangers to ourselves. The strength of every sin, the power of every evil temper, the most secret workings of our hearts, the weakness of any or all our virtues, is with a noonday clearness forced to be seen, as soon as the heart is made our prayer book, and we pray nothing, but according to what we read, and find there.

Distinction | Glory | God | Grace | Haste | Man | Nature | Piety | Religion | Service | Spirit | Will | God | Old |

William Law

No education can be of true advantage to young women but that which trains them up in humble industry, in great plainness of living, in exact modesty of dress.

God | Life | Life | Nature | Necessity | Nothing | Religion | Service | Spirit | Will | God | Child |

William Shakespeare

O Great Corrector of enormous times, of dustie, and old tytles, that healst with blood the earth when it is sicke, and curst the world o'th pluresie of people;

Art | Good | Service | Will | Art | Old |

William Shakespeare

O, grief hath changed me since you saw me last, and careful hours with Time's deformed hand have written strange defeatures in my face. But tell me yet, dost thou not know my voice?

Art | Good | Service | Will | Art | Old |

William Shakespeare

Ouch! In your eyes there is a greater danger than in twenty daggers of your relatives. Look at me sweetly, and is enough to make me invulnerable to hate them.

Heaven | Love | Service | Soul | Following |

William Shakespeare

ROSENCRANTZ: I understand you not, my lord. HAMLET: I am glad of it: a knavish speech sleeps in a foolish ear. ROSENCRANTZ: My lord, you must tell us where the body is, and go with us to the king. HAMLET: The body is with the king, but the king is not with the body. The king is a thing — GUILDENSTERN: A thing, my lord? HAMLET: Of nothing.

Service | Speech | Understand |

Elizabeth Gilbert

And what will I be able to do tomorrow that I cannot yet do today?

Enough | God | Good | Love | Nothing | Reading | Service | Story | Woman | God |

Elizabeth Browning, fully Elizabeth Barrett Browning

'Tis aye a solemn thing to me to look upon a babe that sleeps-- wearing in its spirit-deeps the unrevealed mystery of its Adam's taint and woe, which, when they revealed lie, will not let it slumber so.

Life | Life | Love | Sense | Service |

Elizabeth Browning, fully Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The tyrant should take heed to what he doth, since every victim-carrion turns to use, and drives a chariot, like a god made wroth, against each piled injustice.

Duty | Life | Life | Love | Man | Service | Sound | World |

Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra May NULL

The British constitution has always been puzzling and always will be.

Family | Resolution | Service | Strength |

Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra May NULL

I did hope tomorrow we can all, wherever we are, join in expressing our grief at Diana's loss, and gratitude for her all-too-short life. It is a chance to show to the whole world the British nation united in grief and respect.

Family | Life | Life | Service |

Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra May NULL

Let this my discipline stand you in good stead of sorer strokes, never to tempt too far a Prince's patience.

Good | Service |

Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra May NULL

I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed-did some attributes of leadership are universal and are Often about finding ways of Encouraging people to combine Their efforts, Their talents, Their insights, Their enthusiasm and Their inspiration to work together.

Heart | Life | Life | Sincerity |