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Paul Bocuse

It is our duty to give meaning to the life of future generations by sharing our knowledge and experience; by teaching an appreciation of work well done and a respect for nature, the source of all life; by encouraging the young to venture off the beaten path and avoid complacency by challenging their emotions.

Appreciation | Character | Complacency | Duty | Emotions | Experience | Future | Knowledge | Life | Life | Meaning | Nature | Respect | Work | Appreciation | Respect |

Sarah Ellis, fully Sarah Stickney Ellis

To act the part of a true friend requires more conscientious feeling than to fill with credit and complacency any other station or capacity in social life.

Capacity | Character | Complacency | Credit | Friend | Life | Life |

John Cunningham Geikie

An undivided heart, which worships God alone, and trusts Him as it should, is raised above anxiety for earthly wants.

Anxiety | Anxiety | Character | God | Heart | Wants | God |

John Cunningham Geikie

He is well along the road to perfect manhood who does not allow the thousand little worries of life to embitter his temper, or disturb his equanimity. An undivided heart which worships God alone, and trust him as it should, is raised above anxiety for earthly wants.

Anxiety | Anxiety | Character | Equanimity | God | Heart | Life | Life | Little | Temper | Trust | Wants | God |

Joseph Grew, fully Joseph Clark Grew

Moral stimulation is good but moral complacency is the most dangerous habit of mind we can develop, and that danger is serious and ever-present.

Character | Complacency | Danger | Good | Habit | Mind | Present | Danger |

Garrison Keillor, fully Gary Edward "Garrison" Keillor

Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend.

Character | Doubt | Heart | Imagination | Mind | Mistrust | Panic | Will |

James McCosh

Pride looks back upon its past deeds, and calculating with nicety what it has done, it commits itself to rest; whereas humility looks to that which is before, and discovering how much ground remains to be trodden, it is active and vigilant. Having gained one height, pride looks down with complacency on that which is beneath it; humility looks up to a higher and yet higher elevation. The one keeps us on this earth, which is congenial to its nature; the other directs our eye, and tends to lift us up to heaven.

Character | Complacency | Deeds | Earth | Heaven | Humility | Looks | Nature | Past | Pride | Rest |

Yevgeny Yevtushenko, fully Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko

Character begins to form at the first pinch of anxiety about ourselves.

Anxiety | Anxiety | Character |

Apocrypha NULL

Let not anxiety enter your heart, for it has killed many strong men... Anxiety brings on old age prematurely.

Age | Anxiety | Anxiety | Heart | Men | Old age | Wisdom | Old |

Hugh Walpole, fully Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole

I believe the root of all happiness on this earth to life in the realization of a spiritual life with a consciousness of something wider than materialism; in the capacity to live in a world that makes you unselfish because you are not over anxious about your personal place; that makes you tolerant because you realize your own comic fallibility; that gives you tranquillity without complacency because you believe in something so much larger than yourself.

Capacity | Character | Complacency | Consciousness | Earth | Life | Life | Materialism | Tranquility | World | Happiness |

John Christian Bovee

There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.

Anxiety | Anxiety | Beauty | Fear | Life | Life | Wisdom | Beauty |

Jean de La Bruyère

If this life is unhappy, it is a burden to us, which it is difficult to bear; if it is in every respect happy, it is dreadful to be deprived of it; so that in either case the result is the same, for we must exist in anxiety and apprehension.

Anxiety | Anxiety | Happy | Life | Life | Respect | Wisdom | Respect |

Christian Nestell Bovee

A panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a gong over to the enemy, of our imagination.

Enemy | Imagination | Panic | Wisdom |

Christian Nestell Bovee

There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.

Anxiety | Anxiety | Beauty | Fear | Life | Life | Wisdom | Beauty |

George Eliot, pen name of Mary Ann or Marian Evans

Mighty is the force of motherhood! It transforms all things by its vital heat; it turns timidity into fierce courage, and dreadless defiance into tremulous submission; it turns thoughtlessness into foresight, and yet stills all anxiety into calm content; it makes selfishness become self-denial, and gives even to hard vanity the glance of admiring love.

Anxiety | Anxiety | Courage | Defiance | Force | Foresight | Love | Self | Self-denial | Selfishness | Submission | Wisdom |

Samuel Meyrick, fully Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick

Don't be forecasting evil unless it is what you can guard against. Anxiety is good for nothing if we can't turn it into a defense.

Anxiety | Anxiety | Defense | Evil | Good | Nothing | Wisdom |