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John Lancaster Spalding Quotes

When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me
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Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is
When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew
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You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely
I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure
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I like me a little bit more when i'm with you
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever
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Don't look back you're not going that way
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True readers... Are ready to go through a whole volume, if there be but hope of finding in it a single genuine thought or the mere suggestion even of a truth which has some fresh application to life  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) The test of the worth of work is its effect on the worker. If it degrade him, it is bad; if it ennoble him, it is good  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) In the world of thought a man’s rank is determined, not by his average work, but by his highest achievement  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) The fields and the flowers and the beautiful faces are not ours, as the stars and the hills and the sunlight are not ours, but they give us fresh and happy thoughts. |  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Passion is begotten of passion, and it easily happens, as with the children of great men, that the base is the offspring of the noble  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Thy money, thy office, thy reputation are nothing; put away these phantom clothings, and stand like an athlete stripped for the battle  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) When the mind has grasped the matter, words come like flowers at the call of spring  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Though what we accept be true, it is a prejudice unless we ourselves have considered and understood why and how it is true  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Taste, of which the proverb says there should be no dispute, is precisely the subject which needs discussion  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) God has not made a world which suits all; how shall a sane man expect to please all?  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) As the visit of one we love makes the whole day pleasant, so is it illumined and made fair by a brave and beautiful thought  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Friends humor and flatter us, they steal our time, they encourage our love of ease, they make us content with ourselves, they are the foes of our virtue and our glory  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) To clothe truth in fitting words is to feel a satisfaction like that which comes of doing good deeds  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) The genius is childlike. Like children he looks into the world as into a new creation and finds there a perennial source of wonder and delight  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) We may outgrow the things of children, without acquiring sense and relish for those which become a man  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) The teacher does best, not when he explains, but when he impels his pupils to seek themselves the explanation  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) As our power over others increases, we become less free; for to retain it, we must make ourselves its servants  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Love finds us young and keeps us so: immortal himself, he permits not age to enter the hearts where he reigns  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) They who truly know have had to unlearn hardly less than they have had to learn  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) They who no longer believe in principles still proclaim them, to conceal, both from themselves and others, the selfishness of the motives by which they are dominated  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) It is more profitable to be mindful of our own faults than of those of our age  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) When we have not the strength or the courage to grasp a new truth, we persuade ourselves that it is not a truth at all  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Liberty is more precious than money or office; and we should be vigilant lest we purchase wealth or place at the price of inner freedom  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) The exercise of authority is odious, and they who know how to govern, leave it in abeyance as much as possible  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) If thou hast sought happiness and missed it, but hast found wisdom instead, thou art fortunate  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Education would be a divine thing, if it did nothing more than help us to think and love great thoughts instead of little thoughts  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Let not what thou canst not prevent, though it be the ruin of thy home or country, draw thee from thy proper work  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Rules of grammar can not give us a mastery of language, rules of rhetoric can not make us eloquent, rules of conduct can not make us good  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Place before thyself the ideal of perfection, not that of happiness, for by doing what makes thee wiser and better, thou shalt find the peace and joy in which happiness consists  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Work, mental or manual, is the means whereby attention is compelled, it is the instrument of all knowledge and virtue, the root whence all excellence springs  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes)
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