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John Lancaster Spalding Quotes

Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is
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I like me a little bit more when i'm with you
You had me at hello
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A year from now you'll wish you started today
If cats could talk, they wouldn't
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Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary
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When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me
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To love the perfection with which we do our work, or the company of those with whom we work, is the secret of learning to love the work itself  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) The first requisite of a gentleman is to be true, brave and noble, and to be therefore a rebuke and scandal to venal and vulgar souls  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) If there are but few who interest thee, why shouldst thou be disappointed if but few find thee interesting?  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) We may avoid much disappointment and bitterness of soul by learning to understand how little necessary to our joy and peace are the things the multitude most desire and seek  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Since the mass of mankind are too ignorant or too indolent to think seriously, if majorities are right it is by accident  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) The ploughman knows how many acres he shall upturn from dawn to sunset: but the thinker knows not what a day may bring forth  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) As they are the bravest who require no witnesses to their deeds of daring, so they are the best who do right without thinking whether or not it shall be known  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) If thou wouldst be interesting, keep thy personality in the background, and be great and strong in and through thy subject  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) When guests enter the room their entertainers rise to receive them; and in all meetings men should ascend into their higher selves, imparting to one another only the best they know and love  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) There are few things it is more important to learn than how to live on little and be therewith content: for the less we need what is without, the more leisure have we to live within  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Perfection is beyond our reach, but they who earnestly strive to become perfect, acquire excellences and virtues of which the multitude have no conception  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) The noblest are they who turning from the things the vulgar crave, seek the source of a blessed life in worlds to which the senses do not lead  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) If thy words are wise, they will not seem so to the foolish: if they are deep the shallow will not appreciate them. Think not highly of thyself, then, when thou art praised by many  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Unless we consent to lack the common things which men call success, we shall hardly become heroes or saints, philosophers or poets  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Mercenary is whoever thinks less of his work than of the money he receives for doing it; and social conditions which impose tasks that make this inevitable are barbarous  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) If we learn from those only, of whose lives and opinions we altogether approve, we shall have to turn from many of the highest and profoundest minds  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) States of soul rightly expressed, as the poet expresses them in moments of pure inspiration, retain forever the power of creating like states. It is this that makes genuine literature a vital force  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) The mind perceives... That it is higher than institutions, which are but the woof and web of its thought and will, which it weaves and outgrows, and weaves again  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) If thou canst not hold the golden mean, say and do too little rather than too much  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Dislike of another’s opinions and beliefs neither justifies our own nor makes us more certain of them: and to transfer the repugnance to the person himself is a mark of a vulgar mind  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) The common prejudice against philosophy is the result of the incapacity of the multitude to deal with the highest problems  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) If ancient descent could confer nobility, the lower forms of life would possess it in a greater degree than man  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) How is it possible not to strive to know what the awakening minds of the young are eager to learn from us? It is little less than criminal that we should put them off with foolish speech or lies  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) When we have attained success, we see how inferior it is to the hope, yearning and enthusiasm with which we started forth in life’s morning  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Not to be able to utter one’s thought without giving offence, is to lack culture  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Nothing requires so little mental effort as to narrate or follow a story. Hence everybody tells stories and the readers of stories outnumber all others  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Culture makes the whole world our dwelling place; our palace in which we take our ease and find ourselves at one with all things  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) It is a large part of learning to know what one wants, and where it may be found in its most authentic form  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) There are who mistake the spirit of pugnacity for the spirit of piety, and thus harbor a devil instead of an angel  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) A gentleman does not appear to know more or to be more than those with whom he is thrown into company  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes)
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