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John Lancaster Spalding Quotes

You had me at hello
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If cats could talk, they wouldn't
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken
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The darkest nights produce the brightest stars
A year from now you'll wish you started today
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And then you meet one person and your life changes forever
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What we enjoy, not what we possess, is ours, and in labouring for the possession of many things, we lose the power to enjoy the best  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) It is the tendency of the study of science to make us patient, humble and attentive to the smallest things. Is not this part of religion?  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) The disinterested love of truth which culture fosters is akin to the unselfishness which is a characteristic of the good  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) As we can not love what is hateful, let us accustom ourselves neither to think nor to speak of disagreeable things and persons  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) He who leaves school, knowing little, but with a longing for knowledge, will go farther than one who quits, knowing many things, but not caring to learn more  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) There is some lack either of sense or of character in one who becomes involved in difficulties with the worthless or the vicious  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) As a brave man goes into fire or flood or pestilence to save a human life, so a generous mind follows after truth and love, and is not frightened from the pursuit by danger or toil or obloquy  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) It is the business of culture to make us able to consider with intelligent interest all real opinions, even those we do not and can not accept  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) To think profoundly, to seek and speak truth, to love justice and denounce wrong is to draw upon one’s self the ill will of many  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) We shrink from the contemplation of our dead bodies, forgetting that when dead they are no longer ours, and concern us as little as the hairs that have fallen from our heads  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) The aim of education is to strengthen and multiply the powers and activities of the mind rather than to increase its possessions  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) What a wise man knows seems so plain and simple to himself that he easily makes the mistake of thinking it to be so for others  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Inferior thinking and writing will make a name for a man among inferior people, who in all ages and countries, are the majority  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Believe in no triumph which is won by the deadening of human faculty or the dwarfing of human life. Strive for truth and love, not for victory  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) We do not find it hard to bear with ourselves, though we are full of faults. Why then may we not learn to be tolerant of others?  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) To cultivate the memory we should confide to it only what we understand and love: The rest is a useless burden; for simply to know by rote is not to know at all  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) If we fail to interest, whether because we are dull and heavy, or because our hearers are so, we teach in vain  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Thought from which no emotion springs is sterile. The knowledge that has no bearing on the conduct of life is vain  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) We do not see rightly until we learn to eliminate what we expect or wish to see from what we really see  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) As children must have the hooping cough, the college youth must pass through the stage of conceit in which he holds in slight esteem the wisdom of the best  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Be content that others have position, if thou hast ability: that others have riches, if thou hast virtue  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) It is a common error to imagine that to be stirring and voluble in a worthy cause is to be good and to do good  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes) Leave each one his touch of folly; it helps to lighten life’s burden which, if he could see himself as he is, might be too heavy to carry  (John Lancaster Spalding Quotes)
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