Monday, February 22, 2016

The first test of a gentleman, and other quotes

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"This is the first test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him." -- William Lyon Phelps

Truth -- We need to get it right from those who got it right before us, that we may give it right to those who need to have it right after us.

"Suffering and success go together. If you are succeeding without suffering, it is because others before you have suffered; if you are suffering without succeeding, it is that others after you may succeed." -- Edward Judson

"Don't get rid of the old people; they have stuff to say." -- Steve Brown

"Having taken some steps in a bad direction is no good reason to continue further along the path." -- Bart Barber

"If the whole material medica, as now used, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind—and all the worse for the fishes." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

"If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build a longer table than a taller fence!" -- copied

"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be." -- Thomas à Kempis

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." -- Albert Einstein

"Everybody who belongs to Jesus belongs to everybody who belongs to Jesus." -- John Wesley

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