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I consider my greatest accomplishment to be lifelong celibacy. ...
by Isaac Newton

I consider my greatest accomplishment to be lifelong celibacy.
- Isaac Newton
(discoverer of the laws of gravitation and motion,
famous mathematician, and perhaps the greatest scientist ever)

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If I have seen further, it is
by standing on the shoulders of giants.
- Isaac Newton

Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.
- Isaac Newton

If I have done the public any service,
it is due to my patient thought.
- Isaac Newton

 

We are to admit no more causes of natural things than
such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.
- Isaac Newton

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing
upon the shoulders of giants.
- Isaac Newton

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
- Isaac Newton

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To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
- Isaac Newton

A man may imagine things that are false,
but he can only understand things that are true,
for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
- Isaac Newton

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies,
but not the madness of people.
- Isaac Newton

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
- Isaac Newton

To myself I am only a child playing on the beach,
while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
- Isaac Newton

It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.
- Isaac Newton

To me there has never been a higher source of earthly
honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.
- Isaac Newton

I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore,
and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother
pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary,
whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
- Isaac Newton

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

Consider calling it a challenge
rather than calling it a crisis.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Consider adopting the ongoing practice of zero-based gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

I renounce all assumptions and expectations.
I thoughtfully consider all possibilities,
and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Ask why this task is on your to-do list.
Consider discarding those items to which
you are not truly committed.
For the tasks which do speak
to the longings of your own heart,
begin now, today, this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor your past, and all the consequences of that past.
Receive insight into relieving the pain
caused by past experiences and current attitudes toward life.
Observe life as it currently appears,
and then train yourself to observe life
from other perspectives that support a higher quality of living.
Re-consider your priorities.
Chart your Course.
Set Sail with Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration:
I renounce all assumptions and expectations,
and declare that I will thoughtfully consider
all possibilities and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I CHOOSE with Open Mind and Open Heart -
I renounce all assumptions and expectations,
and I declare that I will thoughtfully consider all possibilities.
I will CHOOSE with courage, awareness,
consciousness, and compassion toward all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Animals, whom we have made our slaves,
we do not like to consider our equal.
- Charles Darwin

Lighten up! Slow down the shopping.
Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
Consider gifting hand-made cards with messages
of true appreciation in place of store-bought presents.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort,
should, when young, consider that he may one day become old,
and remember when he is old, that he has once been young.
- Joseph Addison

What most persons consider as virtue,
after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
- Voltaire

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider,
every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
- Martin Luther

A newborn does not have worry, or stress, or anger,
because they have not yet learned those things.
Consider what life would be like if you could
forget all the past resentments and perceived offenses
that color your thinking and your emotions.
Buddhists call that state "beginner mind" -
an opening to experience life
without the jaundiced filter of past disappointments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

It is not our place to know the mind of God.
Spirit knows what is best in the long run -
best for each of us individually,
and best for humanity as a whole.
This is often very difficult to accept
when we see war and disease in the world
and experience physical and emotional suffering
in ourselves, our family, and our friends.
I consider this belief in God's infinite power
and ultimate wisdom to be the true test of faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If your home is not a place where you can truly
kick-back and be yourself - both physically and emotionally -
consider making some changes in your way-of-life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly,
but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
- Khalil Gibran

I do not believe in immortality of the individual,
and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern
with no superhuman authority behind it.
- Albert Einstein

Expectation (demand) is always a cause of suffering.
Rather than "expecting" to be repaid
when we "loan" something to someone,
consider the "loans" we make to be forward payments
for the "loans" we received from
our ancestors, nurturers and others.
Request that any "loan" that we make be repaid FORWARD,
when the recipient is able,
and then completely forget about the "loan."
It is no longer our business if, when, or how
the "loan" is repaid - or is not repaid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I consider my mom and all my sisters my friends.
- Alexa Vega

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives.
- Cato

The automobile engine will come, and then I will consider my life's work complete.
- Rudolf Diesel

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

I consider it part of my responsibility as President
of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes
of Islam wherever they appear.
- Barack Obama

Therefore, I do not wish to consider any proposition
to cede any portion of our tribal holdings to the Great Father.
- Sitting Bull

The vast majority of English folk cannot and will not
consider a picture as a picture,
apart from any story which it may be supposed to tell.
- James Whistler

With regard to the moral and religious condition of the slaves,
I cannot, either from what I observe,
or from what is told me, consider it in any way gratifying.
- Frederick Law Olmsted

Sharpen your pencil as you create the story of your life.
Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that,
seize the opportunity to sharpen those qualities
even more sharply by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I consider myself a non-denominational Christian.
I grew up in a Bible church and still hold those beliefs very close to me.
- Jensen Ackles

In every battle there comes a time when both sides
consider themselves beaten,
then he who continues the attack wins.
- Ulysses S. Grant

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to
maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles,
the character of an honest man.
- George Washington

Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience -
unless they are still up.
- Ellen Goodman

I also think it's very important to consider how the
food will feel to the person eating it.
- Sally Schneider

Well, I've thought many times when my career was in the toilet,
that I was going to have to seriously consider getting another job,
I don't know what I'd do.
- Aaron Eckhart

When you consider all the stars I have managed,
mere submarines make me smile.
- Charles Frohman

I consider myself a poet first and a musician second.
I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.
- Bob Dylan

'Handsome' means many things to many people.
If people consider me handsome, I feel flattered -
and have my parents to thank for it.
Realistically, it doesn't hurt to be good-looking,
especially in this business.
- Richard Chamberlain

I don't consider myself bald, I'm just taller than my hair.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Because we cannot know what God is, but only what He is not,
we cannot consider how He is but only how He is not.
- Thomas Aquinas

I'm happy with the coach we have.
I think any one of the ones I asked them to consider would've been good.
- Bear Bryant

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck,
we have at least to consider the possibility that we
have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
- Douglas Adams

Consider your house from an aesthetic point of view.
- Anthea Turner

For much of the female half of the world,
food is the first signal of our inferiority.
It lets us know that our own families may consider
female bodies to be less deserving,
less needy, less valuable.
- Gloria Steinem

I don't consider 41 being in prime of life.
Even if I conceived a child tomorrow I'd be 52 by the time it was 10.
I'm not sure I'd have the energy, and I find that quite scary.
- Jeremy Northam

I was raised Irish Catholic, but I don't consider myself Irish Catholic:
I consider myself me,
an American.
- John Cusack


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