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Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. ...
by William Wordsworth

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
- William Wordsworth

Related topics: Power

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
- William Wordsworth

Faith is a passionate intuition.
- William Wordsworth

Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
- William Wordsworth

 

Come forth into the light of things,
let nature be your teacher.
- William Wordsworth

The child is father of the man.
- William Wordsworth

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,
it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- William Wordsworth

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To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts
that do often lie too deep for tears.
- William Wordsworth

But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night,
shall lead thee to thy grave.
- William Wordsworth

With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony,
and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
- William Wordsworth

For I have learned to look on nature,
not as in the hour of thoughtless youth,
but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.
- William Wordsworth

The things which I have seen I now can see no more.
- William Wordsworth

Not without hope we suffer and we mourn.
- William Wordsworth

The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.
- William Wordsworth

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings:
it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
- William Wordsworth

To begin, begin.
- William Wordsworth

The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away;
than what it leaves behind.
- William Wordsworth

What is pride? A rocket that emulates the stars.
- William Wordsworth

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting.
Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness,
but trailing clouds of glory do we come.
- William Wordsworth

One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man,
Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.
- William Wordsworth

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
- William Wordsworth

Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
- William Wordsworth

What we need is not the will to believe,
but the wish to find out.
- William Wordsworth

The ocean is a mighty harmonist.
- William Wordsworth

Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
- William Wordsworth

When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world,
and droop.
Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired,
how gracious, how benign in solitude.
- William Wordsworth

That best portion of a man's life, his little,
nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
- William Wordsworth

Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry;
and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.
- William Wordsworth

I listened, motionless and still; And,
as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore,
Long after it was heard no more.
- William Wordsworth

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because
the lovely little flower is free down to its root,
and in that freedom bold.
- William Wordsworth

Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark,
And shares the nature of infinity.
- William Wordsworth

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours.
- William Wordsworth

The best portion of a good man's life is his little,
nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
- William Wordsworth

Life is divided into three terms - that which was,
which is, and which will be.
Let us learn from the past to profit by the present,
and from the present to live better in the future.
- William Wordsworth

That though the radiance which was once so bright be
now forever taken from my sight.
Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass,
glory in the flower.
We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
- William Wordsworth

The human mind is capable of excitement without the
application of gross and violent stimulants;
and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty
and dignity who does not know this.
- William Wordsworth

A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now
acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind,
and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce
it to a state of almost savage torpor.
- William Wordsworth

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

You create stress in your life by getting angry,
and you can instantly remove
that stress by granting forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Remember that the happiest people
are not those getting more, but those giving more.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
- Anonymous

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

We are always getting ready to live but never living.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older,
I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
- Bill Cosby

I get to play golf for a living.
What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love.
- Tiger Woods

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
- Orson Scott Card

It's not the having, it's the getting.
- Charles Spurgeon

Getting information off the Internet is like taking
a drink from a fire hydrant.
- Mitchell Kapor

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
- George Burns

What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those
fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around
the real subject of life.
- Paul A. Volcker

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
- Joan Collins

The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
- Aneurin Bevan

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
- Jon Bon Jovi


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