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In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,
by 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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Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
- William Wordsworth

The child is father of the man.
- William Wordsworth

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

 

Faith is a passionate intuition.
- William Wordsworth

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

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

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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

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

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

To begin, begin.
- William Wordsworth

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

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

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

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

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

The ocean is a mighty harmonist.
- William Wordsworth

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

Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

What we need is not the will to believe,
but the wish to find out.
- 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 mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away;
than what it leaves behind.
- William Wordsworth

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

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
- 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

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

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

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

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

Modern medicine is a negation of health.
It isn't organized to serve human health,
but only itself, as an institution.
It makes more people sick than it heals.
- Ivan Illich

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers,
while I believe in myself.
- Alain Robert

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

One of the most feared expressions in modern times
is 'The computer is down.'
- Norman Ralph Augustine

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

For example, computer defends well, but for humans
its is harder to defend than attack,
particularly with the modern time control.
- Boris Spassky

The modern minds in each generation are the critics
who preserve us from a petrifying world,
who will not leave us to walk undisturbed in the ways of our fathers.
- Edith Hamilton

The task of the modern educator
is not to cut down jungles,
but to irrigate deserts.
- C.S. Lewis

So always, if we look back, concern for face-to-face morality,
and its modern emphasis on justice as well,
have historically evolved as religious issues.
- Huston Smith

Only the man who disciplines himself strictly can stand
for long the terrific pace of modern war.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Social progress can be measured
by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx
(German philosopher and political economist
whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism)

I wanted to connect a modern story with a myth that I had read.
- Wally Lamb

Instead of a few hundreds of thousands of men meeting each other in war,
millions would now meet, and modern weapons would multiply
manifold the power of destruction.
- Edward Grey

Be it whim or emergency, the modern laboratory is equally
at the service of romance,
equally ready to gratify mankind with a torpedo or a toy.
- Richard Le Gallienne

We met with the poet Frank O'Hara, who was a link between Upper and Lower Bohemia,
and who worked at the Museum of Modern Art,
where we had hoped to do the readings.
- David Amram

The modern artist must live by craft and violence.
His gods are violent gods.
Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife,
are uninteresting.
- Ezra Pound

But we don't have an example of a democratic society
existing in a socialist economy -
which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world.
- Peter L. Berger

Music is a gut thing.
You're working in a medium which is more in touch with
the primal than the modern.
A gig is a ritual.
There's a congregation.
- Siobhan Fahey

In point of substantial merit the law school belongs
in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing.
- Thorstein Veblen

My look is a Modern Bohemian type thing.
- Frances Bean Cobain

You know one of the causes of modern despair is the
fact that we have had proposed to us,
from various quarters, an impossible perfection.
- Morris West


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