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It is needless to say how great has been the influence
by Goldwin Smith

It is needless to say how great has been the influence
of the doctrine of Evolution,
or rather perhaps of the method of investigation to
which it has given birth,
upon the study of history, especially the history of institutions.
- Goldwin Smith

The materials of the novelist must be real;
they must be gathered from the field of humanity by his actual observation.
- Goldwin Smith

Above all nations is humanity.
- Goldwin Smith

Rome was great in arms, in government,
in law.
- Goldwin Smith

 

The insular arrogance of the English character is a commonplace joke.
- Goldwin Smith

The novelist must look on humanity without partiality or prejudice.
His sympathy, like that of the historian,
must be unbounded, and untainted by sect or party.
- Goldwin Smith

America is supposed to be given over to ugliness.
There are a good many ugly things there and the ugliest
are the most pretentious.
- Goldwin Smith

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The Romans, we are told, were by nature a peculiarly warlike race.
- Goldwin Smith

The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers,
who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline,
and to feel that in that submission lay their strength.
- Goldwin Smith

It is evident that in the period designated as that of the kings,
when Rome commenced her career of conquest,
she was, for that time and country, a great and wealthy city.
- Goldwin Smith

The novelist must ground his work in faithful study of human nature.
- Goldwin Smith

There are the manufacturing multitudes of England;
they must have work,
and find markets for their work; if machines and the Black Country are ugly,
famine would be uglier still.
- Goldwin Smith

Every one who has a heart, however ignorant of architecture he may be,
feels the transcendent beauty and poetry of the mediaeval churches.
- Goldwin Smith

Personality is lower than partiality.
- Goldwin Smith

No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages,
any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest.
- Goldwin Smith

Yet for my part, deeply as I am moved by the religious
architecture of the Middle Ages,
I cannot honestly say that I ever felt the slightest
emotion in any modern Gothic church.
- Goldwin Smith

The natural barriers between England and Scotland were
not sufficient to prevent the extension of the Saxon
settlements and kingdoms across the border.
- Goldwin Smith

That Rome was comparatively great and wealthy is certain.
- Goldwin Smith

I heard Thackeray thank Heaven for the purity of Dickens.
I thanked Heaven for the purity of a greater than Dickens -
Thackeray himself.
- Goldwin Smith

As to London we must console ourselves with the thought
that if life outside is less poetic than it was in the days of old,
inwardly its poetry is much deeper.
- Goldwin Smith

Never had there been such an attempt to make conquest
the servant of civilization.
About keeping India there is no question.
England has a real duty there.
- Goldwin Smith

Art is expression, and to have high expression you
must have something high to express.
- Goldwin Smith

We must also be permitted to bear in mind that evolution,
though it may explain everything else,
cannot explain itself.
- Goldwin Smith

If it were a real effort to live in the Middle Ages,
your life would be one perpetual prevarication.
- Goldwin Smith

Who can doubt that between the English and the French,
between the Scotch and the Irish, there are differences
of character which have profoundly affected and still
affect the course of history?
- Goldwin Smith

Dante himself is open to the suspicion of partiality:
it is said,
not without apparent ground, that he puts into hell
all the enemies of the political cause,
which, in his eyes, was that of Italy and God.
- Goldwin Smith

But if anyone supposes that there was no commercial
fraud in the Middle Ages,
let him study the commercial legislation of England for that period,
and his mind will be satisfied, if he has a mind to
be satisfied and not only a fancy to run away with him.
- Goldwin Smith

Whatever things may have been in their origin,
they are what they are, both in themselves and in regard
to their indications respecting other beings or influences
the existence of which may be implied in theirs.
- Goldwin Smith

There is a spell in mediaeval Art which has had power
to bewitch some people into trying,
or wishing to try, or fancying that they wish to try
or making believe to fancy that they wish to try,
to bring back the Middle Ages.
- Goldwin Smith

Needless, heedless, wanton and deliberate injury of
the sort inflicted by Life's picture story is not an
essential instrument of responsible journalism.
- Abe Fortas

A tremendous amount of needless pain and suffering
can be eliminated by ensuring that health insurance
is universally available.
- Daniel Akaka

You know the puritan ethic that started out four centuries ago in this country,
needless to say - at least for the moment -
a thing of the past -
from what I can tell.
- James Young

Omit needless words.
- William Strunk, Jr.

Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life,
and the labors of life reduce themselves.
- Edwin Way Teale

All defense secretaries in wartime have,
needless to say, made misjudgments.
- Bill Kristol

When we believe that God is Father, we also believe
that such a father's hand will never cause his child a needless tear.
We may not understand life any better,
but we will not resent life any longer.
- William Barclay

When I first came to Hollywood I was told to go out
with an agent because it was good for my career.
So I went to a party with him because it was good for my 'career.'
Well,
he thought the whole thing was a big date.
Needless to say, I was very upset.
- Salma Hayek

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
What others say and do is a projection of their own reality,
their own dream.
When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others,
you won't be the victim of needless suffering.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
- Carl Jung

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

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

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love
and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Today is a Happy Day because I say it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu


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