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When steam first began to pump and wheels go round
by George William Russell

When steam first began to pump and wheels go round
at so many revolutions per minute,
what are called business habits were intended to make
the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine,
and his movement rival the train in punctuality.
- George William Russell

Our hearts were drunk with a beauty Our eyes could never see.
- George William Russell

Ah, to think how thin the veil that lies Between the
pain of hell and Paradise.
- George William Russell

Twilight, a timid, fawn, went glimmering by,
and Night, the dark-blue hunter, followed fast.
- George William Russell

 

Forgive me, Spirit of my spirit, for this,
that I have found it easier to read the mystery told
in tears and understood Thee better in sorrow than in joy.
- George William Russell

We may fight against what is wrong, but if we allow ourselves to hate,
that is to insure our spiritual defeat and our likeness to what we hate.
- George William Russell

Any relations in a social order will endure,
if there is infused into them some of that spirit of
human sympathy which qualifies life for immortality.
- George William Russell

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Seek on earth what you have found in heaven.
- George William Russell

You can't evoke great spirits and eat plums at the same time.
- George William Russell

After the spiritual powers, there is no thing in the
world more unconquerable than the spirit of nationality.
The spirit of nationality in Ireland will persist even
though the mightiest of material powers be its neighbor.
- George William Russell

Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity
in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.
- Anton Chekhov

God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them,
any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas.
- Henry Ward Beecher

In 1854 I took out a patent for puddling iron by means of steam.
- James Nasmyth

By means of steam one can go from California to Japan in eighteen days.
- Townsend Harris

Happiness consists in activity.
It is a running steam, not a stagnant pool.
- John Mason Good

My mother would put me on a wooden box at the stove
and tell me to call her if certain things would happen.
Like if the steam turns blue, that is danger!
- Paul Prudhomme

A tool is usually more simple than a machine;
it is generally used with the hand,
whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power.
- Charles Babbage

Mode of providing steam power to locomotives.
- John Ericsson

I guess the two things I was most interested in were
telescopes and steam engines.
My father was an engineer on a threshing rig steam
engine and I loved the machinery.
- Clyde Tombaugh

The railroad originally was as completely dissociated
from steam propulsion as was the ship.
- John Moody

In nonviolence you must go full steam ahead,
if you want the good to come speedily you must go about it with vigor.
- Vinoba Bhave

I shed many a tear when the steam engines went out
of style on the railroads.
I'd like to seem them come back, but I realize the
diesels are more efficient.
- Clyde Tombaugh

The nations of the West hope that by means of steam
communication all the world will become as one family.
- Townsend Harris

The German Emperor is ageing me; he is like a battleship
with steam up and screws going,
but with no rudder, and he will run into something
some day and cause a catastrophe.
- Edward Grey

Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil's spawn.
He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote.
He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive.
- Eric Massa

Let the poets cry themselves to sleep,
and all their tearful words will turn back into steam.
- Conor Oberst

Not as ours the books of old - Things that steam can stamp and fold;
Not as ours the books of yore -
Rows of type,
and nothing more.
- Austin Dobson

I was born too late for steam trains and a lazy eye
meant I'd never be an astronaut.
- Mark Haddon

I usually hang around the room listening to a bit of last night's show.
If there's one available, I go to the steam room every day for my voice.
I spend half an hour there and then I eat,
because I can't eat later than four o'clock.
Then I go for a soundcheck.
That's my day.
- Phil Collins

Time passed by.
I had furnished steam hammers to the principal foundries in England.
I had sent them abroad, even to Russia.
At length it became known to the Lords of the Admiralty
that a new power in forging had been introduced.
- James Nasmyth

The world is full of abundance and opportunity,
but far too many people come to the fountain of life
with a sieve instead of a tank car...
a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel.
They expect little and as a result they get little.
- Ben Sweetland

You all know how powerful and varied are the effects
of which steam engines are capable;
with them has really begun the great development of
industry which has characterised our century before all others.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

The first day at the power plant I found myself photographing
some steam vents on the roof of the structure.
And I remember consciously thinking that they were
just like trees but they were metal.
- John Sexton

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

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

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard


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