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Annie Jump Cannon Quotes and Sayings

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Classifying the stars has helped materially in all
studies of the structure of the universe.
- Annie Jump Cannon

No greater problem is presented to the human mind.
- Annie Jump Cannon

Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation,
it also encourages him by its lessons of the unity
of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension
allies him with the great intelligence over-reaching all.
- Annie Jump Cannon

Ordinary language carries with it conditions of meaning
which it is easy to recognize by classifying the contexts
in which the expression is employed in a meaningful manner.
- Paul Ricoeur

 

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

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Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

The opportunity for greater courage
comes in the most ordinary of moments.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A hero is an ordinary individual
who finds the strength to persevere
and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

Exotic or ordinary, glamorous or plain,
exciting or boring - it's all in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

I am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no extraordinary men...
just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
- William Halsey

More than any other in Western Europe,
Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think
twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people.
- Joseph Lelyveld

Reality doesn't impress me.
I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy,
and when ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another.
No more walls.
- Anais Nin

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary,
great minds with the ordinary.
- Blaise Pascal

I believed in myself.
I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.
- Imran Khan

I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- Socrates

Jesus was all right,
but his disciples were thick and ordinary.
It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.
- John Lennon

Ordinary life does not interest me.
I seek only the high moments.
I am in accord with the surrealists,
searching for the marvelous.
- Anais Nin

They say the death of a parent puts you in time because
that means there's now no generation standing between you and ordinary death:
you're next.
I don't buy it.
- Bruce Jackson

Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion,
but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me
it's the home of the extraordinary,
the only home.
- Philip Levine

One of the difficulties about interviewing people in
Rwanda is that the country is trying to get on with
ordinary life and some people just don't want to get involved in this.
- Tony Greig

Neither Aristotelian nor Russellian rules give the
exact logic of any expression of ordinary language;
for ordinary language has no exact logic.
- Peter Frederick Strawson

An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five-year-old.
- Carl Van Vechten

The most ordinary conditions for observing sailing
birds are then the wind and sea are both aft.
- Lawrence Hargrave

Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase.
I can with ease become an ordinary fool.
I may be one now.
But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity.
- Dylan Thomas

The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary
man is to have an extraordinary father.
- Austin O'Malley

As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a
much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The business of the poet is not to find new emotions,
but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry,
to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.
- T. S. Eliot

If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver.
If a writer is silent, he is lying.
- Jaroslav Seifert

An aged rabbi, crazed with liberalism,
once said to me, We Jews are just ordinary human beings.
Only a bit more so!
- Lionel Blue

Then all the foreigners started coming over.
I don't mind that but a lot of teams are laying out
fortunes for ordinary players and that's no good for
our youngsters coming through.
- Paul Gascoigne

I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
- Lou Holtz

At the very least, my tastes are out of the ordinary.
- Sherilyn Fenn

I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer
lends so much more credence and attaches so much more
importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams...
Man...
is above all the plaything of his memory.
- Andre Breton

It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight
all ordinary calculations.
He is at once sublime and touching, childlike and of the race of giants.
- Honore de Balzac

If the attainment of peace is the ultimate objective of all statesmen,
it is, at the same time, something very ordinary,
closely tied to the daily life of each individual.
- Eisaku Sato

That all men are equal is a proposition to which,
at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
- Aldous Huxley

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird:
it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to
fly while remaining an egg.
We are like eggs at present.
And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary,
decent egg.
We must be hatched or go bad.
- C. S. Lewis

If you are not willing to risk the unusual,
you will have to settle for the ordinary.
- Jim Rohn

Ordinary professionalism and 20 years' experience can accomplish a lot,
but it can't access the hidden places.
- Jeanette Winterson

The truth is that I'm constitutionally incapable of doing an ordinary job.
- Dylan Moran

One can build from ordinary stone a humble house or the finest chateau.
- Leon N. Cooper

Too late, the ordinary German realized that the violence
which before had been directed against 'other' people
could now equally land on him.
- William Waller

On sand, you can never be sure of anything.
An ordinary shot can take a wicked deflection at the last moment.
- Eric Cantona

The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men.
Ordinary persons find no difference between men.
- Blaise Pascal

The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely,
thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people
who debate in narrow confines.
- Charles de Gaulle

There's this unspoken club where you say to each other:
Oh God,
if they only knew how ordinary I was,
they wouldn't be interested.
That includes movie stars and politicians.
- Margot Kidder

The ordinary man is involved in action,
the hero acts.
An immense difference.
- Henry Miller

I don't work at being ordinary.
- Paul McCartney

A man needs to look, not down, but up to standards
set so much above his ordinary self as to make him
feel that he is himself spiritually the underdog.
- Irving Babbitt

The president felt that it was important to send an
ordinary citizen to experience the excitement of space
travel as a representative for all Americans.
- Christa McAuliffe

I want ordinary people to enjoy a decent standard of living,
with ever increasing security, comfort and joy.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

By the time ordinary life asserted itself once more,
I would feel I had already lived for a while in some other lifetime,
that I had even taken over someone else's life.
- Margaret Mahy

I had repeatedly made written requests to the Fuehrer
that I might be allowed to join the Wehrmacht as an ordinary soldier.
He refused to give me this permission.
- Fritz Sauckel

I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris,
for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused,
so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary.
- Harry Houdini

The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people.
They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence,
ambition, and aggressiveness.
- Daniel P. Moynihan

The most ordinary word, when put into place,
suddenly acquires brilliance.
That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.
- Robert Bresson

In ordinary detective novels you never see the consequences
of what happens in a story in the next book.
That you do in mine.
- Steig Larsson

An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand
books and thenceforward have at least one place in
the world in which it is possible to be happy.
- Augustine Birrell

Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise
general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their
achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge.
- Sun Tzu

I would have preferred to be successful here with a
piece that cost me a huge amount of money and effort...
rather than sending to Bohemia some ordinary works.
- Camille Claudel

Don't wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good;
try to use ordinary situations.
- Charles Richter


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