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Charles Lyell Quotes and Sayings

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Never call an accountant a credit to his profession;
a good accountant is a debit to his profession.
- Charles Lyell

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In valley drift we meet commonly with the bones of
quadrupeds which graze on plains bordering rivers.
- Charles Lyell

That ere long, now that curiosity has been so much excited on this subject,
some human remains will be detected in the older alluvium of European valleys,
I confidently expect.
- Charles Lyell

I long ago suggested the hypothesis,
that in the basin of the Thames there are indications
of a meeting in the Pleistocene period of a northern and southern fauna.
- Charles Lyell

 

When on my return to England I showed the cast of the
cranium to Professor Huxley,
he remarked at once that it was the most ape-like skull he had ever beheld.
- Charles Lyell

Such discoveries have led me, and other geologists,
to reconsider the evidence previously derived from
caves brought forward in proof of the high antiquity of Man.
- Charles Lyell

In reply, I can only plead that a discovery which seems
to contradict the general tenor of previous investigations
is naturally received with much hesitation.
- Charles Lyell

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No tools have yet been met with in any of the gravels
occurring at the higher levels of the valley of the Seine;
but no importance can be attached to this negative fact,
as so little search has yet been made for them.
- Charles Lyell

In the shallow parts of many Swiss lakes,
where there is a depth of no more than from 5 to 15 feet of water,
ancient wooden piles are observed at the bottom sometimes
worn down to the surface of the mud,
sometimes projecting slightly above it.
- Charles Lyell

It has long been a fact familiar to geologists,
that, both on the east and west coasts of the central part of Scotland,
there are lines of raised beaches, containing marine
shells of the same species as those now inhabiting the neighbouring sea.
- Charles Lyell

In several sections, both natural in the banks of the
Mississippi and its numerous arms,
and where artificial canals had been cut,
I observed erect stumps of trees, with their roots attached,
buried in strata at different heights,
one over the other.
- Charles Lyell

So far, therefore, as we can draw safe conclusions from a single specimen,
there has been no marked change of race in the human
population of Switzerland during the periods above considered.
- Charles Lyell

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis PHOTO

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth PHOTO

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart PHOTO

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Never give in - never, never, never, never.
- Winston Churchill

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

We never see what we are not ready to see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Blessed is he who expects nothing,
for he shall never be disappointed.
- Alexander Pope

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm,
you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
- Morris West

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Never "for the sake of peace and quiet"
deny your own experience or convictions.
- Dag Hammarskjold

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

Never forget the three powerful resources
you always have available to you:
love, prayer, and forgiveness.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The sum of wisdom is that
time is never lost that is devoted to work.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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