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Edward Carpenter Quotes and Sayings

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Great success in examinations does naturally not as
a rule go with originality of thought.
- Edward Carpenter

Early in 1888 one or two of us got together to establish
our own Sheffield Socialist Society.
- Edward Carpenter

My ideas had been taking a socialistic shape for many years;
but they were lacking in definite outline.
- Edward Carpenter

Do not think too much of the dead husk of your friend,
or mourn too much over it, but send your thoughts out
towards the real soul or self which has escaped -
to reach it.
- Edward Carpenter

 

With my somewhat vague aspiring mind,
to be imprisoned in the rude details of a most material life was often irksome.
- Edward Carpenter

For so, surely you will cast a light of gladness upon his onward journey,
and contribute your part towards the building of that
kingdom of love which links our earth to heaven.
- Edward Carpenter

I might have simply settled down into an armchair literary life.
I really don't know exactly why I didn't.
- Edward Carpenter

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Where there had been only jeers or taunts at first,
crowds come to listen with serious and sympathetic men.
- Edward Carpenter

Whatever the practical value of the Walden experiment may be,
there is no question that the book is one of the most
vital and pithy ever written.
- Edward Carpenter

The general fact of surplus value, namely that the
workmen does not get the full value of his labours,
and that he is taken advantage of by the capitalist,
is obvious.
- Edward Carpenter

We lived within two hundred yards of the sea,
and its voice was in our ears night and day.
- Edward Carpenter

The other thing that happened in 1883 was my reading of Thoreau's Walden.
- Edward Carpenter

I was in the Square at the time.
The crowd was a most good-humoured, easy going,
smiling crowd; but presently it was transformed.
A regiment of mounted police came cantering up.
- Edward Carpenter

IN April 1882 my father died; and I was at once whirled
out of my land of dreams into a very different sphere.
- Edward Carpenter

IT is curious that, with my somewhat antinomian tendencies,
I should have gone to Trinity Hall -
which was,
and is, before all a Law College - and should thus
have been thrown into close touch with the legal element in life.
- Edward Carpenter

When he was twenty-three or twenty-four my father began
to learn German and read philosophy in his spare hours,
which did not look as though he were destined to remain long on board ship!
- Edward Carpenter

I should like these few words to be read over the grave
when my body is placed in the earth;
for though it is possible I may be present and conscious of what is going on,
I shall not be able to communicate.
- Edward Carpenter

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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

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. PHOTO

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

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

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock


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