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Frederick Law Olmsted Quotes and Sayings

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With regard to the moral and religious condition of the slaves,
I cannot, either from what I observe,
or from what is told me, consider it in any way gratifying.
- Frederick Law Olmsted

The possession of arbitrary power has always,
the world over, tended irresistibly to destroy humane sensibility,
magnanimity, and truth.
- Frederick Law Olmsted

This is just what I have thought when I have seen slaves at work -
they seem to go through the motions of labor without
putting strength into them.
They keep their powers in reserve for their own use at night,
perhaps.
- Frederick Law Olmsted

Whoever does not regard what he has
as most ample wealth, is unhappy,
though he be master of the world.
- Epictetus

 

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Decide questions without regard for tradition -
one way or the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

If one does not understand a person,
one tends to regard him as a fool.
- Carl Jung

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher,
the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner,
but from their regard to their own interest.
- Adam Smith

I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.
- Honore de Balzac

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert,
gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just
enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Regard it as just as desirable to build
a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

In Romanticism, the main determinant is the mood,
the atmosphere.
And in that regard, you could also describe Schubert as a Romantic.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

She had been dying so long that I had almost come to regard her as immortal.
- Thomas Nelson Page

I think it's really important that the people who are
going to make decisions for other people have fair,
truthful and compassionate regard for all people,
not just some people.
- Sharon Stone

To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do,
rather than what they say.
- George Santayana

Our focus continues to be on having the Saints in Louisiana...
We're trying to develop what we would regard as a new
model for the Saints to operate in a rebuilt Louisiana.
- Paul Tagliabue

If music leaves any impression at all,
it does so without regard to stylistic issues.
- Aulis Sallinen

The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions
of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds,
they would frequently discover that they did not really
desire the things they failed to obtain.
- Andre Maurois

I regard the principle of conscription of life as a
flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom,
democratic liberty and Christian teaching.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection
or regard of the understanding.
- John Locke

All the best have something in common,
a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination.
- Wislawa Szymborska

No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Regard your soldiers as your children,
and they will follow you into the deepest valleys;
look on them as your own beloved sons,
and they will stand by you even unto death.
- Sun Tzu

I understand the common man because I understand me in that regard at least.
- Vince McMahon

Republicans regard Dean as one of their best secret weapons,
I have yet to find a Democrat who, in private chatter,
doesn't think he's a problem for them.
- Rich Galen

I regard it as a waste of time to think only of selling:
one forgets one's art and exaggerates one's value.
- Camille Pissarro

I hate newspapermen.
They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts.
I regard them as spies, which, in truth,
they are.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

In Finland we have equal political rights for women and men.
We do not regard ourselves according to sex.
- Harri Holkeri

He was the only person caught in the collapse,
and afterward, most of his work was recovered too,
and it is still spoken of, when it is noted,
with high regard, though seldom played.
- William Gaddis

It is always well to accept your own shortcomings with
candor but to regard those of your friends with polite incredulity.
- Russell Lynes

We regard those other cultures, such as that of India,
where many people live and believe and behave much
as they did 1,000 or 2,000 years ago,
as undeveloped.
- Arthur Erickson

Paul and I don't see that much of each other these days,
but I certainly still regard him as a friend.
- Peter Asher

I don't believe that economic and cultural interaction
automatically brings greater peace and understanding,
although it may help in that regard.
- William Kirby

I herewith commission you to carry out all preparations with regard to...
a total solution of the Jewish question in those territories
of Europe which are under German influence.
- Hermann Goering

Human love has little regard for the truth.
It makes the truth relative, since nothing,
not even the truth, must come between it and the beloved person.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Mankind have their local attachments.
They have a particular regard for the spot,
in which they were born and nurtured.
- Thomas Clarkson

The regard one shows economy, is like that we show
an old aunt who is to leave us something at last.
- William Shenstone

Our national drug is alcohol.
We tend to regard the use any other drug with special horror.
- William S. Burroughs

Men create gods after their own image,
not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
- Aristotle

Our settlement of land is without regard to the best use of land.
- Arthur Erickson

We are obliged to regard many of our original minds
as crazy at least until we have become as clever as they are.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I have not placed reading before praying because I
regard it more important,
but because, in order to pray aright,
we must understand what we are praying for.
- Angelina Grimke

You don't stay married for thirty-nine years because
of sex or even because of love,
but because your partner is a real friend to you,
because they respect and regard you.
- Olympia Dukakis

I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing,
whether it comes from a black man or a white man.
- Nelson Mandela

I have not really experienced any significant conflict
with anyone in regard to my choice to be vegan,
although going out to eat is hard sometimes.
- Daniel Johns

I want to make a summing up, brief and to the point,
but thorough.
I have never suppressed a word in my books out of regard
for other people and their prejudices.
- John Henry Mackay

History proves abundantly that pure science,
undertaken without regard to applications to human needs,
is usually ultimately of direct benefit to mankind.
- Irving Langmuir

Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
- Aristotle

If we take matrimony at it's lowest,
we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The human tendency to regard little things as important
has produced very many great things.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Most of us regard good luck as our right,
and bad luck as a betrayal of that right.
- William Feather

I regard this novel as a work without redeeming social value,
unless it can be recycled as a cardboard box.
- Ellen Goodman

No, most of the decisions that I make with regard to taking roles,
I just look for something that's challenging,
something that I think I can accomplish,
you know.
- Terrence Howard

Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit,
posterity will regard the merit rather than the person.
- Charles Caleb Colton

With regard to my family as I said nothing upon the
subject before I may tell you that I have six children living,
1 dead and before I have the pleasure of seeing you I expect another.
- John Hawley

The church may hold whatever it holds with regard to clerical celibacy.
- William P. Leahy

I think I can regard myself as a political decision-maker.
- Harri Holkeri

So I regard my part in Genevieve as a real challenge.
- Dinah Sheridan

Many people consider the things government does for
them to be social progress but they regard the things
government does for others as socialism.
- Earl Warren

We were told our campaign wasn't sufficiently slick.
We regard that as a compliment.
- Margaret Thatcher

With regard to the ballot, it is worthy of remark that
no meeting has been held in favour of Reform at which
the ballot has not been strongly insisted upon.
- John Bright

In regard to education, something has been done by
the Provincial Legislature;
but to build churches,
and to place clergymen is a work of greater difficulty.
- John Strachan

Man, of all the animals, is probably the only one to
regard himself as a great delicacy.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

I always try to be alert to the potential for repetition,
for a decaying orbit with regard to my use of technique,
etc.
- Jeff Vandermeer

We have been taught to regard a representative of the
people as a sentinel on the watch-tower of liberty.
- Daniel Webster


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