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John Henry Newman Quotes and Sayings

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Ability is sexless.
- John Henry Newman

There is such a thing as legitimate warfare:
war has its laws;
there are things which may fairly be done,
and things which may not be done.
- John Henry Newman

Nothing is more common than for men to think that because
they are familiar with words they understand the ideas they stand for.
- John Henry Newman

To holy people the very name of Jesus is a name to feed upon,
a name to transport.
His name can raise the dead and transfigure and beautify the living.
- John Henry Newman

 

It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them,
into believing.
- John Henry Newman

Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.
- John Henry Newman

Men will die upon dogma but will not fall victim to a conclusion.
- John Henry Newman

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It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that
he is one who never inflicts pain.
- John Henry Newman

It is often said that second thoughts are best.
So they are in matters of judgment but not in matters of conscience.
- John Henry Newman

Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect,
excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
- John Henry Newman

The love of our private friends is the only preparatory
exercise for the love of all men.
- John Henry Newman

Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish.
- John Henry Newman

A great memory does not make a mind,
any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature.
- John Henry Newman

In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable,
you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong,
and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.
- John Henry Newman

To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.
- John Henry Newman

Growth is the only evidence of life.
- John Henry Newman

Calculation never made a hero.
- John Henry Newman

If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable...
we must be content to creep along the ground,
and never soar.
- John Henry Newman

A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom,
any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
- John Henry Newman

We must make up our minds to be ignorant of much,
if we would know anything.
- John Henry Newman

We can believe what we choose.
We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
- John Henry Newman

If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.
- John Henry Newman

A man would do nothing if he waited until he could
do it so well that no one could find fault.
- John Henry Newman

It is very difficult to get up resentment towards persons whom one has never seen.
- John Henry Newman

Fear not that thy life shall come to an end,
but rather that it shall ever have a beginning.
- John Henry Newman

Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one
could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.
- John Henry Newman

Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt
to distort them into what they are not...
We cannot make facts.
All our wishing cannot change them.
We must use them.
- John Henry Newman

Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasure;
but if we cultivate it only for pleasure's sake,
we are selfish, not religious, and will never gain the pleasure,
because we can never have the virtue.
- John Henry Newman

From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental
principle of my religion:
I know no other religion;
I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion;
religion,
as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.
- John Henry Newman

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

Ability without honor is useless.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

Believe in yourself,
in your vision for your future
and in your ability to take a small step
each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Only love has the ability to put you in that state of bliss
- don Miguel Ruiz

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
- Stephen Hawking

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments
toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- Andrew Carnegie

Our only security is our ability to change.
- John Lilly

The greatest weapon against stress
is our ability to choose one thought over another.
- William James

You are to have implicit confidence in your own ability,
knowing that it is the nature of thought
to externalize itself in your health and affairs,
knowing that you are the thinker.
- Ernest Holmes

All endeavor calls for the ability
to tramp the last mile,
shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil.
The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau

The ability to be in the present moment
is a major component of mental wellness.
- Abraham Maslow

Attention is the ability we have to discriminate
and to focus only on that which we want to perceive.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You will always have habits -
things you do regularly and without conscious thought -
but you do have the ability to CHOOSE your habits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks,
and courage.
- Charles Luckman

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time
and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

If money is your hope for independence,
you will never have it.
The only real security that
a man can have in this world
is a reserve of knowledge,
experience and ability.
- Henry Ford

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead
others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
- Thomas J. Watson

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

Trust your ability!
- Itzhak Perlman

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability
of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
- Henry David Thoreau

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability
to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
- Arnold H. Glasow

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities,
great potential strength and ability.
Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
- Abdul Kalam

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything
without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Robert Frost

Courage is not the lack of fear but the ability to face it.
- John B. Putnam Jr.

Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
- Barbara de Angelis

Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability,
experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.
- Fred Perry

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty, never grows old.
- Franz Kafka

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability
to learn from the experience of others,
are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
- Douglas Adams

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize
a problem before it becomes an emergency.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability
to investigate systematically and truly all that comes
under thy observation in life.
- Marcus Aurelius

When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others,
to bring them into the process.
- Jim Hodges


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