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John Sterling Quotes and Sayings

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Toil, feel, think, hope; you will be sure to dream enough before you die,
without arranging for it.
- John Sterling

Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life,
from a stagnant one.
- John Sterling

Man is a substance clad in shadows.
- John Sterling

There is no lie that a man will not believe;
and there is no man who does not believe many lies;
and there is no man who believes only lies.
- John Sterling

 

Colors answer feeling in man; shapes answer thought;
and motion answers will.
- John Sterling

Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.
- John Sterling

Of all the tyrants the world affords,
our own affections are the fiercest lords.
- John Sterling

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The worst education which teaches self-denial,
is better than the best which teaches everything else,
and not that.
- John Sterling

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
- Winston Churchill

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

There are moments when all anxiety
and stated toil are becalmed
in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions
yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
- John Stuart Mill

Difficulties show men what they are.
In case of any difficulty,
remember that God has pitted you
against a rough antagonist
that you may be a conqueror,
and this cannot be without toil.
- Epictetus

But, when I toil in the field of Jewish culture which I frequently do,
I am indeed a Jewish artist.
- Theodore Bikel

Any one who wants to live in peace and freedom will be to live by toil,
demonstration of high levels of discipline and tolerance for one another.
- Yahya Jammeh

Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain,
or toil of hands, or a grief that's more than either,
the grief and sin of idleness.
- Herman Melville

In all my work I like to convey the fact that I like cooks,
that it's noble toil and that it is hard.
- Rocco DiSpirito

Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.
- Emily Dickinson

Honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

No fine work can be done without concentration and
self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
- Max Beerbohm

Our works decay and disappear but God gentlest works
stay looking down on the ruins we toil to rear.
- Walter Smith

I must go deeper and even stronger into my treasure
mine and stint nothing of time,
toil, or torture.
- Zane Grey

There is no gilding of setting sun or glamor of poetry
to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers' wives.
- Hamlin Garland

Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame.
- Hesiod

We are with you in this work.
Workingmen must form a party of their own,
take charge of the government, dispose gilded fraud,
and put honest toil in power.
- Denis Kearney

Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Light is the task where many share the toil.
- Homer

As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it.
I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not
to be the immediate parent.
- Anthony Trollope

Mine is the horny hand of toil.
- John Singer Sargent

Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience,
and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain,
and those that think them wise, are greatest fools.
- William Alexander

Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature,
are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond.
- Titus Livius

Little do such men know the toil, the pains,
the daily, nightly racking of the brains,
to range the thoughts, the matter to digest,
to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest.
- Charles Churchill

The only sensible ends of literature are,
first, the pleasurable toil of writing;
second,
the gratification of one's family and friends;
and lastly,
the solid cash.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end.
- H. P. Lovecraft

Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas,
Ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
- Edmund Spenser

I guess I didn't feel confident enough to be searching in a big public way.
I was very content at the time to toil in obscurity
on things that I thought might point me in certain
directions or teach me certain things -
not knowing what that would be.
- Steven Soderbergh

The labor of keeping house is labor in its most naked state,
for labor is toil that never finishes,
toil that has to be begun again the moment it is completed,
toil that is destroyed and consumed by the life process.
- Mary McCarthy

I pass over the toil and suffering and danger which
attended the redemption and cultivation of their lands by the colonists,
and turn to their civil condition and to the conduct
and history of the government.
- William H. Wharton

Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other;
yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively.
Strive to get clear notions about all.
Give up no science entirely; for science is but one.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Today, when the winds of adversity blow strong,
redirect their force into the
service of your highest intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.
- Winston Churchill

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
- Rusty Berkus

Giving is the highest expression of our power.
- Vivian Greene

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

Reverence for life is the highest court of appeal.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

Know the best and highest choices for health
and more often choose those things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The human spirit ranges across a truly amazing
diversity of experiences and emotions -
the highest peaks and the lowest valleys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dreams pass into the reality of action.
From the actions stems the dream again;
and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
- Anais Nin

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The highest God and the innermost God is one God.
- Ernest Holmes

The highest revelation is that God is in every man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

I offer you peace.
I offer you love.
I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty.
I hear your need.
I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy,
but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern

So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy,
that's a great reward.
- Genevieve Gorder

The highest education is that which
does not merely give us information
but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
- Rabindranath Tagore


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