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Robert Grosseteste Quotes and Sayings

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The return from cows and sheep in cheese is worth much
money every day in the season,
without calves and lambs, and without the manure,
which all return corn and fruit.
- Robert Grosseteste

Also see how many quarters of corn you will spend in
a week in dispensable bread,
how much in alms.
- Robert Grosseteste

Make your free men and guests sit as far as possible
at tables on either side,
not four here and three there.
- Robert Grosseteste

Say to all small and great, and that often,
that fully, quickly and willingly, without grumbling and contradiction,
they do all your commands that are not against God.
- Robert Grosseteste

 

The wool of a thousand sheep in good pasture at the
least ought to yield fifty marks a year,
the wool of two thousand one hundred marks,
and so forth, counting by thousands.
- Robert Grosseteste

And as far as possible for sickness or fatigue,
constrain yourself to eat in the hall before your people,
for this shall bring great benefit and honour to you.
- Robert Grosseteste

And strictly forbid that any quarrelling be at your meals.
- Robert Grosseteste

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And if strangers come to supper they shall be served
with more according as they have need.
- Robert Grosseteste

Know that each acre of fallow ought to support yearly two sheep at the least,
then a hundred acres of fallow can support two hundred sheep,
two hundred acres, four hundred sheep and so on.
- Robert Grosseteste

Command those that govern your house before all you
household that they keep careful watch that all your household,
within and without, be faithful, painstaking,
chaste, clean, honest and profitable.
- Robert Grosseteste

And in doing this I advise you to send to the best
manors of your lands those of your household in whom
you place most confidence to be present in August at the leading of the corn,
and to guard it as aforesaid.
- Robert Grosseteste

And with the money from your corn, from your rents,
and from the issues of pleas in your courts,
and from your stock, arrange the expenses of your kitchen
and your wines and your wardrobe and the wages of servants,
and subtract your stock.
- Robert Grosseteste

And you yourself always be seated at the middle fo
the high table that your presence as lord or lady may appear openly to all,
and that you may plainly see on either side all the
service and all the faults.
- Robert Grosseteste

And be careful of this, that each day at your meals
you have two overseers over your household when you sit at meals,
and of this be sure, that you shall be very much feared and reverenced.
- Robert Grosseteste

Command that no one be received, or kept to be of your
household indoors or without,
if one has not reasonable belief of them that they are faithful,
discreet, and painstaking in the office for which they are received,
and withal honest and of good manners.
- Robert Grosseteste

Command that your marshal be careful to be present over the household,
and especially in the hall, to keep the household,
within doors and without, respectable,
without dispute or noise, or bad words.
- Robert Grosseteste

Exhort all your household often that all those who
serve you shall know to serve God and you,
faithfully and painstakingly, and for the will of God
to prefer in all things to do your will and pleasure
in all things that are not against God.
- Robert Grosseteste

Command that in no way there be in your household any who make strife,
discord or divisions in the hostel, but all shall be of one accord,
of one will as of one heart and one soul.
- Robert Grosseteste

If you know how many acres you have sown of each kind of corn,
inquire how much the acre the soil of that land takes for sowing,
and count the number of quarters of seed,
and you shall know the return of seed,
and what ought to be over.
- Robert Grosseteste

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Return love for hate.
- Anonymous

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

I recognize the delivery of grace to my day,
even if I cannot identify a specific return address.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

To discover joy is to return to
a state of oneness with the universe.
- Peggy Jenkins

Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it.
Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return.
Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
- Epictetus

Thy Return is as another Sun to Heaven;
a new Rose blooming in the Garden of the Soul.
- Omar Khayyam

It hurts to love someone
and not be loved in return,
but what is more painful is to love
someone and never find the courage
to let that person know how you feel.
- Anonymous

I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation
of confusion, misery and death...
I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
- Anne Frank

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.
It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

For once you have tasted flight
you will walk the earth
with your eyes turned skywards,
for there you have been
and there you will long to return.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Give a man one rabbit, and he will eat for a day;
give a man two rabbits, and he will
feed his family and his neighbors
and return you 64,768 rabbits in change.
- Anonymous

Home is our sanctuary, where we:
relax into being ourselves,
play with our inner child,
paint the walls green and pink,
dig in the dirt,
grow something,
love somebody else,
love ourselves even more,
snuggle with a warm blanket on a Sunday afternoon,
hang "go away" on the door whenever we want,
clean and tidy often... or never,
launch from and return to,
are truly ourselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must return to nature and nature's god.
- Luther Burbank

War would end if the dead could return.
- Stanley Baldwin

You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

Fishing is much more than fish.
It is the great occasion when we may return to the
fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

My return to London introduced me to a wider range of society.
- Catherine Helen Spence

We have invented a new human right here -
the right to return home after a war.
- Paddy Ashdown

A saint is a person who gives of themself without asking for anything in return.
That's how simple it is to be a saint.
Try it!
Try being a saint.
- Edward James Olmos

By offering individuals ownership and control of their health care coverage,
we return control to the patients; and that is exactly where it should be.
- Chris Chocola

Christians were instructed to serve others,
and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the
fact that God offered a way for man to return to a
positive relationship with Him.
- John Clayton

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return,
they were always yours.
And if they don't, they never were.
- Khalil Gibran

I have been enjoying my return to modeling.
That's where my career started many years ago.
- Rita Mero

Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death.
Should I never return, all is in order.
- Katherine Mansfield

And it came to me, and I knew what I had to have before my soul would rest.
I wanted to belong - to belong to my mother.
And in return - I wanted my mother to belong to me.
- Gloria Vanderbilt

We all had lots of stories of our sad experiences -
they mourned the death of my wife with me -
but we were hopeful that the children would return.
- Otto Frank

My life would be in danger if I return to Mexico.
- Gloria Trevi

You cannot catch a child's spirit by running after it;
you must stand still and for love it will soon itself return.
- Arthur Miller

Will I return to England? I don't know.
I'll think it over.
- Lillie Langtry

Love consists in giving without getting in return;
in giving what is not owed,
what is not due the other.
That's why true love is never based,
as associations for utility or pleasure are,
on a fair exchange.
- Mortimer Adler

Let's clean up the Senate and return to politics of common ground.
- Mark Pryor

When you want to do your homework, fill out your tax return,
or see all the choices for a trip you want to take,
you need a full-size screen.
- Bill Gates

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is,
in fact, a return to the idealised past.
- Robertson Davies

Well, I write in exile because I cannot return to my country,
so I have no choice but to see myself as an exiled writer.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

We must return optimism to our parenting.
To focus on the joys, not the hassles;
the love,
not the disappointments; the common sense,
not the complexities.
- Fred G. Gosman

You return and again take the proper course,
guided by what? - By the picture in mind of the place you are headed for.
- John McDonald

On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind.
As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home,
we leave no veteran behind.
- Dan Lipinski

We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people.
They might not return it; or worse, they might.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Given the right to a free ballot, the people would support my return.
- Benazir Bhutto

After all my possessions had been burned,
God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

I've had songs written during the Falklands war,
and during the first Gulf war I got letters from soldiers
saying they were listening to these songs,
like Island of no return.
- Billy Bragg

We had a great many horses, of which we gave Lewis
and Clark what they needed,
and they gave us guns and tobacco in return.
- Chief Joseph

When I was rising eighteen I persuaded my parents to
let me return to Australia and at least see whether
I could adapt myself to life on the land before going up to Cambridge.
- Patrick White


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