cultivate friendships. If you don’t have time to cultivate all of them, plow under every fifth one and collect your bonus.gracie allen
Always,Sir, set a highvalue onspontaneouskindness.He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord, will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attract to you.1781 Remark, May. Quoted in James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.4.
So then Dr Froyd said that all I needed was to cultivate a few inhibitions and get some sleep.Anita Loos
Ifdrawing belongstotherealmoftheSpirit and colour to that of the Senses, you must draw first, to cultivate the Spirit and to be able to lead colour through the paths of the Spirit.1948 Letter to Henry Clifford, quoted in Jack D Flam Matisse on Art (1973).
Cela est bien dit, re pondit Candide, mais il faut cultiver notre jardin. 'Well said',Candide replied,'but we must cultivate our own garden.'1759 Candide, ch.30.
We could manage to survive without money changers and stockbrokers. We should find it harder to do without miners, steel workers and those who cultivate the land.Aneurin Bevan
One of my favorite phrases that brings me great comfort: We are not on earth as museum keepers, but to cultivate a flourishing garden of life and to prepare a glorious future. The Pope is dead. Long live the Pope!Journal entry on the day Pope Pius XII died (9 October 1958); published in Journal of a Soul (1965)
We are getting to be of an age when it is difficult to grow new friends; we haven't the energy, the time to cultivate; each one gone is a permanent impoverishment.john leonard
The Kingdom of God is plainly that state of temporal affairs which, by a proper distribution of labor, enables the entire human family to cultivate their best faculties. The Kingdom of God commences in this world, will progress in the next, and in all other worlds.george lippard
It’s very important to be able to accept things, you know. Gracious acceptance is an art – an art which most of never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving.alexander mccall smith
We cultivate literature on a little oatmeal.sydney smith
Education has for its object the formation of character. To curb restive propensities, to awaken dormant sentiments, to strengthen the perceptions, and cultivate the tastes, to encourage this feeling and repress that, so as finally to develop the child into a man of well proportioned and harmonious nature — this is alike the aim of parent and teacher.Herbert Spencer
Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens .Full Employment in a Free Society (1944) Pt. 7
If we assiduously cultivate our powers of exaggeration, perhaps we, too, shall obtain the Paradise of Liars. And there Raphael shall paint for us scores and scores of his manifestly impossible pictures … and Shakespeare will lie to us of fabulous islands far past 'the still-vex'd Bermoothes,' and bring us fresh tales from the coast of Bohemia. For no one will speak the truth there, and we shall all be perfectly happy.james branch cabell
In order to cultivate yourself and to drop no lower than the level of the milieu in which you have landed, it is not enough to read Pickwick and memorize a monologue from Faust.... You need to work continually day and night, to read ceaselessly, to study, to exercise your will.... Each hour is precious.Anton Chekhov
After us they’ll fly in hot air balloons, coat styles will change, perhaps they’ll discover a sixth sense and cultivate it, but life will remain the same, a hard life full of secrets, but happy. And a thousand years from now man will still be sighing, “Oh! Life is so hard!” and will still, like now, be afraid of death and not want to die.Anton Chekhov
Let every one of us cultivate, in every word that issues from our mouth, absolute truth. I say cultivate, because to very few people as may be noticed of most young children does truth, this rigid, literal veracity, come by nature. To many, even who love it and prize it dearly in others, it comes only after the self-control, watchfulness, and bitter experience of years.dinah maria mulock
The new education must consist essentially in this, that it completely destroys freedom of will in the soil which it undertakes to cultivate, and produces on the contrary strict necessity in the decisions of the will, the opposite being impossible. Such a will can henceforth be relied on with confidence and certainty.johann gottlieb fichte
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... But I am too busy thinking about myself.edith sitwell
To cultivate the memory we should confide to it only what we understand and love: the rest is a useless burden; for simply to know by rote is not to know at all.john lancaster spalding
Once we realize that the principles of our actions have no other support than our blind choice, we really do not believe in them anymore... In order to live, we have to silence the easily silenced voice of reason, which tells us that our principles are in themselves as good or as bad an any other principles. The more we cultivate reason, the more we cultivate nihilism...leo strauss
Faith is not something that you can cultivate. If it happens to you, it happens, if it doesn't happen to you it doesn't happen, that's all. Does it mean to say - "I have to just sit and wait and someday it will fall upon me?" No, it is just that if you understand the fundamentals of living here, in this existence, you will see, for anything to happen, you must create the right kind of situation.jaggi vasudev
Why you're not crippled, you just have a little defect hardly noticeable, even! When people have some slight disadvantage like that, they cultivate other things to make up for it develop charm and vivacity and charm!tennessee williams
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind this is the teaching of the Buddhas. (Verse 183)Translator: Acharya Buddharakkhita (Quotes)
Virtue is not a mushroom, that springeth up of itself in one night when we are asleep, or regard it not; but a delicate plant, that groweth slowly and tenderly, needing much pains to cultivate it, much care to guard it, much time to mature it, in our untoward soil, in this world's unkindly weather.Isaac Barrow, p. 612. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Observe good faith and justice towards all Nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all.George Washington, in his Farewell Address (17 September 1796).
cultivate simplicity,Coleridge.Charles Lamb
Whatever work you undertake, do it seriously, thoroughly and well; never leave it half-done or undone, never feel yourself satisfied unless and until you have given it your very best. cultivate the habits of discipline and toleration. Surrender not the convictions you hold dear but learn to appreciate the points of view of your opponents.syama prasad mookerjee
cultivate truth, good faith, experience, cleverness, sociability, and industry.pittacus of mytilene
cultivate simplicity or rather should I say banish elaborateness, for simplicity springs spontaneous from the heart.Charles Lamb