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- By keenly confronting the enigmas that surround us, and by considering and analysing the observations that I have made, I ended up in the domain of mathematics, Although I am absolutely without training in the exact sciences, I often seem to have more in common with mathematicians than with my fellow artists.
- M. C. Escher (1898 - 1972), Quoted in To Infinity and Beyond, E Maor (Princeton 1991)
- Music like religion, unconditionally brings in its train all the moral virtues to the heart it enters, even though that heart is not in the least worthy.
- Jean Baptiste Montegut
- In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry or idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.
- Lydia Sigourney
- Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.
- Alexander Hamilton (1755 - 1804)
- You (God) have not only commanded continence, that is, from what things we are to restrain our love, but also justice, that is, on what we are to bestow our love.
- Saint Augustine (354 AD - 430 AD)
- Strain every nerve to gain your point.
- Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)
- Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
- William Blake (1757 - 1827), The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (c. 1790-1793)
- There is a homely old adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.
- Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919), Speech in Chicago, 3 Apr. 1903
- Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894)
- Listen, can you hear it? Spring's sweet cantata. The strains of grass pushing through the snow. The song of buds swelling on the vine. The tender timpani of a baby robin's heart. Spring.
- Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Wake Up Call, 1992
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