MOTTOS

 

Whetstones are not themselves able to cut, but make iron sharp and capable of cutting.

Isocrates said (Mottos 12)

Whetstones are not themselves able ...
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To teach is to learn twice.

Isocrates said (Mottos 11)

To teach is to learn ...
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The bad show kindness to their friends only when present; but the good love them, though absent.

Isocrates said (Mottos 10)

Failing to prepare is preparing ...
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If you be a lover of instruction, you will be well instructed.

Isocrates said (Mottos 09)

If you be a lover ...
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Philosophy is for the soul what Gymnastic is for the body.

Isocrates said (Mottos 08)

Philosophy is for the soul ...
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All central beliefs on human matters spring from a personal predicament

Isaiah Berlin said (Mottos 09)

All central beliefs on human ...
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Out of the crooked timber of humanity, nothing completely straight was ever made

Isaiah Berlin said (Mottos 08)

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To understand is to perceive patterns.

Isaiah Berlin said (Mottos 07)

To understand is to perceive ...
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The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing

Isaiah Berlin said (Mottos 06)

The fox knows many things, ...
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In traveling, there is nothing like dissecting people's statements,

Isabella Bird said (Mottos 05)

In traveling, there is nothing ...
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I still vote civilization a nuisance, society a humbug and all conventionality a crime

Isabella Bird said (Mottos 04)

I still vote civilization a ...
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A traveller must buy his own experience, and success or failure depends mainly on personal idiosyncrasies

Isabella Bird said (Mottos 03)

A traveller must buy his ...
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Everything suggests a beyond

Isabella Bird said (Mottos 02)

Everything suggests a beyond. (Isabella ...
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You have to know one big thing and stick with it. The leaders who had one very big idea and one very big commitment. This permitted them to create something. Those are the ones who leave a legacy

Irving Kristol said (Mottos 05)

You have to know one ...
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An intellectual may be defined as a man who speaks with general authority about a subject on which he has no particular competence

Irving Kristol said (Mottos 04)

An intellectual may be defined ...
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When we lack the will to see things as they really are, there is nothing so mystifying as the obvious

Irving Kristol said (Mottos 03)

When we lack the will ...
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