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    Earth

  1. Earth, thou great footstool of our God, who reigns on high; thou fruitful source of all our raiment, life, and food; our house, our parent, and our nurse.
    --Isaac Watts

  2. The earth, that is sufficient,
    I do not want the constellations any nearer,
    I know they are very well where they are,
    I know they suffice for those who belong to them.
       -- Walt Whitman

  3. The pagans do not know God, and love only the earth. The Jews know the true God, and love only the earth. The Christians know the true God, and do not love the earth.
       -- Blaise Pascal

  4. The earth is given as a common for men to labor and live in.
       -- Thomas Jefferson

  5. The earth and its resources belong of right to its people.
       -- Gifford Pinchot

  6. The earth is the Lord's fullness thereof: this is no longer a hollow dictum of religion, but a directive for economic action toward human brotherhood.
       -- Lewis Mumford

  7. I don't know if there are men on the moon, but if there are they must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum.
       -- George Bernard Shaw

  8. Our earth is but a small star in a great universe. Yet of it we can make, if we choose, a planet unvexed by war, untroubled by hunger or fear, undivided by senseless distinctions of race, color or theory.
       -- Stephen Vincent Benét

  9. There is enough for all. The earth is a generous mother; she will provide in plentiful abundance food for all her children if they will but cultivate her soil in justice and in peace.
       -- Bourke Coekran

  10. I conjure you, my brethren, to remain faithful to earth, and do not believe those who speak unto you of superterrestrial hopes! Poisoners they are, whether they know it or not.
       -- Friedrich Nietzsche

  11. The green earth sends her incense up.
      From many a mountain shrine;
    From folded leaf and dewey cup
      She pours her sacred wine.
       -- John Greenleaf Whittier

  12. How far must suffering and misery go before we see that even in the day of vast cities and powerful machines, the good earth is our mother and that if we destroy her, we destroy ourselves?
       -- Paul Bigelow Sears

  13. Man makes a great fuss about this planet which is only a ballbearing in the hub of the universe.
       -- Christopher Morley

  14. Earth is but the frozen echo of the silent voice of God.
       -- Samuel M. Hageman


    Economy

  15. There can be no economy where there is no efficiency.
       -- Beaconsfield

  16. What this country needs is a good five-cent Nickel.
       -- Franklin P. Adams

  17. It is of no small commendation to manage a little well. To live well in abundance is the praise of the estate, not of the person. I will study more how to give a good account of my little, than how to make it more.
       -- Joseph Hall

  18. Economy is a way of spending money without getting any pleasure out of it.
       -- Armand Salacrou

  19. The man who will live above his present circumstances, is in great danger of soon living beneath them; or as the Italian proverb says, "The man that lives by hope, will die by despair."
       -- Joseph Addison

  20. Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  21. Economy is for the poor; the rich may dispense with it.
       -- Christian Nestell Bovee

  22. He who will not economize will have to agonize.
       -- Confucius

  23. Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at a penny.
       -- Plutarch

  24. A penny saved is two pence clear,
    A pin a day's a groat a year.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  25. I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers ... We must make our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the
       -- Thomas Jefferson

  26. Without economy none can be rich, and with it few will be poor.
       -- Samuel Johnson

  27. The world abhors closeness, and all but admires extravagance; yet a slack hand shows weakness, and a tight hand strength.
       -- Thomas Fowell Buxton

  28. Have more than thou showest,Speak less than thou knowest.
       -- William Shakespeare

  29. Ere you consult your fancy, consult your purse.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  30. Let honesty and industry be thy constant companions, and spend one penny less than thy clear gains; then shall thy pocket begin to thrive; creditors will not insult, nor want oppress, nor hungerness bite, nor nakedness freeze thee.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  31. The market...puts an almost irresistible pressure on every activity to justify itself in the only terms it recognizes: to become a business proposition, to pay its own way, to show black ink on the bottom line. It turns news into entertainment, schol
       -- Christopher Lasch (The Revolt of the Elites, 1995)

  32. If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.
       -- George Bernard Shaw


    Education

  33. He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
       -- Victor Hugo

  34. There is nothing so stupid as an educated man, if you get off the thing that he was educated in.
       -- Will Rogers

  35. If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  36. Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty & dangerous encroachments on the public liberty.
       -- James Madison

  37. Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
       -- Henry Brooks Adams

  38. Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
       -- Henry Peter Brougham

  39. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
       -- Chinese Proverb

  40. Only the educated are free.
       -- Epictetus

  41. Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
       -- Ambrose Bierce

  42. Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.
       -- Martin H. Fischer

  43. Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
       -- Edward Everett

  44. Education is too important to be left solely to the educators.
       -- Francis Keppel

  45. The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.
       -- Wendell Phillips

  46. The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
       -- Aristotle

  47. Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.
       -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  48. The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.
       -- Sam Houston

  49. My father must have had some elementary education for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately.
       -- George Bernard Shaw

  50. An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
       -- Anatole France

  51. I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
       -- Mark Twain

  52. Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men,--the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
       -- Horace Mann

  53. Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
       -- Benjamin Disraeli

  54. You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.
       -- Elbert Hubbard

  55. Education is a social process ... Education is growth.... Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.
       -- John Dewey

  56. To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
       -- Theodore Roosevelt

  57. Education is an admirable thing, but nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
       -- Oscar Wilde

  58. Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
       -- Thomas Jefferson

  59. Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.
       -- Will Durant

  60. Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.
       -- Gilbert K. Chesterton

  61. Education is the fire-proofer of emotions.
       -- Frank Crane

  62. There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  63. The world is run by C students.
       -- Anon.

  64. No one wants a good education. Everyone wants a good degree.
       -- Lee Rudolph


    Efficiency

  65. We want the spirit of America to be efficient; we want American character to be efficient; we want American character to display itself in what I may, perhaps, be allowed to call spiritual efficiency--clear disinterested thinking and fearless action along the right lines of thought.
       -- Woodrow Wilson

  66. Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit.
       -- Jawaharlal Nehru

  67. In the old world that is passing, in the new world that is coming, national efficiency has been and will be a controlling factor in national safety and welfare.
       -- Gifford Pinchot

  68. A sense of the value of time--that is, of the best way to divide one's time into one's various activities--is an essential preliminary to efficient work; it is the only method of avoiding hurry.
       -- Arnold Bennett

  69. Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.
       -- Jawaharlal Nehru

  70. It is more than probable that the average man could, with no injury to his health, increase his efficiency fifty percent.
       -- Walter Scott

  71. There is nothing so useless as doing effeciently that which should not be done at all.
    Anon.


    Effort

  72. Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.
       -- Anonymous

  73. If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.
       -- Lucille Ball

  74. Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
       -- James A. Garfield

  75. Many a man never fails because he never tries.
       -- Norman MacEwan

  76. The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
       -- Anthony Robbins

  77. It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.
       -- Theodore Roosevelt

  78. Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
       -- Theodore Roosevelt

  79. There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
       -- Theodore Roosevelt

  80. The only method by which people can be supported is out of the effort of those who are earning their own way. We must not create a deterrent to hard work.
       -- Robert A. Taft

  81. It's not enough to be busy. The question is: What are we busy about?
       -- Henry David Thoreau

  82. When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.
       -- Shunryu Suzuka

  83. In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.
       -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy


    Emotion

  84. It is easier to manufacture seven facts out of whole cloth than one emotion.
    --Mark Twain

  85. By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.
       -- Joseph Collins

  86. Emotion turning back on itself, and not leading on to thought or action, is the element of madness.
    --John Sterling

  87. The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
    --George Santayana

  88. Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind.
    --Max Eastman

  89. Do not arouse disdainful mind when you prepare a broth of wild grasses; do not arouse joyful mind when you prepare a fine cream soup.
    --Dogen


    Enemy

  90. You needn't love your enemy, but if you refrain from telling lies about him, you are doing well enough.
       -- Ed Howe

  91. The man who ain't got an enemy is really poor.
       -- Josh Billings

  92. In order to have an enemy, one must be somebody. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force. A malicious enemy is better than a clumsy friend.
       -- Anne Sophie Swetchine

  93. One very important ingredient of success is a good, wide-awake, persistent, tireless enemy.
       -- Frank B. Shutts

  94. Five great enemies to peace inhabit with us: viz., avarice, ambition, envy, anger and pride. If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
       -- Petrarch

  95. Nothing would more contribute to make a man wise than to have always an enemy in his view.
       -- Lord Halifax

  96. When you are ill make haste to forgive your enemies, for you may recover.
       -- Ambrose Bierce

  97. There is no little enemy.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  98. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
       -- Oscar Wilde

  99. An enemy is anyone who tells the truth about you.
       -- Elbert Hubbard

  100. Man is his own worst enemy.
       -- Cicero

  101. A man's greatness can be measured by his enemies.
       -- Don Piatt

  102. Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
       -- Antisthenes

  103. We have met the enemy and he is us.
       -- Walt Kelly

  104. If you have no enemies, you are apt to be in the same predicament in regard to friends.
       -- Elbert Hubbard

  105. Everyone needs a warm personal enemy or two to keep him free from rust in the movable parts of his mind.
       -- Gene Fowler

  106. Our real enemies are the people who make us feel so good that we are slowly, but inexorably, pulled down into the quicksand of smugness and self-satisfaction.
       -- Sydney Harris

  107. To mortify and even to injure an opponent, reproach him with the very defect or vice ... you feel ... in yourself.
       -- Ivan Turgenev

  108. I wish my deadly foe no worse,
    Than want of friends, and empty purse.
       -- Nicholas Breton

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