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Ability
Engrave this Quote Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
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Engrave this Quote People are so constituted that everybody would rather undertake what they see others do, whether they have an aptitude for it or not.
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Engrave this Quote The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
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Engrave this Quote The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don't understand; no wonder they come to grief.
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Absence
Engrave this Quote The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
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Action(s)
Engrave this Quote Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.
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Engrave this Quote Before you can do something you must first be something.
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Engrave this Quote How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive to do thy duty; then you shall know what is in thee.
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Engrave this Quote The deed is everything, the glory is naught.
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Engrave this Quote Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
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Engrave this Quote Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
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Engrave this Quote When all is said the greatest action is to limit and isolate one's self.
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Adversity
Engrave this Quote The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.
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Age
Engrave this Quote Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
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Engrave this Quote We must not take the faults of our youth with us into old age, for age brings along its own defects.
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Engrave this Quote The older we get the more we must limit ourselves if we wish to be active.
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Engrave this Quote It is only necessary to grow old to become more charitable and even indulgent. I see no fault committed by others that I have not committed myself.
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Engrave this Quote Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.
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Agreement
Engrave this Quote One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them.
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Apathy
Engrave this Quote God could cause us considerable embarrassment by revealing all the secrets of nature to us: we should not know what to do for sheer apathy and boredom.
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-Johann von Goethe, source cited: Memoirs, by Riemer
Aristocracy
Engrave this Quote All that is noble is in itself of a quiet nature, and appears to sleep until it is aroused and summoned forth by contrast.
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Art
Engrave this Quote The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality.
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Engrave this Quote The highest problem of any art is to cause by appearance the illusion of a higher reality.
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Engrave this Quote Personality is everything in art and poetry.
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Engrave this Quote One of the most striking signs of the decay of art is when we see its separate forms jumbled together.
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