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Rest is not idleness and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day listening to the murmur of the water or watching the clouds float across the sky is by no means a waste of time.

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The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.

Middle-aged women have greater stability they are more loyal and their capacity for steady work is greater than that of younger women.

If the highest things are unknowable then the highest capacity or virtue of man cannot be theoretical wisdom.

Normally street children are shown in terms of the tragedy of their lives - which is true - but there's also another dimension: their wisdom dignity and enormous capacity for survival.

Rather than turning away from the staggering scale and depth of misery caused by war we must strive to develop our capacity to empathize and feel the sufferings of others.

Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It's the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else's pain is as meaningful as your own.

They are responsible for starting this relationship and wanting to help Africa. The United States is very well suited for this as they are a country that has the capacity they have better access to technology and they are a successful country.

I believe that we were not as effective in the second term dealing with this issue of nuclear none proliferation as we had been during the first term when we stripped Libya and Iraq and A.Q. Khan and their capacity to proliferate nuclear technology.

The teacher must derive not only the capacity but the desire to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.

My hope is that the Chinese government will come to realise that it is futile to repress free speech and that contrary to what they believe a regime's strength rests not its suppression of a plurality of opinions and ideas but in its capacity and willingness to encourage them.

To achieve lasting literature fictional or factual a writer needs perceptive vision absorptive capacity and creative strength.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.

I'm very old-fashioned in some ways because of my father who thought that being a public servant was an honor. Everyone must find a capacity in which they can serve because we all benefit from society.

First I want to pay tribute to Diana myself. She was an exceptional and gifted human being. In good times and bad she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness. I admired and respected her - for her energy and commitment to others and especially for her devotion to her two boys.

The capacity of the female mind for studies of the highest order cannot be doubted having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius of erudition and of science.

When I speak of 'cycles ' I am referring to lengthy intervals of relative homogeneity if not in the resolving of problems than at least with respect to the consistency of their capacity to productively irritate.

You can't write about the past and ignore religion. It was such a fundamental mind-shaping driving force for pre-modern societies. I'm very interested in what religion does to us - its capacity to create love and empathy or hatred and violence.

Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty for in it are born our art our science our religion.

Liberalism is a religion. Its tenets cannot be proved its capacity for waste and destruction demonstrated. But it affords a feeling of spiritual rectitude at little or no cost.

The PRC is the big brother in this relationship and it has the capacity to be generous to Taiwan on this issue in a manner that might do much to defuse that issue internally in Taiwan.

I've always believed in people's capacity for goodness. I still believe that people are good. What I'm not so trusting about anymore is their relationship to their own goodness.

The power of the American system of republicanism lies in its capacity to allow religious belief to be a competing not a controlling factor in American life.

Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.