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Besides that, when elsewhere the harvest of wheat is most abundant, there it comes up less by one-fourth than what you have sowed. There, methinks, it were a proper place for men to sow their wild oats, where they would not spring up. [Lat., Post id, frumenti quum alibi messis maxima'st Tribus tantis illi minus reddit, quam obseveris. Heu! istic oportet obseri mores malos, Si in obserendo possint interfieri.]

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) Quotes , Source: Trinummus (IV, r, 128)

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Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 136)

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'Tis thus the mercury of man is fix'd, Strong grows the virtue with his nature mix'd.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 178)

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In a narrow circle the mind contracts. Man grows with his expanded needs. [Ger., Im engen Kreis verengert sich der Sinn. Es wachst der Mensch mit seinen grossern Zwecken.]

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Quotes , Source: Prolog (I, 59)

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Jock, when he hae naething else to do, ye may be aye sticking in a tree; it will be growing, Jock, when ye're sleeping.

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: The Heart of Midlothian (ch. VIII)

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Gard'ner, for telling me these news of woe, Pray God the plants thou graft'st may never grow.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (Queen at III, iv)

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'Ay,' quoth my uncle Gloucester, 'Small herbs have grace, great weeds do grow apace.' And since, methinks, I would not grow so fast, Because sweet flow'rs are slow and weeds make haste.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (York at II, iv)

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O, my lord, You said that idle weeds are fast in growth: The prince my brother hath outgrown me far.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (York at III, i)

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I held it truth, with him who sings To one clear harp in divers tones, That men may rise on stepping stones Or their dead selves to higher things.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: In Memoriam (pt. I)

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Then bless thy secret growth, nor catch At noise, but thrive unseen and dumb; Keep clean, be as fruit, earn life, and watch, Till the white-wing'd reapers come.

Henry Vaughan ("The Silurist") Quotes , Source: The Seed Growing Secretly

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You cannot hammer a girl into anything. She grows as a flower does, she will wither without sun; she will decay in her sheath as a narcissus will if you do not give her air enough; she might fall and defile her head in dust if you leave her without help at some moments in her life; but you cannot fetter her; she must take her own fair form and way if she take any.

John Ruskin Quotes

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Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.

Thomas Huxley Quotes

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Everything is a gift of the universe -- even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment.

Ken Keyes Jr Quotes

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Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

Edward Abbey Quotes

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The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.

George Elliot Quotes

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All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.

Calvin Coolidge Quotes

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We find comfort among those who agree with us-- growth among those who don't.

Frank A Clark Quotes

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Create the kind of climate in your organization where personal growth is expected, recognized and rewarded.

Anonymous Quotes

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We grow because we struggle, we learn and overcome.

R C Allen Quotes

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I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.

Hermann Hesse Quotes

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Close scrutiny will show that most "crisis situations" are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.

Dr Maxwell Maltz Quotes

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When something (an affliction) happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.

Rosilind Russell Quotes

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Confidence is a plant of slow growth; especially in an aged bosom.

Johnson Quotes

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Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment - the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.

Jorge Luis Borges Quotes

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The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order. Life refuses to be embalmed alive.

Alfred North Whitehead Quotes

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