Benjamin Jowett

Benjamin Jowett

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Author Profession: English educator, scholar
Born: April 15, 1817
Died: October 01, 1893
Birth Sign: Aries

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The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.

One man is as good as another until he has written a book.

Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.

Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door.

My dear child, you must believe in God despite what the clergy tells you.

Young men make great mistakes in life; for one thing, they idealize love too much.

To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another.

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.

Logic is neither a science nor an art, but a dodge.

Research! A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved, and will never achieve any results of the slightest value.

You've got to be success minded. You've got to feel that things are coming your way when you're out selling; otherwise, you won't be able to sell anything.

The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality.

You must believe in God, in spite of what the clergy say.

There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants - more than anything else - to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are - and have always been.

Nowhere probably is there more true feeling, and nowhere worse taste, than in a churchyard.

I never understood a word John Cassavetes said. And I think he did that deliberately. Peter Falk bio

The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction. Michael Faraday quotes

The only movie I can watch on a loop, over and over, is 'Help', the Beatles movie. It's so funny and irreverent and great. Emma Stone

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