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#1. All translation is a compromise - the effort to be literal and the effort to be idiomatic. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#2. We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice, or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#3. Atheism or similar charges was not unusual among intellectuals, nor condemned by the masses. The prize-winning plays of Aristophanes were not merely atheist, but made fun of the gods and their prophets and oracles. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#4. It is most important in this world to be pushing, but it is fatal to seem so. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#5. Logic is neither a science nor an art, but a dodge. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#6. There is a great deal of hard lying in the world; especially among people whose characters are above suspicion. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#7. Give the clergy your sympathy; don't give them anything else. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#8. We can't search or attain well being, wealth, studying, justice or kindness usually. Action is all the time particular, concrete, individualized, distinctive. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#9. Research! A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved, and will never achieve any results of the slightest value. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#10. Plato's dialogues bear at least some similarities to the classical plays. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#11. Precautions are always blamed. When successful they are said to be unnecessary. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#12. 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. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#13. 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. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#14. Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#15. You must believe in God, in spite of what the clergy say. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#16. Nowhere probably is there more true feeling, and nowhere worse taste, than in a churchyard. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#17. 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. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#18. Young men make great mistakes in life; for one thing, they idealize love too much. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#19. If you don't find a God by five o'clock this afternoon you must leave the college. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#20. The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#21. My dear child, you must believe in God despite what the clergy tells you. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#22. Grace is an energy; not a mere sentiment; not a mere thought of the Almighty; not even a word of the Almighty. It is as real an energy as the energy of electricity. It is a divine energy; it is the energy of the divine affection rolling in plenteousness toward the shores of human need. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#23. Jowett, in his day, did probably more than any other single man to let some fresh air into the exhausted atmosphere of the [Oxford] common rooms, and to widen the intellectual horizons of the place. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#24. The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit of doing them - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#25. One man is as good as another until he has written a book. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#26. I am not blaming the past ... But I want the peace of God to settle on the future. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#27. Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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#28. The real measure of our wealth is how much we'd be worth if we lost all our money. - Author: Benjamin Jowett
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