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

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He is of the race of the mushroom; he covers himself altogether
with his head.
[Lat., Fungino genere read more

He is of the race of the mushroom; he covers himself altogether
with his head.
[Lat., Fungino genere est; capite se totum tegit.]

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Alas! worse every day! this colony grows backward like the tail
of a calf.
[Lat., Heu quotidie pejus! read more

Alas! worse every day! this colony grows backward like the tail
of a calf.
[Lat., Heu quotidie pejus! haec colonia retroversus crescit
tanquam coda vituli.]

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

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

by Rosilind Russell Found in: Growth Quotes,
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We find comfort among those who agree with us-- growth among those who don't.

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

by Frank A. Clark Found in: Growth Quotes,
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'Tis thus the mercury of man is fix'd,
Strong grows the virtue with his nature mix'd.

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

by Alexander Pope Found in: Growth Quotes,
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And so all growth that is not towards God
Is growing to decay.

And so all growth that is not towards God
Is growing to decay.

by George Macdonald Found in: Growth 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 read more

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

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The great world's altar stairs
That slope through darkness up to God.

The great world's altar stairs
That slope through darkness up to God.

by Lord Alfred Tennyson Found in: Growth Quotes,
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You cannot hammer a girl into anything. She grows as a flower does, she will wither without sun; she will read more

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.

by John Ruskin Found in: Growth Quotes,
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