quote: The real metric of success isn't the size of your bank account. It's the number of lives in whom you might be able to make a positive difference.

quote: No account of the Renaissance can be complete without some notice of the attempt made by certain Italian scholars of the fifteenth century to reconcile Christianity with the religion of ancient Greece.

quote: The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.

quote: However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbours, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account.

quote: An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.

quote: When your bank account is so overdrawn that it is positively photographic, steps must be taken.

quote: "You are the only person alive who has sole custody of your life ...Your entire life ...Not just the life of your mind, but the life of your heart.Not just your bank account, but your soul."~ Anna Quindlen

quote: Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others

quote: Lord, defend me from my friends; I can account for my enemies

quote: Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

quote: In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race. There is no other way. And in order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently.

quote: That which is not forbidden, is not on that account permitted.

quote: It takes much from the account, to which his sin doth amount.

quote: Who must account for himselfe and others, must know both.

quote: According to the state of a man's conscience, so do hope and fear
on account of his deeds arise in his mind.
[Lat., Conscia mens ut cuique sua est, ita concipit intra
Pectora pro facto spemque metumque suo.]

quote: That place that does contain
My books, the best companions, is to me
A glorious court, where hourly I converse
With the old sages and philosophers;
And sometimes, for variety, I confer
With kings and emperors, and weigh their counsels;
Calling their victories, if unjustly got,
Unto a strict account, and, in my fancy,
Deface their ill-placed statues.

quote: In books, or work, or healthful play,
Let my first years be past,
That I may give for every day
Some good account at last.
- Isaac Watts,

quote: If I had always served God as I have served you, Madam, I should
not have great account to render at my death.

quote: He is well paid that is well satisfied,
And I delivering you am satisfied,
And therein do account myself well paid;
My mind was never yet more mercenary.

quote: I do remember an apothecary,
And hereabouts 'a dwells, which late I noted
In tatt'red weeds, with overwhelming brows,
Culling of simples. Meagre were his looks,
Sharp misery had worn him to the bones;
And in his needy shop a tortoise hung,
An alligator stuffed, and other skins
Of ill-shaped fishes; and about his shelves
A beggarly account of empty boxes,
Green earthen pots, bladders, a

quote: I hope that no American . . . will waste his franchise and throw
away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on
account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.

quote: You were made for enjoyment, and the world was filled with things
which you will enjoy, unless you are too proud to be pleased by
them, or too grasping to care for what you cannot turn to other
account than mere delight.

quote: I consider him of no account who esteems himself just as the
popular breath may chance to raise him.
[Ger., Ich halte nichts von dem, der von sich denkt
Wie ihn das Volk vielleicht erheben mochte.]

quote: Whatever you can lose, you should reckon of no account.

quote: Foolproof systems do not take into account the ingenuity of fools.

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