Philip Chesterfield

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Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.

Philip Dormer Chesterfield

Sir Philip Sidney - Astrophel and Stella: XXIII

The curious wits, seeing dull pensiveness
Bewray itself in my long-settl'd eyes,
Whence those same fumes of melancholy rise,
With idle pains and missing aim do guess.
Some, that know how my spring I did address,
Deem that my Muse some fruit of knowledge plies;
Others, because the prince my service tries,
Think that I think state errors to redress;
But harder judges judge ambition's rage--
Scourge of itself, still climbing slipp'ry place--
Holds my young brain captiv'd in golden cage.
O fool or over-wise! alas, the race
Of all my thoughts hath neither stop nor start
But only Stella's eyes and Stella's heart.

Sir Philip Sidney

If anything is certain, it is that change is certain. The world we are planning for today will not exist in this form tomorrow.

Philip Crosby

America can well expect to develop a goodly amount of composers for she has a goodly number of people.

John Philip Sousa

Meet some people who care about poetry the way you do. You'll have that readership. Keep going until you know you're doing work that's worthy. And then see what happens. That's my advice.

Philip Levine

Situational variables can exert powerful influences over human behavior, more so that we recognize or acknowledge.

Philip Zimbardo

Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves.

Lord Chesterfield

American teachers have one indisputable advantage over foreign ones; they understand the American temperament and can judge its unevenness, its lights and its shadows.

John Philip Sousa

Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains.

John Philip Sousa

I preferred to study those subjects that were of interest to me.

Philip Emeagwali

I was discriminated against because I was Jewish, Italian, black and Puerto Rican. But maybe the worst prejudice I experienced was against the poor. I grew up on welfare and often had to move in the middle of the night because we couldn't pay the rent.

Philip Zimbardo

The spirit of the fighting men, and the driving power behind the armies, depended upon the support of the whole people and their continuing loyalties.

Philip Gibbs

Everything has a meaning, if only we could read it.

Philip Pullman

Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring, perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate, simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all things are necessary branches of the regimen of health.

Lord Chesterfield

For a long time I thought I was a poet, but that's a high title to claim.

Philip Pullman

I read, therefore I'm interested in writers.

Philip Kaufman

My sense of a poem - my notion of how you revise - is: you get yourself into a state where what you are intensely conscious of is not why you wrote it or how you wrote it, but what you wrote.

Philip Levine

There is one thing that freezes a musician more than the deadliest physical cold, and that is the spiritual chill of an unresponsive audience!

John Philip Sousa

I'm in a situation now, and I have been for ten or fifteen years, where there's no point in my being in a hurry.

Philip Levine

Remember always that the composer's pen is still mightier than the bow of the violinist; in you lie all the possibilities of the creation of beauty.

John Philip Sousa
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