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I encountered among my comrades the most varied human traits,
by Georg Brandes

I encountered among my comrades the most varied human traits,
from frankness to reserve, from goodness,
uprightness and kindness, to brutality and baseness.
- Georg Brandes

The Danish glee: the national version of cheerfulness.
- Georg Brandes

When I was a little boy I did not, of course,
trouble much about my appearance.
- Georg Brandes

It was jolly in the country.
A cow and little pigs to play with and milk warm from the cow.
- Georg Brandes

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The person upon whom the schoolboys' attention centred was,
of course, the Headmaster.
- Georg Brandes

A love for humanity came over me, and watered and fertilised
the fields of my inner world which had been lying fallow,
and this love of humanity vented itself in a vast compassion.
- Georg Brandes

I admired in others the strength that I lacked myself.
- Georg Brandes


 

Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods.
- Georg Brandes

I was not given to looking at life in a rosy light.
- Georg Brandes

Any feeling that I was enriching my mind from those
surrounding me was unfortunately rare with me.
- Georg Brandes

Birth was something that came quite unexpectedly,
and afterwards there was one child more in the house.
- Georg Brandes

Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets
compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes types.
- Georg Brandes

I became an ardent, but never a specially good,
dancer.
- Georg Brandes

He who does not understand a joke, he does not understand Danish.
- Georg Brandes

School is a foretaste of life.
- Georg Brandes

On the whole, the world was friendly.
It chiefly depended on whether one were good or not.
- Georg Brandes

But my doubt would not be overcome.
Kierkegaard had declared that it was only to the consciousness
of sin that Christianity was not horror or madness.
For me it was sometimes both.
- Georg Brandes

The war imbued my tin soldiers with quite a new interest.
It was impossible to have boxes enough of them.
- Georg Brandes

I was a town child, it is true, but that did not prevent
me enjoying open-air life,
with plants and animals.
- Georg Brandes

I was not afraid of what I did not like.
To overcome dislike of a thing often satisfied one's feeling of honour.
- Georg Brandes

But I did not find any positive inspiration in my studies
until I approached my nineteenth year.
- Georg Brandes

I came into the world two months too soon,
I was in such a hurry.
- Georg Brandes

Being gifted needs courage.
- Georg Brandes

The stream of time sweeps away errors,
and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity.
- Georg Brandes

But when I was twelve years old I caught my first strong
glimpse of one of the fundamental forces of existence,
whose votary I was destined to be for life -
namely,
Beauty.
- Georg Brandes

I was at home then in the world of figures,
but not in that of values.
- Georg Brandes

That a literature in our time is living is shown in
that way that it debates problems.
- Georg Brandes

I was always hearing that I was pale and thin and small.
- Georg Brandes

I did not know what it was to be happy for a whole day at a time,
scarcely for an hour.
- Georg Brandes

It gradually dawned upon me that there was no one more
difficult to please than my mother.
- Georg Brandes

Six hours a day I lived under school discipline in
active intercourse with people none of whom were known to those at home,
and the other hours of the twenty-four I spent at home,
or with relatives of the people at home,
none of whom were known to anybody at school.
- Georg Brandes

My first experiences of academic friendship made me
smile in after years when I looked back on them.
But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown
so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it.
- Georg Brandes

Just about this time, when in imagination I was so great a warrior,
I had good use in real life for more strength,
as I was no longer taken to school by the nurse,
but instead had myself to protect my brother,
two years my junior.
- Georg Brandes

My father, though, could run very much faster.
It was impossible to compete with him on the grass.
But it was astonishing how slow old people were.
Some of them could not run up a hill and called it trying to climb stairs.
- Georg Brandes

A chief event of life is the day in which
we have encountered a mind that startled us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

When Solomon said there was a time and a place for
everything he had not encountered the problem of parking his automobile.
- Bob Edwards

At religious instruction classes, I encountered The
Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan,
and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming.
- Lionel Blue

Theatre is how I first encountered art on any level.
- Patrick Marber

I have encountered riotous mobs and have been hung in effigy,
but my motto is: Men's rights are nothing more.
Women's rights are nothing less.
- Susan B. Anthony

I've been a rock star since you were very young.
But I've never encountered anything as powerful as cancer.
- Melissa Etheridge

I believe I encountered death, which was a bit too
much for a seven-year-old.
- Peter Straub

But the best teams I've encountered have one important thing in common:
their team structure and processes cover a full range
of distinct competencies necessary for success.
- Jesse James Garrett

The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under
the most diverse forms of reality.
Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it.
- Gustave Courbet

Minor things can become moments of great revelation
when encountered for the first time.
- Margot Fonteyn

During the Second World War, evacuated to non-Jewish households,
I encountered Christianity at home and in school.
- Lionel Blue

The Sweetest Strawberry:
A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger.
He fled, the tiger after him.
Coming to a precipice,
he caught hold of the root of a wild vine
and swung himself over the edge.
The tiger sniffed at him from above.
Trembling, the man looked down to where,
far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him.
Only the vine sustained him.
Two mice, one white and one black,
little by little started to gnaw away the vine.
The man then saw a luscious strawberry near him.
Grasping the vine with one hand,
he plucked the strawberry with the other.
How sweet it tasted.
- Zen Koan

The hardships that I encountered in the past will help
me succeed in the future.
- Philip Emeagwali

It was stunning actually, because what you would hope
for from our national leaders is some reflection,
some understanding that the situation that we encountered
in Iraq was not what we expected,
that it was not what he said it would be.
- Chris Van Hollen

I've encountered a lot of people who sound like critics
but very few who have substantive criticisms.
There is a lot of skepticism, but it seems to be more
a matter of inertia than it is of people having some
real reason for thinking something else.
- K. Eric Drexler

I found college useful for a lot of other reasons.
It exposed me to a great many influences I wouldn't
otherwise have encountered,
and gave me a lot of time with some very intelligent
people whose thoughts are still with me.
- Walter Jon Williams

As far as hypnosis is concerned, I had a very serious
problem when I was in my twenties.
I encountered a man who later became the president
of the American Society of Medical Hypnosis.
He couldn't hypnotize me.
- Theodore Sturgeon

We get on the bandwagon in all sorts of ways -
you know minor ways and major ways -
like what you've just encountered which isn't censorship exactly,
it was something sort of uglier in a way.
- Kathy Acker

When I first encountered the name of the city of Stockholm,
I little thought that I would ever visit it,
never mind end up being welcomed to it as a guest of
the Swedish Academy and the Nobel Foundation.
- Seamus Heaney

Rations were scarcely issued, and the men about preparing supper,
when rumors that the enemy had been encountered that
day near Gettysburg absorbed every other interest,
and very soon orders came to march forthwith to Gettysburg.
- Joshua Chamberlain

It's what the Iraqi people are going through right now.
They have encountered a victorious, hostile force-but,
you know, there they still are.
There their culture is, there their history is,
they're not going anywhere.
- Michael Nesmith

Instant telecommunication allows better and updated information,
lessons learnt and problems encountered to be exchanged and debated,
it alerts us more quickly to problems and brings to
many households around the world visions and information
which hopefully spur us to action.
- Carol Bellamy

We would be able neither to remember nor to reflect
nor to compare nor to think,
indeed, we would not even be the person who we were a moment ago,
if our concepts were divided among many and were not
to be encountered somewhere together in their most exact combination.
- Moses Mendelssohn

The Chicago Economics Department was in intellectual ferment,
although the central issues of the 1930's were very
different from those in later times.
I had never before encountered minds of that quality
at close quarters and they influenced me strongly.
- George Stigler

During these two and a half years that have followed the war,
the most urgent problem we have encountered was:
to activate the public enterprises,
to bring them up to the level that international markets
demand and we are just now getting them prepared for privatization.
- Ibrahim Rugova

Success is not measured by what you accomplish,
but by the opposition you have encountered,
and the courage with which you have maintained the
struggle against overwhelming odds.
- Orison Swett Marden

You can also make explicit certain social problems which,
again, would be prejudged or not encountered at all in real life,
because people have set up defenses against it.
Fantasy allows you to get past defenses.
- Elizabeth Moon

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners
usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed.
They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
- B. C. Forbes

The former conviction that these two kingdoms were
wholly different in structure,
in function, and in kind of life, was not seriously
disturbed by the difficulties which the naturalist
encountered when he undertook to define them.
- Asa Gray

But as my brother was doing his research for a book about my father,
it became his opinion that the most influential anti-semitism
my father encountered when he was growing up was from Jews,
because his relatives were German Jews,
and doctors.
- Tobias Wolff

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

While they were saying among themselves
it cannot be done, it was done.
- Helen Keller

The Eye-of-the-Storm.
Surrounded by the winds and the rain,
yet peaceful in its own unworldly way -
an unnatural ruddy-cloudy misty-bright kind of way.
Whatever comes next, the eye of the storm is
a moment of serenity among the challenge -
a time for repose and contemplation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Science merely quantifies and documents
the relationships among miracles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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