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Alcuin Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Alcuin Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.
- Alcuin

Those people should not be listened to who keep saying
the voice of the people is the voice of God,
since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.
- Alcuin

Man thinks, God directs.
- Alcuin

When we first started, we were a band from Athens and that was so off the map.
- Michael Stipe

 

Justice will not come to Athens until those who are
not injured are as indignant as those who are injured.
- Thucydides

The Olympic Games of the Modern Era began in 1896 in the city of Athens.
- Bill Toomey

My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia
and Europe at very young ages.
We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter


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I am not going to let Athens affect the rest of my life.
- Paula Radcliffe

It was appointed by law in Athens, that the obsequies
of the citizens who fell in battle should be performed at the public expense,
and in the most honorable manner.
- Edward Everett

When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility,
then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.
- Edith Hamilton

An Aristotle was but the rubbish of an Adam,
and Athens but the rudiments of Paradise.
- Robert South

As in Athens, the right to participate was restricted to men,
just as it was also in all later democracies and republics
until the twentieth century.
- Robert A. Dahl

In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and
tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.
- Stephen Gardiner

How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.
- Alexander the Great

What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?
- Tertullian

If my training goes well and according to plan I feel
that I am capable of a top 8 finish in Athens.
It will be a very difficult and technical course which will be to my advantage.
- Jonathan Brown

Athens will again be the host of the Games in 2004,
but there are rumors that they might be switched if
the Greeks don't begin to construct the sites faster.
- Bill Toomey

So, we just kind of created our own thing and that's
part of the beauty of Athens:
is that it's so off the map and there's no way you
could ever be the East Village or an L.A.
scene or a San Francisco scene, that it just became its own thing.
- Michael Stipe

A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man,
is the type of some great idea.
Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem;
and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world,
Art.
- Benjamin Disraeli

So, we went from being an Athens band to being a Georgia
band to being a Southern band to being an American
band from the East Coast to being an American band
and now we're kind of an international phenomenon.
- Michael Stipe

This is Port of Spain to me, a city ideal in its commercial and human proportions,
where a citizen is a walker and not a pedestrian,
and this is how Athens may have been before it became a cultural echo.
- Derek Walcott

A few of the sublimest geniuses of Rome and Athens
had some faint discoveries of the spiritual nature of the human soul,
and formed some probable conjectures,
that man was designed for a future state of existence.
- David Brainerd

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living;
the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

When I first saw you, I thought you were handsome.
Then, of course, you spoke.
- the movie As Good As It Gets (1997)

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

A holiday, the day I first named you, "friend."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

If he's first class, I'm traveling steerage.
- the movie Libeled Lady (1936)

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

When I eventually met Mr. Right
I had no idea that his first name was Always.
- Rita Rudner

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If at first you don't succeed,
skydiving is not for you.
- Anonymous

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy,
the first question I ask myself is:
is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
- Rita Rudner

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

Okay, here's your first lesson: how to take a FALL!
- the movie Karate Kid

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead


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