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«Every phase of evolution commences by being in a state of unstable force and proceeds through organization to equilibrium. Equilibrium having been achieved, no further development is possible without once more oversetting the A journey of a thousand miles starts in front of your feet. Whosoever acts spoils it. Whosoever keeps loses it.»
«If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer's crop, who are we to say it shouldn't rain?»
«Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.»
«All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous and bad.»
«And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done: / When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.»
«And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.»
Author: Bible | Keywords: spoils
«A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a 'No,' sweetens truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.»
«A big nose never spoils a pretty face»
Author: French Proverb | Keywords: nose, spoils
«Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.»
«It is a flaw / In happiness to see beyond our bourn, - / It forces us in summer skies to mourn, / It spoils the singing of the nightingale.»