Strain Quotes

Quotes tagged as "strain" (showing 1-12 of 12)
John Lubbock
“Our great mistake in education is, as it seems to me, the worship of book-learning–the confusion of instruction and education. We strain the memory instead of cultivating the mind. The children in our elementary schools are wearied by the mechanical act of writing, and the interminable intricacies of spelling; they are oppressed by columns of dates, by lists of kings and places, which convey no definite idea to their minds, and have no near relation to their daily wants and occupations; while in our public schools the same unfortunate results are produced by the weary monotony of Latin and Greek grammar. We ought to follow exactly the opposite course with children–to give them a wholesome variety of mental food, and endeavor to cultivate their tastes, rather than to fill their minds with dry facts. The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn. What does it matter if the pupil know a little more or a little less? A boy who leaves school knowing much, but hating his lessons, will soon have forgotten almost all he ever learned; while another who had acquired a thirst for knowledge, even if he had learned little, would soon teach himself more than the first ever knew.”
John Lubbock, The Pleasures of Life

Chuck Hogan
“Nothing can unman you like an un-man.”
Chuck Hogan, The Strain

Thomas   Harris
“When you feel strain, keep your mouth shut if you can.”
Thomas Harris, Red Dragon

Amit Kalantri
“Some of us can live without a society but not without a family.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Grant Morrison
“But a far more virulent strain survived. It's having sex with your thoughts. You'll give birth to increasingly more monstrous ideas.”
Grant Morrison, Nameless

Amit Kalantri
“In your name, the family name is at last because it's the family name that lasts.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“In united families, they might sleep with half filled stomach but no one sleeps with empty stomach.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Stewart Stafford
“The stresses and strains of life mould us into our mature selves. The key to life is to accept the wisdom of our later years while maintaining our youthful enthusiasm and curiosity for the world.”
Stewart Stafford

Amit Kalantri
“You can take the Indian out of the family, but you cannot take the family out of the Indian.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Complex steels our energy with the help of misgivings, strains, and fear of consequences for wrong decisions”
Sunday Adelaja

“Would you like a back rub?' Who can resist this offer? A back rub is a priceless gift of caring. High on everybody's list of favorite things, a back run refreshes you for the day's tensions. It offers a respite from physical strain, from taking care of others, and from life's stresses and responsibilities.”
Anne Kent Rush, Back Rub Book