The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.

— Benjamin Jowett

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Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.

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To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another.

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Give the clergy your sympathy; don't give them anything else.

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Benjamin Jowett quote Never retreat. Never explain. Get it don

Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.

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We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.

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My dear child, you must believe in God despite what the clergy tells you.

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We can't search or attain well being, wealth, studying, justice or kindness usually. Action is all the time particular, concrete, individualized, distinctive.

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Precautions are always blamed. When successful they are said to be unnecessary.

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Research ! A mere excuse for idleness;

it has never achieved, and will never achieve any results of the slightest value.

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Young men make great mistakes in life; for one thing, they idealize love too much.

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Nowhere probably is there more true feeling, and nowhere worse taste, than in a churchyard - both as regards the monuments and the inscriptions. Scarcely a word of true poetry anywhere.

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Jowett, in his day, did probably more than any other single man to let some fresh air into the exhausted atmosphere of the [Oxford] common rooms, and to widen the intellectual horizons of the place.

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There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants - more than anything else - to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are - and have always been.

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About Benjamin Jowett

Quotes 27 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Theologian
Birthday October 16

Plato's dialogues bear at least some similarities to the classical plays.

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Nowhere probably is there more true feeling, and nowhere worse taste, than in a churchyard.

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The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality.

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Never retreat. Never explain. Get it dkne and let them howl.

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If you don't find a God by five o'clock this afternoon you must leave the college.

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It is most important in this world to be pushing, but it is fatal to seem so.

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One man is as good as another until he has written a book.

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Logic is neither a science nor an art, but a dodge.

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There is a great deal of hard lying in the world;

especially among people whose characters are above suspicion.

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All translation is a compromise - the effort to be literal and the effort to be idiomatic.

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I am not blaming the past. ... But I want the peace of God to settle on the future.

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You've got to be success minded. You've got to feel that things are coming your way when you're out selling; otherwise, you won't be able to sell anything.

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You must believe in God, in spite of what the clergy say.

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Grace is an energy; not a mere sentiment; not a mere thought of the Almighty; not even a word of the Almighty. It is as real an energy as the energy of electricity. It is a divine energy; it is the energy of the divine affection rolling in plenteousness toward the shores of human need.

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