In life, as in Chess, ones own Pawns block ones way. A mans very wealth, ease, leisure, children, books, which should help him to win, more often checkmate him

— Charles Buxton

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In life, as in chess, forethought wins.

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A successful career has been full of blunders.

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You cannot win without sacrifice.

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Charles Buxton quote You will never find the time for anythin

You will never find the time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.

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The longer I live, the more deeply am I convinced that that which makes the difference between one person and another-between the weak and the powerful, the great and the insignificant-is energy-invisible determination.

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Bad temper is its own scourge. Few things are more bitter than to feel bitter. A man's venom poisons himself more than his victim.

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A large family party is rather too much like a flight of tomtits;

everlasting twitter, but no conversation; gregariousness without companionship.

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Failure means that you would not, or could not, pay for success.

Success is a matter of sale. It can (most often) be bought by a large outlay--of hard forethought--of pains--of steadiness--of the golden wisdom coined from experience. But the figure is too high for most of us. We are too poor, or too slothful, to bring the price.

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Indulge in procrastination, and in time yon will come to this, that because a thing ought to be done, therefore you can't do it.

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The rule in carving holds good as to criticism;

never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.

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Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal.

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Success soon palls. The joyous time is when the breeze first strikes your sails, and the waters rustle under your bows.

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You must never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.

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About Charles Buxton

Quotes 31 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Public Servant
Birthday October 16

The first duty to children is to make them happy, If you have not made them so, you have wronged them, No other good they may get can make up for that.

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A man's venom poisons himself more than his victims.

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To make pleasures pleasant shorten them.

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In one family, every little plan or question is discussed amid bickering and irritation. In another, without the least effort, every discussion goes on amid perfect peace. This is just as easy, and infinitely more agreeable: only, in many homes it does not happen to be the family habit.

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All high truth is poetry. Take the results of science: they glow with beauty, cold and hard as are the methods of reaching them.

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I once met a man who had forgiven an injury.

I hope some day to meet the man who has forgiven an insult.

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Pounds are the sons, not of pounds, but of pence.

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The fact is - nothing comes, at least nothing good. All has to be fetched.

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In one family, all goes by two and two.

If a member of it has any interest, he or she will confide it to some one other; but the rest know nothing. In another family, all feel what touches one; nothing is kept dark from the father and mother, brothers and sisters--all share. This family habit is by far the better, it strengthens the tie between the members, and makes the home one home.

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You have not fulfilled every duty unless you have fulfilled that of being pleasant.

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Proverbs are potted wisdom.

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The first duty to children is to make them happy.

If you have not made them so, you have wronged them. No other good they may get can make up for that.

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Few things are more bitter than to feel bitter.

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You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.

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All movement, of every creature, comes from the desire after something better.

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Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal.

The winner is he who gives himself to his work body and soul.

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Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred.

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You will never find time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it.

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