Hell is paved with good intentions.

John Ray on intention
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Never meet trouble half-way.

John Ray on trouble
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Diseases are the tax on pleasures.

John Ray on advice
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Children are poor men's riches.

John Ray on children
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Many without punishment, none without sin.

John Ray on punishment
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Industry is fortunes right hand, and frugality its left.

John Ray on work
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Good words cool more than cold water.

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In a thousand pounds of law there is not an ounce of love.

John Ray on law
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Adversity makes men wise but not rich.

John Ray on adversity
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Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.

John Ray on algebra
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There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.

John Ray on beauty
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Misery loves company.

John Ray on company
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About John Ray

Name John Ray
Quotes 13 quotations
Nationality English
Profession Environmentalist
Birthday 29 November 1627
About John Ray (29 November 1627 – 17 January 1705) was an English naturalist widely regarded as one of the earliest of the English parson-naturalists. Until 1670, he wrote his name as John Wray. From then on, he used 'Ray', after "having ascertained that such had been the practice of his family before him". He published important works on botany, zoology, and natural theology.
Top topics poor, riches, trouble, troubles, children

Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

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