quote by Henri Nouwen

We are called to be fruitful - not successful, not productive, not accomplished. Success comes from strength, stress, and human effort. Fruitfulness comes from vulnerability and the admission of our own weakness.

— Henri Nouwen

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By Gryffindor, the bravest were Prized far beyond the rest;

For Ravenclaw, the cleverest Would always be the best; For Hufflepuff, hard workers were Most worthy of admission; And power-hungry Slytherin Loved those of great ambition.

Writing graffiti is about the most honest way you can be an artist.

It takes no money to do it, you don't need an education to understand it, and there's no admission fee.

Freemasonry is an ancient and respectable institution, embracing individuals of every nation, of every religion, and of every condition in life. Wealth, power and talents are not necessary to the person of a Freemason. An unblemished character and a virtuous conduct are the only qualifications for admission into the Order.

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.

Hospice means end-of-life care. The admission ticket is a diagnosis from a doctor that you have six months or less to live.

Let no man think we can deny civil liberty to others and retain it for ourselves. When zealous agents of the Government arrest suspected "radicals" without warrant, hold them without prompt trial, deny them access to counsel and admission of bail....we have shorn the Bill of Rights of its sanctity.

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

My only wish isto transform friends of God into friends of man, believers into thinkers, devotees of prayer into devotees of work, candidates for the hereafter into students of the world, Christians who, by their own procession and admission, are half animal, half angel into persons, into whole persons.

Hard work is not punishment. Hard work is the price of admission for the opportunity to reach sustained excellence

I think the country could be spared a lot of agony and the government could worry about inflation and a lot of other problems if [Nixon would] go on and resign. [There is] no question that an admission of making false statements to government officials and interfering with the FBI and the CIA is an impeachable offense.

Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.

You can take a school like the University of Colorado, with a selective admission standard. It has a better caliber student going in, so you ought to have a better caliber coming out.

Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.

If we believe that murder is wrong and not admissible in our society, then it has to be wrong for everyone, not just individuals but governments as well.

Education is a danger... At best an education which produces useful coolies for us is admissible. Every educated person is a future enemy.

A patchwork solution of provincial targets is an admission of defeat and a statement that we have failed our children and grandchildren.

Prayer is the open admission that without Christ we can do nothing.

And prayer is the turning away from ourselves to God in the confidence that He will provide the help we need. Prayer humbles us as needy and exalts God as wealthy

Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.

To go into acting is like asking for admission to an insane asylum.

Anyone may apply, but only the certifiably insane are admitted.

It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.

Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought.

For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistable urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee.

Welfare states on both sides of the Atlantic have discovered that largesse to losers does not reduce their hostility to society, but only increases it. Far from producing gratitude, generosity is seen as an admission of guilt, and the reparations as inadequate compensations for injustices - leading to worsening behavior by the recipients.

I am convinced that our movement will be more demoralized and weakened by blind and uncritical admiration than by frank admission of past mistakes.

If there was absolute freedom, people would run over babies and charge admission.

I am convinced that our movement will be more demoralized and weakened by blind and uncritical admiration than by frank admission of past mistakes.

The spirit of philosophy is one of free inquiry.

It suspects all authority. Its function is to trace the uncritical assumptions of human thought to their hiding places, and in this pursuit it may finally end in denial or a frank admission of the incapacity of pure reason to reach the ultimate reality.

Have you ever noticed how statists are constantly "reforming" their own handiwork? Education reform. Health-care reform. Welfare reform. Tax reform. The very fact that they're always busy "reforming" is an implicit admission that they didn't get it right the first 50 times.

In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved.

Without Country you have neither name, token, voice, nor rights, no admission as brothers into the fellowship of the Peoples.

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul.

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.

However, I had a chance encounter with an admissions officer of Stevens Institute of Technology, who so impressed me by his erudition and enthusiasm for the school that I changed course and entered Stevens Institute.

By their own admission, leaders of the Republican Revolution of 1994 think their greatest mistake was overlooking the power of the veto. They gave the impression they were somehow in charge when they weren't.

No windows give a better view than those a man brings with him in his head, not asking for tickets of admission, since at all functions, festivals, or feasts he looks out with the same nice self-composure.

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