Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.
When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation.
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.
When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
The face of nature and civilization in this our country is to a certain point a very sufficient literary field. But it will yield its secrets only to a really grasping imagination. To write well and worthily of American things one need even more than elsewhere to be a master.
When we yield to discouragement it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future.
The Communist Manifesto was correct but we see the privileges of the capitalist bourgeoisie yielding to democratic organizations. In my judgment success lies in a steady [peaceful] advance [rather] than in a catastrophic crash.
When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means, at the point of highest reality. A chastity or honesty or mercy which yields to danger will be chaste or honest or merciful only on conditions. Pilate was merciful till it became risky.
Never yield to gloomy anticipation. Place your hope and confidence in God. He has no record of failure
I had become, with the approach of night, once more aware of loneliness and time - those two companions without whom no journey can yield us anything.
Let arms give place to the robe, and the laurel of the warriors yield to the tongue of the orator.
If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?
Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked.
If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or 4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong.
It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and to talk by the hour
When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield.
Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
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