The best Quotes by John Ray

The best Quotes by John Ray

John Ray (29 November 1627 – 17 January 1705) was a Christian 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".

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
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Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.
Nothing is invented and perfected at the same time.

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My son Jack once said to me, "Dad, do you think people are laughing with you or at you?"
I said, "I don't care as long as they're laughing."
For the soul, laughing is what oxygen is for the lungs.
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I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.
A smile is the shortest distance between two people.
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A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear.
Laughing can serve you in dark moments and even help you crawl your way back out.
I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.
She warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.
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Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.
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She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
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Like so many things, it's not what is outside, but what is inside that counts.
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That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfeast cereals based on color instead of taste.
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He called you pretty... That's practically an insult, the way you look right now... You're much more than beautiful.
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Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
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My ambition is handicapped by laziness.
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There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
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Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.
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I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.
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Most people don't have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims.
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There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
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Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.
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Anything is possible if you got enough nerve.
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To me, the very definition of the word "broken" suggests that something can be fixed.
Elijah Mikaelson in The Originals - Season 1 Episode 8
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Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.
Grandmother Willow in Pocahontas
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Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
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There is no such thing as bad ideas. Just poorly executed awesome ideas.
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What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
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Innovation is about seeing things from a different perspective.
Amaury Guichon in School of Chocolate - Season 1 Episode 1
I think America's strength is in innovation.
I believe that augmented reality will be the biggest technological revolution that happens in our lifetimes.
There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.
It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical. At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts.
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Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
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Dig a little deeper. Think of something that we've never thought of before.
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You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.
Imperfections make someone perfect to me.
And then some days you wake up and everything's perfect.
The thing about perfection is that it's unknowable. It's impossible, but it's also right in front of us all the time.
Kevin Flynn in Tron - Legacy
A life of anybody is not perfect; there is always things that happen, and that is what makes it interesting.
It's the imperfections that make things beautiful.
Jenny Han in Summer Series - The Summer I Turned Pretty
We're not meant to be perfect. It took me a long time to learn that.
I think a night like tonight shows a lot of young girls and young boys that if you can shoot you can shoot. It doesn't matter if you're a girl or a boy, I think it just matters the heart that you have and wanting to be the best that you can be.
Sabrina Ionescu - February 2024
I'm looking to do everything that I possibly can to get better in every aspect, whether that's scoring, defending, rebounding, passing, i'm really just excited to be playing against professionals and learning from them and just seeing where that takes me.
Sky is the limit for her and what she can do on the court, in terms of her impact in the game but also the court as well... It's been fun to watch her journey.
Stephen Curry - February 2024
I grew up watching Kobe Bryant game after game, ring after ring, living his greatness without apology.
Sabrina Ionescu - February 2020

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