Quote by Sir William Ramsay
The noblest exercise of the mind within doors, and most befitting a person of quality, is study.
This quote emphasizes the value of intellectual pursuits and the importance of education. It asserts that studying is not only a noble activity but also a characteristic of a person of quality. It suggests that engaging in study and deepening one's knowledge is one of the finest ways to exercise the mind and cultivate intellectual growth. By highlighting the significance of education, the quote encourages individuals to prioritize learning as an essential endeavor for personal development and refinement.
This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: First, to set an example of modest, unostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and, after doing so, to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds, which he is called upon to administer, and strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgment, is best calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community --the man of wealth thus becoming the mere trustee and agent for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience and ability to administer, doing for them better than they would or could do for themselves.
Dreadful will be the day when the world becomes contented, when one great universal satisfaction spreads itself over the world. Sad will be the day for every man when he becomes absolutely contented with the life that he is living, with the thoughts that he is thinking, with the deeds that he is doing, when there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger which he knows that he was meant and made to do because he is a child of God.