Ernest Vincent Wright Famous Quotes & Sayings

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24 Ernest Vincent Wright Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: Stopping a war; that is, stopping actual military combat, is not stopping a war in Stopping a war; that is, stopping actual military combat, is not stopping a war in all its factors. During continuous hard strain a human mind can hold up; and it is truly amazing how much it can stand. Day by day, with that war-strain of worry pulling it down, it staunchly holds aloof, as a mighty oak in facing a storm. But it has a limit!! With too much too long strain, it will snap; just as that mighty oak will fall, in a long fight.
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Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: All that did a big lot toward showing Youth that this big world is 'not All that did a big lot toward showing Youth that this big world is 'not half bad,' if adults will but watch, aid, and coach. And I will not stand anybody's snapping at a child! Particularly a tiny tot. If you think that you must snap, snap at a child so big as to snap back. I don't sanction 'talking back' to adults, but, ha, ha!
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Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: Youth, if adults will only admit that it has any brains at all, will stand Youth, if adults will only admit that it has any brains at all, will stand out, today, in a most promising light. Philosophically, Youth is Wisdom in formation, and with many thoughts startling to adult minds; and, industrially, this vast World's coming stability is now, today, in its bands; growing slowly, as a blossom grows from its bud. If you will furnish him with a thorough schooling, you can plank down your dollar that Youth, starting out from this miraculous day, will not lag nor shirk on that coming day in which old joints, rusty and crackling, must slow down; and, calling for an oil can, you will find that Youth only, is that lubrication which can run Tomorrow's World.
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Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: Youth!! Ah, what a word!! And how transitory! But, how grand! as long as it Youth!! Ah, what a word!! And how transitory! But, how grand! as long as it lasts. How many millions in gold would pour out for an ability to call it all back, as with our musical myth, Faust. During that magic part of a child's growth this world is just a gigantic inquiry box, containing many a topic for which a solution is paramount to a growing mind. And to whom can a child look, but us adults? Any man who "can't stop now" to talk with a child upon a topic which, to him is"too silly for anything," should look back to that day upon which that topic was dark and dubious in his own brain. A child who asks nothing will know nothing. That is why that "bump of inquiry" was put on top of our skulls.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: As you turn into a daddy, soon now, you'll find that, on marrying, a man As you turn into a daddy, soon now, you'll find that, on marrying, a man and woman start actually living.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: But you know that any showing of such an innovation is apt to start gossip. But you know that any showing of such an innovation is apt to start gossip. Just why, I don't know. It, though, is a trait of Mankind only. Animals don't 'bloom' out so abruptly. You can hunt through Biology, Zoology or any similar study, and find but slow, -awfully slow, - adaptations toward any form of variation. Hurrying was not known until Man got around.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: A man should so carry on his daily affairs as to bring no word of A man should so carry on his daily affairs as to bring no word of admonition from anybody; for a man's doings should put a stain upon no soul but his own.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: Now this is a most satisfactory and important thing to think about, for brutality will Now this is a most satisfactory and important thing to think about, for brutality will not, - cannot, - accomplish what a kindly disposition will; and, if folks could only know how quickly a "balky" child will, through loving and cuddling, grow into a charming, happy youth, much childish gloom and sorrow would vanish; for a man or woman who is ugly to a child is too low to rank as highly as a wild animal; for no animal will stand, for an instant, anything approaching an attack, or any form of harm to its young. But what a lot of tots find slaps, yanks and hard words for conditions which do not call for such harsh tactics! No child is naturally ugly or "cranky." And big, gulping sobs, or sad, unhappy young minds, in a tiny body should not occur in any community of civilization. Adulthood holds many an opportunity for such conditions. Childhood should not.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: By slow, thoughtful watching, you can gain much, as against working up a wild, panicky By slow, thoughtful watching, you can gain much, as against working up a wild, panicky condition.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: A human mind was built for contact with similar minds. It should, - in fact, A human mind was built for contact with similar minds. It should, - in fact, - it must think about what is going on around it; for, if it is shut up in a thick, dark, bony box of a skull, it will always stay in that condition known as "status quo"; and grow up, antagonistic to all surroundings.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: If you want to hold a crowd, just mystify it. If you want to hold a crowd, just mystify it.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: Many a man has known that startling instant in which Dan Cupid, that busy young Many a man has known that startling instant in which Dan Cupid, that busy young rascal, took things in hand, and told him that his baby girl was not a baby girl now, and was about to fly away from him. It is both a happy and a sad thrill that shoots through a man at such an instant. Happy and joyous at his girl's arrival at maturity; sad, as it brings to mind that awkward fact that his own youth is now but a myth; and that his scalp is showing vacant spots. His baby girl in a bridal gown! His baby girl a Matron! His baby girl proudly placing a grandchild in his lap!! It's an impossibility!! But this big world is full of this kind of impossibility, and will stay so as long as Man lasts.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: In this country, two things stand first in rank: your flag and your mail. You In this country, two things stand first in rank: your flag and your mail. You all know what honor you pay to your flag, but you should know, also, that your mail, - just that ordinary postal card - is also important. But a postal card, or any form of mail, is not important, in that way, until you drop it through a slot in this building, and with a stamp on it, or into a mail box outdoors. Up to that instant it is but a common card, which anybody can pick up and carry off without committing a criminal act. But as soon as it is in back of this partition, or in a mail box, a magical transformation occurs; and anybody who now should willfully purloin it, or obstruct its trip in any way, will find prison doors awaiting him. What a frail thing ordinary mail is! A baby could rip it apart, but no adult is so foolish as to do it. That small stamp which you stick on it, is, you might say, a postal official, going right along with it, having it always in his sight.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: If you would only stop rating a child's ability by your own; and try to If you would only stop rating a child's ability by your own; and try to find out just what ability a child has, our young folks throughout this big world would show a surprisingly willing disposition to try things which would bring your approbation. A child's brain is an astonishing thing. It has, in its construction, an astounding capacity for absorbing what is brought to it; and not only to think about, but to find ways for improving it. It is today's child who, tomorrow, will, you know, laugh at our ways of doing things.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: Oh, how an animal that is hurt looks up at you, John! An animal's actions Oh, how an animal that is hurt looks up at you, John! An animal's actions can inform you if it is in pain. It don't hop and jump around as usual. No. You find a sad, crouching, cringing, small bunch of fur or hair, whining, and plainly asking you to aid it. It isn't hard to find out what is wrong, John; any man or woman who would pass by such a sight, just isn't worth knowing. I just can't withstand it! Why, I think that not only animals, but plants can know pain. I carry a drink to many a poor, thirsty growing thing; or, if it is torn up I put it kindly back, and fix its soil up as comfortably as I can. Anything that is living, John, is worthy of Man's aid.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: For mankind knows hardly a joy which will surpass that of approval of his work. For mankind knows hardly a joy which will surpass that of approval of his work.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: I just can't think of anybody abusing an animal; nor of allowing it to stay I just can't think of anybody abusing an animal; nor of allowing it to stay around, sick, hurt or hungry. I think that an animal is but a point short of human; and, having a skin varying but slightly from our own, will know as much pain from a whipping as would a human child. A blow upon any animal, if I am within sight, is almost as a blow upon my own body. You would think that, with that vast gap which Mankind is continually placing back of him in his onward march in improving this big world, Man would think, a bit, of his pals of hoof, horn and claw.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: Though it was long thought that woman's brain was minor in comparison with man's, woman, Though it was long thought that woman's brain was minor in comparison with man's, woman, as a class, now-a-day shows an all-round activity; and has brought staid control to official actions which had had a long run through domination by man; - that proud, cocky, strutting animal who thinks that this gigantic world should hop, skip and jump at his commands.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: If you can't find any fun during childhood, you naturally won't look for it as If you can't find any fun during childhood, you naturally won't look for it as you grow up to maturity. You will grow 'hard,' and look upon fun as foolish. Also, if you don't furnish fun for a child, don't look for it to grow up bright, happy and loving. So, always put in a child's path an opportunity to watch, talk about, and know, as many good things as you can.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: What a City Council should do, and what it will do, don't alwaysmatch up. What a City Council should do, and what it will do, don't always
match up.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: A man thinks all dust stays outdoors. A man thinks all dust stays outdoors.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: Boys, at war, so far away, will naturally droop, both in body and mind, from Boys, at war, so far away, will naturally droop, both in body and mind, from lack of a particular girl's snuggling and cuddling.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: Many such an official, upon winning a foothold in City Hall, thinks only of his Many such an official, upon winning a foothold in City Hall, thinks only of his own cohorts, and his own gain. So it is not surprising that public affairs grow stagnant. Truly, cannot fathom such minds! I can think of nothing so satisfying as doing public good in as many ways as an official can. Think, for an instant, as to just what a city is. As I said long ago, it is not an array of buildings, parks and fountains. No. A city is a living thing! It is, actually, human;for it is a group of humanity growing up in daily contact; and if officials adopt as a slogan, "all I can do," and not "all I can grab," only its suburban boundary can limit its growth.
Ernest Vincent Wright Sayings: Affairs which look small or absurd to a full-grown man may loom up as big Affairs which look small or absurd to a full-grown man may loom up as big as a
mountain to a child; and you shouldn't allow a fact that you saw a thing 'so much that I am sick of it,' to turn you away from an inquiring child. You wasn't sick of it, on that far-past day on which you first saw it.