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Isaac Watts
(1674-1748) born on
Jul 17
English minister. He is regarded as the "father of English hymnody" and best known for "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross," 1707.
         
   
F
Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly, with mere appearances; but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your profession.

R
Do not expect to arrive at certainty in every subject which you pursue. There are a hundred things wherein we mortals . . . must be content with probability, where our best light and reasoning will reach no farther.
A
Acquire a government over your ideas, that they may come down when they are called, and depart when they are bidden.
N
Tis the voice of the sluggard; I heard him complain,
You have wak'd me too soon, I must slumber again.
K
What's amiss I'll strive to mend,
And endure what can't be mended.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "Leadership: A Treasury of Great Quotations," by William and Leonard Safire, 1990.
N: "The Sluggard."
K: In "The Harper Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1993.
   


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