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Knute Nelson Quotes

Please enjoy these inspirational quotes by Knute Nelson.

In the midst of these hard times it is our good health
and good sleep that are enjoyable.
- Knute Nelson

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Mess is fairly good.
It is like what is found in American hotels except for cake and pie.
- Knute Nelson

You must not forget that you have been given worldly
means to use and employ against human arrogance and wrong.
- Knute Nelson

Vicksburg lies on top of a bluff on the east side of
a large tongue of land jutting out into the Mississippi.
- Knute Nelson

 

It is with this as with religion: one usually believes what he has been taught.
- Knute Nelson

It is in Virginia and Georgia that the war now rages
and where it will continue;
for at these points -
Richmond and Atlanta -
the enemy's main strength is concentrated.
- Knute Nelson

Man is remembered by his deeds.
- Knute Nelson

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The scene was not a happy one yet we looked upon it
in the cold stoical spirit of a soldier;
a slight chilling pang and then a return soul and body to the enemy before us.
- Knute Nelson

What is best and most necessary usually happens.
- Knute Nelson

But it is neither cannon nor bayonet that will do the
worst damage to this city.
No, this place will remember the war against our government
just as long as there are inhabitants here.
- Knute Nelson

That death was near, I suppose I believed,
but I saw it only as a rest after the day's work.
- Knute Nelson

We set the town on fire and burned down every house
as a warning to other small towns along the river.
- Knute Nelson

I know that money speaks more loudly than need.
- Knute Nelson

You say that your hope is in God, and he will,
I am sure, stand by you.
But you must not forget that you have been given worldly
means to use and employ against human arrogance and wrong;
it is necessary to see such things with a broad mind in order to oppose them.
- Knute Nelson

Gen.
Banks has issued an order for the instruction of Negro children.
Schoolhouses are to be built or rented and Teachers hired for this purpose,
and the farmers and planters are to pay the Taxes in support of this.
- Knute Nelson

I would prefer being in a hard battle;
however,
I will be satisfied with whatever happens to me in this war,
if only the country comes out of this peril safe and
to the satisfaction of the finest and best government on earth.
- Knute Nelson

CALM IN CHAOS
In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha

If patience is worth anything,
it must endure to the end of time.
And a living faith will last
in the midst of the blackest storm.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be open to the goodness of life -
even in the midst of apparent adversity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the midst of crisis, boldly seize opportunity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Protect your vision.
Prevail over adversity.
Persevere in the midst of turmoil.
Passionately act upon your convictions.
Purposely walk into the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

In the midst of movement and chaos,
keep stillness inside of you.
- Deepak Chopra

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman
in the midst of this world,
where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people
as they pass each other in this flood?
- The Buddha

Pain is a difficult companion. There's no getting around that.
But, if pain is to be a companion, searching and discovering
your own best ways to travel with that pain
will lead you to the joy that you long to have.
They are your paths, your ways and while my experience
and the experiences of others may inspire you,
ultimately it will be the choices you discover
and make for yourself that lead you to certain joy
in the midst of your challenges.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Concern for man and his fate must always form
the chief interest of all technical endeavors.
Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
- Albert Einstein

The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal,
not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which
can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
- Karl Marx

Obviously I wouldn't have said that three or four years ago in the midst of it.
But I really believe that.
It's been a marvelous and important experience.
- Bruce Babbitt

I was happy in the midst of dangers and inconveniences.
- Daniel Boone

Barry and I were in the middle of building a house,
and I was in the midst of having a nervous breakdown,
because that's what you do when you build a house.
- Cynthia Weil

Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of
heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

If you first fortify yourself with the true knowledge of the Universal Self,
and then live in the midst of wealth and worldliness,
surely they will in no way affect you.
- Ramakrishna

Nothing else is required than to act toward God,
in the midst of your occupations, as you do,
even when busy, toward those who love you and whom you love.
- Alphonsus Liguori

Marriage, in life, is like a duel in the midst of a battle.
- Edmond About

In 1968, in the midst of the tumultuous 1960s,
the Olympics were much more than just another event.
- Peggy Fleming

Human behavior in the midst of hardship caught my attention very early on,
and my first stories were all pictures,
no words.
- Wally Lamb

We're in the midst of an evolution, not a revolution.
- James Levine

Art may imitate wild nature; less often does it dare
to place itself in the midst of it,
and when it does, it may come out second best.
- John Hart

The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

That's the great paradox of living on this earth,
that in the midst of great pain you can have great joy as well.
If we didn't have those things we'd just be numb.
- Kathy Mattea

A man of courage flees forward, in the midst of new things.
- Jacques Maritain

Life is like a landscape.
You live in the midst of it but can describe it only
from the vantage point of distance.
- Charles Lindbergh

Half the issues they - are so polished they're talking about -
are dead by the time they get into the office,
and into the midst of their tour where they're really productive.
- James Stockdale

When I slept it was literally in the midst of an arsenal.
If I heard dogs bark more fiercely than usual,
or the feet of horses in a greater volume of sound than usual,
I stood to arms.
- Frank James

Chaos in the midst of chaos isn't funny,
but chaos in the midst of order is.
- Steve Martin

I reject any path which rejects life,
but I can't help loving Sufism because it sounds so beautiful.
It gives relief in the midst of battle.
- Naguib Mahfouz

In the midst of vice we are in virtue,
and vice versa.
- Samuel Butler

Life isn't like a book.
Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly.
Life is a mess most of the time.
And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Let us cherish the hope that the day is not far distant
when we will be in the midst of this next adventure.
- Ernest Lawrence

We have seen the evil of the manufacture and sale of
intoxicating liquors in our midst;
let us try prohibition and see what this will do for us.
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis

Captain Fisher, the commander, with a party of young
ladies from the city and gentlemen belonging to his ship,
came one day to pay me a visit in the midst of a deluge of rain.
- Joshua Slocum

No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
- James Madison

Let us not be deceived we are today in the midst of a cold war.
- Bernard Baruch

A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst,
than in the beginning of danger.
- Philip Sidney

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing
but in the midst of living.
- Anais Nin

A little tough talk in the midst of a campaign or as
part of a presidential debate cannot obscure a record
of 30 years of being on the wrong side of defense issues.
- Dick Cheney

For each one of us stands alone in the midst of a universe.
- John Buchanan Robinson

We were in Little Rock.
We were assessing a very important issue.
In the midst of our discussions, we were receiving
urgent inquiries from The Washington Post asking about interviews.
- Kenneth Starr

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity
and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
- Indira Gandhi

A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast
alone with one's husband,
but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
- Anne Spencer

In the midst of fighting there is no place for public debate.
- Yitzhak Rabin

How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.
- William Ellery Channing

There is little doubt that we are in the midst of a
revolution of a much more profound and fundamental
nature than the social and political revolutions of the last half century.
- Arthur Erickson

Therefore keep in the midst of life.
Do not isolate yourself.
Be among men and things, and among troubles,
and difficulties, and obstacles.
- Henry Drummond

In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter,
which stings in the very flowers.
- Lucretius

O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen
in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms,
Than reign in this horrible place.
- William Cowper

Thus one memory follows another until the waves dash together over our heads,
and a deep sigh swells the breast, which warns us that
we have forgotten to breathe in the midst of these pure thoughts.
- Max Muller


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