presence-mind quotes

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And no one, it seemed, had had the presence of mind
To initiate proceedings or stop the wheel
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These people in high life have too much presence of mind, I believe, to seem disconcerted, or out of humour, however they may feel ...
We are ashamed to seem evasive in the presence of a straightforward man, cowardly in the presence of a brave one, gross in the eye ...
To whatsoever upright mind, to whatsoever beating heart I speak, to you it is committed to educate men. By simple living, by an il ...
We hear eagerly every thought and word quoted from an intellectual man. But in his presence our own mind is roused to activity, an ...
There are twenty ways of going to a point, and one is the shortest; but set out at once on one. A man who has that presence of min ...
A lover, when he is admitted to cards, ought to be solemnly silent, and observe the motions of his mistress. He must laugh when sh ...
Pity is the feeling which arrests the mind in the presence of whatsoever is grave and constant in human sufferings and unites it w ...
Fearlessness is a more than ordinary strength of mind, which raises the soul above the troubles, disorders, and emotions which the ...
With thinking we may be beside ourselves in a sane sense. By a conscious effort of the mind we can stand aloof from actions and th ...
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