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ORDER
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[ Also see Anarchy Discipline Disorder Efficiency Government Law Method Neglect Peace System Uniformity ]

Order is man's greatest need, and his true well-being.
      - Henri-Frederic Amiel

Order means light and peace, inward liberty and free command over one's self; order is power.
      - Henri-Frederic Amiel

Let all things be done decently and in order.
      - Bible, I Corinthians (ch. XIV, v. 40)

In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him. Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live.
      - Bible, Isaiah (ch. XXXVIII, v. 1)

Creation is the production of order. What a simple, but, at the same time, comprehensive and pregnant principle is here! Plato could tell his disciples no ultimate truth of more pervading significance. Order is the law of all intelligible existence.
      - John Stuart Blackie

Fretfulness of temper will generally characterize those who are negligent of order.
      - Hugh Blair

Good order is the foundation of all good things.
      - Edmund Burke

To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
      - Confucius

Set all things in their own peculiar place,
  And know that order is the greatest grace.
      - John Dryden

For the world was built in order
  Around the atoms march in tune;
    Rhyme the pipe, and Time the warder,
      The sun obeys them, and the moon.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Monadnock (st. 12)

Can any man have a higher notion of the rule of right and the eternal fitness of things?
      - Henry Fielding, Tom Jones (bk. IV, ch. IV)

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
      - Gustave Flaubert

There are persons who are never easy unless they are putting your books and papers in order--that is, according to their notions of the matter--and hide things lest they should be lost, where neither the owner nor anybody else can find them. This is a sort of magpie faculty. If anything is left where you want it, it is called litter. There is a pedantry in housewifery, as well as in the gravest concerns. Abraham Tucker complained that whenever his maid servant had been in his library, he could not see comfortably to work again for several days.
      - William Hazlitt (1)

It is best to do things systematically, since we are only humans, and disorder is our worst enemy.
      - Hesiod

Order, thou eye of action.
      - Aaron Hill

To make the plough go before the horse.
      - James I of England (James VI of Scotland),
        Letter to the Lord Keeper

Order is a lovely nymph, the child of Beauty and Wisdom; her attendants are Comfort, Neatness, and Activity; her abode is the valley of happiness; she is always to be found when sought for, and never appears so lovely as when contrasted with her opponent, Disorder.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

All are born to observe order, but few are born to establish it.
      - Joseph Joubert

Order is to arrangement what the soul is to the body, and what mind is to matter.
      - Joseph Joubert

He who has no taste for order will be often wrong in his judgment, and seldom considerate or conscientious in his actions.
      - Johann Kaspar Lavater (John Caspar Lavater)

The friend of order has made half his way to virtue.
      - Johann Kaspar Lavater (John Caspar Lavater)

Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar
  Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined;
    Till at his second bidding darkness fled,
      Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.
      - John Milton, Paradise Lost
         (bk. III, l. 710)

Order in a house ought to be like the machinery in opera, whose effect produces great pleasure, but whose ends must be hid.
      - Madame Suzanne Curchod Necker

Order is Heaven's first law; and this confess,
  Some are and must be greater than the rest.
      - Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
         (ep. IV, l. 49)

Not chaos-like together crush'd and bruis'd,
  But, as the world, harmoniously confused:
    Where order in variety we see,
      And where tho' all things differ, all agree.
      - Alexander Pope, Windsor Forest (l. 13)


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