Quotes with fill
People discuss parenting the way they talk about denominations of faith. They say, "The other camp [is] absurd, and why would you ever do fill-in-the-blank with your kid?" Then you go to the other camp and they're making fun of the other people. We try to stay out of the fray.
The secret of success in society is a certain heartiness and sympathy. A man who is not happy in the company, cannot find any word in his memory that will fit the occasion. All his information is a little impertinent. A man who is happy there, finds in every turn of the conversation occasions for the introduction of what he has to say. The favorites of society and what it calls whole souls, are able men, and of more spirit than wit, who have no uncomfortable egotism, but who exactly fill the hour and the company, contended and contenting.
It is human nature to want to exchange ideas, and I believe that, at bottom, every artist wants no more than to tell the world what he has to say. I have sometimes heard painters say that they paint "for themselves": but I think they would soon have painted their fill if they lived on a desert island.
Life is a transforming flood that fills up empty containers and then spills out of them on its way to fill up more. The shape and number of vessels submerged by the flood doesn't make a bit of difference.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Stick to the thing and carry it through. Believe you were made for the place you fill, and that no one else can fill it as well. Put forth your whole energies. Be awake, electrify yourself; go forth to the task. Only once learn to carry a thing through in all its completeness and proportion, and you will become a hero. You will think better of yourself; others will think better of you. The world in its very heart admires the stern, determined doer.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
How full of trifles everything is! It is only one’s thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture.
Letter to his future wife Elsie Moll Kachel (May 16, 1907)