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- n. Plural form of thing.
- n. One's clothes, furniture, luggage, or possessions collectively; stuff
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- n. any movable possession (especially articles of clothing)
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Sometimes it's telling myself that credit for things accomplished and blame for things undone* are not linked; I can say, "The reason I don't have a job yet is the economy, and when I do get a job, it will be because I am awesome," and not be lying or otherwise deserving of bad things*.
It leads one to pursue such things as gardening, beekeeping and cooking..things that take time and roots and being still.
In the 1787 Introduction to the first Critique Kant maintains this problem of cognitive grounding can be overcome by acknowledging that, while reason must postulate the ˜unconditioned (...) in all things in themselves for everything conditioned, so that the series of conditions should thus become complete™, by restricting knowledge to appearances, rather than allowing it to be of ˜things in themselves™, the contradiction of seeking conditions of the unconditioned can be avoided.
Neuter denotes things; as, -- doctī, _scholars_; parva, _small things_; malī, _the wicked_; magna, _great things_;
_Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, -- think on these things_.
Many a time I've kept a-thinking of that verse which says, 'He that spared not His only-begotten Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not, with Him, also freely give us all things' -- the _all things_ there meaning, you see, the troubles and losses as much as the gains, and successes, and pleasures.
Hospitality, and this hath been my practice from my youth upward: I come to put men in mind of their redemption, to have them love one another, to impart with something here below, that they may receive more and better things above; the wise man saith _There is a time for all things_, and why not for thankfulness?
_Getting things done_ will leave the school free to concentrate its attention upon school problems; _doing things_ will lead it afield into the problem of medicine, surgery, restaurant keeping, and practical charity.
The argument for _getting things done_ presumes adequate active machinery, official and private, for _doing things_ that schools are being urged to do.
The advantages of _getting things done_ over _doing things_ have been repeatedly emphasized.
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