In this post, you will find great Which Quotes from famous people, such as Julius Caesar, Sophocles, Thomas Aquinas, Michelangelo, John Stuart Mill. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Most of life is showing up. You do the best you can, which varies from day to day.
Everyone has their own different life experiences which make them who they are. No two people‘s life experiences are the same. And mine are just unique to me.
A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.
The community of masses of human beings has produced an order of life in regulated channels which connects individuals in a technically functioning organisation, but not inwardly from the historicity of their souls.
Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.
Some people say I’ve got a five-octave range, which is ridiculous. That would mean I’d sing like Mariah Carey or that alien in ‘The Fifth Element.’ And I’m nothing like that blue alien. I’ve got a range of about 3 1/2 octaves.
Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.
Drawing is the only thing I’ve found in which I can lose myself completely. I love it. It started as something that relaxed me, but now it’s a struggle because I’m pushing myself. The day-to-day sketching is fraught.
What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.
We are living in a world of fear. The life of man today is corroded and made bitter by fear: fear of the future, fear of the hydrogen bomb, fear of ideologies. Perhaps this fear is a greater danger than the danger itself because it is fear, which drives men to act thoughtlessly, to act dangerously.
God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It’s as simple as that.
I’m happy being myself, which I’ve never been before. I always hid in other people, or tried to find myself through the characters, or live out their lives, but I didn’t have those things in mine.
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.
Where there’s water on Earth, you find life as we know it. So if you find water somewhere else, it becomes a remarkable draw to look closer to see if life of any kind is there, even if it’s bacterial, which would be extraordinary for the field of biology.
This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.
I have said that propaganda, misinformation, and disinformation have always been part of political warfare. Social media and other new platforms have given it a new life and reach through which the fake news phenomenon can reach everywhere.
If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.
It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
‘Emergencies‘ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.
One mustn’t look at the abyss, because there is at the bottom an inexpressible charm which attracts us.
The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.
This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.
Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
The instinct to improve oneself materially is necessary for growth. It is at the fountain of the enterprising spirit which drives private enterprise.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
The only good political movement I’ve seen lately was Occupy Wall Street. They had no leaders, which was genius. But unfortunately it always ends up with some hippy playing a flute.
Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.
I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.
To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.
We’re already cyborgs. Your phone and your computer are extensions of you, but the interface is through finger movements or speech, which are very slow.
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.
Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
I would rather die than do something which I know to be a sin, or to be against God’s will.
The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
The objective I propose is quite simple to state: to foster the infrastructure of democracy – the system of a free press, unions, political parties, universities – which allows a people to choose their own way to develop their own culture, to reconcile their own differences through peaceful means.
How easy it is to govern when one follows a system of consulting the will of the people and one holds as the only norm all the actions which contribute to the well being of the people.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Study hard so that you can master technology, which allows us to master nature.
We shall probably get nearest to the truth if we think of the conscious and personal psyche as resting upon the broad basis of an inherited and universal psychic disposition which is as such unconscious, and that our personal psyche bears the same relation to the collective psyche as the individual to society.
In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?
There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.
The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind.
The sin which is indulged to the greatest extent, which separates us from God and produces so many spiritual disorders, and which are contagious, is selfishness.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.
Men of lofty genius sometimes accomplish the most when they work least, for their minds are occupied with their ideas and the perfection of their conceptions, to which they afterwards give form.
Power is domination, control, and therefore a very selective form of truth which is a lie.
The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.
The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes.
Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link.
Church architecture describes visually the idea of the sacred, which is a fundamental need of man.
We are domesticated animals, revolving in a cage which we have built for ourselves – with its contentions, wranglings, its impossible political leaders, its gurus who exploit our self-conceit and their own with great refinement or rather crudely.
Teaching is a profession in which capacity building should occur at every stage of the career – novices working with accomplished colleagues, skillful teachers sharing their craft, and opportunities for teacher leadership.
All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue.
I wouldn’t be here today if it were not for the NHS. I have received a large amount of high-quality treatment without which I would not have survived.
Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.
Doing Good is a simple and universal vision. A vision to which each and every one of us can connect and contribute to its realisation. A vision based on the belief that by doing good deeds, positive thinking and affirmative choice of words, feelings and actions, we can enhance goodness in the world.
Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.
Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong – these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.
One of the more difficult tasks for me as president was to decide on the issue of confirming capital punishment awarded by courts… to my surprise… almost all cases which were pending had a social and economic bias.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist‘s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
There is no greater power in Heaven or on Earth than pure, unconditional love. The nature of the God force, the unseen intelligence in all things, which causes the material world and is the center of both the spiritual and physical plane, is best described as pure, unconditional love.
Religion is meant to teach us true spiritual human character. It is meant for self-transformation. It is meant to transform anxiety into peace, arrogance into humility, envy into compassion, to awaken the pure soul in man and his love for the Source, which is God.
Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.
Music has an intrinsic meaning, which has always been mysterious to me.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.
The equal right of all citizens to health, education, work, food, security, culture, science, and wellbeing – that is, the same rights we proclaimed when we began our struggle, in addition to those which emerge from our dreams of justice and equality for all inhabitants of our world – is what I wish for all.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Men freely believe that which they desire.
The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow.
The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
In a competition, there’s always winners and losers. And I think everyone is here to win, which makes it fun for us all.
Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
God tests and proves us by the common occurrences of life. It is the little things which reveal the chapters of the heart.
If you’re gonna make connections which are innovative… you have to not have the same bag of experiences as everyone else does.
A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life, I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth – that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire.
Social psychology is especially interested in the effect which the social group has in the determination of the experience and conduct of the individual member.
You believe that easily which you hope for earnestly.
I am overwhelmed with gratitude, and my heart is full. ‘American Sniper’ has broken records, which follows such an honest path of Chris’s life.
That which is not just is not law.
One measure of your success will be the degree to which you build up others who work with you. While building up others, you will build up yourself.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Positive thinking will let you use the ability which you have, and that is awesome.
In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.
There exists only the present instant… a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.
Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.
For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
If you look at it ecologically, deforestation is high on the list of things which bring devastation. You cut down trees to build homes, for fuel, and you end up with no trees left, and you have to move on. If you take the earth as a whole, eventually there’s nowhere to move on to.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind.
I was probably 21 or 22 years old when I realized the prose that I live by, which is, ‘You get what you give.’ The more good deeds that you could do in your life, the more fulfilling and enriched your life is going to be. I truly believe that.
Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It requires you to connect today’s actions to tomorrow’s results. There’s a season for sowing a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
After May 1940, the good times were few and far between; first there was the war, then the capitulation, and then the arrival of the Germans, which is when the trouble started for the Jews.
Be that self which one truly is.
Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.
I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.
I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights.
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
Apart from values and ethics which I have tried to live by, the legacy I would like to leave behind is a very simple one – that I have always stood up for what I consider to be the right thing, and I have tried to be as fair and equitable as I could be.
Color is a power which directly influences the soul.
I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
We are seeing healing among the stolen generations, and initiatives which are enabling Indigenous people to make their distinctive contribution to our national life.
One of the biggest curses from which India is suffering – I do not say that other countries are free from it, but I think our condition is much worse – is bribery and corruption. That really is a poison.
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.
The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half.
Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image.
There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.
A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever-present panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent.
The value of biodiversity is that it makes our ecosystems more resilient, which is a prerequisite for stable societies; its wanton destruction is akin to setting fire to our lifeboat.
There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed.
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
Ever since the Industrial Revolution, investments in science and technology have proved to be reliable engines of economic growth. If homegrown interest in those fields is not regenerated soon, the comfortable lifestyle to which Americans have become accustomed will draw to a rapid close.
This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.
I suppose that every one of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.
A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.
Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
A successful society is characterized by a rising living standard for its population, increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure, and the generation of additional surplus, which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology.
The value and utility of any experiment are determined by the fitness of the material to the purpose for which it is used, and thus in the case before us it cannot be immaterial what plants are subjected to experiment and in what manner such experiment is conducted.
I feel very lucky to have grown up having interaction with adults who were making change but who were far from perfect beings. That feeling of not being paralyzed by your incredible inadequacy as a human being, which I feel every day, is a part of the legacy that I’ve gotten from so many of the adult elders.
The most persistent sound which reverberates through man’s history is the beating of war drums.
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.
It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so ‘don’t fuss, dear; get on with it.’
Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the one percent – a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice – that struggle continues.
The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.
Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.
If I see anything vital around me, it is precisely that spirit of adventure, which seems indestructible and is akin to curiosity.
We are all born as empty vessels which can be shaped by moral values.
Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.
Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.
I was never very good at school with… humanities… anything which was more a matter of opinion.
The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us – of becoming happy – is not attainable: yet we may not – nay, cannot – give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
Morality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not much to recommend it. Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
How wonderful to know that Christianity is more than a padded pew or a dim cathedral, but that it is a real, living, daily experience which goes on from grace to grace.
Whatever you wanna be, just, at the end of the day, if you’re being a good person, which is not hard to be, and you’re putting positive energy into the world, and you’re appreciative and loving to the people around you that care about you and everybody in general, then it’ll work out.
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
Bitcoin is amazingly transformative because it’s the first time in the entire history of the world in which anybody can now send or receive any amount of money, with anyone else, anywhere on the planet, without having to ask permission from any bank or government.
In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.
There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
I’m human, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes all the time, but I guess my job is to keep those mistakes to myself, which I’m already fine doing and just try to be the best I can be for those kids.
Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
The worst pandemic in modern history was the Spanish flu of 1918, which killed tens of millions of people. Today, with how interconnected the world is, it would spread faster.
I believe that every single one of us, celebrity or not, has a responsibility to get involved in trying to make a difference in the world. Our generation faces many challenges, some of which were passed on to us by the past generations, but it’s up to us to find solutions today so that we don’t keep passing our problems on.
It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That’s the only difference.
The same thing which is now called Christian religion existed among the ancients. They have begun to call ‘Christian’ the true religion which existed before.
Freedom of speech is a human right and the foundation upon which democracy is built. Any restriction of freedom of speech is a restriction upon democracy.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.
Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
I’m a big believer that you surround yourself with good people which brings the best out of you.
No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.
If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?
Revenge… is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Being transgender, like being gay, tall, short, white, black, male, or female, is another part of the human condition that makes each individual unique, and something over which we have no control. We are who we are in the deepest recesses of our minds, hearts and identities.
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
Loneliness is different than isolation and solitude. Loneliness is a subjective feeling where the connections we need are greater than the connections we have. In the gap, we experience loneliness. It’s distinct from the objective state of isolation, which is determined by the number of people around you.
Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance… the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
There are quite a lot of YouTube clips of me that have gone viral. One that I think of is of a young woman at a lecture I was giving – she came from Liberty University, which is a ludicrous religious institution. She said, ‘What if you are wrong?’ and I answered that rather briefly, and that’s gone viral.
A categorical imperative would be one which represented an action as objectively necessary in itself, without reference to any other purpose.
There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.
It is not the fact of liberty but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately determines whether liberty itself survives.
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception.
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
Some people think I am gay, which I think is awesome.
Our Father which art in heaven – Stay there – And we will stay on earth – Which is sometimes so pretty.
Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law.
Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.
As a blind man has no idea of colors, so have we no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.
In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.
There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.
There is no absolute point of view from which real and ideal can be finally separated and labelled.
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
Thus they have an idol that they petition for victory in war; another for success in their labors; and so for everything in which they seek or desire prosperity, they have their idols, which they honor and serve.
The technology keeps moving forward, which makes it easier for the artists to tell their stories and paint the pictures they want.
Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.
There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
We must exercise ourselves in the things which bring happiness, since, if that be present, we have everything, and, if that be absent, all our actions are directed toward attaining it.
Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
When it comes to social media, there are just times I turn off the world, you know. There are just some times you have to give yourself space to be quiet, which means you’ve got to set those phones down.
The inflated imitations of gold and silver, which after the rapture are thrown into the fire, all is exhausted and dissipated by the debt. All scrips and bonds are wiped out. At the fourth pillar dedicated to Saturn, split by earthquake and flood: vexing everyone, an urn of gold is found and then restored.
The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.
The concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has long been used as an effective lens through which to examine the actions business can take toward ensuring mutual long-term well-being and sustainability.
Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, these are all characteristics which exist everywhere. It is regrettably the way human nature functions, whether we like it or not. What successful economies do is keep it to a minimum. No one has ever eliminated any of that stuff.
We all have a dark side. Most of us go through life avoiding direct confrontation with that aspect of ourselves, which I call the shadow self. There’s a reason why. It carries a great deal of energy.
There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.
The last proceeding of reason is to recognize that there is an infinity of things which are beyond it. There is nothing so conformable to reason as this disavowal of reason.
I read, I study, I examine, I listen, I think, and out of all that I try to form an idea into which I put as much common sense as I can.
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either.
I want to be a force for real good. In other words. I know that there are bad forces, forces that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the opposite force. I want to be the force which is truly for good.
Do not share the knowledge with which you have been blessed with everyone in general, as you do with some people in particular; and know that there are some men in whom Allah, may He be glorified, has placed hidden secrets, which they are forbidden to reveal.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’
Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.
What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.
I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived.
Time and space always change, but there is something which is eternal and changeless. For example, the world and time, past or future, nothing exists for us in sleep. But we exist. Let us try to find out that which is changeless and which always exists.
We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
What kind of people do they think we are? Is it possible they do not realize that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget?
Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It’s a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
It must not be forgotten in fairness to the National Government that apartheid is not just a policy of oppression but an attempt – in my opinion an attempt doomed to failure – to find an alternative to a policy of racial integration which is fair to both white and black.
Although the life of a person is in a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God.
What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.
Politics is the womb in which war develops.
The truth is an objective standard by which reality is measured; it’s God’s point of view on any subject.
Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.
Think about what people are doing on Facebook today. They’re keeping up with their friends and family, but they’re also building an image and identity for themselves, which in a sense is their brand. They’re connecting with the audience that they want to connect to. It’s almost a disadvantage if you’re not on it now.
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
The true artist is not proud: he unfortunately sees that art has no limits; he feels darkly how far he is from the goal, and though he may be admired by others, he is sad not to have reached that point to which his better genius only appears as a distant, guiding sun.
All wealth consists of desirable things; that is, things which satisfy human wants directly or indirectly: but not all desirable things are reckoned as wealth.
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
No one should be ashamed to admit he is wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
We’ve definitely had our share of ups and downs as a group, and there were times we’ve faced some pretty big challenges, but we were able to get through these times, which allowed our bond to grow stronger.
If I were to be Miss Universe, I will use my voice to influence the youth and I would raise awareness to certain causes like HIV awareness that is timely and relevant to my country which is the Philippines.
In the US, there is basically one party – the business party. It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies. By and large, I am opposed to those policies. As is most of the population.
How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.
To a liar, the most dangerous individual is the person who catches lies but doesn’t say anything about it. Then the liar isn’t sure which lies are compromised.
True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.
Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.
The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is.
The Lord gave us two ends – one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most.
Every man has three characters – that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused.
To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.
The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.
I think we all have our own personality, unique and distinctive, and at the same time, I think that our own unique and distinctive personality blends with the wind, with the footsteps in the street, with the noises around the corner, and with the silence of memory, which is the great producer of ghosts.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
Before the tribunal of nature, a man has no more right to life than a rattlesnake; he has no more right to liberty than any wild beast; his right to the pursuit of happiness is nothing but a license to maintain the struggle for existence, if he can find within himself the powers with which to do it.
Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded Consciousness. Our essential nature is usually overshadowed by the activity of the mind.
You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer.
Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.
We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.
Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.
What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don’t like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don’t expect freedom to survive very long.
Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.
An empowered organisation is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organisational success.
When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.
Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind.
Prices are important not because money is considered paramount but because prices are a fast and effective conveyor of information through a vast society in which fragmented knowledge must be coordinated.
For the only way in which a durable peace can be created is by world-wide restoration of economic activity and international trade.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Beauty is that which is simultaneously attractive and sublime.
To live means to finesse the processes to which one is subjugated.
Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.
Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.
Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life. How could I do otherwise? My daughter was a soul; I saw this soul. I touched it, so to speak.
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation upon which sincere and meaningful repentance must be built. If we truly seek to put away sin, we must first look to Him who is the Author of our salvation.
Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.
It is the experiences, the great triumphant joy of living to the fullest extent in which real meaning is found. God it’s great to be alive!
Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
Only that in you which is me can hear what I’m saying.
Stem cell research is the key to developing cures for degenerative conditions like Parkinson‘s and motor neuron disease from which I and many others suffer. The fact that the cells may come from embryos is not an objection, because the embryos are going to die anyway.
Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.
I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people’s accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man’s failures.
The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable.
Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable of being.
The world, we are told, was made especially for man – a presumption not supported by all the facts. A numerous class of men are painfully astonished whenever they find anything, living or dead, in all God’s universe, which they cannot eat or render in some way what they call useful to themselves.
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
Let us reject violence and selfishness which could destroy our country’s unity.
There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.
Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.
My father, Dennis Popham, was a very handsome, talented artist, and as my mother always reminds me, ‘someone who had wonderful style.’ He was half Samoan-German, half New Zealander, and their first date was to a Fleetwood Mac concert, which I love the thought of.
Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.
That I be not as those are who spend the day in complaining of headache and the night in drinking the wine which gives the headache!
The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.
Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture.
I dream for a world which is free of child labour, a world in which every child goes to school. A world in which every child gets his rights.
You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
I’m investing. I’m taking a lot of bitcoin, selling it as the price goes up, and putting it into real estate. Because then if bitcoin goes to zero – which, it’s an experiment, it could – I won’t be on the street.
The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears.
Man is this plural and collective unity in which the unity of destination and the differences of destinies are to be understood through each other.
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
Putting forward your positive energy connects you back to basic human values which we all share. Good Deeds Day shows that no matter the size of the gesture, a smile that brightens someone else’s day or volunteering in your community, we can all take active part in making a difference.
There are forms of oppression and domination which become invisible – the new normal.
The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.
The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity – or it will move apart.
Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.
There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.
To become ‘unique,’ the challenge is to fight the hardest battle which anyone can imagine until you reach your destination.
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments.
There’s a vintage which comes with age and experience.
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
Each material has its specific characteristics which we must understand if we want to use it. This is no less true of steel and concrete.
Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.
The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.
You cannot live a normal existence if you haven’t taken care of a problem that affects your life and affects the lives of others, values that you hold which in fact define your very existence.
Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
Everyone has a purpose in life and a unique talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.
I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
The years teach much which the days never know.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
I know a lot about cars, man. I can look at any car’s headlights and tell you exactly which way it’s coming.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
I just claim to do what I do, which is to sing old songs and try to make them cool.
If you don’t have sustainable energy, you have unsustainable energy. The fundamental value of a company like Tesla is the degree to which it accelerates the advent of sustainable energy faster than it would otherwise occur.
The negative side of the American Dream comes when people pursue success at any cost, which in turn destroys the vision and the dream.
Education is the foundation upon which we build our future.
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament.
Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.
The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
I am so busy doing nothing… that the idea of doing anything – which as you know, always leads to something – cuts into the nothing and then forces me to have to drop everything.
God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.
Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
I asked long ago,’What must I do to be saved?’ The Scripture answered, ‘Keep the commandments, believe, hope, love.’ I was early warned against laying, as the Papists do, too much stress on outward works, or on a faith without works, which as it does not include, so it will never lead to true hope or charity.
Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.
That great Cathedral space which was childhood.
Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one’s death.
There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means – either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition.
The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.
You have the ability to choose which way you want to go. You have to believe great things are going to happen in your life. Do everything you can – prepare, pray and achieve – to make it happen.
To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.
The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.
The first thing which I can record concerning myself is, that I was born. These are wonderful words. This life, to which neither time nor eternity can bring diminution – this everlasting living soul, began. My mind loses itself in these depths.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it – but there is only one proper and effectual mode by which it can be accomplished, and that is by Legislative authority: and this, as far as my suffrage will go, shall never be wanting.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.