Pursuit Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Pursuit

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The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.
~By Northrop Frye ~


It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish.
~By Robert Herrick ~


We must recognize the fact that many Nazis, Marxists and Fascists believe passionately in their fundamental rightness, and allow nothing to hinder them from their goal in the pursuit of their mission.
~By Dorothy Day ~


For the division of labor demands from the individual an ever more one-sided accomplishment, and the greatest advance in a one-sided pursuit only too frequently means dearth to the personality of the individual.
~By Georg Simmel ~


Some of us learned in a school of philosophy which taught that all was for the common good and nothing for oneself and have never, in any case, regarded the pursuit of happiness as anything other than an aberration of the human spirit.
~By John Grierson ~


Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
~By Guillaume Apollinaire ~


Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive.
~By William Dunbar ~


The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


I have entered the field to die, if need be, for this government, and never expect to return to peaceful pursuits until the object of this war of preservation has become a fact established.
~By John A. Logan ~


What we now call school training, the pursuit of fixed studies at stated hours under the constant guidance of a teacher, I could scarcely be said to have enjoyed.
~By Simon Newcomb ~


The IRA has abandoned its armed struggle in pursuit of its goals by political means. This must be fully acknowledged. Continued challenge does nothing but obstruct and inhibit the peace process.
~By James T. Walsh ~


Saddam Hussein has been tenacious in his pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and, unless he is removed from power, he will eventually harm our nation and our allies. Every moment we delay allows him to grow stronger.
~By Richard Shelby ~


It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.
~By Lord Melbourne ~


Music shouldn't be based around money or politics. Music should be a bunch of people that really do great songs together doing them together for the pursuit of having a good time.
~By Jerry Only ~


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.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


The argument that somehow we've got to get rid of minority scholarships so that we can have a free and fair America implies that we have a colorblind society where minorities are equal in their pursuit of funds to go to school.
~By William H. Gray ~


In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed.
~By John Rawls ~


An attitude to life which seeks fulfillment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth - in short, materialism - does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited.
~By Charles Edwards ~


It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
~By Nathaniel Hawthorne ~


Just as invasion is the true and tried weapon in the hands of capital against the class struggle, so on the other hand the fearless pursuit of the class struggle has always proven the most effective preventative of foreign invasions.
~By Karl Liebknecht ~


I think government has a major role to play in helping us with the pursuit of happiness.
~By William Weld ~


The pursuit of pretty formulas and neat theorems can no doubt quickly degenerate into a silly vice, but so can the quest for austere generalities which are so very general indeed that they are incapable of application to any particular.
~By E. T. Bell ~


Life is the most versatile thing under the sun; and in the pursuit of life and character the author who works in a groove works in blinkers.
~By Laurence Housman ~


Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
~By Albert Einstein ~


Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. It's part of the sizzle.
~By Camille Paglia ~


The manic pursuit of success cost me everything I could love: my wife, my three children, some friends I would have liked to grow old with.
~By Sammy Davis, Jr. ~


Lies are essential to humanity. They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure and moreover are dictated by that pursuit.
~By Marcel Proust ~


I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
~By Igor Stravinsky ~


I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
~By Barry Goldwater ~


It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.
~By Nicolas de Chamfort ~


I know that if the peace movement takes its message boldly to the Negro people a powerful force can be secured in pursuit of the greatest goal of all mankind. And the same is true of labor and the great democratic sections of our population.
~By Paul Robeson ~


There are few things more amusing in the world of politics than watching moderate Republicans charging to the right in pursuit of greater glory.
~By Mario Cuomo ~


An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
~By Pliny the Elder ~


Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


I'm in pursuit of what cannot be achieved: perfection.
~By Andrew Vachss ~


We must recover the element of quality in our traditional pursuit of equality. We must not, in opening our schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal chance with the notion that all have equal endowments.
~By Adlai E. Stevenson ~


Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles. So the real terror, the real aggression against life comes in the form of the pursuit of our technological happiness.
~By Godfrey Reggio ~


Canada is the only country founded on the relentless pursuit of the rodent.
~By Preston Manning ~


What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


Someone told me there was a publisher that could find a good home for my songs, but I didn't want to give up my pursuit of a career in the business as an artist.
~By Michael Bolton ~


I felt strongly that since the pursuit of good science was so difficult it was essential that the problem being studied was an important one to justify the effort expanded.
~By Paul Nurse ~


In the end, my pursuit of the elusive New York State driver's license became about much more than a divorced woman's learning to drive for the first time.
~By Suzanne Vega ~


Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To this I owe everything.
~By William Carey ~


One has to devote oneself to a particular pursuit. To be successful at anything, you have to make a total commitment to it.
~By Donald Johanson ~


There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


Manhattan is a narrow island off the coast of New Jersey devoted to the pursuit of lunch.
~By Raymond Sokolov ~


Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess.
~By Felix Frankfurter ~


The People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
~By Frank Norris ~


A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


When drawings of the main buildings I have designed in the last five years are juxtaposed, the fact that they all involve the pursuit of certain configurations is obvious to anyone.
~By Yoshio Taniguchi ~


But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry, was Astronomy. There were frequently clear nights when the glorious objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy.
~By James Nasmyth ~


Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


And I think detente had manifestly failed, and that the pursuit of it was encouraging Soviet expansion and rendering the world more dangerous, and especially rendering the Western world in greater peril.
~By Jeane Kirkpatrick ~


The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.
~By John W. Gardner ~


Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded.
~By Herbert Spencer ~


The pursuit of truth will set you free; even if you never catch up with it.
~By Clarence Darrow ~


You have a little bit of talent, a certain amount of good fortune and a lot of hard work in pursuit of whatever truth you can find in it, and if you are really lucky, a terrific partner and I have that and those four things worked out for me.
~By Donald Sutherland ~


While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
~By Amos Bronson Alcott ~


Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
~By Barry Goldwater ~


Everything depends on a good job - strong families, strong communities, the pursuit of the American dream, and a tax base to support schools for our kids and services for our seniors.
~By Bob Taft ~


I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
~By John Locke ~


I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.
~By Lord Byron ~


Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth, wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order.
~By Johan Huizinga ~


To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


Truth, also is the pursuit of it.
~By George Oppen ~


Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


God may not play dice but he enjoys a good round of Trivial Pursuit every now and again.
~By Federico Fellini ~


All our pursuits, from childhood to manhood, are only trifles of different sorts and sizes, proportioned to our years and views.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
~By Matthew Arnold ~


Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view.
~By Max Planck ~


Democracy is the common pursuit of mankind, and all countries must earnestly protect the democratic rights of the people.
~By Jinato Hu ~


A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.
~By B. H. Liddell Hart ~


Wit is a weapon. Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority. But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin, usually in solitude.
~By Frank Muir ~


The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
~By John Maynard Keynes ~


The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
~By Albert Einstein ~


Nature of course is the best guide in the matter of choosing a pursuit.
~By James Payn ~


I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
~By Victoria Woodhull ~


Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values, we believed, than in a flight underground. We were offering a value system couched in the language of science.
~By John Charles Polanyi ~


The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
~By John Buchan ~


Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough - that we should try again.
~By Julia Cameron ~


Today, we stand as a united country and are much closer to the ideals set forth in our Constitution that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
~By Jim Ryun ~


I want anyone who believes in life, liberty, pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force, any person, any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success, I want that organization, that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed.
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


In fact, in more cases than not, when we are rational, we're actually unhappy. Emotion is good; passion is good. Being into what we're into, provided that it's a healthy pursuit, it's a good thing.
~By Frank Luntz ~


Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion.
~By Scott Adams ~


Iran's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons, support for international terrorist organizations, and abhorrent human rights practices pose one of the greatest threats to global security.
~By Allyson Schwartz ~


The pursuit of happiness is in our Constitution. We're all entitled to have the best we can.
~By Loretta Swit ~


Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.
~By Nathaniel Hawthorne ~


I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


A wise and frugal Government, which shall retrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


When the first fossils began to be found in eastern Africa, in the late 1950s, I thought, what a wonderful marriage this was, biology and anthropology. I was around 16 years old when I made this particular choice of academic pursuit.
~By Donald Johanson ~


If this is not done, future ages will certainly look back upon us as a people so immersed in the pursuit of wealth as to be blind to higher considerations.
~By Alfred Russel Wallace ~


Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.
~By Frank Herbert ~


Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men.
~By Mortimer Adler ~


The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness, but it can be more satisfying.
~By David Ogilvy ~


While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
~By Sarah Vowell ~


Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.
~By Plato ~


A man's love, till it has been chastened and fastened by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it, is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit.
~By Anthony Trollope ~

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