Pursuit Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Pursuit

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The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
~By Dag Hammarskjold ~


The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion.
~By Derek Jarman ~


Our nation was founded on the principals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
~By Leonard Boswell ~


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 old interests of aristocracy - the romance of action, the exalted passions of chivalry and war - faded into the background, and their place was taken by the refined and intimate pursuits of peace and civilization.
~By Lytton Strachey ~


Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together. When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles. This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life.
~By Connie Mack ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Women have seldom sufficient employment to silence their feelings; a round of little cares, or vain pursuits frittering away all strength of mind and organs, they become naturally only objects of sense.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


Whatever pursuit you undertake, the requirements should start with a love of what it is that you are pursuing.
~By Bill Toomey ~


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


We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.
~By William Ellery Channing ~


When I was young my Father used to tell me that the two most worthwhile pursuits in life were the pursuit of truth and of beauty and I believe that Alfred Nobel must have felt much the same when he gave these prizes for literature and the sciences.
~By Frederick Sanger ~


We believe, as our founders did, that 'the pursuit of happiness' depends upon individual liberty; and individual liberty requires limited government.
~By Paul Ryan ~


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 happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
~By Carrie P. Snow ~


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 ~


To many, Homer may appear lazy and a loser, but he's just much misguided. He's boorish, sure, but well meaning and, I guess, the one thing we have in common is the pursuit of lousy diets.
~By Dan Castellaneta ~


When others stood idly by, you and your families gave your all, in defence of a risen people and in pursuit of Irish freedom and unity.
~By Gerry Adams ~


My reasons for declaring a sexual preference had to do less with the pursuit of personal freedom than with the lust for pure shock value.
~By Lance Loud ~


The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


Technique is the basis of every pursuit. If you're a sportsman or you're a singer or a swimmer, well that comes under sport but you have to develop a basic technique to know what you're doing at any given time.
~By Joan Sutherland ~


Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
~By Mario Andretti ~


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 ~


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 ~


It is an endless and frivolous Pursuit to act by any other Rule than the Care of satisfying our own Minds in what we do.
~By Richard Steele ~


As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
~By Denis Waitley ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


For the freedoms our founding fathers not only dreamed about, but made into reality. It is that same pursuit of freedom today that is helping to make our world a safer place.
~By John M. McHugh ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


The decline of manners, the cynical pursuit without shame or restraint of personal advantage and of money characterizes our times, not without exceptions, of course, but more than we ought to be comfortable with.
~By J. Irwin Miller ~


It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.
~By Denis Waitley ~


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 ~


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


I am not politically correct. I am all about the facts, I am all about the truth and I am all about Godly pursuits and what this country was built on, and I am not apologetic about it.
~By Luke Scott ~


Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


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. ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Our theme for this year's festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream.
~By Lucille Roybal Allard ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


It is this, at its most basic, that makes science a humane pursuit; it acknowledges the commonality of people's experience.
~By John Charles Polanyi ~


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 ~


Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.
~By Les Brown ~


For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
~By Jimmy Carter ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.
~By Joyce Grenfell ~


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 ~


The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


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 ~


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 ~


You must be passionate, you must dedicate yourself, and you must be relentless in the pursuit of your goals. If you do, you will be successful.
~By Steve Garvey ~


The pursuit of perfection always implies a definite aristocracy, which is as much a goal of effort as a noble philosophy, an august civil polity or a great art.
~By Ralph A. Cram ~


There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.
~By Martin Van Buren ~


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


Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


If things don't come easy, there is no premium on effort. There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit.
~By Branch Rickey ~


It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving - as if it were an individual person - its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends.
~By Karl Marx ~


Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


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 ~


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 ~


The condition of the tribes which occupy the country set apart for them in the West is highly prosperous, and encourages the hope of their early civilization. They have for the most part abandoned the hunter state and turned their attention to agricultural pursuits.
~By Martin Van Buren ~


The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.
~By Malcolm Muggeridge ~


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


The insane pursuit of the holy grail of a balanced budget in the end is going to drive the economy into a depression.
~By William Vickrey ~


Just stop for a minute and you'll realize you're happy just being. I think it's the pursuit that screws up happiness. If we drop the pursuit, it's right here.
~By James Hillman ~


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


The pursuit of approval usually ends in disaster.
~By Chris Morris ~


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 ~


Even as we work to develop more sources of petroleum for the United States, we must continue our vigorous pursuit of alternative fuels, so that we can be powered by cleaner, more efficient sources of energy.
~By Virgil Goode ~


The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.
~By Andrew Jackson ~


Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.
~By Aristophanes ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


And the fifteenth century was an impassioned age, so ardent and serious in its pursuit of art that it consecrated everything with which art had to ad as a religious object.
~By Walter Pater ~


At the time I came along, Hollywood's idea of teen movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity, usually involving boys in pursuit of sex, and pretty gross overall. Either that or a horror movie. And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!
~By John Hughes ~

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