Pursuit Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Pursuit

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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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


For many decades now - and certainly during my adult life in academe - the Western intellectual world has not been convinced that theology is a pursuit that can be engaged in with intellectual honesty and integrity.
~By Arthur Peacocke ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.
~By Bo Bennett ~


Not considering this opening worthy of more attention, I continued our pursuit to the Northwest, being desirous to embrace the advantages of the prevailing breeze.
~By George Vancouver ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame; life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


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 ~


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


Religion is a temper, not a pursuit.
~By Harriet Martineau ~


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


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 ~


Not a moment had been lost by General Hooker in the pursuit of Lee.
~By Edward Everett ~


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


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 ~


The cloud that descended on Black Rock on Monday was not for the past but the future. How much will this debacle chill the pursuit of other risky investigations?
~By Tina Brown ~


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 ~


There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth.
~By Samuel Butler ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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. ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


I and my colleagues here have been engaged in the pursuit of knowledge.
~By Frederick Sanger ~


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


Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.
~By Wayne Dyer ~


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 ~


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


It is rather hard to be accused of shiftlessness and idleness when the accuser closes the avenue of labour and industrial pursuits to us.
~By George H. White ~


My philosophy all my life has been the pursuit of excellence.
~By John Kluge ~


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


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 ~


From the beginning of the Radiation Laboratory, I have had the rare good fortune of being in the center of a group of men of high ability, enthusiastic and completely devoted to scientific pursuits.
~By Ernest Lawrence ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


I'm not sure what theory is, unless it's the pursuit of fundamental questions.
~By David Antin ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


It's really cool to know that you've put something together that isn't for a particular audience. It's so often that a TV show can really only speak to one sect of the population, and this really is something that appeals to a worldwide fan base. People who are into the pursuit of knowledge. Their reaction has meant the world to us.
~By David Krumholtz ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


We hold these truths to be self-evident: 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 Thomas Jefferson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


People truly reaching across boundaries - be they religious or race, political or geographic. A state that is sincerely civil and respectful of each individual's pathway toward life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will be our goal.
~By Jon Huntsman, Jr. ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~

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