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And how is clarity to be achieved? Mainly by taking
by F. L. Lucas

And how is clarity to be achieved? Mainly by taking
trouble and by writing to serve people rather than to impress them.
- F. L. Lucas

The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art,
because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn...
tired of common sense and civilization.
- F. L. Lucas

The only hope I can see for the future depends on a
wiser and braver use of the reason,
not a panic flight from it.
- F. L. Lucas

At Munich we sold the Czechs for a few months grace,
but the disgrace will last as long as history.
- F. L. Lucas

 

A man can make himself put down what comes,
even if it seems nauseating nonsense;
tomorrow some of it may not seem wholly nonsense at all.
- F. L. Lucas

Poetry had far better imply things than preach them directly...
in the open pulpit her voice grows hoarse and fails.
- F. L. Lucas

Most style is not honest enough.
- F. L. Lucas

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Apart from a few simple principles, the sound and rhythm
of English prose seem to me matters where both writers
and readers should trust not so much to rules as to their ears.
- F. L. Lucas

The most emphatic place in a clause or sentence is the end.
This is the climax; and, during the momentary pause that follows,
that last word continues, as it were,
to reverberate in the reader's mind.
It has, in fact, the last word.
- F. L. Lucas

CALM IN CHAOS
In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

In service, there is clarity and compassion.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

Mind is repetitive, mind always moves in circles.
Mind is a mechanism: you feed it with knowledge,
it repeats the same knowledge,
it goes on chewing the same knowledge again and again.
No-mind is clarity, purity, innocence.
No-mind is the real way to live,
the real way to know, the real way to be.
- Osho

For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Clarity affords focus.
- Thomas Leonard

Consistent physical structures can
allow unbounded intuitive clarity.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I certainly am interested in accessibility,
clarity, and immediacy.
- Paul Muldoon

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas,
obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity.
With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!
- Bill Watterson

My work is based on the assumption that clarity and
consistency in our moral thinking is likely,
in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues.
- Peter Singer

Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

I'm not much of a partier anymore.
I enjoy clarity much more.
- Sheryl Crow

I experience a period of frightening clarity in those
moments when nature is so beautiful.
I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream.
- Vincent Van Gogh

The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock,
has triumphed most in the contrary direction -
in simplicity,
in unity, in clarity, and in restraint.
- Lytton Strachey

Maybe where there's clarity of air, there's clarity of thought.
- Chet Huntley

When you take a pitch and line it somewhere,
it's like you've thought of something and put it there with beautiful clarity.
- Reggie Jackson

For me, an area of moral clarity is:
you're in front of someone who's suffering and you
have the tools at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it,
and you act.
- Paul Farmer

The war was a mirror; it reflected man's every virtue and every vice,
and if you looked closely, like an artist at his drawings,
it showed up both with unusual clarity.
- George Grosz

Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world,
A limited, limiting clarity I have not and never did
have any motive of poetry But to achieve clarity.
- George Oppen

Their spirits and their visions are embodied in their craft.
And so is mine.
It's not Jane Saw Puff.
But the clarity of Jane Saw Puff is precious to me.
- Sharon Olds

As I began to discover my own truth and endeavored
to possess it with clarity,
I became more and more alienated from that which my companions held,
or professed to hold.
- Juan Goytisolo

That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity.
So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone,
to the honesty, and the inevitability of something.
- Meredith Monk

Anything well written with good language and clarity
and honesty is worth doing.
It comes out of the same tradition as Shakespeare.
- Michael Moriarty

One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become
aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer.
- Franz Kafka

Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty,
our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

It's amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy.
- Rupert Everett

There are people who believe in an absolutely transparent prose;
with every respect for clarity of expression,
I don't.
- John M. Ford

Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace.
I think liberation must come from within.
- Sandra Cisneros

Orchestras have become used to the emphasis on the separation of layers,
of the ultimate precision and clarity.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor,
for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams,
the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
- Aldous Huxley

They place great stress on the clarity of our language
for expressing nuances and showing subtleties.
- Bernard Pivot

When I speak of the beauty of a game of chess,
then naturally this is subjective.
Beauty can be found in a very technical,
mathematical game for example.
That is the beauty of clarity.
- Vladimir Kramnik

You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having,
but it would not be a good song, in my eyes,
until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity.
Without that moment of clarity to contribute to the song,
it's just complaining.
- Joni Mitchell

The two most important things that can be done to promote
democracy in the world is first,
to bring moral clarity back to world affairs and second,
to link international policies to the advance of democracy around the globe.
- Natan Sharansky

They told me at the end of that test that they wanted
me to be a part of this project.
I walked out and had a moment of clarity where I thought,
not many people will ever have this moment.
- Wentworth Miller

Your mind, while blessed with permanent memory,
is cursed with lousy recall.
Written goals provide clarity.
By documenting your dreams, you must think about the
process of achieving them.
- Gary Ryan Blair

It is time that we provide clarity for our seniors,
informing them of the services available that will
lower the costs of their prescription drugs and strengthen
the overall integrity of the Medicare entitlement.
- Olympia Snowe

It is still not enough for language to have clarity and content...
it must also have a goal and an imperative.
Otherwise from language we descend to chatter,
from chatter to babble and from babble to confusion.
- Rene Daumal

Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your
communication skills so that when important occasions arise,
you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness,
the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
- Jim Rohn

I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity,
order, meaning, structure, rationality:
they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have,
and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change.
- A. R. Ammons

I can look at the future with anticipation.
And it's comforting to know that someday,
as Christians, we'll be able to look back and have
a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened.
- Amy Grant

Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes
that give our lives power and vividness and joy as
they are also the marks of great art.
They seem to be the purpose of God for his whole creation.
- Richard Holloway

What will become compellingly important is absolute
clarity of shared purpose and set of principles of
conduct sort of institutional genetic code that every
member of the organization understands in a common way,
and with deep conviction.
- Dee Hock

Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
It is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for,
But rather something to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off
a portion of one's being,
but by integration of the contraries.
- Carl Jung

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved.
He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
- Ralph Nader

leading by example creates a degree of
loyalty and overall success
that cannot be achieved through
issuing orders from a lofty office.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experiences of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

I know, to banish anger altogether
from one's breast is a difficult task.
It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort.
It can be done only by God's grace.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

No matter how many goals you have achieved,
you must set your sights on a higher one.
- Jessica Savitch

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
- Orison Swett Marden

If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what
can be achieved from that nothingness.
- Tadao Ando

Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll
show you somebody who has never achieved much.
- Joan Collins

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when
there is nothing left to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery


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