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C. P. Snow Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

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

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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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.
- Barry Goldwater

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

Religion is a temper, not a pursuit.
- Harriet Martineau

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

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.
- Godfrey Reggio

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

The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
- George Will

The pursuit of approval usually ends in disaster.
- Chris Morris

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.
- Robert Herrick

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.
- Ralph A. Cram

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

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

Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.
- Laurence Sterne

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

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.
- Richard Steele

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

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.
- Jerry Only

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

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.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

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.
- John M. McHugh

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.
- Gerry Adams

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

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.
- Paul Nurse

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

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.
- Walter Pater

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

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?
- Tina Brown

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.
- Northrop Frye

It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
- Antoine Rivarol

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

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

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

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.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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.
- Les Brown

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

Truth, also is the pursuit of it.
- George Oppen

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

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.
- Lance Loud

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

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.
- Jean de la Bruyere

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

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

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

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

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.
- Denis Waitley

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.
- Michael Bolton

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.
- Simon Newcomb

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.
- John Charles Polanyi

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

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.
- Julia Cameron

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

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.
- Virginia Woolf

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.
- George Vancouver

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

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.
- Steve Garvey

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.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

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

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

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

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.
- Bob Taft

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.
- Johan Huizinga


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