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Johannes Vilhelm Jensen Quotes and Sayings

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A probing analysis of the problems of evolution forms the basis of my prose.
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

Whenever one reads of the determination of the species,
or opens a book on natural science and history,
in whatever language, one inevitably comes across the name of Linne.
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

For many years I was engaged in journalism,
writing articles and chronicles for the daily press
without ever joining the staff of any newspaper.
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

The grounding in natural sciences which I obtained
in the course of my medical studies,
including preliminary examinations in botany,
zoology, physics, and chemistry, was to become decisive
in determining the trend of my literary work.
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

 

During half a century of literary work,
I have endeavoured to introduce the philosophy of evolution
into the sphere of literature,
and to inspire my readers to think in evolutionary terms.
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

There is something of the freshness of mind,
of the lightness of spirit in Linne which for centuries
has been linked in people's minds with the mountains
of Sweden and Swedish joy in nature.
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past,
but a prudent and probing concern for the future.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

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It is difficult to produce a television documentary
that is both incisive and probing when every twelve
minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits
singing about toilet paper.
- Rod Serling

After all my probing into the human brain,
I should still be aware of mysteries and come up with them myself.
- Pamela Stephenson

Naturally, it is a terrible, despicable crime when,
as in Munich, people are taken hostage,
people are killed.
But probing the motives of those responsible and showing
that they are also individuals with families and have
their own story does not excuse what they did.
- Steven Spielberg

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi PHOTO

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God is all there is - God includes everything,
all possibility and all action,
for Spirit is the invisible essence and substance of all form.
- Ernest Holmes

The very essence of the creative is its novelty,
and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
- Carl Rogers

Nature is so powerful, so strong.
Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes
a dance with light and the weather.
It takes you to a place within yourself.
- Annie Leibovitz

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

The essence of good government is trust.
- Kathleen Sebelius

Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes,
thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.
- Sai Baba

Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating
to the very essence of being?
- Igor Stravinsky

I don't think poetry is something that can be taught.
We can encourage young writers, but what you can't
teach them is the very essence of poetry.
- Robert Morgan

The right of election is the very essence of the constitution.
- Junius

And there is a difference between the essence of a Sacrament and its use.
- Martin Chemnitz

I don't see a benefit in accepting every single little
morsel of work that comes along because I think in
essence what you're doing is you're raping yourself really.
- Karl Urban

If there is one creature that represents my essence,
it's butterflies.
- Patricia Velasquez

When you see how the President makes political or policy decisions,
you see who he is.
The essence of the Presidency is decision-making.
- Bob Woodward

The freedom to be an individual is the essence of America.
- Marilyn vos Savant

The essence of Richard Nixon is loneliness.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence
and an appeal to the essence of being.
- Albert Camus

You can get the true essence of New Yorkers by just
hanging out in Central Park.
- Andy Roddick

You're always a little disappointing in person because
you can't be the edited essence of yourself.
- Mel Brooks

The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
- Richard Dawkins

The essence of a general's job is to assist in developing
a clear sense of purpose to keep the junk from getting
in the way of important things.
- Walter F. Ulmer

We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action.
- Martin Heidegger

If we need to be reminded to love one another,
then we have already lost sight of the very essence of our existence.
- Darren L. Johnson

One must love humanity in order to reach out into the
unique essence of each individual:
no one can be too low or too ugly.
- Georg Buchner

What sculptors do is represent the essence of gesture.
What is important in mime is attitude.
- Marcel Marceau

A great actor is independent of the poet,
because the supreme essence of feeling does not reside in prose or in verse,
but in the accent with which it is delivered.
- Lee Strasberg

To administer is to govern: to govern is to reign.
That is the essence of the problem.
- Honore Gabriel Riquet

The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit;
and different beliefs are distinguished by the different
modes of action to which they give rise.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

Soon silence will have passed into legend.
Man has turned his back on silence.
Day after day he invents machines and devices that
increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life,
contemplation, meditation.
- Jean Arp

Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization,
in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in
the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama.
- George P. Baker

Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence
exist in each individual of the species,
can never in its perfection inhabit a single object.
- Henry Fuseli

Style and Structure are the essence of a book;
great ideas are hogwash.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled
essence of our past behavior.
- Logan P. Smith

The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the
mold of the body and mind.
- Virginia Woolf

The relative property of the Son is to be begotten,
that is, so to proceed from the Father as to be a participant
of the same essence and perfectly carry on the Father's nature.
- William Ames

He who gives what he would as readily throw away,
gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice.
- Henry Taylor

Like bones to the human body, the axle to the wheel,
the wing to the bird, and the air to the wing,
so is liberty the essence of life.
Whatever is done without it is imperfect.
- Jose Marti

When it's working, what acting is really about is getting
into the essence of a moment in a creative,
joyous way - through whatever frees you up.
- Lili Taylor

But the ability to articulate what you are doing,
to be clear about it, and to stick to it is,
I think, the essence of political leadership.
- Chris Patten

Pretending to be other people is my game and that to
me is the essence of the whole business of acting.
- John Hurt

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
- Aristotle

The uncertainty of the danger belongs to the essence of terrorism.
- Jurgen Habermas

The essence of man is, discontent, divine discontent;
a sort of love without a beloved,
the ache we feel in a member we no longer have.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

The risk of a terrorist victory is greater when in fighting terror,
democracy betrays its own essence.
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

Fairness through leveling is the essence of Obamaism.
- Charles Krauthammer

It is better to create than to learn!
Creating is the essence of life.
- Julius Caesar

The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.
- W. Somerset Maugham

True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart.
It is not contempt; its essence is love.
It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles,
which lie far deeper.
- Thomas Carlyle

However, if the religions in essence merely repeat
statements from the United Nations Human Rights Declaration,
such a Declaration becomes superfluous;
an ethic is more than rights.
- Hans Kung

It is characteristic of science that the full explanations
are often seized in their essence by the percipient
scientist long in advance of any possible proof.
- John Desmond Bernal

That whose existence is necessary must necessarily be one essence.
- Avicenna


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