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Mark Akenside Quotes and Sayings

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Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys,
and eagerly pursues imaginary joys.
- Mark Akenside

The man forget not, though in rags he lies,
and know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
- Mark Akenside

Such and so various are the tastes of men.
- Mark Akenside

This was Shakespeare's form; who walked in every path of human life,
felt every passion; and to all mankind doth now,
will ever, that experience yield which his own genius only could acquire.
- Mark Akenside

 

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- John Muir

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The expert in battle seeks his victory
from strategic advantage
and does not demand it from his men.
- Sun Tzu

Towering genius disdains a beaten path.
It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

Who seeks shall find.
- Sophocles

If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.
- Sidney Lanier

Wisdom I know is social.
She seeks her fellows.
But Beauty is jealous,
and illy bears the presence of a rival.
- Thomas Jefferson

Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only
seeks battle after the victory has been won,
whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and
afterwards looks for victory.
- Sun Tzu

Racism is a refuge for the ignorant.
It seeks to divide and to destroy.
It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.
- Pierre Berton

He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life,
who sets himself some serious work to do,
and seeks the credit of a task well and skillfully performed.
- Sallust

Our first responsibility is to protect the American
people and we cannot put on blinders to expect that
everyone who seeks asylum does so in good faith.
- Bill Shuster

The person who seeks all their applause from outside
has their happiness in another's keeping .
- Dale Carnegie

He who seeks does not find, but he who does not seek will be found.
- Franz Kafka

In this Epistle, the Apostle seeks, with great earnestness,
to confirm the Christian converts in the belief of that Gospel,
which he had so faithfully preached.
- John Strachan

Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of
controlling them is trying to play the angel.
- Voltaire

The essential quality of an animal is that it seeks its own living,
whereas a vegetable has its living brought to it.
- Henry Mayhew

He who seeks for methods without having a definite
problem in mind seeks in the most part in vain.
- David Hilbert

But the one thing that has power completely is love,
because when a man loves, he seeks no power,
and therefore he has power.
- Alan Paton

Meyer and I have a bit in common because we're both left-handed.
I think it's great that he seeks out that advice because
he's not too cool or too uncomfortable to ask for it.
- Barry Zito

The travel writer seeks the world we have lost -
the lost valleys of the imagination.
- Alexander Cockburn

The federal government seeks to control and regulate the Internet,
but the last thing this Congress should be doing is
trying to stifle public debate online.
- Dennis Hastert

The politician in my country seeks votes,
affection and respect, in that order.
With few notable exceptions,
they are simply men who want to be loved.
- Edward R. Murrow

The Justices are currently considering a case,
argued last month, which seeks to extend the writ of
habeas corpus to al Qaeda and Taliban detainees at Guantanamo.
- John Yoo

Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use
and a finer sense of comfort,
expressed in organic simplicity.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

One seeks to equip the child with deeper,
more gripping, and subtler ways of knowing the world and himself.
- Jerome S. Bruner

If anybody seeks your advice, offer right and sincere advice.
- Abu Bakr

All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate
itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent
of those whom it seeks to reach.
- Adolf Hitler

We are a nation that seeks out solutions and refuses to ignore challenges.
- Chris Chocola

He who seeks rest finds boredom.
He who seeks work finds rest.
- Dylan Thomas

Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort,
the educational value of a good example and respect
for universal fundamental ethical principles.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness in it.
Even a flower is ugly when it wilts,
a bird when it seeks its prey,
the ocean when it becomes violent.
- Sharon Tate

If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth,
and he will find both.
- Horace Mann

The true gourmet, like the true artist,
is one of the unhappiest creatures existent.
His trouble comes from so seldom finding what he constantly seeks:
perfection.
- Ludwig Bemelmans

Love of country is like love of woman -
he loves her best who seeks to bestow on her the highest good.
- Felix Adler

Anyone who seeks power wants absolute power.
- Robert Shea

No man chooses evil because it is evil;
he only mistakes it for happiness,
the good he seeks.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

This field is not necessarily glamorous,
nor does it often produce immediate results,
but it seeks to increase our basic understanding of living processes.
- Aaron Klug

Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks
the welfare of a single interest at the expense and
to the injury of many and varied interests.
- Andrew Johnson

A woman under stress is not immediately concerned
with finding solutions to her problems
but rather seeks relief
by expressing herself and being understood.
- John Gray

Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved.
It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves.
Love, therefore, is its own reward.
- Thomas Merton

In any event, the problem in Iran is much bigger than weapons.
The problem is the terrorist regime that seeks the weapons.
The regime must go.
- Richard Perle

President Obama celebrates diversity,
yet instinctively seeks common ground and builds on
that common ground to make progress.
- Valerie Jarrett

A strategy delineates a territory in which a company seeks to be unique.
- Michael Porter

We cannot live by power, and a culture that seeks to
live by it becomes brutal and sterile.
But we can die without it.
- Max Lerner

The impulse of the journalist is to be novel,
yet to relate his curiosities to the urgencies of the moment;
the philosopher seeks what he conceives to be true,
regardless of the moment.
- Daniel Bell

Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who
seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
- Henry Bolingbroke

Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If a man knows not what harbor he seeks,
any wind is the right wind.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone
seeks to live at the expense of everyone else.
- Frederic Bastiat

A political theory seeks to find from history the limits
of the politically possible.
- Francis Parker Yockey

He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

Know thyself.
A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly.
Whoever studies himself arrest his own development.
A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
- Andre Gide

One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy,
or, if that cannot be, entirely wretched.
- Jean de la Bruyere

The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most
conservative notions in any culture,
because it seeks to turn other ideas -
uncertainty,
progress, change - into crimes.
- Salman Rushdie

Suspicion is one of the morbid reactions by which an
organism defends itself and seeks another equilibrium.
- Nathalie Sarraute

Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that
element of our society which seeks unearned money.
- J. Edgar Hoover

The man who seeks to please God is the man who people are pleased with.
The man who seeks to please others won't satisfy anyone.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre,
the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage,
only seeks to adorn its prison.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward,
but he is sure of both in the end.
- William Penn

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.
- Elbert Hubbard

The history of thought may be summed up in these words:
it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds.
- Paul Valery

He who negates present society, and seeks social conditions
based on the sharing of property,
is a revolutionary whether he calls himself an anarchist or a communist.
- Johann Most

A women under stress is not immediately concerned with
finding solutions to her problems but rather seeks
relief by expressing herself and being understood.
- John Gray

The true worth of an experimenter consists in his pursuing
not only what he seeks in his experiment,
but also what he did not seek.
- Claude Bernard

Green politics at its worst amounts to a sort of Zen fascism;
less extreme,
it denounces growth and seeks to stop the world so that we can all get off.
- Chris Patten


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