Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Quotes to Live By
Inspiration  |  Motivational Articles  |  Being Strong  |  Being Positive  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

Primo Levi Quotes and Sayings

I hope you find great value in these Quotes by Primo Levi from my large collection of motivational and inspirational quotes and sayings.

The aims of life are the best defense against death.
- Primo Levi

Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece
of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies
the satisfying of a primary need.
- Primo Levi

I live in my house as I live inside my skin:
I know more beautiful,
more ample, more sturdy and more picturesque skins:
but it would seem to me unnatural to exchange them for mine.
- Primo Levi

Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument.
The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone;
not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by,
but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.
- Primo Levi

 

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
- Eugene Delacroix

Our aims in political activism are not,
and should not be, to create a perfect utopia.
- Paul Wellstone

Please sign-up for my Free Inspirational Daily Email on the form below.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


One of the aims of sexual union is procreation -
the creation by reproduction of an image of itself,
of the union.
- Mortimer Adler

The person who makes a success of living is the one
who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly.
That is dedication.
- Cecil B. DeMille

If there were a science of human beings it would be
anthropology that aims at understanding the totality
of experience through structural context.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

Most people have never learned that one of the main
aims in life is to enjoy it.
- Samuel Butler

The attainment of the economic aims of man presupposes peace.
- Ludwig von Mises

All war aims for impunity.
- Michael Ignatieff

As I, as a worker, came to know them,
the aims of German trade unions were political,
and there were a number of various trade unions with varied political views.
- Fritz Sauckel

True education is concerned not only with practical
goals but also with values.
Our aims assure us of our material life,
our values make possible our spiritual life.
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Our aims are absolutely clear: They are a high living
standard in the country and a secure,
free and comfortable life.
- Vladimir Putin

An art aims, above all, at producing something beautiful
which affects not our feelings but the organ of pure contemplation,
our imagination.
- Eduard Hanslick

Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts.
The person who makes a success of living is the one
who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly.
That is dedication.
- Cecil B. DeMille

Books have become our dearest companions,
yielding exquisite delights and inspiring lofty aims.
- George Henry Lewes

By creating useful job descriptions and making clear
what qualifications should be expected,
the Department aims to help improve schools' ability
to recruit the right people.
- Estelle Morris

An ignorance of means may minister to greatness,
but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The team's aims are do to the best we can basically.
- David Leslie

Soldiers of Israel, we have no aims of conquest.
Our purpose is to bring to naught the attempts of the
Arab armies to conquer our land.
- Moshe Dayan

High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.
- Tryon Edwards

In securing the future of the planet,
we secure happiness for ourselves.
One of the aims of the Greens is to turn around the
tide of pessimism amongst the young people of the world.
- Bob Brown

If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he
pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will,
he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

The aims of anarchists and true communists are identical.
- Johann Most

Moreover, the accomplishment of Russia's aims has been
greatly simplified by the fact that we have heretofore
offered the world no practical antidote for the Russian poison.
- James Forrestal

Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious
instrument in the attainment of the historic,
universal, aims of humanity.
- Leo Tolstoy

Architecture aims at Eternity.
- Christopher Wren

Envy aims very high.
- Ovid

After all, C++ isn't a perfect match for Java's design aims either.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

If my poetry aims to achieve anything,
it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.
- Jim Morrison

Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism.
Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish,
wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award.
These are the true aims and duties of criticism.
- William Gilmore Simms

Where words can be translated into equivalent words,
the style of an original can be closely followed;
but no translation which aims at being written in normal
English can reproduce the style of Aristotle.
- Gilbert Murray

The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State,
of its essence, its functions, and its aims.
For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative.
- Benito Mussolini

The great leaders of the second world war alliance,
Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill,
understood the twin sides of destruction and salvation.
Their war aims were not only to defeat fascism,
but to create a world of shared prosperity.
- Jeffrey Sachs

Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed
harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors.
Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the
ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness.
- Marshall McLuhan

What an immense power over the life is the power of
possessing distinct aims.
The voice, the dress, the look, the very motion of a person,
define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Human education is concerned with certain changes in the intellects,
characters and behavior of men, its problems being
roughly included under these four topics:
Aims,
materials, means and methods.
- Edward Thorndike

In most communities it is illegal
to cry "fire" in a crowded assembly.
Should it not be considered serious international misconduct
to manufacture a general war scare
in an effort to achieve local political aims?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is no possible negotiation with these killers.
Our aim is to win over terrorism.
Only by being firm we can stop terrorism.
We must be firm fighting the terrorists and opposing
the final aims they want to achieve.
- Jose Maria Aznar

When it aims to express a love of the world it refuses
to conceal the many reasons why the world is hard to love,
though we must love it because we have no other,
and to fail to love it is not to exist at all.
- Mark Van Doren

I had earlier concluded that a war with Iraq would
be a distraction from the successful and expeditious
completion of our aims in Afghanistan.
Now I had come to question whether the White House was telling the truth.
- Bob Graham

Something new has happened: For the first time in German
history our fatherland is guided by a plan that considers
only the needs of the people,
and aims at building prosperity and reconstructing of our fatherland.
- Walter Ulbricht

It is one of the aims of linguistics to define itself,
to recognise what belongs within its domain.
In those cases where it relies upon psychology,
it will do so indirectly, remaining independent.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

Some people suggest that the problem is the separation of powers.
If you had a parliamentary system, the struggle for
power would not result in such complex peace treaties
that empower so many different people to pursue so many contradictory aims.
- James Q. Wilson

Whatever I have tried to do in life,
I have tried with all my heart to do it well;
whatever I have devoted myself to,
I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and
in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.
- Charles Dickens

All that a good government aims at...
is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the
force of its own unavoidable consequences,
and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social
inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities.
- James F. Cooper

This means that the search for a formula of European
cooperation in connection with the League of Nations,
far from weakening the authority of this latter must
and can only tend to strengthen it,
for it is closely connected with its aims.
- Aristide Briand

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims,
one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms,
like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
- George Orwell

Life is not about perfection -
or a quest for perfection.
Life is about enjoying what we have -
for as long as we have it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward
is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns,
or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

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

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
- William Faulkner

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those
who cannot attain it in anything.
- Gustave Flaubert

The perfection of art is to conceal art.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems,
in my opinion, to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
- Michelangelo

Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure
the inner perfection of his own personality.
- Albert Schweitzer

There is a danger of changing too much in the search for perfection.
- Agnetha Faltskog

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

Perfection is immutable.
But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.
- Owen Feltham

I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.
- Albrecht Druer

Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now,
or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice,
selfishness, ambition, and injustice.
- Elihu Root

Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet
never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.
- Albert Pike


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: Primo Levi Quotes and Sayings.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 


Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.



All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy, our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.