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Active Quotes

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Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Related topics: Wisdom

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is necessary for us to understand that
the only Active Principle is Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

The only thing worse than an active conscience is one that's retroactive.
- Harold Coffin

 

In a thriller, the camera's an active narrator,
or can be.
- John McTiernan

The important part of Marxism was its demand for active,
constant, practical, class-war.
- Francis Parker Yockey

I have always been interested in politics.
I was in the student union before, very active.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

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The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people,
of adventure, of experience.
The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him.
He goes "sight-seeing."
- Daniel J. Boorstin

A similar revolving fund could be set up for Germany,
for a durable peace can rest only upon a Germany that,
while militarily impotent, is industrially active.
- James Forrestal

I have my parents to thank for that,
they raised me to be active and play all sports.
They taught me the importance of staying healthy,
being focused and setting goals in whatever I do.
- Kiana Tom

I take an active role in my imaging and how I look.
- Toni Braxton

The hero, the mythical subject, is constructed as human being and as male;
he is the active principle of culture,
the establisher of distinction, the creator of differences.
- Teresa de Lauretis

I'm not a sedentary person.
I've always been active.
- Lauren Bacall

Some people have active imaginations,
but they don't know me and they're wrong if they think they do.
- Yamila Diaz

There are more active volcanoes beneath the sea than
on land by two orders of magnitude.
- Robert Ballard

In my earlier paintings, I wanted the space between
the picture plane and the spectator to be active.
- Bridget Riley

Without the Guard and Reserve, our active duty troops could hardly deploy.
- John Spratt

I shall confess at the outset that it was only shortly
after the beginning of this century that I entered active life -
with a somewhat precocious capacity for involvement.
- Rene Cassin

I'm active in PAX, which is a gun awareness organization.
We treat gun safety as a public health issue.
- Mandy Patinkin

The idea of the show is that it's active and that children
will become involved and watch the show,
but also participate in the show.
And I didn't know if that would work.
- Steve Burns

I am thrilled - I can't stress that enough -
thrilled when I see kids getting active.
- Harvey Fierstein

A real active music set, based and really concentrated
on what the music's all about.
That's what I'm all about - singing and a really good strong music set.
- Jon Secada

This fanaticism is what feeds terrorism.
And this is precisely why Muslims must play an active
role in opposing hate sermons and incitement to terrorism
and extremism in their mosques.
- Otto Schily

The fact that the internet is so active;
people can now speak to me indirectly.
- Randy Bachman

The developing countries must be able to take a more
active part in trade negotiations,
through technical assistance and support from the developed countries.
- Anna Lindh

You are not an active creator of the film.
- Sydney Pollack

In another situation, and in an active station in life,
I should have been keenly occupied, and the founding
of an order would have never come into my head.
- Adam Weishaupt

I mean you might say he had a travelling post office,
but also Barney was very, very active.
He was a legal officer for the NAACP and they had a
lot of problems after Pease.
- Betty Hill

The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform
opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.
- Jacques Ellul

Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind,
but an active exertion of the inward strength,
vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within.
- Ralph Cudworth

Most women don't play like guys do: they don't wrestle,
fight, get into brawls.
They don't know how to express themselves in a physical,
active way.
- Victoria Pratt

Experimentation is an active science.
- Claude Bernard

I have a huge, active imagination, and I think I'm
really scared of being alone;
because if I'm left to my own devices,
I'll just turn into a madwoman.
- Claire Danes

Pulse as an active means of expression,
Stravinsky and Beethoven are the two masters of that.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

When the question arose whether I, as a member of the royal family,
should take part in active combat in the Falklands,
there was no question in her mind, and it only took
her two days to sort the issue.
- Prince Andrew

Nothing is more active than thought,
for it travels over the universe,
and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it.
- Thales

That's my only active wish.
I think if I sang like Don Henley, this would be a
lot more agreeable business.
- Warren Zevon

It is the common fate of the indolent to see their
rights become a prey to the active.
- John Philpot Curran

The active part of man consists of powerful instincts,
some of which are gentle and continuous;
others violent and short; some baser,
some nobler, and all necessary.
- Francis W. Newman

I was very active in the peace movement,
still am.
- Margot Kidder

The field of quantum valence fluctuations was another
older interest which became much more active during this period,
partly as a consequence of my own efforts.
- Philip Warren Anderson

Fortunately, Iranians are politically active worldwide.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I became active in politics because I saw the possibility,
if we all sat back and did nothing, of a world in which
there would no longer be any stages for actors to act on.
- Helen Gahagan

I'm not very active politically.
The causes I work on offer immediate,
practical, accessible help, and politics has never meant that to me.
- Kathleen Turner

I've found that luck is quite predictable.
If you want more luck, take more chances.
Be more active.
Show up more often.
- Brian Tracy

It is necessary to take an active part in politics
to observe how often the welfare of the party organization
is put before the issues,
even before the welfare of the commonwealth.
- Charles Edison

I am not a prophet in any sense of the word,
and I entertain an active and intense dislike of the
foregoing mixture of optimism,
fatalism, and conservatism.
- Herbert Croly

When you become active in the system and communicate to your representatives,
and they don't vote in accordance with your values,
your responsibility is to support candidates who will.
- Joan Blades

One problem with ideas, however valid,
is that they are static and impersonal,
whereas a person is active and dynamic.
- William Hull

Perseverance is an active principle,
and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire.
- William Godwin

Leadership is an active role; 'lead' is a verb.
But the leader who tries to do it all is headed for burnout,
and in a powerful hurry.
- Bill Owens

Observation is a passive science, experimentation an active science.
- Claude Bernard

The concept of active cooperation has taken the place
of opposition to the new form of government and of
dreamy resignation entranced with the beauty of times past.
- Gustav Stresemann

Capital is a result of labor, and is used by labor
to assist it in further production.
Labor is the active and initial force,
and labor is therefore the employer of capital.
- Henry George

No one who knows my personal situation would think
I am not sympathetic to the needs of the active forces.
- Kit Bond

And still the time, especially in the economy,
is very tough, very difficult.
It's necessary to be active still, to work,
to fight, to make our economy more competitive.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

The parental, and filial affections seem to be as ardent,
their sensibility and attachment, as active and faithful,
as those observed to be in human nature.
- William Bartram

Now Herod was an active man, and soon found proper
materials for his active spirit to work upon.
- Flavius Josephus

Berkeley had a liberal element in the student body
who tended to be quite active.
I think that's in general a feature of intellectually active places.
- John Searle

Enrolling your child in a recreational sport sponsored
by your neighborhood recreation community centers is
a great way to keep kids active.
- Lee Haney

Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time,
and that stillness without which literature cannot be made.
- Gore Vidal

The church, inserted and active in human society and in history,
does not exist in order to exercise political power
or to govern the society.
- Claudio Hummes

There are not many roles where women are really active.
- Kathleen Quinlan

No one has developed active tuberculosis.
- Michael York

We have a very active testing community which people
don't often think about when you have open source.
- Mitchell Baker

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams,
but in active charity and in willing service.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I'm a civic busybody and I've been blessed with an active career.
- George Takei

Throughout American history many of our social gains
and much of our progress toward democracy were made
possible by the active intervention of the federal government.
- Harold Washington

But once you become active in something,
something happens to you.
You get excited and suddenly you realize you count.
- Studs Terkel

I surrendered to a world of my imagination,
reenacting all those wonderful tales my father would read aloud to me.
I became a very active reader, especially history and Shakespeare.
- Andrew Wyeth

We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives.
We must take charge of our own destinies,
design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.
- Les Brown


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