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When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

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If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

 

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious,
and they must be brought into connection with action.
They must be woven together.
- Anais Nin

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
- Aristotle

If human beings are fundamentally good,
no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad,
any government, being composed of human beings,
would be bad also.
- Fred Woodworth

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The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer,
self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed
of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

A vow is a purely religious act
which cannot be taken in a fit of passion.
It can be taken only with a mind purified
and composed and with God as witness.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst government is often the most moral.
One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane.
But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
- H. L. Mencken

Half the world is composed of idiots,
the other half, of people clever enough
to take indecent advantage of them.
- Walter Kerr

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings
of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
- Mark Russell

Just as the water of a river near its mouth,
in its final form, is composed largely of many tributaries,
so an idea, in its final form, is composed largely of later additions.
- Willy Ley

Of whatsoever number a fleet of ships of war is composed,
it is usually divided into three squadrons;
and these,
if numerous, are again separated into divisions.
- William Falconer

A movement is only composed of people moving.
To feel its warmth and motion around us is the end as well as the means.
- Gloria Steinem

The best Governments of the World have bin composed of Monarchy,
Aristocracy, and Democracy.
- Algernon Sydney

The grand jury, composed of 12 eminent New Orleans citizens,
heard our evidence and indicted the defendant for participation
in a conspiracy to assassinate John Kennedy.
- Jim Garrison

The child now shewed her a narrow and rugged descent,
made by cutting the red clay and stones,
of which the cliffs are here composed,
into a sort of rude steps.
- Charlotte Smith

Our strength is often composed of the weakness that
we're damned if we're going to show.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Here we have a baby.
It is composed of a bald head and a pair of lungs.
- Eugene Field

By recognizing that the chemical atom is composed of
single separable electric quanta,
humanity has taken a great step forward in the investigation of the natural world.
- Johannes Stark

Any committee that is the slightest use is composed
of people who are too busy to want to sit on it for
a second longer than they have to.
- Katharine Whitehorn

The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it,
is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend.
- Charles Lamb

Forever is composed of nows.
- Emily Dickinson

Don't bother looking at the view - I have already composed it.
- Gustav Mahler

Our experience is composed rather of illusions that of wisdom acquired.
- Joseph Roux

Everything great in the world comes from neurotics.
They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces.
- Marcel Proust

Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work,
reality often forces us to choose love or work.
- Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments
of its existence is composed of the same particles.
- John Tyndall

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men,
women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
- Ogden Nash

Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
- Alphonse Karr

A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we
are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.
- Caroline Gordon

My mother had to explain that one couldn't compose
a Liszt rhapsody because it was a piece of music that
Liszt himself had composed.
- Sergei Prokofiev

Sounds like the blues are composed of feeling,
finesse, and fear.
- Billy Gibbons

This book, conceived in sorrow, composed in grief,
and constructed at the brink of despair,
contains my mind's best thoughts, and my soul's triumph
over the powers of darkness.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

It is well to remember that the entire universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- John Andrew Holmes

Our political machine, composed of thirteen independent sovereignties,
have been perpetually operating against each other
and against the federal head ever since the peace.
- Henry Knox

I must say I've always composed music from the point
of view of the performers.
- Walter Piston

I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts.
- Joseph Haydn

A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people,
trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.
- James Madison

A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.
- Herbert Spencer

I have composed several pieces which are performed outdoors,
not only in the auditoria.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

There can be no proof that Blake's lyric is composed
of the best words in the best order;
only a conviction,
accepted by our knowledge and judgment,
that it is so.
- John Drinkwater

Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed,
an architectonic one when it is built,
and a textile one when it is woven.
- Walter Benjamin

Life is composed of different inventions.
- Mikhail Kalashnikov

Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
- Walt Whitman

The Passion narratives are the first pieces of the
Gospels that were composed as a unity.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

Fundamentally, American society is composed of individuals
who don't go out of their way to do each other favours.
- Jacques Delors

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest.
Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.
- Frank Moore Colby

Common sense is the measure of the possible;
it is composed of experience and prevision;
it is calculation applied to life.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

I recently did a piece for the Boston Pops and John Williams,
and I hope that it's as well a composed piece as I've
ever done for any other medium or occasion.
- Peter Maxwell Davies

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't,
and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
- Robert Frost

Our army is composed of the scum of the earth -
the mere scum of the earth.
- Duke of Wellington

Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

Remember likewise there are persons who love fewer words,
an inoffensive sort of people, and who deserve some regard,
though of too still and composed tempers for you.
- Joseph Butler

The court is like a palace of marble;
it's composed of people very hard and very polished.
- Jean de la Bruyere

The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not
with the boy or the girl in the book,
but with the mind that conceived and composed that book.
- Vladimir Nabokov

The dangers which threaten us are twofold:
First,
from the Confederate forces, composed of men whose
earnest convictions and reckless bravery it is idle to deny.
- Robert Dale Owen

A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth.
The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water.
Even so, life is but an endless series of little details,
actions, speeches, and thoughts.
And the consequences whether good or bad of even the
least of them are far-reaching.
- Sivananda

Life is like music, it must be composed by ear,
feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Nevertheless one had better know the rules,
for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases,
though not often.
- Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus

When I think back now to the recording sessions,
there is more improvisation than one hears.
It's an ideal combination of arrangements and improvisation.
Only a few people are able to listen and say what is
composed and what is improvised.
It's a unit.
- Eberhard Weber

If I belong to a tradition, it is a tradition that
makes the masterpiece tell the performer what to do,
and not the performer telling the piece what it should be like,
or the composer what he ought to have composed.
- Alfred Brendel

Many years ago it was taught that plants and animals
were composed of different materials:
plants,
of a chemical substance of three elements,-
carbon,
hydrogen, and oxygen; animals of one of four elements,
nitrogen being added to the other three.
- Asa Gray

The other classes of which society was composed were,
first, freemen, owners of small portions of land,
independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became
the vassals of their more opulent neighbors,
whose power was necessary for their protection.
- Thomas Bulfinch

There are particular images that I like.
Allegro is composed of a series of still life photographs
that has been put to speed.
There is so much care that has gone into the composition of the cinematography.
- Helena Christensen

These mountains appear to be almost entirely composed
of stratas of rock of various colours (mostly red)
and are partially covered with a dwarfish growth of pine and cedar,
which are the only species of timber to be seen.
- William Henry Ashley

Even now it is no longer composed of the traditional political class,
but of a composite layer of corporate leaders,
high-level administrators, and the heads of the major professional,
labor, political, and religious organisations.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

Know what the old masters did.
Know how they composed their pictures,
but do not fall into the conventions they established.
These conventions were right for them,
and they are wonderful.
They made their language.
You make yours.
All the past can help you.
- Robert Henri

No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses
or supermen to manage it.
It must be organized in such a way as to be able to
get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.
- Peter Drucker


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