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Contrivance Quotes

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Every contrivance of man, every tool,
every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use,
of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
- Robert Collier

Related topics: Design

At each increase of knowledge, as well as on the contrivance of every new tool,
human labour becomes abridged.
- Charles Babbage

Our political and constitutional rights,
so called, are but the natural and inherent rights of man,
asserted, carried out, and secured by modes of human contrivance.
- Gerrit Smith

You're going to have to surrender a little bit to the
contrivance of how Freddy and Jason get together.
- Robert Englund

 

Government is a contrivance
of human wisdom to provide for human wants.
People have the right to expect that these wants
will be provided for by this wisdom.
- Jimmy Carter

Photographers deal in things which are continually
vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance
on earth which can make them come back again.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

People of the same trade seldom meet together,
even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation
ends in a conspiracy against the public,
or in some contrivance to raise prices.
- George Adam Smith

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Everybody has to be reminded that there's another way to be.
Another more mysterious, unpredictable way to be that's
not necessarily based upon contrivances.
- Stanley Crouch

The Chinese, by their favourite system of dwarfing,
contrive to make it, when only a foot and a half or two feet high,
have all the characters of an aged cedar of Lebanon.
- Robert Fortune

I don't think you can contrive any sound.
- George Shearing

The actual writing of a song usually comes in the form of a realisation.
I can't contrive a song.
- Gene Clark

A heart to resolve, a head to contrive,
and a hand to execute.
- Edward Gibbon

We have seen Indians in immense numbers,
and all those on this coast of the Pacific contrive
to make a good subsistence on various seeds,
and by fishing.
- Junipero Serra

War should be the only study of a prince.
He should consider peace only as a breathing-time,
which gives him leisure to contrive,
and furnishes as ability to execute,
military plans.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

When we arrived in London, my sadness at leaving Paris was turned into despair.
After my long stay in the French capital,
huge, ponderous, massive London seemed to me as ugly
a thing as man could contrive to make.
- James Weldon Johnson

To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him
to believe that the law contrives against him.
- Potter Stewart

Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins
and contrives presumptuous deeds.
- Hesiod

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation
that would operate with perfect equality.
- Andrew Jackson

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
- Wilhelm Reich

It destroys the soul to hear that you're all hype,
that you have no talent, and that your whole career has been contrived.
- Freddie Mercury

The anchors now made are contrived so as to sink into
the ground as soon as they reach it,
and to hold a great strain before they can be loosened
or dislodged from their station.
- William Falconer

But from the time I was very little,
it was something I would do all the time,
just sing, dance and act.
So it wasn't something that was fake or contrived as I got older.
- Jennifer Lopez

A character who is thought-out is not born,
he or she is contrived.
A born character is round, a thought-out character is flat.
- Rex Stout

The armored cars of dreams, contrived to let us do
so many a dangerous thing.
- Elizabeth Bishop

My country has contrived for me the most insignificant
office that ever the invention of man contrived or
his imagination conceived.
- John Adams

Gentlemen can now only behave as such,
or be tolerated as such, in circumstances that are
manifestly contrived or unreal.
- Simon Raven

Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived
to be constant companions.
- Pierre Charron

Nature, when she invented, manufactured,
and patented her authors, contrived to make critics
out of the chips that were left.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life is made up of constant calls to action,
and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
- Learned Hand

You know as a scientist that both were developed completely
independently of each other in the laboratories.
And only afterward were the political situations contrived
out of which they could be justified.
- E. P. Thompson

For the greater beauty of the instrument,
the balls representing the planets are to be of considerable bigness;
but so contrived,
that they may be taken off at pleasure,
and others, much smaller, and fitter for some purposes,
put in their places.
- David Rittenhouse

Some people are contriving ways and means of making us collapse.
- Robert Mugabe

There are a lot of editorials that have nothing to
do with anything like that.
But I was just thinking of that sense of prose as being
very responsible and perceptive,
thoughtful, intimate, and contriving a quote statement.
- Robert Creeley

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Some days are simply meant for playing.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

Age does not protect you from love.
But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
- Anais Nin

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is not everyday conquering some fear
has not learned the secret of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

We travel, some of us forever, to seek
other states, other lives, other souls.
- Anais Nin

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and,
as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour,
some heavenly blessings!
- Henry Ward Beecher

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)


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