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Ingenuity Quotes

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Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Wisdom Live-By Success Perseverance

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

 

If you are going to have to play defense all the time,
you cannot have the kind of ingenuity,
assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which
is what has made our country strong.
- Arlen Specter

Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable
and amusing than much money without ingenuity.
- Arnold Bennett

I don't want to write formula.
I don't want to crank these books out like sausages.
Every book is different, which takes a hell of a lot of ingenuity on my part.
- Sue Grafton

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Instead of begging OPEC to drop its oil prices,
let's use American leadership and ingenuity to solve our own energy problems.
- Pete Domenici

Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful;
there are certain errors of such ingenuity that one
could regret their not ranking among the achievements of the human mind.
- Jean Rostand

Theology in general seems to me a substitution of human
ingenuity for divine wisdom.
- Julia Ward Howe

Anybody who has any doubt about the ingenuity or the
resourcefulness of a plumber never got a bill from one.
- George Meany

Those who are born of parents broken with old age,
or of such as are not yet ripe or are too young,
or of drunkards, soft or effeminate men,
want a great and liberal ingenuity or wit.
- Thomas Willis

Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically
as the exercise of a combination of two facilities,
which we may call intuition and ingenuity.
- Alan Turing

Regardless of who originally made it popular,
any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and
imagination of other musicians and performers.
- Les Baxter

And, as if nature were protecting man against his own ingenuity,
the reproductive processes were affected for a time;
men became sterile,
women had miscarriages, menstruation stopped.
- John Hersey

Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt,
and the other half to avoid paying it.
- George Dennison Prentice

Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce
accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets.
- Thomas Sowell

Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.
- Bob Richards

A common mistake that people make when trying to design
something completely foolproof is to underestimate
the ingenuity of complete fools.
- Douglas Adams

We need American sources of resources,
we need American energy, brought to you by American
ingenuity and produced by American workers.
- Sarah Palin

With millions of family wage manufacturing jobs lost since 2001,
we need an energy bill that takes bold action to tap
into American ingenuity in order to lead the world
in new clean energy technology,
rather than playing catch-up to the Japanese,
Danish, and Germans.
- Jay Inslee

Our decade of change has unleashed the ingenuity,
creativity, and character of the most extraordinary people in the world -
the people of this state,
who come from every corner of the globe.
- George E. Pataki

Basically, if you could get a good trailer out of the script,
Roger had no objection to you making a really good movie.
He liked it if you did.
He liked the more cleverness and ingenuity you could bring to it.
He just wasn't going to give you any more money.
- John Sayles

Men were only made into "men" with great difficulty
even in primitive society:
the male is not naturally "a man" any more than the woman.
He has to be propped up into that position with some ingenuity,
and is always likely to collapse.
- Wyndham Lewis

Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold,
they could hardly satisfy the avarice of a woman...
You can more easily scratch a diamond with your fingernail
than you can by any human ingenuity get a woman to
consent to giving any of her savings.
- Andreas Capellanus

Onstage, I was never the ingenue.
- Kristen Johnston

I've never wanted to be the ingenue.
- Debi Mazar

In my fantasies, I always wanted to play the ingenue,
but in reality, in my bones, I am so used to playing
the grandmother that I don't feel safe or even sure that I can do it.
- Camryn Manheim

I could never play the ingenue, the girl next door
or the very successful young doctor.
That would be a bore.
- Jennifer Jason Leigh

I spend a lot of time at my son's school and I really
wanted to do a movie that the kids could see.
The good thing about being my age and not having to
be the ingenue anymore is that I get to be a mom.
I get to have kids in my movies.
- Virginia Madsen

I've never wanted to be the ingenue.
Now that I'm getting into my forties,
I think my time as a woman has arrived;
I think I might have a new moment in my career.
I have that drive left - just for a little while.
- Debi Mazar

Character roles definitely age better than your ingenues.
You don't get to keep doing that.
- Catherine O'Hara

I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition,
but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
- Jean Rostand

An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
- Walter Savage Landor

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap,
but by the seeds that you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

You go against yourself when you
judge or blame yourself for anything
- don Miguel Ruiz

When you are impeccable, you take
responsibility for your actions,
but you do not judge or blame yourself.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others,
I can see them as teachers.
- Gerald Jampolsky

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Judge your natural character
by what you do in your dreams.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

You can easily judge the character of others
by how they treat those who can
do nothing for them or to them.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

I Resist the Temptation to Judge Others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest battle of all is simply... Life.
This is no child's game. This is the big one -
the Super Bowl - the Game of all games.
The rules of Life are unwritten and unknown.
Perhaps, one could say that there are no rules.
The Judge has ultimate power.
She can call the game at any time - for any reason.
The penalties in the Game are completely arbitrary -
in both timing and severity.
Penalty for what, we ask?
The Judge is silent.
How can I win the Game?
"You can never win," comes the answer,
"So just take pleasure in playing the Game."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

When you are tempted to judge,
may you be reminded that we are ALL ONE,
and that every thought you think reverberates
across the universe touching everyone and everything.
- from the Simple Truths movie May You Be Blessed

Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a
judge that Nixon wants back.
- William O. Douglas

I was married by a judge.
I should have asked for a jury.
- Groucho Marx

Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The very essence of the creative is its novelty,
and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
- Carl Rogers

If life is a trial, who is the judge and jury?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway
is usually a poor judge of distance.
- Laurence J. Peter

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence;
but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Don't judge me.
I made a lot of money.
- Samantha Bee

If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney,
judge, jury, and hangman.
- Luther Burbank

You can judge a leader by the size of the problem he tackles.
Other people can cope with the waves,
it's his job to watch the tide.
- Antony Jay

The judge is forced for the most part to reach his
audience through the medium of the press whose reporting
of judicial decisions is all too often inaccurate and superficial.
- Irving R. Kaufman

Time is the fairest and toughest judge.
- Edgar Quinet

A building is hard to judge.
It takes many years to find out whether it works.
It's not as simple as asking the people in the office whether they like it.
- Helmut Jahn

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
- Sally Field

All the world is competent to judge my pictures except
those who are of my profession.
- William Hogarth

I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee.
- Burt Lancaster

Each of us seems to have a main focus,
a particular idea of practicality - a concept of 'what
we want out of life' against which we judge our experiences.
- Jane Roberts

Never judge a work of art by its defects.
- Washington Allston


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