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Knack Quotes

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Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

Related topics: Wisdom

Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that
we don't have to experience it.
- Max Frisch

I have the knack of easing scruples.
- Moliere

The greatest manager has a knack for making ballplayers
think they are better than they think they are.
- Reggie Jackson

 

Some teachers just have a knack for working with autistic children.
Other teachers do not have it.
- Temple Grandin

I seem to have a knack for picking movies that go on to be cult favorites.
- Kurt Russell

I've been told by the prosecutors and by my own attorneys
I should go to law school.
I guess I have a knack for it.
- Monica Lewinsky

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The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
- Douglas Adams

Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value,
to engage you to substantial gratitude.
We thank them for nothing.
- Charles Lamb

Comedy is just to me, maybe it's a natural knack,
if I can see where the joke is in the writing and I
can see where the setup is and I can tell this is the way to make it.
- Matt LeBlanc

School, I never truly got the knack of.
I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Stupidity has a knack of getting its way.
- Albert Camus

The ancient Greeks have a knack of wrapping truths in myths.
- George Lloyd

Writers have to have a knack for listening.
I need to be able to hear what is being said to me by the voices I create.
- Jeanette Winterson

Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.
- J. K. Rowling

They are deceptively simple.
I admit that.
But for me, all my life I try to simplify things.
As a child in school, things were very hard for me to understand often,
and I developed a knack, I think.
I developed a process to simplify things so I would understand them.
- Eric Carle

We are all human beings with our own little knick-knacks
and ways of doing things.
- Bernhard Langer

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious,
one should preserve it.
- Anais Nin

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake
is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
- Pema Chodron

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive
and potentially orderly and constructive.
- Margaret Mead

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

Every human life contains a potential,
if that potential is not fulfilled,
then that life was wasted...
- Carl Jung

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)

In the arena of human life,
the honors and rewards fall to those
who show their good qualities in action.
- Aristotle

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Divine love will meet all human needs
- Mary Baker Eddy

The greatest force in the human body
is the natural drive of the body to heal itself -
but that force in not independent of the belief system.
Everything begins with belief.
What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
- Norman Cousins

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer


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