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We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

 

Everyone needs a certain amount of money.
Beyond that, we pursue money because we know how to obtain it.
We don't necessarily know how to obtain happiness.
- Gregg Easterbrook

Cats know how to obtain food without labor,
shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.
- W. L. George

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that
which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- Epicurus

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My fellow revolutionaries, liberation is a noble cause.
We must fight to obtain it.
- George Weah

I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the
senses in order to obtain the unknown.
- Jim Morrison

So writing is a very, very difficult position to obtain...
and retain.
- Leon Uris

The most important function of a bibliographic entry
is to help the reader obtain a copy of the cited work.
- Daniel J. Bernstein

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly;
it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
- Thomas Paine

Many have been ruined by their fortunes,
and many have escaped ruin by the want of fortune.
To obtain it the great have become little,
and the little great.
- Johann Georg Zimmermann

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat.
It is a philosophical animal...
one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
- Theophile Gautier

It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty.
- John C. Calhoun

Where the people possess no authority,
their rights obtain no respect.
- George Bancroft

There are at least 50 cities in the world that would
have liked to obtain the Getty Collection.
- Paul Getty

Oftentimes, small business owners are unable to obtain
reasonably priced financing and instead turn to higher priced forms of capital,
such as credit cards.
- Melissa Bean

In order to obtain the goal of returning to Palestine,
all of us sometimes have to grit our teeth.
- Yasser Arafat

Our struggle is to identify the sources of revenue
and the means to obtain the funds.Without funds,
all the planning and research studies can't help us.
- John Breaux

The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books,
but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

The moral turpitude of the boys of today appears to
center in their failure to concentrate on any particular
objective long enough to obtain their maximum results.
- Major Taylor

Errors, to be dangerous, must have a great deal of truth mingled with them.
It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain
an extensive circulation.
- Sydney Smith

We're making it more difficult to obtain the necessary
ingredients to produce meth and tightening criminal
penalties for those who deal in this dangerous drug.
- Michael McCaul

Nowadays the dynamic element is more important in chess -
players more often sacrifice material to obtain dynamic compensation.
- Boris Spassky

The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire -
the light of daring burning in the heart.
The more one dares, the more he shall obtain.
- Helena Petrova Blavatsky

Our promise to our children should be this:
if you do well in school,
we will pay for you to obtain a college degree.
- Ruth Ann Minner

You will obtain a vision of matter that is perhaps
fatiguing for your imagination,
but pure and stripped of what the requirements of life
make you add to it in external perception.
- Henri Bergson

That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.
- Thomas Paine

To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
- James Allen

It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what
they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals.
- Bertrand Russell

Some people obtain fame, others deserve it.
- Doris Lessing

That every person is desirous to obtain,
with as little sacrifice as possible,
as much as possible of the articles of wealth.
- Nassau William Senior

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal;
While others,
on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting,
at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
- Herodotus

The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self.
And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only
to obtain precision of execution.
- Igor Stravinsky

Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.
- Demosthenes

I obtain great satisfaction out of using my intellect.
- Temple Grandin

My purpose was to get leave to bring my party into
the settlements in order to outfit and to obtain the
supplies that had now become necessary.
- John Charles Fremont

Peace, above all things, is to be desired,
but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on
equable and lasting terms.
- Andrew Jackson

We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible.
- Albert Camus

Few men in our history have ever obtained the Presidency
by planning to obtain it.
- James A. Garfield

If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds,
they would frequently discover that they did not really
desire the things they failed to obtain.
- Andre Maurois

Faith is the virtue by which, clinging-to the faithfulness of God,
we lean upon him, so that we may obtain what he gives to us.
- William Ames

We continue to recognize the greater ability of some
to earn more than others.
But we do assert that the ambition of the individual
to obtain for him a proper security is an ambition
to be preferred to the appetite for great wealth and great power.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Bohemia is nothing more than the little country in which you do not live.
If you try to obtain citizenship in it,
at once the court and retinue pack the royal archives
and treasure and move away beyond the hills.
- O. Henry

Every conceivable cruel method of blackmail was used
against me to obtain by force and at all costs confessions
and statements both about comrades who had been arrested,
and about political activities.
- Ernst Thalmann

It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to
accord greater license to this formidable engine,
in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with
less important objects in view;
for the press,
like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.
- James F. Cooper

Most of the results of using technical bugging devices
were of little importance for my service.
It may have been different in counter-intelligence,
where bugs in flats, etc., were used to obtain a lot
of information about what counter-intelligence was interested in.
- Markus Wolf

Why shouldn't we give our teachers a license to obtain software,
all software, any software, for nothing? Does anyone demand a licensing fee,
each time a child is taught the alphabet?
- William Gibson

By far the greatest part of those goods which are the objects of desire,
are procured by labour; and they may be multiplied,
not in one country alone, but in many,
almost without any assignable limit,
if we are disposed to bestow the labour necessary to obtain them.
- David Ricardo

Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you,
we cannot obtain order by physical coercion.
We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest,
and the commonweal, our governance will emerge.
- John Perry Barlow

The marshalling of those resources in order to obtain
the maximum war effort for Australia,
and a maximum degree of help and cooperation for Great
Britain and the sister Dominions,
is the primary objective of the new Department.
- Harold Edward Holt

The farmers in Kansas are sorely in need of a credit
system meeting their special requirements,
that they may more readily obtain money on short or
long time for their farming operations,
or that they may become owners of farms.
- Arthur Capper

It is not by the absolute quantity of produce obtained by either class,
that we can correctly judge of the rate of profit,
rent, and wages, but by the quantity of labour required to obtain that produce.
- David Ricardo

The shortage of buyers, which the world is suffering from,
is readily understood, not as due to people not wishing
to obtain possession of goods,
but as people being unwilling to part with something
which might earn a regular income in exchange for those goods.
- Paul Dirac

Individuals with kidney disease who are able to obtain
treatment early experience a higher quality of life
and are able to maintain more of their day-to-day activities,
including keeping their jobs.
- Xavier Becerra

It was an exciting time for me personally because the
number of times I've been to the playoffs,
that was the opportunity to obtain the first ring.
That was special, that's for sure.
- Roger Clemens

If, for example, all the codons are triplets,
then in addition to the correct reading of the message,
there are two incorrect readings which we shall obtain
if we do not start the grouping into sets of three at the right place.
- Francis Crick

If you desire information on some point of law,
you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes
of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek,
by your own unaided efforts.
- Felix Adler

The Divine wisdom has given us prayer,
not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth,
but as a means whereby we learn to do without them;
not as a means whereby we escape evil,
but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it.
- Frederick William Robertson

Now since France has three times in sixty years failed
to obtain practical results from Political revolutions,
all Europe is apt to press forward into new Social
doctrine to regulate the future.
- Lajos Kossuth

It the British System is the most gigantic system of
slavery the world has yet seen,
and therefore it is that freedom gradually disappears
from every country over which England is enabled to obtain control.
- Henry Charles Carey

A person's credit report is one of the most important
tools consumers can use to maintain their financial
security and credit rating,
but for so long many did not know how to obtain one,
or what to do with the information it provided.
- Ruben Hinojosa

The Iranian regime gives financial support to terrorist
organizations all over the world,
denies the Holocaust, and calls for the wiping the
state of Israel from the map,
while developing long-range missiles and trying to obtain nuclear weapon.
- Moshe Katsav

We must find new lands from which we can easily obtain
raw materials and at the same time exploit the cheap
slave labor that is available from the natives of the colonies.
The colonies would also provide a dumping ground for
the surplus goods produced in our factories.
- Cecil Rhodes

Attempts have been made from a study of the changes
produced by mutation to obtain the relative order of
the bases within various triplets,
but my own view is that these are premature until there
is more extensive and more reliable data on the composition of the triplets.
- Francis Crick

The Indians, however, could not migrate from one part
of the United States to another;
neither could they obtain employment as readily as white people,
either upon or beyond the Indian reservations.
- Nelson A. Miles

It is simply not true that war is solely a means to an end,
nor do people necessarily fight in order to obtain this objective or that.
In fact, the opposite is true: people very often take
up one objective or another precisely in order that they may fight.
- Martin Van Creveld

A lot of musicians aren't proud; they'll do other work,
just to be able to play music.
I guess that's the way it's always going to be -
musicians will have to suffer to a certain degree in
order to obtain their outlet.
- Chico Hamilton

The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good,
in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs,
or impede their efforts to obtain it.
- John Stuart Mill

Furthermore, the slaves cannot be put into a more wretched situation,
ourselves being judges, and the community cannot take
a more lively step to escape ruin,
and obtain the smiles and protection of Heaven.
- Samuel Hopkins


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