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Practical Quotes

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Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

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The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life.
If it be true that optimism compels the world forward,
and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to
propagate a pessimistic philosophy.
- Helen Keller

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

"Being practical" is the antithesis of having faith and love.
"Being practical" is an expression of fear.
When you live from love and faith, you will be compassionate,
confident, and loving -- and no longer feel the need to "be practical."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.
- William S. Burroughs

We require from buildings two kinds of goodness:
first,
the doing their practical duty well:
then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
- John Ruskin

I design for real people.
I think of our customers all the time.
There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing
or accessories that are not practical.
- Giorgio Armani

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Rounding to the nearest cent is sufficiently accurate for practical purposes.
- Alexander John Ellis

Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in
business but above all...
good design must primarily serve people.
- Thomas J. Watson

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs
and does not help to solve them, is no religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Technical know-how of the experts must be transformed
into practical do-how of the people.
- Jimmy Yen

In the practical world of computing,
it is rather uncommon that a program,
once it performs correctly and satisfactorily,
remains unchanged forever.
- Niklaus Wirth

I am very down to earth and practical.
- Ashley Olsen

There is no sea more dangerous than the ocean of practical
politics none in which there is more need of good pilotage and of a single,
unfaltering purpose when the waves rise high.
- Thomas Huxley

Zac Efron is like a brother who's just goofy and crazy.
He plays a lot of practical jokes.
- Ashley Tisdale

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
- Henry B. Adams

The Faculty of Technology of Tohoku University is renowned
for its tradition of practical studies.
- Koichi Tanaka

Whatever the practical value of the Walden experiment may be,
there is no question that the book is one of the most
vital and pithy ever written.
- Edward Carpenter

Even for practical purposes theory generally turns
out the most important thing in the end.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I'm not very active politically.
The causes I work on offer immediate,
practical, accessible help, and politics has never meant that to me.
- Kathleen Turner

I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience,
not just because of their wisdom in marketing,
but mainly because of their integrity.
- Arthur Cohn

Life is too short not to do a little practical joking.
- Krista Allen

Theoretical principals must sometimes give way for
the sake of practical advantages.
- William Pitt

A practical botanist will distinguish at the first
glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe
and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them.
- Carolus Linnaeus

In other words, the better they did on the IQ test,
the worse they did on the practical test and the better
they did on the practical tests,
the worse they did on the IQ test.
- Robert Sternberg

Moreover, the accomplishment of Russia's aims has been
greatly simplified by the fact that we have heretofore
offered the world no practical antidote for the Russian poison.
- James Forrestal

A practical part of my teaching is to provide demonstrative,
hands-on experiences.
- Edward Tufte

The study and knowledge of the universe would somehow
be lame and defective were no practical results to follow.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

We need to tap the resource of current and retiring
science and math professionals that have both content
mastery and the practical experience to serve as effective teachers.
- Cathy McMorris

The longer mathematics lives the more abstract -
and therefore,
possibly also the more practical - it becomes.
- E. T. Bell

Each individual fact, taken by itself,
can indeed arouse our curiosity or our astonishment,
or be useful to us in its practical applications.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

The thing is, I'm a very practical filmmaker.
- Stanley Tucci

Energetic action on debt would make a radical difference
to the prospects of many of the poorest countries in the world,
at no practical cost to creditor countries.
- Kenneth Clarke

I take a very practical view of raising children.
I put a sign in each of their rooms:
"Checkout Time is 18 years."
- Erma Bombeck

Socialism is practical, in the best sense of the term;
a living,
vital force of inestimable value to society.
- Daniel De Leon

The moral and spiritual aspects of both personal and
international relationships have a practical bearing
which so-called practical men deny.
- Henry A. Wallace

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety)
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins,
all of them imaginary.
- H. L. Mencken

I have written about 10 books, all just practical encouragement for moms.
- Lisa Whelchel

Ohioans are practical.
We're a can-do people.
Give us a problem, we'll give you a solution.
- Bob Taft

Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical
efforts to secure the desired end.
- George Santayana

Besides the practical knowledge which defeat offers,
there are important personality profits to be taken.
- William Moulton Marston

Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe,
the practical with the desirable.
- Donna Karan

For all practical purposes I left home when I was 7.
- Jean Stafford

History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action,
like practical life, and if you don't use the stuff well,
it might as well be dead.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

If our dreams were more regular, more connected,
more stable, they would also have more practical importance for us.
- Ernst Mach

It is of practical value to learn to like yourself.
Since you must spend so much time with yourself you
might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
- Norman Vincent Peale

We seek to emphasize those practical things that we have in common.
- Australian Prime Minister John Howard

In practical terms the South Pointing Chariot was a simple direction finder.
It could have been made to point in any direction -
north,
south, east or west.
- Kit Williams

A Swedish newspaper reporter called and said,
You've been awarded the Prize.
I was quite sure it was a practical joke.
- Joshua Lederberg

The important part of Marxism was its demand for active,
constant, practical, class-war.
- Francis Parker Yockey

There may be the kinds of things that you may find interesting,
but then there's also the practical reality of needing
to make a living and this is what you have to choose from.
- Jeffrey Jones

The purpose of this study is to offer a logical,
practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God
from a purely scientific perspective.
- John Clayton

I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge
all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim.
Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
- Susan B. Anthony

Dream more than others think practical.
- Howard Schultz

The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.
- James Anthony Froude

The ultimate creative capacity of the brain may be,
for all practical purposes, infinite.
- George Leonard

The theoretical understanding of the world,
which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of
great practical importance to animals,
or to savages, or even to most civilised men.
- Bertrand Russell

Poets, in their way, are practical men;
they are interested in results.
- Allen Tate

In Socrates' thought the two marks of individual self-consciousness appear;
it is practical and it is social.
- James M. Baldwin

So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning,
however small, for it is wonderful how often in such
matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.
- Florence Nightingale

In the practical art of war, the best thing of all
is to take the enemy's country whole and intact;
to shatter and destroy it is not so good.
- Sun Tzu

Intended to serve as an introduction to both the linguistic
and also the practical study of spoken English.
- Henry Sweet

When you are on assignment, film is the least expensive
thing in a very practical sense.
Your time, the person's time, turns out to be the most valuable thing.
- Annie Leibovitz

The leader has to be practical and a realist,
yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
- Eric Hoffer

Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends,
not a game of chess.
- Felix Frankfurter

Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have
been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit
of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view.
- Max Planck

I never really was much of a practical jokester or anything.
- Kristanna Loken

Our age is before all things a practical one.
It demands of us all clear and tangible results of our work.
- Theodor Svedberg

It is difficult for me to believe that quantum mechanics,
working very well for currently practical set-ups,
will nevertheless fail badly with improvements in counter efficiency.
- John S. Bell

Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time.
Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen.
Women reach theirs at thirty-five.
Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?
- Rita Rudner


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