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Pretensions Quotes

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What encouragement the apostle holds out to us.
O my friends, that we might leave all our pretensions,
and come to the truth in our own hearts.
- Elias Hicks

Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions,
a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
- Freda Adler

Pretensions to moral superiority are devastatingly destructive.
- Mary Douglas

The television critic, whatever his pretensions,
does not labour in the same vineyard as those he criticizes;
his grapes are all sour.
- Frederic Raphael

 

To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind
to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem...
ridiculous.
- William Hazlitt

They're innocent movies, and they're fun movies and
there were no pretensions about 'em.
- Alex Winter

Pornography is a satire on human pretensions.
- Angela Carter

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If you try to go beyond your interests just for the
sake of pretensions or wealth,
your art becomes less legitimate.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

Nearly everywhere monarchs raised themselves further
above the level of the greatest nobles and buttressed
their new pretensions to respect and authority with cannons and taxation.
- J. M. Roberts

The first, that their pretensions to this possession
of an art properly so called in their art of speaking are entirely unfounded;
and the second,
that they are involved in a profound mistake in their
confusion of the good with the pleasant.
- Friedrich Schleiermacher

If they wish to alleviate the sufferings of the exploited classes,
let them live up to their pretensions,
let them abandon the academy and go out there and work
politically and economically and in a humanitarian spirit.
- Harold Bloom

Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art.
Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
- Margot Fonteyn

Science makes no pretension to eternal truth or absolute truth.
- E. T. Bell

In every commercial state, notwithstanding any pretension to equal rights,
the exaltation of a few must depress the many.
- Adam Ferguson

In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific
pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
- Margot Fonteyn

We are in a position of financial and social power,
and we could be agents of change in our society.
Without pretension, I believe we could be a nice little
gardener who takes care of the garden,
and hopefully our neighbor will do the same.
Then, maybe we'll achieve a better world.
- Guy Laliberte

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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