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Productive Quotes

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Recognize that "suffering is optional," and develop daily habits
that support living a joyful and productive life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

Genius is the capacity for productive reaction against one's training.
- Bernard Berenson

The only distribution of wealth which is the product of labor,
which will be honest, will come through a more equal
distribution of the productive capacity of men.
- Leland Stanford

Tragically, the White House Task Force on Disadvantaged
Youth reported that one-quarter of our young people
are at serious risk of not achieving productive adulthood.
- Ruben Hinojosa

 

The years since the Nobel Prize have been productive ones for me.
- Philip Warren Anderson

The employee is regarded by the employer merely in
the light of his value as an operative.
His productive capacity alone is taken into account.
- Leland Stanford

This radical transformation of world power relationships
reflects primarily in the case of both the USA and
the USSR the growth of the productive forces.
- Earl Browder

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The least productive people are usually the ones who
are most in favor of holding meetings.
- Thomas Sowell

The U.S.
and Iraq will work together next year to shift Iraqi
resources from unproductive subsidies to productive
uses that enable Iraqis to earn livelihoods.
- Zalmay Khalilzad

Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but
organized against the productive but unorganized.
- Joseph Sobran

Education, when delivered properly, can benefit a lot
of people and make productive citizens out of those otherwise given no hope.
- John Murray

Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression
of health and self-esteem,
not its cause.
- Nathaniel Branden

The older, thinner, and less productive grass lands,
however, frequently can be made to produce much larger
yields of feed in corn than if left,
as they are, in unproductive grass.
- David F. Houston

It is from weakness that people reach for dictators
and concentrated government power.
Only the strong can be free.
And only the productive can be strong.
- Wendell Willkie

Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough.
Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away,
and move on to something that's more productive.
- Donald Trump

Many people - and I think I am one of them -
are more productive when they've had a little to drink.
I find if I drink two or three brandies,
I'm far better able to write.
- David Ogilvy

Half the issues they - are so polished they're talking about -
are dead by the time they get into the office,
and into the midst of their tour where they're really productive.
- James Stockdale

The most important thing we stressed is that we want
those kids to be productive citizens.
- Troy Vincent

Very narrow areas of expertise can be very productive.
Develop your own profile.
Develop your own niche.
- Leigh Steinberg

One of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code.
- Ken Thompson

The stage of the development of the productive forces
determines the political and ideological superstructure
of society which are crystallized into a system of social organization.
- Earl Browder

The society based on production is only productive,
not creative.
- Albert Camus

In loving his own productive, generative,
generous love, God loves all those ways in which that
love can be realised in creation.
- Rowan D. Williams

You cannot carry on forever squeezing the productive
bit of the economy in order to fund an unprecedented
engorgement of the unproductive bit.
- Daniel Hannan

The work that is truly productive is the domain of
a steadily smaller and more elite fraction of humanity.
- Vernor Vinge

So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear.
That there is no alternative way, so far discovered,
of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can
hold a candle to the productive activities that are
unleashed by a free enterprise system.
- Milton Friedman

I don't like to be labeled, to be anything.
I've made the mistake before myself of labeling my music,
but it's counter-productive.
- Neil Young

I could never live a nonproductive life and I feel
that I have lived a productive life as far as I want
to in terms of this company that I have for so many years.
- Katherine Dunham

I feel responsible; I feel I've got to do something
that will leave the kids a place where they can live healthy,
safe, productive, creative and prosperous lives.
- Dennis Weaver

Whenever we don't turn the ball over,
we're pretty productive.
When you're turning the ball over, you're cutting down
on offensive opportunities.
- Eric Snow

Productive power is the foundation of a country's economic strength.
- Stafford Cripps

I believe that you should gravitate to people who are
doing productive and positive things with their lives.
- Nadia Comaneci

This has taught me that being pleasant is always so much more productive,
for I know well the rewards for being good-natured.
- Marie Windsor

I was very productive as a senator for my state.
- Carol Moseley Braun

I am looking forward to a series of productive meetings
in both Austria and Estonia,
particularly what role organized crime plays in the Baltic drug trade.
- Howard Coble

A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise,
productive skill, prudent self-denial,
and judicious expenditure on the part of his son.
- William Graham Sumner

The social system grows rigid but the productive forces continue to expand,
and conflict ensues between the forces of production
and the social conditions of production.
- Earl Browder

Though I have no productive worth, I have a certain
value as an indestructible quantity.
- Alice James

When every one of your arguments is characterized an
attempt to bring back slavery or resegregate lunch counters,
it's a little hard to have any sort of productive debate.
- Ann Coulter

Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Corporations are social organizations,
the theater in which men and women realize or fail
to realize purposeful and productive lives.
- Lester Bangs

I think the market driven economic system is the most productive system,
but to have that work in the world, you've got to also
have social investments to go along with that.
- Mike Lowry

The payments which have been made into the Treasury
show the very productive state of the public revenue.
- James Monroe

Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat,
energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be
more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
- Warren Buffett

Once you get into the habit of work,
you can be more productive in the things you want to do.
- Adrian Grenier

I have a lot of nervous energy.
Work is my best way of channelling that into something
productive unless I want to wind up assaulting the postman or gardener.
- Ben Stiller

It is a governing principle of nature,
that the agency which can produce most good,
when perverted from its proper aim, is most productive of evil.
- James F. Cooper

I still believe Emmitt has enough left in the tank
to be a productive back over the next couple of seasons.
- Al Michaels

Digital Chocolate has 60% of its developers in Finland
where the sun never sets in the summer and there is
nothing to do outside in the winter,
so we are very productive!
- Trip Hawkins

In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts.
I motivate people, I hope, by example -
and perhaps by excitement,
by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.
- Rupert Murdoch

I don't like a lot of social programs either because
it makes you non-productive.
- Charles Evers

The concentration and reciprocal effect of industry
and agriculture conjoin in a growth of productive powers,
which increases more in geometrical than in arithmetical proportion.
- Friedrich List

Group discussion is very valuable; group drafting is less productive.
- Jon Postel

I see my job as being to facilitate the life of clinical
researchers so that they can be more productive,
and trying to keep the bureaucracy from getting in their way.
- Alastair Wood

As a scouting department, with the confidence we have
in our player development,
if a guy has the potential that we think they have
and the makeup and they stay healthy,
we think they will be a productive Major Leaguer.
We take a lot of pride in that.
- Roy Clark

I know there has long been a great frustration among
the African Americans in Nevada over their belief that
we have not adequately responded to their desires to
become more educated and more productive citizens.
- James E. Rogers

The wave of new productive enterprises would provide
opportunities to remedy the unjust distribution of
environmental hazards among economic classes and racial and ethnic communities.
- Barry Commoner

Whatever the medium, there is the difficulty,
challenge, fascination and often productive clumsiness
of learning a new method:
the wonderful puzzles and problems of translating with new materials.
- Helen Frankenthaler

Literally from the moment I came in the door of MIT,
it was very clear that a highly productive 40-year partnership between U.S.
research universities and the federal government was badly eroding.
- Charles Vest

For only by nurturing the minds and strengthening the
values of our children can we give them an opportunity to be full,
productive citizens, to reach their God-given potential,
and to have good jobs right here in Oklahoma.
- Brad Henry

I think that by following the route that I have tried to outline,
one gets into a much more interesting and productive
series of questions than those that result from saying
simply that Chinese don't like milk because they don't like milk.
- Marvin Harris

One book at a time...
though I'm usually doing the research for others while I'm writing,
but that sort of research is fairly desultory and I
like to stick to the book being written -
and writing a book concentrates the mind so the research is more productive.
- Bernard Cornwell

Because capitalist society has expanded the productive forces so enormously,
the social conditions under which it arose lag behind
and become fetters holding back the further growth of productive forces.
- Earl Browder

It is not by augmenting the capital of the country,
but by rendering a greater part of that capital active
and productive than would otherwise be so,
that the most judicious operations of banking can increase
the industry of the country.
- Adam Smith

Those 25 dancers we worked with for a day,
in as highly productive a way as possible -
a long class,
a period of teaching bits of the repertory -
in fact I didn't teach Bank,
I've used parts of Oil and Water.
- Siobhan Davies

If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress,
who pass nights as well as days together,
absolutely lay aside all good breeding,
their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity,
infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.
- Lord Chesterfield

We must never forget that it is the private sector -
not government -
that is the engine of economic opportunity.
Businesses, particularly small businesses,
flourish and can provide good jobs when government
acts as a productive partner.
- Bill Richardson

Our society has changed in unforeseeable ways since
Social Security was created.
For example, we are living longer, healthier,
and more productive lives and while this is all great news,
this has also placed added pressure on America's retirement system.
- Norm Coleman

The system continually has to make this choice:
it can either continue to exploit a known process and make it more productive,
or it can explore a new process at the cost of being less efficient.
- Kevin Kelly

Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds.
The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace.
The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
- Charles Caleb Colton

It was like there's got to be some way to stay working
and stay productive in Los Angeles.
TV is that kind of thing for an actor.
Unless you get stuck in one of these shows where you have to go to Vancouver.
- Ethan Suplee


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