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Pursuit Quotes

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The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Related topics: Values Government Political Peace Value

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase:
if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
- C. P. Snow

 

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit
that still carries any reward.
- John Maynard Keynes

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The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity
in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
- Albert Einstein

Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.
- Aristophanes

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny,
we will continue to grow.
We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom.
It happens in its own time.
- Denis Waitley

Music shouldn't be based around money or politics.
Music should be a bunch of people that really do great
songs together doing them together for the pursuit of having a good time.
- Jerry Only

What we now call school training, the pursuit of fixed
studies at stated hours under the constant guidance of a teacher,
I could scarcely be said to have enjoyed.
- Simon Newcomb

A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is
the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame;
life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work.
- Jean de la Bruyere

If things don't come easy, there is no premium on effort.
There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit.
- Branch Rickey

Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth,
pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin.
- Desiderius Erasmus

I am about to be married, and am of course in all the
misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.
- Lord Byron

Democracy is the common pursuit of mankind,
and all countries must earnestly protect the democratic rights of the people.
- Jinato Hu

Religion is a temper, not a pursuit.
- Harriet Martineau

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.
And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
That's all.
It doesn't guarantee our rights to charity.
- Jesse Ventura

The pursuit, even of the best things,
ought to be calm and tranquil.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

We have a history of gender and racial bias on our
court that continues to undermine the system.
Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic
to the pursuit of justice.
- Anita Hill

My reasons for declaring a sexual preference had to
do less with the pursuit of personal freedom than with
the lust for pure shock value.
- Lance Loud

Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.
- Laurence Sterne

Perfectionism is not a quest for the best.
It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves,
the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough -
that we should try again.
- Julia Cameron

Your ability to communicate is an important tool in
your pursuit of your goals,
whether it is with your family, your co-workers or
your clients and customers.
- Les Brown

The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
- Matthew Arnold

Canada is the only country founded on the relentless pursuit of the rodent.
- Preston Manning

Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.
- Frank Herbert

In the end, my pursuit of the elusive New York State
driver's license became about much more than a divorced
woman's learning to drive for the first time.
- Suzanne Vega

The pursuit of approval usually ends in disaster.
- Chris Morris

It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving -
as if it were an individual person -
its own ends.
History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends.
- Karl Marx

Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together.
When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles.
This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life.
- Connie Mack

Truth, also is the pursuit of it.
- George Oppen

When others stood idly by, you and your families gave your all,
in defence of a risen people and in pursuit of Irish freedom and unity.
- Gerry Adams

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge,
never fearing to follow truth and reason
to whatever results they led,
and bearding every authority which stood in their way.
- Thomas Jefferson

One has to devote oneself to a particular pursuit.
To be successful at anything, you have to make a total commitment to it.
- Donald Johanson

There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness,
but there is the discovery of joy.
- Joyce Grenfell

Manhattan is a narrow island off the coast of New Jersey
devoted to the pursuit of lunch.
- Raymond Sokolov

It is this, at its most basic, that makes science a humane pursuit;
it acknowledges the commonality of people's experience.
- John Charles Polanyi

The manic pursuit of success cost me everything I could love:
my wife,
my three children, some friends I would have liked to grow old with.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is
a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune;
but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

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

There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty.
That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

And the fifteenth century was an impassioned age,
so ardent and serious in its pursuit of art that it
consecrated everything with which art had to ad as a religious object.
- Walter Pater

Not considering this opening worthy of more attention,
I continued our pursuit to the Northwest,
being desirous to embrace the advantages of the prevailing breeze.
- George Vancouver

It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy.
The pursuit of happiness is a great activity.
One must be open and alive.
It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish.
- Robert Herrick

I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled
to the inalienable right to life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- Victoria Woodhull

A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.
- Bo Bennett

The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness,
but it can be more satisfying.
- David Ogilvy

Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles.
So the real terror, the real aggression against life
comes in the form of the pursuit of our technological happiness.
- Godfrey Reggio

I'm in pursuit of what cannot be achieved:
perfection.
- Andrew Vachss

The cloud that descended on Black Rock on Monday was
not for the past but the future.
How much will this debacle chill the pursuit of other risky investigations?
- Tina Brown

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what
is elusive but attainable,
a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
- John Buchan

Just stop for a minute and you'll realize you're happy just being.
I think it's the pursuit that screws up happiness.
If we drop the pursuit, it's right here.
- James Hillman

My philosophy all my life has been the pursuit of excellence.
- John Kluge

Whatever pursuit you undertake, the requirements should
start with a love of what it is that you are pursuing.
- Bill Toomey

I think government has a major role to play in helping
us with the pursuit of happiness.
- William Weld

The People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
- Frank Norris

In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and
enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit,
and acquires a name by some illustrious action,
or useful art.
- Sallust

It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment,
it is in the happiness of pursuit.
- Denis Waitley

The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake,
tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods,
tastes and aptitudes of youth.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

The pursuit of happiness is in our Constitution.
We're all entitled to have the best we can.
- Loretta Swit

It is an endless and frivolous Pursuit to act by any
other Rule than the Care of satisfying our own Minds in what we do.
- Richard Steele

There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is.
He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence
who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.
- Virginia Woolf

It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
- Antoine Rivarol

The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense
than the pursuit of truth or goodness,
because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.
- Northrop Frye

Nature of course is the best guide in the matter of choosing a pursuit.
- James Payn

The insane pursuit of the holy grail of a balanced
budget in the end is going to drive the economy into a depression.
- William Vickrey


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