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Satisfactorily Quotes

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There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Related topics: Positive

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

There is something very satisfactory about being in the middle of something.
- Marilyn Hacker

It is more difficult to designate this form of conation
on its practical side by a satisfactory name.
- Samuel Alexander

 

I find linseed oil and white lead the most satisfactory mediums.
- Edward Hopper

I am waiting for a sign that will indicate to me what
meaning I must give to my life,
but right now my existence is satisfactory.
- Lucy Lawless

Both sides were supposed to release all their prisoners,
those were unconditional.
There was some prisoner release that took place but
it's not been satisfactory.
- Warren Christopher

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The commencement speech is not, I think,
a wholly satisfactory manifestation of our culture.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is,
in fact, a return to the idealised past.
- Robertson Davies

We had to be parents by long distance,
which is far from satisfactory.
- Jeffrey Hunter

Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great
space of human change and progress some general human
purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be,
but, like our neighbours, we have got to live with
them and must make the best and not the worst of them.
- Samuel Butler

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the
problem of human existence.
- Erich Fromm

The civil service can never be placed on a satisfactory
basis until it is regulated by law.
- James A. Garfield

It has been my fate in a long life of production to
be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry,
a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art.
- Margaret Oliphant

I had found English audiences highly satisfactory.
They are the best listeners in the world.
Perhaps the music-lovers of some of our larger cities equal the English,
but I do not believe they can be surpassed in that respect.
- John Philip Sousa

For if any man who never saw fire proved by satisfactory
arguments that fire burns.
His hearer's mind would never be satisfied,
nor would he avoid the fire until he put his hand in
it that he might learn by experiment what argument taught.
- Roger Bacon

A mutual arrangement, I repeat, is the only satisfactory
medium whereby the present system can be carried on
with any degree of satisfaction,
and in such an arrangement the employers have more
to gain than the workers.
- James Larkin

Among those who are satisfactory in this respect it
is desirable to have represented as great a diversity
of intellectual tradition,
social milieu and personal character as possible.
- Talcott Parsons

Our journey so far has been very satisfactory:
we are most fortunate as regards the season,
for there has been more rain this winter than has been
known for the last four or five years.
- William John Wills

Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions -
Why am I doing it,
What the results might be and Will I be successful.
Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions,
go ahead.
- Chanakya

By competent evidence, is meant such as the nature
of the thing to be proved requires;
and by satisfactory evidence,
is meant that amount of proof, which ordinarily satisfies an unprejudiced mind,
beyond any reasonable doubt.
- Simon Greenleaf

But if too many countries, as has been the case,
interfere too much in the internal affairs,
the political situation of Afghanistan,
then of course we can't hope satisfactory results.
- Bulent Ecevit

That text-books be permitted in Catholic schools such
as will not offend the religious views of the minority,
and which from an educational standpoint shall be satisfactory to the advisory board.
- Charles Tupper

Look there are going to be, there are already adjustment
processes in place but the point is that you'll actually
make them work and get satisfactory outcomes if there's
decent burden sharing along the way.
If there's, if you like a proper transitional assistance.
- John Anderson

Doubt is an uneasy and dissatisfied state from which
we struggle to free ourselves and pass into the state of belief;
while the latter is a calm and satisfactory state which we do not wish to avoid,
or to change to a belief in anything else.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

Proceeding further, to inquire whether the facts related
by the Four Evangelists are proved by competent and satisfactory evidence,
we are led, first, to consider on which side lies the
burden of establishing the credibility of the witnesses.
- Simon Greenleaf

The whole world appears to me like a huge vacuum,
a vast empty space, whence nothing desirable,
or at least satisfactory, can possibly be derived;
and I long daily to die more and more to it;
even though I obtain not that comfort from spiritual
things which I earnestly desire.
- David Brainerd

There are situations in life to which the only satisfactory
response is a physically violent one.
If you don't make that response, you continually relive
the unresolved situation over and over in your life.
- Russell Hoban

The Four Stages of Public Opinion
I (Just after publication): The novelty is absurd
and subversive of Religion and Morality.
The propounder both fool and knave.
II (Twenty years later): The Novelty is absolute Truth
and will yield a full and satisfactory
explanation of things in general -
The propounder a man of sublime genius and perfect virtue.
III (Forty years later): The Novelty won't explain
things in general after all, and therefore is a wretched failure.
The propounder a very ordinary person advertised by a clique.
IV (A century later): The Novelty a mixture of truth and error.
Explains as much as could reasonably be expected.
The propounder worthy of all honor
in spite of his share of human frailties,
as one who has added to the permanent possessions of science.
- Thomas Henry [T. H.] Huxley

It was difficult being a teacher and out of the closet in the '50s.
By the time I retired, the English department was proud
of having a gay poet of a certain minor fame.
It was a very satisfactory change!
- Thom Gunn

To the truly benevolent mind, indeed,
nothing is more satisfactory than to hear of a miser
denying himself the necessaries of life a little too
far and ridding us of his presence altogether.
- James Payn

It will be quite satisfactory if you open them gradually,
as the circumstances may require; but the President
assures you that this will not be the case if you make
a treaty with England first.
- Townsend Harris

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

When a person doesn't have gratitude,
something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by
his or her attitude toward gratitude.
- Elie Wiesel

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else,
and for everything you gain,
you lose something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgement that something else
is more important than fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

I submit to you that if a man hasn't
discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is joy in work.
There is no happiness except in the realization
that we have accomplished something.
- Henry Ford

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't live down to expectations.
Go out there and do something remarkable.
- Wendy Wasserstein

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

If we screw it up, start over. Try something else.
- Lee Iacocca

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

Service is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
- Marion Wright Edelman

If you don't like something, change it,
If you can't change it, change your attitude
- Maya Angelou


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