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Superfluous Quotes

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Human subtlety will never devise an invention
more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature,
because in her inventions nothing is lacking,
and nothing is superfluous.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Related topics: Nature

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop
speech when words become superfluous.
- Ingrid Bergman

The superfluous, a very necessary thing.
- Voltaire

Laughter relieves us of superfluous energy,
which, if it remained unused, might become negative,
that is, poison.
Laughter is the antidote.
- George Gurdjieff

 

What nature requires is obtainable, and within easy reach.
It is for the superfluous we sweat.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Given that external reality is a fiction,
the writer's role is almost superfluous.
He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there.
- J. G. Ballard

But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy,
except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.
- Edward Gibbon

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One can measure the importance of a scientific work
by the number of earlier publications rendered superfluous by it.
- David Hilbert

Be convinced that, if man were able to reach the end
without preparatory studies,
such studies would not be preparatory but tiresome and utterly superfluous.
- Maimonides

However, if the religions in essence merely repeat
statements from the United Nations Human Rights Declaration,
such a Declaration becomes superfluous;
an ethic is more than rights.
- Hans Kung

It is not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard
is to leave the superfluous notes under the table.
- Johannes Brahms

Pessimists are not boring.
Pessimists are right.
Pessimists are superfluous.
- Elias Canetti

If man asks for many laws it is only because he is
sure that his neighbor needs them;
privately he is an unphilosophical anarchist,
and thinks laws in his own case superfluous.
- Will Durant

Thinking has become a superfluous exercise...
purely internal, without compelling force,
more or less a game.
- Jacques Ellul

The problem is the following, black music is increasing
encumbered by white elements,
often pleasant but always superfluous,
easily and advantageously replaced with black elements.
- Boris Vian

The primary, the fundamental, the essential purpose
of the United Nations is to keep peace.
Everything it does which helps prevent World War III is good.
Everything which does not further that goal,
either directly or indirectly, is at best superfluous.
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

Some pacifists have carried the sound idea of the prime
importance of security too far,
to the point of declaring that any consideration of
disarmament is superfluous and pointless as long as
eternal peace has not been attained.
- Ludwig Quidde

When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may
be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid -
in which case all comment is superfluous -
or it is something formidable,
the very crux of the problem.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Let us assume that the ideal were reached;
let us imagine a state of international life in which
the danger of war no longer exists.
Then no one would dare to demand a penny for obviously
completely superfluous armaments.
- Ludwig Quidde

The question I asked Georges has now become a general one -
You,
who thought you were superfluous, who thought there
was no place for you in society,
not only are you not superfluous, you are needed and
so those who were beggars become givers.
- Abbe Pierre

Also a great part of Polish industry proved to have
existed only to support the Soviet military industry,
and it became superfluous and incapable of being transformed into anything else.
We did not foresee that or the magnitude of these phenomena.
- Andrzej Wajda

As for plenty, we had not only for necessity,
conveniency and decency, but for delight and pleasure to superfluity.
- Margaret Cavendish

I am one of those for whom superfluity is a necessity.
- Theophile Gautier

A superfluity of wealth, and a train of domestic slaves,
naturally banish a sense of general liberty,
and nourish the seeds of that kind of independence
that usually terminates in aristocracy.
- Mercy Otis Warren

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

Love men and women not for their strength
but their softness,
not for their fullness but their hunger,
not for their plenty but their need.
- Anais Nin
(paraphrase)

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.
- Winston Churchill

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere.
Make sure you eat a variety of foods,
get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Sasha Cohen

A boxer's diet should be low in fat and high in proteins and sugar.
Therefore you should eat plenty of lean meat,
milk, leafy vegetables, and fresh fruit and ice cream for sugar.
- Gene Tunney

No matter how much cats fight,
there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
- Abraham Lincoln

Don't play too much golf.
Two rounds a day are plenty.
- Harry Vardon

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

Never hurry.
Take plenty of exercise.
Always be cheerful.
Take all the sleep you need.
You may expect to be well.
- James Freeman Clarke

Avarice seems to have so pervaded our vital principles
as to battle all hopes of a remedy but for peace and plenty.
- Edmund Pendleton

There have been plenty of very bare hotels with couples humping next door.
I don't stay in very grand hotels.
- Honor Blackman

Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck,
a good physique, and not too much imagination.
- Christopher Isherwood

I have two new nephews and a new niece this year,
so I have plenty of kids that I can spend time with.
- Anjelica Huston

Never say no when a client asks for something,
even if it is the moon.
You can always try, and anyhow there is plenty of time
afterwards to explain that it was not possible.
- Richard M. Nixon

There are plenty of opportunities for common grounds
that we need to explore and strengthen.
The Hispanic community has a strong affinity for our
relationship with Israel.
- Robert Menendez

There are plenty of recommendations on how to get out
of trouble cheaply and fast.
Most of them come down to this: Deny your responsibility.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

It is not necessarily true that expensive experiments
are not worthwhile doing but there are plenty of rather
cheap experiments which are certainly worth doing.
- Martin Fleischmann

God wants us to prosper financially,
to have plenty of money,
to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us.
- Joel Osteen

I get to the theatre in plenty of time;
I prepare my shoes in advance; I eat and drink the
right things at the right time.
The rest you have to leave to luck!
- Deborah Bull

I would recommend the short story form,
which is a lot harder to write since you have to be so careful with words,
until there is plenty of time to doodle through a novel.
- Anne McCaffrey

If you don't give your kid freedom to make choices with money,
including stupid choices, he'll make plenty when he gets to college.
- John Gardner

As an actress, I have to be objective about myself.
If I don't criticize myself, there are plenty who will
do a find job of it for me!
- Loretta Young

Pet lovers know that animals sometimes understand us better than we do,
and the annals of human sin and desire provide plenty
of stories to drive the point home.
- Tony Snow

There's nothing wrong with failing if you learn from it,
and I've failed out here plenty.
- Trent Dilfer

For the first few years we lived in a tiny rented cottage
at the bottom of a friend's garden.
We often joked that there was plenty of film in the fridge,
but not too much food!
- Nigel Dennis

I have reason to be shy.
I've been hurt plenty.
- Ethel Waters

Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs,
few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Playing an alien gave me plenty of scope,
and I was able to develop it once I became a member of the team.
- Sarah Sutton

And plenty makes us poor.
- John Dryden

In youth, we get plenty of exercise through games and running around,
but as middle life approaches, we settle down,
literally and figuratively.
- Gene Tunney

There are plenty of bad editors who try to impose their own vision on a book.
- Terri Windling

Plenty of people wish to become devout,
but no one wishes to be humble.
- Joseph Addison

I have plenty of political views and plenty of social and personal prejudices.
I do not, however, value them.
- Howard Barker

There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality
School in that there is winning but no losing.
- William Glasser

There are plenty of reasons not to put up with the world as it is.
- Jose Saramago

My parents came to visit every two months and brought plenty of books.
- Mathias Rust

God is on everyone's side...
and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty
of money and large armies.
- Jean Anouilh

Although even when I am being idle I have plenty of
food for thought both early and late -
thoughts both about and not about art.
- Gustav Klimt

I think you have everyone kind of pulling on the same end of the rope.
It's not like you're Robin Williams and everyone else is a deaf mute.
It's like - there's plenty of help.
- Michael McKean

Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated
with no technical knowledge,
although with plenty of care and diligence.
- Albrecht Durer

Only time, education and plenty of good schooling will
make anti-segregation work.
- Nat King Cole

There are plenty of ruined buildings in the world but no ruined stones.
- Hugh MacDiarmid

The tract through which we passed is generally very good land,
with plenty of water; and there, as well as here,
the country is neither rocky nor overrun with brush-wood.
- Junipero Serra

I enjoy money.
Not enough people in this world are happy.
I'm determined to be contented, and having plenty of
money from working makes it easier for me.
- Karen Carpenter

I've never heard a crowd boo a homer,
but I've heard plenty of boos after a strikeout.
- George Herman


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