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C. P. Snow Quotes

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

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

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

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- 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


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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

For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival,
liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness
is a planet whose resources are devoted
to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
- Jimmy Carter

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


 

We hold these truths to be self-evident:
that all men are created equal;
that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable rights;
that among these are life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

It is a wonderful advantage to a man,
in every pursuit or avocation,
to secure an adviser in a sensible woman.
In woman there is at once a subtle delicacy of tact,
and a plain soundness of judgement,
which are rarely combined to an equal degree in man.
A woman, if she be really your friend,
will have a sensitive regard for your character, honor, repute.
She will seldom counsel you to do a shabby thing:
for a woman friend always desires to be proud of you.
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

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

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

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.

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

On life's journey, faith is nourishment,
virtuous deeds are a shelter,
wisdom is the light by day
and right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
- The Buddha

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson


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