Quotes About Practicality

Quotes tagged as "practicality" (showing 1-30 of 87)
Philip K. Dick
“Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.”
Philip K. Dick

Oscar Wilde
“People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.”
Oscar Wilde

Theodore Roosevelt
“Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Florence Nightingale
“I am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.”
Florence Nightingale

Criss Jami
“The role of genius is not to complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Henry David Thoreau
“The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.”
Henry David Thoreau

Criss Jami
“One does not have to be a philosopher to be a successful artist, but he does have to be an artist to be a successful philosopher. His nature is to view the world in an unpredictable albeit useful light.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Tiffany Madison
“We sensible often resist intrusive love and its chaos practically, employing measures to prevent the former for fear of the latter. But for all our wit and work, that desperation for control also prevents the pure, transcendental freedom more often delivered by both.”
Tiffany Madison

Wendell Berry
“It could be said that a liberal education has the nature of a bequest, in that it looks upon the student as the potential heir of a cultural birthright, whereas a practical education has the nature of a commodity to be exchanged for position, status, wealth, etc., in the future. A liberal education rests on the assumption that nature and human nature do not change very much or very fast and that one therefore needs to understand the past. The practical educators assume that human society itself is the only significant context, that change is therefore fundamental, constant, and necessary, that the future will be wholly unlike the past, that the past is outmoded, irrelevant, and an encumbrance upon the future -- the present being only a time for dividing past from future, for getting ready.

But these definitions, based on division and opposition, are too simple. It is easy, accepting the viewpoint of either side, to find fault with the other. But the wrong is on neither side; it is in their division...

Without the balance of historic value, practical education gives us that most absurd of standards: "relevance," based upon the suppositional needs of a theoretical future. But liberal education, divorced from practicality, gives something no less absurd: the specialist professor of one or another of the liberal arts, the custodian of an inheritance he has learned much about, but nothing from.”
Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture

“Practical! On Wednesday afternoons I could be practically anything. What's up?”
Kit Williams, Masquerade

Ha Jin
“Writing is not a great profession as a lot of writers proclaim. I write because this is something I can do. Another thing—very often I think a lot of writers write because they have failed to do other things. How many writers can’t drive? A lot. They’re not practical. They are not capable in everyday life.”
Ha Jin

E.A. Bucchianeri
“I mean really, how could an artistic individual stay grounded in the nitty-gritty of how many minutes per pound meat has to stay in the oven when trying to fathom the creative philosophy behind the greatest artistic minds of the world?”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Samael Aun Weor
“The hour has arrived to abandon theories and go directly to what is practical.”
Samael Aun Weor, The Divine Science: Prayers and Mantras for Protection and Awakening

Hilary Mantel
“If you help load a cart you get a ride in it, as often as not. It gives him to think, how bad people are at loading carts. Men trying to walk straight ahead through a narrow gateway with a wide wooden chest. A simple rotation of the object solves a great many problems.”
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

“Love is fickle, building relationship is rare”
Rushabh Patel

“Being normal and silent is not always a virtue”
Rushabh Patel

“Don't fall for the ones who say, I am always yours. They are liars, unfortunately humans too”
Rushabh Patel

“Never underestimate love, as you need estimate to underestimate.”
Rushabh Patel

“If you can’t be brave in the face of adversity, at least be practical.”
Clifford Cohen

“The fitness landscape is a dynamic fractal hologram. Practical idealism is the ability to navigate the landscape in an optimum fashion.”
R.A.Delmonico

Alexander McCall Smith
“The shoes themselves were light green, with lowish heels (which were very important for comfort and walking; high heels were always a temptation, but, like all temptations, one paid for them later).”
Alexander McCall Smith, The Kalahari Typing School for Men

“Though the word ‘I’ signifies ‘Ego’, yet wondering why it has been easier often to relatively believe more a person speaking with many ‘I’ than the people who talk too much with ‘YOU’ in their voice.”
Anuj Somany

“A horde of people around a person could be anyone except his friends, fans or followers; if they stay in, either online or offline, with him, but do not GENUINELY say or support the truths or facts with him.”
Anuj Somany

“A person who is too goody-goody only in own words with most of the people and most of the time is most likely to be not a trustworthy buddy.”
Anuj Somany

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