Constraints Quotes

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Alexander Hamilton
“Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.”
Alexander Hamilton

“When love is roaming in our mind, looping in the deepest fringes of our heart, undreamt spaciousness emerges, repealing the constraints of triviality and letting stifling narrowness fade away. While our mindset is besieged by a revolving burst of emotion, our world is ultimately opening up. (Cape of good hope)”
Erik Pevernagie

37 Signals
“Instead of freaking out about these constraints, embrace them. Let them guide you. Constraints drive innovation and force focus. Instead of trying to remove them, use them to your advantage.”
37Signals, Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Web Application

Thomas Mann
“Space, like time, engenders forgetfulness; but it does so by setting us bodily free from our surroundings and giving us back our primitive, unattached state ... Time, we say, is Lethe; but change of air is a similar draught, and, if it works less thoroughly, does so more quickly.”
Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

Jonah Lehrer
“...the imagination is unleashed by constraints. You break out of the box by stepping into shackles.”
Jonah Lehrer, Imagine: How Creativity Works

“For too long, information, opportunities, and resources have been constraints, they need to be the bridges.”
Sharad Vivek Sagar

Aldous Huxley
“To make biological survival possible, Mind at Large has to be funnelled through the reducing valve of the brain and nervous system. What comes out at the other end is a measly trickle of the kind of consciousness which will help us to stay alive on the surface of this particular planet. To formulate and express the contents of this reduced awareness, man has invented and endlessly elaborated those symbol-systems and implicit philosophies which we call languages. Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he or she has been born -- the beneficiary inasmuch as language gives access to he accumulated records of other people's experience, the victim in so far as it confirms him in the belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it be-devils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual things.”
Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception & Heaven and Hell

“Let your eyes see what they see, not what others want you to see. Let your ears hear what they naturally hear, not what others want you to hear. Let your mouth speak your mind freely and not be constrained by other people's approval or disapproval. Let your mind think what it wants to think and not let other people's demands dictate your thoughts. If your senses and your mind are not allowed to do what they want to do naturally, you are denying them their rights. When you cannot think, sense, feel, or act freely, then your body and mind are injured. Break these oppressions, and you will cultivate life.”
Liezi, Lieh-tzu: A Taoist Guide to Practical Living

Delmore Schwartz
“What was the freedom to which the adult human being rose in the morning, if each act was held back or inspired by the overpowering ghost of a little child?”
Delmore Schwartz, In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A blank cheque kills creativity.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Confessions of a Misfit

Miriam Elia
“Why write? Life is a cage of empty words.”
Miriam Elia, The Diary of Edward the Hamster 1990–1990

“If we define optimism broadly as the tendency to maintain a positive outlook, then realistic optimism is the tendency to maintain a positive outlook within the constraints of the available "measurable phenomena situated in the physical and social world" (DeGrandpre, 2000, p. 733). With respect to fuzzy meaning, realistic optimism involves enhancing and focusing on the favorable aspects of our experiences. Examples include being lenient in our evaluation of past events, actively appreciating the positive aspects of our current situation, and routinely emphasizing possible opportunities for the future. With respect to fuzzy knowledge, realistic optimism involves hoping, aspiring, and searching for positive experiences while acknowledging what we do not know and accepting what we cannot know.”
Sandra L. Schneider

John Milton
“Commands are no constraints.”
John Milton, Samson Agonistes and Shorter Poems

Christophe Galfard
“Even today, more than eighty years after Oort's bold guess, we still don't have a clue what this dark matter is made of. We know it exists. We know where it is. We have maps of its presence within and around galaxies throughout the universe. We even have stringent constraints on what it is not, but we have no clue what it is. And yes, its presence is overwhelming: for every one kilogram of ordinary matter made out of neutrons and protons and electrons, there are five kilograms of dark matter, made out of who-knows-what.”
Christophe Galfard, The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond

T.K. Naliaka
“If people's night fears of sorcery - which negatively influences their decision to use mosquito nets - fail to impress the outsider, the brute everyday reality remains; in a number of rural African villages it is still much too common for very real hyenas to snatch people, especially children, out of their own homes as they lie sleeping at night, because of the lack of a good front door.”
T.K. Naliaka

“Sorry is the day, and full of lament, when the young have to guard themselves from being food for the old.

I am moved to bewilderment, when I glance my eyes upon a society that kills its young, and then pretends to mourn their modus operandi.

Worse still, are those who have no compassion for the legacy and lack of positive inheritance being left to us, the future.

We have to save our parents and their friends. They raised us,but do not trust us. They are too tired to enact change. The source of progress, and the wealth of the future is, us.”
Justin K. McFarlane Beau

T. Coraghessan Boyle
“He regarded marriage as an arbitrary and essentially adversarial relationship, akin to the yoking of prisoners on the chain gang.”
T.C. Boyle, If the River Was Whiskey

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“pour que tu sois libre de la liberté du chanteur qui improvise sur l'instrument à cordes, ne faut-il pas que je t'exerce d'abord les doigts et t'enseigne l'art du chanteur? Ce qui est guerre, contrainte et endurance.
Et pour que tu sois libre de la liberté du montagnard, ne faut-il pas que tu aies exercé tes muscles, ce qui est guerre, contrainte et endurance?
Et pour que tu sois libre de la liberté du poête, ne faut-il pas que tu aies exercé ton cerveau et forgé ton style, ce qui est guerre, contrainte et endurance?
(chapitre CLII)”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Citadelle

“Our ultimate goal should to be to become adept at overcoming the constraints of daily life. However, to achieve this we will need to learn how to be fully in touch with our sensual side at all times.”
Lebo Grand, Sensual Lifestyle

Cormac McCarthy
“The names of entities that have the power to constrain us change with time. Convention and authority are replaced by infirmity. But my attitude toward them has not changed. Has not changed.”
Cormac McCarthy

“Possibility first, constraints later.”
Randy Salzman

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Sometimes your mind can imprison your body and can put your body under some constraints. There is only one way for your body to be free: To free your mind!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Gyan Nagpal
“It is our courage which defines us, not our constraints”
Gyan Nagpal

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I want to spend my life unpacking my life, why am I always collecting boxes?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Sara Sheridan
“ I am torn between the freedom of this adventure and the benefits of civilization despite its constraints.”
Sara Sheridan, The Secret Mandarin

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I’d just quit making ropes I’d no longer be at the end of one.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough