Quotes About Ends

Quotes tagged as "ends" (showing 1-30 of 39)
C. JoyBell C.
“Ends are not bad things, they just mean that something else is about to begin. And there are many things that don't really end, anyway, they just begin again in a new way. Ends are not bad and many ends aren't really an ending; some things are never-ending.”
C. JoyBell C.

Shannon L. Alder
“Your heart’s strength is measured by how hard it holds on. Your self worth and faith is measured by finally letting go. However, your peace is measured by how long you don’t look back.”
Shannon L. Alder

Beau Taplin
“Some goodbyes are not ends but releases.”
Beau Taplin

Walter M. Miller Jr.
“To minimize suffering and to maximize security were natural and proper ends of society and Caesar. But then they became the only ends, somehow, and the only basis of law—a perversion. Inevitably, then, in seeking only them, we found only their opposites: maximum suffering and minimum security.”
Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

Mahatma Gandhi
“Reader: Will you not admit that you are arguing against yourself? You know that what the English obtained in their own country they obtained by using brute force. I know you have argued that what they have obtained is useless, but that does not affect my argument. They wanted useless things and they got them. My point is that their desire was fulfilled. What does it matter what means they adopted? Why should we not obtain our goal, which is good, by any means whatsoever, even by using violence? Shall I think of the means when I have to deal with a thief in the house? My duty is to drive him out anyhow. You seem to admit that we have received nothing, and that we shall receive nothing by petitioning. Why, then, may we do not so by using brute force? And, to retain what we may receive we shall keep up the fear by using the same force to the extent that it may be necessary. You will not find fault with a continuance of force to prevent a child from thrusting its foot into fire. Somehow or other we have to gain our end.

Editor: Your reasoning is plausible. It has deluded many. I have used similar arguments before now. But I think I know better now, and I shall endeavour to undeceive you. Let us first take the argument that we are justified in gaining our end by using brute force because the English gained theirs by using similar means. It is perfectly true that they used brute force and that it is possible for us to do likewise, but by using similar means we can get only the same thing that they got. You will admit that we do not want that. Your belief that there is no connection between the means and the end is a great mistake. Through that mistake even men who have been considered religious have committed grievous crimes. Your reasoning is the same as saying that we can get a rose through planting a noxious weed. If I want to cross the ocean, I can do so only by means of a vessel; if I were to use a cart for that purpose, both the cart and I would soon find the bottom. "As is the God, so is the votary", is a maxim worth considering. Its meaning has been distorted and men have gone astray. The means may be likened to a seed, the end to a tree; and there is just the same inviolable connection between the means and the end as there is between the seed and the tree. I am not likely to obtain the result flowing from the worship of God by laying myself prostrate before Satan. If, therefore, anyone were to say : "I want to worship God; it does not matter that I do so by means of Satan," it would be set down as ignorant folly. We reap exactly as we sow. The English in 1833 obtained greater voting power by violence. Did they by using brute force better appreciate their duty? They wanted the right of voting, which they obtained by using physical force. But real rights are a result of performance of duty; these rights they have not obtained. We, therefore, have before us in English the force of everybody wanting and insisting on his rights, nobody thinking of his duty. And, where everybody wants rights, who shall give them to whom? I do not wish to imply that they do no duties. They don't perform the duties corresponding to those rights; and as they do not perform that particular duty, namely, acquire fitness, their rights have proved a burden to them. In other words, what they have obtained is an exact result of the means they adapted. They used the means corresponding to the end. If I want to deprive you of your watch, I shall certainly have to fight for it; if I want to buy your watch, I shall have to pay you for it; and if I want a gift, I shall have to plead for it; and, according to the means I employ, the watch is stolen property, my own property, or a donation. Thus we see three different results from three different means. Will you still say that means do not matter?”
Mahatma Gandhi

Herman Melville
“All my means are sane, my motive and my object mad.”
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale

Jeffrey Fry
“Do not grieve when something good ends, be glad that it happened.”
Jeffrey Fry

Elizabeth Gaskell
“Thus, you see, he arrived at the same end, via supposed duty, that he was previously pledged to via interest. I fancy a good number of us, when any line of action will promote our own interest, can make ourselves believe that reasons exist which compel us to it as a duty.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, My Lady Ludlow and Other Stories

Idries Shah
“You are still adrift while you still think that a means is an end.”
Idries Shah, Reflections

“Life is a very brief candle especially when you burn it at both ends”
Josh Stern, And That's Why I'm Single: What Good Is Having A Lucky Horseshoe Up Your Butt When The Horse Is Still Attached?

Franz Kafka
“The meaning of life is that it ends”
Franz Kafka

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Start your journey where the road ends! Glory lies beyond the ends!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Hanif Kureishi
“I am dust and my story ends here.”
Hanif Kureishi, The Nothing

“When you smile I can't tell where your rainbow ends and mine begins.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Steven Pinker
“We should expose whatever ends are harmful and whatever ideas are false, and not confuse the two.”
Steven Pinker, How the Mind Works

“Endings are just the fate, sometimes right in front of our eyes which we perceive not to see. But when the time comes, it is shoved to our face saying 'Its over'...and than we realize, 'I had it coming.”
Dhruv Verma
tags: ends

Deyth Banger
“One... moment you think it's the end. But it isn't, it's just the beginning.”
Deyth Banger

Deyth Banger
“The life is a whipping top. When it ends the spin, life ends!”
Deyth Banger
tags: ends, life, spin

Steven Magee
“You know when 1 in 2 marriages ends in divorce, 1 in 42 boys have Autism, and safety complaints from the majority of whistle-blower's are not being upheld, that you are living in a seriously dysfunctional society.”
Steven Magee

“The man who pursues moral ends with unmoral means is involved in a
contradiction of motives, and nullifies the object at which he aims,
since he denies it by his actions.”
Fredrich Von Bernhardi

Deyth Banger
“(There are so many If's like Why's, why there, if there... but why?? Look again I say this word!)
Why do we ask questions which we aren't interested in real like "How are you", you answer, then the other "Oh, I'm also well" or "Why??", so, so, so and that's all... Then he says that, that and that and that's all so it's not about communicating as far as for sharing?? Am I right??
A lot of people use "If"...
But I still don't get why people say "Building" in case the action has finished, it must be something as a word and why people say "was" like "I was a smart kid", but why "was??". Why people say "I was used to like this... for now I don't watch it anymore..." why do we say this. Why??
... Is it the way how it ends the humanity??
This or nothing, real or lie... If I lie (Why did I lie) - WTF, if I say the truth (oh, oh, I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR OPINION - Take it as shouting)
WTF”
Deyth Banger

Deyth Banger
“The human stupidy never ends!”
Deyth Banger

Ursula K. Le Guin
“COME HOME, TENAR! COME HOME!”
In the deep valley, in the twilight, the apple trees were on the eve of blossoming; here and there among the shadowed boughs one flower had opened early, rose and white, like a faint star. Down the orchard aisles, in the thick, new, wet grass, the little girl ran for the joy of running; hearing the call she did not come at once, but made a long circle before she turned her face toward home. The mother waiting in the doorway of the hut, with the firelight behind her, watched the tiny figure running and bobbing like a bit of thistledown blown over the darkening grass beneath the trees.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Tombs of Atuan

Lauren Oliver
“Hana’s voice is completely toneless. I can’t tell if she’s being sarcastic. But she is lucky, whether she knows it or not.

And there it is: Even though we’re standing in the same patch of sun-drenched pavement, we might as well be a hundred thousand miles apart.

You came from different starts and you’ll come to different ends : That’s an old saying, something Carol used to repeat a lot. I never really understood how true it was until now.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Zia Haider Rahman
“I wasn’t as untrusting. I had faith in the goodness of people, the perfection of love.
What happened?
Everything ends. And it’s how they end that leaves the lasting effect.”
Zia Haider Rahman

Chelsea Sedoti
“Enzo thought ends were disappointing. He said when you were really immersed in a story, you started to have expectations. And the end was never as great as you imagined it could have been. Even though I mostly agreed with him, I couldn't help wanting to know everything. I was always looking for more.”
Chelsea Sedoti, The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

“Beginnings do not divulge their ends,”
Marty Rubin

“Beginnings do not divulge their ends.”
Marty Rubin

Tim Winton
“The only end some things have is the end you give em.”
Tim Winton, The Riders

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