Practical Quotes

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Leigh Bardugo
“Where do you think the money went?” he repeated.
“Guns?” asked Jesper.
“Ships?” queried Inej.
“Bombs?” suggested Wylan.
“Political bribes?” offered Nina. They all looked at Matthias. “This is where you tell us how awful we are,” she whispered.
He shrugged. “They all seem like practical choices.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

John Muir
“Another glorious Sierra day in which one seems to be dissolved and absorbed and sent pulsing onward we know not where. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars. This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality.”
John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra

Amit Kalantri
“A photograph shouldn't be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“You need mountains, long staircases don't make good hikers.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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

Criss Jami
“With no positivity, there is no hope; with no negativity, there is no improvement.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Oakley Hall
“Any man who has got himself set over others and don't have any responsibility to something bigger than him is a son of a bitch.”
Oakley Hall, Warlock

“Life is fundamentally a mental state. We live in a dream world that we create. Whose life is truer, the rational man of action pursuing practical goals of personal happiness and wealth or the philosophic man who lives in a world of theoretical and metaphysical ideas? We ascribe the value quotient to our lives by making decisions that we score as either valid or invalid based upon our personal ethics and how we think and behave.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Criss Jami
“When you find that a theology has nothing more to offer than what the world already offers, then that theology as a theology is impractical, and therefore, useless.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Frank Herbert
“The Fremen have a simple, practical religion,” he said.
“Nothing about religion is simple.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Ayn Rand
“No principle ever filled anybody's milk bottle”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Roy Chapman Andrews
“I never let practical considerations clutter my youthful dreams.”
Roy Chapman Andrews

“Hygge gives us a framework to support our very human needs, desires and habits. To learn to hygge is to take practical steps to evoke it - to shelter, cluster, enclose, embrace, comfort and warm ourselves and each other. Cultivating the habits of balance, moderation, care and observance will then comfortably entire more hygge in our daily lives.”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

Steven Pressfield
“He's a sturdy fellow, bald as a hen's egg, and like all engineers, practical as a pensioner.”
Steven Pressfield, The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great

William Faulkner
“Like any good optimist, I don’t expect the worst to happen. Only, like any optimist worth his salt, I like to go and look as soon as possible afterward jest in case it did.”
William Faulkner, The Mansion

Brian Zahnd
“In going to the cross, Jesus was not being practical; he was being faithful. Jesus didn’t take a pragmatic approach to the problem of evil; Jesus took an aesthetic approach to the problem of evil. Jesus chose to absorb the ugliness of evil and turn it into something beautiful—the beauty of forgiveness.”
Brian Zahnd, Beauty Will Save the World: Rediscovering the Allure and Mystery of Christianity

J.K. Rowling
“Well, he should have some chocolate, at the very least,” said Madam Pomfrey”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

G.H. Hardy
“It is the dull and elementary parts of applied mathematics, as it is the dull and elementary parts of pure mathematics, that work for good or ill. Time may change all this. No one foresaw the applications of matrices and groups and other purely mathematical theories to modern physics, and it may be that some of the 'highbrow' applied mathematics will become 'useful' in as unexpected a way; but the evidence so far points to the conclusion that, in one subject as in the other, it is what is commonplace and dull that counts for practical life.”
G.H. Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology

Joyce Rachelle
“Sometimes the gap between what you are and what you want to be is a little piece of paper called your college degree. So jump.”
Joyce Rachelle

Vijay Fafat
“Life needs
an essential bargain
of what were once
sacrosanct principles...”
Vijay Fafat, The Ninth Pawn of White - A Book of Unwritten Verses

Rian Nejar
“One who has no desire to help is quick to offer advice.”
Rian Nejar

G.H. Hardy
“If the theory of numbers could be employed for any practical and obviously honourable purpose, if it could be turned directly to the furtherance of human happiness or the relief of human suffering, as physiology and even chemistry can, then surely neither Gauss nor any other mathematician would have been so foolish as to decry or regret such applications. But science works for evil as well as for good; and both Gauss and lesser mathematicians may be justified in rejoicing that there is one science at any rate, and that their own, whose very remoteness from ordinary human activities should keep it gentle and clean.”
G.H. Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology

Awdhesh Singh
“When government services are driven by high ideals- like selfless service,nationalism, rather than by practical considerations, like incentives for performance and punishment for non-performance the officers tend to become more corrupt. Most people work hard when their hard work is recognised and adequately compensated. When there is no legally allowed performance incentive, often that extra compensation comes in the form of bribe in such a government organisation, which alone motivates people to work more.”
Awdhesh Singh, Myths are Real, Reality is a Myth

“Theories are based on practicals and practice helps to make theories, but these two are the opposite poles on the planet.”
Wasim Rahaman

G.H. Hardy
“Judged by all practical standards, the value of my mathematical life is nil; and
outside mathematics it is trivial anyhow. I have just one chance of escaping a verdict of
complete triviality, that I may be judged to have created something worth creating. And
that I have created something is undeniable: the question is about its value.

The case for my life, then, or for that of any one else who has been a mathematician in the same sense in which I have been one, is this: that I have added something to knowledge, and helped others to add more; and that these somethings have a value which differs in degree only, and not in kind, from that of the creations of the great mathematicians, or of any of the other artists, great or small, who have left some kind of memorial behind them.”
G.H. Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology

Melissa Steginus
“Keep things simple and practical so that an activity that fuels you doesn’t become this massive, daunting obligation. Your self-care activity doesn’t need to be yet another thing that lingers on your to-do list.”
Melissa Steginus, Self Care at Work: How to Reduce Stress, Boost Productivity, and Do More of What Matters

“Great strategy is consummately practical.”
Prof.Salam Al Shereida

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We are far too practical, and in our practicality we far too often forget that what is practical is far too limited to open the door to the impossible.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey

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