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The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.
Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.
Thich Nhat Hanh
All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors.
How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Any landscape is a condition of the spirit.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.
Arnold J. Toynbee
The lie is a condition of life.
No further evidence is needed to show that 'mental illness' is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be elucidated, but is the name of a concept whose purpose is to obscure the obvious.
The challenge of the retail business is the human condition.
When there is in nature no fixed condition, how much less must there be in the life of a people, beings endowed with mobility and movement!
It is impious to say that evil has its origin from God, because naught contrary is produced by the contrary. Life does not generate death, nor is darkness the beginning of light, nor is disease the maker of health, but in the changes of conditions there are transitions from one condition to the contrary.
People crave trustworthy information about the world we live in. Some people want it because it is essential to the way they make a living. Some want it because they regard being well-informed as a condition of good citizenship. Some want it because they want something to exchange over dinner tables and water coolers.
Chaos is the first condition. Order is the first law. Continuity is the first reflection. Quietude is the first happiness.
Most good actors have a huge intelligence about the human condition and a real open heart to different kinds of people and behavior.
Saw a wedding in the church. It was strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition.
Epilepsy is a disease in the shadows. Patients are often reluctant to admit their condition - even to close family, friends or co-workers - because there's still a great deal of stigma and mystery surrounding the disease that plagued such historical figures as Julius Caesar, Edgar Allan Poe and Lewis Carroll.
In the early days of the New England colonies, no more embarrassing or hampering condition, no greater temporal ill, could befall any adult Puritan than to be unmarried.
Alice Morse Earle
Strangely, charity sometimes gets dismissed, as if it is ineffective, inappropriate or even somehow demeaning to the recipient. 'This isn't charity,' some donors take pains to claim, 'This is an investment.' Let us recognize charity for what it is at heart: a noble enterprise aimed at bettering the human condition.
I like the condition of being an outsider, just passing through.
Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.
William Ellery Channing
With all our mastery over the powers of Nature we have adhered to the view that the struggle for existence is a permanent and necessary condition of life.
Innovation is a good thing. The human condition - put aside bioterrorism and a few footnotes - is improving because of innovation.
I protest that if some great Power would agree to make me always think what is true and do what is right, on condition of being turned into a sort of clock and would up every morning before I got out of bed, I should instantly close with the offer.
No theory is good unless it permits, not rest, but the greatest work. No theory is good except on condition that one use it to go on beyond.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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