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True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.
Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Existence precedes and rules essence.
The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.
In essence, String Theory describes space and time, matter and energy, gravity and light, indeed all of God's creation... as music.
Roy H. Williams
The essence of Richard Nixon is loneliness.
Henry A. Kissinger
Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.
B. R. Ambedkar
How can you consider flower power outdated? The essence of my lyrics is the desire for peace and harmony. That's all anyone has ever wanted. How could it become outdated?
Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs.
All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.
Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.
Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence, to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.
The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.
W. Somerset Maugham
The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.
Francis Ford Coppola
The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind.
I don't think people change. I think they definitely mature. But I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It's just maturity. I've become a healthier, fuller expression of that essence.
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions - it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
The essence of America - that which really unites us - is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion - it is an idea - and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.
Human history in essence is the history of ideas.
H. G. Wells
Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness when bequeathed by those who, even alive, would part with nothing.
Charles Caleb Colton
You know, crankiness is at the essence of all comedy.
Freedom of expression - in particular, freedom of the press - guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy.
What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from.'
Marilyn vos Savant
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