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The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.
James Anthony Froude
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.
The essence of the Way is detachment.
We are visual creatures. When you doodle an image that captures the essence of an idea, you not only remember it, but you also help other people understand and act on it - which is generally the point of meetings in the first place.
Business is not a spiritual matter, and my business decisions are not based on spiritual considerations. When I founded the Essence of Life, a project aimed at teaching tolerance and respectful dialogue, the person appointed to head it was Irit Atzmon, a former colonel in the army. Can anything be more down-to-earth than that?
Ramadan is, in its essence, a month of humanist spirituality.
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
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.
Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
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.
I'm curious about other people. That's the essence of my acting. I'm interested in what it would be like to be you.
The essence of global health equity is the idea that something so precious as health might be viewed as a right.
Existence precedes and rules essence.
The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.
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
Funk is the absence of any and everything you can think of, but the very essence of all that is. And saying that, I'm saying funk is anything that we create in our minds that we want to do, what we want to be, but we don't have the resources.
The main rule to me is to honor God with your life. To life a life of integrity. Not be selfish. You know, help others. But that's really the essence of the Christian faith.
The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
Freedom. Freedom of religion. Freedom to speak their mind. Freedom to build a life. And yes, freedom to build a business. With their own hands. This is the essence of the American experience.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
The essence of strategy is that you must set limits on what you're trying to accomplish.
The essence of Hinduism is the same essence of all true religions: Bhakti or pure love for God and genuine compassion for all beings.
Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
R. Buckminster Fuller
The very essence of architecture consists of a variety and development reminiscent of natural organic life. This is the only true style in architecture.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.
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