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The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
The essence of a role-playing game is that it is a group, cooperative experience.
The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. That's the essence of it.
The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.
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 essence of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe that what they think and do is important - and then get out of their way while they do it.
Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.
This is the essence of all sciences - that you should know who you will be when the Day of Reckoning arrives.
Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash.
As to the mental essence, we find it in infants devoid of every mental form.
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.
For a selfie, it's not about the pose, it's about you. There's a reason why you look great in the picture or you look great in real life, because someone has caught the essence of who you are, and a pose is not you.
The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.
James Anthony Froude
The Founders didn't mention political parties when they wrote the Constitution, and George Washington in essence warned us against them in his Farewell Address.
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.
The essence of procrastination lies in not doing what you think you should be doing, a mental contortion that surely accounts for the great psychic toll the habit takes on people. This is the perplexing thing about procrastination: although it seems to involve avoiding unpleasant tasks, indulging in it generally doesn't make people happy.
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.
The essence of global health equity is the idea that something so precious as health might be viewed as a right.
If we had no hope - for a cure, for winning the lottery, for falling in love, for the end of war, for being free of abuse, or for having food, warmth, clothing, and shelter - we would have no reason to go on. What you hope for doesn't matter, but rather the essence of hope itself.
Like bones to the human body, the axle to the wheel, the wing to the bird, and the air to the wing, so is liberty the essence of life. Whatever is done without it is imperfect.
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 humanity's spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma, to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views?
E. O. Wilson
The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.
If there is one creature that represents my essence, it's butterflies.
The essence of Hinduism is the same essence of all true religions: Bhakti or pure love for God and genuine compassion for all beings.
John F. Kennedy
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