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We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.
All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.
What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from.'
Marilyn vos Savant
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 life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
Guy de Maupassant
How can you consider flower power outdated?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 How could it become outdated?
Certain springs are tapped only when we are alone. Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves; that firm strand which will be the indispensable center of a whole web of human relationships.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things... it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface.
The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.
Many people think that discipline is the essence of parenting. But that isn't parenting. Parenting is not telling your child what to do when he or she misbehaves. Parenting is providing the conditions in which a child can realize his or her full human potential.
I love spring flowers: daffodils and hyacinths are the ultimate flower for me. They are the essence of spring.
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.
W. Somerset Maugham
There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something that we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge - that is everywhere.
In essence, I owe my career to Garry Marshall. There was no known reason for him to hire me for 'Pretty Woman.'
The soul is your innermost being. The presence that you are beyond form. The consciousness that you are beyond form, that is the soul. That is who you are in essence.
Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. It's part of the sizzle.
It is thus necessary to examine all things according to their essence, to infer from every species such true and well established propositions as may assist us in the solution of metaphysical problems.
The essence of football was blocking, tackling, and execution based on timing, rhythm and deception.
I think mistakes are the essence of science and law. It's impossible to conceive of either scientific progress or legal progress without understanding the important role of being wrong and of mistakes.
What is wine? It is the grape present in another form; its essence is there, though the fruit which produced it grew thousands of miles away, and perished years ago. So the object of many a tender thought may be spiritually present, in defiance of space - and fond recollections cherished in defiance of time.
I would be willing to do almost anything to make Art happy. I care about our friendship. The only thing I won't do is change the essence of my work.
I spend my life studying that book, and every book I've written has in some sense been a book about the Bible, and that's what I mean by reclaiming its value and its essence for a world that no longer treats it literally and no longer reads it traditionally.
John Shelby Spong
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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