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I think it's imperative to follow your heart and choose a profession you're passionate about, and if you haven't found that 'spark' yet, if you're not sure what you want to do with your lives - be persistent until you do.
A categorical imperative would be one which represented an action as objectively necessary in itself, without reference to any other purpose.
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
H. G. Wells
If people who cherish freedom, who know the importance of mutual respect and are aware of the imperative necessity to establish a constructive and critical debate, if these people are not ready to speak out, to be more committed and visible, then we can expect sad, painful tomorrows. The choice is ours.
If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven. When lost, they will find another way. The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone, whether successful or not, provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable.
E. O. Wilson
I have been very encouraged by President Obama's call to action on climate change both at his Inauguration and in the State of the Union Address. This is a global imperative. I also welcome President Obama's intention to pursue reductions in nuclear arsenals.
When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something... but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, that is when we join the fashionable madmen.
A high-speed connection is no more an essential civil right than 3G cell phone service or a Netflix account. Increasing competition and restoring academic excellence in abysmal public schools is far more of an imperative to minority children than handing them iPads.
Healthy children are born from healthy, respected, well-nourished and educated mothers and it is imperative that they have a voice in the decisions which affect them. If you empower a mother and let her have her say towards a poverty-free future, the positive impact this would have on ending hunger will be immense.
The destiny of the woman must be shaped to a large extent on her own conception of her spiritual imperative and her place in society.
Sandra Day O'Connor
Like probably a lot of people, I came away from watching films like 'Miss Representation' and 'Half the Sky' with the realization that the battle for women's rights is not over, especially not globally, and that the moral imperative of our century is to achieve full rights for everyone regardless of gender.
The first and most imperative necessity in war is money, for money means everything else - men, guns, ammunition.
The world organization debates disarmament in one room and, in the next room, moves the knights and pawns that make national arms imperative.
E. B. White
The security of Israel is a moral imperative for all free peoples.
Henry A. Kissinger
It is still not enough for language to have clarity and content... it must also have a goal and an imperative. Otherwise from language we descend to chatter, from chatter to babble and from babble to confusion.
The UN Commission on Human Rights, whose membership in recent years has included countries - such as Libya and Sudan - which have deplorable human rights records, and the recent Oil-for-Food scandal, are just a few examples of why reform is so imperative.
Rich or poor, every child comes into the world with some imperative need of its own, which shapes its individuality.
The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.
Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
With tens of thousands of patients dying every year from preventable medical errors, it is imperative that we embrace available technologies and drastically improve the way medical records are handled and processed.
Early childhood education is an urgent educational, economic and moral imperative. Without it, we face a long-term national economic security crisis.
J. B. Pritzker
This is now a global war on terror and, indeed, it is important, it is imperative that we win in the battles in Afghanistan and that we win in the battles in Iraq. And as the gentleman from Georgia has mentioned, this is not something that is going to be quick and easy.
As our country increasingly relies on electronic information storage and communication, it is imperative that our Government amend our information security laws accordingly.
Jo Ann Davis
In all my work, in the movies I write, the lyrics, the poetry, the prose, the essays, I am saying that we may encounter many defeats - maybe it's imperative that we encounter the defeats - but we are much stronger than we appear to be and maybe much better than we allow ourselves to be. Human beings are more alike than unalike.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
George Washington Carver
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