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The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object, and pursue it for life.
Anna Letitia Barbauld
To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.
Simone de Beauvoir
By object is meant some element in the complex whole that is defined in abstraction from the whole of which it is a distinction.
'Educational' refers to the process, not the object. Although, come to think of it, some of my teachers could easily have been replaced by a cheeseburger.
To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports us - when we succeed, it betrays us.
Charles Caleb Colton
All thought must, directly or indirectly, by way of certain characters, relate ultimately to intuitions, and therefore, with us, to sensibility, because in no other way can an object be given to us.
The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.
I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one's tongue don't move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule.
Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.
We shall never have more time. We have, and always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going... Concentrate on something useful.
It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.
An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
Pliny the Elder
And by the way I don't object if people want to attack me, that's their right. All I'm suggesting that it's not going to be very effective and that people are going to get sick of it very fast. And the guys who attacked each other in the debates up to now, every single one of them have lost ground by attacking.
I seriously object to seeing on the screen what belongs in the bedroom.
If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
If you open your heart, then the object of your love becomes so precious because you are so open. And that philosophy, that caring, spreads.
Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
If somebody hits you with an object you should beat the hell out of them.
I don't mind a dirty girl. But what I find tragic is when we, as women, become not the subject of our own story but someone else's object.
Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.
Education has for its object the formation of character.
If Art relates itself to an Object, it becomes descriptive, divisionist, literary.
There's something about seeing this little inanimate object coming to life that's just very exciting. That's why with 'Nightmare' I held out for so long to do it.
Beauty is no dead thing. It is the manifestation of God in nature. There is not one object in nature untouched by man that is not beautiful, for God's manifestation is beauty. It shines through all His works, and not only in those that may give pleasure to man.
What, after all, is the object of education? To train the body in health, vigor and grace, so that it may express the emotions in beauty and the mind with accuracy and strength.
Leonardo da Vinci
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