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The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity... The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty and dangerous encroachments on the public liberty.
Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.
It has always seemed to me that a love of natural objects, and the depth, as well as exuberance and refinement of mind, produced by an intelligent delight in scenery, are elements of the first importance in the education of the young.
Frederick William Faber
My wife is a sex object - every time I ask for sex, she objects.
Natural objects, for example, must be experienced before any theorizing about them can occur.
One of my primary objects is to form the tools so the tools themselves shall fashion the work and give to every part its just proportion.
A good government implies two things; first, fidelity to the objects of the government; secondly, a knowledge of the means, by which those objects can be best attained.
From this time on, the universe is built up into an aggregate of permanent objects connected by causal relations that are independent of the subject and are placed in objective space and time.
Mathematicians do not study objects, but relations between objects.
I am a fashion designer. I'm not an environmentalist. When I get up in the morning, number one I'm a mother and a wife, and number two I design clothes. So the main thing I need to do is create, hopefully, exquisitely beautiful, desirable objects for my customer.
People are always wondering if I am an artist or political activist or politician. Maybe I'll just clearly tell you: Whatever I do is not art. Let's say it is just objects or materials, movies or writing, but not art, OK?
For people who are displaced, you can reconstruct the story of your life from the objects you have access to, but if you don't have the objects then there are holes in your life. This is why people in Bosnia - if anyone was running back into a burning house, it was to salvage photos.
We were totally unprepared for such a large quantity of visitors, and in view of the preservation of the antiquities they being very crowded and in poor preservation, we were obliged to refuse admission until some preparation was made to safeguard the objects.
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
Objects in pictures should so be arranged as by their very position to tell their own story.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.
The 'I think' which Kant said must be able to accompany all my objects, is the 'I breathe' which actually does accompany them.
Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.
It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves.
T. S. Eliot
That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes.
Gossip is what you say about the objects of flattery when they aren't present.
P. J. O'Rourke
Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects.
Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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