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No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
The western mantra is that Israel seeks negotiations without preconditions, while the Palestinians refuse. The opposite is more accurate.
The United States strongly seeks a lasting agreement for the discontinuance of nuclear weapons tests. We believe that this would be an important step toward reduction of international tensions and would open the way to further agreement on substantial measures of disarmament.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.
The more a person seeks security, the more that person gives up control over their life.
He who seeks does not find, but he who does not seek will be found.
One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely wretched.
Jean de la Bruyere
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
And just as the terrorist seeks to divide humanity in hate, so we have to unify it around an idea. And that idea is liberty.
If anybody seeks your advice, offer right and sincere advice.
Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money.
J. Edgar Hoover
God seeks to influence humanity. This is at the heart of the Christmas story. It is the story of light coming into the darkness, of a Savior to show us the way, of light overcoming the darkness, of God's work to save the world.
The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved.
Edward R. Murrow
The true worth of an experimenter consists in his pursuing not only what he seeks in his experiment, but also what he did not seek.
Populists have always been out to challenge the orthodoxy of the corporate order and to empower workaday Americans so they can control their own economic and political destinies. This approach distinguishes the movement from classic liberalism, which seeks to live in harmony with concentrated corporate power by trying to regulate excesses.
The universe is more than mere matter in motion. It and we were brought into being by a Creator who seeks our good.
Suspicion is one of the morbid reactions by which an organism defends itself and seeks another equilibrium.
But the one thing that has power completely is love, because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power.
For humanism also appeals to man as man. It seeks to liberate the universal qualities of human nature from the narrow limitations of blood and soil and class and to create a common language and a common culture in which men can realize their common humanity.
Evil exists. Evil is real. One of the hallmarks of evil is that it seeks to convince its victims that it exists 'out there.'
The true gourmet, like the true artist, is one of the unhappiest creatures existent. His trouble comes from so seldom finding what he constantly seeks: perfection.
Jordan seeks to play only one role, that of a model state. It is our aim to set an example for our Arab brethren, not one that they need follow but one that will inspire them to seek a higher, happier destiny within their own borders.
King Hussein I
Man seeks to learn, and man kills himself because of the loss of cohesion in his religious society; he does not kill himself because of his learning. It is certainly not the learning he acquires that disorganizes religion; but the desire for knowledge wakens because religion becomes disorganized.
Physiology seeks to derive the processes in our own nervous system from general physical forces, without considering whether these processes are or are not accompanied by processes of consciousness.
If one seeks to analyze experiences and reactions to the first postwar years, I hope one may say without being accused of bias that it is easier for the victor than for the vanquished to advocate peace.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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