Quotation Explorer - 'Active'

Nothing is worse than active ignorance. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Genius in general is poetic. Where genius has been active it has been poetically active. The truly moral person is a poet. - Novalis
The simple record of three short years of active life has done more to regenerate and to soften mankind, than all the (investigations) disquisitions of philosophers and than all the exhortations of moralists. - William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Positive thinking by itself does not work. Your embodied vision, partnered with vibrant and energetic thinking, and balanced with active listening, followed with intentional action - will clear the path for your miracles. - Sumner Davenport
HOSTILITY, n. A peculiarly sharp and specially applied sense of the earth's overpopulation. Hostility is classified as active and passive; as (respectively) the feeling of a woman for her female friends, and that which she entertains for all the rest of her sex. - Ambrose Bierce
Active netizens need something often to say or share, but only a person who is true to oneself knows who amongst them truly care and who only project themselves to be fair. - Anuj Somany
We owe God a "double debt" incurred by our passive receipt of Adam's debt but also by our active disobedience. The extent of our depravity is such that we also owe a "daring debt" because we challenge not only God's Law but His very grace as we blame Him that He has not done enough. - Foppe Vander Zwaag
Who has the time to become politically active, or even politically aware, when one is struggling just to stay alive and feed one’s children? - Lois Tyson
Faith is active affirmation. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If you keep an active life, you stay young. - Lailah Gifty Akita
While love shuts down areas of the brain associated with judgment and reasoning by contrast those consumed with hate have very active reasoning facilities. It takes logic to figure out how to attack your enemy. - Randall Parker
Prayer is not mere wishing. It is asking with a will. . . . It is energy. We turn to an active Giver; therefore we go into action. - P.T. Forsyth
And this is the forbidden truth, the unspeakable taboo - that evil is not always repellent but frequently attractive; that it has the power to make of us not simply victims, as nature and accident do, but active accomplices. - Joyce Carol Oates
The path towards peace is not for the righteous, the ethical, the active and the compassionate to shit on the malicious, the complacent, the violent and the ignorant. The path towards peace is to be peaceful. - Ilyas Kassam
The valuable attributes of research men are conscious ignorance and active curiosity. - Willis R. Whitney
A mind too active is no mind at all. - Theodore Roethke
Virtue and taste are nearly the same, for virtue is little more than active taste, and the most delicate affections of each combine in real love. - Ann Radcliffe
Faith is active and action word. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Your mind is filled with ample secret abilities not known to you, keep it active by shutting down disbelieve. - Michael Bassey Johnson
A writer needs to ingest love to be passionate. Passion is a metabolite of love, and good writing is an active metabolite of passion. - Roman Payne
Perhaps the reason why my life is so monumentally messed up is because I am an active participant. - Alisa Mullen
The indifference of the many, combined with the active hatred of the few, has sealed the fate of animals. - Yann Martel
I became an artist because I wanted to be an active participant in the conversation about art. - Kamand Kojouri
The most sexually active women need marriage the most to validate themselves. Why not do an orgy to see who proposes? - Kent Lamarc
Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor. - Stephen Hawking
Activism begins with you, Democracy begins with you, get out there, get active! Tag, you're it - Thom Hartmann
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active. - Leonardo da Vinci
Active evil is better than passive good - William Blake
The heart overflows with gladness, and leaps and dances for the joy it has found in God. In this experience the Holy Spirit is active, and has taught us in the flash of a moment the deep secret of joy. You will have as much joy and laughter in life as you have faith in God. - Martin Luther
To be intelligent is to be open-minded, active, memoried, and persistently experimental. - Leopold Stein
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago. - Edgar Allan Poe
Churches were never meant to be mental hospitals. They were supposed to be military outposts under orders to storm the gates of hell. Every believer is on active duty and called to serve a higher purpose with the rank of their blessings and talents. - Shannon L. Alder
Remember meditation is an active, deep remembrance, and that is discernment. Wherever you go, wherever you are, whatever you're doing, remember to utilize discernment so that you can hear and sense and feel the vibration of love rather than the vibration of illusion. - Tony Samara
As Chief Luthuli said, 'When the women begin to take an active part in the struggle, no power on earth can stop us from achieving freedom in our lifetime. - Nelson Mandela
The few individuals who are capable of spontaneous and joyous effort stand out. These are the select men, the nobles, the only ones who are active and not merely reactive, for whom life is a perpetual striving, an incessant course of training. - Ortega y Gasset José
When each one of us become an active and living book of lessons for those who see our examples, the boundaries of religious interpretation will give way to the new era of brotherhood and peace we're waiting for. - Chico Xavier
The 'free' laborer, thanks to the development of capitalistic production, agrees, i.e. is compelled by social conditions, to sell the whole of his active life, his birthright for a mass of pottage. - Karl Marx
The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others. - Theodore Roosevelt
Would you produce, create and bring value to the world if it weren't for money? Or would you veg out? The necessity of money keeps people relevant and active. The paradox is that people who stay relevant and active make money. - Richie Norton
we live in a world where singles are more sexual active than couples - Mohlalefi j motsima
You can’t walk till the end on an active railway line and you can’t walk till the end on the road of lies, because sooner or later you collide with the truth! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Be so true to that active seed planted inside you that, in living out its growth, you can be surprised by nothing unknown to come. - Hermann Hesse
There are Tantrics who deliberately seek to do more active forms of renunciation, so transgression of social norms and breaking of taboo, and breaking of social taboos especially, is a form of renunciation. - Zeena Schreck
Acceptance is an active response to a temporary situation; surrender is a passive reaction to a situation that you think will last forever.-Personal Revolutions - Oli Anderson
Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams. - Ray A. Davis
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Perseverance is not a passive submission to circumstances—it is a strong and active response to the difficult events of life. - Elizabeth George
The single problem plaguing all students in all schools everywhere is the crisis of disconnection. Meaningful Student Involvement happens when the roles of students are actively re-aligned from being the passive recipients of schools to becoming active partners throughout the educational process. - Adam Fletcher
If you had the seeds of pestilence in your body you would not have a more active contagion that you have in your tempers, tastes, and principles. Simply to be in this world, whatever you are, is to exert an influence, compared with which mere language and persuasion are feeble.
Like swift water an active mind never stagnates.
An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body. - George S. Patton Jr.
The key to happy living is that Mind should be at rest and body must be exercised and active, but in the disillusioned pursuit of happiness during current times we reverse the mantra and ignorantly fly away from it. - Hiyamedia
Consciousness does not just passively reflect the objective material world; it plays an active role in creating realityitself. - Stanislav Grof
your morse code interferes with my heart beat. I had a steady heart before you, I replied upon it, it had seen active service and grown strong. Now you alter its pace with your own rhythm you play upon me, drumming me taught. - Jeanette Winterson
Your choice is to be active or passive in your responses. - Deborah Day
This grace of God is a very great, strong, mighty and active thing. It does not lie asleep in the soul. Grace hears, leads, drives, draws, changes, works all in man, and lets itself be distinctly felt and experienced. It is hidden, but its works are evident. - Martin Luther
Love, Hope, and Reverence are realities of a different order from the senses, but they are positive and constant facts, always active, always working out mighty changes in human life. - Elizabeth Blackwell
But it is clear that no political activity can be encouraged by saying that progress is natural and inevitable; that is not a reason for being active, but rather a reason for being lazy. - G.K. Chesterton
God desires to free our country from darkness through our active civil position. - Sunday Adelaja
I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago. - Edgar Allan Poe
Your money should become active, not passive. - Sunday Adelaja
Effective communication requires active listening skills. - Farshad Asl
CURIOSITY, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul. - Ambrose Bierce
On Major Depression, quoted by the great of Sophie's Choice & Darkness Visible:From Darkness Visible, "It is a positive and active anguish, a sort of psychical neuralgia, wholly unknown to normal life. - William Styron
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances, Be more active, Show up more often. - Brian Tracy
They cannot hurt you; their active participation, the enthusiasm in their willingness to try, proves their natural affinity and disposition to ruin, chaos, and sabotage.Some do not learn you to earn you, they learn you to burn you. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
If your altar is not active, your voice will not be strong - Steven Chuks Nwaokeke
Teamwork is the best ever investment. If I make 3 and you make 5, together we will not make 8. We will make 15. Leaders build active teams! - Israelmore Ayivor
A protest against reality, either conscious or unconscious, active or passive, optimistic or pessimistic, always forms part of a really creative piece of work. - Trotsky
As fathers, we should have a desire to be active participants in our children’s lives. - Asa Don Brown
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