Quotation Explorer - 'Conditions'

Our gods, if we choose to believe in them, must be forced to live up to ethics that far surpass our own human standards. If they fall short of the ethical conditions we place upon ourselves, what use are they to us - except to rationalize our own failures? - Stifyn Emrys
You can provide the conditions for the motivation of others and the leadership to help them find a way but they must have the intrinsic spark, the desire, to move, to overcome the inertia of the status quo and change things. - Graham Speechley
I often talk about unconditional love towards others. But the truth is I have always looked for favorable conditions when it comes to self-love and happiness. Now that is what you call a true confession! - Saurabh Sharma
Love without conditions. - Seth Adam Smith
We have a vision in Nigeria in which muslims and Christians shall live and work together as equals in conditions of peace and prosperity. - Saminu Kanti
if the conditions and or circumstances are right anybody will turn against anyone... - Methen
One of the greatest of human follies is that we think we know ourselves so well, that we know how we would act under any conditions, that we would under any circumstance 'do the right thing.' Well, as many have discovered, you don't really know what you'll do in the dark till the lights go out. - James Carlos Blake
A grand and almost untrodden field of inquiry will be opened, on the causes and laws of variation, on correlation of growth, on the effects of use and disuse, on the direct actions of external conditions, and so forth. - Charles Darwin
I’m less interested in proselytizing or a bigger tent for its own sake than in issues of human flourishing. What are the best conditions in which people live and flourish? It’s more the, How do we get along? What does it mean for living now? - Karen L. King
You cannot predict the outcome of human development. All you can do is like a farmer create the conditions under which it will begin to flourish. - Ken Robinson
It’s our decisions, not our conditions, that ultimately shape the quality of our lives. - Derric Yuh Ndim
Disease is a manifestation of human thought because it is ideas, worldviews, and beliefs that create the conditions in which a society can be riddled with disease, strife, and poverty, or can continue in health and harmony. - F. David Peat
Sexual normalcy and abnormality are personal and subjective concepts. What is unnatural to one [person] is natural to another. What is abnormal under certain conditions may be completely normal under others. And, in any event, to be different is not necessarily to be wrong, or to be sick. - Victor J. Banis
A good shepherd always gives people freedom to choose; he doesn’t lay down conditions or use any kind of pretext to restrict people. This shepherd resembles Jesus and people will not even want to leave him. - Pastor Adelaja Sunday
The gardener does not make a plant grow. The job of a gardener is to create optimal conditions. - Ken Robinson
Don’t wait on perfect conditions for success to happen; just go ahead and do something. - Dan Miller
If you let conditions stop you from working, they'll always stop you. - James T. Farrell
Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. - Karl Marx
We take simple preferences and turn them into conditions for our own happiness. - Richard Carlson
Human rights violations are nit accidents; they are not random in distribution or effect. Rights violations are, rather, symptoms of deeper pathologies of power and are linked intimately to the social conditions that so often determine who will suffer abuse and who will be shielded from harm. - Paul Farmer
Stay with the living conditions within our own life - Jan Jansen Easy Branches
The facts of variability, of the struggle for existence, of adaptation to conditions, were notorious enough; but none of us had suspected that the road to the heart of the species problem lay through them, until Darwin and Wallace dispelled the darkness. - Thomas Henry Huxley
Telling the future by looking at the past assumes that conditions remain constant. This is like driving a car by looking in the rearview mirror.
Don't wait for the right conditions. All you need for your growth is available to you in this moment - Radhe Maa
Consuming pornography does not lead to more sex, it leads to more porn. Much like eating McDonalds everyday will accustom you to food that (although enjoyable) is essentially not food, pornography conditions the consumer to being satisfied with an impression of extreme sex rather than the real. - Virginie Despentes
In certain diseased conditions consciousness is a mere spark, without memory of the past or thought of the future, and with the present narrowed down to some one simple emotion or sensation of the body. - William James
Happiness is your responsibility, don’t saddle someone else with it, don’t postpone it until conditions suit your needs, and don’t surrender it when you notice something you don’t approve of. - D.S. Luca
Abnormal radiation exposure and oxygen starvation teaches you that reality is just a perception that is derived from your immediate environmental conditions. - Steven Magee
Kids can and will thrive in the right conditions, but it all seems to start with the teachers, and giving those teachers the resources to teach- and not just to test. - Morgan Spurlock
We look for our perfect partners, and we wish we can be accepted the way we are. We seek unconditional love. It is all beautiful. While doing it we can always remember that we need to accept ourselves unconditionally, as much as we wish others to accept as with no conditions. - Raphael Zernoff
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them - Denis Waitley
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result. - Oscar Wilde
There are two main strategies we can adopt to improve the quality of life. The first is to try making external conditions match our goals. The second is to change how we experience external conditions to make them fit our goals better. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
In conditions of great uncertainty people tend to predict the events that they want to happen actually will happen.
Unconditional Love has conditions. - Goitsemang Mvula
And when statesmen or others worry him [the scientist] too much, then he should leave with his possessions. With a firm and steadfast mind one should hold under all conditions, that everywhere the earth is below and the sky above and to the energetic man, every region is his fatherland. - Tycho Brahe
Whoever treads a path seeking knowledge, Allah will make easy for him the path to Paradise."(reported by Ibn Majah and others, fulfilling the conditions of Imam al Bukhari and Imam Muslim) - Anonymous
Life is not a miracle. It is a natural phenomenon, and can be expected to appear whenever there is a planet whose conditions duplicate those of the earth.[Stating how planets supporting life cannot be rare.] - Harold Urey
Speak the truth do not become angered and give when asked, even be it a little. By these three conditions one goes to the presence of the gods. - Gautama Buddha
We can gradually grow into any condition we desire, provided we first make ourselves in habitual mental attitude the person who corresponds to those conditions.
A philosopher once said 'It is necessary for the very existence of science that the same conditions always produce the same results'. Well, they do not. You set up the circumstances, with the same conditions every time, and you cannot predict behind which hole you will see the electron. - Richard Feynman
Knowledge is essential to conquest; only according to our ignorance are we helpless. Thought creates character. Character can dominate conditions. Will creates circumstances and environment. - Anne Besant
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
In order to survive our youth, many of us became sensitized to which conditions we had to play to, to receive attention. No wonder we mistook this attention for love. We thought love came in finite quantities—it had to be competed for among siblings, or it had to be paid for with exacting dues. - Maureen Brady
The abundance Jesus offers is a spiritual abundance that transcends circumstances, like income, health, living conditions, and even death. The abundant life is eternal. - Charles R. Swindoll
Under peaceful conditions, the warlike man attacks himself. - Friedrich Nietzsche
It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing. We find it easier to add a new study or course or kind of school than to recognize existing conditions so as to meet the need. - John Dewey
We shouldn't be surprised that conditions in the universe are suitable for life, but this is not evidence that the universe was designed to allow for life. - Stephen Hawking
Leave the world in better conditions in wich you found it. - Baden Powell
In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation. - Guy Debord
Prospective research looks forward in time to see how a group of individual change over time while retrospective research looks backward in time and attempts to reconstruct the conditions that led to the current situation. - Shelley E. Taylor
If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come. - C.S. Lewis
Good fantasy fiction: ... explores real human conditions through fantastic metaphors which universalize the characters' individual experiences to speak personally to us all. - Laura Resnick
Under conditions of tyranny it is far easer to act than to think.
Action on the move creates its own route; creates to a very great extent the conditions under which is it to be fullfilled, and thus baffles all calculation. - Henri Bergson
Everything changes as you move through three stages of awareness:first, that beliefs are the result of conditions;second, that beliefs are the cause of conditions;and third, that beliefs are themselves conditions. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Something right in the morning can turn into something wrong in the afternoon! Even if you are on the right path, you must still question the rightness of your path! Conditions perpetually change! Update your path and your travel constantly! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Those persons achieves the success who sustains their beliefs among the change of conditions. - Aditya Pandya
Love in its essence is unconditional. When conditions, exceptions, and ultimatums are cast into the mix, its purity changes. It is no longer love and should be referred to by a less-desirable name. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not. - Eckhart Tolle
Unconditional conditions are sometimes conditioned to conditionally exist. - Awatef A
Music is essentially useless, as life is: but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions. - George Santayana
This is a trust that you just cannot find in modern society for there are no conditions to forge it. - Chris Matakas
Love without conditions, restrictions, or the expectation of being loved in return. - Kamand Kojouri
Flowers wither away when put through harsh conditions. Humans, on the other hand, have a choice. A choice to wither away or blossom. - karan godara
Let love without conditions help us to attain the supreme peace and tranquility. Love is god. His benevolence make us more pretty. - Acharyasri Rajesh
People have a habit of doing everyday things even under the oddest conditions. - Harper Lee
The only opportunity you will ever have to live by faith is in the circumstances you are provided this very day: this house you live in, this family you find yourself in, this job you have been given, the weather conditions that prevail at the ...moment. - Eugene H. Peterson
Although the many virtues that courtesans possessed were employed to defy circumstances, the role they played depended on the same circumstances over which they triumphed- conditions which to, fortunately for modern women, no longer exist. - Susan Griffin
Happiness depends on our thoughts and actions, not on wealth, splendor, or external conditions. - Debasish Mridha
Physicists like to think that all you have to do is say, these are the conditions, now what happens next? - Richard Feynman
If you are looking for a career that may induce a myriad of health conditions into you, I can recommend working at the 13,796 feet very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA. - Steven Magee
Learning is retarded in conditions of high anxiety and low acceptance. For most tasks, people have the intellectual knowledge to perform well; they just have a hard time acting on what they know. - Tim Gallwey
Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think. - Hannah Arendt
It reminds me that we are born innocent but ignorant, and that to remedy the second of these conditions we inevitably surrender the first. - Martha N. Beck
Education...beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of conditions of men --the balance wheel of the social machinery...It does better than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward the rich; it prevents being poor. - Horace Mann
Love without truth and honor is licentious in nature. Love without commitment is promiscuous and fleeting. Love without virtue and understanding is savage and selfish. Love without respect is short-lived. Love without these conditions is without God. - David W. Stevens
No matter how against your conditions are, never divert yourself from your life goals. - Aishwarya Shiva Pareek
In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not value trained intelligence is doomed. - Alfred North Whitehead
Much of our time is spent just maintaining our emotional lives and physical conditions. To move ahead, we often have to clear a trail as we go. Progress and development do not occur without change in our motivations and actions. - James H. Bae
In a natural environment, nature controls the breeding cycles. In the man-made environment, abnormal environmental conditions control the unnatural breeding cycles. - Steven Magee
All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind.
If living conditions don't stop improving in this country, we're going to run out of humble beginnings for our great men. - Russell P. Askue
We must delight in each other, make others conditions our own, rejoice together, mourn together, labor and suffer together, always having before our eyes our commission and community in the work, our community as members of the same body. - John Winthrop
While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth? - George Bernard Shaw
By listening to his language of his locality the poet begins to learn his craft. It is his function to lift, by use of imagination and the language he hears, the material conditions and appearances of his environment to the sphere of the intelligence where they will have new currency. - William Carlos Williams
Every man who refuses to accept the conditions of life sells his soul. - Charles Baudelaire
I decided to do the easy task of changing situations and conditions by being a hero, than staying back to do the difficult task of changing people by being just a man. - Amit Kalantri
The huge modern heresy is to alter the human soul to fit modern social conditions, instead of altering modern social conditions to fit the human soul. - G.K. Chesterton
If I would expect better spiritual conditions to serve, I would not have started until the present moment. - Chico Xavier
War created the conditions for great advances in technology...without war men would not traverse oceans in hours, travel in space, or microwave popcorn. - Adrian R. Lewis
No terms, no conditions, no promises, no commitment, and no institution—but only another example of what happens when law and politics attempt to regulate a religious institution. - H. Kirk Rainer
Property may be destroyed and money may lose it's purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge, and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions.
Success is like a seed, it waits for the right conditions that will allow it to grow. - Auliq Ice
It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living. - Simone de Beauvoir
Happiness has no time limits or conditions; the only requirement is to give it away. - George Alexiou
There are problems and conditions of this world that man nor woman can solve; it requires His grace and mercy. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Only a "dry as dust" religion prompts a minister to extol the glories of Heaven while ignoring the social conditions that cause men an Earthly hell. - Martin Luther King Jr.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. - Albert Einstein
Keeping a little ahead of conditions is one of the secrets of business - Charles M. Schwab
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