Quotation Explorer - 'Consist'

Dates are hard to remember because they consist of figures; figures are monotonously unstriking in appearance, and they don't take hold, they form no pictures, and so they give the eye no chance to help. Pictures are the thing. Pictures can make dates stick. - Mark Twain
Peter Pastmaster and the absurdly youthful colonel of the new force were drawing up a list of suitable officers in Bratts Club. 'Most of war seems to consist of hanging about,' he said. 'Let's at least hang about with our own friends. - Evelyn Waugh
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
The ghosts that exert the most power in people’s lives-at least, the people I know–tend to be of their own making, and consist of equal parts regret and old fears and just plain missing somebody. - Glen Hirshberg
Life’s richness doesn’t consist of not making mistakes, or never taking the wrong path but of growing stronger from each decision made, good or bad. - Elle Sommer
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. - George Bernard Shaw
A man does not consist of memory alone. He has feeling, will, sensibility, and moral being. - Alexander R. Luria
To the moralist prostitution does not consist so much in the fact that the woman sells her body, but rather that she sells it out of wedlock. - Emma Goldman
The cultivation of literary pursuits forms the basis of all sciences, and in their perfection consist the reputation and prosperity of kingdoms. - Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. - Aristotle
The essence of life does not consist in the lushness of your possessions, but in the richness of your heart. - Roy T. Bennett
In the long-run, regrets consist less of bad choices and more of choices not made at all. Little do we realize, those were choices too. - Ryan Lilly
All people know the same truth. Our lives consist of how we choose to distort it. - Woody Allen
Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time. - Josh Billings
The rather difficult antagonists towards the Faith consist not nearly of the cruel and heartless, nihilistic intellectuals who hate God and humanity, but the well-meaning spirits who for the most part lack Spiritual understanding. - Criss Jami
If there is a sin against life, it consist perhaps not so much in despairing of life as hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. Albert Camus - Albert Camus
Nothing changes more constantly than the past; for the past that influences our lives does not consist of what actually happened, but of what men believe happened. - Gerald White Johnson
Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos; the materials must, in the first place, be afforded: it can give form to dark, shapeless substances but cannot bring into being the substance itself. - Mary Shelley
Brilliance in a scientist does not consist in being right more often but in being wrong about more interesting topics. - Kent Beck
To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent. - Robert Copeland
Life does not consist mainly - or even largely - of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through one's mind. - Mark Twain
Everybody says that I have a lot of power. But what does that power consist of?... Can I influence governments? I am beginning to be able to..." (1995) - George Soros
Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos. - Mary Shelley
Imagine you saw a colour in your dream, which you have never seen before. It doesn't consist of any colours or shades that you know. Trying to describe that colour would be as difficult as trying to belive that there is enough love & compassion in the world so every human can feel happiness. - Egor Kraft
The art of conversation consist as much in listening politely, as in talking agreeably.
But life does not consist of words.Life consists of reality. - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character. - David O. McKay
I consist of body and soul - in the worlds of a child. And why shouldn't we speak like children? But the enlightened, the knowledgealbe would say: I am body through and through, nothing more; and the soul is just a word for something on the body. - Friedrich Nietzsche
One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake, without being influenced by fear or hope, or by any external influence. Moreover, that in that does happiness consist. - Diogenes Laertius
There are 2,500 kinds of sponges, all of them consist largely of holes. - Will Cuppy
Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress. - Coco Chanel
We are paid for our daily labors by the pennies and dollars; we are paid in respect and gratitude when those labors consist of good deeds. - Charles Cross
Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. - Henri-Frédéric Amiel
My non American viewers. Who understand that the world does not consist solely of a single nation sailing across an infinite sea of migrant workers. Will no doubt have heard that the waters surrounding Brisbane got tired of waiting for people to hit the beach and decided to bring the party to us. - Yahtzee Croshaw
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but on the mastery of his passions. - Alfred Tennyson
However smart and determined you are, your life is always going to consist of light and darkness, joy and sadness, good or bad, up and down, yang and yin. - Gary Hayden
INCOMPATIBILITY, n. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination. Incompatibility may, however, consist of a meek-eyed matron living just around the corner. It has even been known to wear a moustache. - Ambrose Bierce
I have often thought morality may perhaps consist solely in the courage of making a choice. - Leon Blum
Love has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think of yourself.
Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things - Alexander Hamilton
A man's life consist not of the things he possess, nor Facebook likes and approval.But some of it damn sure consist of his favorite hobbies and love of girls with guns - Herbert M. Brunner
I despise making the most of one's time. Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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