Quotation Explorer - 'Consists'

Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men. - Joseph Conrad
Das Leben einen klugen Investors ist wie das Leben eines Krokodils. Es besteht zum größten Teil aus Warten. Warten auf die nächste Mahlzeit.----Life of an intelligent investor is like the life of a crocodile. It mostly consists of waiting. Waiting for the next meal - Karsten Reuss
We are what we imagine. Our very existence consists in our imagination of ourselves. Our best destiny is to imagine, at least, completely, who and what, and that we are. The greatest tragedy that can befall us is to go unimagined. - N. Scott Momaday
A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not. - Henry Fielding
How much of the national news that you report to the public each night consists of information you've actually gone out and dug up on your own?
Experience consists of experiencing that which one does not wish to experience
The best advice you can give anyone consists of one word only, given at precisely the right moment. - Glen McDiarmid
Wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants. - Esther de Wall
The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. - H. L. Mencken
True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision. - Edith Wharton
Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention. - Clifton Fadiman
Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be. - Thérèse de Lisieux
To name an object is to deprive a poem of three-fourths of its pleasure, which consists in a little-by-little guessing game; the ideal is to suggest. - Wallace Stevens
PHRENOLOGY, n. The science of picking the pocket through the scalp. It consists in locating and exploiting the organ that one is a dupe with. - Ambrose Bierce
Familialism consists of magically denying social reality, and avoiding all connections with the actual flux. - Félix Guattari
Life consists of two days, one for you one against you. So when it's for you don't be proud or reckless, and when it's against you be patient, for both days are test for you. - Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
Happiness consists in always aspiring perfection, the pause in any level in perfection is the pause of happiness - Leo Tolstoy
Journalism largely consists of saying 'Lord Jones is Dead' to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive. - G. K. Chesterton
"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. - Albert Einstein
Religion, as it is generally taught all over the world, is said to be based upon faith and belief, and, in most cases, consists only of different sets of theories, and that is the reason why we find all religions quarrelling with one another. - Abhijit Naskar
It seems to me that anyone whose library consists of a Kindle lying on a table is some sort of bloodless nerd. - Penelope Lively
But life does not consist of words.Life consists of reality. - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. - Epictetus
Friendship consists in forgetting; what one gives, and remembering what one receives. - Alexandre Dumas
Why do we think love is a magician? Because the whole power of magic consists in love. The work of magic is the attraction of one thing by another because of a certain affinity of nature. - Marsilio Ficino
Our humanity consists in the fact that we do more than survive, that a great part of what we do confers no survival benefit in terms presumably salient from the Pleistocene point of view. - Marilynne Robinson
The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Life Consists Of Many Things But You Have To Do One Thing... And That Thing Is Living For God.Remember You Cant Do Many Things At Once. - Cyc Jouzy
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. - Anna Quindlen
True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home. - John Hay
Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time. - Theodore Roosevelt
The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.
Every serious-minded person knows that a large part of the effort required in moral discipline consists in the courage needed to acknowledge the unpleasant consequences of one's past and present acts. - John Dewey
Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself. - H. L. Mencken
Skiing consists of wearing $3,000 worth of clothes and equipment and driving 200 miles in the snow in order to stand around at a bar and drink. - P. J. O'Rourke
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus
There is an inmost center in us all, where truth abides in fullness;....and, to know, rather consists in opening out a way where the imprisoned splendor may escape, then in effecting entry for a light supposed to be without. - Robert Browning
Now, in the modern money economy everything in the nature of a social-economic occurrence consists in human actions and behaviour. - Oskar Morgenstern
Power consists to a large extent in deciding what stories will be told. - Carolyn G. Heilbrun
Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different. - Albert Szent-Györgyi
We often hear that mathematics consists mainly of 'proving theorems.' Is a writer's job mainly that of 'writing sentences? - Gian-Carlo Rota
Greatness consists not in the holding of some future office, but really consists in doing great deeds with little means and the accomplishment of vast purposes from the private ranks of life. To be great at all one must be great here, now, in Philadelphia. - Russell H. Conwell
Manliness consists not in bluff, bravado or loneliness. It consists in daring to do the right thing and facing consequences whether it is in matters social, political or other. It consists in deeds not words. - Mahatma Gandhi
Another source of fallacy is the vicious circle of illusions which consists on the one hand of believing what we see, and on the other in seeing what we believe. - Thomas Clifford Allbutt
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts. - Henry Adams
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. - Sun-Tzu
A scout troop consists of twelve little kids dressed like schmucks following a big schmuck dressed like a kid. - Jack Benny
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists of not exceeding the limit. - Elbert Hubbard
True courage consists in being courageous precisely when when we're not. - Jules Renard
Health consists of having the same diseases as one's neighbors. - Quentin Crisp
Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong. - Theodore Roosevelt
My life consists of two things,Pain and hardship that no one but me can describe,Love and joy that can only be mesured in who I am - Sam Politinsky
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. - Josh Billings
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups. - Henry Hazlitt
True greatness consists in the use of a powerful understanding to enlighten oneself and others. - Voltaire
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. - Albert Einstein
Human knowledge consists not only of libraries of parchment and ink - it is also comprised of the volumes of knowledge that are written on the human heart, chiselled on the human soul, and engraved on the human psyche. - Michael Jackson
A writer never takes a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing - Eugène Ionesco
Power consists in one's capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation. - Woodrow Wilson
Religion consists in a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain of. - Mark Twain
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. - Peter Drucker
The art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of the citizens to give to the other. - Voltaire
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men. - Joseph Conrad
The meaning of life consists in the fact that it makes no sense to say that life has no meaning. - Niels Bohr
The art of living... is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive. - Alan W. Watts
True morality consists not in following the beaten track, but in finding the true path for ourselves, and fearlessly following it. - Mahatma Gandhi
True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written, in writing what deserves to be read, and in so living as to make the world happier and better for our living in it. - Pliny the Elder
Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. - Milan Kundera
Good leadership consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people. - John D. Rockefeller
Congress consists of one third, more or less, scoundrels; two thirds, more or less, idiots; and three thirds, more or less, poltroons. - H. L. Mencken
Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind. - Cicero
The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection, even though it consists in nothing more than the pounding of an old piano, is what alone gives meaning to our life on this unavailing star. - Logan Pearsall Smith
I have no pretensions whatever to that kind of elegance which consists in tormenting a respectable man. - Jane Austen
Our humanity consists in our ability to sense and respect and respond to the humanity of others. - C. Terry Warner
The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education. - Paul Karl Feyerabend
Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling his delight as our own - Emanuel Swedenborg
True wisdom consists in two things: Knowledge of God and Knowledge of Self. - John Calvin
Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. - Sun-Tzu
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. - Josh Billings
Inflation consists of subsidizing expenditures that give no returns with money that does not exist. - Jacques Rueff
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
My religion consists of laughing at myself. My motto is this: As long as there is a me, there is a reason to laugh out loud! - C. JoyBell C.
Goodness is richer than greatness. It consists not in the outward things we do, but in the inward thing we are. - Edwin Hubbel Chapin
I will simply express my strong belief, that that point of self-education which consists in teaching the mind to resist its desires and inclinations, until they are proved to be right, is the most important of all, not only in things of natural philosophy, but in every department of daily life. - Michael Faraday
Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. - Mark Twain
The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest amount of hissing.
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. - Claude Bernard
True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read; and in so living as to make the world happier for our living in it. - Pliny The Elder
Character consists of what you do on the third and forth tries.
Courage consists, not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing and conquering it. - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Greatness consists not in the holding of some future office, but really consists in doing great deeds with little means and the accomplishment of vast purposes from the private rants of life. To be great at all one must be great here, now, in Philadelphia. - Russell H. Conwell
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. - Robert Frost
In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one part of the citizens to give to the other. - Voltaire
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. - James A. Michener
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. - Oliver Goldman
Humility consists in not esteeming ourselves above other men, and in not seeking to be esteemed above them. - Francis de Sales
A large part of virtue consists in good habits. - William Paley
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials. - Lin Yutang
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think interior decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. - Anna Quindlen
Never let yourself be persuaded that any one Great Man, any one leader, is necessary to the salvation of America. When America consists of one leader and 158 million followers, it will no longer be America. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Teachers don't just teach; they can be vital personalities who help young people to mature, to understand the world, and to understand themselves. A good education consists of much more than useful facts and marketable skills. - Charles Platt
The great art of giving consists in this: the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated. - Baltasar Gracian
The knowledge of faith consists in assurance rather than in comprehension. . . . We add the words sure and firm in order to express a more solid constancy of persuasion. - John Calvin
Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Practical observation commonly consists of collecting a few facts and loading them with guesses.
How many of us are swept away by what I have come to call an 'active laziness'?It consists of cramming our lives with compulsive activity, so that there is no time at all to confront the real issues. - Sogyal Rinpoche
Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin. - Hermann Hesse
Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere. - G. K. Chesterton
Maturity consists in having rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play. - Friedrich Nietzsche
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
According to the concept of transformational evolution, first clearly articulated by , evolution consists of the gradual transformation of organisms from one condition of existence to another. Ernst W. Mayr - Lamarck
Business today consists in persuading crowds.
A little and a little, collected together, become a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop makes an inundation. - Saadi
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause. - Plutarch
Life consists of what man is thinking about all day. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest wisdom consists in knowing one's own follies. - Madame de Sablé
Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose. - Simone Weil
Morality consists in this for each individual: to attempt each time to extend its region of clear expression, to try to augment its amplitude, so as to produce a free act that expresses the most possible in one given condition or another. -- , The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque, 73 - Gilles Deleuze
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. - Josh Billings
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. - Mark Twain
I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. - Anna Quindlen
The better part of one's life consists of his friendships. - Abraham Lincoln
Which crime has the female sex committed to be sentenced to the harsh necessity which consists of being locked up all life either as a prisoner or a slave? I call the nuns prisoners and the married women slaves. - Christina Queen of Sweden
If your boundary training consists only of words, you are wasting your breath. But if you 'do' boundaries with your kids, they internalize the experiences, remember them, digest them, and make them part of how they see reality. - Henry Cloud
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. - Voltaire
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. - George Santayana
Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear. - Alan Corenk
The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. That is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil. - Albert Schweitzer
A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. Happiness consists in the multiplicity of agreeable consciousness. - Samuel Johnson
I hate most people. And I don’t want to, it’s an awful way to be. But the human race gives me no comfort. I find myself turning to books and films for comfort still. It’s repulsive, because one’s life consists of people, not things. - Morrissey
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. - Albert Camus
It is in the perfect union of two hearts that complete and total marriage consists. - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Folly consists not in committing Folly, but in being incapable of concealing it. All men make mistakes, but the wise conceal the blunders they have made, while fools make them public. Reputation depends more on what is hidden than on what is seen. If you can’t be good, be careful. - Baltasar Gracián
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure - Arthur Schopenhauer
Every poet will forever try to write the greatest poem ever written, I have found that this kind of poem can be written with One word. And that word consists of a beauty beyond any measure to man and one of the most beauty creations to grace the presents of man. That one word poem is…….. YOU - Michael Jones
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Universe consists of frozen light. - David Bohm
A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships. - Helen Keller
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them. - Aristotle
The difference between God and the historians consists above all in the fact that God cannot alter the past. - Samuel Butler
The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity. - Mark Twain
Language is fossil poetry. As the limestone of the continent consists of infinite masses of the shells of animalcules, so language is made up of images, or tropes, which now, in their secondary use, have long ceased to remind us of their poetic origin. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else; and primarily, morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections. - Archibald Alexander
The whole art of politics consists in directing rationally the irrationalities of men. - Reinhold Niebuhr
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. - Elbert Hubbard
A moment in time consists of multiple moments. - Khalid Masood
The true meaning of Christ's teaching consists in the recognition of love as the supreme law of life, and therefore not admitting any exceptions. - Leo Tolstoy
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