Quotation Explorer - 'Direct'

The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity. - Marcel Proust
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their committment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. - Vince Lombardi
So, let us not be blind to our differences - but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. - John F. Kennedy
The burdens I carry on my back are in direct correlation to the weight of my ego. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed than one is adversity. - Plutarch
It's not our mission to change or direct another person's path. There is no wrong way or right way. We each have our own life journey and our mission is to just become a LIGHT that enlightens other people's pathways. - Jan Mckingley Hilado
Before saying anything further about culture, I consider the world is hungry and does not care about culture, and people artificially want to turn these thoughts away from hunger and direct them towards culture. - Antonin Artaud
We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface hidden tension that is already alive - Martin Luther King Jr.
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -- not people; to focus your energies on answers -- not excuses. - William Arthur Ward
Success is three parts hard work and one part serendipity; this serendipity is a direct result of the other three parts of hard work. - Ken Poirot
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor. - Vince Lombardi Jr.
We all do things in a certain individual way, according to our temperaments. Every human act no matter how large or how small— is a direct expression of a man's personality, and bears the inevitable impress of his nature. - S.S. Van Dine
Everything we know and believe about deity and divinity nowadays, is a direct origin of old civilizations. Everybody, Greeks, Saxons, Assyrians and Soumerians, all imitate the ancient ways of the first tribes of central Africa (Mason father to his son in "The Omniconstant - Christos Rodoulla Tsiailis
Knowledge is the eye that must direct the foot of obedience. - Thomas Watson
Shall ignorance of good and ill Dare to direct the eternal will? Seek virtue, and of that possest, To Providence resign the rest.
By talking to yourself every hour of the day, you can direct yourself to think thoughts of courage and happiness, thoughts of power and peace. By talking to yourself about the things you have to be grateful for, you can fill your mind with thoughts that soar and sing. - Dale Carnegie
In proportion as we endeavor to live according to the guidance of reason, shall we strive as much as possible to depend less on hope, to liberate ourselves from fear, to rule fortune, and to direct our actions by the sure counsels of reason. - Baruch Spinoza
The word of Mohammad is a voice direct from nature's own heart - all else is wind in comparison. - Thomas Carlyle
The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give. - Oprah Winfrey
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. - Plato
Don’t underestimate your tears. They have the power to strengthen your commitment to your life’s purpose and to direct you towards your goal. So, when you cry because of the people who mock or taunt you, be positive and make promises with yourself that you will prove them wrong. - Saad Salman
The solution is so obvious, but for so many of us we would travel a hundred miles out of the way to avoid it, gather a thousand opinions on the way and take a pit stop in fear to check our map before we proceed through hell. Heaven was always a direct flight with no layovers. - Shannon L. Alder
His pride and her beauty had been in direct conflict, and his pride had remained the conqueror. - Emmuska Orczy
Realization is the direct seeing that this entity you have believed yourself to be has its roots in something infinitely vast and that this entity is not separate from that vastness, the source, the absolute. - Enza Vita
Reason should direct and appetite obey. - Cicero
A little tact and wise management may often evade resistance, and carry a point, where direct force might be in vain.
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. - Andrew Carnegie
Prayer is a spiritual device that links humankind direct to the Father. - Euginia Herlihy
I think horror, when done well, is one of the most direct and honest ways to get to the core of the human experience because terror reduces all of us to our most authentic forms. - Alistair Cross
An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager. - Bob Nelson
We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy. - Henry David Thoreau
Spiritual authority is the direct result of God doing a greater work in the deeper areas of a leader’s life. - Gary Rohrmayer
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. - C.G. Jung
When you love you should not think you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. - Kahlil Gibran
How you treat others is a direct reflection of how you feel about yourself. - Amber Deckers
Consciousness is in this present moment, the awareness with every cell in your body the direct and experience of love. - Matthew Donnelly
Why so eager to jump in and direct someone else's life when you can't stick to your own goals and resolutions? - Richelle E. Goodrich
The aphorism "If you want something done, ask a busy woman" is in direct acknowledgment of the efficiency boot camp parenthood puts you through. - Caitlin Moran
Thus man of all creatures is more than a creature, he is also a creator. Man alone can direct his success mechanism by the use of imagination, or imaging ability. - Maxwell Maltz
You will find that reason, which always ought to direct mankind, seldom does; but that passions and weaknesses commonly usurp its seat, and rule in its stead. - Philip Dormer Stanhope
my whole authorship pertains to Christianity, to the issue: becoming a Christian, with direct and indirect polemical aim at that enormous illusion, Christendom-- Soren Kierkegaard "The Point of View for My Work as an Author, (The Single Individual) - Soren kierkagaard
Cryptography is the ultimate form of non-violent direct action. - Julian Assange
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations. - David M. Friedman
God, I want to give You every minute of this year. I shall try to keep You in mind every moment of my waking hours....I shall try to let You be the speaker and direct every word. I shall try to let You direct my acts. I shall try to learn Your language. - Frank C. Laubach
Man in his usual perversity turns the footstool into a throne from whence he would feign direct the Almighty as to what He ought to do, giving the onlooker the impression that if God had half the compassion that those who pray (?) have, all would quickly be right - Arthur W. Pink
I like performing because it's direct contact with live people. I write a good deal of the time but that's introspective creation rather than interaction. - Oliver
Toward the accomplishment of an aim, which in wantonness of atrocity would seem to partake of the insane, he will direct a cool judgement, sagacious and sound. These men are madmen, and of the most dangerous sort. - Herman Melville
Sometimes it is one step at a time, and things don’t always work out the way we would like them to, but as you allow God to direct you He will bring you to a place of peace. - Anna Stevens
Present your product and service simple and direct. Eliminate senseless small talk that takes up valuable time. - Timi Nadela
It means the third rail has seven hundred volts of direct current running through it. Touch it and you're human popcorn - James Patterson
A soulmate is a direct pathway to God. - Kamand Kojouri
Jesus not only preached liberty, but has the authority to direct history toward its final victory. - The Liberty Book
No matter the circumstances, I encourage you to go forward with faith and prayer, calling on the Lord. You may not receive any direct revelation. But you will discover, as the years pass, that there has been a subtle guiding of your footsteps in paths of progress and great purpose. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Evidently, one thing seems to have more value in direct proportion to whether or not we feel we have the freedoms, joys or conveniences of that thing. - David Brier
Believe in Luck only when yo can direct it into a possible outcome - Subham Dwivedi
Next to the bestowal of life itself, the right to direct that life is God's greatest gift to man. - David O. McKay
Dreams are very important. They direct your path and serve as predictors for your future. - Kevin J. Donaldson
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
The charms of a passing woman are usually in direct relation to the speed of her passing. - Marcel Proust
Animals cannot have any high thoughts; nor can the Angels or Devas attain to direct freedom without human birth. - Swami Vivekananda
Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for. - Terry Lynn Taylor
I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth. - Ben Lindsey
Wealth is not money. Wealth lies in men. This is where true power lies, the power we value. This is what has convinced us to direct all our resources to building the individual, and to using the wealth which God has provided us in the service of the nation. - Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan
We could all use the power of prayer now and then, but it seems to me that the people who are sure they have a direct line to heaven are most often calling collect with bad news. - Mark Abramson
One of the things I enjoy about being young is learning from my elders without them giving direct advise. - Unarine Ramaru
Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating. - Andrea Dworkin
Sometimes i think there must be a sort of pollen of ideas floating in the air, which fertilizes similarly minds here and there which have not had direct contact. - William Faulkner
Be aware that how you feel has a direct impact on your thinking process. When we set standards for ourselves they seem objective, but standards and goal-setting are totally subjective and personal." From The Biology of Success. - Robert Arnot
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
Most people have fear to compromise with life.You got to take the reins of your life in your own hands, and direct it yourself.You decide how you use your time. - Kristin Ketelslegers
This is not a reaction to your words or actions, rather, it is in direct response to them - Deborah Brodie
Leadership is giving out far more than one expects in direct return. The rewards are intangible, yet priceless. - T Jay Taylor
Forgiveness is freedom. Forgiveness is liberation. Forgiveness is a choice. If you forgive and forget you are free but, if you keep it, you shall always have it and it shall always rule and direct your heart, mind, body and spirit. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
There's a direct correlation between faith in the righteousness of Christ and zeal in the cause of Christ. The more a person counts as loss his own righteousness and lays hold by faith of the righteousness of Christ, the more he'll be motivated to live and work for Christ. - Jerry Bridges
Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous. - Leonardo da Vinci
I'm raw power & energy. And my wife is like the only scientist who can harness and direct it properly. I always thank Jah for her. (Proverbs 31:10) - Sotero M Lopez II
When I have been asked during these last weeks who caused the riots and the killing in L.A., my answer has been direct and simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame. - Dan Quayle
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest. - W. H. Auden
Though the stupid have great capacity to direct the world because they are plentiful, the clever has a much greater capacity to prevent the stupid from halting the progression of humanity because - though they are rare - they are tactical and intelligent! - Mehmet Murat ildan
It takes a leader to create the momentum, it takes a vision to direct the momentum, it takes a massive action to build on the momentum, and it takes self-discipline to sustain the momentum. Momentum is the bridge between a vision and its results. - Farshad Asl
I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. - J.K. Rowling
Your life is a screenplay, you must be the author; direct and make it a success. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
The banks can, and do, create money... And they who control the credit of a nation direct the policy of Governments and hold in the hollow of their hands the destiny of the people.
The best way to try to motivate somebody is by being direct with them. To be honest with them. Lies are never the right way to get your message across. - Trey Parker and Matt Stone
Money should not direct you to what to do and what not to do; the giver of the money is responsible for playing that role. - Israelmore Ayivor
Our measure of hope is in direct proportion to our ability to conquer hopelessness. - LeeAnn Taylor
Honesty is to truth as prow is to stern. Honesty appears first and truth appears last. The interval between varies in direct proportion to the size of ship. With anything of size, truth takes a long time in coming. Sometimes it only manifests itself posthumously. - Haruki Murakami
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. - Anthony Robbins
Do not let anyone else's expectations direct the course of your life. I have discovered happiness in being true to who I am. - Julianne Donaldson
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. - Kahlil Gibran
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction. - Malcolm Gladwell
If you respect & care about someone, give him/her direct feedback in his/her face. Please don't be coward and use proxies! Be a man/woman!!! - Assegid Habtewold
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. - Michael J. Fox
Be simple. Be direct. Be clear. Don't worry about being correct. Worry about being real. - Jill Telford
May it please your Majesty I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place but as the House is pleased to direct me whose servant I am here. - William Lenthall
Leadership potential is in everyone; we all have it, but we all don't know it until we have a direct individual encounter with the Holy Spirit of God. The principal source of leadership influence is the Holy Spirit. - Israelmore Ayivor
Help without expecting a direct or immediate payback. You will get rewarded. - Auliq-Ice
It is be­cause freedom means the renun­ciation of direct control of individual efforts that a free society can make use of so much more knowledge than the mind of the wisest ruler could comprehend. - Friedrich Hayek
Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not. - William James
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