Quotation Explorer - 'Elements'

Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings. - George F. Will
Ludwig von Beethoven had never mastered the elements of arithmetic beyond addition and subtraction. A thirteen-year-old boy whom he had befriended tried unsuccessfully to teach him simple multiplication and division.
His life was gentle, and the elements so mix'd in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world 'This was a man!' - William Shakespeare
When we make appreciation the central theme of our value system, then all the painful elements of our past become meaningful lessons we could not have done without. Acceptance becomes natural when we become adept at finding the silver lining, even in the most challenging circumstances. - Pooja Ruprell
Not taking the Bible (or other texts based on 'revealed truths') literally leaves it up to the reader to cherry-pick elements for belief. There exists no guide for such cherry-picking, and zero religious sanction for it. - Jeffrey Tayler
Without space, there could not have been God. Likewise, without chit the other three elements, manas, buddhi and ahankar cannot manifest. - Daaji
I have a firm belief in such things as, you know, the water, the Earth, the trees and sky. And I'm wondering, it is increasingly difficult to find those elements in nature, because it's nature I believe in rather than some spiritual thing. - Bill Blass
Man is a microcosm, or a little world, because he is an extract from all the stars and planets of the whole firmament, from the earth and the elements; and so he is their quintessence. - Paracelsus
There but for the... good choices I've made, genetics, psychological conditioning, and 10K random elements, go I. - Daniel Ionson
How silly then to imagine that the human mind, which is formed of the same elements as divine beings, objects to movement and change of abode, while the divine nature finds delight and even self-preservation in continual and very rapid change. - Seneca
It is in the elements that we found ourselves; even though the elements are not the same today. - Jerril Thomas Abraham
And yet, troublingly, there is one difference between 'labour' and other elements [raw materials, machinery] which conventional economics does not have a means to represent, or give weight to, but which is nevertheless unavoidably present in the world: the fact that labour feels pain. - Alain de Botton
To say that a man is made up of certain chemical elements is a satisfactory description only for those who intend to use him as a fertilizer.
If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy. - Dorothy Parker
For wicked people to do evil requires money, and good people superstition. Combining these elements gives us organized religion, but to achieve the worst of all evil conflate politics to the compound and the tragedies are endless. - Sean Kamali
Love and compassion are the creating and sustaining elements of humanity, without them humanity will be inhumane. - Debasish Mridha
God used the element of faith to construct the earth and its inhabitants. Whatever he said, it came to pass, then dropped these elements in us to say whatever we want to also come to pass, but sin and disbelieve has murdered the faith in us and need to be ressurected by purity and strong will power. - Michael Bassey Johnson
However, he was happy. He felt he was conquering nature. He laughed aloud. He felt he was stronger than the elements. In this type of weather animals hid in their holes and did not come out. He was out, fighting the elements. He was a man, master of the world. - Jack London
Poetry is inspired by the elements of random thoughts, an overflow of gazing at the unseen. - Michael Bassey Johnson
We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. - Carl Sagan
religion, the most powerful of the elements which have entered into the formation of moral feeling, having almost always been governed either by the ambition of a hierarchy, seeking control over every department of human conduct, or by the spirit of Puritanism. - John Stuart Mill
For wicked people to do evil requires money, and good people superstition. Combining these elements and we get organized religion, but to achieve the worst of all evil conflate politics to the compound and the tragedies are endless. - Sean S. Kamali
His life was gentle; and the elements So mixed in him, that Nature might stand up, And say to all the world, THIS WAS A MAN! - William Shakespeare
Roots cannot grow into trees if there are no supernatural elements in the soil. Man cannot grow wealthy and famous if he doesn't contribute to either, the good or evil. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Choose criticism wisely, it might help you improve some elements of what you do. - Unarine Ramaru
The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity. - Harlan Ellison
It is faith among men that holds the moral elements of society together, as it is faith in God that binds the world to his throne
The elements of life do not segregate themselves, unless they are human. - Zephyr A. McIntyre
In the Italian kitchen, ingredients are not treated as promising but untutored elements that need to be corrected through long and intricate manipulation and refined by the ultimate polish of a sauce. - Marcella Hazan
The elements of love, devotion, loyalty I have found in the words, never found in humans. That is why I never truly loved. - M.F. Moonzajer
There should be no separation between spontaneous work with an emotional tone and work directed by the intellect. Both are supplementary to each other and must be regarded as intimately connected. Discipline and freedom are thus to be seen as elements of equal weight, each partaking of the other. - Armin Hofmann
Honesty is one of the key elements to a great relationship. If you cannot be honest with your partner, stay single. - Kemi Sogunle
You have an inbuilt goodness. Why should you allow some poisonous elements to destroy that goodness? Protect your goodness by any means. Stay away from the toxic people. - Anjan Dey
It may seem demeaning to the vanity of some individuals, but like all elements of the mind, God and all its correlated sensations of divinity are the majestic creations of neurobiology. - Abhijit Naskar
I heaved into being, came out of the stone, the bricks, and other elements, and took form. (Dark City Lights) - Jerrold Mundis
There is surely a piece of divinity in us, something that was before the elements, and owes no homage unto the sun. - Sir Thomas Browne
When all is said and done, the weather and love are the two elements about which one can never be sure. - Alice Hoffman
I wonder, among all the tangles of this mortal coil, which one contains tighter knots to undo, and consequently suggests more tugging, and pain, and diversified elements of misery, than the marriage tie. - Edith Wharton
The Knower of the Soul is considered Self Realized (The Enlightened one). The knower of all the eternal elements is known as Omniscient (sarvagna). - Dada Bhagwan
The human heart needs only the bare elements to survive, the human brain wants to the limitlessness of tolerance. Finding yourself is a matter of pitching your tent in the middle. - Zephyr McIntyre
Bureaucracy develops the more perfectly, the more it is 'dehumanized', the more completely it succeeds in eliminating from business love, hatred, and all purely personal, irrational, and emotional elements which escape calculation. - Max Weber
There is no such thing as phD in swag. Only uni. After learning the principles of swag, one must do their own individual trainibg to increase horizons of their 4 elements of swag. Then comes controlling the swag count that's is released from within. - Batuhan Ibal
We have achieved two of the three alchemists' dreams: We have transmuted the elements and learned to fly. Immortality is next. - Max More
If you want an incredibly passionate, happy, ALIVE business…don’t overcomplicate things. Once all is said and done, the foundational elements of a successful business are very simple: respect, service, value and sales. Comparatively, everything else is froth. - Richie Norton
In scientific thinking are always present elements of poetry. Science and music requires a thought homogeneous. - Albert Einstein
It is not only the unit vote for the Presidency we are talking about, but a whole solar system of governmental power. If it is proposed to change the balance of power of one of the elements of the solar system, it is necessary to consider the others. - John F. Kennedy
The elements are a way to define what abstract is; and abstract is a taught as like any other than ,what to think? and how to think? and you may begin.. - Jerril Thomas Abraham
A 21st century poet is a woman who can speak her mind and stand upright like a mountain with her convictions, but can adapt like water in an ever changing season without losing her genuine elements. - Roseville Nidea
Misunderstanding and distrust—the predominant elements of a novel. Without them, everyone lives happily from beginning. - Carmen DeSousa
This view, as a rounded whole and in all its essential elements, has very recently disappeared from science. It died a royal death with Agassiz.[It had formerly been held that there were no genetic connections among species.] - Asa Gray
Curiosity is often mistaken as Love,Since they both have the common elements of Interest and Passion - drishti bablani
What is called poetic insight is the gift of discerning, in this sphere of strangely mingled elements, the beauty and the majesty which are compelled to assume a garb so sordid. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
A not complete unit or a new unit. The elements in the 3 parts should neither fit nor not fit together.One would like not to be led. Avoid the idea of a puzzle which could be solved. Remove the signs of thought. It is not thought which needs showing. - Jasper Johns
Your VISION and your self-willingness is the MOST powerful elements to conquer your goal - Rashedur Ryan Rahman
My godfather sad that story was abut taking the chaotic jigsaw of life, making it into a picture and putting a frame around it so that we could look at it, have control over it. Story and art are the humanizing elements of us. - Emma Thompson
The 'magic' is the known and unknown quiet, spiritual, invisible thread which links and reveals harmonic elements to a universe of high vibrational sensory. And our beloved Bro. Maurice David knew it's undeniable creative power, from within. - T.F. Hodge
It is the ultimate religion, through which the son, the Father and all elements of the universe become unified. - Abhijit Naskar
History that is presented only as ink-embalmed data is as a flower pressed in a book. Although the dry petals still hold all the elements of the original flower, they cannot show us how it looked blooming in the field. The color and fragrance - the true reality - or the flowers are gone. - Rex Alan Smith
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