Quotation Explorer - 'Essentially'

Freedom is essentially a condition of inequality, not equality. It recognizes as a fact of nature the structural differences inherent in man in temperament, character, and capacity and it respects those differences. We are not alike and no law can make us so. - Frank Chodorov
In the most intimate, hidden and innermost ground of the soul, God is always essentially, actively, and substantially present. Here the soul possesses everything by grace which God possesses by nature. - John Tauler
Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another. - Joseph Addison
Modern architecture predominately specializes in designing what are essentially dimly lit caves. - Steven Magee
There's more than one way to be a person. Actually, there are more than two or three ways. You'd think that was obvious, but I find that often it is not. The world is essentially a collection of teams. Life is a process of deciding which ones we're going to join. - Meghan Daum
The crisis of physical hunger is essentially a crisis of faith. What or whom will you trust to meet your most basic needs? Will you trust the God who made human bodies, or will you seek your own way? (Deuteronomy 8:1-3) - Charles R. Swindoll
The object of poetic activity is essentially language: whatever his beliefs & convictions, the poet is more concerned with words than what these words designate. - Octavio Paz
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 the non-dual state, God, soul and universe are essentially one absolute system which is all-pervading, uncreated, self-luminous and eternal. - Abhijit Naskar
I think the mystery of art lies in this, that artists’ relationship is essentially with their work not with power, not with profit, not with themselves, not even with their audience. - Ursula K. Le Guin
The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel. This is essentially the basis of all military thinking. - Terry Pratchett
Human nature, essentially changeable, unstable as the dust, can endure no restraint; if it binds itself it soon begins to tear madly at its bonds, until it renders everything asunder, the wall, and the bonds and its very self. - Kafka, Franz
You can't see the light without darkness, take a look at the dark side of another point of view, you will find the meaning of darkness are essentially - Eldy Reynanda
Essentially there are two actions in life: Performance and excuses. Make a decision as to which he will accept from yourself. - Steven Brown
There are essentially two questions in life - a spiritual question and a material question. The spiritual question is 'Who am I?' The material question is 'What am I to do with my life?' One leads to the other. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and an actualizer. He can visualize something, and when visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.
All children are essentially criminal. - Denis Diderot
To create something new, knowledge is essentially required, but not academic degree. - Rajib Lochan Dhibar
Although there are several 'schools of thought' relating to why God allows mental, emotional, and physical afflictions, it essentially remains a mystery"~ [2012] - R. Alan Woods
Much of history is fragmentary and essentially anachronistic condemning the past for not being more like the present. It has no real interest in the pastness of the past. - Gordon S. Wood
You don’t so much as become an atheist as find out that’s what you are. There’s no moment of conversion. You don’t suddenly think ‘I don’t believe this anymore.’ You essentially find you don’t believe it. - Christopher Hitchens
Diets are essentially training courses in how to feel fat and feel like a failure. - Paul McKenna
I just can't get with this idea that literature is a 12-step program. If someone wants to read a book to see good people get rewarded and the bad people get punished, essentially what they want is a fairy tale. - China Miéville
...Catholic versus Protestant, essentially. It's that kind of fight. ... And it goes on to this day. Will we never learn? Who knows? Religion. Shit it. - Stephen Fry
The sportification process of bodily practices of certain society, generates new physical manifestations, essentially different, which will help in another process: the indoctrination of subjects with capital values. And this process happens in the dark, without people having consciousness of it. - Lucas Soares Adriano
He will essentially follow the language of the spectacle, for it is the only one he is familiar with. - Guy Debord
The quality which makes man want to write and be read is essentially a desire for self-exposure and masochism. Like one of those guys who has a compulsion to take his thing out and show it on the street. - James Jones
The God who is human in his divinity is the precise opposite of an essence which in ill-willed fashion closes itself to all human thought and knowledge... As love, rather, God is thinkable, without a distinction capable of made between essence and existence. Love is essentially existing lovingly. - Eberhard Jüngel
Beauty? Let me tell you something - being thought of as 'a beautiful woman' has spared me nothing in life. No heartache, no trouble. Love has been difficult. Beauty is essentially meaningless and it is always transitory. - Halle Berry
A negative outlook is dangerous. When you say, It can’t get any worse! You're essentially challenging the universe to do exactly that. - Kamand Kojouri
There are essentially three types of people: those who love life more than they fear it, those who fear life more than they love it, and those who have no clue what I'm talking about. - Neel Burton
For me, a woman who is absorbed in her work, who does not care about gaining one’s favour, strong yet subtle at the same time, is essentially more seductive. The more she hides and abandons her femininity, the more it emerges from the very heart of her existence. - Yohji Yamamoto
When you become complacent with someone lying, whether it is a close friend, the media, or your government, then you have essentially given them permission to continue to do so and most often at your expense. - Gary Hopkins
The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel. - Piet Mondrian
Loads of children read books about dinosaurs, underwater monsters, dragons, witches, aliens, and robots. Essentially, the people who read SF, fantasy and horror haven't grown out of enjoying the strange and weird. - China Miéville
Art is essentially the affirmation, the blessing, and the deification of existence. - Friedrich Nietzsche
My art is the result of a deeply personal, infinitely complex, and still essentially mysterious, exploration of experience. No words will ever touch it. - George Brecht
‎At the end when you cut to the bone,we're all essentially the same; we are women of great expectations - Inji Amr
Essentially, almost all humans are born with a fear of the unknown. It casts a pall of anxiety which pushes us into the arms of religions and soothsayers and their made-up answers. - Mario Stinger
I don't think I'm essentially interested in children's books. I'm interested in writing, and in pictures. I'm interested in people and in children because they are people. - Margaret Wise Brown
The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.The Artist's Way A Spiritual Path to Greater Creativity by Julia Cameron - Piet Mondrian
Love is beyond reason. Love is not measurable in words. Love cannot be partial; it cannot have owners. Love is essentially beyond definition or concept. - Mabel Iam
Freedom is essentially a condition of inequality, not equality. It recognizes as a fact of nature the structural differences inherent in man -in temperament, character, and capacity - and it respects those differences. We are not alike and no law can make us so. - Frank Chodorov
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled. A child cannot be taught by anyone whose demand, essentially, is that the child repudiate his experience, and all that gives him sustenance. - James Baldwin
185. Perhaps this is why writing all day, even when the work feels arduous, never feels to me like "a hard day's work." Often it feels more like balancing two sides of an equation - occasionally quite satisfying, but essentially a hard and passing rain. It, too, kills the time. - Maggie Nelson
I love people that read. I think it screams humility. When someone reads, they are essentially admitting they want more, that the world is not enough for them. They want more knowledge, more experience. Whatever this life is, they want more of it. - Nicholas Browne
In a human development sense, our understanding of leadership has essentially grown up and moved past personal ego and a self-centered view of things. - Linda Fisher Thornton
Contract law is essentially a defensive scorched-earth battleground where the constant question is, if my business partner was possessed by a brain-eating monster from beyond spacetime tomorrow, what is the worst thing they could do to me? - Charles Stross
When we force something to fit where it doesn't belong, it breaks. When surrounded by people who can't appreciate our beauty, humans essentially do the same. - Kayla Krantz
Music is essentially useless, as life is. - George Santayana
Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation. - William H. Sheldon
Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all. - Maximilien Robespierre
I love you the way a knife loves a heart, the way a bomb loves a crowd, the way your mother warned you about, essentially. - E. Horne and J. Comeau
There are essentially two things that will make you wise -- the books you read and the people you meet. - Jack Canfield
To be scientifically illiterate is to remain essentially uncultured. And the chief virtue of a cultural activity--be it art, music, literature, or science--is the way it enriches our lives. - Lawrence M. Krauss
While one should always study the method of a great artist, one should never imitate his manner. The manner of an artist is essentially individual, the method of an artist is absolutely universal. The first is personality, which no one should copy; the second is perfection, which all should aim at. - Oscar Wilde
Music is essentially useless, as life is: but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions. - George Santayana
Essentially prayer and meditation are one and the same thing. - Abhijit Naskar
Essentially, meditation means to experientally realize that you are not an individual bubble - you are a universe. - Sadghuru
After a life of being entombed, essentially a slave to an unfair beginning,I am free. I'm a liberated whore of the world with little to no inhibitions."(Annie from upcoming book 3) - Robert Kimbrell
Mars is essentially in the same orbit... Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe. - Dan Quayle
At least one study of blocked writers has found that they were more productive and more creative when they were essentially forced to write instead of scribbling only when the mood struck them. - Daniel Akst
These times of ours are series and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike. As soon as there is life there is danger. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most USA citizens never realize that the systems of public protection are essentially useless until they try to use them. At that point they learn the hard way that government agencies like OSHA, FCC, FDA, police internal affairs, disability, and the like do not work for them. - Steven Magee
Darkness had been essentially banished from the Earth. It had become a choice. - Anne Rice
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