Quotation Explorer - 'Final'

Any effort that has self-glorification as its final endpoint is bound to end in disaster.
Success is never final. - Sir Winston Churchill
It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final. - Roger Babson
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. - Winston S. Churchill
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carry on.
A great philosophy is not one that passes final judgments and establishes ultimate truth. It is one that causes uneasiness and starts commotion.
The way to final freedom is within thy self. - The Book of the Golden Precepts
The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. - Anne Frank
The reader is the final arbiter. - Sam Reaves
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. - Johann Sebastian Bach
Somewhere deep down we know that in the final analysis, we do decide things and that even our decisions to let someone else decide are really our decisions, however pusillanimous. - Harvey Cox
Sometimes I get the start of a story from a memory, an anecdote, but that gets lost and is usually unrecognizable in the final story."[A Conversation with , BookBrowse, 1998] - Alice Munro
The termination; final chapter of endless road. - Usha Cosmico
You learn eventually that, while there are no villains, there are no heroes either. And until you make the final discovery that there are only human beings, who are therefore all the more fascinating, you are liable to miss something. - Paul Gallico
In the final analysis it is between you and God, it was never between you and them anyway. - Mother Teresa
Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
The universal and lasting establishment of peace constitutes not merely a part, but the whole final purpose and end of the science of right as viewed within the limits of reason. - Immanuel Kant
Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not color, but to accept God's final word on where your lips end. - Jerry Seinfeld
Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night. - Steve Almond
The military state is the final form to which every planned economy tends rapidly. - Isabel Paterson
Writing is like sausage making in my view; you'll all be happier in the end if you just eat the final product without knowing what's gone into it. - George R.R. Martin
She is the crescendo, the final, astonishing work of God. Woman. In one last flourish creation comes to a finish with Eve. She is the Master's finishing touch. - John Eldredge
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carry on." Walter Lippmann. - Ignatius Fernandez
If you want to know the value of a year, ask the student who was in the final year of his university education, when the lecturers went on strike and the school ended up closing for a year. - Sunday Adelaja
Instead of the final judgement, what worries me is the final dream. - João Cabral de Melo Neto
I guess forgiveness, like happiness, isn’t a final destination. You don’t one day get there and get to stay. - Deb Caletti
It takes many years to lay the solid foundation for final success. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Wishful thinking does wonders for a wishful mind; but in the end, reality always has the final say. - Steve Maraboli
Revolution is everywhere, in everything. There is no final revolution, no final number. - Yevgeny Zamyatin
For too many centuries women have been being muses to artists. I wanted to be the muse, I wanted to be the wife of the artist, but I was really trying to avoid the final issue that I had to do the job myself. - Anaïs Nin
All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last. - Marcel Proust
In this world, there are instruments to acquire instruments; ‘here’, there is the instrument to attain the Final Goal (Self Realization). - Dada Bhagwan
I watch and listen, helpless to help. There is no point in saying ‘This, too, shall pass.’ For a time, we do not even want it to pass. We hold on to grief, fearing that its lifting will be the final betrayal. - Ahdaf Soueif
Let not our trials of this day be our final sentence. For our difficulties of today is definitely shared by another in our world. Therefore, be encouraged and don't give up because tomorrow a new dawn will surely shine, and once we have life we have the most precious gift-. - Genevieve Sarpong
In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity. - Hunter S. Thompson
Student: Dr. Einstein, Aren't these the same questions as last year's [physics] final exam?Dr. Einstein: Yes; But this year the answers are different. - Albert Einstein
Things will happen that you can’t prevent, things will fall apart that you can’t hold together, but ultimately you’re shaping yourself and that final product speaks volumes about who you really are, not what people see you as or what you want to be. - Erik Tomblin
You can't take credit for your talents, but it matters that you use them. You can't really be blamed for your weaknesses, but it matters that you correct them. So pride and shame don't make a lot of sense, in the final analysis, but they weren't much fun anyway. - Sam Harris
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Success is a transformation not a final destination. - Debasish Mridha
Failure is not the final fall. - Lailah Gifty Akita
A glorious death would be in myfinal breath to take before I die, to hearone final time on my belovèd's mouththe sound of her eternal sigh. - Roman Payne
Dear Mrs. Black: On seven prior occasions this company has denied your claim in writing. We now deny it for the eighth and final time. You must be stupid, stupid stupid, stupid! - John Grisham
God provides something to you through somebody. Thats same God can give something to somebody through you. If you make yourself a greedy traffic on the way and deprive the final destined owner of what you supposed to keep provisionally, you make God upset. - Israelmore Ayivor
Death is the first and final entry in the book of this life. - Kevin Focke
As ages passed we the people, were all blinded and misled in their ventures, by the heralds of the past. In the art of suppression apartheid and slavery were born and raised. In the final stage we established our earth as a drain of fuel and the religion of money made his appearance. - Nynke Visser
Raising teenage sons and daughters is a long and tiresome journey. With God's help the final outcome will be worthwhile. - Ana Monnar
We have survived the death of our childhood. We are soldiers now, maybe the last soldiers who will ever fight, the Earth’s final and only hope, united as one in the spirit of vengeance. - Rick Yancey
Love, happiness, peace - these are not final destinations. They are in every moment, every breath, everything. - Vironika Tugaleva
Death ends a life, but it does not end a relationship, which struggles on in the survivor’s mind toward some final resolution, some clear meaning, which it perhaps never finds. - Robert Anderson
In the final analysis, we are all migrants, armed with a temporary residence permit for this earth, each and every one of us incurably transient - Gazmend Kapllani
Jesus not only preached liberty, but has the authority to direct history toward its final victory. - The Liberty Book
The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions.
Every advantage in the past is judged in the light of the final issue. - Demosthenes
Where are you looking for samadhi (enlightened blissful state)? You just come into your own original Self-form of the Soul, final liberation and samadhi are the natural qualities of the Soul! - Dada Bhagwan
The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender. - Emil Ludwig
People Power is too often an inverted fairy story - the triumph of innocence coming at the start and the Ugly Sisters of intrigue and ambition coming on stage in triumph for the final curtain. - Mark Almond
It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final. - Anonymous
Excellence is a journey and a constant process. It is never a final destination. Have fun and enjoy it as a lifetime self-improvement program. Polish yourself for excellence. Glitter and sparkle for success. - Mark F. LaMoure
No matter whether you believe in luck or chance, the final decision is from yourself. - Stephen Richards
Take good care of your final word. If your final say will hunt you in day's ahead, then hold back the words, and let silence speak. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The United States is at present so demoralized and so corrupted that, like England and France, it need not be taken into consideration as a military adversary. The United States will also be forced by Germany to complete and final capitulation.
If the final chapter of your life story is written by love, you are guaranteed a happy ending. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Death is the final destiny of every soul. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I think that one wants from a painting a sense of life. The final suggestion, the final statement, has to be not a deliberate statement but a helpless statement. It has to be what you can't avoid saying. - Jasper Johns
As the warm air blew in the car, simple snapshots of the life they'd lived together surfaced in his mind; but as always, those images led inexorably to their final day together. - Nicholas Sparks
The final discovery is the discovery of knowledge. - Kedar Joshi
It's not the endings that will haunt youBut the space where they should lie,The things that simply fadedWithout one final wave goodbye. - Erin Hanson
To be thoroughly conversant with Man’s heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of Despair - Edgar Allan Poe
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. - Martin Luther King Jr.
And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the final hour of separation. - Kahlil Gibran
Life on earth is a transition.Death is final rest of every man.What legacy do you wish to live? - Lailah Gifty Akita
And when all's said and done, the final comment will be (from me at least) so what? I'll live with my neuroses. I'll try to develop patience, with my handicapped personality. But I prefer to live with my neuroses and try to make the best of them. - Patricia Highsmith
We all must do what we have to do to get where we need to be. Ultimately, you make that final decision yourself. - Mark Boyer
I now have my final resting place,Your eyes. - Sapphire Belucci
For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal. - John F. Kennedy
Death is the final dance of dreams, desires, loves and hopes. - Debasish Mridha
If you want to kill yourself, kill what you don’t like. I had an old self that I killed. You can kill yourself too, but that doesn’t mean you got to stop living."-, Archie’s Final Project - Vargus
Here is my final point. About drugs, about alcohol, about pornography and smoking and everything else. What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, say, think, who I fuck, what I take into my body - as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet? - Bill Hicks
Men, I still think, ought to be weighed, not counted. Their worth ought to be the final estimate of their value. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The final hour when we cease to exist does not itself bring death; it merely of itself completes the death-process. We reach death at that moment, but we have been a long time on the way. - Seneca
Assim, quantas vezes, desperto e abandonado, não entrei pela noite dentro, aguardando não bem a madrugada nem o meu sono final, mas o vazio absoluto de um nunca mais para o passado e para o futuro. - Vergílio Ferreira
In business, you must remain unattached to the outcome. It matters not who is chosen first and who is chosen second. The only thing that matters is the final verdict. - Laura Moncur
A book series is never truly over. The story lives on, even when the final page has been turned. - Richard P. Denney
In a world full of polished and perfected final drafts, she was the raw and honest scribbled story. - Kavya Janani.U
I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time? - Walter Scott
Nothing is final in history. It always moves on. Peace must be built again and again. - Thorbjørn Jagland
This is your first and final chance, your one and only biography. - Sarah Hall
He passed through her with his soul caressing hers goodbye. And in that final hour he was with her one last time. - Donna Lynn Hope
I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, 'Verify your quotations.' - Sir Winston Churchill
The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.
Somewhere deep down we know that in the final analysis we do decide things and that even our decisions to let someone else decide are really our decisions, however pusillanimous. - Harvey Cox
A man's final query is determined by how well he acts under pressure. If man can control his demeanor under extreme stress, he will be judged in a positive way. - Angela Khristin Brown
The real direction of your vision is as important as your vision. Notwithstanding how large the goal post might be, the power behind your shots least matter as its direction, for it is more of the direction that will determine the goals you shall score and the final score in the end - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
In the final analysis, with Rene she had been an apprentice to love, she had loved him only to learn how to give herself, enslaved and surfeited, to Sir Stephen. - Pauline Réage
Know that tomorrow will bring clarity where before was only fog. In the final summation, it is not other's expectations that slay us, but our over compensatory reactions in regard - C.B. Smith
Be the one whose Lord is Jesus and who takes His words as a final authority without any thought of controversy. True believers follow Jehovah, not only for what He does, but specially for who He is. - Israelmore Ayivor
And how can there be a final revolution? There is no final one. The number of revolutions is infinite. - Yevgeny Zamyatin
Writing is like painting. You sketch it, add colour, add depth and detail. You give it a final layer and then hang it proudly. - Kia Carrington-Russell
The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it. - Ernest Hemingway
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year. - Albert Einstein
When its the right time; it will happen - stop rushing! In my believes; this is the only idea to gather "tolerance" and ultimately it can lead to the final "P" of peace, that is PATIENCE! - Hira Shahid Kazim
And then they bid their final goodbye which marked the end of their story. And beginning of two new stories. - Crestless Wave
Perfection seems sterile; it is final, no mystery in it; it's a product of an assembly line. - Dejan Stojanovic
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity. - Edward Weeks
Communism is the final logic of the dehumanization of man. - Fulton J. Sheen
Thinking is not enough. Nothing is. There is no final enough of wisdom, experience--any fucking thing. No Holy Grail, No Final Satori, no final solution. Just conflict. - William S. Burroughs
The Jesus of Nazareth who came forward publicly as the Messiah...and died to give his work its final consecration never existed. ["Modern Christian Thought: The twentieth century, Volume 2" by James C. Livingston, Francis Schüssler Fiorenza, p.13] - Albert Schweitzer
After the final no there comes a yes / And on that yes the future world depends. - Wallace Stevens
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. - Anne Frank
The process of falling in love at first sight is as final as it is swift in such a case, but the growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair. - Sarah Orne Jewett
It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us. - Peter De Vries
Forgiveness is the final form of love. - Reinhold Niebuhr
The new enlightened self-understanding reminds us that there is no final destination to our journey. The process itself is the destination. There is nowhere we need to arrive to. - Raphael Zernoff
...hence the very best science fiction ultimately winds up being a collaboration between author and reader, in which both create - and enjoy it; joy is the essential and final ingredient of science fiction, the joy of discovery of newness - Philip K. Dick
We all were courageous in the starting moments, few of us stayed courageous till the final moments and the world called them successful men. - Amit Kalantri
Success is Never Ending, Failure Is Never Final. - Robert A. Schuller
We in America today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before. - Herbert Hoover
Life is difficult and painful, but if you keep moving forward the final destination makes all of the pain worth it. - Seth Adam Smith
All religions are correct but the religion that searches for ‘Who am I?’ and ‘Who is the doer?’ is on the last final path of religion. And which knows this ‘Who’ is the final religion. - Dada Bhagwan
Once we’ve savored the goodness of a hundred years until the final drop, only the fleeting memories of intoxication is left behind. Between you and me is it too much to ask for a bottle to begin with? - Xue Yun
The final reward of the dead - to die no more - Friedrich Nietzsche
Success is not the final destination but the stepping stone for the next. - Debasish Mridha
When life gives you lemons ask it for sugar and water too. Otherwise your final product would be some acidic lemon juice! - priyavrat gupta
To be thoroughly conversant with a man's heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of despair. - Edgar Allan Poe
Intruding upon a dimension rightfully ours, modern medicine robs us of the dignity of what people in the past regarded as most precious: that final moment of death. - Shinmon Aoki
From key signature to coda, from downbeat to the sound of life's final fermata, our pasts set the tone for all that was, that is, and that ever would be. - Jamie A. Hughes
My final word: don't follow your dreams . . . chase them. With a stick, or a shovel, or whatever you have handy. Get that [bleep]ing dream! - Maureen Johnson
The final aim of any temptation is to bring a person back into the kingdom of darkness. - Sunday Adelaja
For we have been socialized to respect fear more than our own needs for language and definition, and while we wait in silence for that final luxury of fearlessness, the weight of that silence will choke us. - Audre Lorde
The energy and daring is to resist the noes, until the final yes has been achieved. - Jeffrey D. Sachs
All formal dogmatic religions are fallacious and must never be accepted by self-respecting persons as final. - Hypatia of Alexandria
The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment. - Elbert Hubbard
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired in the final analysis, is a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and not clothed. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Authority to dream is not given, it is taken. Take it. Do not let the judgment of others be the final word. Without a doubt, if there is a one-word, one-step cure for bad peg moments, that word is perseverance. Let that be your final word. - J. Loren Norris
Even now - in the final hour of my life -I'm falling in love again. - Morrissey
...atheism is not a conscious act of turning away from all gods. It is simply the final destination for those who think. ...you will be pleased to discover that the sky does not fall down on your head. ... if you still want to pray, you can (the success rate of your prayers is unlikely to change). - Guy P. Harrison
In all tests of character, when two viewpoints are pitted against one another, in the final analysis the thing that will strike you the most, is not who was right or wrong, strong or weak, wise or foolish.... but who would go to the greatest lengths in considering the other's perspective. - Mike Dooley
Failure is not the final fall. The will to rise when you fall is fortitude to success. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Eyes closed on an open soul...the world starts from within its core towards its final frontier: the end surface. - Soar
She knew that nothing was ever as overwhelming or final as he seemed to think - that if he would wait, instead of shouting, there'd be less to shout over in the end. - Josephine Johnson
Eramos, somos y seremos una simple fantasía; eso que pudo haber pasado pero que decidimos dejar a nuestra propia imaginación, un pensamiento atrapado en nuestra mente. Tal vez fue la mejor decisión; así cada quien escribe su propio final feliz. - Omar Cisneros
I think in life there is only one absolute truth. Death... It's the only definitive horizon, sometime it leaps, runs across mountains and vanishes beyond oceans but the closer you get, the more you see and you know it is the final destination, the absolute truth. We are only living to die. - Crystal Evans
I know your final destination, I suggest to change it. (Is it Okay??? (FINAL DESTINATION FILM) ) - Deyth Banger
When all help is stopped, when your loved ones started doubting your competence, when failure seems almost confirmed, but no matter what, if you make one more attempt, that final step will fetch you the victory. - Amit Kalantri
Make inner peace your final destination. Make happiness your life's purpose. - Debasish Mridha
I have just awoken, having dreamed of music. The final chord fades away within me while I try to focus on individuals amid the living, breathing mass packed into this vast waiting room, in this mixture of sleep and weariness. - Andreï Makine
Only in books the flat and final happens, Only in dreams we meet and interlock.... - Philip Larkin
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. - Martin Luther King Jr.
He knew that all the hazards and perils were now drawing together to a point: the next day would be a day of doom, the day of final effort or disaster, the last gasp. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to carry on that counts.Winston Churchill - H.A. Corby
era uma vez um grão de areia que se lamentava de ser um átomo ignorado do deserto; ao final de alguns anos tornou-se diamente (...). Essas palavras me deixaram impressionado; eu era o grão de areia, resolvi tornar-me diamante. - Voltaire
If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know that the foundation of the world is love, so that even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One that loves you. - Pope Benedict XVI
Americans, indeed all free men, remember that inn the final choice, a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Death is only final when you know you're not going to see them again! - Evinda Lepins
The purpose of reading is not to pass some final judgement on the text, but to engage with what it has to offer to me now. - Tim Parks
I was thinking about how people seem to read the bible a lot more as they get older, and then it dawned on me—they’re cramming for their final exam. - George Carlin
Time has transfigured them intoUntruth. The stone fidelityThey hardly meant has come to beTheir final blazon, and to proveOur almost-instinct almost true:What will survive of us is love. - Philip Larkin
Thus, we must realize that October 21, 2011 will be the final day of this earth’s existence. - Harold Camping
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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