Quotation Explorer - 'Instrument'

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. - Dorothea Lange
The holy spirit is the sole instrument of my judgement and wisdom - Elias Tan JS
But then there's a moment like tonight, a profound and transcendent experience, the feeling as if a door has opened, and it's all because of that instrument, that incredible, magical instrument. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship... the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth. - Peter Drucker
In reality, the outer instruments (hands, feet, eyes, etc) are not the hindrance (for liberation); it is the inner instrument (mind, intellect, chit and ego) that is obstructive. - Dada Bhagwan
Why would you want to stand there waving a stick when you could be playing an instrument? - Nigel Kennedy
The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart; the most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. - Carlos Santana
Propose to any englishman any principle, or any instrument, however admirable, and you will observe that the whole effort of the english mind is directed to find a difficulty, defect or an impossibility in it.
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace! Where there is hatred let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. - Saint Francis of Assisi
The heart is the only broken instrument that works. - T.E. Kalem
Love is the most potent instrument of action than anything known to humanity. - Debasish Mridha
An entrepreneur without funding is a musician without an instrument. - Robert A. Rice Jr.
I have accumulated a wealth of knowledge in innumerable spheres and enjoyed it as an always ready instrument for exercising the mind and penetrating further and further. Best of all, mine has been a life of loving and being loved. What a tragedy that all this will disappear with the used-up body! - Richard Goldschmidt
Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life. - Henry Ward Beecher
Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginning. - Robert Collier
Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself. - Marcel Proust
The true instrument is that, with the help of which, the egoism and my-ness goes away. - Dada Bhagwan
Be an instrument of peace, not a preacher of hate. - Debasish Mridha
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. - Eckhart Tolle
The mind is an instrument made up of universal consciousness, egocentric consciousness, societal consciousness, along with education, values, virtues, judgment and wisdom. - Debasish Mridha
HAND, n. A singular instrument worn at the end of the human arm and commonly thrust into somebody's pocket. - Ambrose Bierce
Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors who when their turn comes, will manufacture professors. - Simone Weil
There is nothing remarkable about it, all one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten imparting grace. - Plato
Use love as the only instrument to question the world around you. - Robert M. Drake
Real literature is something much better than a harmless instrument for getting through idle hours. The purpose of great literature is to help us to develop into full human beings. - Russell Kirk
Work is given to us by God as an instrument to multiply resources. - Sunday Adelaja
Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procrustes turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Fork, n. An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth. - Ambrose Bierce
Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. - Samuel Butler
Love is the most melodious of all harmonies and the sentiment of love is innate. Woman is a delightful instrument of pleasure, but it is necessary to know its trembling strings, to study the position of them, the timid keyboard, the fingering so changeful and capricious which befits it. - Honoré de Balzac
You got to think a musical instrument is human or, anyway, alive....You take a fiddle now, we say it has a neck, and in the human neck what do you find? Vocal cords like strings, where the sound comes from. - Annie Proulx
First you learn the instrument, then you learn the music, then you forget all that s**t and just play. - Charlie Parker
Never allow dogmatic interpretations of Karma to keep you from defending what is right or just. You must accept the reality that on occasion, you may very well be the proper instrument of this cosmic force. - Gary Hopkins
Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him. - James Hudson Taylor
JEWS-HARP, n. An unmusical instrument, played by holding it fast with the teeth and trying to brush it away with the finger. - Ambrose Bierce
Knowledge is the only instrument of production that is not subject to diminishing returns. - John Clarke
The ‘Gnani’ is in the form of an instrument to attain the goal (Experience of Pure Soul). The goal is the scientific form of Soul (vignan swarup atma). - Dada Bhagwan
Severability is an important concept in the context of the relations between this Court and Parliament; like 'reading down', it is an instrument of judicial restraint which reduces the danger of producing an overbroad judicial reaction to overbroad legislation. - Albie Sachs
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests. - Patrick Henry
Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being. - C.G. Jung
Whenever a person is the object of your activity, remember that you may not treat that person as only the means to an end, as in instrument, but must allow for the fact that he or she, too, has or at least should have, distinct personal ends. - Pope John Paul II
Logic is an instrument used for bolstering a prejudice. - Elbert Hubbard
For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity. - Henri Cartier-Bresson
Art is a product of the intuitive—the most powerful instrument within us. The intuitive is the most accurate sense we have. - Louis I. Kahn
Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship...the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth. - Peter F. Drucker
It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. - Johann Sebastian Bach
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. - Mahatma Gandhi
VOTE, n. The instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country. - Ambrose Bierce
Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred. - Walter Benjamin
Love is not a mere sentiment but an instrument of ability. - Debasish Mridha
I always said I'm just an instrument; I'm transparent, like a medium, the language passes through me. Which is a bit like saying I'm a recording device, I start and I go. I had a real connection to ongoing, language production in real time. - Constance Dejong
What do you think an artist is? ...he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war. - Pablo Picasso
Physical body is just an instrument, through which you experience life. You have the awareness field, along with the physical body to experience life, while the entire major functions of the physical body, is performed by the subtle strings of the soul. - Roshan Sharma
The concert we give is winning. And if all the people in our organization whose instrument is scouting of player development or major league scouting or player knowledge, all play well, we're going to have the most beautiful symphony of success. And I think we have. - John Schuerholz
Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped. - Calvin Coolidge
Education is not merely a means for earning a living or an instrument for the acquisition of wealth. "It is an initiation into life of spirit, a training of the human soul in the pursuit of truth and the practice of virtue.
The human brain is a most unusual instrument of elegant and as yet unknown capacity. - Stuart Seaton
The general instrument by which God interferes in the affairs of men is by the weapon of LIGHT - Sunday Adelaja
Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation. - Angela Carter
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation. - George Santayana
Master your instrument, master the music, and then forget all that crap and just play.
Tis a good thing to laugh at any rate, and if a straw can tickle a man, it is an instrument of happiness.
Government should be a place where people can come together, and no one gets left behind. No one…gets left behind. An instrument of good. - Aaron Sorkin
[Prayer] is the link between God's inexhaustible resources and people’s needs...God is the source of power, but we are the instrument He uses to link the two together. - Charles F. Stanley
Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having. - Ambrose Bierce
RAZOR, n. An instrument used by the Caucasian to enhance his beauty, by the Mongolian to make a guy of himself, and by the Afro-American to affirm his worth. - Ambrose Bierce
I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament. - Alanis Morissette
We are all an instrument with a special notation to our individual identity. When you incorporate many beautiful notes together, you envelop a harmonious orchestra. - Steven Cuoco
l'oubli dont je commençais à sentir la force et qui est un si puissant instrument d'adaptation à la réalité parce qu'il détruit peu à peu le passé survivant qui est en constante contradiction avec elle. - Marcel Proust
I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains unsung. - Rabindranath Tagore
(Dune's Frank) Herbert made religion the inescapable instrument of cultural change. - Joseph Bottum
Academics have given up trying to recover an honest picture of the past and have decided that their history-writing should be simply an instrument of moral hand-wringing. - Gordon S. Wood
My mind is an instrument of peaceI am the peaceMy heart sing the song of peaceMy mind dances with peaceI laugh with peaceMy soul is longing for peaceMy spirit is the source of peace. - Debasish Mridha
BAROMETER, n. An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having. - Ambrose Bierce
The state is nothing but an instrument of oppression of one class by another--no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy. - Friedrich Engels
In this world, there are instruments to acquire instruments; ‘here’, there is the instrument to attain the Final Goal (Self Realization). - Dada Bhagwan
What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice. Without the possibility of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing. - Archibald MacLeish
Life is not a problem but an endless possibility.Love is not a mere sentiment but an instrument of ability. - Debasish Mridha
A rule without exceptions is an instrument capable of doing mischief to the innocent and bringing grief -- as well as injustice -- to those who should gain exemptions from the rule's functioning. - Derrick A. Bell
Who needs to be a Phoenix for rebirth? One simply requires themselves and an instrument to clean the slate and start over, perhaps create their own world where everything is better.. - TheBakaViolinist
i have a body and I am grateful, as I find it to be a very useful instrument for expressing love, strength, flexibility, gracebut, I am not my body... - Kate Mullane Robertson
CANNON, n. An instrument employed in the rectification of national boundaries. - Ambrose Bierce
CLARIONET, n. An instrument of torture operated by a person with cotton in his ears. There are two instruments that are worse than a clarionet -- two clarionets. - Ambrose Bierce
Life is like playing the violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. - Samuel Butler
The heart is the instrument of love it refutes lies and embrace love - Marcelle Hinkson
Authors are but the instrument to be played. The art is inside them, but many people help create it. - Love The Stacks Bookstore
Imagination is tapping into the subconscious in a form of open play. That is why art or music therapy, which encourages a person to take up brushes and paint or an instrument, and just express themselves, is so powerful. - Phil 'Philosofree' Cheney
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