Quotation Explorer - 'Instruments'

The gods are just, and of our pleasant vicesMake instruments to plague us. - William Shakespeare
Good friends are divine instruments. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The chief objection of playing wind instruments is that it prolongs the life of the player. - George Bernard Shaw
I'm convinced that the world, more than ever, needs the music only you can make. And if it takes extra courage to keep playing in spite of your loss, many will applaud the effort. And who knows? Others may be inspired to pick up their broken instruments, their broken lives, and begin again. - Steve Goodier
I will to my dying day oppose, with all the powers and faculties God has given me, all such instruments of slavery on the one hand and villainy on the other, as this Writ of Assistance is. - James Otis
In this world, there are instruments to acquire instruments; ‘here’, there is the instrument to attain the Final Goal (Self Realization). - Dada Bhagwan
The scriptures are the instruments and how to use these instruments is a science itself. One goes wandering around for infinite lives because he doesn’t have the knowledge of this science! - Dada Bhagwan
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
Whatever we may think of the merits of torturing children for pleasure, and no doubt there is much to be said on both sides, I am sure we all agree that it should be done with sterilized instruments. - G.K. Chesterton
Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.
Scripture is one of many instruments to attain the Goal (experience of pure Soul). How can it be discarded? - Dada Bhagwan
We shall convince France and the world, that we are not a degraded people, humiliated under a colonial spirit of fear and a sense of inferiority, fitted to be the miserable instruments of foreign influence, and regardless of national honor, character, and interest. - John Adams
You have to work at having quality in your church, because people that are influential in your city may be God’s instruments for resolving all kinds of problems that will most surely come up in the future. - Sunday Adelaja
Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies. - Lord Chesterfield
We’re only instruments of love, flowing through heaps of pain hoping one day we’d hatch a passion of our own. - Robert M. Drake
The art of life is to live in the present moment and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God himself. - Emmet Fox
Watching the infinite horizons gives you infinite dreams, infinite ideas, infinite paths! Choose a great target and then you will see that great instruments will appear for you to reach that target! - Mehmet Murat ildan
We are too prone to make technological instruments the scapegoats for the crimes of those who wield them. The products of modern science are not in themselves good or bad; it is the way they are used that determines their value. - David Sarnoff
The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. - James Madison
The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices make instruments to plague us. - William Shakespeare
We are all instruments pulling the bows across our own lungs. Windmills, still startling in every storm. Have you ever seen a newborn blinking at the light? I wanna do that every day. I wanna know what the kite called itself when it got away, when it escaped into the night... - Andrea Gibson
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War. - George Washington
a man in earnest finds means, or if he cannot find he creates them. A vigorous purpose makes much out of little, breathes power into weak instruments, disarms difficulties, and even turns them into assistances. Every condition has means of progress, if we have spirit enough to use them. - William Ellery Channing
Man Thinking must not be subdued by his instruments. Books are for the scholar's idle times. When he can read God directly, the hour is too precious to be wasted in other men's transcripts of their readings. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
For if you do not wish to be ‘just a number’ then do not measure yourself accordingly. Bank statements and scales are instruments employed by society that confine you to a limited summation of yourself born is the human void. - Nicole Bonomi
The true mission of the violin is to imitate the accents of the human voice, a noble mission that has earned for the violin the glory of being called the king of instruments - Charles-Auguste de Beriot
The children of God are His instruments on the earth. - Sunday Adelaja
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
Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments. - Frederick the Great
But 'tis strange and oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray's in deepest consequence. - William Shakespeare
The ruling classes use broken and smashed up childhoods as weaponised instruments of domination around the world. This is why the government has no incentive to end child abuse; because the government needs abuse victims as enforcers. - Stefan Molyneux
All the stories and poems and letters and oracles and wisdom verses of God's Word, like individual instruments in a great orchestra, serve THE WHOLE story. - James MacDonald
Many are they that rise up against you. Many there be which say of your soul, ‘’There is no help for you.’’ But the instruments of death is prepared for your cause. - Compton Gage
I have no objection to instruments of music in our worship, provided they are neither seen nor heard. - John Wesley
And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray's In deepest consequence. - William Shakespeare
Even with the best of maps and instruments, we can never fully chart our journeys. - Gail Pool
As good surgical doctor works on a patient in the theater with varied kinds of surgical instruments, so a true leader also needs a clean bag of leadership characters that vary from task to task. One-way leaders are obvious failures! - Israelmore Ayivor
...hell was a great fiery-hot music hall, he thought, where untuned instruments scraped and shrieked in diabolical cacophany... - Annie Proulx
Modern Man is the victim of the very instruments he values most. Every gain in power, every mastery of natural forces, every scientific addition to knowledge, has proved potentially dangerous, because it has not been accompanied by equal gains in self-understanding and self-discipline. - Lewis Mumford
It may be that DMT makes us able to perceive what the physicist call "dark matter" - the 95 per cent of the universe's mass that is known to exist but that at present remains invisible to our senses and instruments. - Graham Hancock
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