Quotation Explorer - 'Major'

SYLLOGISM, n. A logical formula consisting of a major and a minor assumption and an inconsequent. (See LOGIC.) - Ambrose Bierce
I have one major rule: Everybody is right. More specifically, everybody including me has some important pieces of truth, and all of those pieces need to be honored, cherished, and included in a more gracious, spacious, and compassionate embrace. - Ken Wilber
How few human beings, the major thought with a sigh, can exert by hard work, thrift, intelligence or any other virtue the slightest influence on their own destiny. - FARRELL J.G.
Behind every humorist who delights in knifing hypocrites is a major self-critic. - Wendy Aron
Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again.
What a major mistake, having rejected pretty much all of the great talented female artists that have lived throughout the ages, art history is left incomplete. The validity of the written art history is as absent as those women left out. - Siren Waroe
But in our enthusiasm, we could not resist a radical overhaul of the system, in which all of its major weaknesses have been exposed, analyzed, and replaced with new weaknesses.
The wages of sin are death, but the benefits include dental, major medical, two week paid vacation, pension fund, and stock options. Actually, taken as a package, it's a rather attractive deal.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes. - Douglas Adams
Education has in America's whole history been the major hope for improving the individual and society.
Set backs and failures are the major motivations in life.Some are so painful that don't kill maybe that's why they make me strong, immune and a reason to fight with myself. - Himmilicious
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 Major only glanced at the newspaper these days, tired of trying to comprehend a situation which defied comprehension, a war without battles or trenches. - J.G. Farrell
The ability for a person to operate satisfactorily in a thing is dependent on how much he knows about that thing. Ignorance is a major cause of inability. - Yusuf A. Leinge
Trying to teach creativity is the major hoax of our time along with the Iraq war and plastic surgery" ~ Snarky comment of Clive from "The River Swimmer" (pg 47) - Jim Harrison
A good novel is an indivisible sum: every scene, sequence and passage of a good novel has to involve, contribute to and advance all three of its major attributes: theme, plot, characterization. - Ayn Rand
Taking personal responsibility is the major difference between the best and the rest. - Dhaval Gajera
Neglect of women is the major cause for the society’s downfall. - Abhijit Naskar
Good dancers awaken the joy in our hearts, we have seen them ablaze on stage, videos, on our streets, in the theaters, in our homes, schools and they have successfully ignited the love of dancing in our soul. At least, this is the major reason why dancers are born and made. - Paul Bamikole
The major dilemma is that we tend to listen to reply, while all we should do is: listen to understand and feel. - Akilnathan Logeswaran
Just read The Virtue of Minding Your Own Business. Oh my, what currents run deep! Beautifully seen, beautifully told. Praise praise praise . . . Pardon my French, but you are one darn major American writer!"---, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions, on Sandcastle and Other Stories - Richard Bach
One of the major destruction of man is distraction - Steven Chuks Nwaokeke
Talk without action is like a car without petrol. Positive talk coupled with decisive action can make a major difference in not only your life but as well as of those around you - Katlego Semusa
Clearly, naming the major figures in the tradition had become a tradition in itself. - Gregory Woods
The major barrier to skill acquisition is not intellectual, it is emotional. - ted talk
What affects one in a major way, affects all in a minor way. - Martin Luther King Jr.
The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Set priorities for your goals. A major part of successful living lies in the ability to put first things first. Indeed, the reason most major goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair. - Douglas Adams
We tend to think that God doesn’t struggle with mundane things like frustrations and anger. But one of his major points of frustrations is WHEN there is no man to stand for justice, fairness and equity - Sunday Adelaja
A man who withstands all stress given by his spouse and keeps mum on all major matters of his house, often stays long at the workplace because the training imparted by a wife comes handy in the service life to either endure the undue job pressure or release it on others to impress the boss. - Anuj Somany
What we think & how we think plays a major role in creating the life we live. If you want to change your life, change the way you look at things around. - Taranpreet Singh
a major reason why we wake up each day is to know the real reasons why we wake up each day - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
In the process of my evolution, I became a victim of domestic war, an emotional casualty for a major portion of my life, entwined, entrapped and emotionally involved, until I learned how to become free. Torn From the Inside Out - Sara Niles
Remember, it is no sign of weakness or defeat that your manuscript ends up in need of major surgery. This is a common occurrence in all writing, and among the best writers. - William Strunk Jr.
People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice. - Charles Bukowski
The major abscess in the mind is a lack of acknowledgement of evil. - Stefan Molyneux
The demoralization that the debase­ment of the currency left in its wake played a major role in bring­ing Adolf Hitler into power in 1933. - Henry Hazlitt
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
Ax-man. Cardboard isn’t one of the major food groups, remember?-Marco - Katherine Applegate
We have all been empowered by the web: everyone with a keyboard can now effectively broadcast to a national audience. In a sense, it puts each of us on the same footing as the major media conglomerates, except for AOL, who now apparently own all our thoughts and teeth. - John Hodgman
The major sin is the sin of being born. - Samuel Beckett
I've never had major knee surgery on any part of my body.
The hurt, resentment, the revenge, the pride, and regret are thrown hard and fast like snowballs in the winter. Some major ones hit hard; some minor ones just roll off, while others stick for an elongated time…as long as we stay in the cold frosty air of not letting go. - Wes Adamson
Every time I complete a major project I reward myself with two full days of just reading and coffee! I do justify that it is my work! - Delia J. Colvin
Screwing up is hardly a major mistake. Sometimes your wrong choices bring you to the right places. - Shannon L. Alder
Some days I feel more like a scribe than a creator. I will have the major points fleshed out, but there is always a turn or two that I didn't see coming, or which came earlier than I expected it to, or not at all... - J. Neven-Pugh
Mothers, food, love, and career, the four major guilt groups.
It is not so much the major events as the small day-to-day decisions that map the course of our living. . . Our lives are, in reality, the sum total of our seemingly unimportant decisions and of our capacity to live by those decisions. - Gordon B. Hinckley
The value of someone is not determined by titles, positions and sects, but by the impact and the major contributions he/she makes in the society by digging a hole in the universe to build a foundation for the next generation that is coming. - Lydor Brunice
One of the major keys to success is to keep moving forward on the journey, making the best of the detours and interruptions, turning adversity into advantage. - John C. Maxwell
Become major, Paul. Live like a hero. That's what the classics teach us. Be a main character. Otherwise what is life for? - J.M. Coetzee
There's a major fault in Western society. It makes room for only one god, and in only one gender. There's no balance, no co-existence, no partnership. - Tomson Highway
One of the major obstacles impeding any positive future change in our lives is that we are too busy with our current work or activity. Levi quit his tax-work, Peter stopped fishing at lake, Paul ceased being a priest. They all left their jobs because they thought it was necessary. - John Ruskin
Money is not everything in Life, Love holds a major place. - Barkha Chainani
A good novel is an indivisible sum; every scene, sequence and passage of a good novel has to involve, contribute to and advance all three of its major attributes: theme, plot, characterization. - Ayn Rand
The Christian journey is truly an exciting endeavor be-cause we become eyewitnesses to the holy activity of a wonderful God in our lives on a daily basis. One of the great marvels of the faith is that we are transformed into testifiers of His strength and grace in the midst of major obstacles. - Malcolm Walls
Neglect is a major reason for some of the most painful experiences we suffer in life. - Sunday Adelaja
On romance books: We might assume then that men, major consumers of thrillers, westerns, and detective fiction, enjoy being beaten up, tortured, shot, stabbed dragged by galloping horses, and thrown out of moving vehicles. - Daphne Clair
No single food will make or break good health. But the kinds of food you choose day in and day out have a major impact. - Walter Willet
The idea that work competes with life ignores that life is actually the intersection and interaction of four major domains: work, home, community, and the private self. - Derric Yuh Ndim
Healing takes place when grievances are given ample and patient space to be acknowledged, when there is transparency and honesty, when everybody is given the chance to be heard, when nobody is excluded, when people can accept the energy of the conflict and use it as a major opportunity for growth. - Franco Santoro
Hubert (Humphrey) prepares for a major address by taking a deep breath. - President Lyndon B. Johnson
Women are almost two thirds more likely than men to believe in God, a major study of attitudes among middle aged Britons has found, says The Telegraph. Well, men are twice more likely than God to believe in women! (At least that was so in the Garden of Eden) - R. N. Prasher
The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts. - Dalai Lama XIV
You can't achieve major goals with minimal work. - Rob Liano
Every major outward change must first begin in the mind. - Sunday Adelaja
Every major outward change must first begin in the mind .So for us to expect development in our nations, we must first bring development to the minds and understandings of our people. The change we quest for outwardly must first be attained inwardly. - Sunday Adelaja
Major breakthroughs often come after major breakdowns. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The major problem of the world is, most of the people are unjustifiably angry and very few are loving. - Amit Kalantri
The major concrete achievement of the women's movement of the 1970's was the Dutch treat. - Nora Ephron
While I am not a fan of corporal punishment, I am not a fan of his friends Major Nuisance or General Disturbance.
Genuine wisdom has two major conditions: you cannot teach it, and you cannot make someone learn it. - Raheel Farooq
The world's major religions: Same boss, different departments. - David R. Wommack
Guys are busy making major moves while we are sleeping. - Cyc Jouzy
Major improvements don't happen over night. Their are many moments inching towards improvement. The difference between those who make major improvements in their lives are the ones who embrace patience and wait through the darkness as long as it takes. - Matthew Donnelly
I have a theory that the answers to all of life's major questions can found in a John Mayer song. - Susane Colasanti
Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories - those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost. - Russell Baker
You, too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims and destination.
I went off to college planning to major in math or philosophy-- of course, both those ideas are really the same idea. - Frank Wilczek
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair. - Douglas Adams
Investing is a simple process of taking into account the present value and future value. The other major factor to understand here, is what you lose as a result of inaction. Consider what you can gain and what you can lose in your decision. - J.R. Rim
In the online math class, there was almost no meaningful student/teacher or student/student interaction. To equate this type of online learning with a real-world classroom experience is a major stretch. - Ian Lamont
They will smile, as they always do when they plan a major attack late in the night. - Dejan Stojanovic
First step is to read and write but the major Education start when we are able to translate and tranform on everything we reads, get contact and spoken of. - Olawale Robyns
I've always loved science fiction. I think the smartest writers are science fiction writers dealing with major things. Associated Press interview, 12-7-11 - Walter Mosley
Music is a major gift that keeps on giving! - Kathy McClary
Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives. - Marilyn Ferguson
On Major Depression, quoted by the great of Sophie's Choice & Darkness Visible:From Darkness Visible, "It is a positive and active anguish, a sort of psychical neuralgia, wholly unknown to normal life. - William Styron
You have to remember, rights don't come in groups we shouldn't have 'gay rights'; rights come as individuals, and we wouldn't have this major debate going on. It would be behavior that would count, not what person belongs to what group. - Ron Paul
I think that the Internet is going to be one of the major forces for reducing the role of government. - Milton Friedman
Consistency in your interest is the actual reason behind every success, and inconsistency is the major cause of failure - Syed Shan Asif
Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness. - Jim Rohn
The success of every websites now depends on search engine optimisation and digital marketing strategy. If you are on first page of all major search engines then you are ahead among your competitors in terms of online sales. - Dr. Christopher Dayagdag
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