Quotation Explorer - 'Mastery'

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
Beauty is not only a terrible thing, it is also a mysterious thing. There God and the Devil strive for mastery, and the battleground is the heart of men.
If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery. - John Paul Jones
Courage is not the absence of fear. Only fools have no fear. Rather, courage is the intellectual mastery of fear by understanding the true risks and opportunities of the situation and keeping those things in balance - Julian Assange
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color. - Seneca
... Odette seemed a fascinating and desirable woman, the attraction which her body held for him had aroused a painful longing to secure the absolute mastery of even the tiniest particles of her heart. - Marcel Proust
I can think of no more worthwhile aim than pursuing mastery in this craft while transcending one’s own limitations. - Chris Matakas
If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all. - Michelangelo Buonarroti
To cut and tighten sentences is the secret of mastery. - Dejan Stojanovic
Half of your mastery of power comes from what you do NOT do, what you do not ALLOW yourself to get dragged into. - Robert Greene
Commoditization is the enemy of meaning. In ages dominated by the forces of commoditization, individuals pay the price with devalued lives. by contrast, unique skills requiring mastery and expertise, like the skills of a brain surgeon, are safe from the threat of commoditization. - Tom Hayes
Order and simplification are the first steps towards mastery of a subject - Thomas Mann
Instinct of love toward an object demands a mastery to obtain it, and if a person feels they can't control the object or feel threatened by it, they act negatively toward it. - Sigmund Freud
Patience, my friend; Once again, I say, Patience. In an era 'plagued' with speed, doggedness of character and drudgery of persistence is the only guarantee to mastery. - Ufuoma Apoki
Self Mastery is the ability to maneuver through life without the mind or emotional attachment. It is being a mindfully present observer instead of the mind identified perceiver. - Renee Cefalu
It's said that 'power corrupts', but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. When they do act, they think of it as service, which has limits. The tyrant, though, seeks mastery, for which he is insa- tiable, implacable.
We have two natures within us, both struggling for mastery. Which one will dominate us? It depends on which one we feed. - Billy Graham
Do not fall prey to the false belief that mastery and domination are synonymous with manliness. - Kent Nerburn
Nothing is more to mastery than practice and skills. Studies have shown that practicing five minutes daily is better than practicing once a week for three hours. And if you want to create a genuine culture of improvement, you must create those habits. - George Spafford
The path to mastery involves being a white-belter till it becomes black from use. - Malti Bhojwani
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but on the mastery of his passions. - Alfred Tennyson
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. - Mark Twain
If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all. - Michelangelo Buonarroti
Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity.
A turbulent history has taught Chinese leaders that not every problem has a solution and that too great an emphasis on total mastery over specific events could upset the harmony of the universe. - Henry Kissinger
I know a little of living and a little of dying. I know how to survive, i have mastered it as a soldier gains mastery of his weapons. Yet i prefer dying, for in dying i learn to live. - Paul Bamikole
No new venture occurs without mistakes. Dare to learn and grow through your mistakes--this is how mastery occurs! - Debra Crown LPC-S LCDC
Jiu Jitsu gives me an ideal to strive toward. Technical mastery lies on an infinite continuum and completion of this skill is impossible. Every time I train I have something that I can improve upon, and this will hold true for each and every training session that lies between me and my grave. - Chris Matakas
I would more appropriately define mastery as the technical ability possible within the constraints of your particular existence. - Chris Matakas
Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor.
We love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art, look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key and sincerity found in true mastery. - Dejan Stojanovic
Mentorship is simply learning from the mistakes and mastery of a successful person in his/her field. - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Mastery of language affords one remarkable opportunities. - Alexandre Dumas
Erase fancy; curb impulse; quench desire; let sovereign reason have the mastery.
Mastery is the breeding ground of fresh, creative passion. - Mollie Marti
Fear is a powerful beast, if it is allowed the mastery. - Mary Balogh
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. - Leonardo da Vinci
A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships. - Helen Keller
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