Quotation Explorer - 'Materials'

War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent. - George Orwell
The materials of wealth are in the earth, in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions. - Daniel Webster
Everything I see in this existence tells me that we were created by the hand of a teacher. One that has left behind all the materials needed to inspire and complete our education. - Robert Anthony
All the means of action - the shapeless masses - the materials - lie everywhere about us. What we need is the celestial fire to change the flint into the transparent crystal, bright and clear. That fire is genius. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Boys are raw materials that women manufacture into products called men. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Sell your materials but save your morals. - Amit Kalantri
If a certain activity, such as painting, becomes the habitual mode of expression, it may follow that taking up the painting materials and beginning work with them will act suggestively and so presently evoke a flight into the higher state. - Robert Henri
It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons, and talents as materials you can mine, assay, and fabricate for profit and defense. - John Hersey
No use to shout at them to pay attention. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.
Engineering is an activity other than purely manual and physical work which brings about the utilization of the materials and laws of nature for the good of humanity. - R. E. Hellmund
I don't understand this irony - valuable things like cars, gold, diamond are made up of hard materials but most valuable things like money, contracts and books are made up of soft paper. - Amit Kalantri
Share Love and happiness!! Beauty, money, Ego, Property, Materials will matter nothing - Paul karan
A client expects often the delivery of materials yesterday for the order placed to vendor today and the payment towards the despatch always on an uncertain tomorrow. - Anuj Somany
Gathering your own reference materials, sketches and using your own imagination is going to help you grow as an artist far more than stealing someone else's work. - Bonnie Hamlin
I never saw this coming - the little house was working its magic, connecting me to people and materials I never would have guessed would find their way into the picture. - Dee Williams
I foresee the time when industry shall no longer denude the forests which require generations to mature, nor use up the mines which were ages in the making, but shall draw its materials largely from the annual produce of the fields. - Henry Ford
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. - John Locke
The Bible is God's vision bank where you can withdraw raw materials to design your destiny. - Prince Akwarandu
Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos; the materials must, in the first place, be afforded: it can give form to dark, shapeless substances but cannot bring into being the substance itself. - Mary Shelley
...although the universe itself isn't a conscious entity, it possesses the raw materials that, when properly set into motion, create consciousness. It has the ability to create intelligent life, which is capable of understanding the universe... It can know itself indirectly - Arthur Byron Cover
On your journey to achievement, you should never be without good positive materials and people who will encourage you, excite you and give you a reason to move forward. - John Patrick Hickey
The mind is just a delusion not a reality. If the materials are perception of our mind, then why we cannot turn into handsome guys and beautiful ladies without putting a hundred grams of makeup powder? - M.F. Moonzajer
The argument is made that naming God is never really naming God but only naming our understanding of God. To take our ideas of the divine and hold them as if they correspond to the reality of God is thus to construct a conceptual idol built from the materials of our mind. - Peter Rollins
Inventors make something out of anything, but God makes something out of nothing. Elohim needs no raw materials. - Kingsley Opuwari Manuel
Part of the pleasure has to do with a sense of efficiency, of materials exactly allocated and completely used. Another part has to do with a sense of inevitability, the feeling that someone knew where we were headed all along, even if we and the characters did not. - Wendy Lesser
The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them. - Henry David Thoreau
And yet, troublingly, there is one difference between 'labour' and other elements [raw materials, machinery] which conventional economics does not have a means to represent, or give weight to, but which is nevertheless unavoidably present in the world: the fact that labour feels pain. - Alain de Botton
Engineering is the practice of safe and economic application of the scientific laws governing the forces and materials of nature by means of organization, design and construction, for the general benefit of mankind. - S. E. Lindsay
Engineering is the art of organizing and directing men and controlling the forces and materials of nature for the benefit of the human race. - Henry G. Stott
Please DO waste art materials. Use paper. Empty paint jars. Deplete pens. if it's teaching you stuff, it's not being wasted. - Danny Gregory
Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one's chosen form. - Stephen Nachmanovitch
I am an artist, my hair is rarely tamed & sometimes I sleep till noon, My house is messy and I speak to the moon. I care less about the materials that I share with my world and more about the passion inside myself. Im an artist, what more can you expect? i am full of soul, love and all the rest. - Nikki Rowe
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