Quotation Explorer - 'Obtain'

The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. - John Stuart Mill
Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained. - C.S. Lewis
We must unceasingly ask for [perseverance] by making use of the means which God has taught us for obtaining it: prayer, fasting, almsgiving, frequenting the sacraments, association with good companions, and hearing and reading Holy Scripture. - Francis de Sales
Let nothing disturb you,Let nothing frighten you,All things are passing away:God never changes.Patience obtains all things.Whoever has God lacks nothing;God alone suffices. - Teresa of Ávila
If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it. - Brendan Francis
Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim Wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame, Obtained with labor, for mankind employed, And then, when most you share it, best enjoyed. - Alfred North Whitehead
Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation. - Sydney Smith
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only that gives everything its value. - Thomas Paine
it is good to have wealth. It is great to leave in comfort. It is awesome to obtain possessions but, don't be too eager for material possessions for the same material possessions that bring joy are the same possessions that bring sorrow and pain and also leave a big had I know on our minds - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain. - André Maurois
A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment. - Walter Lippmann
To experience the spirit of peace, one must have freedom.Neither can be obtained without the other. - Ellen J. Barrier
Work, work, and work to obtain education. Later, your education will work for you - Dr Dorah Diale
You aren't free until everything you obtain is free. - Jonathan D Chase
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
The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them - William Lawrence Bragg
In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel. - Mark Twain
By asking for the impossible we obtain the possible. - Italian Proverb
A mind that tastes the grief obtains a good chance to travel to the Land of Wisdom! - Mehmet Murat ildan
My wish for us is that (in 2016) we obtain the power to be healthier, think more positively, and be more compassionate and forgiving. Hoping for a sunny year and that we can enjoy and feel the sun-rays, next to ‘just’ feeling warmer! - Irfaan Santoe
What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly; it's dearness only that gives everthing its value. - Thomas Paine
I advise all people that have had an interaction with the police to obtain a copy of the police report, as you may find a very different story in there to what actually occurred. - Steven Magee
I entrain myself (when I remember to)by tuning in to higher frequenciesin the ether, in my soul, everywhere I go,always accessible, always helpfulfor obtaining a higher perspectivein a matter of minutes. - Jay Woodman
You least obtain something great from the great thing you regard as least though such great thing can give you something great - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Obtain from yourself all that makes complaining useless. No longer implore from others what you yourself can obtain. - Andre Gide
Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility. - Ambrose Bierce
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. - Thomas Paine
If you want to be trusted, trust first. Make decisions that are grounded in your authentic principles. Don’t lie. Don’t cheat. Don’t push others down to obtain success. - Richie Norton
Even where the affections are not strongly moved by any superior excellence, the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds, which hardly any later friend can obtain. ~ Frankestein - Marry Shelly
We recognize authority based on whether we feel we could attain authority by the rules by which the authority was obtained. - Clifford Cohen
Prayer can solve more problems, alleviate more suffering, prevent more transgression, and bring about greater peace and contentment in the human soul than can be obtained in any other way. - Thomas S. Monson
Thoughts might not be solid and always obtainable, but they become your reality when emotions are attached to them. Over time, they become your wants and form an attachment to your behavior. - Shannon L. Alder
We desire justice, and justice has never been obtained in haste and strong feeling. - Walter Van Tilburg Clark
That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. - Unknown
Yes, we know you are a graduate with PhD. But when was the last time you chase after a book shop to buy and read a book at your own volition to obtain an information for your self-development? Knowledge doesn't chase people; people chase knowledge and information. - Israelmore Ayivor
Self-leaders do not look for followers because they are busily pursuing their influencial dreams that followers will trace and ask for. Followers look for influence and that can be obtained from self-leaders. - Israelmore Ayivor
truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold. - Leo Tolstoy
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly... it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated. - Thomas Paine
God has provided you with many avenues for obtaining wisdom and averting failure. Resist your inclination to accept advice with easy solutions and to reject help that requires a more difficult path. - Jim George
Dreams begin when you stop to pick up the penny - you realize the continual effort you must endure to have something worth obtaining. - Bernice Miller
Freedom may come with a price, but it's well worth the sacrifice that has to be made to obtain it. - E.G. Cassady
The Leader who sets a vision and encourages others to to take ownership in their future will obtain the greatest reward of overall performance resulting in success.~bns~ - Bluenscottish
The instant that any government obtains a monetary printing press, it becomes a deeply dishonest government, empowered to rob people by stealth. A government with the power to print money knows no limits. - Jeffrey Tucker
To obtain wealth beyond measure, seek to make more friends than money. - Richelle E. Goodrich
understanding why you are not reaching your goals is as equally as important as setting the path to obtain them. - Eric Zaccone
To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him mad. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master. - Demosthenes
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. - Plato
Real knowledge, like everything else of value, is not to be obtained easily. It must be worked for, studied for, thought for, and, more that all, must be prayed for.
Blessed are those who encounter a mystery in their lives because they obtain a big opportunity to live the great joy of solving puzzles! - Mehmet Murat ildan
When someone obtains peace and serenity, this shines a bright spotlight on others’ own unhappiness making their discomfort even more apparent. - David W. Earle
First you must face your own reality in the present, here and now! If you fail to do that, if you do not obtain first-hand experience from it, there will be no deep, far-reaching changes in you. - Frank Wanderer
Wisdom is obtained by the revere of God. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art.
No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it. - John Adams
Honesty is the recognition of the fact that the unreal is unreal and can have no value, that neither love nor fame nor cash is a value if obtained by fraud. - Ayn Rand
In scriptures, there is knowledge about the different methods; the knowledge about the goal [to attain Pure Soul] is not there. ‘Gnani’ has the knowledge about the goal [to attain Pure Soul]. Knowledge about the goal, which is the Soul, is obtained as a result of the ‘Gnani’s’ grace. - Dada Bhagwan
He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain. - Mark Twain
Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day's success. - Israelmore Ayivor
Success is obtained from failure. It is the one that learn that triumph. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
I do not believe that the present flowering of science is due in the least to a real appreciation of the beauty and intellectual discipline of the subject. It is due simply to the fact that power, wealth and prestige can only be obtained by the correct application of science. - Derek Barton
gratitudenoun \ˈgra-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\ 1. The word thrown in your face by people who covet what you want and believe that your lack of contentment is a sin. Often, these people believe success is what you have already and obtaining anything else is optional, but not required. - Shannon L. Alder
The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching. - Joseph Smith Jr.
The first step towards obtaining wisdom is to acknowledge the sovereignty and authority of God and to be subject wholly to His will. - Sunday Adelaja
Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail. - Jean Cocteau
If we are discouraged because we lack repentance and excuse ourselves by saying that it does not lie in our power to obtain a contrite heart, because repentance can only be granted as a miracle of the Holy Spirit, it is a sign that our thinking has been clouded by the Enemy. - M. Basilea Schlink
The lasting sweetness of the wealth obtained is directly proportional to the honesty of its source. Dishonest wealth does not last. - Israelmore Ayivor
If they keep coming back to you, it isn't love. It is because you made yourself and easy option. The moment the thing they truly want becomes less difficult to obtain is when you will realize that your worth was on sale. - Shannon L. Alder
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be obtained only by someone who is detached. - Simone Weil
ADHERENT, n. A follower who has not yet obtained all that he expects to get. - Ambrose Bierce
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow. - Thomas Paine
If a politician obtained a great wealth after he has been elected, his being an immoral corrupt man is not a possibility but it is a self-evident reality! - Mehmet Murat ildan
There are two things that cannot be achieved in life unless you close your eyes a little bit. And that's love and peace. If you want perfection you won't obtain either of them. - Shimon Peres
Living your life through Gratitude, is not one of comparing how you are better than someone else; or Gratitude only for what you own or obtain or achieve. Living your life through Gratitude, is seeing that the world would be missing something very valuable if you were not in it. - Sumner Davenport
America is not a pile of goods, more luxury, more comforts, a better telephone system, a greater number of cars. America is a dream of greater justice and opportunity for the average man and, if we can not obtain it, all our otherachievements amount to nothing. - Eleanor Roosevelt
To obtain greatness and strength, a man must have a good character. He is honorable and respected by others. We define him as intelligent, and as one who God has blessed with wisdom - Ellen J. Barrier
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. - Gautama Buddha
REFLECTION, n. An action of the mind whereby we obtain a clearer view of our relation to the things of yesterday and are able to avoid the perils that we shall not again encounter. - Ambrose Bierce
I believe that feminism has become a political movement that seeks to obtain unlimited rights for woman without corresponding responsibilities via the suppression of feminism.Under my definition, helping oppressed women in other countries falls outside the scope of the movement's interests. - Mike Adams
Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment. - Mahatma Gandhi
The aim of language...is to communicate...to impart to others the results one has obtained...As I talk, I reveal the situation...I reveal it to myself and to others in order to change it. - Jean-Paul Sartre
Many have been ruined by their fortunes, and many have escaped ruin by the want of fortune. To obtain it the great have become little, and the little great.
No one can believe how powerful prayer is and what it can effect, except those who have learned it by experience. Whenever I have prayed earnestly, I have been heard and have obtained more than I prayed for. God sometimes delays, but He always comes. - Martin Luther
Knowledge is not obtained through being absorbed in a book, it comes when you brush aside fantasies and sensuality, switching from the unreal to the real. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I became a feminist upon the realization that, whether physical, mental, or emotional, everything involved in obtaining love and approval from men required some form of self-mutilation. - Maggie Young
A just war is in the long run far better for a nation's soul than the most prosperous peace obtained by acquiescence in wrong or injustice. - Theodore Roosevelt
I will not find myself, nor will I obtain any precarious morsel of life in giving all of life to myself. If I am ever to find these things, I must first be willing to give these things away at the very moment that I come into possession of them. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Possible reality [is obtained] by slightly bending physical and chemical laws. - Marcel Duchamp
Opportunity is being in God's place, at God's time, following God's instructions, to obtain God's results. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
I knew that we would obtain it, I thought that what I had dreamed, had no reason to be complied. - Daniel Díez Ginestar
The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest amount of hissing.
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It is both relaxing and invigorating to occasionally set aside the worries of life, seek the company of a friendly book...from the reading of 'good books' there comes a richness of life that can be obtained in no other way. - Gordon B. Hinckley
We obtained literature by our own efforts, it is a product of our own life, and that is why we love it so much and hold it so dear, why we pin our hopes on it. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
If men could regard the events of their lives with more open minds they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the thing they failed to obtain. - Andre Maurois
Without reading many different books, you can never leave the port of ignorance and can never obtain the peaceful mind of knowing the truth! - Mehmet Murat ildan
True faith is unconditional.It is simply the reverence and aspiration towards a certain kind of spirit.Faith is not even the means of obtaining reward.Faith itself is the end. - Xue Mo
power is obtainable respect is earned loyalty is priceless and revenge is sweet these are the lessons we learn in life - blanco vandam
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