Quotation Explorer - 'Properly'

Channeled correctly and integrated properly, our diversity can be our greatest strength. - Max DePree
Simply to render oneself able to understand what other Christian thinkers have themselves come to understand and to more or less felicitously communicate requires that one's mind not be a blank slate but already properly formed, disciplined, and exercised. - Gregory B. Sadler
I like children. If they're properly cooked. - W.C. Fields
I always find that after reading books written by Jane Austen that I speak much more properly, at least for a while. - Becky Watson
Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. - Ezra Pound
Rune never said anything about it. But to anyone who had known him a long time, it was as if he grew a few centimetres shorter in the years that followed. As if he sort of crumpled with a deep sigh and never really breathed properly again. - Fredrik Backman
I don't have an English accent because this is what English sounds like when spoken properly. - James Carr
You will either profit by or pay for what your children become. raise them properly. - Darnell Lamont Walker
peoples see more those thing which they can't see, and they see less to which they can see properly. - rishi_328
There’s no way I can care properly for my children if I don’t first care for myself. - Tez Brooks
The easiest way to do anything is properly. - K.J. Parker
I'm going out to find her, to make things right, or atleast properly wrong. - Neal Shusterman
When Today Is Properly Lived With Purpose, Love And Passion, There Is No Fear For Tomorrow. - Yemi Akinsiwaju
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. - Mahatma Gandhi
Words are one of the most powerful things given to human beings. In the hands of artists who can use them properly they are like weapons of mass construction. - Eric T. Benoit
Delivering a project isn’t difficult. What’s difficult is delivering a project without first taking the time to plan properly - James Leal
Money is God’s seed and Christians should learn how to properly sew it. - Sunday Adelaja
Properly understood, Imagination and Prayer are directly proportional —the more they pray beyond their bounds, they expand their vision beyond their resources, their experiences, their expectations. - Geoffrey Wood
Almost all people are hypnotics. The proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced, and the people believed properly. - Charles Fort
I'm raw power & energy. And my wife is like the only scientist who can harness and direct it properly. I always thank Jah for her. (Proverbs 31:10) - Sotero M Lopez II
Be you in what line of life you may, it will be amongst your misfortunes if you have not time properly to attend to pecuniary [monetary] matters. Want of attention to these matters has impeded the progress of science and of genius itself. - William Cobbett
A man must properly pay the fiddler. In my case it so happened that a whole symphony orchestra had to be subsidized. - John Barrymore
When an idea for solving a problem suddenly presents itself, ask yourself if all circumstances related to the problem were properly analyzed. - Eraldo Banovac
And evolution wasn't even properly invented until the late 1800s. Is that enough time to get a Labrador retriever from a dire wolf? I think not. - Bobby Henderson
Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood. - William Penn
What has being a girl to do with anything if a person in properly qualified?' ... 'It's what you call prejudice,' she said. - Ruth Park
Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments. - Isaac Asimov
Us atheist people, we believe we have to act properly and honestly for a moral principle and not because we expect an award in Paradise. - Margherita Hack
Prayer is not meant to be a burden or used as a badge of holiness. Instead, it is a gift of God that when used properly should yield great victory in our lives. - Paul Silway
God made man stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met. - Farrah Fawcett
To ask to be forgiven is in part to acknowledge that the attitude displayed in our actions was such as might properly be resented and in part to repudiate that attitude for the future; and to forgive is to accept the repudiation and to forswear the resentment. - Peter Frederick Strawson
God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met. - Farrah Fawcett
Education is like a double-edged sword. It may be turned to dangerous uses if it is not properly handled. - Wu Ting-Fang
For a time I hovered in that peaceful dreamland where nothing at all works properly but everything is okay. - William Giraldi
Don't get me wrong, magic is cool. But a nervous mother singing to her child at night while something moves quietly through the dark outside her house? That's a story. Handled properly, it's more dramatic than any apocalypse or goblin army could ever be. - Patrick Rothfuss
Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either. - Elizabeth Zimmermann
One must learn the rules so one can break them properly. - A.D. Posey
Once she had said to him that what they had was grace. Even now, married properly, rank bestowed, it still was. And always would be - Anne Leonard
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them. - Paul Valery
There is properly no history, only biography. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The amount of money that a person has in his bank account is not determined by his startingcapital but by his knowledge about money and his ability to manage it properly. - Sunday Adelaja
Buying the right computer and getting it to work properly is no more complicated than building a nuclear reactor from wristwatch parts in a darkened room using only your teeth. - Dave Barry
Learn rules carefully so you can break them properly - Anonymous
Properly understood, then, the scriptures counsel us to be virtuous not because romantic love is bad, but precisely because romantic love is so good. It is not only good; it is pure, precious, even sacred and holy. - Bruce C. Hafen
Small bait cast properly can catch big fish. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. - Jane Austen
It is only within the context of having properly developed your mind that you will be able to truly enjoy the achievement of your material values, including that of a more muscular body. - Mike Mentzer
Wal-Mart benefits from the impression that globalization is some kind of unmanageable economic weather system out of the control of everyone, affecting all players with indifference, benefiting those who happened to be properly prepared. - Charles Fishman
Some things must remain the same in order for the universe to flow properly. One pebble dashed out across the ocean leaves a lifetime of ripples. They call it the butterfly effect. - Louise Mullins
HOW DO YOU FIND THE RIGHT POSITIONTO LIE DOWN WITH PEOPLEOR EVEN ANIMALS?OFTEN ONE OF THE PARTNERS ISSMOTHERED OR CONTORTED.WHEN DONE PROPERLY, THOUGH,EVERYONE IS HAPPY. - Jenny Holzer
If you're going to play the game properly you'd better know every rule. - Barbara Jordan
Sham Harga had run a succesful eatery for many years by always smiling, never extending credit, and realizing that most of his customers wanted meals properly balanced between the four food groups: sugar, starch, grease, and burnt crunchy bits. - Terry Pratchett
Embrace pain. Channel it properly to grow stronger and more resilient. Turn negatives into positives. Change your perspective. Love yourself - Independent Zen
The ink in your pen never reshapes your thoughts, you must replace the ink before the ink can be inked properly. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived. - Isaac Asimov
That's all I wanted to do as a kid. Play a guitar properly and jump around. But too many people got in the way. - Syd Barrett
When the sun shines, there seems to be much more dust in the air.Dirt can only be seen and properly removed by flooding it with white light - Erik Tanghe
If you can capture a woman's imagination, then you will have her. But imagination is a strange creature. It needs time and distance to function properly. - Kathleen Tessaro
What it leads to is the mischief of confusing liturgy with magic -- of imagining there are only a handful of properly effective formulas for conjuring up the mystery, when in fact the mystery is always at work, independent of any formula whatsoever. - Robert Farrar Capon
Fiction has to be well researched, properly conceived and logically presented.Reality needs none of the above. - Manoj Vaz
Life is strictly coded with happiness & sorrowWe can't make it work properly without one - Shashank Rayal
A responsible woman doesn’t see opportunities and needs and look the other way pretending not to see them rather she gets to work to ensure things are done properly and her man succeeds in his endeavours. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
...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
It is blasphemy to call tyrants and oppressors, God’s ministers. They are more properly the messengers of Satan to buffet us. No rulers are properly God’s ministers, but such as are just, ruling in the fear of God - Jonathan Mayhew
A thing is not proved just because no one has ever questioned it. What has never been gone into impartially has never been properly gone into. Hence scepticism is the first step toward truth. It must be applied generally, because it is the touchstone. - Denis Diderot
... the scriptures... when properly examined and rightly divided, do not portray Jesus as a poverty-stricken individual. On the contrary, Jesus is seen as a Man whose needs were met and who was regularly involved in meeting the needs of others. - Kenneth E. Hagin
Desire is what lends power to thought, it is that element that separates a wish or a day dream into reality, if properly directed. - Stephen Richards
[T]he accumulation of things not spelled out, not properly articulated, may result in neurosis. - Joseph Brodsky
You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.
Evaluating people is quite difficult. In order to properly evaluate a man, we should have a chance to observe his behavior when he has nothing, and when he has everything. - Eraldo Banovac
A prince ... is only the first servant of the state, who is obliged to act with probity and prudence. ... As the sovereign is properly the head of a family of citizens, the father of his people, he ought on all occasions to be the last refuge of the unfortunate. - Frederick II of Prussia
... first learn to construct the parts properly before it ventures to fashion a great whole; ... - Friedrich Nietzsche
The whole idea of revenge and punishment is a childish day-dream. Properly speaking, there is no such thing as revenge. Revenge is an act which you want to commit when you are powerless and because you are powerless: as soon as the sense of impotence is removed, the desire evaporates also. - George Orwell
Ignorance, when voluntary, is criminal, and a man may be properly charged with that evil which he neglected or refused to learn how to prevent.
LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites. - Henry Fielding
Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested, and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all. This claim is rhetorical nonsense. - Stephen Jay Gould
In every department of physical science there is only so much science, properly so-called, as there is mathematics. - Immanuel Kant
To properly do penance one must express contrition for one’s sins and perform acts to repair the damage caused by those transgressions. It is only when those acts are complete that the slate can truly be wiped clean and amnesty gives way to a new beginning. - Emily Thorne
It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland. - Horace
It is difficult to make a reputation, but is even more difficult seriously to mar a reputation once properly made --- so faithful is the public. - Arnold Bennett
When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death - ourselves. - Eda J. LeShan
She never got a chance to fall out of love, to do it properly, slowly and thoroughly, and the result was he was like a phantom limb. Gone but still there. And like a true phantom limb, the preponderance of feelings associated with him were painful. - Sarah Dunn
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