Quotation Explorer - 'Pursued'

Every pursuit is great when greatly pursued. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
I made the exhilarating discovery that study, when it is pursued with ardour and discipline, becomes creation. - W.K. Hancock
One of history’s most useful tasks is to bring home to us how keenly, honestly and painfully, past generations pursued aims that now seem to us wrong or disgraceful. - John Carey
Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion. - Robertson Davies
Because if it is to spite her,' Biddy pursued, 'I should think -but you know best- that might be better and more independently done by caring nothing for her words. And if it is to gain her over, I should think -but you know best- she was not worth gaining over. - Charles Dickens
For 60 years, my country, the United States, pursued stability at the expense of democracy in this region, here in the Middle East, and we achieved neither. - Condoleezza Rice
All the objects pursued by the multitude not only bring no remedy that tends to preserve our being, but even act as hinderances, causing the death not seldom of those who possess them, and always of those who are possessed by them. - Baruch Spinoza
Pursued by grace and supernatural power from God, I will passionately pursued my most cherished dreams. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It is He who is revealed in every face, sought in every sign, gazed upon by every eye, worshipped in every object of worship, and pursued in the unseen and the visible. Not a single one of His creatures can fail to find Him in its primordial and original nature.al-Futûhât al-Makkiyya - Ibn Arabi
Success is an outcome of conscious choices pursued consistently and tirelessly. - Vishwas Chavan
Habit, my friend, is practice long pursued, that at last becomes man himself.
The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary. - James D. Nicoll
Power does not corrupt; it merely elevates the degree in which something is done that has already been pursued. - Felix O. Hartmann
Destination is, ideally, where one should stop; and ideally, one should not stop. Practically, destination of a great man is where he wants to stop; of a common man, where he has to. The one ends with Will, the other with Reason. Morality is always pursued, never reached! - Raheel Farooq
If I had said that I didn’t want to know if Christianity was true, David would not have pursued our conversations any further. He had long before realized that people who want to avoid the truth usually succeeded. - Nabeel Qureshi
MERCHANT, n. One engaged in a commercial pursuit. A commercial pursuit is one in which the thing pursued is a dollar. - Ambrose Bierce
Don't aim at success - the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue... as the unintended side-effect of one's personal dedication to a course greater than oneself. - Viktor Frankl
Perfection is not to be attained, but to be pursued infinitely. - Abhijit Naskar
Happiness is not something to be pursued, it is something met, an encounter. Most encounters, however, have a sequel; this is their promise. The encounter with happiness has no sequel. All is there instantly. Happiness is what pierces grief. - John Berger
Nothing can be more notorious than the calumnies and invectives with which the wisest measures and most virtuous characters of The United States have been pursued and traduced [By American Newspapers] - Thurgood Marshall
Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. - Jim Rohn
DEBAUCHEE, n. One who has so earnestly pursued pleasure that he has had the misfortune to overtake it. - Ambrose Bierce
Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Patience is productive only when aligned and doggedly chasing of objectives is pursued with consistence and persistence - Priyavrat Thareja
I pursued education not instead of being a good mother, but because being a good mother required that I build a better life for my family. - Wendy Davis
Vietnam was a noble cause imperfectly pursued - Ronald Regan
Exit, pursued by a bear. - William Shakespeare
In between saying something and achieving it, there is some pothole to fill; that’s doing it. Goals are pursued with the word GO and visions with the word VENTURE. You can’t be living always in the promise of the cloud; it must rain now! - Israelmore Ayivor
Joy cannot be pursued. It comes from within. It is a state of being. It does not depend on circumstances, but triumphs over circumstances. It produces a gentleness of spirit and a magnetic personality. - Billy Graham
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