Quotation Explorer - 'Pursuit'

Narration, after all, isn’t just a literary function. It represents the human capacity to tell stories in such a manner that they yield meaning. Television replaced this concerted quest for meaning with a frantic pursuit of wonder. - Steve Almond
My passionate leisure pursuit are reading, wondering and writing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Life’s value is lost when the pursuit of money becomes the goal as opposed to the pursuit of true happiness. - Steven Redhead
Waking up is not a selfish pursuit of happiness, it is a revolutionary stance, from the inside out, for the benefit of all beings in existence. - Noah Levine
History is not like some individual person, which uses men to achieve its ends. History is nothing but the actions of men in pursuit of their ends. - Karl Marx
God wants the whole person and He will not rest till He gets us in entirety. No part of the man will do" (101) - "The Pursuit of God - A.W. Tozer
We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. - US Declaration of Independence
Let people be the pursuits of happiness, you be the pursuit of perfection. - Amit Kalantri
Terrorism is the use of violence or intimidation in the pursuit of a political aim. The highest political aim is the creation and enforcement of law. Cops use violence and intimidation to enforce law. Therefore, all cops are, by definition, terrorists. - Dane Whalen
To be a futurist, in pursuit of improving reality, is not to have your face continually turned upstream, waiting for the future to come. To improve reality is to clearly see where you are, and then wonder how to make that better. - Warren Ellis
Adventure: the pursuit of life. - Daniel Roy Wiarda
Never allow the opinions and criticisms of people deter you in the pursuit of your goals. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The pursuit of PhD is an enduring daring adventure. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Those only are happy who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness: on the happiness of others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end. Aiming at something else, they find happiness by the way. - John Stuart Mill
The pursuit of your life purpose is a unique journey. - Lailah Gifty Akita
In the pursuit of goals, you cannot give up anytime you feel uncomfortable. - Lailah Gifty Akita
don't let the pursuit of happiness stop you from being happy right here, right now. - Karen Salmansohn
Behind everyday reality, there is a deeper reality so cruel that it condemns to death those who crime is no greater than the pursuit of their own curiosity.("Shem-El-Nessim: An Inspiration In Perfume") - Chris Bell
Writing is a lonely pursuit. The only thing working is imagination and hands.The only difference between writing and masturbation is one is presumably intended for a mass audience. - Mark Bell
Social confusion has now reached a point at which the pursuit of immorality turns out to be more exhausting than compliance with the old moral codes.
Let me remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me also remind you that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. - Barry Goldwater
The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection, even though it consists in nothing more than the pounding of an old piano, is what alone gives meaning to our life on this unavailing star. - Logan Pearsall Smith
Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue! - Barry M. Goldwater
If you really know how great a competition it is to enter into the Kingdom of God is, you would have increased your competitive power greatly in your pursuit for the Kingdom of God - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The pursuit of material-external things as if they can provide deep and lasting happiness is contributing to a dwindling of real meaning and is a factor contributing to an increase in mental health problems. It just isn't possible to fill the hole inside us by piling up the things outside us." pg9 - Dr Stephen McKenzie and Dr Craig Hassed
In pursuit of exposing people for who we think they are, we expose ourself. - Shannon L. Alder
Education is not merely a means for earning a living or an instrument for the acquisition of wealth. "It is an initiation into life of spirit, a training of the human soul in the pursuit of truth and the practice of virtue.
The English country gentleman galloping after a fox -- the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable. - Oscar Wilde
Like democracy, civilization has to be willed and practice. Otherwise, society is a war of all against all, powered by individual cunning in the pursuit of wealth and power.
Do not get discourage in pursuit of your dreams. - Lailah Gifty Akita
You know that the pursuit of worldly things does not bring contentment. Find satisfaction in becoming a worker among the Lord's workers - Binye Vincent
State of the Art is the frenetic and relentless pursuit of doing what its best at that time! - Da Anunciação Marco
In the pursuit of goals, you cannot give up anytime you feel un-comfortable. - Lailah Gifty Akita
All great men face challenges in the pursuit of their goals. However, the challenges did not deter them for pushing forward and realizing their goals. - Lailah Gifty Akita
However high we climb in the pursuit of knowledge we shall still see heights above us, and the more we extend our view, the more conscious we shall be of the immensity which lies beyond. - William George Armstrong
A truly honorable person, would never convince another to stray, from their personal pursuit of honor. No, only one lacking this noble quality would try to justify and market, an existence without it. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
The pursuit of historical relevance is an under appreciated endeavor. - Michael Dwinnell
An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit. - Pliny the Younger
Every pursuit is great when greatly pursued. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. - Barry Goldwater
Science is not a heartless pursuit of objective information; it is a creative human activity. - Stephen Jay Gould
Confidence comes from relentless pursuit of perfection. - Debasish Mridha
If the pursuit of perfection is a way to prove our worth, in the end the pursuit will only prove our imperfections. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
​A carefully constructed structure of education is supposed to smoothen the pursuit of knowledge, instead of restricting the flow of knowledge. - Abhijit Naskar
The promise of a hopeful future is motivation for the pursuit of my dreams. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The key to happy living is that Mind should be at rest and body must be exercised and active, but in the disillusioned pursuit of happiness during current times we reverse the mantra and ignorantly fly away from it. - Hiyamedia
Sabbath, in the first instance, is not about worship. It is about work stoppage. It is about withdrawal from the anxiety system of Pharaoh, the refusal to let one’s life be defined by production and consumption and the endless pursuit of private well-being. - Walter Brueggemann
The pursuit of love is passionate life. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Honesty is the great essential. It exalts the individual citizenship, and, without honesty, no man deserves the confidence of the people in private pursuit or in public office. - Warren G. Harding
It would be better for us to have some doubts in an honest pursuit of truth, than it would be for us to be certain about something that was not true. - Daniel Wallace
What are you good at?" asked the owner."Going after what I believe in." That was the only possible reply; she had spent her life in pursuit of what she believed in. The only problem was that she believed in something different everyday. - Paulo Coelho
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward. - John Maynard Keynes
Happiness is not in wealth or splendor, but in passion, perception, and pursuit. - Debasish Mridha
I have defined poetry as a 'passionate pursuit of the Real. - Czesław Miłosz
Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. - Mario Andretti
We must remember that science is a way of using empirical evidence to better understand our world. We are all scientists, just many of us are not very good ones. However, we are all capable of exercising our intellects in a purposeful, linear pursuit of knowledge. - Chris Matakas
What we want to see is the child in pursuit of the knowledge not the knowledge in pursuit of the child. - George Bernard Shaw
Imperfection is my ticket, perfection is my pursuit - Paul Travis
In history, truth should be held sacred, at whatever cost . . . especially against the narrow and futile patriotism, which, instead of pressing forward in pursuit of truth, takes pride in walking backwards to cover the slightest nakedness of our forefathers. - Col. Thomas Aspinwall
The avoidance of taxes is the only pursuit that carries any reward. - John Maynard Keynes
...I have concluded that Literature is no proper pursuit for a gentleman; and that Writing ought never to be consider'd but as an elegant Accomplishment to be indulg'd in with infrequency, and Discrimination. - H. P. Lovecraft
The pursuit of historical revelance is an under appreciated endeavor. - Michael Dwinnell
Comfort is a stance of avoidance rather than the pursuit of excellence. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
This pursuit of unavailable distant people has oedipal roots.… fearing the consequences, they make certain that they fail at the attempt.―Distancing, (p.115) - Kantor
Pursuit of truth, not success, is the ultimate purpose of an illuminated life. - Debasish Mridha
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Men love women who are courageous for it means they can go all the way with him in his pursuit of his good dreams and intentions. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
The "right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" begins with "life", and "life" begins at conception. - A.E. Samaan
It is hard to stop a hopeful soul from the pursuit of passion. - Lailah Gifty Akita
...I long to be known as an extravagant worshiper...that God would discover the song in my heart to be elaborate, overgenerous, and wasteful in my pursuit of Him. - Darlene Zschech
The pursuit of knowledge and the skills that come with it must be done strategically. We must put the society we live in into serious consideration before we embark on this journey.We can't isolate our skills from the need of the society we live in - Emi Iyalla
A consistent pursuit of classical physics forces a transformation in the very heart of that physics.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities. - Aldous Huxley
... the pursuit of holiness must bre anchored in grace; otherwise it is doomed to failure. - Jerry Bridges
In pursuit of happiness, smart people often end up dumbing down themselves. - Erol Ozan
The pursuit of PhD is enduring daring adventure. - Lailah Gifty Akita
There is no limit to how good you can get in pursuit of perfection. - Sachin Kumar Puli
The only thing that belongs to us is our LIFE. Yet, we waste it in the pursuit of meaningless things that will never belong to us.- - RVM
Science rock: The pursuit of science, lead us to the beautiful places of the world. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable. - Oscar Wilde
I've grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure. - Lawana Blackwell
Going down in history is a dead end pursuit - Benny Bellamacina
It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit. - Antoine Rivarol
Give me the grace to believe that you really do know what is best for me and that I do not. May I cling to Your character and rejoice in Your pursuit of me. - Kenneth D. Boa
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
I can bow to fear and flee the pursuit of great things. I can bow to God and engage in the pursuit of making things great. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Don't ever let the blessings from your hand take my gaze off the beauty of your face or my pursuit of the beating of your heart. - BJ Richardson
The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned. - Dag Hammarskjöld
The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ambition is what gives birth to imagination and then imagination directs the bearing towards its pursuit. - Newton Gatambia
Loose not humanity in pursuit of wealth. - Mapogo Chuene
EFFECT, n. The second of two phenomena which always occur together in the same order. The first, called a Cause, is said to generate the other -- which is no more sensible than it would be for one who has never seen a dog except in the pursuit of a rabbit to declare the rabbit the cause of a dog. - Ambrose Bierce
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is no barking dog to be tethered on a ten-foot chain. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
A blind pursuit of cheap popularity has nothing to do with revolution."[Political Report of the National Executive Committee to the forty-ninth A.N.C. National Conference, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 17 December 1994] - Nelson Mandela
The pursuit of dreams is the fulfillment of the scriptures. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Life, liberty and the pursuit of gratitude, now that would’ve worked. They would have been readily led to contentment, which would’ve then better lead them on to happiness. - Geoffrey Wood
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward. - John Maynard Keynes
I'm a man. Men cook outside. That outdoor grilling is a manly pursuit has long been beyond question. If this wasn't understood, you'd never get grown men to put on those aprons with pictures of dancing weenies on the front, and messages like 'Come 'n' Get It! - William Geist
Surround yourself with as many highly qualified people as possible in the various areas of specialty who are passionate not only about business but more importantly about life and who support you in the pursuit of your passion and purpose. - Donald Pillai
We are living in a process of pursuit. But sometimes we get so focused on trying to get where we're going and we forget that this is life, too. We're living it right now. - Alison Sudol
To the non-initiate, whose experience of sexuality and bodily pleasure may be distorted by negative cultural conditioning, the introduction of sexuality into a sacred context is often mistakenly misconstrued as the ordinary pursuit of sex for recreation. - Zeena Schreck
Self-denial in the pursuit of purpose generates true pleasure while self-indulgence in the pursuit of pleasure generates true misery. - Orrin Woodward
The pursuit of truth shall set you free - even if you never catch up with it. - Clarence Darrow
MERCHANT, n. One engaged in a commercial pursuit. A commercial pursuit is one in which the thing pursued is a dollar. - Ambrose Bierce
Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit, a refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings. - Alfred North Whitehead
Creation, like love, is a seductive pursuit filled with uncertainty and fluttering heartbeats. (Report to Greco) - N. Kazantzakis
Reading is not simply an intellectual pursuit but an emotional and spiritual one. It lights the candle in the hurricane lamp of self; that's why it survives."[Turning the Page: The future of reading is backlit and bright, Newsweek Magazine, March 25, 2010] - Anna Quindlen
Leadership is an unlimited resource and as such, is a lifelong pursuit of learning. That learning must be to transform 'leader of position' to 'leadership with moral purpose'. - Hilarie Owen
Your darkest moments are not meant to be swept under the carpet, hidden from the world in the silent pursuit of perfection. The darkness you've overcome is your ticket into leadership. It's what you're meant to light up in the world. - Vironika Tugaleva
We must be happy with what we want when we are in pursuit of what we want. - Jim Rohn
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness... but only when you pay your taxes? That means your freedom is rented, leased, & not unalienable. - Steve Maraboli
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. And however undramatic the pursuit of peace, that pursuit must go on.[Address before the United Nations, September 20 1963] - John F. Kennedy
The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else. - John W. Gardner
Life is simply the pursuit of something worth dying for.
If there is a sacred moment in the ethical pursuit of game, it is the moment you release the arrow or touch off the fatal shot. - Jim Posewitz
Positioning in pursuit of your purpose is critical to your success in life. Remember, great strikers are found in the proximity of the penalty box. That is strategic positioning. - Oscar Bimpong
I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led. - Thomas Jefferson
The most insidous influence on the young is not violence, drugs, drink or sexual perversion, but our pursuit of the trivial and tolerance of the third rate. - Dr. Eric Anderson Headmaster of Eton. .
The pursuit of passion is a decisive purposeful living. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Be fearless in pursuit of your goal. - Harsh Malik
We must also teach science not as the bare body of fact, but more as human endeavor in its historic context—in the context of the effects of scientific thought on every kind of thought. We must teach it as an intellectual pursuit rather than as a body of tricks. - Isidor Isaac Rabi
My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality. - Oscar Wilde
In your pursuit of your passions, always be young. In your relationship with others, always be grown-up. - Tom Brokaw
Instead of fumbling with hot beakers andBunsen burners, I concentrated on the leisurely pursuit of fondling. - Fidelis O Mkparu
The pursuit of dreams comes with a cost. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. Your have to catch up with it yourself. - Benjamin Franklin
​Have pleasure from the pursuit. - Abhijit Naskar
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happy hour, the long weekend, the all-inclusive island resort, the sunny beach vacation. Happiness is somewhere else, someplace with boat drinks, some secret, distant state of bliss which if they were given would bore them in minutes. - Geoffrey Wood
When you are extravagant, you can result yourself facing alot of debt and not adjust to the pursuit of happiness. - Saaif Alam
Engage in no pursuit in which you cannot look up unto God, and say, 'Bless me in this, my Father! - Legh Richmond
When I see the elaborate study and ingenuity displayed by women in the pursuit of trifles, I feel no doubt of their capacity for the most herculean undertakings. - Julia Ward Howe
Perhaps in the pursuit of happiness, men and women take somewhat different paths. And, isn't it more than a little patronizing to suggest that most....women are not free? They're not self-determining human beings? - Christina Hoff Sommers
Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of those who threaten it. - U.S. Department of the Navy
You despise books; you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence; but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books. - Voltaire
I'm not in pursuit of happiness, I'm happiness in pursuit; ready to happen everywhere I go. - Bernard Kelvin Clive
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it. - C.P. Snow
The Gnostic’s passionate adoration of Sophia was known as philosophia the love of Sophia a mystical communication with divine feminine wisdom, having little to do with the strictly intellectual, most often masculine, pursuit currently labeled philosophy. - Zeena Schreck
I would surmise that we must cherish the resources that God has given us to achieve a goal more than we cherish the goal itself. For if we fall victim to the pursuit of the goal alone, then the goal has suddenly become our god. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
We must be happy with what we got when we are in pursuit of what we want. - Jim Rohn
The pursuit of the crucified crown follows the performance of the crucified King such that both performances go against the power structures of the world that think victory and power come only through aggressive and violent means. - Matt Farlow
Let your passion become a passionate pursuit of Me. And as you follow, the sheep will follow.' (John 21:20-22) - Charles R. Swindoll
The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice, and the desire for personal independence - these are the features of Jewish tradition that make me thank my stars that I belong to it. - Albert Einstein
Excellence is not a success but a persistent pursuit of perfection. - Debasish Mridha
Sin, on the contrary, is the pursuit of legitimate self-regarding interests at the expense of the neighbor, by spending our time and talents figuring out ways of exploiting them. - Frederick Nymeyer
Calm for too long begs the question of whether we're in an all-out pursuit of life, or we're all-out of the pursuit of life. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
In pursuit of your Purpose, don't miss the plot by concentrating on making money. Rather focus on helping people by presenting solutions to their problems for it is a guaranteed route to making money in the future. - Oscar Bimpong
[For the genuine believer] There are moments in life when God's pursuit of us seems like that of a persistent mosquito, constantly buzzing around our heads and causing us pain, and we are utterly powerless to shake him off. - Ian M. Duguid
In the pursuit of acquiring Treasures, we lose the ONE treasure that we truly possess—Life. Let us not lose Life in the wild pursuit of other things. - RVM
Persist in the pursuit of your passion. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends [life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness] it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government...
Aspiring to a small business that does what it does very well is a noble pursuit. - Narenda Rocherolle
The pleasure of the sportsman in the chase is measured by the intelligence of the game and its capacity to elude pursuit and in the labor involved in the capture. - John Dean Caton
Success is the relentless pursuit of joy. - Amy Leigh Mercree
Politics is the pursuit of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men. - George Jean Nathan
Incorporate daily programs on positive thinking as a counterbalance against the negativity you may encounter in pursuit of your dreams. - Ken Poirot
Pursuit of God, passion for life. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. - Guillaume Apollinaire
RECRUIT, n. A person distinguishable from a civilian by his uniform and from a soldier by his gait. Fresh from the farm or factory or street, His marching, in pursuit or in retreat, Were an impressive martial spectacle Except for two impediments -- his feet. Thompson Johnson - Ambrose Bierce
Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow. - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
I believe our clever young man has intuited that while only the pursuit of happiness is promised to all Americans, unhappiness is guaranteed for many. - Viet Thanh Nguyen
Happiness doesn't always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it. - Dalai Lama XIV
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