Quotation Explorer - 'Setting'

If you are setting a goal without understanding the reason for it, then maybe you should reevaluate the goal in general. - Tina Brown
I realize that a writer's business is setting fire to Piggy Sneed-and trying to save him-again and again; forever. - John Irving
Let us understand Darwinism so we can walk in the opposite direction when it comes to setting up society. - Richard Dawkins
When you are setting yourself up for success, above all put on love, because love never fails and with one-size-fits-all solution to every situation you will ever encounter. - Joo Lian Carter
Managers receiving hundreds of thousands a year—and setting their compensation for themselves—are not being paid wages, they are appropriating surplus value in the guise of wages. - Michael Harrington
Books open and broaden our minds allowing us to challenge ourselves to become more than we are, by setting positive goals for ourselves, and overcoming doubts about our ability to receive the education we want to achieve. - Ellen J. Barrier
There is something about just setting the pen to paper that lifts me and helps to focus my energy and thoughts. - Susan Elaine Jenkins
The waves are rough in a sea of adversity. Learning to swim in that setting provides you with one heck of an opportunity. - -Shandel Slaten
Compromise isn't so painful if you're the one setting the terms. - Nora Roberts
Describing my sexual history and scope of experience; am surrendering; in conclusion an epic failure'I'm a master at setting people off...of this it may continue... - Robert Wesley Miller
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men. - Ayn Rand
Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.
Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim. - Graham Greene
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the gospel in understandable terms, considering the language and thought-forms of that setting. - Francis A. Schaeffer
Men are under as strong a compulsion to invent an ethical setting for their behavior as spiders are to weave themselves webs. - John Dos Passos
As a people we practiced excess. Excess in everything - pleasure, gaud display, endless toil, and death. Vagrant children slept in the alleys. Ragpicking was a profession. A conspicuously self-satisfied class of new wealth and weak intellect was all aglitter in a setting of mass misery. - E.L. Doctrow
Since Genesis 3 we have been addicted to setting our sights on something, someone, smaller than Jesus. - Tullian Tchividjian
Love is like is like the setting sunafter shining brightly, it dips steadilytill it disappears...only to resurface another day. - Manoj Vaz
Thank you so much for everything, i will never ever forget you o last Sun of the year~I am little sad on your setting, but i have a hope,i have a believe that you will again rise tomorrow for me…i will wait for you…!"SEE YOU - zia
Acts of injustice done Between the setting and the rising sun In history lie like bones, each one. - W. H. Auden
Success is not about impressing and pleasing everyone, but setting your own goals, and achieving them in your own time. - Auliq Ice
We must not make a scarecrow of the law, setting it up to fear the birds of prey, and let it keep one shape, till custom make it their perch and not their terror. - William Shakespeare
I rouse Emily to our guests, as she finishes off our fifteenth snowman by setting the head atop its torso. She stands limp at my direction, pointing out the coming shadows and I cannot help but hear a muffled sigh as she decapitates her latest creation with a single push of her hand. - Nathan Reese Maher
As a people we practiced excess. Excess in everything - pleasure, gaudy display, endless toil, and death. Vagrant children slept in the alleys. Ragpicking was a profession. A conspicuously self-satisfied class of new wealth and weak intellect was all aglitter in a setting of mass misery. - E.L. Doctrow
The problem with setting goals is that they can be limiting. Perhaps we're asking for something good when God's will is that we be given something great. - Marianne Williamson
I have found the more fantastic the setting, the more truthful the confessions. - S. Usher Evans
Letting your customers set your standards is a dangerous game, because the race to the bottom is pretty easy to win. Setting your own standards--and living up to them--is a better way to profit. Not to mention a better way to make your day worth all the effort you put into it. - Seth Godin
Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out of middle age. - William Feather
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. - Michelangelo Buonarroti
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. - Tony Robins
If you do not get the chills when you set your goal you're not setting big enough goals. - Bob Proctor
Just because things are not going the way as they should, doesn't mean they are going wrong, sometimes things are setting up in a new way & taking us towards better things. So never give up..! - Ridhdhesh Jivawala
Rather than caving in to protests, let us know who is in charge by setting boundaries. - Auliq Ice
Courage is your natural setting. You do not need to become courageous, but rather peel back the layers of self-protective, limiting beliefs that keep you small. - Vironika Tugaleva
I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him. - C.S. Lewis
Idolatry is committed, not merely by setting up false gods, but also by setting up false devils; by making men afraid of war or alcohol, or economic law, when they should be afraid of spiritual corruption and cowardice.
There are times when wisdom cannot be found in the chambers of parliament or the halls of academia but at the unpretentious setting of the kitchen table. - E.A. Bucchianeri
What separates people who made their dreams come true is not setting goals to achieve a life the way they expect it to be, but how they expect to be, in order to achieve it. - Shannon L. Alder
Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. - Freya Stark
This is the setting out.The leaving of everything behind.Leaving the social milieu. The preconceptions.The definitions. The language. The narrowed field of vision. The expectations.No longer expecting relationships, memories, words, or letters to mean what they used to mean. To be, in a word: Open. - —Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
I'm a master at setting people off...' accounting my sexual history and scope of experience; surrendering; in conclusion an epic failure - Robert Wesley Miller
But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided. - Alfred North Whitehead
Bercelak’s kin kept themselves busy by sharpening weapons, reading, talking, or setting things on fire with small bursts of flame. - G.A. Aiken
Give me strength, not to be better than my enemies, but to defeat my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself. Give me strength for a straight back and clear eyes, so when life fades, as the setting sun, my spirit may come to you without shame. - P.C. Cast
What we see in a democracy governed by representatives is not a government for the people but an organized conflict of interests that only results in the setting up of unstable balances of power. - Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision. - Carl Sandburg
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams. - Og Mandino
When ideas evaporate, when shapes fade and forms lose their integrity, our imagination can create an outlandish setting and convert everything into a hazy, misty Turner landscape. ("Back garden of a dream") - Erik Pevernagie
My mind does not change with the rising and setting of a few suns - J.R.R. Tolkien
I believe that the only way that the human race is gonna survive is to start colonizing space and setting up colonies on the moon, and then space stations. - Ace Frehley
Courage is always greatest when blended with meekness; intellectual ability is most admired when it sparkles in the setting of modest self-distrust; and never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive any injury.
I believe every minister of the gospel is called to this ministry first of all. The ministry of light, the ministry of destruction of darkness, the ministry of setting people free from ignorance. - Sunday Adelaja
The hardest part is setting the camera on the tripod, or making the decision to bring the camera out of the car, or just raising the camera to your face, believing, by those actions, that whatever you find before you, whatever you find there, is going to be good. - Sally Mann
Motivation is the desire to do things. It's the difference between staying in bed and getting up in the morning. It's the crucial part of setting and achieving goals. - Graham Speechley
With red clay between my toes,and the sun setting over my head,the ghost of my mother blows in,riding on a honeysuckle breeze, oh lord,riding on a honeysuckle breeze. - Brenda Sutton Rose
Life does not count by years. Some suffer a lifetime in a day, and so grow old between the rising and the setting of the sun.
Hey everyone. This is , the one who wrote a A BOY I ONCE KNEW and BLACK SHEEP AND KISSING COUSINS. To those of you who read either one, thanks! But another , not me, wrote WOMEN AND THE CUBAN REVOLUTION and VALLEY OF THE SHADOW. Just setting the record straight! - Elizabeth Stone
understanding why you are not reaching your goals is as equally as important as setting the path to obtain them. - Eric Zaccone
It was like setting up a guillotine in the public square.You don't expect a thousand people to line up to put their heads in it. - Dave Eggers
We are all trying to find a path back to the present moment. And good enough reason to just be happy here... Mindfulness meditation is just a trick for doing that. It's a trick for setting aside your to-do list, if only for a few moments, and actually locate a feeling of fulfilment in the present - Sam Harris
Take a scientific fact or theory, add a futuristic or other-worldly setting, stir in an imaginative plot and fascinating characters, and a science fiction novel emerges from the cosmic mix. - Yvonne Coleman
If a child hasn't been given spiritual values within the family setting, they have no familiarity with the values that are necessary for the just and peaceful functioning in society. - Eunice Baumann-Nelson Ph.D PENOBSCOT
Are you setting business goals? Try this:Step 1: Add a "0" to your revenue goal.Step 2: Take away a "0" from your expense goal.Step 3: Let your mind go to work.Thank me later. - Richie Norton
My heart broke and my mind opened, tragedy works in a funny way like that ~ what once tore me apart was actually what was setting my truth free. - Nikki Rowe
Freedom of speech means setting words free. Imprisoned and freed words are consequential. All words have consequences. Restrain and release words with respect for their consequentialness. - John R. Dallas Jr.
Focussing on Karma than on the lessons needed to be learned is setting a trap for "what goes around comes around." Never wish for others what you will not wish for yourself. Do to others as you want done to you. That's what love is about! - Kemi Sogunle
I always strive to create a setting that leaves the readers' imagination room to roam. That way, every reader sees the story through their own eyes. - P.S. Bartlett
He sighed and bowed deeply. Sundari. I was standing here thinking nothing could be more beautiful than this sunset tonight, but I was mistaken. You standing here in the setting sun with your hair and skin aglow is almost more than a man can…fully appreciate. - Colleen Houck
We can't control our destiny. We can't go back into our past history and make changes. But we can begin this moment by setting a goal and pursuing it for a better life with a greater purpose. - Ellen J. Barrier
The novel was set in an unspecified near future, because setting a novel in the present in a time of unprecedented technological and social dislocation seemed to me shortsighted.... To write a book set in the present, circa 2013, is to write about the distant past. - Gary Shteyngart
Setting loose on the battlefield weapons that are able to learn may be one of the biggest mistakes mankind has ever made. It could also be one of the last.
Setting sail using different moral compasses causes a relationship to go in circles. - Khang Kijarro Nguyen
Courage is nine-tenths context. What is courageous in one setting can be foolhardy in another and even cowardly in a third.
Normal" is just a setting on your dryer. - Patsy Clairmont
Cultivate the habit of setting clearly-defined written goals; they are the road maps that guide you to your destination. - Roy Bennett
These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs. - Anton Chekhov
Civilization is the process of setting man free from men. - Ayn Rand
There's something intrinsically therapeutic about choosing to spend your time in a wide, open park- like setting that non-golfers can never truly understand. - Charles Rosin
Setting a goal is like to set your destination point in your life GPS which could take you to your desire position as you dreamed about... - Rashedur Ryan Rahman
Living a life without setting goals is like sailing a ship without a planned course. You are likely to end up somewhere you didn’t intend to go! - Derric Yuh Ndim
Forgiveness is really about absolution: to set free. But if you look carefully at the dynamic, the one you’re setting free is yourself. - Darrell Calkins
Champagne morning, sleepless grin, setting off and settling in. Today feels good. - Alex Gaskarth
From morn to noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, a summer's day; and with the setting sun dropped from the zenith like a falling star. - John Milton
You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters. - Plato
You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech. - Franklin P. Jones
As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are - what others say is irrelevant. - Nic Sheff
You can't live an obedient life and miss an adventure. Following the commands of Christ is not just about behavior. Behavior modification is not an end in itself in the New Testament. Transformation is about knowing the truth and the truth setting you free. - Beth Moore
As parents, we have the responsibility and the power to create a foundational love for nutritious foods that will influence our children's choices for decades to come, setting the stage for our children, grandchildren, and future generations to flourish in wellness and health. - Leah Borski
What's in a life without Camaraderie? For setting sail on a ship with a band of merry brothers by your side is much more gratifying than drifting aimlessly on a boat lost alone at sea. - Saim .A. Cheeda
As we have seen there is some kind of continuity in any case since every experience affects for better or worse the attitudes which help decide the quality of further experiences, by setting up certain preference and aversion, and making it easier or harder to act for this or that end. - John Dewey
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