Quotation Explorer - 'Task'

Choosing the right career is the most difficult task for a person who is multi-talented and versatile. Because its hard to decide what field to go into, when you are good at too many things. - Saad Salman
Your task is not to find a job but to find what makes you happy and do it with all your love. - Debasish Mridha
The task of the right eye is to peer into the telescope, while the left eye peers into the microscope. - Leonora Carrington
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed. - Maria Montessori
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day. - Sir Winston Churchill
We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art. - Henry James
The first task of every author is to evoke emotion in their reader. You may laugh or you may cry; you may love me or you may hate me. So long as you feel something, I know that I'm doing my job. - V.L. Dreyer
My task is set before me, girl My mission clear and true There’ll be black knights and dragons, girl But I will always come for you… - Emme Rollins
Your most important task is not to achieve a goal but it is to improve yourself every day. - Debasish Mridha
Where your fear is,there is your task. - C.G. Jung
I thought: This is what the living do. And I swooned at the ordinary nature of the task and myself, at my chapped hands and square palms, at the way my wrists bent and fingers flexed inside this living body. - Dee Williams
The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth-rate men
An individual who has in his mind that he can accomplish a certain task is far more likely to succeed than the individual that has it in his mind that he will fail. - Daniel Willey
When people have a hard task to do - one which stretches them - they become less concerned with trivial matters. - Idries Shah
[Paul] has no intention to instruct the Christian community about the task and responsibility of government. His entire concern is with the responsibility of the Christian community towards the State. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
In every era, humanity produces demonic individuals and seductive ideas of repression. The task of statesmanship is to prevent their rise to power and sustain an international order capable of deterring them if they do achieve it. - Henry Kissinger
If you stay focused on one task or thought at a time you will less likely become frustrated. - Sheryl Campbell
The fastest and easiest way to accomplish any task is to do it with minimum breaks and pauses. - Amit Kalantri
The proper task of social reform is to remove poverty from society and to ensure that people do not sell their conscience to make a living. - Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules. - Anthony Trollope
To swim against waves is always an impossible task, but if you manage to do you will reach the shore where nobody even thought of. - Dr. Karan M Pai - Dr Karan M Pai
To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age - Isaac Newton
The task for parents and teachers is not to teach, it is how to inspire the people of youth to find their desire to learn. - Hasse Jerner
These Days, Keeping Anything "Simple" Is The Most "Complex" Task To Do.... - Muhammad Imran Hasan
Philosophy's greatest task is to enlarge our sense of possibility. - Susan Neiman
We cannot afford merely to sit down and deplore the evils of city life as inevitable, when cities are constantly growing, both absolutely and relatively. We must set ourselves vigorously about the task of improving them; and this task is now well begun. - Theodore Roosevelt
Though the immediate impression of rebellion may obscure the fact, the task of authentic literature is nevertheless only conceivable in terms of a desire for fundamental communication with the reader. - Georges Bataille
It may well be that we talk about sex more than anything else; we set our minds to the task; we convince ourselves that were have never said enough on the subject...where sex is concerned the most long-winded, the most impatient of societies is our own. - Michel Foucault
The task of teaching has never been more complex and the expectations that burden teachers are carried out in antiquated systems that offer little support—and yet, teachers are finding success every day. - Tucker Elliot
The artist’s task is to save the soul of mankind; and anything less is a dithering while Rome burns. Because of the artists, who are self-selected, for being able to journey into the Other, if the artists cannot find the way, then the way cannot be found. - Terence McKenna
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew. - Saint Francis de Sales
Everything that God created is potentially holy, and our task as humans is to find that holiness in seemingly unholy situations. When we can do this, we will have learned to nurture our souls. - Rabbi Harold Kushner
Far from failing in its intended task, our educational system is in fact succeeding magnificently because its aim is to keep the American people thoughtless enough to go on supporting the system. - Richard Mitchell
Our task is to carry the Lord's peace into every situation, into every duty. - Davis Bunn, Janette Oke
I cannot expect to perform the task with equal ability and success. - Martin Van Buren
Nothing surely is as potent as a law that may not be disobeyed. It has the force of the water drop that hollows the stone. A small dainty task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules. - Anthony Trollope
Think about it. Every time you fail at a task you've actually learned something new. The question is "what? - Iimani David
Even God would say"Finish the task you have undertaken". He would never recommend breaking her mother's heart, damaging her parents' lives. "Your mother and then your mother and then your mother," the Prophet had said, "and then your father." But what about her own life? What is to become of that? - Ahdaf Soueif
The creative person basically has two kinds of jobs: One is the sexy, creative kind. Second is the kind that pays the bills. Sometimes the task in hand covers both bases, but not often. This tense duality will always play center stage. It will never be transcended. - Hugh Macleod
I decided to do the easy task of changing situations and conditions by being a hero, than staying back to do the difficult task of changing people by being just a man. - Amit Kalantri
The historian's rightful task is to distil experience as a medicinal warning for the future generations, not to distil a drug. - B.H. Liddell Hart
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there. - John Buchan
A writer may not know the way at first; but if he endeavors to complete his task, he carves a path with his story, a knowledge shortcut. - Susan J. McIntire
To learn how to do, we need something real to focus on not a task assigned by someone else, but something we want to create, something we want to understand. Not an empty exercise but a meaningful, self-chosen undertaking. - Lori McWilliam Pickert
Our task is not multiplying the number of our church members but making people happy - Sunday Adelaja
If worries begin, then realize that the task at hand is going to be disturbed and if worries do not occur, then know that the task will not be disturbed. Worries are obstacles to the work. - Dada Bhagwan
Even the greatest fool can accomplish a task if it were after hisor her heart. But the intelligent ones are those who can convert every work into one that suits their taste - Derric Yuh Ndim
Solitude helps the soul remember that life andwork have two completely different meanings. It remindsus that we were created for greatness in relationship withothers, not task lists and spreadsheets. - Angela L Craig
There's a very positive relationship between people's ability to accomplish any task and the time they're willing to spend on it. - Joyce Brothers
There is no beast or beauty.There is no task or duty.There is only you. - Debasish Mridha
The task of the artist at any time is uncompromisingly simple to discover what has not yet been done, and to do it. - Craig Raine
It is our task in our time and in our generation to hand down undiminished to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours. - John F. Kennedy
Life is a gift; value it.Life is a trial; endure it.Life is a journey; complete it.Life is a test; pass it.Life is a task; fulfill it.Life is an opportunity; use it.Life is a moment; enjoy it.Life is a mission; accomplish it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A piece of art, when completed, encapsulates its own reality. As its architect, the artist’s task is to craft it well enough that the reader believes in its existence and is willing to enter, explore, and engage based on the artist’s version of the truth, even if that truth is artifice. - Kate Kearns
Forgiveness is no easy task; it takes a lifetime of remembering to move on - LDarnell
Jean Paul Sartre says in "No Exit" that hell is other people. Well, our task in life is to make it heaven. Or at least earth. - Alan Alda
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. - C.S. Lewis
Dreaming is the day job of novelists, but sharing our dreams is a still more important task for us. We cannot be novelists without this sense of sharing something. - Haruki Murakami
We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn. - Peter Drucker
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men. - Joseph Conrad
Opportunity arises when a seemingly impossible task is met with an improbable solution. - Jeffrey Fry
The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead. Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us that when the storm is past the ocean is flat again. - John Maynard Keynes
A vision without a task is but a dream. A task without a vision is drudgery. A vision and a task are the hope of the world. - Inscription on a church wall in Sussex England c. 1730
Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece. - Pope John Paul II
The habit of giving up when the present task is half finished and try something else is one of the chief causes of failure. - Christian D. Larson
Real accomplishments do virtually nothing to serve me and they do everything to serve others. Anything less is nothing more than a meaningless task dressed in the deceptive finery of accomplishments. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
It is the storyteller's task to elicit sympathy and a measure of understanding for those who lie outside the boundaries of State approval. - Graham Greene
If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place. - Orison Swett Marden
The only impossible task is the one which we fear to begin. - Debasish Mridha
... shunning all offers of help, all offers of the more practical... This was his task, he said, and it would be carried out alone. Penance, my brother reminded me, was a lonely place to be. - Sarah Winman
To create a free society is not to accomplish the impossible task of convincing all people to abandon aggression, but to accomplish the essential task of convincing enough people to abandon the belief that aggression is ever legitimate. - Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. - Victor Hugo
A true writer is someone the gods have called to the task. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Then you have to be nothing. Want nothing. You can't have them-Kat or Annabel-if you need them. You're not a husband. You're not a father. You're a man with a task. Understand? - Greg Hurwitz
Perform your task and I shall know you. Perform your task and your genius shall befriend the more. - Ogwo David Emenike
Being intellectually perfect is a very easy task, but being experiential perfect is the very tough task, needs very much courage and equanimity. - - Abhinav Rajput
It is no easy task to walk this earth and find peace. - Ronald Rolheiser
I conceive the essential task of religion to be "to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind". - Robert Millikan
My main task as an artist is to show you either what you have never seen before -- or to show you what you have seen countless times, in a way you've never seen it. - Mike Duron
It is the task of radical thought, since the world is given to us in unintelligibility, to make it more unintelligible, more enigmatic, more fabulous. - Jean Baudrillard
The task of the theologian is to explain everything through God, and to explain God as unexplainable. - Karl Rahner
Isn't it the task of the Holy Spirit to introduce some madness and intoxication into the world? Why this propensity for balance and safety? Don't we all long for one moment of raw risk, one moment of divine madness? - Ron Rolheiser
Knowing your purpose on earth is simple, but the task here is to bring about the success of your destiny. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Every human being has divinity encased within its spirit and it is the task of its creator as well as itself to set it free. No human being is an end product, every being still breathing is a creation still under creation. - Toni Sorenson
There are three qualities that make someone a true professional. These are the ability to work unsupervised, the ability to certify the completion of a job or task and, finally, the ability to behave with integrity at all times. - Subroto Bagchi
There are no boundaries concerning your passion for education. No harm done, no offense given! Those who take education as an ass-suffering task makes it so because they have a phobia for alphabets. - Michael Bassey Johnson
It is our duty and our joy to communicate our hearts to each other. Words assist us in this task. - Kate DiCamillo
he philosophy of Islam will be shown in terms of the modern philosophy, and if there are imperfections in the old ideas then they shall be removed. My task is merely constructive, and in this construction I shall take into consideration the best traditions of Islamic philosophy. - Muhammad Iqbal
Our children may learn about the heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves the architects of the future. - Jomo Kenyatta
Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Startwith what they know. Build with what they have. But with the bestleaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people willsay 'We have done this ourselves. - Lao Tzu
Let go of your worries and focus only on the task at hand.The future will be what it will,and fretting about it will only make your fears more likely to come true. - Christopher Paolini
When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself. - Karen Blixen
As a teacher, his task was not to make policy but to follow the policy made by the Department. - Earl Lovelace
The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way: But to return, and view the cheerful skies, In this the task and mighty labor lies. - Virgil
When you point to the moon, what do you see in front of your finger; Your task is to feel, not to think, when you can understand that the lesson will be learned. - Bruce Lee
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. - Helen Keller
A task which seems difficult, can be done with adequate training. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Art is the proper task of life. - Friedrich Nietzsche
We must not wait for favours from Nature; our task is to wrest them from her. - Ivan Michurin
As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men. - Joseph Conrad
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
Each life involves an essential errand; not simply the task of survival, but a life-mission embedded in the soul from the beginning. - Michael Meade
Sometimes a step back or away from an idea, task or project brings even more perspective, insight and clarity. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
As good surgical doctor works on a patient in the theater with varied kinds of surgical instruments, so a true leader also needs a clean bag of leadership characters that vary from task to task. One-way leaders are obvious failures! - Israelmore Ayivor
...life - whatever else it is - is short... maybe even if we're not always so glad to be here, it's our task to immerse ourselves anyway: wade straight through it, right through the cesspool, while keeping eyes and hearts open. - Donna Tartt
A person who is interrupted while performing a task takes 50% more time to complete it and make 50% more errors. - David Brooks
If you don't have a plan, you will never find enough time to finish a task. - Debasish Mridha
He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one. - Alexander Pope
Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. - Og Mandino
We can get the task done without being paid. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It is your attitude at the beginning of a task that determines success or failure.
Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future - and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have relationships with other people. - Albert Camus
The greatest humanistic and historical task of the oppressed: to liberate themselves... - Paulo Freire
Asking children to grow virtues hydroponically, looking only within themselves for guidance, is like asking each one to invent a personal language―a pointless and isolating task if there is no community with whom to speak. - Jonathan Haidt
With change there is no task too hard for you. - Sunday Adelaja
To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man. - Alan Paton
The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity. - Maria Montessori
The grace for each day is sufficient to accomplish a daily task. - Lailah Gifty Akita
To befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business & corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day. - Theodore Roosevelt
It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one's steps to the upper air - there's the rub, the task. - Virgil
Humility is the nearly impossible task of being more concerned with our own sins that we are with the sins of others. - Trevor hammack
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. - Helen Keller
Loving someone isn’t a hard task, it’s not a chore, you don’t wake up one day and decide to break their heart because you got all hot and bothered, that doesn’t happen! he boomed. - Holly Hood
It is refreshing, and salutary, to study the poise and quietness of Christ. His task and responsibility might well have driven a man out of his mind. But He was never in a hurry, never impressed by numbers, never a slave of the clock. - J.B. Phillips
That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense. - Arnold Bennett
Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty. - Albert Einstein
Of all the questions which can come before this nation, short of the actual preservation of its existence in a great war, there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us. - Theodore Roosevelt
We must not just be in the world and above the world, but also of the world. To love it for what it is... is the only task. Avoid it and you are lost. Loose yourself in it, and you are free. - Henry Miller
Imagination just wasn't up to the task of understanding unique and foreign sensations. It knew only how to dampen or augment what it already knew. - Juliette, Pg. 139 - Hugh Howey
Your most important task as a leader is to teach people how to think and ask the right questions so that the world doesn't go to hell if you take a day off. - Jeffrey Pfeffer
It is our time, our task and our destiny - from "Opoponax Dreams - Genieve Dawkins
Random line from BURNING DARKNESS: Fonda Raine stepped out of the back end of a month in hell a hardened warrior, ready to undertake the most important task of her life: kill Eric Aruda. - Jaime Rush
The never-ending task of self improvement. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
If the father cannot, the son will finish the task. - Idries Shah
Our task and challenge as human beings is to appreciate, in the same instant, both the infinite significance and absolute insignificance of life. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
At the center of each human heart is goodness, layered over with hurt, confusion, and mistaken ideas. Our task is to gently peel off layer after layer until the unfettered heart can shed its love upon the world. - Sue Patton Thoele
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. - Helen Keller
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. - Henry Kissinger
There’s usually more than one way to complete a task. I will not stay stuck in my ways. I will remain motivated and open-minded. - Izey Victoria Odiase
The sole remaining task for philosophy is the analysis of language. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. - Erich Fromm
AIM, n. The task we set our wishes to. "Cheer up! Have you no aim in life?" She tenderly inquired. "An aim? Well, no, I haven't, wife; The fact is -- I have fired." G.J. - Ambrose Bierce
Your task is not to find the love, but to swim and dive in the love. - Debasish Mridha
On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend's life also, in our own, to the world. - Henry David Thoreau
The task of the artist today is to defend feeling against the machine. - Marty Rubin
It is our task, both in science and in society at large, to prove the conventional wisdom wrong and to make our unpredictable dreams come true - Freeman Dyson
Man's main task is to give birth to himself. - Erich Fromm
Entering a cell, penetrating deep as a flying saucer to find a new galaxy would be an honorable task for a new scientist interested more in the inner state of the soul than in outer space. - Dejan Stojanovic
Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate, that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond our endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us. - Winston S. Churchill
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