A Quote by R. Briffault on achievement, boredom, conquest, creativity, goals, growth, happiness, ideas, life, quality, and service

The full-grown modern human being who seeks but refuge finds instead boredom and mental dissolution, unless he can be, even in his withdrawal, creative. He can find the quality of happiness in the strain and travail only of achievement and growth. And he is conscious of touching the highest pinnacle of furfilment which his life-urges demand when his is consumed in the service of an idea, in the conquest of the goal pursued.

R. Briffault

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on acceptance, achievement, adventure, conquest, courage, death, experience, fear, heroism, joy, life, and yielding

The conquest of the fear of death is the recovery of life's joy. One can experience an unconditional affirmation of life only when one has accepted death, not as contrary to life, but as an aspect of life. Life in its becoming is always shedding death, and on the point of death. The conquest of fear yields the courage of life. That is the cardinal initiation of every heroic adventure - fearlessness and achievement.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

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A Quote by Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo, MD on admiration, conquest, correction, desires, emotion, feeling, guilt, home, hope, love, meaning, mistakes, needs, passion, relationships, responsibility, sacrifice, security, self-love, self-sacrifice, songs, tende

The many meanings of "I Love You" "I love you" [is] a statement that can be expressed in so many varied ways. It may be a stage song, repeated daily without any meaning, or a barely audible murmur, full of surrender. Sometimes it means: I desire you or I want you sexually. It may mean: I hope you love me or I hope that I will be able to love you. Often it means: it may be that a love relationship can develop between us or even I hate you. Often it is a wish for emotional exchange: I want your admiration in exchange for mine or I give my love in exchange for some passion or I want to feel cozy and at home with you or I admire some of your qualities. A declaration of love is mostly a request: I desire you or I want you to gratify me, or I want your protection or I want to be intimate with you or I want to exploit your loveliness. Sometimes it is the need for security and tenderness, for parental treatment. It may mean: my self love goes out to you. But it may also express submissiveness: please take me as I am, or I feel guilty about you, I want, through you, to correct the mistakes I have made in human relations. It may be self-sacrifice and a masochistic wish for dependency. However, it may also be a full affirmation of the other, taking the responsibility for mutual exchange of feelings. It may be a weak feeling of friendliness, it may be the scarcely even whispered expression of ecstasy "I love you, " - wish, desire, submission, conquest: it is never the world itself that tells the real meaning here.

Joost Meerloo

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A Quote by John W. Scoville on age, conquest, force, labor, nature, progress, society, and words

The progress of the industrial age rests on the greater diversification of labor and the use of more elaborate tools and machinery which have increased productivity-in other words, saved labor. . . . In our attempt to cure the social ills, we should not kill the goose that has laid the golden eggs. If our society is sick, it is for other reasons than the conquest by man of the forces of nature.

John W. Scoville

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on accuracy, commitment, conquest, force, persecution, police, principles, silence, and thought

Because the Nazi venom worked its way even into our thoughts, every accurate thought was a conquest; because an all-powerful police sought to force us into silence every word became as precious as a declaration of principle; because we were persecuted, each of our gestures carried the weight of a commitment.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: Les Mouches (The Flies), 1943

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A Quote by James Thompson on conquest, glory, and silence

Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.

James Thompson

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on conquest

The right of conquest has no foundation other than the right of the strongest.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on beginning, conquest, death, individuality, laws, mind, mystery, rest, and time

Rest enough for the individual man, too much and too soon, and we call it death. But for man, no rest and no ending. He must go on, conquest beyond conquest. First this little planet and all its winds and ways, and then all the laws of mind and matter that restrain him. Then the planets about him, and, at last, out across immensities to the stars. And when he has conquered all the deep space, and all the mysteries of time, still he will be beginning.

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

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A Quote by Eugene Victor Debs on conquest, fighting, and history

Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder. . . . the master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles.

Eugene Victor Debs (1855 - 1926)

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A Quote by Dr. Fay B. Nash on achievement, adulthood, challenge, conquest, creativity, happiness, health, individuality, joy, leisure, people, skill, success, and work

It takes a highly intellectual individual to enjoy leisure. . . . Most of us had better count on working. What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement. . . . Few people overwork; plenty overeat, overworry, overdrink. . . . Few realize real joy and happiness of conquest. The basis of mental health for the average adult is more work, provided the work is not mere drudgery.

Dr. Fay B. Nash

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