imagination

A Quote by Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas on imagination and memory

It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.

Edgar Degas (1834 - 1917)

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A Quote by Captain Edward "Eddie" Vernon Rickenbacker on character, imagination, independence, individuality, and nations

The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.

Eddie Rickenbacker (1890 - 1973)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on imagination and life

He who lives without folly is not so wise as he imagines.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by Dr. John Arbuthnot on darkness, force, imagination, knowledge, observation, and rules

The Reader may here observe the Force of Numbers, which can be successfully applied, even to those things, which one would imagine are subject to no Rules. There are very few things which we know, which are not capable of being reduc'd to a Mathematical Reasoning; and when they cannot it's a sign our knowledge of them is very small and confus'd; and when a Mathematical Reasoning can be had it's as great a folly to make use of any other, as to grope for a thing in the dark, when you have a Candle standing by you.

Dr. John Arbuthnot (1667 - 1735)

Source: Of the Laws of Chance. (1692)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on art, business, imagination, inspiration, life, sacrifice, and science

Reverence for life . . . does not allow the scholar to live for his science alone, even if he is very useful . . . the artist to exist only for his art, even if he gives inspiration to many. . . . It refuses to let the business man imagine that he fulfills all legitimate demands in the course of his business activities. It demands from all that they should sacrifice a portion of their own lives for others.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by Delbert L. Stapley on acceptance, achievement, divinity, earth, expectation, goals, imagination, impossibility, inventions, nature, power, preparation, technology, and travel

The things we accept as normal and enjoy today were considered impossible twenty-five years ago and beyond the power of man to achieve. The early "Buck Rogers" and "Flash Gordon" comic strips were fantastic and considered outside the realm of man's attainment. They were considered figments of man's imagination, but now many of these miraculous, imaginative things have become realities and man is pushing onward toward new and higher goals of achievement. We are now mentally prepared for every new invention and advancement in technology and the sciences, but, nevertheless, stand amazed at man's powers to create and achieve. These outstanding accomplishments, which approach the miraculous, to me are unquestioned evidence of man's divine nature. Man has sent up satellites which circle the globe. He has taken the breathtaking, miraculous ride about the earth. He expects to circle the moon and even land man on the outer planets; also he considers feasible floating platforms in outer space as intermediate stations for interplanetary travel.

Delbert L. Stapley (1896 - 1978)

Source: at BYU, January 10, 1962

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on evil, fighting, imagination, satisfaction, slander, vices, and world

We are prone to magnify weaknesses and to imagine vices in others that do not exist. We chew the cud of slander with satisfaction - slander, "whose whisper over the world's diameter, as level as the cannon to its blank, transports his poisoned shot." Talk about battles yet to be fought! Backbiting and evil speaking head the list!

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: General Conference, October 1945.

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A Quote by David Eli Lilienthal on imagination, management, and mind

The subject of management is man; the objective of management is the moving of man's mind and will and imagination.

David Eli Lilienthal (1899 -)

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A Quote by David A. Bednar on age, college, darkness, faith, imagination, and promises

With faith . . . we must walk to the edge of the light and into the darkness. As we so walk I testify and promise that the light will move. When I was your age and wondering some of the exact same things that you are now wondering, I never would have imagined that someday [we] would be at Ricks College serving as we are. . . . I know the light moves as we walk in faith to the edge of the light.

David A. Bednar

Source: Commencement, Ricks College, April 2000, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on colors, courage, imagination, and life

The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

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