practicality

A Quote by Evelyn Underhill on intuition, practicality, openness, and possibility

When you let intution have its way with you, you open up new levels of the world. Such opening-up is the most practical of all activities.

Evelyn Underhill

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Janwillem van de Wetering on wisdom, practical, practicality, enlightenment, consciousness, and awareness

For me this book was a very practical explanation of one man's experience of Enlightened awareness in in the face of or in light of dogma-oriented wisdom.

Janwillem van de Wetering

Source: The Empty Mirror: Experiences in a Japanese Zen Monastery

Contributed by: profundity

A Quote by Peter M. Senge on practicality, purpose, service, vision, mission, seeds, engagement, and life purpose

[Seeds Are Small.] Becoming a force of nature doesn't mean that all of our aspirations must be "grand." First steps are often small, and initial visions that focus energy effectively often address immediate problems. What matters is engagement in the service of a larger purpose rather than lofty aspirations that paralyze action. Indeed, it's a dangerous trap to believe that we can pursue onlhy "great visions."

Peter Senge

Source: Presence : An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society, Pages: 138

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Daniel Goleman on authors, emotion, gifts, happiness, intelligence, life, practicality, psychology, and seriousness

"At last, psychology gets serious about glee, fun, and happiness. Martin Seligman has given us a gift--a practical map for the perennial quest for a flourishing life."

~ Daniel Goleman, author of "Emotional Intelligence," commenting on "Authentic Happiness" by Martin Seligman

Daniel Goleman

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Les Brown on day, goals, idealism, and practicality

Goals are not dreamy, pie-in-the-sky ideals. They have every day practical applications and they should be practical.

Les Brown

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Moulton Marston on defeat, gold, knowledge, personality, personality, practicality, and work

Besides the practical knowledge which defeat offers, there are important personality profits to be taken. Defeat strips away false values and makes you realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.

William Moulton Marston

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William George Jordan on life, mind, practicality, theory, and thought

A mere theory of life that remains but a theory, is about as useful to a man as a gilt-edged menu is to a starving sailor on a raft in mid-ocean. . . . No rule for higher living will help a man in the slightest until he reaches out and appropriates it for himself, until he makes it practical in his daily life, until that seed of theory in his mind blossoms into a thousand flowers of thought and word and act.

William Jordan

Source: The Majesty of Calmness, p. 45-46

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. on attitude, discrimination, doubt, history, nations, practicality, romance, sex, and women

There can be no doubt that our Nation has had a long and unfortunate history of sex discrimination. Traditionally, such discrimination was rationalized by an attitude of "romantic paternalism" which, in practical effect, put women, not on a pedestal, but in a cage.

William J. Brennan (1906 - 1997)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Admiral William D. Leahy on adoption, atoms, certainty, children, conventionality, darkness, defeat, enemies, ethics, fashion, feeling, future, peace, possessions, possibility, potential, practicality, presidency, sentimentality, success, time

Those who dismiss "revisionist" qualms about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as indulgences in peace-time sentimentality must count President Truman's own Chief of Staff among the bleeding hearts: "It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons. . . . The lethal possibilities of atomic warfare in the future are frightening. My own feeling was that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion , and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children. We were the first to have this weapon in our possession, and the first to use it. There is a practical certainty that potential enemies will have it in the future and that atomic bombs will some time be used against us."

William D. Leahy

Source: I Was There, 1950

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on belief, emotion, meaning, practicality, and tranquility

We must believe that "emotion recollected in tranquillity" is an inexact formula. For it is neither emotion, nor recollection, nor without distortion of meaning, tranquillity. It is a concentration, and a new thing resulting from the concentration of a very great number of experiences which to the practical and active person would not seem to be experiences at all; it is a concentration which does not happen consciously or of deliberation. These experiences are not "recollected" and they finally unite in an atmosphere which is "tranquil" only in that it is a passive attending upon the event.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content