practicality

A Quote by Henri Louis Bergson on acceptance, art, facts, order, practicality, and reality

Art has no other object than to set aside the symbols of practical utility, the generalities that are conventionally and socially accepted, everything in fact which masks reality from us, in order to set us face to face with reality itself.

Henri Bergson (1859 - 1941)

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A Quote by George Eliot on ability, experience, maxims, practicality, and quotations

In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 2, ch. 15 (1874 --76), of the Rector (Gwendolen Harleth's uncle).

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on jesus and practicality

Jesus remains unshaken as the practical man; and we stand exposed as the fools, the blunderers, the unpractical visionaries.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on life, practicality, soul, and value

Ahimas is the attribute of the soul, and therefore, to be practiced by everybody in all affairs of life. If it cannot be practiced in all departments, it has no practical value.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Evelyn Underhill on conflict, conviction, death, difficulty, future, ideas, interest, life, needs, possessions, practicality, rules, soul, spirit, spirituality, success, trying, and worry

Most of our conflicts and difficulties come from trying to deal with the spiritual and practical aspects of our life separately instead of realizing them as parts of one whole. If our practical life is centered on our own interests, cluttered up by possessions, distracted by ambitions, passions, wants and worries, beset by a sense of our own rights and importance, or anxieties for our own future, or longings for our own success, we need not expect that our spiritual life will be a contrast to all this. The soul's house is not built on such a convenient plan; there are few soundproof partitions in it. Only when the conviction - not merely the idea - that the demand of the Spirit, however inconvenient, rules the whole of it, will those objectionable noises die down which have a way of penetrating into the nicely furnished little oratory and drowning all the quieter voices by their din.

Evelyn Underhill

Source: The Spiritual Life

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A Quote by Eric Temple Bell on beauty, glory, mathematics, practicality, and usefulness

Abstractness, sometimes hurled as a reproach at mathematics, is its chief glory and its surest title to practical usefulness. It is also the source of such beauty as may spring from mathematics.

Eric Temple Bell (1883 - 1960)

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A Quote by Eric Temple Bell on life, mathematics, and practicality

The longer mathematics lives the more abstract - and therefore, possibly also the more practical - it becomes.

Eric Temple Bell (1883 - 1960)

Source: The Mathematical Intelligencer, vol. 13, no. 1, Winter 1991.

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on change, common sense, existence, familiarity, names, people, possibility, practicality, and prophets

The well adjusted make poor prophets. A pleasant existence blinds us to the possibilities of drastic change. We cling to what we call our common sense, our practical point of view. Actually, these are names for an all-absorbing familiarity with things as they are. . . . Thus it happens that when the times become unhinged, it is the practical people who are caught unaware . . . still clinging to things that no longer exist.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on language, leadership, and practicality

The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Ellis Arnall on efficiency, learning, practicality, prudence, and world

We have heard enough about being practical and efficient and prudent. We heard it preached through several decades that these things would save the world. I think that, with the salty taste of blood and sweat on our lips, we are learning that we had best talk once again about doing what is right.

Ellis Arnall (1907 - 1992)

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