spontaneity

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on action, questions, and spontaneity

Our spontaneous action is always the best. You cannot, with your best deliberation and heed, come so close to any question as your spontaneous glance shall bring you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on anecdotes, hope, learning, men, poetry, spontaneity, thought, traditions, virtue, and wit

Men grind and grind in the mill of a truism, and nothing comes out but what was put in. But the moment they desert the tradition for a spontaneous thought, then poetry, wit, hope, virtue, learning, anecdote, and all flock to their aid.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Literary Ethics. 1838.

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on art, good, and spontaneity

Great works of art have no more affecting lesson for us than this. They teach us to abide by our own spontaneous expression with good humored inflexibility whether the whole cry of voices is on the other side.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Pearl Mae Bailey on anticipation, cooking, facts, good, preparation, and spontaneity

The fact is that it takes more than ingredients and technique to cook a good meal. A good cook puts something of himself into the preparation - he cooks with enjoyment, anticipation, spontaneity, and he is willing to experiment.

Pearl Bailey (1918 - 1990)

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A Quote by Maurice Ravel on quality, spontaneity, and writing

To George Gershwin, on refusinghim as a pupil: You would only lose the spontaneous quality of your melody, and end by writing bad Ravel.

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on principles, spontaneity, and taoism

The Tao's principle is spontaneity.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on awareness, spontaneity, struggle, and unity

Once you arrive {at a spontaneous awareness of the Great Oneness}, remember: it isn't necessary to struggle to maintain unity with it. All you have to do is participate in it.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (48)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on acceptance, awareness, circumstances, direction, falsehood, goodwill, illusions, leadership, perception, spontaneity, truth, virtue, taoism, and path

{There are two paths leading to oneness with the Tao.} The first in the path of acceptance. Affirm everyone and everything. Freely extend you goodwill and virtue in every direction, regardless of circumstances. Embrace all things as part of the Harmonious Oneness, and then you will begin to perceive it. The second path is that of denial. Recognize that everything you see and think is a falsehood, an illusion, a veil over the truth. Peel all the veils away, and you will arrive at the Oneness. Though these paths are entirely different, they will deliver you to the same place: spontaneous awareness of the Great Oneness.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (48)

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A Quote by Jules Henri Poincaré on discovery, generations, knowledge, preparation, and spontaneity

Mathematical discoveries, small or great are never born of spontaneous generation. They always presuppose a soil seeded with preliminary knowledge and well prepared by labour, both conscious and subconscious.

Jules Henri Poincare (1854 - 1912)

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A Quote by Judith Martin on society and spontaneity

We are all born charming, fresh, and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.

Judith Martin (1938 -)

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