Quotations on Direction

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The important thing for the survival of the Thai society is that the majority of those who work, both in the government and the private sector, still strive to work in the same direction; this is why the Thai nation still stands.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Keywords: Government, Society, Work, Survival, Direction, Majority, Nation)

A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction.
- Sholom Aleichem
(Keywords: Work, Direction, Man)

The key is growth margins went in the right direction, unit volume increased quarter on quarter, and expenses came down. We threw off over $300 million in cash. All of those were in the right direction. So I think we're on our way.
- Gil Amelio
(Keywords: Growth, Direction, Key, Right)

The ordinary ministry is that which receives all of its direction from the will of God revealed in the Scriptures and from those means which God has appointed in the church for its continual edification.
- William Ames
(Keywords: God, Church, Direction, Will)

The line that describes the beautiful is elliptical. It has simplicity and constant change. It cannot be described by a compass, and it changes direction at every one of its points.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Change, Direction, Simplicity)

The principal or highest part of the mountain having changed its direction to east and west, I ascended it in such manner as to leave its most elevated ranges to the south and travelled north west over a very rough and broken country generally covered with snow.
- William Henry Ashley
(Keywords: Country, Direction, Snow)

It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to know in what direction to point that organ.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Talent, Direction, Lies)

I think that more and more you're going to see people of good will on their side of the aisle say you know what, we got to get off the bus here, this is not headed in the right direction.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: People, Direction, Right, Will)

The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Challenge, Democracy, Direction, Economy, Environment, Freedom, Order, Project)

If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direction of the world, they would take away the spring, and youth, the former from the year, the latter from human life.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Life, Direction, Enemies, Spring, World, Youth)

I was now successful in proving that a direction of movement is localized in the cerebellum.
- Robert Barany
(Keywords: Successful, Direction, Now)

PLease, do not visualize that we exist above you such as in heaven. The concepts above and below are products of your mind. The soul does not swing upwards. It exists in the center and orients itself in every direction.
- Hans Bender
(Keywords: Soul, Direction, Heaven, Mind)

Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
- Al Bernstein
(Keywords: Success, Direction, Result, Right)

The next few months are critical to Pakistan's future direction as a democratic state committed to promoting peace, fighting terrorism and working for social justice.
- Benazir Bhutto
(Keywords: Peace, Direction, Fighting, Future, Justice, Months, State, Terrorism)

Duty - that which sternly impels us in the direction of profit, along the line of desire.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Desire, Direction, Duty, Profit)

Every time I started going in the direction of thinking how it might turn out, I started to just turn my brain around and not go there, because I think the surest way to guarantee that you won't win is to assume that you will.
- Brad Bird
(Keywords: Time, Direction, Thinking, Will)

Who is to say that 5 men 10 years ago were right whereas 5 men looking the other direction today are wrong.
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Keywords: Men, Direction, Right, Today, Wrong, Years)

Money is always on its way somewhere. What you do with it while it is in your keeping and the direction you send it in say much about you. Your treatment of and respect for money, how you make it, and how you spend it, reflect your character.
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Keywords: Money, Character, Direction, Respect, Treatment)

Like any parents, mine wanted me to have a secure job with a regular wage and career prospects. And the one job my father knew of, that he'd had experience of himself, was the army, so he could help me in that direction.
- James Blunt
(Keywords: Experience, Father, Army, Career, Direction, Help, Job, Parents, Wage)

And if you're getting a poll coming out month after month saying something and then all of a sudden does an enormous swing in one direction - you are dealing with a more volatile electorate than most people believe they have.
- Jim Bolger
(Keywords: People, Direction, Saying)

A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Children, Direction, Revolution)

But only if I believe that my directing talents will improve the material I'd be working on. I want to make sure I don't sacrifice beautiful material on the altar of my direction.
- Andre Braugher
(Keywords: Sacrifice, Direction, Want, Will)

That's the thing. in medicine, you're used to saying there's a problem within the person, and saying there's a problem within the culture, that's not a medical answer. Medicine has to look in one direction, so there's only one type of answer that they can find.
- Chester Brown
(Keywords: Medical, Culture, Direction, Medicine, Saying)

In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Community, Direction, Dress, Effect, End, Force, Public, Sense)

While Fledging is a different type of book, The Parable series serve as cautionary tales. I wrote the Parable books because of the direction of the country. You can call it save the world fiction, but it clearly doesn't save anything.
- Octavia Butler
(Keywords: Books, Country, Direction, Fiction, World)

Over the past few years, many of us have increasingly begun to question the direction and meaning of our society as it has developed over the past several centuries.
- Alex Campbell
(Keywords: Society, Direction, Meaning, Past, Question, Years)

But, as we've seen over the last several months, the people in this country are very dissatisfied with the direction that this administration is taking this country. And what we heard last night was absolutely the ignoring of that fact. It was: We're going to continue with this agenda. In fact, we're going to double down on healthcare.
- Eric Cantor
(Keywords: People, Country, Direction, Fact, Healthcare, Months, Night)

It is time for a New Direction for our nation's energy policies.
- Lois Capps
(Keywords: Time, Direction, Energy, Nation)

I get a kick out of watching a team defense me. A player moves two steps in one direction and I hit it two steps the other way. It goes right by his glove and I laugh.
- Rod Carew
(Keywords: Defense, Direction, Right)

I hope that there are no persons that would want to think ill of me in any direction or any behavior.
- Diahann Carroll
(Keywords: Hope, Behavior, Direction, Want)

I have never met a happy atheist. I believe in separation of church and state, but I think we have gone so far over in the other direction of separating church and state.
- Dixie Carter
(Keywords: Church, Direction, Separation, State)

Mounting a large rock, I was able to see a considerable body of the enemy moving by the flank in rear of their line engaged, and passing from the direction of the foot of Great Round Top through the valley toward the front of my left.
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Keywords: Body, Direction, Enemy)

People, like sheep, tend to follow a leader - occasionally in the right direction.
- Alexander Chase
(Keywords: Leader, People, Direction, Right, Sheep)

National Missile Defense is of a nature to retrigger a proliferation of weapons, notably nuclear missiles. Everything that goes in the direction of proliferation is a bad direction.
- Jacques Chirac
(Keywords: Nature, Defense, Direction, Weapons)

Thankfully, beauty is easier to remove than apply, and a swipe of demaquillage in the right direction and you are you once again.
- Margaret Cho
(Keywords: Beauty, Direction, Right)

Democrats are committed to mapping a new direction in Iraq, and we will work with the President and the new Defense Secretary to ensure that the will of the American people guides our future actions.
- Jim Clyburn
(Keywords: Work, People, Actions, American, Defense, Democrats, Direction, Future, Iraq, President, Will)

I believe the American people spoke loud and clear to the Bush Administration in yesterday's election that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq. As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld.
- Jim Clyburn
(Keywords: Time, War, People, American, Direction, Iraq, President, Result, Yesterday)

Democrats are fighting for a new direction that includes protecting Social Security as well as making healthcare affordable, bringing down the high cost of gasoline, and making higher education more accessible for all Americans.
- Jim Clyburn
(Keywords: Education, Americans, Democrats, Direction, Fighting, Healthcare, Security)

Well, I think the president has clearly submitted us a tight budget, but it's what's called for if we're going to get spending under control and keep the economy moving in the right direction, with economic growth and job creation activity.
- Thad Cochran
(Keywords: Control, Growth, Creation, Direction, Economy, Job, President, Right)

Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion.
- James F. Cooper
(Keywords: Government, Direction, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, states, United, Will)

If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going.
- Irwin Corey
(Keywords: Change, Direction, End)

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
- Marcelene Cox
(Keywords: Family, Children, Direction, Flowers)

We are all wrong so often that it amazes me that we can have any conviction at all over the direction of things to come. But we must.
- Jim Cramer
(Keywords: Conviction, Direction, Wrong)

A lot of life is dealing with your curse, dealing with the cards you were given that aren't so nice. Does it make you into a monster, or can you temper it in some way, or accept it and go in some other direction?
- Wes Craven
(Keywords: Life, Cards, Direction, Temper)

Well, I just can't play the game anymore. I'm 63 years old, and I've been in the business for 40 years now. I take good advice and direction really well, but I don't need somebody that finished college two years ago to come in and tell me what I should be recording.
- Charlie Daniels
(Keywords: Business, Advice, College, Direction, Now, Old, Play, Years)

Some of these sketches were done at the very beginning of the Pirates project, when I was trying to find a direction for myself. That was the early sixties... maybe 61 or 62.
- Marc Davis
(Keywords: Beginning, Direction, Project, Trying)

I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would address these legal and constitutional arguments, but they refuse to. They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world, but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction.
- Stockwell Day
(Keywords: Government, Legal, Society, Arguments, Direction, Justice, Want, World)

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
- Jimmy Dean
(Keywords: Change, Direction, Wind)

Darwin's idea of natural selection makes people uncomfortable because it reverses the direction of tradition.
- Daniel Dennett
(Keywords: People, Idea, Direction, Tradition)

I know some people will be surprised to hear it, but I've found that my music, whether its blues or rock, or whatever you want to call it, can be channeled into a positive direction that actually helps people.
- Rick Derringer
(Keywords: Music, People, Positive, Direction, Want, Will)



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