Quotations on Importance

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I am convinced that dealing intelligently with the press is of the greatest importance to the success and effectiveness of a humanitarian mission.
- Alvin Adams
(Keywords: Success, Importance, Mission, Press)

The Ethical Society, therefore, is like a Church in maintaining, and emphasizing the importance of maintaining the custom of public assemblies on Sunday.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Society, Church, Custom, Importance, Public)

For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Successful, Conviction, Discontent, Revolution, Rights, Importance, Justice, Necessity)

Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance.
- Jean Anouilh
(Keywords: Inspiration, Importance, Poets)

Till now I have never shot a scene without taking account of what stands behind the actors because the relationship between people and their surroundings is of prime importance.
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Keywords: People, Actors, Importance, Now)

U.S. assistance provides the Jordanian government needed flexibility to pursue policies that are of critical importance to U.S. national security and to foreign policy objectives in the Middle East.
- Richard Armitage
(Keywords: Government, Policy, Flexibility, Foreign policy, Importance, National security, Objectives)

The cosmical importance of this conclusion is profound and the possibilities it opens for the future very remarkable, greater in fact than any suggested before by science in the whole history of the human race.
- Francis William Aston
(Keywords: History, Science, Fact, Future, Importance, Possibilities, Race, Remarkable)

What women have to stand on squarely is not their ability to see the world in the way men see it, but the importance and validity of their seeing it in some other way.
- Mary Austin
(Keywords: Men, Women, Ability, Importance, Validity, World)

The proportion between the velocity with which men or animals move, and the weights they carry, is a matter of considerable importance, particularly in military affairs.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Men, Animals, Importance, Military)

I am inclined to attach some importance to the new system of manufacturing; and venture to throw it out with the hope of its receiving a full discussion among those who are most interestedin the subject.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Hope, Importance, Manufacturing)

The aspect of congresses and such meetings generally to which I attach the greatest importance is the discussion. That is why people assemble: to hear different opinions, rather than to pass resolutions.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: People, Importance, Meetings, Opinions)

That in affairs of very considerable importance men should deal with one another with satisfaction of mind, and mutual confidence, they must receive competent assurances concerning the integrity, fidelity, and constancy each of other.
- Isaac Barrow
(Keywords: Men, Confidence, Constancy, Fidelity, Importance, Integrity, Mind, Satisfaction)

I thought they may have presumed too much knowledge of certain things for people who are not comedians. Like Montreal. A comic understands what it is and its importance, but someone else may not know about it.
- Todd Barry
(Keywords: Thought, People, Knowledge, Comedians, Importance, May)

The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity - an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.
- Bruce Barton
(Keywords: Faith, Work, Importance, Sincerity)

It is of first-class importance that our answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx should be in step with how we conduct our civilisation, and this should in turn be in step with the actual workings of living systems.
- Gregory Bateson
(Keywords: First, Importance, Living)

How come life is so important in the nine months before birth, but then we sort of forget about the importance, we're not worried about whether that baby lives in poverty once he or she is born.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Life, Baby, Forget, Importance, Months, Poverty)

Though beauty gives you a weird sense of entitlement, it's rather frightening and threatening to have others ascribe such importance to something you know you're just renting for a while.
- Candice Bergen
(Keywords: Beauty, Importance, Sense)

What is the effect of unlimited coinage of silver in this country? and I invite your attention to this particularly, because it is a question of vital importance.
- Richard Parks Bland
(Keywords: Attention, Country, Effect, Importance, Question)

They know the importance of their mission and of America's commitment to combating and defeating terrorism abroad, and they know that they are making a real difference in bringing freedom to a part of the world that has known only tyranny.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: America, Commitment, Difference, Freedom, Importance, Mission, Terrorism, Tyranny, World)

And that is why marriage and family law has emphasized the importance of marriage as the foundation of family, addressing the needs of children in the most positive way.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Family, Marriage, Positive, Children, Importance, Law, Needs)

The importance to the writer of first writing must be out of all proportion of the actual value of what is written.
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Keywords: First, Importance, Value, Writer, Writing)

Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values. That is to say, their own ideas and other people's values.
- Gerald Brenan
(Keywords: People, Ideas, Values, Importance, Intellectuals)

I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory.
- Andre Breton
(Keywords: Dreams, Events, Importance, Man, Memory, Waking)

The importance and influence of books on me has been cumulative: the result of hearing and reading lots of stories about interesting people and places.
- Louise Brown
(Keywords: People, Books, Hearing, Importance, Influence, Reading, Result)

Although approximately 80% of osteoporosis sufferers are women, as the longevity of the male population increases, the disease will assume increasing importance in men.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Keywords: Men, Women, Disease, Importance, Longevity, Population, Will)

In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.
- Julius Caesar
(Keywords: War, Causes, Events, Importance, Result)

From these inconsiderable attempts, some idea may be formed with what success, should Fortune afford an opportunity, I am likely to treat matters of greater importance.
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Keywords: Success, Idea, Opportunity, Fortune, Importance, May)

What I have learned from my work up to now, is to try to be open, but also protect myself by not letting the good and the evil get too much importance.
- Jane Campion
(Keywords: Work, Evil, Importance, Now, Open)

Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events, locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied, intensifies the experience of living our own lives.
- Vincent Canby
(Keywords: Experience, Events, Feeling, Fiction, Importance, Living)

I learned a lot from that first record and I learned a lot from my experiences touring, but really the biggest education I got over the past two years was learning the importance of arrangements.
- Vanessa Carlton
(Keywords: Education, First, Importance, Learning, Past, Years)

Similarly, the problem of the rights of the state in the disposition of inheritances left by individuals presents social aspects of the first importance.
- Rene Cassin
(Keywords: First, Rights, Importance, State)

The first professional play I ever saw was The Importance Of Being Earnest, and I just fell in love.
- Kim Cattrall
(Keywords: Love, Being, First, Importance, Play)

I came here as a practical man, to talk, not simply on the question of peace and war, but to treat another question which is of hardly less importance - the enormous and burdensome standing armaments which it is the practice of modern Governments to sustain in time of peace.
- Richard Cobden
(Keywords: Peace, Time, War, Importance, Man, Practice, Question, Talk)

The gift that has been given to me says much about our capacity for great compassion and generosity, and I hope it sends an inspiring message to others about the importance of organ donation.
- Steven Cojocaru
(Keywords: Hope, Compassion, Generosity, Importance, Inspiring)

It is clear from all these data that the interests of teenagers are not focused around studies, and that scholastic achievement is at most of minor importance in giving status or prestige to an adolescent in the eyes of other adolescents.
- James S. Coleman
(Keywords: Achievement, Eyes, Giving, Importance, Teenagers)

Since September 11, 2001, many in this nation and this Congress have a deeper appreciation for the importance of the sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers.
- Jerry Costello
(Keywords: Appreciation, Congress, Importance, Law, Nation)

Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.
- Norman Cousins
(Keywords: Life, Importance, Man, Respect)

Next, in importance to books are their titles.
- Frank Crane
(Keywords: Books, Importance, Titles)

The adoption by Jefferson and the Republicans of the political structure of their opponents is of an importance hardly inferior to that of the adoption of the Constitution by the states.
- Herbert Croly
(Keywords: Adoption, Constitution, Importance, Opponents, Republicans, states)

My object will be, first, to show by what connections the history of the fossil bones of land animals is linked to the theory of the earth and why they have a particular importance in this respect.
- George Cuvier
(Keywords: History, Animals, Earth, First, Importance, Land, Respect, Theory, Will)

I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.
- Angela Davis
(Keywords: Work, Importance, May)

It's hard to exaggerate the importance of preserving the financial integrity of Social Security.
- Bill Delahunt
(Keywords: Financial, Importance, Integrity, Security)

But what is of great importance to me is observation of the movement of colors.
- Robert Delaunay
(Keywords: Colors, Importance, Observation)

President Kennedy understood the importance of equal pay for equal work and signed historic legislation that gave women around the country hope that one day their wages would be on par with that of their male counterparts.
- Rosa DeLauro
(Keywords: Women, Work, Hope, Country, Day, Importance, Legislation, President, Wages)

I understood the importance in principle of public key cryptography but it's all moved much faster than I expected. I did not expect it to be a mainstay of advanced communications technology.
- Whitfield Diffie
(Keywords: Technology, Importance, Key, Public)

The truth is, when I got started in this business, it wasn't because I had a full understanding of the importance of the business, but because I thought it was fun. I found it exciting. It fulfilled me, whatever it was that I was looking for.
- Sam Donaldson
(Keywords: Business, Truth, Thought, Fun, Importance, Understanding)

What is ironic is that Allen Ginsberg's importance was in its twilight for so many years that it took his death to bring it to the front page. He electrified an entire world!
- Rita Dove
(Keywords: Death, Importance, Twilight, Years)

What I'm thinking about more and more these days is simply the importance of transparency, and Jefferson's saying that he'd rather have a free press without a government than a government without a free press.
- Esther Dyson
(Keywords: Government, Importance, Press, Saying, Thinking)

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.
- Max Eastman
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Life, Force, Importance, Interest)

Meanwhile the fact that the connection with the activity of memory in ordinary life is for the moment lost is of less importance than the reverse, namely, that this connection with the complications and fluctuations of life is necessarily still a too close one.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Keywords: Life, Connection, Fact, Importance, Memory)



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