Quotations on Pursuit

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When others stood idly by, you and your families gave your all, in defence of a risen people and in pursuit of Irish freedom and unity.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: People, Freedom, Irish, Pursuit, Unity)

Our theme for this year's festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Dreams, American, Americans, Festivities, Generations, Hardship, Pursuit, Racism)

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
- Mario Andretti
(Keywords: Success, Motivation, Determination, Goal, Commitment, Desire, Excellence, Key, Pursuit, Will)

The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
- Matthew Arnold
(Keywords: Light, Perfection, Pursuit, Sweetness)

The pursuit of pretty formulas and neat theorems can no doubt quickly degenerate into a silly vice, but so can the quest for austere generalities which are so very general indeed that they are incapable of application to any particular.
- E. T. Bell
(Keywords: Doubt, Pretty, Pursuit, Quest, Silly, Vice)

A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Success, Nothing, Pursuit, Rejection)

Someone told me there was a publisher that could find a good home for my songs, but I didn't want to give up my pursuit of a career in the business as an artist.
- Michael Bolton
(Keywords: Business, Home, Artist, Career, Pursuit, Songs, Want)

The cloud that descended on Black Rock on Monday was not for the past but the future. How much will this debacle chill the pursuit of other risky investigations?
- Tina Brown
(Keywords: Future, Past, Pursuit, Will)

There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame; life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work.
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Keywords: Life, Work, Fame, Pursuit, Trade, World)

Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough - that we should try again.
- Julia Cameron
(Keywords: Nothing, Pursuit, Quest, Will)

For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Survival, Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Pursuit, Spiritual)

We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.
- William Ellery Channing
(Keywords: Ignorance, Order, Pleasure, Pursuit, Smile)

There are few things more amusing in the world of politics than watching moderate Republicans charging to the right in pursuit of greater glory.
- Mario Cuomo
(Keywords: Politics, Glory, Pursuit, Republicans, Right, World)

The pursuit of truth will set you free; even if you never catch up with it.
- Clarence Darrow
(Keywords: Truth, Pursuit, Will)

Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive.
- William Dunbar
(Keywords: Wisdom, Men, Knowledge, Acquaintance, Habits, Law, May, Profession, Pursuit, Skill)

Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.
- Wayne Dyer
(Keywords: Life, Work, Motivation, Pursuit, Will)

An attitude to life which seeks fulfillment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth - in short, materialism - does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited.
- Charles Edwards
(Keywords: Life, Attitude, Wealth, Environment, Fulfillment, Materialism, Pursuit, World)

Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin.
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Keywords: Wealth, Honor, Pleasure, Pursuit, Sin)

The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.
- Northrop Frye
(Keywords: Beauty, Truth, Ego, Goodness, Nonsense, Pursuit, Temptation)

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Happiness, Contentment, Lies, Living, Man, Pursuit, Thinking)

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Truth, Pursuit, Violence)

The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.
- John W. Gardner
(Keywords: Education, Goal, Burden, Conviction, Pursuit, School, Will)

You must be passionate, you must dedicate yourself, and you must be relentless in the pursuit of your goals. If you do, you will be successful.
- Steve Garvey
(Keywords: Successful, Goals, Pursuit, Will)

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater
(Keywords: Virtue, Defense, Extremism, Justice, Liberty, Moderation, Pursuit, Vice)

Even as we work to develop more sources of petroleum for the United States, we must continue our vigorous pursuit of alternative fuels, so that we can be powered by cleaner, more efficient sources of energy.
- Virgil Goode
(Keywords: Work, Energy, Pursuit, states, United)

The argument that somehow we've got to get rid of minority scholarships so that we can have a free and fair America implies that we have a colorblind society where minorities are equal in their pursuit of funds to go to school.
- William H. Gray
(Keywords: Society, America, Argument, Minority, Pursuit, School)

Some of us learned in a school of philosophy which taught that all was for the common good and nothing for oneself and have never, in any case, regarded the pursuit of happiness as anything other than an aberration of the human spirit.
- John Grierson
(Keywords: Happiness, Nothing, Philosophy, Pursuit, School, Spirit)

The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Keywords: Peace, Progress, Victory, Defeat, End, Errors, Pursuit, Trials, Years)

A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.
- B. H. Liddell Hart
(Keywords: Knowledge, Present, Pursuit, Satisfaction)

Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Keywords: Happiness, May, Pursuit, World)

Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.
- Frank Herbert
(Keywords: Wealth, Freedom, Pursuit, Slavery)

It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish.
- Robert Herrick
(Keywords: Happiness, Energy, Interest, Man, Open, Pursuit, Wit)

We have a history of gender and racial bias on our court that continues to undermine the system. Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic to the pursuit of justice.
- Anita Hill
(Keywords: History, Court, Gender, Justice, Pursuit, Race)

Just stop for a minute and you'll realize you're happy just being. I think it's the pursuit that screws up happiness. If we drop the pursuit, it's right here.
- James Hillman
(Keywords: Happiness, Being, Pursuit, Right)

Life is the most versatile thing under the sun; and in the pursuit of life and character the author who works in a groove works in blinkers.
- Laurence Housman
(Keywords: Life, Character, Pursuit, Sun)

Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth, wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order.
- Johan Huizinga
(Keywords: Wisdom, Wealth, Earth, Heaven, Order, Pursuit, Security)

People truly reaching across boundaries - be they religious or race, political or geographic. A state that is sincerely civil and respectful of each individual's pathway toward life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will be our goal.
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, People, Goal, Liberty, Pursuit, Race, Religious, State, Will)

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Happiness, Men, Life, Rights, Liberty, Pursuit, Self)

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Truth, Knowledge, Authority, Pursuit, Reason, Results)

When the first fossils began to be found in eastern Africa, in the late 1950s, I thought, what a wonderful marriage this was, biology and anthropology. I was around 16 years old when I made this particular choice of academic pursuit.
- Donald Johanson
(Keywords: Marriage, Thought, Anthropology, Choice, First, Old, Pursuit, Years)

And I think detente had manifestly failed, and that the pursuit of it was encouraging Soviet expansion and rendering the world more dangerous, and especially rendering the Western world in greater peril.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Keywords: Encouraging, Pursuit, World)

It's really cool to know that you've put something together that isn't for a particular audience. It's so often that a TV show can really only speak to one sect of the population, and this really is something that appeals to a worldwide fan base. People who are into the pursuit of knowledge. Their reaction has meant the world to us.
- David Krumholtz
(Keywords: People, Knowledge, Population, Pursuit, World)

Just as invasion is the true and tried weapon in the hands of capital against the class struggle, so on the other hand the fearless pursuit of the class struggle has always proven the most effective preventative of foreign invasions.
- Karl Liebknecht
(Keywords: Class, Pursuit, Struggle)

I want anyone who believes in life, liberty, pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force, any person, any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success, I want that organization, that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed.
- Rush Limbaugh
(Keywords: Government, Happiness, Life, Success, Force, Liberty, Pursuit, Succeed, Want)

My reasons for declaring a sexual preference had to do less with the pursuit of personal freedom than with the lust for pure shock value.
- Lance Loud
(Keywords: Freedom, Lust, Pursuit, Value)

Religion is a temper, not a pursuit.
- Harriet Martineau
(Keywords: Religion, Pursuit, Temper)

For the freedoms our founding fathers not only dreamed about, but made into reality. It is that same pursuit of freedom today that is helping to make our world a safer place.
- John M. McHugh
(Keywords: Fathers, Founding, Freedom, Pursuit, Reality, Today, World)

It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.
- Lord Melbourne
(Keywords: Love, Nature, Faults, Idleness, Man, Neglect, Pleasure, Pursuit, Wounds)

The decline of manners, the cynical pursuit without shame or restraint of personal advantage and of money characterizes our times, not without exceptions, of course, but more than we ought to be comfortable with.
- J. Irwin Miller
(Keywords: Money, Manners, Pursuit, Restraint, Shame)

The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Keywords: Happiness, American, Moods, Pursuit, Trying, Youth)

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