Quotations on Key

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The key to wisdom is this - constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.
- Peter Abelard
(Keywords: Wisdom, Truth, Key, Question, Questioning)

And so I think that if the person has the funds, the network, and the equipment to do this, and also the experience, which is the key factor, then they can be quite deadly.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Experience, Key, Network)

But the key shift in focus will be from counter-insurgency operations to more and more cooperation with Iraqi security forces and to building Iraqi security capacity.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Building, Cooperation, Focus, Key, Security, Will)

I think you also understand that one of the key things that's got to be done in Iraq is to build a mentality of understanding that the military needs to be subordinate to civilian control and respectful of its own people.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: People, Control, Iraq, Key, Military, Needs, Understanding)

Key metaphors help determine what and how we perceive and how we think about our perceptions.
- M. H. Abrams
(Keywords: Help, Key, Metaphors, Perceptions)

My view is different. Public relations are a key component of any operation in this day of instant communications and rightly inquisitive citizens.
- Alvin Adams
(Keywords: Day, Key, Public)

Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Equality, Battle, Day, Deals, Eyes, Rights, Human rights, Key, Open, Patience, Republican, Will)

Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides.
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Keywords: Key, Mind)

Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Intelligence, Love, Power, Thoughts, Being, Choice, Key, Man, Right)

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)

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Art, Music, Soul, Interest, Key, Song, Teaching, Will)

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 key to the survival of liberty in the modern world is the embrace of multiple identities.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: Survival, Key, Liberty, World)

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Success, Key, Preparation, Self)

Spirituality is indeed the master key of the Indian mind; the sense of the infinitive is native to it.
- Sri Aurobindo
(Keywords: Key, Mind, Sense, Spirituality)

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.
- Johannes Sebastian Bach
(Keywords: Time, Key, Play, Right, Will)

The only people who have control over their careers are the ones you see on the covers of magazines. Everyone else is just plodding along making a living. The key is not to live over your means and overdo it.
- Adam Baldwin
(Keywords: People, Control, Careers, Key, Living)

The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Experience, Key, Questions, World)

Suicide, moreover, was at the time in vogue in Paris: what more suitable key to the mystery of life for a skeptical society?
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Life, Society, Time, Key, Mystery, Suicide)

Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser's gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Thought, Enjoyment, Key, Miser, World)

I'm not altogether sure what I'm going to do for that. I think it will be a lot more low key than the other two I've done. Dare I say it, a bit more relaxing.
- Peter Banks
(Keywords: Key, Will)

I can't deny that some customers and prospects think it's the key to our future. But it's not. We're certainly supportive of the Dept. of Justice and the 20 states that have brought this action.
- Jim Barksdale
(Keywords: Action, Future, Justice, Key, states)

Throughout history there have been many other examples, similar to that of Haeckel, Huxley and the cell, where a key piece of a particular scientific puzzle was beyond the understanding of the age.
- Michael Behe
(Keywords: Age, History, Key, Understanding)

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Keywords: Success, Key, Preparation)

In sales, a referral is the key to the door of resistance.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Key, Sales)

Iran is central to our foreign policy in the Middle East, a major player in global energy markets, and a key country in terms of our interaction with the Muslim world.
- Howard Berman
(Keywords: Policy, Muslim, Country, Energy, Foreign policy, Key, World)

It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator's skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen.
- William Bernbach
(Keywords: Nature, People, Human nature, Key, Skill, Writer)

The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another... and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.
- Leonard Bernstein
(Keywords: Life, Artist, Feeling, Key, Mystery, Right, Will, World)

The Pakistani government under Musharraf is a strong and key player in the global war on terrorism, and their contribution has been second to none.
- Cofer Black
(Keywords: Government, War, Key, Terrorism)

Simplicity is the key.
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Keywords: Key, Simplicity)

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
- Ken Blanchard
(Keywords: Leadership, Successful, Authority, Influence, Key, Today)

When Ronald Reagan was elected I was on a bus traveling with a band in France. I wrote a little arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner in a minor key.
- Carla Bley
(Keywords: France, Key, Traveling)

Dick Clarke, who was head of counter-terrorism in the National Security Council, pushed constantly for the Principals Committee, which is the key national security group of top officials to take up the issue of terrorism.
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Keywords: Committee, Key, National security, Terrorism)

Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Keywords: Future, Key, Memories, Past)

The key to accepting responsibility for your life is to accept the fact that your choices, every one of them, are leading you inexorably to either success or failure, however you define those terms.
- Neal Boortz
(Keywords: Life, Success, Failure, Choices, Fact, Key, Leading, Responsibility)

To listen to your own silence is the key to comedy.
- Elayne Boosler
(Keywords: Comedy, Key, Silence)

I think he came to the front door and rang the bell, and Maggie let him in, and he said he had forgotten his key; so I think she must have been down stairs.
- Lizzie Andrew Borden
(Keywords: Key, Stairs)

Happy Days was about a family... although the show was shot in the 70s, it was about a family in the 50s. I realized that kids were watching their parents grow up and the parents were watching themselves grow up. That was the key to the success of our show.
- Tom Bosley
(Keywords: Family, Success, Key, Kids, Parents)

Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.
- Ray Bradbury
(Keywords: Love, Key, Word)

I really think that's the key, part of the spiritual renewal that America needs to have, the notion that we really can have confidence in a better tomorrow.
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Keywords: America, Confidence, Key, Needs, Spiritual, Tomorrow)

The moment I saw the model and heard about the complementing base pairs I realized that it was the key to understanding all the problems in biology we had found intractable - it was the birth of molecular biology.
- Sydney Brenner
(Keywords: Key, Problems, Understanding)

The key to winning is poise under stress.
- Paul Brown
(Keywords: Winning, Key, Stress)

Moderation is the key so I work certain amount of time and then I take a certain amount of time off.
- Jimmy Buffett
(Keywords: Time, Work, Key, Moderation)

Places I've lived since then had to have some kind of uniqueness and character about them. And logically Key West, and then Down Island. So, all of that stuff sort of had it's roots in New Orleans and went crazy.
- Jimmy Buffett
(Keywords: Character, Key, Uniqueness)

A loving family provides the foundation children need to succeed, and strong families with a man and a woman - bonded together for life - always have been, and always will be, the key to such families.
- Jim Bunning
(Keywords: Family, Life, Children, Key, Man, Succeed, Will, Woman)

If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it.
- George Burns
(Keywords: Key, Longevity, Stress, Tension, Worry)

Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That's Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that.
- John Burroughs
(Keywords: Truth, Acting, Key, Voice)

Communication is the key, and it's one thing I had to learn-to talk to the actors. I was so involved with the visual and technical aspects that I would forget about the actors.
- Steve Buscemi
(Keywords: Actors, Communication, Forget, Key, Talk)

Parents are key when it comes to keeping kids off drugs. Good parenting is the best anti-drug we have.
- Mel Carnahan
(Keywords: Parenting, Drugs, Key, Kids, Parents)

I'm still a firm believer that we were definitely put here to use our minds, and that is what makes us different. And that that's the key. If there is anything that is going to stop mankind from being such a beastly, destructive creature, it is reason.
- Caleb Carr
(Keywords: Being, Key, Mankind, Reason)



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