Quotations on Quest

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The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Inferiority, Agitation, Conquest, Feeling)

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Inferiority, Agitation, Being, Conquest, Feeling)

My way of remaining French was the financing scheme I used for Quest for Fire, with Fox funds, since it started as a 100% American production. The film was not in French and yet was French in style, reflecting my personality.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Keywords: American, Film, Fire, Personality, Production, Quest, Style)

The quest for riches darkens the sense of right and wrong.
- Antiphanes
(Keywords: Quest, Right, Sense, Wrong)

Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Conquest, Military, Valor, World)

The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Love, Soul, Possibility, Conquest, Question, Surrender)

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)

Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason.
- Hal Borland
(Keywords: Faith, Time, Wisdom, Beginnings, Deals, Fact, Lies, Man, Quest, Reason, Universe)

We here in the North have for many years had a natural tendency to feel that when our representatives come together at an international meeting, we embark on the quest of mutual understanding and support.
- Hjalmar Branting
(Keywords: Meeting, Quest, Support, Understanding, Years)

The quest for freedom, dignity, and the rights of man will never end.
- William J. Brennan
(Keywords: Dignity, End, Freedom, Rights, Man, Quest, Will)

I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have. For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress.
- Dan Brown
(Keywords: Work, Life, Progress, Quest, Questions, Spiritual, Will)

The way one approaches a wilderness story is to fashion a quest - find something that you are truly interested in finding or discovering.
- Tim Cahill
(Keywords: Fashion, Quest, Wilderness)

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)

The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace.
- Silvia Cartwright
(Keywords: Peace, Home, Quest, School)

The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.
- Joseph Conrad
(Keywords: Conquest, Earth, Noses, Pretty)

I need more friends. It's kind of like my quest right now just to have more true friends.
- Miley Cyrus
(Keywords: Friends, Now, Quest, Right)

Soldiers of Israel, we have no aims of conquest. Our purpose is to bring to naught the attempts of the Arab armies to conquer our land.
- Moshe Dayan
(Keywords: Purpose, Conquest, Israel, Land, Soldiers)

A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Art, Faith, Quality, Idea, Athens, Conquest, Man, Memory, Rome, World)

In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Keywords: Death, Conquest, Fiction)

The quest of the absolute leads into the four-dimensional world.
- Arthur Eddington
(Keywords: Quest, World)

I didn't want to make a man the No. 1 quest in my life.
- Linda Evans
(Keywords: Life, Man, Quest, Want)

The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
- Erich Fromm
(Keywords: Certainty, Man, Meaning, Quest, Uncertainty)

First get an absolute conquest over thyself, and then thou wilt easily govern thy wife.
- Thomas Fuller
(Keywords: Wife, Conquest, First)

It's very questionable, and we will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice's life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on.
- Barry Gibb
(Keywords: Life, Now, Quest, Will)

We will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice's life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on.
- Robin Gibb
(Keywords: Life, Now, Quest, Will)

Politicians trim and tack in their quest for power, but they do so in order to get the wind of votes in their sails.
- Ian Gilmour
(Keywords: Power, Order, Politicians, Quest, Wind)

We did not raise armies for glory or for conquest.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Conquest, Glory)

If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: American, Conquest, Mind, Nothing)

Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Government, Conquest, Principles)

You are young, gifted, and Black. We must begin to tell our young, There's a world waiting for you, Yours is the quest that's just begun.
- James Weldon Johnson
(Keywords: Quest, Waiting, World)

Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam.
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Keywords: Success, Purpose, Aggression, Conquest, Vietnam)

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Keywords: Men, People, Answers, Nothing, Quest, Thinking)

Hinduism's basic tenet is that many roads exist by which men have pursued and still pursue their quest for the truth and that none has universal validity.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Keywords: Men, Truth, Hinduism, Quest, Validity)

The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples.
- Walter Lippmann
(Keywords: Adventure, America, Conquest, Wilderness)

The principal end both of my father and of myself in the conquest of India... has been the propagation of the holy Catholic faith.
- Ignatius Loyola
(Keywords: Faith, Father, Conquest, End)

Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.
- George Lucas
(Keywords: Innovation, Quest, Reality)

Since September 11, 2001, the powerful coalition of nations, led by the United States, has seen many successes against al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups. It is imperative that we remain united and steadfast in the quest to defeat terrorism around the world.
- Kenny Marchant
(Keywords: Defeat, Nations, Quest, states, Terrorism, United, World)

Humans are imperfect. That's one of the reasons that classical and jazz are in trouble. We're on the quest for the perfect performance and every note has to be right. Man, every note is not right in life.
- Branford Marsalis
(Keywords: Life, Performance, Jazz, Quest, Right, Trouble)

Christ imparts the capacity of conquest to our lives every single day that we are willing to believe Him.
- Walter Martin
(Keywords: Christ, Conquest, Day)

I suppose everyone continues to be interested in the quest for the self, but what you feel when you're older, I think, is that you really must make the self.
- Mary McCarthy
(Keywords: Quest, Self)

The creative conquest of space will serve as a wonderful substitute for war.
- James S. McDonnell
(Keywords: War, Conquest, Space, Will)

Join me in my quest for a greater understanding of our existence. Join me in my desire for a greater self. Join me as I seek the humility to love and understand my fellow man.
- Bryant H. McGill
(Keywords: Love, Desire, Existence, Humility, Man, Quest, Self, Understanding)

The march of conquest through wild provinces, may be the march of Mind; but not the march of Love.
- Herman Melville
(Keywords: Love, Conquest, March, May, Mind)

All political revolutions, not affected by foreign conquest, originate in moral revolutions. The subversion of established institutions is merely one consequence of the previous subversion of established opinions.
- John Stuart Mill
(Keywords: Conquest, Opinions)

Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those nations convinced that only victory and conquest could improve their material well-being.
- Ludwig von Mises
(Keywords: Victory, Aggression, Conquest, Nations, Popular)

The root of the evil is not the construction of new, more dreadful weapons. It is the spirit of conquest.
- Ludwig von Mises
(Keywords: Conquest, Evil, Spirit, Weapons)

We did not speak in terms of strategy, in terms of overall economies, in terms of production and territorial conquest. We spoke of the impact of the bomb on the homes and the hopes of men and women.
- Philip Morrison
(Keywords: Men, Women, Strategy, Conquest, Production)

Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Keywords: Art, Nature, Truth, Conquest, Imitation, Reality)

The positive testimony of history is that the State invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation. No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner.
- Albert J. Nock
(Keywords: History, Positive, Conquest, State)

Empires won by conquest have always fallen either by revolt within or by defeat by a rival.
- John Boyd Orr
(Keywords: Conquest, Defeat)



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