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Quote Left The sense of an entailed disadvantage -- the deformed foot doubtfully hidden by the shoe, makes a restlessly active spiritual yeast, and easily turns a self-centered, unloving nature into an Ishmaelite. But in the rarer sort, who presently see their own frustrated claim as one among a myriad, the inexorable sorrow takes the form of fellowship and makes the imagination tender. Quote Right
Quote Left There are many shining qualities on the mind of man; but none so useful as discretion. It is this which gives a value to all the rest, and sets them at work in their proper places, and turns them to the advantage of their possessor. Without it, learning is pedantry; wit, impertinence; virtue itself looks like weakness; and the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, and active to his own prejudice. Though a man has all other perfections and wants discretion, he will be of no great consequence in the world; but if he has this single talent in perfection, and but a common share of others, he may do what he pleases in his station of life. Quote Right
Quote Left Matthew 24:42: 'Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.' (NIV)

Watch therefore [give strict attention, be cautious and active], for you do not know in what kind of a day [whether a near or remote one] your Lord is coming. (AMP)

Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. (KJV)

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Quote Left In an active life is sown the seed of wisdom; but he who reflects not, never reaps; has no harvest from it, but carries the burden of age without the wages of experience; nor knows himself old, but from his infirmities, the parish register, and the contempt of mankind. And age, if it has not esteem, has nothing. Quote Right
Quote Left The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith. Quote Right
Quote Left We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue. Quote Right
Quote Left It is not the literal past that rules us, save, possibly, in a biological sense. It is images of the past. Each new historical era mirrors itself in the picture and active mythology of its past or of a past borrowed from other cultures. It tests its sense of identity, of regress or new achievement against that past. Quote Right
Quote Left Modern man believes he is fruitful and productive when his ego is aggressively affirmed, when he is visibly active, and when his action produces obvious results. Quote Right
Quote Left Civilization is an active deposit which is formed by the combustion of the present with the past. Neither in countries without a Present nor in those without a Past is it to be encountered. Proust in Venice, Matisse's birdcages overlooking the flower market at Nice, Gide on the seventeenth-century quais of Toulon, Lorca in Granada, Picasso by Saint-Germain-des-Pr?s: there lies civilization and for me it can exist only under those liberal regimes in which the Present is alive and therefore capable of assimilating the Past. Quote Right
Quote Left The proclamation and repetition of first principles is a constant feature of life in our democracy. Active adherence to these principles, however, has always been considered un-American. We recipients of the boon of liberty have always been ready, when faced with discomfort, to discard any and all first principles of liberty, and, further, to indict those who do not freely join with us in happily arrogating those principles. Quote Right
Quote Left Photography suits the temper of this age -- of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately. Quote Right
Quote Left To hide a passion totally (or even to hide, more simply, its excess) is inconceivable: not because the human subject is too weak, but because passion is in essence made to be seen: the hiding must be seen: I want you to know that I am hiding something from you, that is the active paradox I must resolve: at one and the same time it must be known and not known: I want you to know that I don't want to show my feelings: that is the message I address to the other. Quote Right
Quote Left 'The world stands at a parting of the ways and those who suffer know this with deeply anxious hearts. One way leads to destruction. It is the way of the tolerance of cruelty, if not the active engagement in it. It is the way of hunting for sport, the way of vivisection, the way of killing for self-adornment, the way of killing animals for food, the way of making slaves of animals without thought for their happiness and well-being. This is the way the world has been treading.' Quote Right
Quote Left A politician will always tip off his true belief by stating the opposite at the beginning of the sentence. For maximum comprehension, do not start listening until the first clause is concluded. Begin instead at the word 'but' which begins the second, or active, clause. This is the way to tell a liberal from a conservative -- before they tell you.
Thus: 'I have always believed in a strong national defense, second to none, but ... ' (a liberal, about to propose a $20 billion defense cut).
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Quote Left We must believe that emotion recollected in tranquillity is an inexact formula. For it is neither emotion, nor recollection, nor without distortion of meaning, tranquillity. It is a concentration, and a new thing resulting from the concentration of a very great number of experiences which to the practical and active person would not seem to be experiences at all; it is a concentration which does not happen consciously or of deliberation. These experiences are not recollected and they finally unite in an atmosphere which is tranquil only in that it is a passive attending upon the event. Quote Right
Quote Left We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams. Quote Right
Quote Left We achieve active mastery over illness and death by delegating all responsibility for their management to physicians, and by exiling the sick and the dying to hospitals. But hospitals serve the convenience of staff not patients: we cannot be properly ill in a hospital, nor die in one decently; we can do so only among those who love and value us. The result is the institutionalized dehumanization of the ill, characteristic of our age. Quote Right
Quote Left The lives of happy people are dense with their own doings -- crowded, active, thick. But the sorrowing are nomads, on a plain with few landmarks and no boundaries; sorrow's horizons are vague and its demands are few. Quote Right
Quote Left A mind too active is no mind at all. Quote Right
Quote Left I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often. Quote Right
Quote Left Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. -- A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation. Quote Right
Quote Left What in fact takes place in an election is that two hand picked candidates are propped up before the citizenry, each candidate having been selected by a very small group of politically active people. A minority of the people... then elects one of these hand picked people to rule itself and the majority. Quote Right
Quote Left He just gave of himself and was very active in borough politics. Anybody who came in touch with him. That was the effect Ben had on people. There was a huge procession for him. I have been to a lot of funerals, and this was the biggest I have ever seen (50-75 cars). Ben was a warrior. That was how he fought the disease. Quote Right
Quote Left Men are free when they are in a living homeland, not when they are straying and breaking away. Men are free when they are obeying some deep, inward voice of religious belief. Obeying from within. Men are free when they belong to a living, organic, believing community, active in fulfilling some unfulfilled, perhaps unrealized purpose. Not when they are escaping to some wild west. The most unfree souls go west, and shout of freedom. Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was. Quote Right
Quote Left In many cases the devices that are found that are suspicious in nature are not in fact live active devices, but this was. This was a potentially harmful, destructive device. Quote Right
Quote Left These same experiences make of the sequence of life cycles a generational cycle, irrevocably binding each generation to those that gave it life and to those for whose life it is responsible. Thus, reconciling lifelong generativity and stagnation involves the elder in a review of his or her own years of active responsibility for nurturing the next generations, and also in an integration of earlier-life experiences of caring and of self-concern in relation to previous generations. Quote Right
Quote Left Living apart and at peace with myself, I came to realize more vividly the meaning of the doctrine of acceptance. To refrain from giving advice, to refrain from meddling in the affairs of others, to refrain, even though the motives be the highest, from tampering with another's way of life - so simple, yet so difficult for an active spirit. Hands off Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe, and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it. Quote Right
Quote Left As a Bishop of the Church of God, I am ashamed to say that the Church as an organization has never made any official pronouncement on the subject of the care and treatment of animals that I am able to find. I am more and more amazed as I have studied the matter to find that the Church has almost completely ignored the animal kingdom... It is time, fully time, that all Christian people awake to the necessity of taking an active part in the fight against what I dare to call the Crime of Animal Cruelty. Everyone who loves God and animals should help bear the burden of the fight against this insidious evil.' Quote Right
Quote Left The mechanism that directs government cannot be virtuous, because it is impossible to thwart every crime, to protect oneself from every criminal without being criminal too; that which directs corrupt mankind must be corrupt itself; and it will never be by means of virtue, virtue being inert and passive, that you will maintain control over vice, which is ever active: the governor must be more energetic than the governed. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Active

Quote Left Stay focussed and active, the right time never knocks. Quote Right
Quote Left witnessing a crime and remaining silent is as taking part in the crime, BE ACTIVE. Quote Right
Quote Left I learned to turn bull shit into manure, and now I'm using it to plant my plans! In due time, with the right care, I will harvest my success! -Inactive Volcano Quote Right
Quote Left Memory in active mode is consciousness. Quote Right
Quote Left wa nafakhtu fihi min ruhi (Surah Sad, 72). ka matlab respiratory system ka active hona hai. I activated respiratory system in him. Quote Right
Quote Left An active mind is better than an active sight. Quote Right
Quote Left some wild mushrooms are beautiful ,attractive but mortal ...so are some people Quote Right
Quote Left All at once the withering tulips amongst the shades of darkness fed of the sun and the water finally flowed trough them. Recovering with every absorbed drop the vivid mixture of yellows and greens. Blooming and becoming an active part of earth once again. Quote Right
Quote Left We are actively changing the world by our words, actions and thoughts. There is no measure of 'great' and 'small' in this. Quote Right
Quote Left My active mind rebels against the grey walls of structure. Quote Right