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"The energy or active exercise of the mind constitutes life." - Aristotle

"Restfulness is a quality for cattle; the virtues are all active, life is alert." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"The more we can give in our silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life." - Mother Teresa

"People of superior refinement and of active disposition identify happiness with honour; for this is roughly speaking, the end of political life." - Aristotle

"Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship." - Kofi Annan

"Socrates had no system to teach. Throughout, his philosophy was a spiritual exercise, an invitation to a new way of life, active reflection, and living consciousness." - Pierre Hadot

"A state is an association of similar persons whose aim is the best life possible. What is best is happiness, and to be happy is an active exercise of virtue and a complete employment of it." - Aristotle

"Untrained warriors are soon killed on the battlefield; so also persons untrained in the art of preserving their inner peace are quickly riddled by the bullets of worry and restlessness in active life." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"I wish you could arrange your life so as to have a little more leisure. I do not want you to be lazy, but the passive conditions of the mind are quite as valuable as the active conditions." - Elsa Barker

"Without effort and change, human life cannot remain good. It is not a finished Utopia that we ought to desire, but a world where imagination and hope are alive and active." - Bertrand Russell

"There is an enemy. There is an intelligent, active, malign force working against us. Step one is to recognize this. This recognition alone is enormously powerful. It saved my life, and it will save yours." - Steven Pressfield

"I have a great life and I'm super active." - A J Langer

"I've played sports and been active my whole life." - Warren Christie

"Nothing is worse than active ignorance." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Obervation is a passive science, experimentation is an active science." - Claude Bernard

"I always stay active, even if Im on vacation." - Erin Heatherton

"We have thought of peace as the passive and war as the active way of living. The opposite is true. War is not the most strenuous life. It is a kind of rest-cure compared to the task of reconciling our differences." - Mary Parker Follett

"An old man, having retired from active life, regains the gaity and irresponsibility of childhood. He is ready to play, he cannot run with his son, but he can totter with his grandson. Our first and last steps have the same rhythm." - Andre Maurois

"Let woman then go on-not asking favors, but claiming as a right the removal of all hindrances to her elevation in the scale of being-let her receive encouragement for the proper cultivation of all her powers, so that she may enter profitably into the active business of life." - Lucretia Mott

"The child's conquest of independence begins with his first introduction to life. While he is developing, he perfects himself and overcomes every obstacle that he finds in his path. A vital force is active within him, and this guides his efforts towards their goal. It is a force called the 'horme', by Sir Percy Nunn." - Maria Montessori

"The character of Jesus has not only been the highest pattern of virtue, but the strongest incentive in its practice, and has exerted so deep an influence, that it may be truly said that the simple record of three years of active life has done more to regenerate and to soften mankind than all the disquisitions of philosophers and all the exhortations of moralists." - Ravi Zacharias

"Activity does not necessarily mean life. Quasars are active. And a monk meditating is not inanimate." - Philip K Dick

"Life, in all ranks and situations, is an outward occupation, an actual and active work." - Wilhelm Von Humboldt

"True hope responds to the real world, to real life; it is an active effort...." - Walter Inglis Anderson

"Love is the active concern for the life and the growth of that which we love." - Erich Fromm

"Only in being productively active can man make sense of his life." - Erich Fromm

"She [Bettie Page] was a traumatized person, but she did have an active sex life." - Mary Harron

"More good things in life are lost by indifference than ever were lost by active hostility." - Robert Menzies

"Music is not an acquired culture... it is an active part of life." - Isaac Stern

"I Chose to be an active participant in my life rather than a spectator." - Robin McGraw

"I cannot give active support in the war effort without denying a life-time of practice." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The ultimate meaning of the active life is to make possible the happiness of contemplation." - Josef Pieper

"The soldier is summoned to a life of active duty and so is the Christian." - William Gurnall

"I'm lucky enough to lead a very active life, so I'm always on the go." - Blake Lively

"Those who are more adapted to the active life can prepare themselves for contemplation in the practice of the active life, while those who are more adapted to the contemplative life can take upon themselves the works of the active life so as to become yet more apt for contemplation." - Thomas Aquinas

"Those who are more adapted to the active life can prepare themselves for contemplation in the practice of the active life, while those who are more adapted to the contemplative life can take upon themselves the works of the active life so as to become yet." - Thomas Aquinas

"Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality. Though different traditions may emphasize different aspects, it is only the interplay of these antithetic forces and the struggle for their synthesis that constitute the life, usefulness, and supreme value of mathematical science." - Richard Courant

"The certainty that life cannot be long, and the probability that it will be much shorter than nature allows, ought to awaken every man to the active prosecution of whatever he is desirous to perform. It is true, that no diligence can ascertain success; death may intercept the swiftest career; but he who is cut off in the execution of an honest undertaking has at least the honour of falling in his rank, and has fought the battle, though he missed the victory." - Samuel Johnson

"In an active life is sown the seed of wisdom... And age, if it has not esteem, has nothing." - Edward Young

"My vocabulary is adequate for writing notes and keeping journals but absolutely useless for an active moral life." - Grace Paley

"The patient and active virtues of a soldier are insensibly nursed in the habits and discipline of a pastoral life." - Edward Gibbon

"As yet we know nothing of what goes to create or evoke the active spark of life." - Bram Stoker

"Every child, woman and man has a right to enough nutritious food for an active and healthy life." - Ban Kimoon

"I believe there are two periods in life, one for the bike, the other for becoming active on one's work." - Bernard Hinault

"The Stock Market is designed to transfer money from the Active to the Patient." - Warren Buffett

"Peace is not a passive but an active condition, not a negation but an affirmation." - Mary Roberts Rinehart

"Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Marijuana is one of the safest, therapeutically active substances known to man." - Frances M. Young

"A healthy loyalty is not passive and complacent, but active and critical." - Harold Laski

"The valuable attributes of research men are conscious ignorance and active curiosity." - Willis R. Whitney

"Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"An active line on a walk, moving freely, without goal. A walk for a walk's sake." - Paul Klee

"It is necessary for us to understand that the only Active Principle is Spirit." - Ernest Holmes

"... it's important that people who are politically active understand both sides." - Eva Longoria

"We didn't do much different against LeBron. We were just more active and more competitive." - Steve Kerr

"I'm not going to be happy until every child in every school is physically active." - Richard Simmons

"I love being active." - Dolly Parton

"I'm actually very active." - Rj Mitte

"Since I spent eighteen years of my life as a child, and nine years of that life as a pretty sexually active gay child, my complaint against the current attitudes is that they work mightily to silence the voices of children first and secondarily ignore what adults have to say who have been through these situations. One size fits all is never the way to handle any situation with a human dimension. Many, many children-and I was one of them-are desperate to establish some sort of sexual relation with an older and even adult figure." - Samuel R Delany

"My life wasn't beautiful and creative before I became politically active. My life was totally changed when I began to struggle." - Assata Shakur

"I champion the idea of being more conscious. I call it being an active architect of your own life. Building your life like an architect builds a structure." - Hill Harper

"Someone who does not draw strength from himself and who is incapable of finding the meaning of his life within himself will...seek the map to his own orientation somewhere outside himself-in some ideology, organization, or society, and then, however active he may appear to be, he is merely waiting, depending. He waits to see what others will do, or what roles they will assign to him, and he depends on them-and if they don't do anything or if they botch things, he succumbs to disillusion, despair, and ultimately, resignation." - Vaclav Havel

"My times of silence before God are very important to me now. I put everything else down, every word away, and I am with the Lord. When I'm quiet, life falls into perspective for me. I have a very active mind and I'm a worrier, but in those moments when I choose to put that away, I rest beside the Shepherd in still places. Why don't you give yourself a gift today? Turn off the television or the car stereo, put down the newspaper or the business plan, and in the quietness, rest for a while beside the Shepherd of your soul." - Sheila Walsh

"If I learned one thing, it is that self-doubt is one of the most destructive forces. It makes you defensive instead of open, reactive instead of active. Self-doubt is consuming and cruel. And my hope today is that we can all collectively agree to ban it. .?.?. Think to the moments of your life when you forgot to doubt yourself. When you were so inspired that you were just living and creating and working. Pay attention to those moments because they're trying to reach you through those lenses of doubt and trying to show you your potential."" - Jennifer Lee

"On one level, life is effervescent and active. On another level, it is absolutely still. The inner stillness nourishes the outer activity." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Everyone, in all walks of life, regardless of his professional occupation should feel concerned and play an active role to solve such problems which affect mankind..." - Haile Selassie

"I feel it's important to be active. People who retire, sit by their swimming pool and golf course and plan to relax have a very empty life." - Betty Ford

"Perseverance is not a passive submission to circumstances-it is a strong and active response to the difficult events of life." - Elizabeth George

"I may not be as active in it as some people are, but I think that the church has taught me great life lessons." - Julianne Hough

"Being active and good health is the most important beauty regime because that will affect you for the rest of your life." - Kate Hudson

"Wherever love and compassion are active in life, we can perceive the magic breath of the spirit blowing through the sense world." - Rudolf Steiner

"Take care of your life force and always keep it streaming. Always be active and creative, and never ever stop dreaming." - Suzy Kassem

"By staying active & learning to control negative emotions and thoughts, you can live out the rest of your life on a good note." - Jude Bijou

"As I look back over my life, I've been an active person - obviously I was self-absorbed for a period of time." - George W Bush

"The school must be "a genuine form of active community life, instead of a place set apart in which to learn lessons"." - John Dewey

"In his own way each man must struggle, lest the moral law become a far-off abstraction utterly separated from his active life." - Jane Addams

"By staying active & learning to control negative emotions and thoughts, you can live out the rest of your life on a good note." - Jude Bijou

"Let [woman] receive encouragement for the proper cultivation of all her powers, so that she may enter profitably into the active business of life." - Lucretia Mott

"I'm very active when I'm not pregnant, but I think fitness should be a natural part of your life, not something you have to force yourself to do." - Jessica Capshaw

"The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service." - Henry Wadsworth Longfello

"The liberal professions, and in a wider sense the well-to-do classes, are certainly those with the liveliest taste for knowledge and the most active intellectual life." - Emile Durkheim

"The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"It takes being an active participant in your life. But you are in the driver's seat, and you can determine the direction you want tomorrow to go in." - Douglas Pagels

"I've got to be active in life, and it's the same when I'm doing stunts in a movie: I'll do anything." - Jeremy Renner

"I didn't have an incredibly active social life as a teenager. I always wished it was a little bit more exciting than it was." - Olivia Thirlby

"The word 'seek' means to go in search of, try to discover, try to acquire. It requires an active, assertive approach to life." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"None so little enjoy themselves, and are such burdens to themselves, as those who have nothing to do. Only the active have the true relish of life." - William Jennings Bryan

"I'm not at all an active feminist. On the contrary, I'm a bourgeois. I love family life, I love doing the same thing every day." - Carla Bruni

"I'm going to stay active as long as I can politically, and with the Carter Center primarily, and if I'm able mentally and physically, will continue to be quite active." - Jimmy Carter

"Learning is an active process. We learn by doing.. Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind." - Dale Carnegie

"Listening is not merely hearing. Listening is reacting. Listening is being affected by what you hear. Listening is active." - Michael Shurtleff

"Active citizenship begins with an envisioning of the desired outcome and a conscious application of spiritual principles." - Dennis Kucinich

"The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"It is your enemies who keep you straight. For real use one active, sneering enemy is worth two ordinary friends." - E W Howe

"The most active lives have so much routine as to preclude progress almost equally with the most inactive." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Unless you can find some sort of LOYALTY, you cannot find unity and peace in your active living." - Josiah Royce

"Schools should take an active part in directing social change, and share in the construction of a new social order" - John Dewey

"Let brisker youths their active nerves prepare Fit their light silken wings and skim the buxom air." - Richard Owen Cambridge

"There is an irony that the most active anti-gay [groups] are Al-Qaeda and the American Right wing." - Barney Frank

"Without women taking an active role in Afghan society, rebuilding Afghanistan is going to be very difficult." - Khaled Hosseini

"It is our actions and the soul's active exercise of its functions that we posit (as being Happiness);" - Aristotle

"Such is the active power of good temperament! Great sweetness of temper neutralizes such vast amounts of acid." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Experimentation is an active science." - Claude Bernard

"I'm very active, wild woman." - Laura Schlessinger

"The artist's life is to be where life is, active life, found in neither ivory tower nor concrete shelter; he must be out listening to everything, looking at everything, and thinking it all out afterward." - Sean O'Casey

"Man's activity consists in either a making or doing. Both of these aspects of the active life depend for their correction upon the contemplative life (that is, the Hero)." - Ananda Coomaraswamy

"You know, Monsieur, that, although the contemplative life is more perfect than the active life, it is not, however, more so than one which embraces at the same time contemplation and action, as does yours, by God's grace." - Vincent de Paul

"Though I may not be a king in my future life, so much the better: I shall nevertheless live an active life and, on top of it, earn less ingratitude." - Frederick The Great

"People need to know there is life after salvation! Salvation is not only about eternity. Salvation is the open door to an abundant earthly life in which we enjoy the love and direction of an active God!" - Beth Moore

"Without general elections, without unrestricted freedom of press and assembly, without a free struggle of opinion, life dies out in every public institution, becomes a mere semblance of life, in which only the bureaucracy remains as the active element." - Rosa Luxemburg

"Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom." - Alice Walker

"Power is the active force in life. It is the force that makes awareness. The general term for spiritual power is kundalini. Kundalini is the energy of life that creates awareness." - Frederick Lenz

"For in order that man may do well, whether in the works of the active life, or in those of the contemplative life, he needs the fellowship of friends." - Thomas Aquinas

"I played baseball my entire life, up through college and everything, so working out and being physically active was always a huge part of my life. I'll spend at least a couple of hours in the gym a day." - Tyler Hoechlin

"I'm not just talking about analyzing symbols from a dream but bringing the dream into life. I'm talking about seeing the world around you as a waking dream where the symbols and synchronicities will speak to you if you pay attention. That's why I call it active dreaming because it's about getting active with all our dreams can be." - Robert Moss

"To keep children healty, it's important to keep them active. Of course you can control what goes into their mouths, but it's also about putting the active back into family activity. Go outside with them, live in the moment and encourage them. That'll help you find fulfillment in your life as well." - Jennie Finch

"It's about having an active lifestyle, staying healthy, and making the right decisions. Life is about balance. Not everybody wants to run a marathon, but we could all start working out and being active, whether you walk to work or take an extra flight of stairs." - Apolo Ohno

"The secret to changing your life is in your intentions. Wishing, hoping and goal setting cannot accomplish change without intention. What is needed is a shift from the inert energy of wanting to the active energy of doing and intention." - Wayne Dyer

"The simple record of these three short years of active life has done more to regenerate and soften mankind than all the discourses of philosophers and all the exhortations of moralists." - William Edward Hartpole Lecky

"The nurturing flow of life, extreme intelligence, beauty, and perfect harmony are active in every one of us. Yoga was developed in ancient wisdom culture to gently reveal what we already have. Read this book." - Mark Whitwell

"What an admirable training is science for the more active warfare of life! Indeed, the unchallenged bravery which these studies imply, is far more impressive than the trumpeted valor of the warrior." - Henry David Thoreau

"Women find ways to give sense and meaning to daily life-ways to be useful in the community, to keep mind active and soul growingeven while they change diapers and cook vegetables." - Lillian B. Rubin

"When you're shy, a camera becomes an entry into life. It was a kind of shield I could hide my shyness behind, and it allowed me to become an active observer rather than a passive one." - Lynn Johnston

"I had grown up at a time when people were being lynched, being attacked with water hoses. Becoming active and learning a different way of viewing my life was a healthy reaction to what I was seeing every day." - Assata Shakur

"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." - Cicero

"Throughout my professional life, I have looked upon the Corps as a most valuable part of our naval organization, and this opinion has only been the more confirmed by every year's additional experience in active service." - Samuel Francis Du Pont

"Contemplate life as infinite, undivided, ever present, ever active, until you realize yourself as one with it. It is not even very difficult, for you will be returning only to your own natural condition." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"An impression which simply flows in at the pupil's eyes or ears and in no way modifies his active life, is an impression gone to waste. It is physiologically incomplete... Its motor consequences are what clinch it. ...." - William James

"Most people want to make maximum money for minimum work, and that does not result in a happy life. Work does not become an active force to advance your awareness into higher states." - Frederick Lenz

"In my life, I have almost always been on the side of active foreign policy. But you need to know with whom you are cooperating. You need reliable partners." - Henry A Kissinger

"Keep your soul fit to manifest the life of the Son of God. Never live on memories; let the word of God be always living and active in you." - Oswald Chambers

"People who were not active in the intellectual life of the country could go on without feeling restricted, except they could not go where they wanted. They could not cross the border to the West whenever they liked." - Stefan Heym

"She's very active. My mom is my manager and handles day-to-day business to keep the DeGarmo machine up and running! She's a huge, huge part of my career and my life." - Diana DeGarmo

"The certainty that life cannot be long, and the probability that it will be much shorter than nature allows, ought to awaken every man to the active prosecution of whatever he is desirous to perform." - Samuel L Jackson

"[But] the man who dares not expose his life in the defence of his children and his property, has lost in society the first and most active energies of nature." - Edward Gibbon

"My outlook on life is to be true. To take risks. To love the shadows as well as the light. To find your task. To recognise your task. To be active." - Juliette Binoche

""Superhero" is a term that's been borrowed in order to say "big and larger than life and loud and active and dumb." And I don't think that's a useful definition. That's more a dismissal." - Kurt Busiek

"To be active in a church social life or church activities or even a church mission to help the hungry or reach the poor, but really our dedication has to be born out of an infatuation with Jesus." - Max Lucado

"Getting some time away to be active, work out, do yoga is definitely a necessity in life. These activities help me relieve stress and center my mind when I'm playing the waiting game after an audition." - Allen Evangelista

"I've really become super active in rescuing animals, and it has made my life feel so much better. I can't even express to you how happy it has made me." - Carrie Ann Inaba

"I have found life an enjoyable, enchanting, active, and sometime terrifying experience, and I've enjoyed it completely. A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other." - Sean Ocasey

"A life cycle can be imposed on an object. An object can be very energetic and active, and then it has a dying phase and a phase of decomposition." - Claes Oldenburg

"I have always been a great dreamer. In dreams I have always been more active than in my real life, and these shadows sapped me of my health and energy." - Hermann Hesse

"Few men have led a more active life - bodily or mentally - from a constitutional anxiety for regularity, precision, and order, during fifty years' business career, from which I had retired." - William Banting

"I shall confess at the outset that it was only shortly after the beginning of this century that I entered active life - with a somewhat precocious capacity for involvement." - Rene Cassin

"I've been extraordinarily fortunate that I've been able to go live a very active, stressful life. And I don't believe that my heart disease changed me for the worst." - Dick Cheney

"Like many women, I stay active juggling many aspects of a very full life! I'm a busy mom. I also love to travel, garden, cook and volunteer at my kids school." - Jane Clayson

"As the proud father of two teens and past Chairman to the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, I am committed to educating parents and especially young people on ways to live a long, healthy and active life." - Lee Haney

"I was always active as a kid. I was a professional figure skater for many years and I was a dancer, so it's just been part of my life, and I think that creates a certain body type." - Malin Akerman

"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." - Marcus Tullius Cicero



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