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"The future is about emotion: reactions to events are usually far more important than the events themselves." - Patrick Dixon

"Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives." - Thomas Berry

"This is an important point about symbols: they do not refer to historical events; they refer through historical events to spiritual or psychological principles and powers that are of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and that are everywhere." - Joseph Campbell

"The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur." - Vince Lombardi

"The most important step in emancipating oneself from social controls is the ability to find rewards in the events of each moment." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"Your responses to the events of life are more important than the events themselves." - Virginia Satir

"Emotional truths woven by lawyers in the court of law are apparently more important than the truths of actual events. I have grown to fear for those whose innocence became trapped within the legal system." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Events are less important than our responses to them." - John Hersey

"In war, important events result from trivial causes." - Julius Caesar

"In those fifty, the Old Man made me take religion seriously. I'd never been religious, but he told us that religion is important whether or not we believed in one, the same way that historical events are important whether or not you personally lived through them." - John Green

"When we consider the incidents of former days, and perceive, while reviewing the long line of causes, how the most important events of our lives originated in the most trifling circumstances; how the beginning of our greatest happiness or greatest misery is to be attributed to a delay, to an accident, to a mistake; we learn a lesson of profound humility." - Arthur Helps

"The temple is a sacred edifice, a holy place, where essential saving ceremonies and ordinances are performed to prepare us for exaltation. It is important that we gain a sure knowledge that our preparation to enter the holy house and that our participation in these ceremonies and covenants are some of the most significant events we will experience in our mortal lives." - Robert D. Hales

"Alfred Nobel - pitiable half-creature, should have been stifled by humane doctor when he made his entry yelling into life. Greatest merits: Keeps his nails clean and is never a burden to anyone. Greatest fault: Lacks family, cheerful spirits, and strong stomach. Greatest and only petition: Not to be buried alive. Greatest sin: Does not worship Mammon. Important events in his life: None." - Alfred Nobel

"There probably is no more important quest in all science than the attempt to understand those very particular events in evolution by which brains worked out that special trick that has enabled them to add to the cosmic scheme of things: color, sound, pain, pleasure, and all the other facets of mental experience." - Roger Wolcott Sperry

"In its effect on family relationships, in its facilitation of parental withdrawal from an active role in the socialization of their children, and in its replacement of family rituals and special events, television has played an important role in the disintegration of the American family." - Marie Winn

"Jungians such as Joseph Campbell have generalised such journeys into a set of archetypal events and images. Though they can be useful in criticism, I mistrust them as fatally reductive. "Ah, the Night Sea Voyage!" we cry, feeling that we have understood something important - but we've merely recognised it. Until we are actually on that voyage, we have understood nothing." - Ursula K Le Guin

"The invention of the printing press was one of the most important events in human history." - Ha-Joon Chang

"All of the very important events in my life happen by chance." - Natalia Makarova

"The invention of the printing press was one of the most important events in human history." - Hajoon Chang

"I think it's good that we're sometimes reminded of important events in history." - Max Von Sydow

"The dearest events are summer-rain." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Future events cast their shadow before them." - Tim Lahaye

"Technique isn't important. Technique is in the blood. Events and mood are more important than good light and the happening is what is important" - Andre Kertesz

"Great events are the hour-hands of time, while small events mark the minutes." - Andrew Michael Ramsay

"There are but few important events in the affairs of men brought about by their own choice." - Ulysses S Grant

"The three most important events of human life are equally devoid of reason: birth, marriage and death." - Austin O'Malley

"People who watch a lot of Fox come away knowing a lot less about important world events." - David Frum

"History keeps teaching us that we can't recognize the important events that are going to trigger changes." - David Weinberger

"Important days don't look like anything special when they start. Invariably, the sun rises and people wake up. Coffee is swilled and eggs are swallowed. Everybody goes about the business of acting like their lives matter and then, no matter how important the events of the day end up being, the sun invariably sets. The sun rose before the soldiers stormed Omaha Beach on D-Day, and the sun set after Archduke Franz Ferdinand was killed. Sunrises and sunsets are real jerks about putting things in perspective." - Josh Lieb

"The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable." - Seneca the Younger

"History employs evolution to structure biological events in time." - Stephen Jay Gould

"Events are influenced by our very great desires." - William James

"When I can't handle events, I let them handle themselves." - Henry Ford

"Worry is a morbid anticipation of events which never happen." - Russell Green

"Perfection belongs to narrated events, not to those we live." - Primo Levi

"Events bring you small joy, while ? existence brings you bliss." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Soul-directed events defy logic and ridicule reason." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

"It's not enough to have a few women's studies courses. Why is it more important to study Paul Revere's midnight ride than it is Susan B. Anthony's 50-year effort to transform the face of America for women? When you're in school, most of the events you study are about men. Men's activities lauded and repeated over and over. What about us? What about commemorating the decades-long struggle for suffrage? Why don't we hear those stories over and over and over again. It's almost inconceivable for men to understand what it would be like to live without that constant valorization." - Judy Chicago

"How strange are the tricks of memory, which, often hazy as a dream about the most important events of a man's life, religiously preserve the merest trifles." - Richard Francis Burton

"What year these events transpired is of no consequence. Where they occured is not important. The time is always, and the place is everywhere." - Dean Koontz

"I've discovered that numerous peak performers use the skill of mental rehearsal of visualization. They mentally run through important events before they happen." - Charles A. Garfield

"It is the moment of evolutionary truth for the race, and what man does with that moment will be more important than the events of the previous millenium." - Charles Muses

"The study of history, it seems to me, leads to the conviction that all important events tend toward the same end - the civilization of mankind." - Madame De Stael

"Portraying Pocahontas' story well was important to me because she was a real person and these were real events in her life." - Q'orianka Kilcher

"I have been blessed to see visions of eternity; and events in my future that have been important for me to foresee, have been revealed to me." - Clayton Christensen

"Portraying Pocahontas' story well was important to me because she was a real person and these were real events in her life." - Qorianka Kilcher

"I've discovered that numerous peak performers use the skill of mental rehearsal of visualization. They mentally run through important events before they happen." - Charles Garfield

"What is important is not what someone is but what he is waiting for. Not the events of life but its possibilities." - Dorothee Solle

"Bad things happen. And the human brain is especially adept at making sure that we keep track of these events. This is an adaptive mechanism important for survival." - David Perlmutter

"How strange are the tricks of memory, which, often hazy as a dream about the most important events of a man's life, religiously preserve the merest trifles." - Richard Burton

"The powers that be not only try to control events, but they try to control our memory and understanding of these events, which is part of controlling the events themselves." - Michael Parenti

"Changing eating habits in the North is an important link in the chain of events needed to create environmentally sustainable development that meets people's needs. The Beyond Beef campaign is an important step in that direction." - Walden Bello

"Events become feelings, feelings become events" - Jerry Spinelli

"Rituals are important." - John Lennon

"It is so important to remember that, as we travel through life, there will be so many events which we can`t control. These are things that seemingly alter our lives forever or become barriers for living a life of fulfillment. It`s important to remember that the ultimate experience of life is not to be controlled by events. We all have difficult events in our lives - the loss of family members, economics, stress, litigation, government interference in our businesses, health challenges. Remember that it is not the events that shape our lives, but, rather, the meaning we attach to them." - Tony Robbins

"Events, time, forms, all propel the inner plot within each of us." - Vanna Bonta

"The moralist must praise heroism and condemn cruelty; but the moralist does not explain events." - Georges Lefebvre

"I'm not someone who dwells upon past events, taking the view that life is too short" - Charles Kennedy

"We live in reference to past experience and not to future events, however inevitable." - H G Wells

"What is it to be a philosopher? Is it not to be prepared against events?" - Epictetus

"Few people realize the profound part angelic forces play in human events." - Billy Graham

"Many 'natural' events - like early death, disease, hardship - are neither desirable nor necessary." - Phyllis Chesler

"Superstition is just fantasy with attitude; it's a way of erroneously trying to control events." - Joy Browne

"happiness depends more upon the state of mind - and body, perhaps - than upon circumstances and events." - Flora Thompson

"Why should I read something someone made up when real events are so interesting?" - Frank Buckles

"I express preference for a chronological sequence of events which precludes a violence." - Terry Pratchett

"I come from a newspaper background, so maybe Im attuned to current events." - Jess Walter

"Without faith you can't see a miracle; you just see unexplained events." - Tim Ward

"At all events there is in Brooklyn something that makes me feel at home." - Marianne Moore

"The great man is not convulsible or tormentable; events pass over him without much impression." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The unpleasant events you are passing from will not have been profitless to you." - Abraham Lincoln

"My strength and my weakness is that I see normally impersonal events vividly and personally." - Newt Gingrich

"Events, circumstances, etc., have their origin in ourselves. They spring from seeds which we have sown." - Henry David Thoreau

"Places remember events." - James Joyce

"Consult duty not events." - Walter Savage Landor

"Most events recorded in history are more remarkable than important, like eclipses of the sun and moon, by which all are attracted,but whose effects no one takes the trouble to calculate." - Henry David Thoreau

"If there's somebody that I love that's in my life, I don't necessarily have to agree with their decisions or the decisions they've made to continue to love them and participate in important events." - Marco Rubio

"While all of these are important and significant events, it is the United States foreign policy that furthers the advancement of freedoms and rights for women that is the most striking for me." - Ginny Brown-Waite

"The secret to achieving inner peace lies in understanding our inner core values - those things in our lives that are most important to us - and then seeing that they are reflected in the daily events of our lives." - Hyrum W. Smith

"Despite streaming, despite the rise of tablets and smartphones - all the implications which in theory would make linear TV less important - live sporting events are extremely powerful. But it's not the event alone - it's also what's surrounding it." - Martin Sorrell

"It's important to meet with the people who can shape future events, and who might be causing a current problem. And to ignore them means that the problem will continue." - Jimmy Carter

"I wanted to present a sweep and scope of larger events, and a grander backdrop, but most important was to set against that a very singular, real and modest people struggling with every day and human struggles." - Chang-Rae Lee

"In the following pages I have endeavoured to describe all that appeared to me most important and interesting among the events and the scenes that came under my notice during my sojourn in the interior of Africa." - John H. Speke

"While all of these are important and significant events, it is the United States' foreign policy that furthers the advancement of freedoms and rights for women that is the most striking for me." - Ginny B. Waite

"I'm very expressive. Expressing my emotions and experiences through music has always been an important outlet for me. Many of my songs are influenced by personal events and experiences that I have gone through." - Avril Lavigne

"The thing about real life is that important events don't announce themselves... Usually something that is going to change your whole life is a memory before you can stop and be impressed about it." - Edith Schaeffer

"Of history, how little do we know by personal contact; we have lived a few years, seen a few men, witnessed some important events; but what are these in the whole sum of the world's past." - Matthew Simpson

"If it didn't happen in your life before, then you're not paying attention you don't think it's possible. But almost all important events never happen in your life before." - Ray Dalio

"In the following pages I have endeavoured to describe all that appeared to me most important and interesting among the events and the scenes that came under my notice during my sojourn in the interior of Africa." - John Hanning Speke

"No, what is important is neither linearity or non-linearity, but the change, the degree of change from something that doesn't move to other events with different tempos in particular." - Karlheinz Stockhausen

"I learned there are ways to approach life. You can never change the events, but you can change the way you approach them. The only thing that is important to me is to be honest to my circumstance and context." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"While all of these are important and significant events, it is the United States' foreign policy that furthers the advancement of freedoms and rights for women that is the most striking for me." - Ginny Brownwaite

"Nothing important comes with instructions." - James Richardson

"Passion makes every detail important." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The greatest events occur without intention playing any part in them; chance makes good mistakes and undoes the most carefully planned undertaking. The world's greatest events are not produced, they happen." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"It is a fact of history and of current events that human beings exaggerate, misinterpret, or wrongly remember events. They have also fabricated pious fraud. Most believers in a religion understand this when examining the claims of other religions." - Dan Barker

"If some books are deemed most baneful and their sale forbid, how then with deadlier facts, not dreams of doting men? Those whom books will hurt will not be proof against events. Events, not books should be forbid." - Herman Melville

"Could it be that time is too narrow for all events? Could it happen that all the seats within time might have been sold? Worried, we run along the train of events, preparing ourselves for the journey." - Bruno Schulz

"It is not the events but our viewpoint toward events that is the determining factor. We ought to be more concerned about removing wrong thoughts from the mind than removing tumors and abscesses from the body." - Epictetus

"That's the great danger of sectarian opinions, they always accept the formulas of past events as useful for the measurement of future events and they never are, if you have high standards of accuracy." - John Dos Passos

"The best predictor of future events is probably past events." - Andre Agassi

"People make events into stories. Stories give events meaning." - Scarlett Thomas

"Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be." - Rumi

"Oh, how I wish that Orwell were still alive, so that I could read his comments on contemporary events!" - W H Auden

"Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Every epoch has its character determined by the way its population reacts to the material events which they encounter." - Alfred North Whitehead

"Old events have modern meanings; only that survives of past history which finds kindred in all hearts and lives." - James Russell Lowell

"When spiritual, metaphysical, material, or immaterial events come into my life, I can only fix them by way of painting." - Max Beckmann

"[On public events attended by royalty:] It was the usual 'zoo tea.' You know, we eat - the others watch." - Princess Margaret

"The climate is changing. This year we have come to understand this when we faced events that resulted in fires." - Vladimir Putin

"A mere chronicle of observed events will produce only journalism; combined with a sensitive memory, it can produce art." - Hallie Burnett

"...theories should be judged by their ability to predict events rather than by the realism of their assumptions." - Milton Friedman

"If you have compassion for society, only then will the events of your life, sow seeds of revolution in it..." - Narendra Modi

"There are no principles; there are only events. There is no good and bad, there are only circumstances." - Honore De Balzac

"Don't underestimate the power of events that happened a long time ago. That is the tragic flaw of modern man." - Anne Fortier

"Soon the sun will set'- is that prophecy? No, it's merely an assertion of faith in the consistency of events." - Walter M. Miller, Jr.

"All events are secretly interrelated; the sweep of all we are doing reaches beyond the horizon of our comprehension." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"Contentment comes when you find the people, places, and events in life you were created to impact." - T D Jakes

"I do not believe that the desires of young boys cause catastrophic events. The actions of humans do." - Melina Marchetta

"Events occur. Dramas are manufactured." - Alan Robert Neal

"Relationships are never chance events." - Keith Ablow

"Certain signs precede certain events." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Yet what is to be done with events that have no place of their own in time; events that have occurred too late, after the whole of time has been distributed, divided, and allotted; events that have been left in the cold, unregistered, hanging in the air, homeless, and errant?" - Bruno Schulz

"Westlemania is the Superbowl but each PPV is equally important. The big four (WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam and Survivor Series) are always important to me but the themed events have been getting better each year. Each event has its own aura around it so it's very difficult to choose." - John Cena

"It's important to be true to the events, but the most important thing is to get to the essence of the experience. Not to be bogged down in an academic way by a notion of the truth. First of all, the truth is an illusive and spurious concept." - Mike Leigh

"For me, that's the most important thing, feel myself happy when I am playing. If I am healthy and I feel myself competitive, I am happy. Then is obvious I would like to win. But I know if I am in finals of important events, the normal thing is I finally win titles." - Rafael Nadal

"Climbers are a universal tribe: we share the knowledge that things are not important. Experience is important. Feeling is important." - Steve House

"Brains aren't everything, but they're important." - William Feather

"Life is too important to take seriously." - Corky Siegel

"Listening is more important than talking." - Jimmy Fallon

"Nobody's more important than the team." - Rejean Houle

"The end is important in all things." - Yamamoto Tsunetomo

"Only a few things are really important." - Marie Dressler

"The most important actions are never comfortable." - Tim Ferriss

"It's always important to be yourself." - Leighton Meester

"Listening is an important key to HEARING." - Joyce Meyer

"Failure is our most important product." - R. W. Johnson

"Age is not important in relationship" - Yoseob

"Everything important seems already to have happened." - Colin Gunton

"Trust is even more important than love." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"The important things are always simple." - Albert Einstein

"Style is important, but content comes first." - James J. Kilpatrick

"It's the choosing that's important, isn't it?" - Lois Lowry

"It's better to look important than sexy." - Vivienne Westwood

"Sanitation is more important than Independence." - Mahatma Gandhi

"For children, play is exceedingly seriously & important" - Fred Rogers

"The important thing is somehow to begin." - Henry Moore

"You are more important than your problems." - Jose Ferrer

"Taking care of yourself is so important." - Gabrielle Reece

"There's nothing tiny or insignificant. Everything is significant. And everything flows on the same basis of Laws. Whether you are looking at world events or something that's happening in your kitchen drawer, broad and important, or narrow and seemingly insignificant, there's potential for connection or disconnection in either case. And it is only the connection or the disconnection that is of really any importance." - Esther Hicks



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