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Lacking Quotes


"Our leaders are lacking love, and love is lacking leaders." - Shakira

"Justice lacking passion fails, betrays." - Jane Hirshfield

"Whenever domination is present, love is lacking." - Bell Hooks

"A winter without snow seems depressing, lacking." - Dacia Maraini

"Yauch was great at lacking fear." - Michael Diamond

"Few people are lacking in capacity, but they fail because they are lacking in application." - Calvin Coolidge

"Although the power is lacking, the will is commendable." - Ovid

"Though the strength is lacking, yet the willingness is commendable." - Ovid

"He who has God finds he is lacking nothing." - Teresa of Avila

"A woman waits for me, she contains all, nothing is lacking, Yet all were lacking if sex were lacking, or if the moisture of the right man were lacking." - Walt Whitman

"Lacking a virtue is human. Pretending otherwise is deranged." - Alan Robert Neal

"If god is truly god, he is perfect, lacking nothing." - Euripides

"A woman waits for me, she contains all, nothing lacking." - Walt Whitman

"Of nothing but me I sing, lacking another song." - John Updike

"Because of my Buddhist practice, I'm never lacking for inspiration" - Duncan Sheik

"We refer to the TLC Match as totally lacking coolness." - Edge

"To be free means to be lacking in constitutive identity" - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

"If god is truly god, he is perfect, lacking nothing." - Euripides

"Cynicism is what passes for insight when courage is lacking" - Anita Roddick

"Life and death have been lacking in my life." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Japanese businesspeople and companies are lacking in individuality." - Tadashi Yanai

"Because of my Buddhist practice, I'm never lacking for inspiration." - Duncan Sheik

"Education is lacking in most of those who pontificate." - Wole Soyinka

"To be free means to be lacking in constitutive identity." - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

"I don't like the compression on compact discs. It's lacking in air, and it's lacking in majesty." - Marianne Faithfull

"Yet tell me, my brothers: if a goal for humanity is still lacking, is there not still lacking-humanity itself?" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Those who are lacking in bhakti (devotion), lacking in faith, are ill qualified to interpret the scriptures." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Nihilism: any aim is lacking, any answer to the question "why" is lacking. What does nihilism mean?-that the supreme values devaluate themselves." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable." - Philibert Joseph Roux

"Do not be guilty of possessing a library of learned books while lacking learning yourself." - Desiderius Erasmus

"What we are really lacking today is a real hatred of evil." - Chuck Smith

"Your life is a Fellini film, lacking only Anita Ekberg with a cat on her head." - Camille Paglia

"A pretext is never lacking to him who would break with a friend." - Bernard Of Clairvaux

"Simply paying attention allows us to build an emotional connection. Lacking attention, empathy hasn't a chance." - Daniel Goleman

"Everything in the Universe was as the Creator willed it - nothing superfluous, nothing lacking - a harmony." - Joseph Hertz

"Hot air expands, and seriously pompous attitude is the inflation of choice by those lacking substance." - Vanna Bonta

"Wherever there is peace lacking, try to create it and put it there!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Moral responsibility is what is lacking in a man when he demands it of a woman." - Karl Kraus

"In economic life competition is never completely lacking, but hardly ever is it perfect." - Joseph A Schumpeter

"The most complete seems lacking. Yet in use it is not exhausted." - Laozi

"Personally I prefer a liberal dictator to democratic government lacking liberalism." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"For every house is incomplete without him, and a blessing is lacking in the spirit." - Christopher Smart

"It is almost impossible to find those who admire us entirely lacking in taste." - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

"Only what I am not giving can be lacking in any situation." - Marianne Williamson

"The mind revels in conjecture. Where information is lacking, it will gladly fill in the gaps." - James Geary

"We are alone. Live our lives, lacking anything better to do. Devise reason later." - Alan Moore

"Eternity is called whole, not because it has parts, but because it is lacking in nothing." - Thomas Aquinas

"Making fun of anyone who seeks happiness rather than money and accusing them of "lacking ambition."" - Paulo Coelho

"If one has belief, knowledge is lacking. If one has knowledge, belief is unnecessary." - David Eller

"Boredom is the inner conflict we suffer when we lose desire, when we lack a lacking." - Robert Mckee

"I shutter to think how many people are underexposed and lacking depth in this field." - Rick Steves

"Transitional forms are generally lacking at the species level, but they are abundant between larger groups." - Stephen Jay Gould

"Duties are what make life most worth living. Lacking them, you are not necessary to anyone." - Marlene Dietrich

"Beauty, alone, may please, not captivate; if lacking grace, 'tis but a hookless bait." - Bill Vaughan

"THE ART OF PEACE is to fulfill that which is lacking." - Morihei Ueshiba

"Ardilies always says "If you're confident you're always totally different to the player that's lacking confidence"" - Keith Burkinshaw

"Unlike the past decades, the present moment is lacking in architectural discourse." - Lebbeus Woods

"We live in an age in which superfluous ideas abound and essential ideas are lacking." - Joseph Joubert

"If there's one thing the American people aren't lacking, it is courage." - Ronald Reagan

"Only what I'm not giving is what is lacking in any situation" - Marianne Williamson

"What is lacking to the underdeveloped nations is not knowledge, but capital." - Ludwig Von Mises

"I look at movies, unfortunately, and I still see a lot of movies [lacking diversity]." - George Lopez

"In economic life competition is never completely lacking, but hardly ever is it perfect." - Joseph Schumpeter

"Everything in the Universe was as the Creator willed it - nothing superfluous, nothing lacking - a harmony." - Joseph H. Hertz

"only what you have not given can be lacking in any situation." - Marianne Williamson

"The only thing lacking in any situation is our own awareness of love." - Marianne Williamson

"Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." - Bible

"I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it." - Cesar Millan

"Gymn says your fine. He's examined your internal organs and found nothing lacking." - Donita K. Paul

"If your religion doesn't respect the rights of other religions, it is lacking something." - Roger Ebert

"Normal: lacking in taste, compassion, understanding, kindness, and ordinary human decency." - Frank Portman

"Conservation is an American value, and it is lacking from this bill." - Jim Costa

"The vegan diet is obviously lacking whatever essential nutrient it is that makes people likeable." - Jim Goad

"A child who has never fantasized about having other parents is seriously lacking in imagination." - Fred G Gosman

"Maybe to become famous is to reassure yourself that whatever you're lacking inside, you've fulfilled that." - Irrfan Khan

"A society that refuses to strive for superfluities is likely to end up lacking in necessities." - Eric Hoffer

"I've been accused of lacking compassion. But that just shows I'm not without compassion." - Vince Lombardi

"There are many who know many things, yet are lacking in wisdom." - Democritus

"The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable." - Joseph Roux

"In her (nature's) inventions nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"The tools to crush modern slavery exist, but the political will is lacking." - Sheryl Wudunn

"Formula feeding is the longest lasting uncontrolled experiment lacking informed consent in the history of medicine." - Frank Oski

"Those who think they know me are simply lacking in information." - Michel Houellebecq

"People know they are lacking something, they are constantly wanting some kind of spiritual guidance." - Douglas Hurd

"It is a wretched thing that the young men of today are so contriving and so proud of their material posessions. Men with contriving hearts are lacking in duty. Lacking in duty, they will have no self-respect." - Yamamoto Tsunetomo

"In America, we are not lacking solutions. We are lacking a two-party system that is willing to agree on solutions. Part of this is due to rigid ideological positioning that substitutes for really thinking about the facts and solutions." - Philip Kotler

"A one-eyed man is much more incomplete than a blind man, for he knows what it is that's lacking." - Victor Hugo

"I think I know what it's like to have a family that the outside world sees as peculiar or lacking." - Emma Donoghue

"When both body and mind are at peace, all things appear as they are: perfect, complete, lacking nothing." - Dogen

"I believe that no hell will be lacking which would help the just mercy of God to redeem his children." - George Macdonald

"Jane Austen: Getting into her books is like getting in bed with a cadaver. Something vital is lacking; namely, life." - Edward Abbey

"If self-efficacy is lacking, people tend to behave ineffectually, even though they know what to do." - Albert Bandura

"Man's freedom is lacking if somebody else controls what he needs, for need may result in man's enslavement of man." - Muammar al-Gaddafi

"No government or social system is so evil that its people must be considered as lacking in virtue." - John F Kennedy

"What an old maid I'm getting to be. lacking the courage to be in love with death!" - Arthur Rimbaud

"There is a lot lacking on the intellectual side and on the values side when being an actor." - Natalie Portman

"I wanna take it deeper than money, pussy, vacation and influence a generation that's lacking in patience" - Drake

"Those of us with ravaged faces, lacking in the social graces, desperately remained at home, inventing lovers on the phone." - Janis Ian

"But life is short: while one lives, everything is lacking; when one is dead, everything is superfluous." - Lope De Vega

"What makes friendship indissolute and what doubles its charms is a feeling we find lacking in love: I mean certitude." - Honore De Balzac

"I began to learn acceptance, direction, understanding and perception - all elements that had been sadly lacking in my life." - Lou Rawls

"That which is lacking in the present world is a profound knowledge of the nature of things." - Frithjof Schuon

"Pop music is not just a clumsy mass fanaticism, connected to a deceitful enchantment totally lacking in moral rigour." - Paul Morley

"I've enjoyed the conversations that we've had. [Donald Trump] is somebody who I think is not lacking in confidence." - Barack Obama

"You're gonna get helped, if you're lacking it, in any way, because everybody's objective is to make a good picture." - John Cena

"They're lacking culture in Hollywood. That gives me a big up, right? I know something about pop culture." - Russell Simmons

"I'm not saying - in any way - that Donald Driver is lying or lacking sincerity. But I trust my reporting." - Jeff Pearlman

"The further through life I drift The more obvious it becomes that I am lacking in thrift." - Ogden Nash

"Having done these things, they made the sacrifices prescribed by custom lest they be found lacking in filial piety." - Henry Beard

"Man's freedom is lacking if somebody else controls what he needs, for need may result in man's enslavement of man." - Muammar Gaddafi

"It's not a big secret that what's lacking and what's wrong in our society starts with education." - Oren Moverman

"By any reasonable criteria, the discipline of economics as a whole, in its present state, is sadly lacking." - Paul Ormerod

"My ideas had been taking a socialistic shape for many years; but they were lacking in definite outline." - Edward Carpenter

"What is lacking in India are decent social services. The health service is a disaster. Education is a disaster." - Esther Duflo

"That's something lacking in a lot of modern-day families - just talking. It's almost a lost art form." - Ryan Kwanten

"Real men are sadly lacking in this world, for when they are put to the test they prove worthless." - Franz Liszt

"College was to teach me that I was one of life's journeymen, eager to excel but lacking the requisite gifts." - Pat Conroy

"The further through life I drift the more obvious it becomes that I am lacking in thrift." - Ogden Nash

"Always consider your intellect to be lacking; otherwise too much faith in it surely leads to error." - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

"We lost so many talented artists and writers from the generations before ours that we're really lacking older figureheads." - Christopher Bollen

"One of two things is usually lacking in the so-called Philosophy of Art: either philosophy or art." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

"Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all." - Pericles

"Humility is the most important quality in the spiritual life. When it is lacking spiritual growth stops." - Frederick Lenz

"Human warmth is perhaps the most lacking in a composer who lives his life in a recording studio." - Fabio Frizzi

"At this moment, is there anything lacking? Nirvana is right here now before our eyes. This place is the lotus land. This body now is the Buddha." - Hakuin Ekaku

"Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." - Laozi

"The arts of peace and the arts of war are like two wheels of a cart which, lacking one, will have difficulty in standing." - Kuroda Nagamasa

"I believe that it is possible for one to praise, without concern, any man after he is dead since every reason and supervision for adulation is lacking." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"Try to acquire the virtues you believe lacking in your brothers. Then you will no longer see their defects, for you will no longer have them yourself." - Saint Augustine

"We are not lacking in the dynamic forces needed to create the future. We live immersed in a sea of energy beyond all comprehension." - Thomas Berry

"He who cannot command himself should obey. And many can command themselves, but much is still lacking before they can obey themselves." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"You must think about building a 'granth-mandir' in your village. Why is your village lacking such a 'granth-mandir'? Start with 50 books...100 books." - Narendra Modi

"Computer Science: A study akin to numerology and astrology, but lacking the precision of the former and the success of the latter." - Stan Kelly-Bootle

"A fellow who cannot throw a flapjack is sadly lacking in the skill one expects to find in a real woodcrafter." - Daniel Carter Beard

"We set no special value on the possession of a virtue until we percieve that it is entirely lacking in our adversary." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The curse of the intelligentsia is their ability to rationalize and re-define. Ordinary people, lacking that gift, are forced to face reality." - Thomas Sowell

"The arrogance that accompanies merit offends us even more than the arrogance of people who are lacking in merit: since merit itself offends us." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"It is only because a person has volitions of the second order that he is capable both of enjoying and of lacking freedom of the will." - Harry Frankfurt

"There is direct correlation between a society lacking in artistic vision to lack of social conscience, i.e., crime, poverty, and senseless, violent atrocities, materialism." - Vanna Bonta

"I like musicianship, and it's quite lacking in most modern popular music. You're always safe with old Chicago, the Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule, or Tower of Power." - Mark Rippetoe

"Life is amazingly unpredictable; any 22-year-old who thinks they know where they will be in 10 years, much less in 30, is simply lacking imagination." - Ben Bernanke

"The silence between the notes is the good part for me. I find that to be a very important part of music that is often lacking." - Leon Redbone

"...I see myself at crossroads in my life, mapless, lacking bits of knowledge - then, the Moon breaks through, lights up the path before me..." - John M. Geddes

"For just as some women are said to be handsome though without adornment, so this subtle manner of speech, though lacking in artificial graces, delights us." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"In terms of formal education, I may somewhat lacking. I never finished school. I am a self-taught entrepreneur, that's the best kind there is, trust me" - Aravind Adiga

"There are people who give you the confidence that you're lacking and once you have confidence, you're free and finally you can let out what's inside of you." - Carine Roitfeld

"You do have to live through things, and to live through things is to observe want, and to observe lacking. Even if the hunger is a curiosity." - Carrie Brownstein

"...the argument from absence of transitional types boils down to the striking fact that such types are always lacking unless they have been found." - George Gaylord Simpson

"I considered people who didn't like my work to be in some way defective, deficient, lacking a sense of humor, and not understanding what was really going on." - Joe Frank

"Creatures which, lacking mankind's superior brain power, did not concern themselves with finding someone to blame, and instead tried to find someone to eat." - Terry Pratchett



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