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Obtained Quotes


"no knowledge obtained without risk" - Stephen King

"Peace is obtained by war." - Cornelius Nepos

"The greatest pleasure is obtained by improving." - Ben Hogan

"Participation is easily obtained with Latin chant." - Richard Morris

"Healing is not always obtained by saying a prayer. It is obtained by obeying God" - John G. Lake

"Wisdom is obtained by reading the mind of God." - Wallace D. Wattles

"Perfect reusable components are not obtained at the first shot." - Bertrand Meyer

"Through patience and certainty, leadership in the religion is obtained." - Ibn Taymiyyah

"Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems." - Peter Drucker

"Results are often obtained by impetuosity and daring which could never have been obtained by ordinary methods." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"The wisdom obtained in the higher states of consciousness is different from that obtained by inference and testimony as it refers to particulars." - Patanjali

"Knowledge of the enemy's dispositions can only be obtained from other men." - Sun Tzu

"Pleasure that is obtained by unreasonable and unsuitable cost must always end in pain." - Samuel Johnson

"We desire justice, and justice has never been obtained in haste and strong feeling." - Walter Van Tilburg Clark

"Pleasure that is obtained by unreasonable and unsuitable cost, must always end in pain." - Samuel Johnson

"Giants in Their promises, but those obtained, weak pigmies In their performance." - Philip Massinger

"Ah, no! the conquest was obtained with ease; He pleased you not by studying to please." - George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton

"Peace and happiness are what you covet, but these are only to be obtained by labor." - Thomas A Kempis

"I have never obtained any ethical values from my scientific work." - Albert Einstein

"The world is ruled by power and power is obtained by money." - Tadeusz Borowski

"[A]ny desired additional nicotine 'kick' could be easily obtained through pH regulation." - R. J. Reynolds

"It is hard to keep that which has not been obtained through personal development." - Jim Rohn

"An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all." - Socrates

"Gentleness is the great point to be obtained in the study of manners." - Nathaniel Parker Willis

"Giants in Their promises, but those obtained, weak pigmies In their performance." - Philip Massinger

"A draw can be obtained not only by repeating moves, but also by one weak move." - Savielly Tartakower

"The greatest comforts and lasting peace are obtained, when one eradicates selfishness from within." - Guru Gobind Singh

"Commerce is the agency by which the power of choice is obtained." - John Ruskin

"Assurance is not to be obtained so much by self-examination as by action" - Jonathan Edwards

"Every experiment destroys some of the knowledge of the system which was obtained by previous experiments." - Werner Heisenberg

"Consular cards are easily obtained with no proof of true identity and are easily forged." - Elton Gallegly

"Possible reality [is obtained] by slightly bending physical and chemical laws." - Marcel Duchamp

"Answers are not obtained by putting the wrong question and thereby begging the real one." - Felix Frankfurter

"adherent, n. A follower who has not yet obtained all that he expects to get." - Ambrose Bierce

"Reality is obtained not by imitation, but by producing the sense of nature." - Robert Henri

"The only true conquests-those that awaken no regrets- are those obtained over our ignorance." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself." - Pythagoras

"I was not an especially diligent student but nevertheless obtained a reasonable education in physics." - Robert Coleman Richardson

"The pleasures of the mighty are obtained by the tears of the poor." - Samuel Richardson

"From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts." - Tom Stoppard

"Few men in our history have ever obtained the Presidency by planning to obtain it." - James A Garfield

"Now this foreknowledge cannot be elicited from spirits; it cannot be obtained inductively from experience, nor by any deductive calculation." - Sun Tzu

"If one's sense of self is obtained through the eyes of another it is always subject to being lost." - Brenda Shoshanna

"Knowledge of the Bible never comes by intuition. It can only be obtained by diligent, regular, daily, attentive reading." - J C Ryle

"[I]n communism, you'd threaten a dog into compliance, while in capitalism, obedience is obtained through bribes." - Adam Johnson

"Jesus Christ is both the only price and sacrifice by which eternal redemption is obtained for believers." - Jonathan Edwards

"The belief that security can be obtained by throwing a small state to the wolves is a fatal delusion." - Winston Churchill

"Power is of two kinds: one is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love." - Mahatma Gandhi

"A very large part of space-time must be investigated, if reliable results are to be obtained." - Alan Turing

"There is absolutely no nutrient, no protein, no vitamin, no mineral that can't be obtained from plant-based foods." - Michael Klaper

"Natural wealth is limited and easily obtained; the wealth defined by vain fancies is always beyond reach." - Epicurus

"Those who have obtained the farthest insight into Nature have been, in all ages, firm believers in God." - William Whewell

"Independence can only be obtained and secured by a nation that has its spirit raging with determination: independence or death!" - Sukarno

"The glory of the nation you love is a desirable end, - but generally to be obtained at your neighbor's expense." - John Maynard Keynes

"Once the tools for building public opinion are obtained, everything that you asked for can be done." - Osama Bin Laden

"He had obtained a clearer view of his homeland by leaving it and seeing it through the eyes of others." - James A Michener

"How can a rational being be ennobled by anything that is not obtained by its own exertions?" - Mary Wollstonecraft

"The glory of the nation you love is a desirable end,-but generally to be obtained at your neighbor's expense." - John Maynard Keynes

"A significant idea of organization cannot be obtained in a world in which everything is necessary and nothing is contingent" - Norbert Wiener

"Listening well and answering well is one of the greatest perfections that can be obtained in conversation." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"For those who have obtained unobstructed knowledge of Self, the world is seen merely as a bondage causing imagination." - Ramana Maharshi

"Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail." - Jean Cocteau

"Therefore, having obtained the opportunity from these sources, I too began to consider the mobility of the earth." - Nicolaus Copernicus

"Darwin investigated the numerous facts obtained by naturalists in living nature and analysed them through the prism of practical experience." - Trofim Lysenko

"Much can often be learned by the repetition under different conditions, even if the desired result is not obtained." - Archer John Porter Martin

"How can a rational being be ennobled by any thing that is not obtained by its own exertions?" - Mary Wollstonecraft

"Knowledge about the process being modeled starts fairly low, then increases as understanding is obtained and tapers off to a high value at the end." - Harold Chestnut

"Wealth and rank are what people desire, but unless they are obtained in the right way they may not be possessed." - Confucius

"Euclid avoids it [the treatment of the infinite]; in modern mathematics it is systematically introduced, for only then is generality obtained." - Arthur Cayley

"If the bubble reputation can be obtained only at the cannon's mouth, I am willing to go there for it, provided the cannon is empty." - Mark Twain

"Things could not have been brought into being by God in any manner or in any order different from that which has in fact obtained." - Baruch Spinoza

"Progress is obtained only by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems. When you solve problems, all you do is guarantee a return to normalcy." - Peter Drucker

"The truth is obtained like gold, not by letting it grow bigger, but by washing off from it everything that isn't gold" - Leo Tolstoy

"Everyone has a need for significance; and if we can't make that possible, or even probable, in our society, then it will be obtained in destructive ways." - Rollo May

"Money is power. Every good man and woman ought to strive for power, to do good with it when obtained. I say, get rich, get rich!" - Russell Conwell

"Not by vows nor by womanish prayers is the help of the gods obtained; success comes through vigilance, energy, wise counsel." - Sallust

"The whole economy of this lower world proves that it is by labor and perseverance only that good is obtained and evil is avoided." - Patrick Henry

"Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"I believe that because I had obtained a wife who was made up of wife-signs (beauty, charm, softness, perfume, cookery) I had found love." - Donald Barthelme

"The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus and a chair that's not obtained from Craigslist that keeps poking into his back." - Bruce Lee

"Information obtained under dubious circumstances cannot play a role in legal proceedings in a constitutional state. But everything that's available must be taken into account in threat prevention." - Angela Merkel

"Statistics is the branch of scientific method which deals with the data obtained by counting or measuring the properties of populations of natural phenomena." - Maurice Kendall

"For price is everywhere regulated by the return obtained by this last portion of capital, for which no rent whatever is paid." - David Ricardo

"Love is a great poet, its resources are inexhaustible, but if the end it has in view is not obtained, it feels weary and remains silent." - Giacomo Casanova

"A heavy heart bears not a humble tongue; Excuse me so, coming too short of thanks For my great suit so easily obtained." - William Shakespeare

"The fullest instruction, and the fullest enjoyment are never derived from books, till we have ventilated the ideas thus obtained, in free and easy chat with others-." - William Mathews

"As every mercy is a drop obtained from the ocean of God's goodness, so every affliction is a drachm weighed out in the wisdom of God's providence." - John Aughey

"The dominion which the banking institutions have obtained over the minds of our citizens...must be broken, or it will break us." - Thomas Jefferson

"The fullest instruction, and the fullest enjoyment are never derived from books, till we have ventilated the ideas thus obtained in free and easy chat with others." - William Matthews

"Wisdom is not to be obtained from textbooks, but must be coined out of human experience in the flame of life." - Morris Raphael Cohen

"He whom common, gross, or stale objects allure, and when obtained, content, is a vulgar being, incapable of greatness in thought or action." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"Credit is a matter so subtle in its essence, that, as it may be obtained almost without reason, so, without reason, may it be made to melt away." - Anthony Trollope

"In the career of female fame, there are few prizes to tie obtained which can vie with the obscure state of a beloved wife or a happy mother." - Jane Porter

"The humility that cringes in order that reproof may be escaped or favor obtained is as unchristian as it is profoundly immoral." - Dallas Willard

"The highest culture is not obtained from the teacher when at school or college, so much as by our ever diligent self-education when we become men." - Samuel Smiles

"Everything has its price - and if that price is not paid, not that thing but something else is obtained... it is impossible to get anything without this price." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There are many ways of communicating. Some hold the theory that new forms of communication between people can be obtained through hallucinogenic drugs." - Michelangelo Antonioni

"I work very hard to achieve simplicity, which is never natural, never spontaneous. It's always obtained at the price of a great effort." - Eugene Green

"Since mechanically obtained randomness contains all kinds of possible permutations, including the most regular ones, it cannot be relied upon always to exhibit a pervasive irregularity." - Rudolf Arnheim

"90 percent of the time the terms are misused or unnecessary. Not every image obtained from a computer is a screen shot." - Bill Walsh

"The right to education and to free speech having been gained for woman, in the long run every other good thing was sure to be obtained." - Lucy Stone

"Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained." - C S Lewis

"Gratitude is the beginning of wisdom. Stated differently, true wisdom cannot be obtained unless it is built on a foundation of true humility and gratitude." - Gordon B Hinckley

"A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question." Charles Darwin" - Charles Darwin

"Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold." - Leo Tolstoy

"There is nothing worth having that can he obtained by nuclear war - nothing material or ideological - no tradition that it can defend. It is utterly self-defeating." - George Wald

"You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions." - John Perry Barlow

"The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one's day and every night to examine the results obtained." - Alexis Carrel

"The prosecution wants to make sure the process by which the evidence was obtained is not truthfully presented, because, as often as not, that process will raise questions." - Alan Dershowitz

"If all the elements are arranged in the order of their atomic weights, a periodic repetition of properties is obtained. This is expressed by the law of periodicity." - Dmitri Mendeleev

"If a due participation of office is a matter of right, how are vacancies to be obtained? Those by death are few; by resignation, none." - Thomas Jefferson

"I wish there were some cure, like the lover's leap, for all heads of which some single idea has obtained an unreasonable and irregular possession." - Samuel Johnson

"Despite everything that Harlem did to our generation, I think it gave something to a few. It gave them a strength that couldn't be obtained anywhere else." - Claude Brown

"Best, I'd advise, to give up all animal products obtained by cruel methods. There are some fine companies nowadays offering leather substitutes." - Matthew Scully

"Once the command of the air is obtained by one of the contending armies, the war becomes a conflict between a seeing host and one that is blind." - H G Wells

"Certainly there was no just cause of complaint from the Northern States - no advantage was ever sought or obtained by them for their section of the Republic." - Robert Toombs

"Consequently it will often happen there will be a desire of particular objects, in cases where they cannot be obtained without manifest injury to others." - Joseph Butler

"True peace of mind can be obtained only when one is personally awakened to the stark-naked fact that every effort is ultimately in vain." - Zenkei Shibayama

"The rights of no oppressed people have ever yet been obtained by a voluntary act of justice on the part of the oppressors." - Martin Delany

"In 1906, I developed pleurisy and was unable to get into condition. So I asked for my release and obtained it. So ended my Major League career." - Kid Nichols

"We can do without any article of luxury we have never had; but when once obtained, it is not in human natur' to surrender it voluntarily." - Thomas Chandler Haliburton

"Exact information about the functional significance of the deep sections of the brain is only obtained by working through the brain histologically in serial section." - Walter Rudolf Hess

"Hatred ever kills, love never dies. Such is the vast difference between the two. What is obtained by love is retained for all time. What is obtained by hatred proves a burden in reality for it increases hatred." - by Mohandas K. Gandhi -" - Mahatma Gandhi

"The principle of my political life ... is that all amelioration and improvements in political institutions can be obtained by persevering in a perfectly peaceable and legal course, and cannot be obtained by forcible means, or if they could be got by forcible means, such means create more evils than they cure, and leave the country worse than they found it." - Daniel O'Connell

"I don't need money, or, better, it's not money that I need; it's not even power; I need only what is obtained by power and simply cannot be obtained without power: the solitary and calm awareness of strength! That is the fullest definition of freedom, which the world so struggles over!" - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Through the influence of real art, aided by science, guided by religion... peaceful co-operation of man is now obtained by external means - by law courts, police, charitable institutions, factory inspections... It should be obtained by man's free and joyous activity." - Leo Tolstoy

"A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment." - Walter Lippmann

"When we desire or solicit anything, our minds run wholly on the good side or circumstances of it; when it is obtained, our minds run wholly on the bad ones." - Jonathan Swift

"... in going over the history of all the inventions for which history could be obtained it became more and more clear that in addition to training and in addition to extensive knowledge, a natural quality of mind was also necessary." - Reginald Fessenden

"Interfaces called transparent allow us to interact/do what we're supposed to do without being aware of how the effects are obtained. We should perhaps speak instead about their opacity, given that we cannot see through them to the machine." - Stephanie Strickland

"The most important quality of art and its aim is illusion; emotion, which is often obtained by certain sacrifices of poetic detail, is something else entirely and of an inferior order." - Gustave Flaubert

"Girls took to dressing like boys, and though women had obtained the vote, we had swiftly moved on to pursuing flashier freedoms: necking in cars and smoking cigarettes and walking down city streets in flesh colored stockings." - Anna Godbersen

"In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel." - Mark Twain

"I believe that understanding what is good is obtained by looking at the way the world works and figuring out how to operate in harmony with it to help it evolve." - Ray Dalio

"The mathematical education of the young physicist [Albert Einstein] was not very solid, which I am in a good position to evaluate since he obtained it from me in Zurich some time ago." - Hermann Minkowski

"Honesty is the recognition of the fact that the unreal is unreal and can have no value, that neither love nor fame nor cash is a value if obtained by fraud." - Ayn Rand

"Through sources, we have obtained the following alien assessment of the human species: The male wants to be valued for what he pretends to be. The female wants to be overvalued for what she truly is." - Robert Breault

"A hundred castellanoes are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand." - Christopher Columbus

"Side note to parents: Anyone who thinks 'Dude, Where's My Car' is more appropriate for children than 'American Pie' because it obtained a PG-13 rating needs to stop trusting the MPAA." - James Berardinelli

"The Theory of Groups is a branch of mathematics in which one does something to something and then compares the result with the result obtained from doing the same thing to something else, or something else to the same thing." - James R Newman

"As a better knowledge of Nature was obtained, the sky was shown to be an illusionBut this did not take place without resistance. At first, the public, and particularly its religious portion, denounced the rising doubts as atheism." - John William Draper

"Things have to be made to happen in a way you want them to happen. Without management, without the intervention of organized willpower the desired result simply cannot be obtained." - Robert Heller

"I obtained confidential information in the same way government employees did, and I did it all without even touching a computer. ... I was so successful with this line of attack that I rarely had to go towards a technical attack." - Kevin Mitnick

"The vast carnival of cruelty called animal exploitation goes on and on-and it is all so needless, even counter-productive. There is already an adequate (often superior) non-animal substitute for virtually everything obtained by animal suffering and slaughter..." - H. Jay Dinshah

"The grounding in natural sciences which I obtained in the course of my medical studies, including preliminary examinations in botany, zoology, physics, and chemistry, was to become decisive in determining the trend of my literary work." - Johannes V. Jensen

"Flattery, though a base coin, is the necessary pocket money at court; where, by custom and consent, it has obtained such a currency that it is no longer a fraudulent, but a legal payment." - Lord Chesterfield

"Real knowledge, like every thing else of the highest value, is not to be obtained easily. It must be worked for, - studied for, - thought for, - and, more than all, it must be prayed for." - Thomas Arnold

"Extremes touch: he who wants no favors :from Fortune may be said to have obtained the very greatest that she can bestow, in realizing an independence which no changes can diminish." - Horace Smith

"In reality, in love there is a permanent suffering which joy neutralizes, renders virtual, delays, but which can at any moment become what it would have become long earlier if one had not obtained what one wanted, atrocious." - Marcel Proust

"Guido the plumber and Michelangelo obtained their marble from the same quarry, but what each saw in the marble made the difference between a nobleman's sink and a brilliant sculpture." - Rob Kall