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"You may think that all your happiness depends upon obtaining one particular thing in life; later on, you praise the Lord that you didn't get it." - Florence Scovel Shinn

"Again, like I said, my life has been about being fascinated by objects and the stories that they tell, and also making them for myself, obtaining them, appreciating them and diving into them." - Adam Savage

"By obtaining a sense of its place in the unfolding drama of life, set in an ecological theatre, so we can understand why it has become one of the leading players." - Simon Conway Morris

"Drawing is a means of obtaining and communicating knowledge" - John Ruskin

"Habits grow from obtaining knowledge, attitude and skills." - Bill Capodagli

"I don't need someone else's power. I'm obtaining my own." - Megan Fox

"Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility." - Ambrose Bierce

"Life cannot have had a random beginning. ... The trouble is that there are about two thousand enzymes, and the chance of obtaining them all in a random trial is only one part in 10 to the 40,000 power, an outrageously small probability that could not be faced even if the whole universe consisted of organic soup." - Fred Hoyle

"All men are created equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing the obtaining of happiness and safety." - George Mason

"Ladies, we must remind ourselves that the weapon of the vote will be for us, just as it is for man, the only means of obtaining the reforms we desire. As long as we remain excluded from civic life, men will attend to their own interests rather than to our." - Hubertine Auclert

"Women deluded by these sentiments, sometimes boast of their weakness, cunningly obtaining power by playing on the weakness of men; and they may well glory in their illicit sway, for, like Turkish bashaws, they have more real power than their masters: but virtue is sacrificed to temporary gratifications, and the respectability of life to the triumph of an hour." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety." - George Mason

"Life cannot have had a random beginning... The trouble is that there are about two thousand enzymes, and the chance of obtaining them all in a random trial is only one part in 1040,000, an outrageously small probability that could not be faced even if the whole universe consisted of organic soup." - Fred Hoyle

"I understand regicide as a means of obtaining vengeance for the ruin of our lives, but regicide as a means of obtaining political freedom I could never understand." - Peter Kropotkin

"If desire causes suffering, it may be because we do not desire wisely, or that we are inexpert at obtaining what we desire. Instead of hiding our heads in a prayer cloth and building walls against temptation, why not get better at fulfilling desire? Salvation is for the feeble, that's what I think. I don't want salvation, I want life, all of life, the miserable as well as the superb." - Tom Robbins

"The way to secure success is to be more anxious about obtaining than about deserving it." - William Hazlitt

"If there is not Hell, a good many preachers are obtaining money under false pretenses." - Billy Sunday

"Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility." - Ambrose Bierce

"If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it." - Brendan Francis

"Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession, but about securing a portal." - Laura Miller

"Misers mistake gold for their good; whereas it is only the means of obtaining it." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"There has never been anything worth obtaining without grief, or suffering, and disappointment." - Henry Flagler

"The NRA is right...handgun controls do little to stop criminals from obtaining handguns." - Josh Sugarmann

"Privacy laws are our biggest impediment to us obtaining our objectives." - Michael Eisner

"No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it." - John Adams

"The United States will do what we must to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon." - Barack Obama

"Love of Mary and devotion to her are a sure sign of obtaining eternal salvation." - Bernard Of Clairvaux

"Joy is obtaining a big, loving, caring shut-knit household in yet another town." - George Burns

"A little evil is often necessary for obtaining a great good." - Voltaire

"If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it." - Brendan Behan

"Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to obtaining further wealth." - Alfred Marshall

"If there is no hell, a good many preachers are obtaining money under false pretenses." - Billy Sunday

"[A]ll power is originally vested in, and consequently derived from, the people. That government is instituted and ought to be exercised for the benefit of the people; which consists in the enjoyment of life and liberty and the right of acquiring property, and generally of pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety. That the people have an indubitable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to reform or change their government whenever it be found adverse or inadequate to the purpose of its institution." - James Madison

"Being thus prepared for us in all ways, and made beautiful, and good for food, and for building, and for instruments of our hands, this race of plants, deserving boundless affection and admiration from us, becomes, in proportion to their obtaining it, a nearly perfect test of our being in right temper of mind and way of life; so that no one can be far wrong in either who loves trees enough, and everyone is assuredly wrong in both who does not love them, if his life has brought them in his way." - John Ruskin

"Humor is a means of obtaining pleasure in spite of the distressing effects that interface with it." - Sigmund Freud

"Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want." - Shams Tabrizi

"There is only one way of attaining liberation and of obtaining the omniscience of enlightenment: following an authentic spiritual master." - Sogyal Rinpoche

"Christians are directed to have faith in Christ, as the effectual means of obtaining the change they desire." - Benjamin Franklin

"Our focus is and should be on the leakers, not those that are obtaining it as part of legitimate newsgathering." - James Comey

"My books are always about someone obtaining a power to replace the previous sort of power that they held." - Chuck Palahniuk

"The complaint of bad pay, and difficulty in obtaining it, is almost generally reiterated through every department of education." - Joseph Lancaster

"But a little milk, butter and cheese are acceptable because no harm is done in obtaining them." - Sathya Sai Baba

"In order not to be astonished at obtaining victories, one ought not to think only of defeats." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if-and mark well what I say-if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins." - Louis de Montfort

"The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the completion of almost every wish is found a disappointment." - Samuel Johnson

"Mathematics is an interesting intellectual sport but it should not be allowed to stand in the way of obtaining sensible information about physical processes." - Richard Hamming

"May the Mother of Jesus and our Mother, always smile on your spirit, obtaining for it, from her Most Holy Son, every heavenly blessing." - Pio of Pietrelcina

"Because of our sacred regard for each human intellect, we consider the obtaining of an education to be a religious responsibility." - Russell M Nelson

"In every branch of knowledge the progress is proportional to the amount of facts on which to build, and therefore to the facility of obtaining data." - James Clerk Maxwell

"It (land value taxation) guarantees that no one dispossess fellow citizens by obtaining a disproportionate share of what nature provides for humanity." - William Vickrey

"My service solidified my respect for our freedom, and the struggle to preserve it. I know the cost of obtaining freedom, keeping it and the value of it." - Brad Wenstrup

"We must not be contented however with praying, without exerting ourselves in the use of means for the obtaining of those things we pray for." - William Carey

"There is nothing to fear from truth....Being truthful is essential to being an independent thinker and obtaining greater understanding of what is right." - Ray Dalio

"If, after obtaining Buddhahood, anyone in my land gets tossed in jail on a vagrancy rap, may I not attain highest perfect enlightenment." - Gary Snyder

"Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it." - Henry David Thoreau

"I never did anything, great or small, without obtaining in advance express instructions from Adolf Hitler or any of my superiors." - Adolf Eichmann

"People prone to joyful anticipation, skilled at obtaining pleasure from looking forward and imagining future happy events, are especially likely to be optimistic and to experience intense emotions." - Sonja Lyubomirsky

"What sort of a brain-dead idiot does it take to actually believe that gun laws will prevent criminals from obtaining and carrying guns?" - Neal Boortz

"But the desire of obtaining the advantages, and of escaping the burdens, of political society, is a perpetual and inexhaustible source of discord." - Edward Gibbon

"It is not true that I contemplated going to London or obtaining a visa. The purpose of such rumours is to tarnish [my reputation]." - Osama Bin Laden

"Conceiving God to be the fountain of wisdom, I thought it right and necessary to solicit his assistance for obtaining it." - Benjamin Franklin

"If, after obtaining Buddhahood, anyone in my land gets tossed in jail on a vagrancy rap, may I not attain highest perfect enlightenment." - Gary Snyder

"The severity of penalties is only a vain resource, invented by little minds in order to substitute terror for that respect which they have no means of obtaining." - Henri Rousseau

"The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion." - Ken Calvert

"Because government has tremendous power, it attracts people who are eager to game the system, obtaining by force of law what they could never achieve through consensus." - William A Dembski

"Expanding background checks will help create a uniform standard for all gun purchases and prevent criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from obtaining powerful weapons." - Gabrielle Giffords

"High finance isn't burglary or obtaining money by false pretenses, but rather a judicious selection from the best features of those fine arts." - Finley Peter Dunne

"The Affordable Care Act's requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax." - John Roberts

"Owing to the difficulty of obtaining horses, Mr. Henry returns from this place. In descending the Mississippi I will request him to pay his respects to you." - Zebulon Pike

"Not graduating high school on time leads to fewer chances of attending college and obtaining good paying jobs, and creates instead higher chances of incarceration and unemployment." - Al Sharpton

"The president overstepped his authority when he asked the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans' international phone calls without obtaining a warrant." - Sherrod Brown

"Our first object is... the obtaining of sovereignty, assured by international law, over a portion of the globe sufficiently large to satisfy our just requirements." - Theodor Herzl

"Life delights in life." - William Blake

"Life attracts life." - Paulo Coelho

"There is another method of obtaining money... It does not presuppose the existence of accumulated results of previous development, and hence may be considered as the only one which is available in strict logic. This method of obtaining money is the creation of purchasing power by banks. The form it takes is immaterial." - Joseph A Schumpeter

"I always received much more satisfaction as a defense attorney in obtaining an acquittal for a client than I ever have as a D.A. in obtaining a conviction. All my interests and sympathies tend to be on the side of the individual as opposed to the state." - Jim Garrison

"The fact that women are very young in obtaining their civil rights and African-Americans are young in obtaining their civil rights, I think it's about time that we extend that to all Americans, whether straight, gay, purple, green, black, brown." - Octavia Spencer

"Life - life - let there be life!" - William Ernest Henley

"Life alone can rekindle life." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Life eats life to live." - Dejan Stojanovic

"PALMISTRY, n. The 947th method . . . of obtaining money by false pretences [by] "reading character" in the wrinkles [of] the hand. The pretence is not altogether false. . . for the wrinkles in every hand submitted plainly spell the word "dupe."" - Ambrose Bierce

"After all, for mankind as a whole there are no exports. We did not start developing by obtaining foreign exchange from Mars or the moon. Mankind is a closed society." - E F Schumacher

"Success by the laws of competition signifies a victory over others by obtaining the direction and profits of their work. This is the real source of all great riches." - John Ruskin

"We must remind our politicians that we expect them to speak honestly and to be concerned about real issues, and not simply with the obtaining or retaining of power." - Davis McCaughey

"The genius writer was correct. In obtaining freedom, man suddenly understands that he has shouldered a heavy burden, because freedom involves responsibility. A person must make decisions himself and himself answer for them." - Alexander Lukashenko

"One interesting thing about greed is that although the underlying motive is to seek satisfaction, the irony is that even after obtaining the object of your desire you are still not satisfied. The true antidote of greed is contentment." - Dalai Lama

"It requires but little acquaintance with the heart to know that woman's first wish is to be handsome; and that, consequently, the readiest method of obtaining her kindness is to praise her beauty." - Samuel Johnson

"Fame is not won on downy plumes nor under canopies; the man who consumes his days without obtaining it leaves such mark of himself on earth as smoke in air or foam on water." - Dante Alighieri

"Great minds had rather deserve contemporaneous applause without obtaining it, than obtain without deserving it. If it follow them it is well, but they will not deviate to follow it." - Charles Caleb Colton

"... A power of obtaining veracity in the representation of material and tangible things, which, within certain limits and conditions, is unimpeachable, has now been placed in the hands of all men, almost without labour. (1853)" - John Ruskin

"Integration is the method toward obtaining that goal. And what he Negro leader has done is gotten himself wrapped up in the method and has forgotten what the goal is." - Malcolm X

"Leaders are not modest, and more importantly, the extensive social science research on narcissism, self-promotion, and similar constructs shows that these qualities and behaviors are useful for getting hired, achieving promotions, keeping one's job, and obtaining a higher salary." - Jeffrey Pfeffer

"There is a certain imperiousness, in the manner of speaking and in actions, which makes itself felt everywhere, and soon wins attention and respect. This commanding quality is useful in all affairs, and even for obtaining what we ask for." - Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de ...

"People nowadays have such high hopes of America and the political conditions obtaining there that one might say the desires, at least the secret desires, of all enlightened Europeans are deflected to the west, like our magnetic needles." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"The first of all laws is to respect the laws: the severity of penalties is only a vain resource, invented by little minds in order to substitute terror for that respect which they have no means of obtaining." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it. He will make one man ungrateful, and a hundred men his enemies, for every office he can bestow." - John Adams

"[I]t is difficult to picture the great Creator conceiving of a program of one creature (which He has made) using another living creature for purposes of experimentation. There must be other, less cruel ways of obtaining knowledge." - Adlai Stevenson I

"A man, as a man, could arrive at all the dignity that a man was capable of obtaining or receiving; but it needed a God to raise him to the dignity of a God." - John Taylor

"First the amendment of their own minds. For the removal of the impediments of the mind will sooner clear the passages of fortune than the obtaining fortune will remove the impediments of the mind." - Francis Bacon

"Youth enters the world with very happy prejudices in her own favour. She imagines herself not only certain of accomplishing every adventure, but of obtaining those rewards which the accomplishment may deserve." - Samuel Johnson

"Consular offices make no attempt to determine whether the person obtaining the card is legally in the United States. In fact, the only people who need these cards are illegal immigrants, criminals and terrorists. Consular cards also are easily forged." - Elton Gallegly

"After taking my B.A. degree in 1939 I remained at the University for a further year to take an advanced course in Biochemistry, and surprised myself and my teachers by obtaining a first class examination result." - Frederick Sanger

"The Internet has introduced an enormously accessible and egalitarian platform for creating, sharing and obtaining information on a global scale. As a result, we have new ways to allow people to exercise their human and civil rights." - Vint Cerf

"There is a direct relationship between how we feel about Jesus Christ and how we see ourselves. We cannot increase our devotion to the Savior without also obtaining a greater sense of purpose, identity, and conviction." - Sheri L Dew

"One succeeds in obtaining an equivalent production at a lower price by improving the arts, trades and agriculture and by developing the physical and moral qualities of workers, farmers and craftsmen." - Antoine Lavoisier

"Since it was too difficult to get into the Screen Actor's Guild in New York, I moved to Miami in 1982 and started a successful career as a television commercial actress, obtaining my SAG card there." - Donna Rice Hughes

"Were not this desire of fame very strong, the difficulty of obtaining it, and the danger of losing it when obtained, would be sufficient to deter a man from so vain a pursuit." - Joseph Addison

"I never thought I'd see the day when the U.S. government could listen in on phone conversations or read private mail without first obtaining a warrant from a court. That sounds more like something that happened in the Soviet Union." - Chellie Pingree

"The facility of obtaining food is beneficial in two ways to the owners of capital, it at the same time raises profits and increases the amount of consumable commodities." - David Ricardo

"Since it was too difficult to get into the Screen Actor's Guild in New York, I moved to Miami in 1982 and started a successful career as a television commercial actress, obtaining my SAG card there." - Donna Rice

"My hacking involved pretty much exploring computer systems and obtaining access to the source code of telecommunication systems and computer operating systems, because my goal was to learn all I can about security vulnerabilities within these systems." - Kevin Mitnick

"In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward." - Charles Babbage

"We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself." - Samuel Johnson

"The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy." - John F Kennedy

"The liberation of Iraq was part of a broader effort to seriously confront the greatest threat to world security: rogue states capable of obtaining long range weapons of mass destruction." - Armstrong Williams

"It does not appear to me to be open to question that there is in the soul of man a nature and an order obtaining in it as permanent and universal as in the material world." - George Edward Woodberry

"Self-love then does not constitute THIS or THAT to be our interest or good; but, our interest or good being constituted by nature and supposed, self-love only puts us upon obtaining and securing it." - Joseph Butler

"People nowadays have such high hopes of America and the political conditions obtaining there that one might say the desires, at least the secret desires, of all enlightened Europeans are deflected to the west, like our magnetic needles." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"It is impossible for our working people to maintain their full strength if they do not succeed in obtaining a sufficient supply of fat, allotted to them on a proper basis." - Paul Von Hindenburg

"Art is life, life is life, but to lead life artistically is the art of life." - Peter Altenberg

"Life is sacred. Life is art. Life is sacred art." - Gabrielle Roth

"All life is dying life - including the life of God." - Don Cupitt

"Blood for life. Life for life. Changeling justice." - Nalini Singh

"Life! Don't talk to me about life!" - Douglas Adams

"Life hath quicksands, Life hath snares!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"A busy life is a wasted life." - Francis Crick

"A shared life is a great life." - Casey Neistat

"Part of my life is saving life." - Dith Pran

"Life imitates art but art intimidates life." - Dana Gould

"While we wait for life, life passes" - Seneca the Younger

"A life without LOVE is' a life." - Rumi

"It's just life. You can't beat life." - Alice Munro

"It's just life. You can't beat life." - Alice Munro

"It's just life. You ca' beat life." - Alice Munro

"...life without coffee is not really life." - Michael O'Brien

"Life is weather. Life is meals," - James Salter

"Life without limbs? Or life without limits?" - Nick Vujicic

"A planned life is a dead life." - Lauren Bacall

"A life without LOVE isn't a life." - Rumi

"Life is weather. Life is meals," - James Salter

"The secret of life is more life." - David Zindell

"An exile's life is no life." - Leonidas of Tarentum

"You can buy life only with life." - Austin O'Malley

"Pain is life. Life is pain." - Katherine Applegate

"Life is life, and kind is kind" - Jack Kerouac

"The meaning of life is life." - Alan Alda

"Life creates conditions conducive to life." - Janine Benyus

"My private life is my private life." - Julie Gayet

"Why does life need evidence of life?" - Erica Jong

"Don't go through life, grow though life" - Eric Butterworth



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