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Preserving Quotes


"As Americans, preserving the best..." - Paul Robeson

"The world may need fixing, but it's worth preserving." - Rick Riordan

"So much of our future lies in preserving our past." - Peter Westbrook

"Nothing for preserving the body like having no heart." - Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

"Preserving the serious health condition is usually painful." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Stupidity is nature's favorite resource for preserving consistency of opinion." - Walter Bagehot

"Preserving the sweetness of proportion and expressing itself beyond expression." - Ben Jonson

"Preserving tradition has become a nice hobby, like stamp collecting." - Mason Cooley

"Life - a spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay." - Ambrose Bierce

"Only someone obsessed with sexual fidelity to an unhealthy degree places a higher value on preserving the ideal of monogamous marriage over preserving an actual marriage." - Dan Savage

"Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"For preserving peace of soul, it is also necessary to avoid judging others." - Nikolaj Velimirovic

"These atheist cultures were certainly diligent in preserving the relics of their saints." - Elizabeth Kostova

"It is the chief value of legend to mix up the centuries while preserving the sentiment." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"It is probable that the lemon is the most valuable of all fruit for preserving health." - Maud Grieve

"Libraries have always been humanities' way of preserving its collective wisdom" - Umberto Eco

"Preserving the health by too strict a regimen is a worrisome malady." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Preserving and protecting the state tobacco settlement funds is the nations Governors highest priority." - Mel Carnahan

"Its hard to exaggerate the importance of preserving the financial integrity of Social Security." - Bill Delahunt

"Living in a small town anywhere means preserving one's self behind a mask." - Doris Lessing

"Family connexions were always worth preserving, good company always worth seeking." - Jane Austen

"Self-preservation isn't worth it if you can't live with the self you're preserving" - David Levithan

"God's canopy is over you and will cover you at all times, preserving you from evil." - Smith Wigglesworth

"I have to determine whether the joy of craplets is worth preserving." - Howard Stringer

"Preserving power, rather than increasing it, is the main goal of states." - John Mearsheimer

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." - George Washington

"Preserving the health by too strict a regimen is a wearisome malady." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Preserving the health by too severe a rule is a wearisome malady." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Hi, I'm Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, wanting to say Congratulations, Canada, on preserving your national igloo." - Mike Huckabee

"China's limited military power is for the sake of preserving national sovereignty, security, and territorial integrity," - Li Zhaoxing

"She wanted to exist only as a conscious flower, prolonging and preserving herself" - F Scott Fitzgerald

"I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"Hi, I'm Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, wanting to say "Congratulations, Canada, on preserving your national igloo"." - Mike Huckabee

"The joy of writing. The power of preserving. Revenge of a mortal hand." - Wislawa Szymborska

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace." - George Washington

"We made a good start toward preserving recreational areas like the Chattahoochee River." - Roy Barnes

"Preserving and protecting the state tobacco settlement funds is the nation's Governors highest priority." - Mel Carnahan

"It's hard to exaggerate the importance of preserving the financial integrity of Social Security." - Bill Delahunt

"The public library system of the United States is worth preserving." - Henry Rollins

"This country, and the West Coast, especially, is bad at preserving any cultural legacy." - Esapekka Salonen

"In Japan, there is less a culture of preserving old buildings than in Europe." - Tadao Ando

"Preserving a river or a creek can bring a lot of revenue." - Jim Fowler

"This country, and the West Coast, especially, is bad at preserving any cultural legacy." - Esa-Pekka Salonen

"An important part of what the state does is preserving its history." - James R Thompson

"I've noticed that most people tend to go through life preserving their differences from others." - Sue Monk Kidd

"I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well." - George W Bush

"Memory and poetry go together, absolutely. It is a matter of preserving and of remembering things." - Lisel Mueller

"Every Christian should be both conservative and radical; conservative in preserving the faith and radical in applying it." - John Stott

"In the battle for preserving sound social and moral norms, many religious institutions can no longer be counted as allies." - William Bennett

"I'm all about kind of preserving hair and face, conditioning products and staying out of the sun." - Avril Lavigne

"By preserving over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination." - Christopher Columbus

"Radicalism itself ceases to be radical when absorbed mainly in preserving its control over a society or an economy." - Eric Hoffer

"The children despise their parents until the age of when they suddenly become just like them - thus preserving the system." - Quentin Tarantino

"Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties." - James Monroe

"The worst of charity is that the lives you are asked to preserve are not worth preserving." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What is more important for the world right now than preserving ways of living in balance with the earth?" - Daoud Hari

"People never remeber happiness with the care that they lavish on preserving every detail of their suffering." - Edward St Aubyn

"Not to be lost in idle admiration is the only sure means of making and preserving happiness." - Horace

"Memory: what wonders it performs in preserving and storing up things gone by - or rather, things that are" - Plutarch

"Freedom is not a self-preserving gift. It has to be earned, and it has to be protected." - Boyd K. Packer

"I'm a preservationist, I believe in preserving history intact, but I also enjoy the technological advances which have been made." - George Takei

"The more widely you can spread this notion of achieving ROI by preserving and improving ecosystems, the better." - Ramez Naam

"I am in favor of preserving the French habit of kissing ladies' hands - after all, one must start somewhere." - Sacha Guitry

"Preserving the 30-year prepayable fixed-rate mortgage - it's like the bedrock of the housing system - is critical." - Bill Ackman

"The common people have no history: persecuted by the present, they cannot think of preserving the memory of the past." - Jean Henri Fabre

"Whoever wants me to talk, I'll come over and tell them about the necessity of preserving the Everglades." - Marjory Stoneman Douglas

"I concentrate in my work on preserving and displaying the original flavor from each ingredient in a dish." - Alain Ducasse

"Preserving parks and open spaces is a winner because it doesn't need to be explained to everyday Americans." - Frank Luntz

"The more that voting is glorified as a panacea, the more lackadaisical people become about preserving their constitutional rights." - James Bovard

"If you want to know whether you have written anything worth preserving, sing it to yourself without any accompaniment." - Joseph Haydn

"Careers, children and homemaking all come above preserving your appearance. Self-preservation is at the bottom of the scale." - Trinny Woodall

"So I'm going to go on and work on preserving the ozone layer, encouraging everyone to recycle." - Dean Stockwell

"Basically, I think 21st century conservation is moving toward preserving ecosystems by dealing with the needs of people." - Edward Norton

"Success follows those adept at preserving the substance of the past by clothing it in the forms of the future." - Dee Hock

"I am in favor of preserving the French habit of kissing the hands of ladies. After all one must start somewhere." - Sacha Guitry

"The only hope of preserving what is best, lies in the practice of an immense charity, a wide tolerance, a sincere respect for opinions that are not ours." - Philip Gilbert Hamerton

"If the institutions of parliamentary democracy are worth preserving, the duty to explain them to the people they are meant to serve becomes vitally important." - John Allen Fraser

"Without love of the land, conservation lacks meaning or purpose, for only in a deep and inherent feeling for the land can there be dedication in preserving it." - Sigurd F. Olson

"The tyrant always talks as if he's preserving the best interests of his people when he actually acts to undermine them." - Ramman Kenoun

"LIFE, n. A spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay. We live in daily apprehension of its loss; yet when lost it is not missed." - Ambrose Bierce

"Graphic designers are idea embalmers, loving undertakers preserving bits of data like to many butterflies pinned to felt in a jewel box." - Paul Saffo

"While other [military] alliances have been formed to win wars, our fundamental purpose is to prevent war while preserving and extending the frontiers of freedom." - Ronald Reagan

"The task of preserving and advancing the highest humanity, given to this earth by the benevolence of the Almighty, seems a truly high mission." - Adolf Hitler

"There is nothing left worth preserving in the notions of unseen powers, controlling human destiny, to which obedience and worship are due." - John Dewey

"Every piece of legislation which came to my desk in the coming years as the governor, I came down on the side of preserving the sanctity of life." - Mitt Romney

"A nation of ants, morose, frigid, and still preserving the same dread of happiness and joy as in the days of John Knox." - Max O'Rell

"Business is a means- the only means- to increase the quantity of goods available for preserving life and rendering it more agreeable." - Ludwig Von Mises

"As Americans, preserving the best of our traditions, we have the right- nay the duty-to fight for participation in the forward march of humanity" - Paul Robeson

"Nothing seems too high or low for the humorist; he is above honor, above faith, preserving sense in religion and sanity in life." - Sean O'Casey

"Conservatism has always meant more to me than simply sticking up for private property & free enterprise. It has also meant defending our heritage & preserving our values." - Gerald R Ford

"Those who had alleged that a million civilians were dying from sanctions were willing, nay eager, to keep those same murderous sanctions if it meant preserving Saddam!" - Christopher Hitchens

"Institutions too often focus their energy preserving the problem to which they are a solution than to innovate their way to success." - Josh Linkner

"The only way a man can remain consistent amid changing circumstances is to change with them while preserving the same dominating purpose." - Winston Churchill

"The aesthetic discussion of photography is dominated by the concept of time. Photographs appear as devices stopping time and preserving fragments of the past, like flies in amber." - Peter Wollen

"We collect books in the belief that we are preserving them when in fact it is the books that preserve their collector." - Walter Benjamin

"For most of the history of the American empire, government has been a tool for preserving and furthering the power and might of white male corporate elites ..." - Cornel West

"What we opprobriously call stupidity, though not an enlivening quality in common society, is nature's favorite resource for preserving steadiness of conduct and consistency of opinion." - Walter Bagehot

"I really feel incredibly fortunate to not be stereotyped. And it's something that I and my representatives are very keen on preserving." - Corey Stoll

"[S]aving lives is more important than preserving the quality of life. Quality of life is always amenable to improvement. Death is permanent." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"By focusing on teaching businesses about the ROI they can achieve by preserving and investing in nature, you're expanding the scope of the impact you can have." - Ramez Naam

"Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other." - Samuel Johnson

"We believe not just that our people are different from others, but that such genuine diversity is worth preserving. It is not a matter of 'superiority' or 'inferiority'." - Nicholas John Griffin

"Poetry isn't an efficient tool for preserving experience, any more than it's an efficient mode of communication, but who says that it should be efficient?" - James Arthur

"To Lawren Harris art was almost a mission. He believed that a country which ignored the arts left no record of itself worth preserving." - A. Y. Jackson

"All the vital mechanisms, varied as they are, have only one object, that of preserving constant the conditions of life in the internal environment." - Claude Bernard

"Tape is wonderful at preserving evidence - fingerprints, hairs, fibers. Tape preserves this, especially on the sticky side, even if the body's been out there for a year." - Michael Baden

"[C]ourage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other." - Samuel Johnson

"If there is one thing in this wonderful world of ours that is worth preserving, defending, and promoting, it is the White Race." - Ben Klassen

"In the 2000s, I became an artist. I started preserving and educating. I became more obsessed with making iPod playlists for people." - Questlove

"Speaking as a builder, if you start something, you must have a vision of the thing which arises from your instinct about preserving and enhancing what is there." - Christopher Alexander

"I am not interested in the afterlife. Religion is supposed to be about losing your ego, not preserving it eternally in optimum conditions." - Karen Armstrong

"I believe keeping our promises should be our highest priority and that means saving Social Security and Medicare while preserving the American dream for our children and grandchildren." - Tom Coburn

"What you want is to rev up your metabolism so that you are burning fat and calories, not preserving fat and calories." - Kathy Freston

"People of all political persuasions - conservatives, moderates, and liberals alike - need to dedicate themselves once again to preserving the moral foundation of our society." - Tipper Gore

"In my humble opinion, preserving racial purity isn't a worthwhile goal. You should be able to date whomever, whenever, wherever without the threat of a backlash." - Candace Kita

"True, Putin's Russia does not dream of joining the E.U., but Russia's stability depends on preserving the European nature of its regime." - Ivan Krastev

"The events of my life are too unimportant, and have too little interest for any person not of my immediate family, to render them worth communicating or preserving." - John Marshall

"Memory is the most malicious cutter of all, preserving, recasting, panning in slow motion across the awful bits so that we retain every detail." - Colson Whitehead

"We must continue to be diligent in protecting Americans' civil liberties while preserving critical law enforcement tools we need to keep America safe." - Debbie Stabenow

"I am working hard to provide solutions to meet a most pressing goal: preserving our way of life for our kids and grandkids." - Mike Pompeo

"Though the terror of the sea gives to none security, in the secret of the shell. Self preserving we may dwell." - Muhammad Iqbal

"I know in this time of great technological advancement, the idea of reading a book seems almost anachronistic, but I think it's worth preserving." - Garth Stein

"Politics are about preserving relationships at the end of the day, and it has nothing to do with the greater good for humanity. It's just all about business." - William

"I am just trying to be a good, protective mother. I want to give Bertie as normal a childhood as possible while preserving his privacy." - Kate Bush

"When the Word is stored in the heart, the individual finds it a wonderful power in preserving him from outbreaking sin." - Eric Christian Olsen

"Preserving that privacy between a writer and the work is important. You have to shut out all those voices that have reacted to your work." - Susan Minot

"Of course, Mississippi participates in federal matching programs for everything from preserving the post-Civil War home of Jefferson Davis to beaver control." - Ronnie Musgrove

"For better or worse, I've always tried to march to my own drum and tell it like it is, while preserving some integrity and style. God, I'm fabulous!" - Michael Musto

"We need to go inward instead of outward, and learn to trust our own inner guide, preserving our identity and finding the answers from within." - Jane Fulton Alt

"It is simply not part of my culture to preserve notes. I have never heard of a writer preserving his early drafts." - Naguib Mahfouz

"We can build new housing while preserving the quality and character of adjacent residential districts and ensuring infill development strengthens the surrounding neighborhood." - Gavin Newsom

"I think all of us could insist on preserving the truth and preserving the peace. We could insist that political candidates tell the truth about controversial issues. And secondly, we should be sure to encourage our political leaders, after they're elected, to preserve the peace." - Jimmy Carter

"According to classical utilitarianism, the only intrinsic good is happiness; the only intrinsic bad is pain. That implies no intrinsic value in preserving nature, that preserving an endangered plant is valuable only if it benefits humans or other animals. Intuitively, that seems wrong but perhaps I shouldn't trust my intuition here." - Peter Singer

"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

"courage isn't simply a matter of leading charges: sometimes it consists in speaking up, sometimes in stoic silence, sometimes in forging ahead, sometimes in circumspection, and sometimes in nothing less than preserving our own humanity." - Elizabeth Samet

"Most Internet business theorists are really looking at preserving the necks of giant, Fortune 500 companies, rather than promoting the digital, peer-to-peer economy that actually wants to happen." - Douglas Rushkoff

"Conservation is key to preserving many of the worlds natural beauty spots, so do your best to help by keeping to designated footpaths and being a discerning souvenir collector." - Sheherazade Goldsmith

"I've heard a hundred different variations of instances of unadulterated female victimhood, yet the silence of the feminists is deafening. Where two pieties-feminism and multi-culturalism-come into conflict, the only way of preserving both is an indecent silence." - Theodore Dalrymple

"The worries that are the burden of which the privileged person makes an excuse in dealing with the oppressed person are in fact the worries about preserving his privileged condition." - Franz Kafka

"American cultural institutions seem so bent on preserving the values of "Western civilization," the mythical "Whitetown," that welearn about one another's cultures the same way we learn about sex: in the streets." - Ishmael Reed

"My wife, who does not like journalizing, said it was leaving myself embowelled to posterity-a good strong figure. But I think itis rather leaving myself embalmed. It is certainly preserving myself." - James Boswell

"The great challenge of the twenty-first century is to raise people everywhere to a decent standard of living while preserving as much of the rest of life as possible." - E O Wilson

"Animism characterizes tribes very low in the scale of humanity, and thence ascends, deeply modified in its transmission, but from first to last preserving an unbroken continuity, into the midst of high modern culture." - Edward Burnett Tylor

"From the practical point of view, the susceptibility to infection of the guinea pig proved to be the most useful step forward. Today, all laboratories use this animal for preserving the virus." - Charles Jules Henry Nicole

"No matter how grouchy you're feeling, You'll find the smile more or less healing. It grows in a wreath All around the front teeth - Thus preserving the face from congealing." - Anthony Euwer

"The chief aim of education is to show you, after you make a livelihood, how to enjoy living; and you can live longest and best and most rewardingly by attaining and preserving the happiness of learning." - Gilbert Highet

"Among the many interesting objects which will engage your attention that of providing for the common defense will merit particular regard. To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." - George Washington

"I'm an activist and I come from a very socialist background. For me, my thinking was formed by great thought leaders. And wealth preserving wasn't part of my thinking." - Anita Roddick

"If Lincoln's primary goal in the War was not the abolition of slavery but simply to preserve the Union, the question arises: Why did the Union need preserving? Or, more pointedly, why did the Southern states want to secede?" - G. Edward Griffin

"Time was when I despised the body: But then I saw the God within. The Body I realized is the Lord's temple; And so I began preserving it with care infinite." - Tirumular



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