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Seeking Recognition Quotes


"By the time Florence Nightingale got her neurotic hands on Cleopatra, she had been mangled beyond recognition by both history and literature." - Stacy Schiff

"The very idea of marriage is basic to recognition as equals in our society; any status short of that is inferior, unjust, and unconstitutional." - Ted Olson

"What kind of recognition do I deserve? I don't deserve any recognition." - Vincent D'Onofrio

"What kind of recognition do I deserve? I don't deserve any recognition." - Vincent Donofrio

"The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth." - Peter Abelard

"The social potential movement is on the threshold of a mass awakening, seeking to carry into society what individuals have learned spiritually and personally." - Barbara Marx Hubbard

"... For Dawkins, evolution is a battle among genes, each seeking to make more copies of itself. Bodies are merely the places where genes aggregate for a time ..." - Stephen Jay Gould

"When a man of forty falls in love with a girl of twenty, it isn't her youth he is seeking but his own." - Lenore Coffee

"They spend more time in analyzing, in collecting materials, and in hard thinking than on prayer, on seeking God's mind, and on waiting for the power from above." - Watchman Nee

"I think the classical music is on a dangerous downward slope, because it's not seeking strong enough resonance with its society." - Laurence Equilbey

"You need diplomacy and not slogans. This is the place for wisdom, the place for seeking windows that will take you to the objective." - Bill Vaughan

"Love in my heart is a cry forever Lost as the swallow's flight, Seeking for you and never, never Stilled by the stars at night" - Sara Teasdale

"Eventually we grow weary of seeking treasures outside ourselves and we begin to look within. There we discover that the gold we sought, we already are." - Alan Cohen

"You are that which you are seeking." - Brandon Bays

"Seeking out causes is a pastime of the mind. There is no duality of cause and effect. Everything is its own cause." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"When human beings meet together seeking the spirit with unity of purpose then they will also find their way to each other ..." - Rudolf Steiner

"If I were capable of assisting someone, I would do it in a manner that would cause the person seeking assistance to work, so he assists himself." - Ameen Rihani

"I proceeded in my national mission, seeking to pave the way for an understanding between His Majesty and the other ruling princes of Arabia." - Ameen Rihani

"You are seeking joy and peace in far-off places. But the spring of joy is in your heart. The haven of peace is in yourself." - Sathya Sai Baba

"The old wanderlust had gotten into his blood, the joy of the unbound life, the joy of seeking, of hoping without limit." - Upton Sinclair

"I must work harder to achieve my goal of not seeking approval from those whose approval I'm not even sure is important to me." - Lauren Graham

"True love is humble, thereby is it known; Girded for service, seeking not its own; Vaunts not itself, but speaks in self-dispraise." - Abraham Coles

"If you are seeking power and knowledge, you need to go to places that are healthy and happy and radiant. Avoid places that aren't." - Frederick Lenz

"Fervent seeking after God with the whole heart, without which no one can know Him, has always been the mark of His true followers." - Dave Hunt

"an artist is always seeking revelation." - Pearl S Buck

"Seeking revenge: what a lack of foresight." - Natalie Clifford Barney

"I believe that we cannot live better than in seeking to become better, nor more agreeably than having a clear conscience." - Socrates

"My advice to a young man seeking deathless fame would be to espouse an unpopular cause and devote his life to it." - Wendell Phillips

"By removing that which is petty and self-seeking, we bring forth all that is glorious and mindful of the whole." - Eknath Easwaran

"Practice the precept: find without seeking" - Robert Bresson

"Either we shall find what it is we are seeking or at least we shall free ourselves from the persuasion that we know what we do not know." - Plato

"A man seeking publicity works with the noise of voice; A man working for humanity seeks the silence of rejoice in life." - Anuj

"I'm seeking out a new way to live and if it's surfing, that's the way I'll do it. I'll be a surfer for the rest of my life." - Andy Warhol

"Sin creates the illusion of freedom. In the end it fools us into seeking freedom from God rather than finding freedom in God." - Erwin Mcmanus

"Seeking the invisible through the imagery of the visible, the Americans never can get quite all the way to the end of the American dream." - Lewis H Lapham

"You don't rest well as long as you're seeking vengeance. I feel sad justice wasn't done, but it's time to move on and sleep well." - James Cameron

"Spirituality means seeking experience. Not just belief." - Goswami Kriyananda

"Seeking you go astray seeking you go in dreams seeking you go somewhere else and truth is here. Seeking, you go then; and truth is NOW" - Rajneesh

"Let the seeking man reach a place where life and lips join to say continually, Be thou exalted, and a thousand minor problems will be solved at once." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"We have become a conservative country, despite our worldwide reputation for seeking novelty, in that we are unable to envisage alternative futures for ourselves." - David Riesman

"A man of humanity is one who, in seeking to establish himself, finds a foothold for others and who, desiring attainment for himself, helps others to attain." - Confucius

"Every one must form himself as a particular being, seeking, however, to attain that general idea of which all mankind are constituents." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Wives invariably flourish when deserted;... it is the deserting male, the reckless idealist rushing about the world seeking a non-existent felicity, who often ends in disaster." - William Mcfee

"His Honor drove southward seeking exotica, Down to the pueblo huts of New Mexico, Cut his teeth on turquoise harmonicas, Oh, Oh, Oh..." - Ezra Koenig

"Make your blade a water-seeking missle" - Christopher Allsopp

"A library is never complete. That's the joy of it. We are always seeking one more book to add to our collection." - Catherynne M Valente

"Think you, 'mid all this mighty sum Of things forever speaking. That nothing of itself will come, But we must still be seeking?" - William Wordsworth

"The story line of the Bible is the story line of God taking the initiative in seeking out a people who are His very own." - Alistair Begg

"Come seeking to know Him, and I promise you will find Him and see Him in His true character as the risen, redeeming Savior of the world." - Alexander B. Morrison

"They gave themselves up wholly to their sorrow, seeking increase of wretchedness in every reflection that could afford it, and resolved against ever admitting consolation in future." - Jane Austen

"The recovery of freedom is so splendid a thing that we must not shun even death when seeking to recover it." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Anyway, seeking work is a tad difficult given the poor design of the streets with their prohibitive curbs and driveways that don't quite line up." - Steve Martin

"Light seeking light doth light of light beguile: So, ere you find where light in darkness lies, Your light grows dark by losing of your eyes." - William Shakespeare

"The United States government has always been proud of the welcome it has extended to good men of every nation, seeking freedom and homes and bread." - John Muir

"What you seek is seeking you." - Rumi

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." - George Eliot

"More than this, even in those white men who professed religion we found much inconsistency of conduct. They spoke much of spiritual things, while seeking only the material." - Charles Eastman

"After an eternity of seeking the sudden threshold of seeing and finding leaves one filled with a strange paradox of ecstasy and grief. I was born to see." - Joy Page

"One can spend too much of one's life locked in stuffy rooms seeking out obscure truths, searching, researching, until one is too old to enjoy life." - Jimmy Sangster

"The things in my songs are the edited highlights of my life. I don't go seeking out strange sexual experiences every day of the week." - Jarvis Cocker

"We need to remain a nation that doesn't just welcome but that celebrates legal immigrants who come here seeking to pursue the American Dream." - Ted Cruz

"In commendably seeking to protect freedom of speech, we must not lower our defences against the evil of racial and religious intolerance." - Barry Ofarrell

"From the age of a teenager, I was always seeking something outside what the real world was. I had a yearning for meaning." - Alley Mills

"In terms of 'Saving Face,' I was inspired by the stories of survivors who didn't let their attacks stop them from pursuing justice and seeking treatment." - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

"The facade is the ego. It is motivated by our seeking love. The only reward is frustration, as it is only by loving that one finds love." - Lester Levenson

"I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself." - Emily Bronte

"Only one ship is seeking us, a black-Sailed unfamiliar, towing at her backA huge and birdless silence. In her wakeNo waters breed or break." - Philip Larkin

"Patience is seeking help only from Allah." - Dhul-Nun al-Misri

"I have gone through a period of seeking to understand what or how strong or what are the connections I have to God." - Peter Jennings

"Prayer doesn't just change things - it changes us. If we are diligent in seeking God, slowly and surely we become better people." - Joyce Meyer

"What we are seeking is the nexus of all possible worlds and states of mind, which is within us. The source of yin and yang is within you." - Frederick Lenz

"Seeking validation will keep you trapped. You don't need anyone or anything to approve of your worth. When you understand this you'll be free." - Unknown

"This group had a kind of dark glamour within the castle. They were a motley collection; a mixture of the weak seeking protection, the ambitious seeking some shared glory, and the thuggish gravitating toward a leader who could show them more refined forms of cruelty." - J K Rowling

"The good life for man is the life spent in seeking for the good life for man, and the virtues necessary for the seeking are those which will enable us to understand what more and what else the good life for man is." - Alasdair MacIntyre

"Seeking happiness, I passed many travelers headed in the opposite direction, seeking happiness." - Robert Breault

"Reagents are regarded as acting by virtue of a constitutional affinity either for electrons or for nuclei... the terms electrophilic (electron-seeking) and nucleophilic (nucleus-seeking) are suggested... and the organic molecule, in the activation necessary for reaction, is therefore required to develop at the seat of attack either a high or low electron density as the case may be." - Christopher Kelk Ingold

"Seeking happiness, I passed many travelers headed in the opposite direction, seeking happiness." - Robert Brault

"Pleasured equally In seeking as in finding, Each detail minding, Old Walt went seeking And finding." - Langston Hughes

"We add our voice ... to those who struggle for the recognition and protection for their rights and cultures, because to the extent that we respect our differences, we shall build a life with more justice." - Francisco Toledo

"Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company." - Zig Ziglar

"At one end of the continuum known as history are first-time events that have generated notable measures of public recognition due to either a positive or negative impact..." - Aberjhani

"We have to keep in mind at all times that we are not fighting for integration, nor are we fighting for separation. We are fighting for recognition as free humans in this society." - Malcolm X

"We must recognize the fundamental rights of man. There can be no true national life in our democracy unless we give unqualified recognition to freedom of religious worship and freedom of education." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Love is recognition, perhaps the highest form of it. You." - Mary McMullen

"The first step towards amendment is the recognition of error." - Seneca the Younger

"Victimless crimes are the lifeline of the RIGHT virus. And there is a growing recognition, even in official quarters, that victimless crimes should be removed from the books or subject to minimal penalties." - William S Burroughs

"Even the recognition of an individual whom we see every day is only possible as the result of an abstract idea of him formed by generalization from his appearances in the past." - James Frazer

"The raw beauty of Natalia Ginzburg's prose compels our gaze. First we look inward, with the shock of recognition inspired by all great writing, and then, inevitably, out at the shared world she evokes with such uncompromising clarity." - Hilma Wolitzer

"The beginning of all wisdom is recognition of facts." - Juho Kusti Paasikivi

"Television is the quickest form of recognition in the world." - Lucille Ball

"I did [Henrik] Ibsen and [Anton] Chekhov for years. Obviously I didn't get the kind of recognition I have now. Somebody once told me, "You ride the horse the direction it's going."" - Joe Manganiello

"Truth, 'tis supposed, may bear all lights; and one those principal lights or natural mediums by which things are to be viewed in order to a thorough recognition is ridicule itself." - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

"There's a moment of recognition. It's that white-light kind of stuff that just "works." I love that. And you know it when it happens, whether it's a movie, music, a building, a book." - Barbara Kruger

"The best laughs are on the recognition of truth." - Keith Johnstone

"Prayer is a recognition of the greatness of our God." - Timothy Keller

"A subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship . . . . [H]is master works for the means wherewith to purchase the idle wag of the Solomonic tail, seasoned with a look of tolerant recognition." - Ambrose Bierce

"I hate the title of being called 'the richest woman in India,' but it's the recognition that this was the value that I had created as a woman entrepreneur, and that makes me very, very proud." - Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

"The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity by contributing to the establishment of the kingdom of God, which can only be done by the recognition and profession of the truth by every man." - Leo Tolstoy

"The only thing that happens overnight is recognition. Not talent." - Carol Haney

"What I'm trying to do is create moments of recognition..." - Barbara Kruger

"I've tried to use the recognition as validation that I'm doing the kind of work that people are interested in and to feel that my work is a contribution." - Jerry Pinkney

"The recognition of confusion is itself a form of clarity." - T. K. V. Desikachar

"I'm pleased it turned out the way that it did, because I know lots of other people who did fantastic work and did not see this particular kind of recognition [like Emmy]." - Sterling K. Brown

"Sometimes I would get frustrated, I'd think, "You know, this is a good book, how come no one is paying attention to it?" So it's nice to have some recognition." - Paul Beatty

"The results were clear: the new environment inhibited recognition." - Elizabeth Loftus

"Enlightenment is but a recognition, not a change at all." - Marianne Williamson

"The European Union that emerges from the Eurozone crisis is going to be a very different body. It will be transformed perhaps beyond recognition by the measures needed to save the Eurozone." - David Cameron

"To live and let live, without clamour for distinction or recognition;... to write truth first on the tablet of one's own heart - this is the sanity and perfection of living, and my human ideal." - Mary Baker Eddy

"A basic rule for managers is 'Pass the pride down.' People like to create when they can earn recognition for their ideas. When a good idea surfaces, the creator's immediate superiors should show prompt appreciation." - James L. Hayes

"The recognition of sin is the beginning of salvation" - Martin Luther

"It's hard to get recognition when your team is losing." - Gilbert Arenas

"An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness." - Clara Barton

"We have the duty of formulating, of summarizing, and of communicating our conclusions, in intelligible form, in recognition of the right of other free minds to utilize them in making their own decisions." - Ronald Fisher

"Even the recognition of an individual whom we see every day is only possible as the result of an abstract idea of him formed by generalization from his appearances in the past." - James G Frazer

"I waited and worked, and watched the inferior exalted for nearly thirty years; and when recognition came at last, it was too late to alter events, or to make a difference in living." - Ellen Glasgow

"There is a growing recognition about China as a power in the ascent, and there is a question out there about what China will do with their new ascension." - Richard Armitage

"For it goes without saying that this great recognition at this time will aid tremendously our efforts to find the necessarily large funds for the next voyage of exploration farther into the depths of the atom." - Ernest Lawrence

"I hate the title of being called 'the richest woman in India,' but it's the recognition that this was the value that I had created as a woman entrepreneur, and that makes me very, very proud." - Kiran Mazumdarshaw

"Experience tells us that whereas that degree of recognition can happen for one or two actors, for the vast majority it doesn't, so what matters is to try and be a better actor." - Richard Mccabe

"The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition." - Henry Miller

"Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves." - Ambrose Bierce

"The eureka of playing a game on a home television set is one thing, but to put that thought together with the recognition of the business element is another." - Ralph Baer

"The particular features of the photographic method of detecting atomic particles enabled us to establish the existence of transient forms of matter which had escaped recognition by other methods." - C. F. Powell

"I usually have an immediate recognition of the potential image, and I have found that too much concern about matters such as conventional composition may take the edge off the first inclusive reaction." - Ansel Adams

"Graffiti is a pathetic attempt at anonymous recognition." - Randall Dale Adams

"However saying that I totally support the concept of civil partnerships in the eyes of the law, and think it a disgrace that same sex couples have had to wait so long for legal rights, protection and recognition." - Adam Rickitt

"Most painters want recognition, especially by their peers." - Bob Ross

"But you answer, that the Constitution recognizes property in slaves. It would be sufficient, then, to reply, that this constitutional recognition must be void, because it is repugnant to the law of nature and of nations." - William H Seward

"Creativity and insight almost always involve an experience of acute pattern recognition: the eureka moment in which we perceive the interconnection between disparate concepts or ideas to reveal something new." - Jason Silva

"I don't really think about recognition; I'm not really involved." - Skrillex

"If I'm a content creator, and I get recognition for my work, that's going to motivate me to spend even more time on my next production and make it even better." - Nick Woodman

"Man shall find his anchorage in self-recognition." - Louis Sullivan

"The earliest sensation at the onset of illness, often preceding the recognition of identifiable symptoms, is apprehension. Something has gone wrong, and a glimpse of mortality shifts somewhere deep in the mind. It is the most ancient of our fears." - Lewis Thomas

"There's a moment of recognition. It's that white-light kind of stuff that just 'works.' I love that. And you know it when it happens, whether it's a movie, music, a building, a book." - Barbara Kruger

"I believe the Palestinians have never indicated a willingness to meet our minimum requirements, which are recognition of Israel's permanence and legitimacy as a Jewish state and end of claims and end of conflict." - Michael Oren

"It was the Lord's love and my recognition of His presence in my life that made me realize how important it was to give Him the glory and be there for Him." - Tony Orlando

"I am a believer in the adage - performance leads to recognition, recognition leads to respect and respect leads to power." - N. R. Narayana Murthy

"The important thing is that over time, scientific progress transforms things that used to have to be dealt with in a problem-solving mode down to the pattern-recognition space; and from pattern recognition into the rules-based mode. This is the mechanism by which less-trained people are enabled to do more sophisticated things. This is always the way disruption happens. It enables a larger population of less-experienced people to do more sophisticated things." - Clayton Christensen

"Every behavior is driven by one of three Core Motivators: seeking pleasure and avoiding pain; seeking hope and avoiding fear; seeking social acceptance while avoiding social rejection.
" - Hooked

"To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it: the pains of power are real, its pleasures imaginary." - Charles Caleb Colton

"You might be anything. You might be having any organization, you might be having any position in life, you might be any great personality, makes no difference to God. What is important is that: are you seeking?" - Nirmala Srivastava

"People may excite in themselves a glow of compassion, not by toasting their feet at the fire, and saying: "Lord, teach me compassion," but by going and seeking an object that requires compassion." - Henry Ward Beecher

"We have long been seeking a different kind of evolutionary process and have now found one; namely, the change within the pattern of the chromosomes. ... The neo-Darwinian theory of the geneticists is no longer tenable." - Richard Goldschmidt

"CONFIDENCE BOOSTER: Take pride in the things that make you stand out. Realize that you're better served by being authentic to yourself than by seeking out short-term praise from someone else." - Robin Meade

"Without God man has no reference point to define himself. 20th century philosophy manifests the chaos of man seeking to understand himself as a creature with dignity while having no reference point for that dignity." - R C Sproul

"In spite of the honestest efforts to annihilate my I-ity, or merge it in what the world doubtless considers my better half, I still find myself a self-subsisting and alas! self-seeking me." - Jane Welsh Carlyle

"Love is swift, sincere, pious, joyful, generous, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, courageous, and never seeking its own; for wheresoever a person seeketh his own, there he falleth from love...." - Thomas A Kempis

"Every rose is an autograph from the hand of the Almighty God on this world about us. He has inscribed His thoughts in these marvelous hieroglyphics which sense and science have been these many thousand years seeking to understand." - Theodore Parker

"I've published several virtually invisible novels and several dozen even more invisible short stories over the years, all of which give me joy - unlike the cumulative experience of seeking publishers for them!" - Scott Bradfield

"A need is life seeking expression within us." - Marshall B. Rosenberg



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