The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
I love to lose myself in a mystery, to pursue my reason to an O altitudo!
There exists a great chasm between those, on one side, who relate everything to a single central vision ... and, on the other side, those who pursue many ends, often unrelated and even contradictory ... The first kind of intellectual and artistic personality belongs to the hedgehogs, the second to the foxes.isaiah berlin
Libertarianism is not libertinism or hedonism. It is not a claim that "people can do anything they want to, and nobody else can say anything." Rather, libertarianism proposes a society of liberty under law, in which individuals are free to pursue their own lives so long as they respect the equal rights of others. The rule of law means that individuals are governed by generally applicable and spontaneously developed legal rules, not by arbitrary commands; and that those rules should protect the freedom of individuals to pursue happiness in their own ways, not aim at any particular result or outcome.david boaz
"But to tell you the truth, Mr. Boarham, it is on my own account I principally object; so let us - drop the subject, for it is worse than useless to pursue it any further"anne brontë
I see the right, and I approve it too,Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue.samuel garth
...my advice to every student who is trying to make a decision for the years immediately after graduation: take the opportunity that in your mind is the most rewarding, that you are most passionate about and that you find most interesting and save the rest of your life for being risk averse. Whatever you want to do, this is the time to pursue it. Twenty years from now, your freedom to take risks will be limited.kenneth griffin
Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practised at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.
As drifting logs of wood may haply meetOn ocean's waters surging to and fro,And having met, drift once again apart,So, fleeting is the intercourse of men.E'en as a traveler meeting with the shadeOf some o'erhung tree, awhile reposes,Then leaves its shelter to pursue his ways,So men meet friends, then part with them for ever.
Science is a way to pursue one's sense of inquiry at the expense of the State.lev artsimovich
Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving to the citizen as much freedom of action and of being, as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.james fenimore cooper
'T is not for nothing that we life pursue; It pays our hopes with something still that's new.john dryden
Look round the habitable world: how few Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.john dryden
faith and reason “mutually support each other”; each influences the other, as they offer to each other a purifying critique and a stimulus to pursue the search for deeper understanding
Ye who listen with credulity to the whispers of fancy, and pursue with eagerness the phantoms of hope; who expect that age will perform the promises of youth, and that the deficiencies of the present day will be supplied by the morrow; attend to the history of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia.samuel johnson
Creative people, as I see them, are distinguished by the fact that they can live with anxiety, even though a high price may be paid in terms of insecurity, sensitivity, and defenselessness for the gift of the "divine madness" to borrow the term used by the classical Greeks. They do not run away from non-being, but by encountering and wrestling with it, force it to produce being. They knock on silence for an answering music; they pursue meaninglessness until they can force it to mean.rollo may
A people... who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages may achieve almost anything.george washington
Courageous and sacrificial men may use wrong methods or pursue unworthy ends.
Envy will merit as its shade pursue, But like a shadow proves the substance true.Alexander Pope
I see the right, and I approve it too, Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue.
Follow a shadow, it still flies you; Seem to fly it, it will pursue.Ben Jonson
That which especially distinguishes a high order of man from a low order of man, that which constitutes human goodness, human nobleness, is surely not the degree of enlightenment with which men pursue their own advantage; but it is self-forgetfulness; it is self-sacrifice; it is the disregard of personal pleasure, personal indulgence, personal advantage, remote or present, because some other line of conduct is more right.
Surely a few Armenians aided and abetted our enemy, and a few Armenian Deputies committed crimes against the Turkish nation... it is incumbent upon a government to pursue the guilty ones. Unfortunately, our wartime leaders, imbued with a spirit of brigandage, carried out the law of deportation in a manner that could surpass the proclivities of the most bloodthirsty bandits. They decided to exterminate the Armenians, and they did exterminate them.
Let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, Adventure.J. K. Rowling
If you ask for guidance, you shall have it; and if you pursue something, you shall find it.
If I knew What hoop should hold us staunch, from edge to edge O' the world I would pursue it.