Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
We carry with us the wonders we seek without us: there is all Africa and her prodigies in us.
Batter my heart, three-personed God; for You As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend.john donne
Those who seek education in the paths of duty are always deceived by the illusion that power in the hands of friends is an advantage to them.henry adams
"I may be permitted, like the doctors, to cure a greater evil by a less, for I shall not fall seriously in love with the young widow, I think, nor she with me - that's certain - but if I find a little pleasure in her society I may surely be allowed to seek it; and if the star of her divinity be bright enough to dim the lustre of Eliza's, so much the better, but I scarcely can think it."anne brontë
He who is running a race ought to endeavor and strive to the utmost of his ability to come off victor; but it is utterly wrong for him to trip up his competitor, or to push him aside. So in life it is not unfair for one to seek for himself what may accrue to his benefit; but it is not right to take it from another.chrysippus
Actually the action called a kiss represented nothing more for me than some place where my spirit could seek shelter.yukio mishima
It is a very hard undertaking to seek to please everybody.publilius syrus
If a symbol should be discovered in a painting of mine, it was not my intention. It is a result I did not seek. It is something that may be found afterwards, and which can be interepreted according to taste.marc chagall
I seek through comprehensive anticipatory design science and its reductions to physical practices to reform the environment instead of trying to reform humans, being intent thereby to accomplish prototyped capabilities of doing more with less... (1947)buckminster fuller
Stand aloof from your own opinions; they seek to lure you with an illusive certainty.henry s. haskins
Those who observe the nature of the Universe and the commandments of the Law, and know their purpose, see clearly God's mercy and truth in everything; they seek, therefore, that which the Creator intended to be the aim of man, viz., comprehension. Forced also by claims of the body, they seek that which is necessary for the preservation of the body, "bread to eat and garment to clothe," and this is very little; but they seek nothing superfluous; with very slight exertion man can obtain it, so long as he is contented with that which is indispensable.maimonides
We need examples of people who, leaving Heaven to decide whether they are to rise in the world, decide for themselves that they will be happy in it, and have resolved to seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity; making the first of possessions, self-possession; and honouring themselves in the harmless pride and calm pursuits of peace.john ruskin
Anarchism is in reality the ideal of political and social science , and also the ideal of religion . It is the ideal to which Jesus Christ looked forward. Christ founded no church , established no state, gave practically no laws , organized no government and set up no external authority , but he did seek to write on the hearts of men God 's law and make them self-legislating.
The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us, is to seek after our dead...They without us cannot be made perfect.
I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few.
Get into sympathy with Jesus. seek His presence, seek His help. And walking through the world in His company, you will be as balm in the bleakest weather, a benediction in the wildest scene.
The truth is, that these writings of mine were meant to protect the arguments of Parmenides against those who make fun of him and seek to show the many ridiculous and contradictory results which they suppose to follow from the affirmation of the one. My answer is addressed to the partisans of the many, whose attack I return with interest by retorting upon them that their hypothesis of the being of many, if carried out, appears to be still more ridiculous than the hypothesis of the being of one.Zeno of Elea
We seek no conquest. All we ask is to be left alone.
The cause which is blocking all progress today is the subtle scepticism which whispers in a million ears that things are not good enough to be worth improving. If the world is good we are revolutionaries , if the world is evil we must be conservatives . These essays, futile as they are considered as serious literature, are yet ethically sincere , since they seek to remind men that things must be loved first and improved afterwards.