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Pragmatic quote : Practical as opposed to idealistic

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We need a government that is what we are at our best. Smart, efficient, pragmatic and compassionate.-Deval Patrick

 

urpose of this study is to offer a logical, practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God from a purely scientific perspective.-John Clayton

 

Thought’s a luxury. Do you think the peasant sits and thinks of God and Democracy when he gets inside his mud hut at night?.-Graham Greene

 

To be a saint or a man of too good a nature in today’s pragmatic world, with everyone out to get the other fellow, was equivalent to being a fool, wasn’t it?.-Shūsaku Endō

 

An outree explanation, violating all our preconceptions, would never pass for a true account of a novelty. We should scratch round industriously till we found something less excentric.- William James

 

But then with me the horrid doubt always arises whether the convictions of man’s mind, which has been developed from the mind of the lower animals, are of any value or at all trustworthy.- Charles Darwin

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Polemical quote : An aggressive controversialist

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We’ve heard a lot in recent polemic about how to win the fight for the corner office. But pushing up against a glass ceiling is practically a luxury when you consider the millions of women who can feel the floor dropping beneath their feet.-Tina Brown

 

The Eisenhower Memorial competition and project have stirred a remarkable polemic, the center of which is not President Eisenhower or Washington, D.C. but Mr. Gehry and the values he promulgates.-Leon Krier

 

All my films have some kind of statement about something – but I have to coat it with entertainment to make it palatable. Otherwise it becomes a polemic, and people don’t want to see it. If you’re trying to get a message out to people, you’ve got to entertain them at the same time.-Larry Cohen

 

Any work of architecture that has with it some discussion, some polemic, I think is good. It shows that people are interested, people are involved.-Richard Meier

 

Even a polemic has some justification if one considers that my own first poetic experiments began during a dictatorship and mark the origin of the Hermetic movement.-Salvatore Quasimodo
 

 

No doubt one may quote history to support any cause, as the devil quotes scripture; but modern history is not a very satisfactory side-arm in political polemics; it grows less and less so.-Learned Hand

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Malevolence Quotes : Productive of harm or evil.

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Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire. It is malevolent, destructive and expanding. It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II.-Barbara Amiel

 

All the dark, malevolent Passions of the Soul are roused and exerted; its mild and amiable affections are suppressed; and with them, virtuous Principles are laid prostrate.-Charles Inglis

 

Sometimes great power brings out the worst in us, and unfortunately, it isn’t until people are given it that we see the true shades of their character.-Barbara Kloss

 

Mankind, not womankind, has slaughtered more humans in the name of God and Religion than for any other reason.-Abhijit Naskar

 

The fury of a demon instantly possessed me. I knew myself no longer. My original soul seemed, at once, to take its flight from my body; and a more than fiendish malevolence, gin-nurtured, thrilled every fibre of my frame.-Edgar Allan Poe

 

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.-Albert Camus

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Procrastinate quote : To defer action

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My life is a monument to procrastination, to the art of putting things off until later, or much later, or possibly never.-Craig Brown

 

Imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you.-Hilary Mantel

 

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.-Napoleon Hill

 

One of the great challenges of our age, in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure, is to figure out how to make more useful those moments of procrastination when we’re idling in front of our computer screens.-Joshua Foer

 

Prudence is not hesitation, procrastination, or moderation. It is not driving in the middle of the road. It is not the way of ambivalence, indecision, or safety.-John Ortberg

 

A good procrastination should feel like you’re inserting lots and lots of commas into the sentence of your life.-Ze Frank

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Innocence quote : A lack of knowledge or understanding.

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Remorse is virtue’s root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness.-William C. Bryant

 

I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That’s because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life.-Tobey Maguire

 

A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.-Martin Farquhar Tupper

 

Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular.-Maximilien Robespierre
 

Over time, naturally, you lose your innocence from gaining knowledge. You can’t be innocent forever, but there’s something in innocence you need to regain to be creative.-Albert Hammond, Jr.

 

The only thing I was trying to portray was serenity. Also, innocence, vulnerability and elegance. -Sylvia Kristel

 

Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.-Graham Greene

 

Pop music has been exhausted. The innocence has been exhausted. I think we’ve lost the ability to be blown away by music.-Brian Wilson

 

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.-Anne Frank

 

If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.-Charlotte Brontë

 

A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.- Germaine Greer

 

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.- Albert Camus

 

He moved like a dancer, which is not surprising; a horse is a beautiful animal, but it is perhaps most remarkable because it moves as if it always hears music.-Mark Helprin

 

You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret— you return to the beauty you have always been.-Aberjhani

 

There’s nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn’t even have to matter what they’re laughing about.-Criss Jami

 

Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.- Fran Lebowitz

 

Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.-GRAHAM GREENE

 

Innocence is the weakest defense. Innocence has a single voice that can only say over and over again, “I didn’t do it.” Guilt has a thousand voices, all of them lies.-LEONARD F. PELTIER

 

An innocent man is a sin before God. Inhuman and therefore untrustworthy. No man should live without absorbing the sins of his kind, the foul air of his innocence, even if it did wilt rows of angel trumpets and cause them to fall from their vines.-TONI MORRISON

 

No acquisitions of guilt can compensate the loss of that solid inward comfort of mind, which is the sure companion of innocence and virtue; nor can in the least balance the evil of that horror and anxiety which, in their room, guilt introduces into our bosoms.-HENRY FIELDING,

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Exceptional of life journey : Unusually excellent

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It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation.-Vladimir Putin

 

The World Cup tournament overall and, naturally, the new stadiums at its heart, are the ideal platform to portray Germany as a positive and exceptional location, and above all of course, as a highly capable economic location.-Franz Beckenbauer

 

Food makes travel so exceptional, because you get to taste what it’s actually supposed to taste like. To eat the real Pad Thai or finally have a proper curry is something pretty amazing.-Meghan Markle

 

America is exceptional, it is asserted, because, with the exception of the abolition of slavery, it has been able to extend the promise of liberal reform mostly peacefully, through its democratic institutions.-Greg Grandin

 

I have known exceptional people who have endured severe trials while others, at least on the surface, seem to have lived charmed lives.-Joseph B. Wirthlin

 

Disability doesn’t make you exceptional, but questioning what you think you know about it does. -Stella Young

 

Little islands of human happiness, peace, and prosperity are so exceptional at this point in history that I’m not even sure we can draw lessons from them.-P. J. O’Rourke

 

We do participate in the government programs, like probably 95 percent of farmers do. People who aren’t familiar with the agriculture industry, you know, try and make that look like something exceptional.-Vicky Hartzler

 

There is a master way with words which is not learned but is instead developed: a deaf man develops exceptional vision, a blind man exceptional hearing, a silent man, when given a piece of paper.-Criss Jami

 

An exceptional future can only be built on the transformation of the mess I’ve made out of my past, not the elimination of that mess.-Craig D. Lounsbrough

 

An exceptional woman with all the desired qualities exists only in a man’s imagination.-Michael Bassey Johnson

 

In your goals to go the extra mile, prepare to pay an extra cost. Excellence is to be exceptional, surpassing, more competent and a step ahead with what is in your hands.-Israelmore Ayivor

 

Never give up on you. In order to make a difference you would have to somehow be different.-Johnnie Dent Jr.

 

Sometimes we have to wait for years to seek a really exceptional thing. I always wanted to give you the best thing in the world but .-Anuradha Bhattacharyya

 

in exceptional circumstances — exceptional in that all circumstances in life are exceptional, especially those which are nothing in themselves and come to be everything in their results.-Álvaro de Campos

 

It seems to me that God would not have endowed us with a mind and a sense of curiosity if he did not mean for us to use it.-Matthew S. Williams

 

If you’re working on the wrong problem, it doesn’t matter how hard you work at it..-Caterina Fake

 

Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.- Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back towards the technology, not the other way around.-Steve Jobs

 

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.- Andre Gide

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Attraction of life : A characteristic or quality that provides pleasure

Mysteries of attraction could not always be explained through logic. Sometimes the fractures in two separate souls became the very hinges that held them together.-Lisa Kleypas

 

But the second she opened her eyes and looked at me, I knew. She was either going to be the death of me . . . or she was going to be the one who finally brought me back to life.-Colleen Hoover

 

When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.-Shannon L. Alder

 

I accept the hard reality that I maybe might possibly be just the slightest tiniest littlest bit kinda sorta interested in him.-Sarah Ockler

 

He smiled in a way that made me want to kiss him right on the spot. Or the lips. Whichever was closer.-Shannon Hale

 

Just because you discover that you may like somebody after all, it doesn’t necessarily mean there’s any attraction.-Steve Kluger

 

The mysterious magnet is either there, buried somewhere deep behind the sternum, or it is not.-Elizabeth Gilbert

 

The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.-Elizabeth Blackwell

 

I often think a lot of women’s attraction to vampires is based on the fact that vampires come from centuries ago, from eras of chivalry and courtly virtues.-Stephen Moyer

 

I believe very strongly that when it comes to desire, when it comes to attraction, that things are never black and white, things are very much shades of grey.-Brian Molko

 

He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.- Henry Ward Beecher

 

You have to be able to carry a conversation. I think after the initial attraction kind of dies down. The lust dies down. There has to be the thing that engages you.-Chris Pine

 

If you can play lots of different characters, that’s fun. As long as the material is good, that’s what the attraction is for me.-Freddie Stroma

 

That is why, as soon as I felt a real attraction for my first passion which was the motorcycle, and in spite of the danger it could represent, they encouraged me.-Jacky Ickx

 

Faith always contains an element of risk, of venture; and we are impelled to make the venture by the affinity and attraction which we feel in ourselves.-Dean Inge

 

See the things that you want as already yours. Know that they will come to you at need. Then let them come. Don’t fret and worry about them. Don’t think about your lack of them. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.-Robert Collier

 

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.-Dr Martin Luther King Jr

 

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.- Helen Keller

 

Keep away from people who try to belittle you’re your ambition. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great.- Mark Twain

 

Those who think they have no time for bodily exercises will sooner or later have to find time for illness.-Edward Stanley

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Compliance to others : The act or process of complying to a desire.

 

If we speak calmly, in a businesslike fashion, let me draw your attention to the fact that Russia supplies arms to the legitimate government of Syria in full compliance with the norms of international law. We are not breaching any rules and norms.-Vladimir Putin

 

For every criminal case, the judge must construct a perfect syllogism: the major premise must be the general law; the minor premise, whether or not the action in question is in compliance with the law; and the conclusion, acquittal or punishment.- Cesare Beccaria

 

Easter is reflecting upon suffering for one thing, but it also reflects upon Jesus and his non compliance in the face of great authority where he holds to his truth – so there’s two stories there.-Michael Leunig

 

There is no reliable way to calculate from the number of recorded compliance issues how many Americans have had their communications improperly collected, stored or distributed by the NSA.-Barton Gellman

 

We’re told compassion comes not from generosity but from compliance. We’re told kindness means raiding a man’s hard-earned wages and sending them off to Washington so they – not you – may dole them out in courtesies and indulgences.-Allen West

 

The intrusions of the white race and the non- compliance with treaty obligations have been followed by atrocities that could alone satisfy a savage and revengeful spirit. Nelson A. -Miles A

 

The Internet is a free and open platform. Everyone has the right to speak. However, compliance with the law is the bottom line that no one should violate.-Lu Wei

 

It is not enough to take good decisions and make good choices. It is necessary to take heed and comply with whatever you plan and that can only happen by the influence of the Lord God, the giver of your dreams.- Israelmore Ayivor

 

More and more companies are reaching out to their suppliers and contractors to work jointly on issues of sustainability, environmental responsibility, ethics, and compliance.-Simon Mainwaring

Our job is to ensure that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, accurately labeled for the benefit of the American consumers, and to make sure that they are in compliance with all federal laws.-Mike Johanns

 

What we are seeing now is customers shifting their attention from security products like firewalls and intrusion sensors, to the policies that need to be in place, and the technologies that help them enforce policy compliance.-John W. Thompson

 

The intrusions of the white race and the non- compliance with treaty obligations have been followed by atrocities that could alone satisfy a savage and revengeful spirit.-Nelson A. Miles

 

The respect for human rights is nowadays not so much a matter of having international standards, but rather questions of compliance with those standards.-Michelle Bachelet

 

The biggest corporation, like the humblest private citizen, must be held to strict compliance with the will of the people as expressed in the fundamental law.-Theodore Roosevelt

 

Sustainable change, after all, depends not upon compliance with external mandates or blind adherence to regulation, but rather upon the pursuit of the greater good.-Douglas B. Reeves

 

Trouble looms when monogamy is no longer a free expression of loyalty but a form of enforced compliance.-Esther Perel

 

Compliance does not foster innovation, trust does. You can’t sustain long-term innovation, for example, in a climate of distrust.-Stephen Covey

 

He in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, bya timely compliance, prevented him.-Henry Fielding

 

All I wanted was compliance with my wishes after reasonable discussion.-Lord Randolph

 

The covert hypnosis techniques I developed needed to work quickly at the unconscious level. And they did. I easily gained control, commanded attention and compelled compliance from anyone.-Igor Ledochowski

 

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Swear quote : To make a solemn declaration

I swear by that old expression, ‘One monkey don’t stop no show!’ The reality is, we still have some good men out there, and we should hail those men as the kings they are.-Angie Stone

 

lot of people don’t realize that depression is an illness. I don’t wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.-Jonathan Davis

 

Sure, the comedians who swear or use scatological humor can get laughs, but they’re uncomfortable laughs.-John Ratzenberger

 

There are so many little girls who follow me and look up to me. I’m their role model, so I have to make sure I’m always being professional and not putting any swear words out there – just really putting positive things out there on the Internet.-Jordyn Wieber

 

Even when I was a kid, I had a good thing with kids. To this day, if I go to a birthday party with one of my kids, I swear to you, I am so much happier hanging out with my kids and their friends than talking to the grown-ups.-Shawn Levy

 

It’s all about sound. It’s that simple. Wireless is wireless, and it’s digital. Hopefully somewhere along the line somebody will add more ones to the zeros. When digital first started, I swear I could hear the gap between the ones and the zeros.-Eddie Van Halen S

 

All presidents swear an oath to the Constitution to keep this country united, and when the country fell apart, Lincoln had to put it back together again, with a lot of help. But he bore total responsibility.- Steven Spielberg

 

All presidents swear an oath to the Constitution to keep this country united, and when the country fell apart, Lincoln had to put it back together again, with a lot of help. But he bore total responsibility.- Steven Spielberg

 

Shit is the tofu of cursing and can be molded to whichever condition the speaker desires. Hot as shit. Windy as shit. I myself was confounded as shit.-David Sedaris

 

 

Cause if you shoot a bullet someone dies. If you drop a bomb many die. You hit a woman, love dies. But if you say the F-word… nothing actually happens.- Richard Curtis

 

In general, there are usually two reasons to swear–to get someone’s attention and because it’s fun.-Aaron Burch

 

The sort of twee person who thinks swearing is in any way a sign of a lack of education or a lack of verbal interest is just a fucking lunatic.- Stephen Fry

 

I do not permit blasphemy, the F-word, or obscenities such as soy milk at my table. Consider yourself chastised.-Dean Koontz

 

I swear by the self-assurance with which elderly men sitting in public tilt sideways to allow the gas to escape loudly.-Pawan Mishra

 

Swearing relieves the feelings – that is what swearing does. I explained this to my aunt on one occasion, but it didn’t answer with her. She said I had no business to have such feelings.-Jerome K. Jerome

 

To tell you the truth – mind, this is strictly between ourselves, please; I shouldn’t like your wife to know I said it – the women folk don’t understand these things; but between you and me, you know, I think it does a man good to swear.-Jerome K. Jerome

 

If human beings weren’t ‘dumbable’ enough to be made soldiers, war would be nothing but an exchange of swear words between a handful of individuals.-Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

Minsk! How pissed-off that sounded! It was great. You could scare the bejayzus out of someone if you said it right.-Marian Keyes

 

I briefly considered doing Edgar Allan Poe and just swearing a lot.-Andy Richter

 

My first outdoor cooking memories are full of erratic British summers, Dad swearing at a barbecue that he couldn’t put together, and eventually eating charred sausages, feeling brilliant.-Jamie Oliver

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Arrogance quotes : Showing an offensive attitude of superiority

 

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.-William Pollard

 

Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.-Friedrich Nietzsche

 

It’s not the act of arrogance to draw, it’s humbling – you must use your God-given talent. And of all the people I sketch, in most cases I feel I have to measure up to the subject.-LeRoy Neiman

 

The definition of swagger, in my opinion, is you have to have that arrogance, that confidence that you are the best out there at all times.-Keyshawn Johnson

 

Arrogance, ignorance, and incompetence. Not a pretty cocktail of personality traits in the best of situations. No sirree. Not a pretty cocktail in an office-mate and not a pretty cocktail in a head of state. In fact, in a leader, it’s a lethal cocktail.-Graydon Carter

 

Science moves with the spirit of an adventure characterized both by youthful arrogance and by the belief that the truth, once found, would be simple as well as pretty.-James D. Watson

 

Everybody has their detractors. Some people say arrogance, or whatever they may say. I only have one thing in mind, and that’s doing a great job for the country.-Donald Trump

 

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.-Virginia Woolf

 

He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.- George Bernard Shaw

 

Be careful not to mistake insecurity and inadequacy for humility! Humility has nothing to do with the insecure and inadequate! Just like arrogance has nothing to do with greatness!-C. JoyBell C

 

Women scheme when they are weak, they lie out of fear. Men scheme when they are strong, they lie out of arrogance.-Julian Barnes

 

Arrogance is in everything I do. It is in my gestures, the harshness of my voice, in the glow of my gaze, in my sinewy, tormented face.-Coco Chanel

 

Simply minding one’s own business is more offensive than being intrusive. Without ever saying a word one can make a person feel less-than.-Criss Jami

 

Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.- Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Usually arrogance is a mask for a lack of confidence. People who lack confidence may display arrogance as a way of compensating for the way they feel.-JAY CARTER & BOBBI DEMPSY

 

Because arrogance is born in personal vanity, arrogant people are driven without mercy. They can never get enough power to fill the soul’s needs or enough respect to overcome the fear that they deserve less than they are getting.-LEWIS B. SMEDES

 

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.-FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

 

Where men are the most sure and arrogant, they are commonly the most mistaken, and have there given reins to passion, without that proper deliberation and suspense, which can alone secure them from the grossest absurdities.-DAVID HUME

 

Arrogance is pride polluted by the child-self. Pride is a natural and self-rewarding feeling of worth and efficacy which results from achievement. Arrogance, on the other hand, is a feeling of superiority and entitlement which completely annihilates the “we” for the “I.-W. T. WATTS

 

Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.-FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE