Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Means Quotes from famous persons: William James, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Joel Salatin, Oscar Wilde, Dan Millman. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Means Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.
I like difficult people because that means they’re perfectionists and they’re passionate.
Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Home, more than anything, means warmth and bed.
To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.
Revolution did not necessarily involve sanguinary strife. It was not a cult of bomb and pistol. They may sometimes be mere means for its achievement.
There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
I don’t overspend. I believe in always living within my means.
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
It is indeed a matter of great difficulty to discover, and effectually to distinguish, the true motions of particular bodies from the apparent because the parts of that immovable space, in which those motions are performed, do by no means come under the observation of our senses.
You have to understand that every negotiation isn’t about taking everything off the table. It’s cliche, but you have to try and make sure the other side feels good and you feel good. Because in my business, when I make a deal, it just means once we’re done negotiating, we have to go off and work together.
Globalisation means many other countries are asserting themselves and trying to take over leadership. Please don’t ask Americans to let others assume the leadership of human exploration. We can do wonderful science on the Moon, and wonderful commercial things. Then we can pack up and move on to Mars.
To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn’t apparent because it’s shrouded by sensation and delusion.
I realized I don’t have a safe means of communications. That’s how Telegram started.
How can it be said we should use only constitutional means in our struggle, when all resistance is illegal and we have no way to change the brutal realities of the racism regime?
Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes and cliches.
I’m very bold and say what I feel. That doesn’t mean I ruffle feathers. It means I’m being honest.
Art is about profundity. It’s about connecting to everything that it means to be alive, but you have to act.
Choosing an unconventional career path – I am not a traditional Egyptologist by any means. I found what I love, and I have stuck with it.
What ‘jazz‘ means to me is the worst kind of working conditions, the worst in cultural prejudice. The term ‘jazz’ has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
When things are going bad, don’t get all bummed out. Don’t get startled; don’t get frustrated. If you can say the word ‘good,’ guess what? It means you’re still alive. It means you’re still breathing.
A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good.
It is an hypothesis that the sun will rise tomorrow: and this means that we do not know whether it will rise.
I had no interest in music. But now, music means everything to me. I have no words to explain how beautiful music is. It is where you can create everything, like beautiful songs to sad songs to almost anything.
Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth and place.
If you’re with someone, it’s because you’re moving in the same direction, and you both are looking for the same thing. Both of you have to share the same concept of what a relationship means.
Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction.
Why does the lizard stick his tongue out? The lizard sticks its tongue out because that’s the way its listening and looking and tasting its environment. It’s its means of appreciating what’s in front of it.
To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.
I want to thank all our fans all around the world for their unconditional love and support. It really means a lot to me.
Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
Don’t worry, be crappy. Revolutionary means you ship and then test… Lots of things made the first Mac in 1984 a piece of crap – but it was a revolutionary piece of crap.
Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.
To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.
A director is the captain of the ship; he gets the vision of the film much before anyone else can. While I want to experiment with characters, I know a good director means I am in safe hands.
To those who do not love God, all things must work together immediately for pain and torment, until, by means of the tribulation, they are led to salvation at last.
The primary and most beautiful of Nature’s qualities is motion, which agitates her at all times, but this motion is simply a perpetual consequence of crimes, she conserves it by means of crimes only.
Are wars anything but the means whereby a nation is nourished, whereby it is strengthened, whereby it is buttressed?
I am fourth-generation deaf, which means everyone in my immediate family is deaf. So I grew up always having 100 percent accessibility to language and communication, which was wonderful and something so many deaf people don’t have.
A lot of times, somebody will say something and it will give you a good title. So you carry a pencil with you and jot that down. You don’t just write a song right quick, though. You fool around and work with it. You have to keep going over and over it and see if you can’t write a song that means something.
The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it’s not without doubt but in spite of doubt.
Sometimes I sit down and I think ‘Do I regret this? Do I regret that?’ And I feel like everything makes this snowball effect, you know? If you regret something, it’s good because it just means that it’s something that’s affected you enough for you to stop and think… There’s a reason that everything happens.
True equality means holding everyone accountable in the same way, regardless of race, gender, faith, ethnicity – or political ideology.
Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one’s soul, when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood.
Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.
Happiness means nothing to me. I just want to have meaning and purpose.
Leadership is an act of submission to God. To be a leader means listening to all kinds of people and situations. Out of that listening, we are hoping to discern the mind of God as best we can. This is the price of leadership – it’s an act of sacrifice. So leadership is part and parcel of the work of submission to God.
The limits of my language means the limits of my world.
To drop into being means to recognize your interconnectedness with all life, and with being itself. Your very nature is being part of larger and larger spheres of wholeness.
Each time we cooperate with God, we take one more giant step forward. Because when God asks us to change, it means that He always has something better to give us – more freedom, greater joy, and greater blessings.
Further, the dignity of the science itself seems to require that every possible means be explored for the solution of a problem so elegant and so celebrated.
Cricket is not everything, not by any means, but it is a large part of who I am.
In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime.
People probably think I’m cute because I have dimples and am friendly and always smiling. But beauty is different. In Chinese, people say I have chi ze, which means aura or a strong sense of presentation. It’s not about my look.
I think our capacity for wholeheartedness can never be greater than our willingness to be broken-hearted. It means engaging with the world from a place of vulnerability and worthiness.
I was born in Iran, which has a predominantly Muslim population, and I have relatives who are devout Muslims, so I know what it means to be judged based on your appearance and what you’re wearing. But your ethnicity and your clothing do not define who you are.
We live in a world where everyone thinks they do the right thing, so they are entitled to do the wrong thing. So ends can justify the means.
Today’s a beautiful day, and yesterday was a beautiful day, so that means it’s a great life.
New York means so much to people. If you’re inclined to leave the nest, New York is where most people think they have to go, and it’s been that way since the first skyscraper.
I don’t care if you’re gay, black, Chinese, straight. That means nothing to me. It’s all an illusion.
Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.
Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.
Patience means restraining one’s inclinations.
Color is a plastic means of creating intervals… color harmonics produced by special relationships, or tensions. We differentiate now between formal tensions and color tensions, just as we differentiate in music between counterpoint and harmony.
To me, romantic means, um, you follow your heart more than your mind. Sometimes when you’re shooting a film, you have to follow your heart.
The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
The clear and present danger of climate change means we cannot burn our way to prosperity. We already rely too heavily on fossil fuels. We need to find a new, sustainable path to the future we want. We need a clean industrial revolution.
If the end does not justify the means – what can?
When you have a conflict, that means that there are truths that have to be addressed on each side of the conflict. And when you have a conflict, then it’s an educational process to try to resolve the conflict. And to resolve that, you have to get people on both sides of the conflict involved so that they can dialogue.
You need your mom and dad to protect you. It means they love you so much.
My being a black woman is not a deficit. It is a strength. Because I could not be where I am had I not overcome so many other barriers. Which means you know I’m relentless, you know I’m persistent, and you know I’m smart.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of men.
An end of something means the beginning of something else, and I don’t think that something else is going to be the death of the manned space program.
People are so docile right now. It is almost as if good government means when the politicians lie to us for our own good, for the public good, and bad government is when politicians lie for their own selfish interests.
Shoot for a total of no more than 80 grams of carbs in your daily diet. This means favoring vegetables that grow above ground like kale, broccoli, spinach, and cauliflower as opposed to those that store carbohydrate in the form of starch like potatoes and beets.
Music really transcends languages, and it means so much.
I have very high expectations of myself. I’m a very competitive person but competitive with myself. I want to be the best that I can be and if that means that I’m eventually better than everyone else then so be it.
You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth. That means the boys. And after you’ve been a boy, and grow up to know how to play ball, then you come to the boys you see representing themselves today in our national pastime.
Just because someone lives in a hut, that doesn’t mean that isn’t a good person, that that person can’t do better, that person isn’t capable of being great. And just because it’s a hut – whatever that means – doesn’t mean it’s not a home.
I have learned, in my life and work as a sportswriter, that big-time Sports and big-time Politics are not so far apart in America. They are both a means to the same end, which is victory… And why not? Victory is good for you, and don’t let anybody tell you different.
To govern means to pillage, as everyone knows.
While children are struggling to be unique, the world around them is trying all means to make them look like everybody else.
The special relationship between the region and a regional celebrity means that people feel that they have a special investment in you.
There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say. The words just jolly it along. It’s always been my way of expressing what, for me, is inexpressible by any other means.
That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil’s means; great teachers foresee a pupil’s ends.
I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive.
Good or bad, if people still talk about you it means that you have managed to stay relevant.
Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.
Means must be subsidiary to ends and to our desire for dignity and value.
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge… observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
E-commerce is a powerful means to connect the unconnected to global trade.
Black-and-white always looks modern, whatever that word means.
Repentance means you change your mind so deeply that it changes you.
Successful diplomacy is an alignment of objectives and means.
If you don’t focus on the future generation, it means you are destroying your country.
A good upbringing means not that you won’t spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won’t notice it when someone else does.
The development of language is part of the development of the personality, for words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people.
The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.
War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means.
Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence.
A lot of people think it takes millions of dollars to give back or inspire, but just you showing up means a lot.
Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality – an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order.
To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.
Therefore I would not have it unknown to Your Holiness, the the only thing which induced me to look for another way of reckoning the movements of the heavenly bodies was that I knew that mathematicians by no means agree in their investigation thereof.
Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.
In the child, consciousness rises out of the depths of unconscious psychic life, at first like separate islands, which gradually unite to form a ‘continent,’ a continuous landmass of consciousness. Progressive mental development means, in effect, extension of consciousness.
Mental health awareness means ending the stigma of mental illness by sharing the complexities of our stories and fighting to make care accessible to every family.
There’s a famous slogan here in the Bavarian dialect, and we use it inside Bayern Munich. We say, ‘Mia san mia.’ Literally, it is, ‘We are we,’ but it means, ‘We are who we are.’ That’s not being very arrogant, but we are very confident about our ability to win the game. It is about a winning mentality.
Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means.
False riches, consisting of money, houses and lands, acquired by selfish means at cost to others and thereafter used selfishly, are almost always used for the oppression of other persons.
To me, being the best means proving it in different countries and championships.
Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.
It does feel really good when you play a new song, and it’s the loudest singalong of the night. It means just as much when we’re playing the old songs, and people are singing along to those, too.
A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
Long before gun control was touted as ‘common sense‘ measures, the concept was promoted as a means to keep ethnic populations in an unequal position while assuaging the fears of whites.
For me, being a lawyer means to help those in need.
Beauty is not skin-deep; it can be a means of self-affirmation, a true indicator of personality and confidence.
For me, ‘revolution’ simply means radical change.
Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.
Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before.
Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design.
Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you’ve become a comfortable, trusted element in another person’s life.
Anything that can be done chemically can be done by other means.
As long as God gives me strength to work and try to make things real for my children, I’m going to work for it – even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.
Force is not inevitable. Diplomacy is still the desired means. Pressure is an element of the means.
Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.
It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of ‘culture.’
We must fix our broken immigration system. That means stopping illegal immigration. And it means welcoming properly vetted legal immigrants, regardless of their race or religion. Just like we have for centuries.
When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph.
The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.
It’s wonderful to know you’re aging, because that means you’re still on the planet, right?
To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.
Judiciary must be encouraged to find ways and means to regulate its own affairs – consistent with the spirit of the Constitution.
Declining productivity and quality means your unit production costs stay high but you don’t have as much to sell. Your workers don’t want to be paid less, so to maintain profits, you increase your prices. That’s inflation.
A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.
To me faith means not worrying.
By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.
The reason that a good citizen does not use such destructive means to become wealthier is that, if everyone did so, we would all become poorer from the mutual destructiveness.
For me, being an ‘American Latina‘ means identifying with and being influenced by both my American upbringing and my Latin heritage, and I have so much appreciation for how those two cultures have created who I am.
Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.
Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
I don’t think that you can invent on behalf of customers unless you’re willing to think long-term, because a lot of invention doesn’t work. If you’re going to invent, it means you’re going to experiment, and if you’re going to experiment, you’re going to fail, and if you’re going to fail, you have to think long term.
War is not merely a political act but a real political instrument, a continuation of political intercourse, a carrying out of the same by other means.
I swear to the Lord, I still can’t see, why Democracy means, everybody but me.
We believe in peace in the settlement of all disputes through peaceful means, in the abolition of war, and, more particularly, nuclear war.
Those who have learned to walk on the threshold of the unknown worlds, by means of what are commonly termed par excellence the exact sciences, may then, with the fair white wings of imagination, hope to soar further into the unexplored amidst which we live.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
My own view is that being a vegetarian or vegan is not an end in itself, but a means towards reducing both human and animal suffering and leaving a habitable planet to future generations.
I haven‘t changed my mind about modernism from the first day I ever did it… It means integrity; it means honesty; it means the absence of sentimentality and the absence of nostalgia; it means simplicity; it means clarity. That’s what modernism means to me.
You are God’s own masterpiece! That means you are not ordinary or average; you are a one-of-a-kind original.
I want people to learn what democracy means.
Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who’ll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you’re in the wrong house, that’s what it means.
Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.
Unpredictability means what it means. I don’t know how you define it. It is what it is.
A free America… means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.
I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.
Liberalism, above all, means emancipation – emancipation from one’s fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination, from poverty.
Empowering the individual means empowering the nation. And empowerment is best served through rapid economic growth with rapid social change.
My instinct as a philosopher is that we are effectively approaching a multicentric world, which means we need to ask new, and for the traditional left, unpleasant questions.
Gospel music is not a sound; gospel music is a message. Gospel music means good news. It’s good-news music.
I have never seen snow and do not know what winter means.
We have got to be brave and bold and bring people with us, not try and look all ways. Trying to please everyone usually means we have pleased no one.
Chaos does not mean total disorder. Chaos means a multiplicity of possibilities. Chaos is from the ancient Greek words that means a thing that is birthed from the void. And it was about that which is possible, not about disorder.
The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us – of becoming happy – is not attainable: yet we may not – nay, cannot – give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
In the end, the humanities can only be defended by stressing how indispensable they are; and this means insisting on their vital role in the whole business of academic learning, rather than protesting that, like some poor relation, they don’t cost much to be housed.
A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.
Take my horse to the old town road and ride till I can’t no more’ basically means just running away, and everything is just gone. The horse is metaphorical for not having anything or just the little things that you do have, and it’s with you.
The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it, and the means can never be considered in isolation from their purposes.
Fame means millions of people have the wrong idea of who you are.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly a technological rather than a social affair, the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes.
All true meaning resides in the personal relationship to a phenomenon, what it means to you.
African art is functional, it serves a purpose. It’s not a dormant. It’s not a means to collect the largest cheering section. It should be healing, a source a joy. Spreading positive vibrations.
An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
Anyone who supports terrorism, anyone who sees terrorism as a legitimate means, anyone who uses terrorism to cause the death of innocent people is a terrorist in my eyes.
We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.
I think that I am lucky and blessed to have the job that I have, and I am trying to create longevity. If that means that I transition into different things at different points in my life, then that’s fine. I also believe that if doors don’t open, make new doors, so I’ve also started producing quite a bit of things.
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
What you think means more than anything else in your life. More than what you earn, more than where you live, more than your social position, and more than what anyone else may think about you.
Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.
No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart.
Talk is over-rated as a means of settling disputes.
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.
‘Psychedelic‘ means mind-expanding.
I think professionalism is important, and professionalism means you get paid.
I’m by no means the person that I strive to be. I don’t think anyone is the person that we strive to be. But I try.
Language has no independent existence apart from the people who use it. It is not an end in itself; it is a means to an end of understanding who you are and what society is like.
The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest.
I’m interested in what it means to be an American. I’m interested in what it means to live in America. I’m interested in the kind of country that we live in and leave our kids. I’m interested in trying to define what that country is.
We know that peace is only possible when it is the fruit of justice. True peace is a profound transformation by means of the force of nonviolence that is the power of love.
Of course, there is no question that Libya – and the world – will be better off with Gaddafi out of power. I, along with many other world leaders, have embraced that goal, and will actively pursue it through non-military means. But broadening our military mission to include regime change would be a mistake.
The only means of strengthening one’s intellect is to make up one’s mind about nothing, to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.
I am humbled, gratified and overjoyed at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in commemoration of my father’s leadership. It of course means a lot to our family. But more important, it is a great step forward for America.
Death means change our clothes. Clothes become old, then time to come change. So this body become old, and then time come, take young body.
The common thread for everything I do is this idea of a Web-services architecture. What does that mean? It means taking components of software and systems and having them be self-describing, so that you can aim them, ask them what their capabilities are, and communicate with them using a standard protocol.
If you go back to 1800, everybody was poor. I mean everybody. The Industrial Revolution kicked in, and a lot of countries benefited, but by no means everyone.
ERA means abortion funding, means homosexual privileges, means whatever else.
We should preserve every scrap of biodiversity as priceless while we learn to use it and come to understand what it means to humanity.
Self-awareness is a trait – or maybe ‘practice’ is the more accurate way to put it – that everyone can always improve at. It is part emotional intelligence, part perceptiveness, part critical thinking. It means knowing your weaknesses, of course, but it also means knowing your strengths and what motivates you.
To change criminal justice policy in any meaningful way means to propose changing a very longstanding system. It’s not realistic to think you can do it overnight.
‘Handsome’ means many things to many people. If people consider me handsome, I feel flattered – and have my parents to thank for it. Realistically, it doesn’t hurt to be good-looking, especially in this business.
Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I cannot sing, I paint.
When the President does it, that means that it’s not illegal.
Upper class to me means you are either born into wealth or you’re Royalty.
The entire economy relies on the suspension of disbelief. So does a fairy story or an animated cartoon. This means that no matter how soberly the financial experts dress, no matter how dry their language, the economy they worship can only ever be as plausible as an episode of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants.’
Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself.
The trust the BMW family puts in me means a lot to me.
Being self-made means never making an excuse as to why you can’t take steps toward whatever your goal is.
You always get things that teach you and steps to grow, but there is a confidence that is gained and a deep understanding of what it means to be supported by your knowledge – not by some team that is there to create confidence; it is there within you. That takes time. That takes teachers. That takes taking risks.
We are for abstinence, not prohibition. Prohibition leads to many socio-legal problems. Wherever liquor has been prohibited, there is a tendency to consume through illegal means.
Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people’s bad manners.
I do write a lot of children’s songs, and I’m going to do a children’s television show, which also means I’ll be doing a lot of albums. So I do hope my future will hold a lot of things for children.
The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money.
Prejudice – a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
More socialism means more democracy, openness and collectivism in everyday life.
Boys used to call me Soda in school days. Soda means ‘serving officers daughters association.’ I miss those days when I had a very protected life: one could get close and bond with other army people that they gradually would become your extended family.
If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible.
Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.
Homelessness is the fundamental idea of salvation in Jainism. It means the breaking off of all earthly relations, and therefore, above all, indifference to general impressions and avoidance of all worldly motives, the ceasing to act, to hope, to desire.
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
I believe very firmly that gay people of every stripe and age should be role models for all children, and that means interacting with them.
We literally live right in the middle of the zoo, and it means that every day is a new experience and so much fun.
Culture is mix. Culture means a mix of things from other sources. And my town, Istanbul, was this kind of mix. Istanbul, in fact, and my work, is a testimony to the fact that East and West combine cultural gracefully, or sometimes in an anarchic way, came together, and that is what we should search for.
I’ve spent quality time in the aerospace community, with my service on two presidential commissions, but at heart, I’m an academic. Being an academic means I don’t wield power over person, place or thing. I don’t command armies; I don’t lead labor unions. All I have is the power of thought.
Existentialism means that no one else can take a bath for you.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.
Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.
Being a Hot Mom means being respected as a mom and a woman. And, the key to being a Hot Mom is having a sense of humor about yourself and all the crazy situations that arise.
We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action.
One’s mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
It means, people who are in high and responsible positions, if they go against righteousness, righteousness itself will get transformed into a destroyer.
Affluence means influence.
Technology just means information technology.
I have to keep working hard and playing well because I don’t like to be second or third: they’re the worst places to be. You would be proud, of course, because it means you’re on the way, but you want to finish first.
Who you are as a person will only be amplified once you are ‘famous,’ so if you had a good heart, then I would imagine you’ll have the same good heart but the means to do even more with it.
Linguistic supersizing is on the increase, and it may show the influence of advertising-speak and corporate jargon on language, in which everything needs to be hyped to get noticed. It means that some of our greatest words are losing their power.
Black men constantly receive the message that they can’t make it in life through using legitimate means, and the only way they gain society’s respect is through the street game.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
If you’re not making some mistakes, it probably means you’re not trying hard enough.
What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it.
To never think about race means that it doesn’t really shape your life, or more specifically, the race that you have is not a burden to you.
All desirable things… are desirable either for the pleasure inherent in themselves, or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain.
We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
Every day, women and girls are finding incredible confidence and taking risks. When they change one mind, pretty soon, they have changed one tradition. That changed tradition has changed a village. That one village has changed a country. That new reality means new opportunities for themselves and their daughters.
Being a star just means that you just find your own special place, and that you shine where you are. To me, that’s what being a star means.
Perhaps the secret of living a holy life is to avoid every thing which will displease God and grieve the Spirit, and to be strictly attentive to the means of grace.
Too many choices can overwhelm us and cause us to not choose at all. For businesses, this means that if they offer us too many choices, we may not buy anything.
Redemption just means you just make a change in your life and you try to do right, versus what you were doing, which was wrong.
One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough, or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.
Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances.
Gun control means being able to hit your target. If I have a ‘hot button‘ issue, this is definitely it. Don’t even think about taking my guns. My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment.
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
If there is no word that means you don’t have the concept. In North Korea they eliminate the words: depression, stress, dictatorship, human rights. You cannot think of those. That’s why all the brainwashing was possible.
When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.
There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means – either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die.
To be a surrealist means barring from your mind all remembrance of what you have seen, and being always on the lookout for what has never been.
Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.
The public wants to know that their political leaders will stay true to the promise made to them that Brexit means Brexit.
Beauty means expression and being your most authentic self.
All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.
If one has the answers to all the questions – that is the proof that God is not with him. It means that he is a false prophet using religion for himself. The great leaders of the people of God, like Moses, have always left room for doubt. You must leave room for the Lord, not for our certainties; we must be humble.
The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps.
The word ‘romance,’ according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime.
I feel like we have so much to add to this book called the American Dream, and I want to add our chapter to it. I want to talk about what it means to be brown American and this concept of what I feel is the New Brown America.
There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.
If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one’s reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.
There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people.
We name time when we say: every thing has its time. This means: everything which actually is, every being comes and goes at the right time and remains for a time during the time allotted to it. Every thing has its time.
Let’s make it simple: Government control means uniformity, regulation, fees, inspection, and yes, compliance.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
With health care, despite the fact that we as a nation have already chosen to provide health care in one form or another to everyone, we have, until Obamacare, chosen to pick the least cost-effective means, a mix of private and public offerings, of providing that care. That makes no sense.
Education can also be used as a soft power and as a soft force to transform societies. When I say transform societies it means we can tackle issues in political, social, cultural, economic areas. These are the most important things.
There are blessed intervals when I forget by one means or another that I am President of the United States.