Pragmatic Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Pragmatic Quotes from famous persons: Ursula Burns, Ben Barnes, Linus Torvalds, Ann Maxwell, Andrea Martin. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Pragmatic Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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My mother was pragmatic, focused and extremely, exceedingly practical, and she was the ultimate self-determining person.
I don’t believe in that kind of pragmatic career ladder stuff.
I’m generally a very pragmatic person: that which works, works.
I am far more pragmatic than the stereotype of the sex permits.
Ann Maxwell
For pragmatic reasons, I love the routine. I love the structure of it. I love knowing that my days are free. I know where I’m going at night. I know my life is kind of orderly. I just like that better.
Andrea Martin
Such is the nature of the ‘unity governmentClinton helped institutionalize. In her book, ‘Hard Choices,’ Clinton holds up her Honduran settlement as a proud example of her trademark clear-eyed, ‘pragmatic’ foreign policy approach. Berta Caceres gave her life to fight that government.
Liberal interventions that enable all children to shoot for their potential aren’t just moral, they are pragmatic – any society that wastes talent to poverty or oppression isn’t just evil: it is stupid.
We are not socialists, we are Peronists. We are pragmatic.
The North American intellectual tradition began, I maintain, in the encounter of British Romanticism with assertive, pragmatic North American English – the Protestant plain style in both the U.S. and Canada, with its no-nonsense Scottish immigrants.
There are tradeoffs between independence and co-operation, between regulatory autonomy and market access. This means that compromises are necessary to deliver a pragmatic Brexit that protects jobs and living standards while respecting the referendum result.
In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function.
For me, dreaming is simply being pragmatic.
Compared with members of other nations of Western civilization, the ordinary American is a rationalistic being, and there are close relations between his moralism and his rationalism. Even romanticism, transcendentalism, and mysticism tend to be, in the American culture, rational, pragmatic and optimistic.
Gunnar Myrdal
Really, I have to laugh because there was a whole set of stories that made me sound like the Dragon Lady, you know, ‘tough this and tough that.’ Then there is this business about ‘gooey.’ The bottom line is I am a pragmatic idealist.
Even if you’re an optimist, there’s some part of you that just tries to toughen up and be pragmatic and go, ‘This isn’t gonna happen. This isn’t gonna happen.’ I really felt that way through the process of ‘Korra’ because I knewAvatar,’ and I knew how wonderful it was, and I was so terrified.
People ask me if I’m liberal or conservative. I say neither – I’m pragmatic.
It has long been noted that two of the Conservative Party‘s great strengths have been the loyalty of its members and its pragmatic approach to policy challenges.
No matter which administration is in power, and no matter which President is delivering the State of the Union, I will continue to pursue smart and pragmatic policies that put the people of Central Virginia first.
I tend to be really pragmatic, but ultimately tend to be attracted to people who pull me into more spontaneity. I’ve really learned that, through surrender, the best experiences of my life have happened.
I don’t have this fantasy about marriage anymore. Everyone says it takes hard work. Well, it kind of does – and I’m much more pragmatic about romance than I used to be.
I believe that the Conservative party is at its best when it’s a pro-business, pragmatic party, so to appeal to the country, and the country loses out significantly if the centre right of politics becomes much more populist, nationalist, and more right of centre.
I am a passionate, pragmatic, and positive believer in Brexit, and with my three-step plan, we can decisively leave the E.U.
My mother is deeply pragmatic by nature. Perhaps you had to be, as an immigrant. You made do.
When I first was exposed to Buddhism in the mid-1960s, I said it was so practical and utterly pragmatic. That’s what attracted me to Buddhism.
Joan Halifax
I’m not asking any of you to make drastic changes to every single one of your recipes or to totally change the way you do business. But what I am asking is that you consider reformulating your menu in pragmatic and incremental ways to create healthier versions of the foods that we all love.
I have a fairly pragmatic view on all those bullies that came before, because everybody makes you who you are now.
In the past, candidates‘ performances of ‘Christianity‘ have been strong points for voters, but Trump‘s ascendancy with evangelicals has eviscerated that expectation. Evangelicals, like other voters, can be very pragmatic about the issues they want addressed by the leadership they support.
Because art as a pursuit, as a concept, as an ideal, constantly elevates one above the pragmatic, one is inclined to discuss art in heightened terminologies. For me, it is just what I do all day long.
Ralph Gibson
I never doubted that our parliamentarians would vote to trigger article 50 but I expected a detailed, pragmatic debate around the options of how to execute Brexit and the processes involved.
The pluralist society must be pragmatic. It does not say that ‘God is dead.’ It does not say that ‘God is alive.’ It says if we are to answer the question of how we can live together then we must remain agnostic on all such matters – at least so far as our civic association is structured.
My husband and I had a very pragmatic agreement right from the start: whoever earns more works full time. So we switched the classic roles.
I grew up with Scientology – my parents at one point were clerical. It’s a pragmatic philosophy, not merely a belief system. Yeah, it’s had media exposure because certain luminaries do Scientology, but millions of people do it who are not celebrities. It’s not a threat or some cult.
I think you have to be pragmatic to the approach of life and brutally honest with yourself. We all are here to do something, and it is important to understand our potential first.
Our mission and task has always been to find a pragmatic balance among competing interests that will serve the greatest common good.
You have to be very pragmatic, because you walk out to bat at the best time to bowl, with a brand new ball, against the best bowlers, who are fresh. And their job is to get you out, so when you fail there’s no point beating yourself up.
I have a sort of long-term plan to direct. I’m pragmatic about it. I realize I don’t need to rush it or force it.
Monetary policy ultimately must be conducted in a pragmatic manner that relies not on any particular indicator or model but, instead, reflects an ongoing assessment of a wide range of information in the context of our ever-evolving understanding of the economy.
We need a government that is what we are at our best. Smart, efficient, pragmatic and compassionate.
My dad, when he was young, did Shakespeare in school, and my mom was a little bit of an artist, but everybody was pragmatic.
The issue of Kashmir is both political and emotional in nature. Any pragmatic and lasting solution needs India and Pakistan sitting together on a table and discussing a solution that addresses the aspirations of Kashmiris and does not compromise the territorial integrity of either India or Pakistan.
I don’t think the U.S. military is conservative. It’s pragmatic.
While free trade purists have always rejected regional and plurilateral trading arrangements, the WTO’s charter chose to be pragmatic and regarded RTAs and FTAs as building blocks of, rather than barriers to, the multilateral trading system.
The best way to promote and protect opportunity is through collaboration, consensus-building, and pragmatic problem-solving. Throughout nearly 30 years in public service, I have approached tough challenges by making room for as many people as possible around the table in search of common ground.
I think journalism is useful training for a writer in the way it takes the preciousness out of the pragmatic side of the craft.
President Nixon was a pragmatic strategist. He would engage, not contain, China, but he would also quietly set pieces into place for a fallback position should China not play according to the rules as a good global citizen.
Roose is a very cold, pragmatic guy, and he’s a survivor. He makes choices based on that, and friendship goes out the window.
Michael McElhatton
I’ve got to confess I’m a pragmatic optimist myself.
This is the Trump revolution. Pragmatic. Non-ideological. He approaches issues as a businessman. It’s a revolution in ideas and it goes way beyond foreign policy.
Like a lot of people, I’ve often wondered what else I might have been. When I was younger, but even after I was a child, I thought Batman was the whole package. Smart, calculating, pragmatic. Depressed, but in a way women found hot. Tragic at his core and struggling with his demons while trying to save the world.
Michael Redhill
I am Brexit tooth and claw, but we need to be pragmatic and sensible and leave with a deal.
My grandfather and dad worked at General American Transportation Corp. in Chicago, a company that made tank cars and freight cars. We had a pragmatic, Republican, manufacturing, Illinois consciousness as far as employment went.
Bill Moseley
Somewhere between the intellectual idea of why we’re attracted to certain things and the pragmatic reality is some form of ever-evolving truth.
There is this big yawning gap in the middle of British politics, the Conservative and Labour parties have gone to the edges. In this divided, polarised world, the pragmatic centre ground is a bit unloved.
Americans are pragmatic, relatively uncomplicated, hearty and given to broad humor.
Herb Caen
Well, I won’t say I’m cynical. I’d say I’m pragmatic.
Jason Butler Harner
An ethical action, like an unethical action, is usually analyzed by politicians purely in pragmatic terms.
I think Mr. Trump is a pragmatic man; he is a businessman.
To score runs you have to be pragmatic.
Well, I mean, I’m very much a pragmatic person.
I’ve learned to be pragmatic, but I don’t sacrifice my principles, my values.
We’re always flexible and pragmatic… It’s always important to watch the unemployment rate and to make sure that we can keep most Canadians working. We were successful in that back in 2008-09.
Jim Flaherty
Dream in a pragmatic way.
In such a therapeutic, pragmatic, pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps society as ours, the message of God having to do all the work in saving us comes as an offensive shot at our egos.
Michael Horton
What I would like to vote for is a candidate that is socially liberal, a fiscal conservative, broadly libertarian with a small ‘l’ but sensible and pragmatic and with a chance of winning. That’s more or less the empty set.
I am worried about the Tory party because give or take the odd spasm we have always been seen as pragmatic, sensible, good at our job, sane, reasonable and having the interests of the whole country. Now it is beginning to look like a Brexit sect.
The last thing I want my robot to be is sarcastic. I want them to be pragmatic and reliable – just like my dishwasher.
I’m a tough manager. I question almost every assumption in what are hopefully pragmatic ways. The more you question, the more you learn and the more the person you are questioning learns.
I’m a very practical, pragmatic capitalist. I was trained at Goldman Sachs. I went to Harvard Business School. I was as hard-nosed a capitalist as you get. I specialized in media, in investing in media companies, and it’s a very, very tough environment.
I think I’m pragmatic.
Before having children, I think I probably approached work very differently, and you become much more economical and pragmatic about your relationship to it.
As a liberal, I am morally obligated to be pragmatic. What good do I do poor people, elderly people, people who are being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation if I’m not realistic about accomplishing something.
But I think the children of actors share a certain pragmatic approach. One is denied some of that ‘running away with the circuselement of being an actor.
It’s really easy to have a nice philosophy about openness, but moving the world in that direction is a different thing. It requires both understanding where you want to go and being pragmatic about getting there.
Keeping small nations enslaved because of the deals between the great nations or because of any pragmatic considerations that might have been there are totally unacceptable.
Mikheil Saakashvili
My father has a pragmatic mind. He marched with Dr. King in the ’60s, and he’s very much for women’s rights.
I started, you know, to work as a diplomat during the Soviet days, and in spite of ideology being very high on the Communist Party agenda, I can assure you that in practical terms, we have always been trying to be pragmatic.
There are libertarians who are survivalists, who live in the middle of nowhere and who are ready for the world to end. And then there are pragmatists, and I would consider myself to be a pretty pragmatic person.
Transactional politics requires us to be pragmatic about current realities and the state of public opinion. It’s all about getting the best result possible given the circumstances here and now.
Irish people are pragmatic. They understand that nobody is going to fix our problems but ourselves.
I am not against migration. It is simply pragmatic to restrict migration, while at the same time encouraging integration and fighting discrimination. I support the idea of the free movement of goods, people, money and jobs in Europe.
I try to be pragmatic.
A presidential candidate’s great desire is to be seen as pragmatic, and they hope their maneuvering and shifting will be seen in pursuit of some higher purpose. It doesn’t mean they are utterly insincere.
My parents were farmerskids from South Dakota. My dad was an engineer. I wanted to be responsible and major in something pragmatic.
Ron Carlson
Gas is almost a give-away in the U.S. at the moment. They’ve gone for fracking in a big way. This is what makes me very cross with the greens for trying to knock it… Let’s be pragmatic and sensible and get Britain to switch everything to methane. We should be going mad on it.
I am a very pragmatic person.
I’m not the kind of guy to talk about angels: I’m a very pragmatic kind of guy.
Most animals are pragmatic about mysteries: If they run across something they don’t understand, all they care about is whether it’s edible and whether it’s dangerous. Humans, on the other hand, are drawn to the mystery for its own sake.
The key to winning millennials is to stick to pragmatic solutions issue by issue. The millennial generation is characterized partly by their desire to see the system work – and they get that this system isn’t working. But they also want to be part of the solution.
Protecting free speech is not only a matter of principle, it is also pragmatic.
The purpose of this study is to offer a logical, practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God from a purely scientific perspective.
In the India I was growing up in, history wasn’t really a wise career option. People would joke and say, ‘History’s okay, but what’s your actual job?’ I didn’t come from a privileged background and couldn’t afford to be irresponsible, so I did the pragmatic thing and did a MBA.
I’m interested in light. It’s a very direct, pragmatic, American, rather naive approach.
I’m pragmatic. If this is going to make sense, get me a job, and in the end let me put my kids through school. I’ll play killers. But my kids always ask me, ‘Do you die in this one, too, Daddy?’
Colm Feore
I’m afraid I don’t have a very pragmatic or unromantic view of props. I don’t imbue them with any great sense of mystery or anything.