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Pursuit Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Pursuit are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase:
if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
- C. P. Snow

 

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

We hold these truths to be self-evident:
that all men are created equal;
that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable rights;
that among these are life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson


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The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity
in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
- Albert Einstein

For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival,
liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness
is a planet whose resources are devoted
to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
- Jimmy Carter

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit
that still carries any reward.
- John Maynard Keynes

Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.
- Aristophanes

It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving -
as if it were an individual person -
its own ends.
History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends.
- Karl Marx

Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles.
So the real terror, the real aggression against life
comes in the form of the pursuit of our technological happiness.
- Godfrey Reggio

When others stood idly by, you and your families gave your all,
in defence of a risen people and in pursuit of Irish freedom and unity.
- Gerry Adams

The cloud that descended on Black Rock on Monday was
not for the past but the future.
How much will this debacle chill the pursuit of other risky investigations?
- Tina Brown

A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is
the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

Canada is the only country founded on the relentless pursuit of the rodent.
- Preston Manning

A man's love, till it has been chastened and fastened
by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it,
is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit.
- Anthony Trollope

There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty.
That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

I'm not sure what theory is, unless it's the pursuit
of fundamental questions.
- David Antin

There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness,
but there is the discovery of joy.
- Joyce Grenfell

It is this, at its most basic, that makes science a humane pursuit;
it acknowledges the commonality of people's experience.
- John Charles Polanyi

In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and
enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit,
and acquires a name by some illustrious action,
or useful art.
- Sallust

There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is.
He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence
who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.
- Virginia Woolf

The manic pursuit of success cost me everything I could love:
my wife,
my three children, some friends I would have liked to grow old with.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have
been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit
of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view.
- Max Planck

It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy.
The pursuit of happiness is a great activity.
One must be open and alive.
It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish.
- Robert Herrick

Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth,
wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit
and attainment is always security and order.
- Johan Huizinga

Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values,
we believed, than in a flight underground.
We were offering a value system couched in the language of science.
- John Charles Polanyi

Not a moment had been lost by General Hooker in the pursuit of Lee.
- Edward Everett

There are few things more amusing in the world of politics
than watching moderate Republicans charging to the
right in pursuit of greater glory.
- Mario Cuomo

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.
And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

Deficiency motivation doesn't work.
It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me.
Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.
- Wayne Dyer

The insane pursuit of the holy grail of a balanced
budget in the end is going to drive the economy into a depression.
- William Vickrey

Nature of course is the best guide in the matter of choosing a pursuit.
- James Payn

Wit is a weapon.
Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority.
But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin,
usually in solitude.
- Frank Muir

Truth, also is the pursuit of it.
- George Oppen

The pursuit of perfection always implies a definite aristocracy,
which is as much a goal of effort as a noble philosophy,
an august civil polity or a great art.
- Ralph A. Cram

It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is
a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune;
but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny,
we will continue to grow.
We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom.
It happens in its own time.
- Denis Waitley

I am about to be married, and am of course in all the
misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.
- Lord Byron

I'm in pursuit of what cannot be achieved:
perfection.
- Andrew Vachss

Not considering this opening worthy of more attention,
I continued our pursuit to the Northwest,
being desirous to embrace the advantages of the prevailing breeze.
- George Vancouver

Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends,
not a game of chess.
- Felix Frankfurter

I felt strongly that since the pursuit of good science
was so difficult it was essential that the problem
being studied was an important one to justify the effort expanded.
- Paul Nurse

The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion,
or delusion.
- Derek Jarman

There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame;
life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Lies are essential to humanity.
They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure
and moreover are dictated by that pursuit.
- Marcel Proust

One has to devote oneself to a particular pursuit.
To be successful at anything, you have to make a total commitment to it.
- Donald Johanson

I can plod.
I can persevere in any definite pursuit.
To this I owe everything.
- William Carey

Just stop for a minute and you'll realize you're happy just being.
I think it's the pursuit that screws up happiness.
If we drop the pursuit, it's right here.
- James Hillman

An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
- Pliny the Elder

The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake,
tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods,
tastes and aptitudes of youth.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

Religion is a temper, not a pursuit.
- Harriet Martineau

My philosophy all my life has been the pursuit of excellence.
- John Kluge

Life is the most versatile thing under the sun;
and in the pursuit of life and character the author
who works in a groove works in blinkers.
- Laurence Housman

Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like
ants instead of like men.
- Mortimer Adler

My reasons for declaring a sexual preference had to
do less with the pursuit of personal freedom than with
the lust for pure shock value.
- Lance Loud

If things don't come easy, there is no premium on effort.
There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit.
- Branch Rickey

Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.
- Laurence Sterne

The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness,
but it can be more satisfying.
- David Ogilvy

Everything depends on a good job - strong families,
strong communities, the pursuit of the American dream,
and a tax base to support schools for our kids and
services for our seniors.
- Bob Taft

It is an endless and frivolous Pursuit to act by any
other Rule than the Care of satisfying our own Minds in what we do.
- Richard Steele

There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth.
- Samuel Butler

Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth,
pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin.
- Desiderius Erasmus

The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense
than the pursuit of truth or goodness,
because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.
- Northrop Frye

The pursuit of truth will set you free;
even if you never catch up with it.
- Clarence Darrow

Whatever pursuit you undertake, the requirements should
start with a love of what it is that you are pursuing.
- Bill Toomey

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what
is elusive but attainable,
a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
- John Buchan

The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
That's all.
It doesn't guarantee our rights to charity.
- Jesse Ventura


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