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Positive Quotes about Essence

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The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

 

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

God is all there is - God includes everything,
all possibility and all action,
for Spirit is the invisible essence and substance of all form.
- Ernest Holmes

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great relationships begin with two people who are each
self confident and who come to each other with the openness
to see and accept the other as a unique and wonderful person.
If there is true love and an alignment of fundamental values,
choose to join your life with your new partner
and vow never to criticize their nature -
the essence that makes them uniquely themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The very essence of the creative is its novelty,
and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
- Carl Rogers

Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes,
thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.
- Sai Baba

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

Nature is so powerful, so strong.
Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes
a dance with light and the weather.
It takes you to a place within yourself.
- Annie Leibovitz

The essence of good government is trust.
- Kathleen Sebelius

Not so the scientist.
The very essence of his life is the service of truth.
- Franz Boas

He who gives what he would as readily throw away,
gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice.
- Henry Taylor

The essence of lying is in deception,
not in words.
- John Ruskin

I wish to note that intellectual property theft by
a government represents the very essence of organized crime.
- Howard Berman

I don't think poetry is something that can be taught.
We can encourage young writers, but what you can't
teach them is the very essence of poetry.
- Robert Morgan

It is a widely accepted notion among painters that
it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted.
This is the essence of academicism.
- Mark Rothko

The whole essence of good drawing - and of good thinking,
perhaps - is to work a subject down to the simplest
form possible and still have it believable for what it is meant to be.
- Chuck Jones

The right of election is the very essence of the constitution.
- Junius

The uncertainty of the danger belongs to the essence of terrorism.
- Jurgen Habermas

I don't see a benefit in accepting every single little
morsel of work that comes along because I think in
essence what you're doing is you're raping yourself really.
- Karl Urban

Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.
- Frank Borman

I had an essence in my life that I was nothing.
- Demi Moore

All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.
- Thomas Aquinas

Pretending to be other people is my game and that to
me is the essence of the whole business of acting.
- John Hurt

The essence of Richard Nixon is loneliness.
- Henry A. Kissinger

I would be willing to do almost anything to make Art happy.
I care about our friendship.
The only thing I won't do is change the essence of my work.
- Paul Simon

Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization,
in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in
the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama.
- George P. Baker

Performance art is the ultimate in creativity.
Since it has so many possibilities at creativity,
it's essence tends to become creativity.
- Jack Bowman

For life is tendency, and the essence of a tendency
is to develop in the form of a sheaf,
creating, by its very growth, divergent directions
among which its impetus is divided.
- Henri Bergson

Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality.
It's part of the sizzle.
- Camille Paglia

In essence, String Theory describes space and time,
matter and energy, gravity and light,
indeed all of God's creation...
as music.
- Roy H. Williams

The essence of Africa's crisis is fundamentally its extreme poverty.
- Jeffrey Sachs

The essence of childhood, of course,
is play,
which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that
we reluctantly shared with traffic.
- Bill Cosby

The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms,
under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
- Guy de Maupassant

The essence of a man is found in his faults.
- Francis Picabia

I'm curious about other people.
That's the essence of my acting.
I'm interested in what it would be like to be you.
- Meryl Streep

The essence of a general's job is to assist in developing
a clear sense of purpose to keep the junk from getting
in the way of important things.
- Walter F. Ulmer

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning,
after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
- Anita Brookner

True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart.
It is not contempt; its essence is love.
It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles,
which lie far deeper.
- Thomas Carlyle

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence
exist in each individual of the species,
can never in its perfection inhabit a single object.
- Henry Fuseli

One must love humanity in order to reach out into the
unique essence of each individual:
no one can be too low or too ugly.
- Georg Buchner

The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.
- John Adams

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.
- Michael Porter

Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence,
to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.
- William Hazlitt

For books are more than books, they are the life,
the very heart and core of ages past,
the reason why men lived and worked and died,
the essence and quintessence of their lives.
- Gene Fowler

Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery,
but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging.
- Alexander Theroux

Science sometimes falls short when trying to fathom
the depths of our essence -
and our inspiration comes from that essence.
- Lance Secretan

We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action.
- Martin Heidegger

The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
- Richard Dawkins

So what I did on the field was the essence of what I am.
Remember me like that.
- Steve Carlton

If we need to be reminded to love one another,
then we have already lost sight of the very essence of our existence.
- Darren L. Johnson

Like bones to the human body, the axle to the wheel,
the wing to the bird, and the air to the wing,
so is liberty the essence of life.
Whatever is done without it is imperfect.
- Jose Marti

When it's working, what acting is really about is getting
into the essence of a moment in a creative,
joyous way - through whatever frees you up.
- Lili Taylor

The essence of the stage is concentration and penetration.
Of the screen action, movement, sweep.
- Elia Kazan

What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect,
delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from."
- Marilyn vos Savant

Society has arisen out of the works of peace;
the essence of society is peacemaking.
- Ludwig von Mises

There is no progress whatever.
Everything is just the same as it was thousands,
and tens of thousands, of years ago.
The outward form changes.
The essence does not change.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The essence of true friendship is to make allowance
for another's little lapses.
- David Storey

The real essence of work is concentrated energy.
- Walter Bagehot

The relative property of the Son is to be begotten,
that is, so to proceed from the Father as to be a participant
of the same essence and perfectly carry on the Father's nature.
- William Ames

The essence of life is finding something you really
love and then making the daily experience worthwhile.
- Denis Waitley

That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question,
and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.
- Jacob Bronowski


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