Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; she requires the hand of time.

Wherever work is done, victory is attained.

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Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability.

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.

Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness.

It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.

In anything at all, perfection is finally attained, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

Many people might have attained wisdom had they not assumed they already had it.

Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime;

it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions;

reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.

Many people have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness.

It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Archbishop -- A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.

Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

When the divine vision is attained, all appear equal;

and there remains no distinction of good and bad, or of high and low.

The animal shall not be measured by man.

In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.

Excellence can be attained if you care more than others think is wise, Risk more than others think is safe, Dream more than others think is practical, and Expect more than others think is possible.

Until economic freedom is attained for everybody, there can be no real freedom for anybody.

The visual is sorely undervalued in modern scholarship.

Art history has attained only a fraction of the conceptual sophistication of literary criticism. Drunk with self-love, criticism has hugely overestimated the centrality of language to western culture. It has failed to see the electrifying sign language of images.

People who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others have idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, and have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success often erroneously attributed to good luck.

There is (as I now find) no remorse for time long past, even for what may have mortified us or made us ashamed of ourselves when it was happening: there is a pleasant panoramic sense of what it all was and how it all had to be. Why, if we are not vain or snobbish, need we desire that it should have been different? The better things we missed may yet be enjoyed or attained by someone else somewhere: why isn't that just as good? And there is no regret, either, in the sense of wishing the past to return, or missing it: it is quite real enough as it is, there at its own date and place

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.

Men seldom rise from low condition to high rank without employing either force or fraud, unless that rank should be attained either by gift or inheritance.

All, or the greatest part of men that have aspired to riches or power, have attained thereunto either by force or fraud, and what they have by craft or cruelty gained, to cover the foulness of their fact, they call purchase, as a name more honest. Howsoever, he that for want of will or wit useth not those means, must rest in servitude and poverty.

We are a rebellious nation. Our whole history is treason; our blood was attained before we were born; our creeds were infidelity to the mother church; our constitution treason to our fatherland.

Romance, like the rabbit at the dog track, is the elusive, fake, and never attained reward which, for the benefit and amusement of our masters, keeps us running and thinking in safe circles.

For those who wish to climb the mountain of spiritual awareness, the path is selfless work. For those who have attained the summit of union with the Lord, the path is stillness and peace.

Social improvement is attained more readily by a concern with the quality of results than with the purity of motives.

Wellbeing is attained by little and little, and nevertheless is no little thing itself.

He who has learnt to control his tongue has attained self-control in a great measure. When such a person speaks he will be heard with respect and attention. His words will be remembered, for they will be good and true. When one who is established in truth prays with a pure heart, then things he really needs come to him when they are really needed: he does not have to run after them. The man firmly established in truth gets the fruit of his actions without apparently doing anything. God, the source of all truth, supplies his needs and looks after his welfare.

I will attained victory by God and my sword.

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it, thou art a fool.

Work is the true elixir of life. The busiest man is the happiest man. Excellence in any art or profession is attained only by hard and persistent work. Never believe that you are perfect. When a man imagines, even after years of striving, that he has attained perfection, his decline begins.

A building or a town will only be alive to the extent that it is governed in a timeless way. It is a process which brings order out of nothing but ourselves; it cannot be attained, but it will happen of its own accord, if we will only let it.

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.

It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.

Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.

Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool.

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.

My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.

Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally.

Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.

To unfold the secret laws and relations of those high faculties of thought by which all beyond the merely perceptive knowledge of the world and of ourselves is attained or matured, is a object which does not stand in need of commendation to a rational mind.