On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.
In matters of principals, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.
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Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.
When the tide of life turns against youAnd the current upsets your boat,Don't waste tears on what might have been,Just lie on your back and float.
Enjoy where you are at on the way to where you are going.
Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer.
But this long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead.
The mind when it has an old experience will add that data into its current experience, and it keeps coming up with wrong answers.
Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule.
At the current $5.15 an hour, the federal minimum wage has become a poverty wage. A full-time worker with one child lives below the official poverty line.
But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current;
no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it.
It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
Our current tax system is broken.
It's very likely that graduates, current employees and retirees have some wonderful pieces of Deer Park history in their closets or garages.
My next-door neighbor's two dogs have created more shovel-ready jobs than this current administration.
Somewhere in talking and rehearsing, there is a magical moment where actors catch a current, they're on the right road. If they really catch it, then whatever they do from then on is correct and it all comes out of them from that point on.
These are matters of external history.
They are indeed prominent objects, often changing and giving a new direction to the current; but they tell us not why it flows onward and will ever flow.
You don't paddle against the current, you paddle with it.
And if you get good at it, you throw away the oars.
Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains.
You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.
First would be the literary side, then the spiritual and philosophical.
The political side is required principally because of the necessity of the current Russian position.
It is a wise person that adapts themselves to all contingencies;
it's the fool who always struggles like a swimmer against the current.
I don't see America as a mainland, but as a sea, a big ocean.
Sometimes a storm arises, a formidable current develops, and it seems it will engulf everything. Wait a moment, another current will appear and bring the first one to naught.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
I perceived that to express those impressions, to write that essential book, which is the only true one, a great writer does not, in the current meaning of the word, invent it, but, since it exists already in each one of us, interprets it. The duty and the task of a writer are those of an interpreter.
The search for static security -- in the law and elsewhere -- is misguided.
The fact is security can only be achieved through constant change, adapting old ideas that have outlived their usefulness to current facts.
Is your Christianity ancient history--or current events?
I really don't care that I don't have what's current because whatever is at the moment, it will be infinitely better in a few months and even better months later.
The current collapse of industrial society may well be the planet's way of avoiding a larger death.
We hear the haunting presentiment of a dutiful middle age in the current reluctance of young people to select any option except the one they feel will impinge upon them the least.
The creative person wants to be a know -it -all.
He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, nineteenth -century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flower arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six months, or six years down the road. But he has faith that it will happen.
Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life.
Professional critics are incapable of distinguishing and appreciating either diamonds in the rough or gold in bars. They are traders, and in literature know only the coins that are current. Their critical lab has scales and weights, but neither crucible or touchstone.
A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future.
You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.
I is a militant social tendency, working to hold and enlarge its place in the general current of tendencies. So far as it can it waxes, as all life does. To think of it as apart from society is a palpable absurdity of which no one could be guilty who really saw it as a fact of life.
Without the Empire we should be tossed like a cork in the cross current of world politics. It is at once our sword and our shield.
Controlled deep breathing helps the body to transform the air we breathe into energy. The stream of energized air produced by properly executed and controlled deep breathing produces a current of inner energy which radiates throughout the entire body and can be channeled to the body areas that need it the most, on demand.
The best current evidence is that media are mere vehicles that deliver instruction but do not influence student achievement any more than the truck that delivers groceries causes change in our nutrition.
There is tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries; on such a full sea we are now afloat; and we must take the current the clouds folding and unfolding beyond the horizon. when it serves, or lose our ventures.
The coin that is most current among mankind is flattery: the only benefit of which is that by hearing what we are not, we may be instructed on what to become.
In this age of specialization, I sometimes think of myself as the last 'generalist' in economics, with interests that range from mathematical economics down to current financial journalism. My real interests are research and teaching...
Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it;
it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior.
Male bashing is everywhere. It would be a mistake to view the current situation as another skirmish in the war between the sexes. Women have been doing the shooting, and men have been burying their heads in the sand, hoping the bullets will miss.
Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority.
The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on I am not too sure.
It is a quite remarkable fact that the great religions of the most civilized peoples are more deeply fraught with sadness than the simpler beliefs of earlier societies. This certainly does not mean that the current of pessimism is eventually to submerge the other, but it proves that it does not lose ground and that it does not seem destined to disappear.
The work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that position be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one's contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time.
What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? Take fifty of our current proverbial sayings - they are so trite, so threadbare, that we can hardly bring our lips to utter them. None the less they embody the concentrated experience of the race and the man who orders his life according to their teaching cannot go far wrong.
This river will teach you everything you need to learn.
The water follows and trusts the current. It doesn't try to direct itself but allows itself to be pulled easily and naturally to the ocean. The current knows where its going. That's why its the current. The twigs bob merrily along the surface and trhe fish trust everything the current brings. The water is called by what is greater, the ocean, where the current both begins and ends. And this is how we are led when we trust our source and allow that source to lead us along to the fullest, happiest expression of life.