God, the supreme being, is neither circumscribed by space, nor touched by time; he cannot be found in a particular direction, and his essence cannot change. The secret conversation is thus entirely spiritual; it is a direct encounter between God and the soul, abstracted from all material constraints.— Avicenna
Glamorous Constraint quotations
Love withers under constraints: its very essence is liberty: it is compatible neither with obedience, jealousy, nor fear.
The photograph is an undeniably powerful medium.
Free from the constraints of language, and harnessing the unique qualities of a single moment frozen in time.
There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.
In most organizational change efforts, it is much easier to draw on the strengths of the culture than to overcome the constraints by changing the culture.
There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all.
Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.
Approved attributes and their relation to face make every man his own jailer;
this is a fundamental social constraint even though each man may like his cell.
My freedom will be so much the greater and more meaningful the more narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself with obstacles. Whatever diminishes constraint diminishes strength. The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self of the chains that shackle the spirit.
There are two things parents should give their children roots and wings.
Roots to give them bearing and a sense of belonging, but also wings to help free them from constraints and prejudices and give them other ways to travel (or rather, to fly).
Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint.
Each of us needs periods in which our minds can focus inwardly.
Solitude is an essential experience for the mind to organize its own processes and create an internal state of resonance. In such a state, the self is able to alter its constraints by directly reducing the input from interactions with others. (p. 235)
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.
A good designer can create a design that accommodates all the constraints and still delivers an elegant, satisfying experience to the user. A great designer can go beyond this and create a design that demonstrates that some of those constraints weren’t really there to begin with.
The most important feature of the Chess position is the activity of the pieces.
This is absolutely fundamental in all phases of the game: Opening, Middlegame and especially Endgame. The primary constraint on a piece's activity is the Pawn structure
Creativity is the ability to identify self-imposed constraints, remove them, and explore the consequences of their removal.
Since the nation's founding, African Americans repeatedly have been controlled through institutions such as slavery and Jim Crow, which appear to die, but then are reborn in new form, tailored to the needs and constraints of the time.
Where resources are plentiful (i.e. no constraints), you will find very little creativity. Where resources are scarce (i.e. many constraints), you will find an abundance of creativity.
Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation.
An artist is an explorer. He has to begin by self-discovery and by observation of his own procedure. After that he must not feel under any constraint.
When we free ourselves from the constraints of ordinary goals and uninformed scoffers we will find ourselves roaring off the face of the earth.
Different constraints are decisive for different situations, but the most fundamental constraint is limited time.
The reality is that capital punishment in America is a lottery.
It is a punishment that is shaped by the constraints of poverty, race, geography and local politics.
People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth.
Globalization has become an ideology with no constraints.
And now, nations are forcing themselves back into the debate. Nations with borders we control, with people that we listen to, with real economies, not Wall Street economies, but rather factories and farmers. And this goes against this unregulated globalization, wild, savage globalization.
Art lives from constraints and dies from freedom.
If I had a choice of educating my daughters or my sons because of opportunity constraints, I would choose to educate my daughters.
Even a woman who has the soul of a pirate, at least pirate morals, even a woman who prefer loneliness to the bickerings and constraints of heterosexual marriage, even such a woman who is a freak in our society needs a home... The only characteristic freaks share is our knowledge that we don't fit in.
But are sailors, frequenters of fiddlers' greens, without vices? No;
but less often than with landsmen do their vices, so called, partake of crookedness of heart, seeming less to proceed from viciousness than exuberance of vitality after long constraint: frank manifestations in accordance with natural law.
The most fundamental constraint is limited time
Freedom [should not be] conceived negatively as exemption from social influences or situational constraints. Rather...positively as the exercise of self-influence to bring about desired results.
All human development, no matter what form it takes, must be outside the rules;
otherwise we would never have anything new.
I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do.
One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.
Mathematics is not the rigid and rigidity-producing schema that the layman thinks it is; rather, in it we find ourselves at that meeting point of constraint and freedom that is the very essence of human nature.
Once we rid ourselves of traditional thinking we can get on with creating the future.
The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self.
And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution.