Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.
We are not self-made. We are dependent on one another. Admitting this to ourselves isn't an embrace of mediocrity and derivativeness, it's a liberation from our misconceptions.
Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.
Every thought derives from a thwarted sensation.
The butterfly's attractiveness derives not only from colors and symmetry: deeper motives contribute to it. We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straight and briskly like bees, or if they stung, or above all if they did not enact the perturbing mystery of metamorphosis: the latter assumes in our eyes the value of a badly decoded message, a symbol, a sign.
The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of all pleasures.
The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present.
It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes;
but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.
Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity.
One of the strengths I derive from my class background is that I am accustomed to contempt.
Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred.
All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
The essential element of successful strategy is that it derives its success from the differences between competitors with a consequent difference in their behavior.
Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors.
My happiness derives from knowing the people I love are happy.
Museums and art stores are also sources of pleasure and inspiration.
Doubtless it will seem strange to many that the hand unaided by sight can feel action, sentiment, beauty in the cold marble; and yet it is true that I derive genuine pleasure from touching great works of art. As my finger tips trace line and curve, they discover the thought and emotion which the artist has portrayed.
The lord is wonderfully good to those who wait for him and seek him.
N.B.: From this quote is derived the proverb, Good things come to those who wait.
The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.
From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.
Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.
Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture.
A lot of comic actors derive their main force from childish behavior.
Most great comics are doing such silly things; you'd say, 'That's what a child would do.'
It is amazing how soon one becomes accustomed to the sound of ones voice, when forced to repeat a speech five or six times a day. As election day approaches, the size of the crowds grows; they are more responsive and more interested; and one derives a certain exhilaration from that which, only a few weeks before, was intensely painful. This is one possible explanation of unlimited debate in the Senate.
We hold these truths to be sacred &
undeniable; that all men are created equal & independant, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness.