quote by Nikola Tesla

In a crystal we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nonetheless a living being

— Nikola Tesla

Practical Formative quotations

The aim of spiritual formation is not behavior modification but the transformation of all those aspects of you and me where behavior comes from...Circumcision of the heart.

I only debate with serious political youth formations.

Not a group of the racist Helen Zille's garden boys.

The debates are part of the unconscionable fraud that our political campaigns have become a format that defies meaningful discourse. They should be charged with sabotaging the electoral process.

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.


No government can be free that does not allow all its citizens to participate in the formation and execution of her laws.

The whole format of entertainment that I did seems to be fading away.

The music business of today is completely different when you see the videos and the music.

The only legitimate use for a glove is to cover an injury.

.. A desire to prevent callus formation (possibly so as to not snag one's pantyhose) does not constitute a legitimate use. And if you do insist on wearing gloves, make sure they match your purse.

I prefer recording drums in the analog format, but that does not mean I would only do it that way.

Christians should never have a political party.

It is a huge mistake to become married to an ideology, because the greatest enemy of the gospel is ideology. Ideology is a man-made format of how the world ought to work, and Christians instead believed in the revealing truth Scripture.


Law and Order' is completely story-driven and completely characterless, really.

If you do that format for five years and you're an actor, you're bound to get bored. It wears on you. And it was really wearing on me.

A great part of the disaster of contemporary life lies in the fact that it is organized around feelings. People nearly always act on their feelings, and think it only right. The will is then left at the mercy of circumstances that evoke feelings. Christian spiritual formation today must squarely confront this fact and overcome it.

Spiritual formation for the Christian basically refers to the Spirit-driven process of forming the inner world of the human self in such a way that it becomes like the inner being of Christ himself.

Since I was a child, my whole life has revolved around music.

It's often while listening to a song that ideas for my fashion collections formed.

There is no reason why agreement on particular points should not be both possible and advantageous to the so-called neutrals and to one or more of the blocs, either existing or in the process of formation, within the League of Nations.


The exercises of practical life are formative activities, a work of adaptation to the environment. Such adaptation to the environment and efficient functioning therein is the very essence of a useful education.

The history of the music industry is inevitably also the story of the development of technology. From the player piano to the vinyl disc, from reel-to-reel tape to the cassette, from the CD to the digital download, these formats and devices changed not only the way music was consumed, but the very way artists created it.

Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.

The Mirror Stage as formative in the function of the I as revealed in psychoanalytic experience.

Black Books adheres to a more old fashioned, traditional sitcom format, which I think works, because in its own way, it's quite theatrical.


I want a nice picture book with 12 pictures - I do my best with that format.

The computers in Atlantis were infinitely evolved as opposed to what we see today. The science, the technology, everything was really done with light. All processing was done with light, with crystal formations and structures. Electricity is much too slow.

The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations - each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.

Nerves and butterflies are fine - they're a physical sign that you're mentally ready and eager. You have to get the butterflies to fly in formation, that's the trick.

Character formation cannot be taught. It comes from experience and not from explanation.


The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.

Man is really not freeing many aspects.

He is dependent on his social circumstances, but he is free in his thinking, and here is the point of origin of sculpture. For me the formation of the thought is already sculpture. The thought is sculpture.

I wouldn't be where I am, if not for Jamaica.

My formative years were here. I wouldn't have the confidence that I have if I wasn't born here, because growing up here I knew I could become anybody I wanted to become. There was no ceiling on top of me.

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.

As long as we are engaged in storytelling that moves the culture forward, it doesn't matter what format it is.


I sing from my heart, I love country music and I love the people that respond to it. You never see yourself as others do but I've always beeen proud to be part of country music and I hope that the format is proud of me.

My moral and spiritual formation does not allow me to be a dictator.

.. If I were a dictator, You can be sure that many things have happened.

I do believe in the power of story. I believe that stories have an important role to play in the formation of human beings, that they can stimulate, amaze and inspire their listeners.

A moment's reflection shows that Liberalism is entirely negative.

It is not a formative force, but always and only a disintegrating force.

The knowledge of God, the formation of ideas, the mastery of desire and passion, the distinction between that which is to be chosen and that which is to be rejected, all these man owes to his form.

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