Perfect health, sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches.— Sri Aurobindo
Tempting Straightforward quotations
The unconscious mind is decidedly simple, unaffected, straightforward and honest. It hasn't got all of this facade, this veneer of what we call adult culture. It's rather simple, rather childish It is direct and free.
God's definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.
Men are gentle, honest and straightforward. Women are convoluted, deceptive and dangerous.
I believe in treating other people with respect.
My style is to speak to people, be available to them and willing to answer their questions. This also means being straightforward and honest with them.
I've discovered as I've grown up that life is far more complicated than you think it is when you're a kid. It isn't just a straightforward fairytale.
We all like to think that if we were the victims of domestic abuse we'd up and leave - but it's not always as easy or straightforward as that. Women stay with abusive partners for all kinds of reasons - they love them, they fear them, they have children with them, they believe they can change them or they simply have no where else to go.
We are ashamed to seem evasive in the presence of a straightforward man, cowardly in the presence of a brave one, gross in the eyes of a refined one, and so on. We always imagine, and in imagining share, the judgments of the other mind.
It is straightforward for me to be ethical, responsible, and kind-hearted because I have the resources to support that.
You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
There's another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.
Some girls like to say one thing and mean another.
And me being who I am, I'm very straightforward. Everything is very black and white for me. I don't really like playing mind games.
Healing can be a long and winding road or a straightforward march to the finish line.
I believe that pluralistic secularism, in the long run, is a more deadly poison than straightforward persecution.
The first point was we wanted power to determine our own destiny in our own black community. And what we had done is, we wanted to write a program that was straightforward to the people. We didn't want to give a long dissertation.
From what I could see, the hardwood was just fine.
Then again, I'd just see a windmill and an open sky, too, never feeling the need to conquer either. You think it's all obvious and straightforward, this world. But really, it's all in who is doing the looking.
Truth is always straightforward.
The whole race, which is now called Gallic or Galatic,is madly fond of war,high-spirited and quick to battle,but otherwise straightforward and not of evil character.For at any time or place and on whatever pretext you stir them up,you will have them ready to face danger,even if they have nothing on their side but their own strength and courage.
Some people say I'm too blunt and I'm too direct, too straightforward.
I think we could use some of that in Washington, D.C.
If you want to make changes in the world, you're going to have to be there day after day doing the boring, straightforward work of getting a couple of people interested and building a slightly bigger organization and carrying out the next move and suffering frustration and finally getting somewhere. That's how the world changes.
The most fundamental paradox is that if we're never to use force, we must be prepared to use it and to use it successfully. We Americans don't want war and we don't start fights. We don't maintain a strong military force to conquer or coerce others. The purpose of our military is simple and straightforward: we want to prevent war.
In conflict, straightforward actions generally lead to engagement, surprising actions generally lead to victory.
That's always been my philosophy: I try to just be as straightforward as possible, and then I don't really have to question what I said or regret anything.
In real life, strategy is actually very straightforward.
You pick a general direction and implement like hell.
Although human beings are incapable of talking about themselves with total honesty, it is much harder to avoid the truth while pretending to be other people. They often reveal much about themselves in a very straightforward way. I am certain that I did. There is nothing that says more about its creator than the work itself.
All the mega corporations on the planet make their obscene profits off the labor and suffering of others, with complete disregard for the effects on the workers, environment, and future generations. We have a straightforward proposal: if they want public money, we want public control. It's that simple.
...,the will of God for your life is pretty straightforward: Be holy like Jesus, by the power of the Spirit, for the glory of God.
I'm a very straightforward person. But that's fine for a comedian. Because a lot of times you're talking about everyone else.
If you are a straightforward racing driver you should always see your limits.
You have to be objective and not come up with any bullshit.
Enlightenment is eliminating mental confusion, eliminating hatred, jealousy, mental toxins, cravings. That's very simple and straightforward. Whether you can do it or not is another matter.
That’s my idea of what a portrait ought to be, anonymous and documentary and a straightforward picture of mankind.
I find it extraordinary that a straightforward if inelegant device for ensuring the survival of the species should involve human beings in such emotional turmoil. Does sex have to be taken so seriously?
I hate going to the gym and doing it the old-fashioned way.
I hate anything that's too straightforward, too routine, too familiar. I get bored really, really quickly.
I admire honesty and straightforwardness combined with true femininity.
My approach is to start from the straightforward principle that our body is a machine. A very complicated machine, but none the less a machine, and it can be subjected to maintenance and repair in the same way as a simple machine, like a car.
America's view of apartheid is simple and straightforward: We believe it is wrong. We condemn it. And we are united in hoping for the day when apartheid will be no more.