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Pursuit

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Harmony About

The search for justice and security, the struggle for equality of opportunity, the quest for tolerance and harmony, the pursuit of human dignity - these are moral imperatives which we must work towards and think about on a daily basis.

- Aga Khan IV

Been Futile

Pursuit of perfection is futile. Instead, I prioritize and often realize goals or tasks I've been aiming for just aren't that important.

- Aisha Tyler

Pose Iran

Iran's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons, support for international terrorist organizations, and abhorrent human rights practices pose one of the greatest threats to global security.

- Allyson Schwartz

Sometimes Actual

Actual happiness is sometimes confused with the pursuit of it; and the most mindless and crass how-tos can get jumbled in with the modestly useful, the appealingly personal, and the genuinely interesting.

- Amy Bloom

Sacrifice Led

The dominance of short-term perspectives has led to routine decisions in the markets that sacrifice the long-term buildup of genuine value in pursuit of artificial, short-term gains.

- Al Gore

Brilliant Modern

Modern political speechwriting is not a high-minded pursuit for brilliant talents.

- Alex Pareene

Past Resolutions

The Democratic Media Complex, in its pursuit of Orwellian hate-crime legislation, reparations, and sundry non-ameliorative resolutions to America's troubled racial past, pursues its victims with blood lust.

- Andrew Breitbart

Achieved Cannot

I'm in pursuit of what cannot be achieved: perfection.

- Andrew Vachss

Love Thought

You know, American citizens, I don't think, ever thought that the right to the pursuit of happiness did not include the right to marry the person you love. But for a whole number of Americans, gay Americans, that happens to be true.

- Andrew Sullivan

Four Olympic

An Olympic pursuit really takes a full three to four years of Olympic preparation.

- Apolo Ohno

Love Desire

Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.

- Aristophanes

Achieve Half

It would be fantastic to spend your whole life trying to pursue something and then finally, at the last moment, you achieve it. You know, instead of getting it in the middle of the pursuit and spending the second half giving it meaning.

- Ashton Eaton

About Rating

Steve Jobs had something like a 90% approval rating from his employees. You hear stories about him being this short-tempered, aggressive person, which he was. But he was in the pursuit of making people around him better, so the product they created would be better.

- Ashton Kutcher

Happiness Aim

My aim in life isn't so much the pursuit of happiness as the happiness of pursuit.

- Charles Saatchi

Approval Ends

The pursuit of approval usually ends in disaster.

- Chris Morris

Church Could

Could we not argue that America is about freedom, whether we live it out or not, but it really is about freedom, equality and the pursuit of happiness. And that's what church is all about.

- Clementa C. Pinckney

Other Teams

Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together. When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles. This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life.

- Connie Mack

Peace Victory

The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.

- Dag Hammarskjold

Focus Rather

Genuine happiness can only be achieved when we transform our way of life from the unthinking pursuit of pleasure to one committed to enriching our inner lives, when we focus on 'being more' rather than simply having more.

- Daisaku Ikeda

Happy I Think

I take so much pleasure at seeing customers who are happy: happy with what they eat, but happy with their friends and sharing a great moment together, and I think that is more important in life than the endless pursuit of perfection.

- Daniel Boulud

Focus Importance

As a Jew, I recognize the importance of Israel historically, liturgically: its place in our history and in our sacred texts. I fully recognize and appreciate that. I just think that, for me, a sole focus on Israel gets in the way of the pursuit of a relationship with God and a more spiritual existence within Judaism.

- David Gregory

TV TV Show

It's really cool to know that you've put something together that isn't for a particular audience. It's so often that a TV show can really only speak to one sect of the population, and this really is something that appeals to a worldwide fan base. People who are into the pursuit of knowledge. Their reaction has meant the world to us.

- David Krumholtz

Excellence More

The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness, but it can be more satisfying.

- David Ogilvy

Some Other

Some of us learned in a school of philosophy which taught that all was for the common good and nothing for oneself and have never, in any case, regarded the pursuit of happiness as anything other than an aberration of the human spirit.

- John Grierson

American Long

Though I have drawn my sword in the present generous struggle for the rights of men, yet I am not in arms as an American, nor am I in pursuit of riches. My fortune is liberal enough, having no wife nor family, and having lived long enough to know that riches cannot ensure happiness.

- John Paul Jones

Most Revelations

Most scientific revelations happened after the pursuit of knowledge quit being secret and hermetic.

- John Perry Barlow

Improvement Cases

The library is seen as a force for self improvement and the pursuit of knowledge. I fear that in many cases this is no longer true, if it ever was.

- John Redwood

Political Constant

In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed.

- John Rawls

Will Part

Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough - that we should try again.

- Julia Cameron

Happiness Happy

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

- Guillaume Apollinaire

Bad Hollywood

As a bookish child in Calcutta, I used to thrill to the adventures of bad girls whose pursuit of happiness swept them outside the bounds of social decency. Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Emma Bovary and Anna Karenina lived large in my imagination. The naughty girls of Hollywood films flirted and knew how to drive.

- Bharati Mukherjee

Religion Temper

Religion is a temper, not a pursuit.

- Harriet Martineau

Career Been

My research career has been devoted to understanding human decision-making and problem-solving processes. The pursuit of this goal has led me into the fields of political science, economics, cognitive psychology, computer science and philosophy of science, among others.

- Herbert A. Simon

Love Happy

There are still civil rights issues. There are still people who can't be visited by their spouse in the hospital because they're gay. These are humanitarian issues. At the end of the day, all you want is for people to be happy in the pursuit of life, love and liberty.

- Brandi Carlile

Best About

Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It's like the ultimate rest. It's better than the best sleep you've ever had. It's a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh.

- Hugh Jackman

I Think Other

I think the American Dream used to be achieving one's goals in your field of choice - and from that, all other things would follow. Now, I think the dream has morphed into the pursuit of money: Accumulate enough of it, and the rest will follow.

- Buzz Aldrin

Biology Medicinal

In research, I wanted to establish the medicinal chemistry/bioassay conjugation as an academic pursuit, as exciting to the imagination as astrophysics or molecular biology.

- James Black

Beauty Attractive

But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry, was Astronomy. There were frequently clear nights when the glorious objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy.

- James Nasmyth

Nature Course

Nature of course is the best guide in the matter of choosing a pursuit.

- James Payn

Play Going

Play Trivial Pursuit with me, and you'll be astonished. I can remember every outfit I wore to every party going back to 1983.

- James St. James

Devote Total

One has to devote oneself to a particular pursuit. To be successful at anything, you have to make a total commitment to it.

- Donald Johanson

Thought Fossils

When the first fossils began to be found in eastern Africa, in the late 1950s, I thought, what a wonderful marriage this was, biology and anthropology. I was around 16 years old when I made this particular choice of academic pursuit.

- Donald Johanson

Lucky Bit

You have a little bit of talent, a certain amount of good fortune and a lot of hard work in pursuit of whatever truth you can find in it, and if you are really lucky, a terrific partner and I have that and those four things worked out for me.

- Donald Sutherland

Principle Placed

An attitude to life which seeks fulfillment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth - in short, materialism - does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited.

- E. F. Schumacher

Very Formulas

The pursuit of pretty formulas and neat theorems can no doubt quickly degenerate into a silly vice, but so can the quest for austere generalities which are so very general indeed that they are incapable of application to any particular.

- E. T. Bell

Through Express

One way to express choice is through the market. Well-functioning markets provide choices and, ultimately, the ability to express one's pursuit for happiness.

- Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin

Living Against

Shimon Peres was the greatest living example of an unshakable belief in the pursuit of peace against all odds.

- Ephraim Mirvis

Devil Flee

The mystery of the Christian life is that Christ expects us to flee sin and the devil, but does not expect us to rid ourselves of either on this side of glory. Repentance is a way of life, and so is the pursuit of godliness. I wish every Christian could be reminded of these two things.

- Kevin DeYoung

Doing I Think

What I saw when I was doing research is that in pursuit of a middle ground, people will kind of split the difference between the two extremes that they're hearing. And I think what's problematic is that people are seeing vaccinating on schedule, on time, as an extreme position.

- Eula Biss

Arctic Our

We must not sacrifice one of our remaining untamed places in reckless pursuit of oil. We know we have to leave oil in the ground, or destructive climate change will become unstoppable. If not in the pristine and vulnerable Arctic Ocean, then where?

- Frances Beinecke

Fruit Forget

There are periods that we forget that in the pursuit of fruit, that if we just abide in Him, then fruitfulness is a guarantee.

- Francis Chan

Freedom Wealth

Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.

- Frank Herbert

Nature Need

I am not 'in pursuit of truth.' It is not my 'quarry.' I am of my human nature a thinker, and conscious of need, responsibility of thinking-speaking with truth. I do not go about hunting 'truths.'

- Laura Riding

People Finding

Individually, people are finding that a simpler lifestyle provides greater satisfaction than relentless pursuit of materialism.

- Laurance Rockefeller

Works Author

Life is the most versatile thing under the sun; and in the pursuit of life and character the author who works in a groove works in blinkers.

- Laurence Housman

Other Fathers

Now you know my credo: Free-market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. And let me add to that from our Founding Fathers: Our Creator endowed us with the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In other words, freedom.

- Lawrence Kudlow

Creator Lover

I am Gabrielle Anwar: mother, lover, daughter, sister, friend, and creator in the pursuit of happiness.

- Gabrielle Anwar

Move Recovering

We have to move from the unbridled pursuit of self-gain at the expense of others to recovering appreciation for what we gain by caring and sharing with one another.

- Gail Sheehy

Revolution Very

As the great grandchildren of the industrial revolution, we have learned, at last, that the heedless pursuit of more is unsustainable and, ultimately, unfulfilling. Our planet, our security, our sense of equanimity and our very souls demand something better, something different.

- Gary Hamel

Truth Also

Truth, also is the pursuit of it.

- George Oppen

Idea Every Man

Our democracy is dependent on people who passionately cherish the ideals of a democracy. Every man is created equal with an inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It's a wonderful idea, and it takes people who cherish that idea to be actively involved in the process.

- George Takei

Improvement Often

The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.

- George Will

Love Togetherness

That honeymoon phase is so much fun in real life, when you meet and discover somebody new and fall in love and chase them. The pursuit. And that climactic final moment of ultimate togetherness.

- Lucas Neff

Wife Center

The center of all my enjoyments is the home wherein are my wife and children, and I have no wish to wander out from that home in pursuit of any pleasures that the world presents.

- Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II

Life Secure

The Declaration calls us to recognize the inherent equality of all people. And when it becomes unmistakably evident that a government is denying the governed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it's the right of people to establish a new government to secure these unalienable rights.

- Mike Crapo

Against Terror

Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles. So the real terror, the real aggression against life comes in the form of the pursuit of our technological happiness.

- Godfrey Reggio

Motivation Tries

When government - in pursuit of good intentions - tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.

- Milton Friedman

Enjoy Raised

We were raised to pursue women... Most of the guys I know enjoy the pursuit. But that doesn't mean women should be wallflowers.

- Greg Behrendt

Canada Country

Canada is the only country founded on the relentless pursuit of the rodent.

- Preston Manning

College Career

It's hard to say when my interest in writing began, or how. My mother read to my sister and me every night, and we always loved playing make-believe games. I had a well-primed imagination. I didn't start thinking about writing as a serious pursuit, a career I could have, until after college.

- Sara Zarr

Winter Shop

On the night of the winter solstice, when the dead get their annual reprieve, they go up to the 24-hour donut shop and wedding chapel to get hitched. Marriage is a good and proper pursuit for dead people. For a while, it relieves the dark, shuddering loneliness of the afterlife.

- Rachel Swirsky

Always Break

I've always embraced failure as a noble pursuit. It allows you to be anti whatever anyone wants you to be, and to break all the rules.

- Malcolm Mclaren

Which Tastes

The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.

- Malcolm Muggeridge

Believe Wanting

While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

- Sarah Vowell

Some Willing

People cannot be free unless they are willing to sacrifice some of their interests to guarantee the freedom of others. The price of democracy is the ongoing pursuit of the common good by all of the people.

- Saul Alinsky

Own About

About 10 years ago, in an effort to gain a better grasp on McCone's world, I took up the hobby of building fully electrified scale models: first of the legal cooperative where she started out, and then of her own brown-shingled cottage, a pursuit that the more tactful of my friends label unusual, and that the more blunt refer to as obsessive.

- Marcia Muller

Blessed Creator

We have a long heritage of freedom that defines America. We believe there is a Creator who blessed us with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

- Todd Akin

Sometimes Envelope

Sometimes you have to push the envelope in pursuit of the right thing.

- Tom Perez

Been Overlooked

It is easily and often overlooked that when Thomas Jefferson asserted that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were inalienable human rights, he did so on the ground that they had been endowed by God, our Creator.

- Tom Stoppard

City Fascinated

The collapse of the Tower of Babel is perhaps the central urban myth. It is certainly the most disquieting. In Babylon, the great city that fascinated and horrified the Biblical writers, people of different races and languages, drawn together in pursuit of wealth, tried for the first time to live together - and failed.

- Neil MacGregor

Looking Movies

I'm looking for little movies that are good instead of picking scripts in pursuit of superstardom.

- Marisa Coughlan

Aim Innocents

A terrorist is one who kills innocents for the pursuit of a political aim.

- Richard Armitage

Very Even

The shaming of Washington, insofar as it is even possible, is a very noble pursuit.

- Mark Leibovich

Administration

Much to Mr. Obama's chagrin, ours is not a government run by fiat. The American people have shown quite clearly that they will not simply roll over while this administration seeks to undercut our founding principles in pursuit of its preferred European model of government.

- Trent Franks

Other Own

It is an endless and frivolous Pursuit to act by any other Rule than the Care of satisfying our own Minds in what we do.

- Richard Steele

Beauty More

The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness, because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.

- Northrop Frye

Dangerous Allow

Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.

- Mary Wollstonecraft

Atheism Counts

The god most Americans say they believe in is just not interesting enough to deny. Thus the only kind of atheism that counts in America is to call into question the proposition that everyone has a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

- Stanley Hauerwas

Light Sweetness

The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.

- Matthew Arnold

Science Truth

Science is the pursuit of pure truth, and the systematizing of it.

- P. T. Barnum

Some Theoretical

As a PC gaming enthusiast, a significant chunk of my time and money was spent building and upgrading my rig, always in pursuit of a better gaming experience. At some point, I decided to take a look past my three 3D monitors and figure out what the absolute best theoretical gaming setup would be.

- Palmer Luckey

Good Had

If I grew up in 'da hood,' it would make my story so much more interesting - if I had something to escape from. I had a pretty good life. My parents weren't rich; they weren't poor. I wasn't trying to escape from anything. It was always just the pursuit of something cooler.

- Palmer Luckey

Think I Think

I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy.

- Parker Palmer

Mankind Leading

We must not confuse religion with God, or technology with science. Religion stands in relationship to God as technology does in relation to science. Both the conduct of religion and the pursuit of technology are capable of leading mankind into evil; but both can prompt great good.

- Robert Winston

Persevere Definite

I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To this I owe everything.

- William Carey

Studied Felt

I felt strongly that since the pursuit of good science was so difficult it was essential that the problem being studied was an important one to justify the effort expanded.

- Paul Nurse

Perfect Habits

Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive.

- William Dunbar

Peace Movement Our

I know that if the peace movement takes its message boldly to the Negro people a powerful force can be secured in pursuit of the greatest goal of all mankind. And the same is true of labor and the great democratic sections of our population.

- Paul Robeson

Maintain Before

Before the tribunal of nature, a man has no more right to life than a rattlesnake; he has no more right to liberty than any wild beast; his right to the pursuit of happiness is nothing but a license to maintain the struggle for existence, if he can find within himself the powers with which to do it.

- William Graham Sumner

Going Holy

The insane pursuit of the holy grail of a balanced budget in the end is going to drive the economy into a depression.

- William Vickrey