High Minded Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 54 Quotes About High Minded

#1. From what I'd witnessed, Alona Dare was single minded, determined, and ruthless. If high school was a zoo, she was the lioness running the hunt on the hapless tourists who'd wandered into the wrong enclosure. - Author: Stacey Kade
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#2. For the past several years, I've been harboring a fantasy, a last political crusade for the baby-boom generation. We, who started on the path of righteousness, marching for civil rights and against the war in Vietnam, need to find an appropriately high-minded approach to life's exit ramp. - Author: Joe Klein
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#3. The greater part of our anxieties stems from an exaggerated sense of the importance of our own projects and concerns. We are tortured by our ideals and by a punishingly high-minded sense of the gravity of what we are doing. - Author: Alain De Botton
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#4. Mother Liberty caresses with generous affections ... [those] who, armed with the weapons of high-minded honesty, ... have grasped that the freedom of each is rooted in the freedom of all. - Author: Emma Goldman
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#5. I come from a line of self-motivated, determined folk - not grand, not high society, but no-nonsense, family-minded go-getters. - Author: Bear Grylls
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#6. Yet when his classmates put their blades to a colored cadaver, they did more for the cause of colored advancement than the most high-minded abolitionist. In death the negro became a human being. Only then was he the white man's equal. - Author: Colson Whitehead
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#7. Dad said I would always be "high minded and low waged" from reading too much Ralph Waldo Emerson. Maybe he was right. - Author: Jim Harrison
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#8. As for philosophy, it makes an architect high-minded and not self-assuming, but rather renders him courteous, just, and honest without avariciousness. This is very important, for no work can be rightly done without honesty and incorruptibility. - Author: Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
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#9. I may safely predict that the education of the future will be inventive-minded. It will believe so profoundly in the high value of the inventive or creative spirit that it will set itself to develop that spirit by all means within its power. - Author: Harry Allen Overstreet
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#10. I have no desire ... to preach a high-minded and merely edifying version of love - Author: Allan Bloom
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#11. For I have learnt for a fact that nothing so effectively obtains, retains and regains grace, as that we should always be found not high-minded before God, but filled with holy fear. - Author: Bernard Of Clairvaux
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#12. If you're impatient while waiting for the bus, tell yourself you're doing 'Bus waiting meditation.' If you're standing in a slow line at the drugstore, you're doing 'Waiting in line meditation.' Just saying these words makes me feel very spiritual and high-minded and wise. - Author: Gretchen Rubin
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#13. When somewhat at a distance, I cannot hear the high tones of instruments, voices. In speaking, it is not surprising that there are people who have never noticed it, for as a rule I am absent-minded, and they account for it in that way. - Author: Ludwig Van Beethoven
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#14. The wise determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands. - Author: Edmund Burke
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#15. No high-minded painter of the last fifty years has been able to come to terms with his art without coming to terms with the problem of cubism. - Author: Walter Darby Bannard
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#16. All professional ideologies are high-minded. Hunters, for instance, would not dream of calling themselves the butchers of the woods. - Author: Robert Musil
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#17. I don't know much about him. He is a carver in our bishop's city, a days journey from here; he has a great reputation as an artist. Artists usually are no saints, he's probably no saint either, but he certainly is a gifted, high-minded man. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#18. Mortimer's face twisted when the Piper pressed his knife against his ribs. Oh yes, he's obviously made the wrong enemies in this story, thought Orpheus. And the wrong friends. But that was high-minded heroes for you. Stupid. - Author: Cornelia Funke
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#19. A true world outlook is incompatible with a foreign imperialism, no matter how high-minded the governing country. - Author: Wendell Willkie
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#20. Even the purest and most high-minded scientist finds it expedient sometimes to assault the fortress of truth with the blunt weapon of trail and error. sometimes it works beautifully. - Author: Isaac Asimov
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#21. The high-minded man does not bear grudges, for it is not the mark of a great soul to remember injuries, but to forget them. - Author: Aristotle.
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#22. Gay people don't have a personality problem. They have a problem with small-minded motherfuckers who can't conquer a 1-inch high curb. - Author: Henry Rollins
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#23. There are many photos of Eisenstein. I think he was quite vain, and he liked photos of him. Being a virgin at 33 is strange now, but let's not be too high-minded about that. - Author: Peter Greenaway
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#24. A high openness score means you're open-minded - you see the world for what it is - whereas a low openness score means you're incredibly closed-minded, and you see the world the way you want to see it, regardless of what is actually going on. - Author: Adeo Ressi
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#25. What is portrayed as high-minded positions on issues sometimes is just designed to carve out some of their commercial interests. - Author: Barack Obama
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#26. It's tough in the NHL; you have to produce on a high level. And everybody expects you to do it because you make a lot of money. And I never minded it. I always want to be that guy. - Author: Jaromir Jagr
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#27. It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent. - Author: Vincent Van Gogh
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#28. , As for a limit to one's labors, I, for one, do not recognize any for a high-minded man, except that the labors themselves should lead to noble accomplishments. - Author: Alexander The Great
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#29. Had you but seen it, I promise you, your high-minded principles would have melted like candle wax. Never would you have wished such beauty away. - Author: Jennifer Donnelly
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#30. The word philosophy sounds high-minded, but it simply means the love of wisdom. If you love something, you don't just read about it; you hug it, you mess with it, you play with it, you argue with it. - Author: Hugh Jackman
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#31. To read a poem with no thought in mind but to paraphrase it into a single, simple and usually high-minded prose statement is the destruction of poetry. - Author: John Ciardi
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#32. 'So You Think You Can Dance' comes on as a high-minded leap up the evolutionary ladder from other reality shows - on this one, you're supposed to learn something, and the guest judges are fellow dance professionals rather than actual celebrities. - Author: Rob Sheffield
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#33. Of course art world ethics are important. But museums are no purer than any other institution or business. Academics aren't necessarily more high-minded than gallerists. - Author: Jerry Saltz
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#34. Surely, then, this was a situation that merited the high-minded if somewhat sneering riposte of John Maynard Keynes: When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir? - Author: Kathryn Schulz
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#35. No place, no company, no age, no person is temptation-free; let no man boast that he was never tempted, let him not be high-minded, but fear, for he may be surprised in that very instant wherein he boasteth that he was never tempted at all. - Author: Herbert Spencer
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#36. If I'm going to be ruled by a high-minded pretty-faced troll, it might as well be you."
"I'm glad to hear it," I said, trying not to smile. "Who knows what would happen to my ego if you decided to abandon me. - Author: Danielle L. Jensen
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#37. We were raised in a family that had high aspirations for their children, and those high aspirations tended to be along the lines of service and high-minded beliefs, living up to your responsibilities. Both my Danforth grandparents admired service very much. - Author: William Henry Danforth
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#38. Folks, the message of Christ is simple. It's not heady, or high-minded, or supremely intellectual at all. It is simple on purpose. It is simple enough to be understood by every person. - Author: Curtis A. Chamberlain
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#39. What could be a more Canadian way to indulge in the national preoccupation with perceptions - honest, hilarious, huffy or high-minded - of this country and its inhabitants? - Author: Norman Angell
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#40. I chose cultural anthropology, since it offered the greatest opportunity to write high-minded balderdash. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#41. The entrenched interests of the regional nobility prevented the proper functioning of a government built upon ethical practice. While high-minded scholars often called for reforms, their memoranda carried little weight with an idle aristocracy. - Author: Joan Stanley-Baker
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#42. [A] high minded gallantry in defense of the foundations of Christian culture. - Author: Pope Pius XII
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#43. In my high-minded and naive way, I believed the only books worth reading were the classics. - Author: Maria Semple
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#44. I had intelligent, high-minded, liberal parents who wanted to make sure my values were just like theirs. - Author: Jennifer Grey
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#45. The problem is that once the untrained mind has made a formal commitment to a religious philosophy - and it does not matter whether that philosophy is generally reasonable and high-minded or utterly bizarre and irrational - Author: Steve Allen
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#46. I feel that there's a lot of would-be guardians of the culture who think that high-minded literary purpose and the life that gets chronicled in the gossip columns, that these two things are incompatible. - Author: Jay McInerney
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#47. The high-minded man is fond of conferring benefits, but it shames him to receive them. - Author: Aristotle.
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#48. I heard a computer scientist the other day refer to playing with the Kinect as 'storytelling.' At first I thought that sounded a little high-minded, but after trying a few games I could see what she meant. - Author: Susan Orlean
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#49. Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people's. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#50. I have never known a man who was sensual in his youth, who was high-minded when old. - Author: Charles Sumner
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#51. I think [Transcendental Meditation] is what people need. They don't need high minded talk, they need results. - Author: Paul McCartney
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#52. Lanny smiled to himself. His chief called himself a "liberal," and Lanny had been trying to make up his mind just what that meant. He decided that a liberal was a high-minded gentleman who believed the world was made in his own image. - Author: Upton Sinclair
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#53. When men fear work or fear righteous war, when women fear motherhood, they tremble on the brink of doom; and well it is that they should vanish from the earth, where they are fit subjects for the scorn of all men and women who are themselves strong and brave and high-minded. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#54. The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think. - Author: Aristotle.
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