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Top 100 Quotes About Pursuits

#1. The resounding stillness gives the structures an impression of abandonment. Yet each time I turn down these streets, I can sense strangers behind the facades, holding their breath as they continue pursuits I will never know. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#2. Women have seldom sufficient employment to silence their feelings; a round of little cares, or vain pursuits frittering away all strength of mind and organs, they become naturally only objects of sense. - Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
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#3. The Black Dagger Brotherhood were keeping him alive, so that they could kill him. Given the sum of Xcor's earthly pursuits, which had been at their best violent, and at their worst downright depraved, it seemed an apt end for him.

-Xcor's thoughts - Author: J.R. Ward
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#4. Our unconscious is the key to our life's pursuits. - Author: Carl Jung
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#5. They spend their time acquiring wisdom, acquiring wealth, or contributing to society. The problem is that many people act like they will live forever on earth and waste away their time in worthless pursuits. For example, try to imagine - what would you do if you only had one month to live? - Author: H.W. Charles
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#6. Never be too busy for the people you love. Never allow pursuits or possessions to become bigger priorities than your relationships. Love is what gives meaning to life. - Author: Dave Willis
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#7. It is highly interesting to our country, and it is the duty of its functionaries, to provide that every citizen in it should receive an education proportioned to the condition and pursuits of his life. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#8. And is that all you can say for him?" cried Marianne, indignantly. "But what are his manners on more intimate acquaintance? What his pursuits, his talents, and genius?" Sir John was rather puzzled. - Author: Jane Austen
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#9. Life's opportunities never end. God designed you to be a continual learner, a continual doer, a continual explorer and a continual giver. He never authorized a 'retirement age' from those pursuits! - Author: Paula White
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#10. A good leader must have the wisdom to know when a pursuit is no longer worthy of being pursued - a time when the losses of the present must be accepted - and cut - to preserve the gains and providence of the future. - Author: A.J. Darkholme
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#11. He was by profession a humanist, and that his pursuits and studies were making books for the press, - Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
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#12. All our pursuits, from childhood to manhood, are only trifles of different sorts and sizes, proportioned to our years and views. - Author: Samuel Richardson
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#13. The world is changeable, and its ability to change is so fragile that a single person can be responsible for it. - Author: A.J. Darkholme
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#14. You know I am given to antiquarian and genealogical pursuits. An old family letter is a delight to my eyes. I can prowl in old trunks of letters by the day with undiminished zest. - Author: Rutherford B. Hayes
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#15. In today's world, other people have become an obstacle to our individual pursuits. - Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
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#16. If in our Saturday pursuits we're far from God's presence, we're not in very good shape to worship Him on Sunday. - Author: Aiden Wilson Tozer
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#17. The resources of a university, of a college, should not be wasted in merely academic pursuits. - Author: Howard Zinn
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#18. He will also find that the high and independent spirit, which usually dwells in the breast of those who are deeply versed in scientific pursuits, is ill adapted for administrative appointments; and that even if successful, he must hear many things he disapproves, and raise no voice against them. - Author: Charles Babbage
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#19. Fill your brain with giant dreams so it has no space for petty pursuits. - Author: Robin Sharma
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#20. I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits. - Author: John Locke
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#21. In your life never become an agent of Negativity; Unknowingly if you act negative to positive pursuits ... you unnecessarily accumulate Karmic bondage ... Then why act negative ? - Author: Dinesh Kumar
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#22. For my own part, without breach of truth or modesty, I may affirm that my life has been, on the whole, the life of a philosopher: from my birth I was made an intellectual creature, and intellectual in the highest sense my pursuits and pleasures have been, even from my schoolboy days. - Author: Thomas De Quincey
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#23. You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, ackowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins. - Author: Jim Stovall
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#24. I would not, if I could, give up the memory of the joy I have had in books for any advantage that could be offered in other pursuits or occupations. Books have been to me what gold is to the miser, what new fields are to the explorer. - Author: Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
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#25. With or without realizing it, every successful person has created behaviors - systems for greeting people, networking, and making telephone calls to aid them in their pursuits. By observing the traits of successful people, you can create your own system for success. - Author: Ryan Blair
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#26. Where there is no desire or pursuits, there is no wholeness. But there are satisfying lesser states, fragments. - Author: Gore Vidal
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#27. All great men face challenges in the pursuit of their goals. However, the challenges did not deter them for pushing forward and realizing their goals. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#28. Painters are not in any way unsociable through pride, but either because they find few pursuits equal to painting, or in order not to corrupt themselves with the useless conversation of idle people, and debase the intellect from the lofty imaginations in which they are always absorbed. - Author: Michelangelo
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#29. It is by bribing, not so often by being bribed, that wicked politicians bring ruin on mankind. Avarice is a rival to the pursuits of many. - Author: Edmund Burke
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#30. We are men and women from many lands, representing a rich variety of cultures. And we have been brought together to work in a great common cause: the survival and progress of mankind. The concept of unity in diversity ... underlies our various pursuits at the United Nations. - Author: Kurt Waldheim
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#31. Of all the pursuits open to men, the search for wisdom is most perfect, more sublime, more profitable, and more full of joy. - Author: Thomas Aquinas
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#32. The highest reputation in every department of human exertion is reserved for minds of one faculty, where no rival powers divide the empire of the soul, and where there is no variety of pursuits to distract and perplex its energies. - Author: Orison Swett Marden
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#33. I promise you that if you spend your life focusing on only the worthiest pursuits, it is certain to end in complete joy. - Author: Robin S. Sharma
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#34. How strongly do you believe in what you want to do? How prepared are you live and die for it? You are not likely to succeed when you always doubt your capacity to reach higher heights in your pursuits. - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#35. Also, painting and animation are really solitary pursuits, so the collaborative aspects of music making and acting are pretty welcome sometimes. - Author: Tunde Adebimpe
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#36. The experience of learning how to Relabel, Reframe, Refocus, and Revalue was eye-opening for them because it allowed them to see that their time could be better spent on other pursuits and in healthier ways. - Author: Jeffrey M. Schwartz
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#37. I tend not to dwell on the parallels between chess and business, chess and the martial arts, or any two things for that matter, because the truth is that all pursuits are connected if we gain an eye for the thematic links. - Author: Joshua Waitzkin
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#38. Every industrious man, in every lawful calling, is a useful man. And one principal reason why men are so often useless is that they neglect their own profession or calling, and divide and shift their attention among a multiplicity of objects and pursuits. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#39. You must always focus on and pursue the good, but when that darkness surges up from within, you need to know how to handle it, use it, and release it wisely, not just deny its presence or acceptability as you suppress it within you. - Author: A.J. Darkholme
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#40. Self must be denied as to time and attention for prayer. All-prayer cannot be wielded without the expenditure of time. "A minute with God" seldom lays hold of Him. Sustained prayer is necessary. Such time may only be found by snatching it from personal pursuits, however legitimate they may be. - Author: Walter J Chantry
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#41. The most fulfilling adventures happen when you start your journey without knowing where you're going, because only then are you free to experience the unexpected detours you're meant to take. - Author: A.J. Darkholme
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#42. I feel more voluntary about my pleasures and pains than the average American who has his needs dictated by Madison Avenue (my projections, of course). I feel sustained, excited, and constantly growing in my spiritual and intellectual pursuits. - Author: Duane Elgin
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#43. Adams looks forward to teaching his granddaughters about planting trees, noting that they already show inclination toward this and need only be encouraged in the naturalist pursuits he has found so healthy. - Author: Paul C. Nagel
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#44. If we don't know what we're supposed to be doing, we do lesser things, squandering ourselves on unworthy pursuits and trying to narcotize ourselves from the nagging feeling that life is essentially empty. - Author: Robert J. Morgan
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#45. This life has been given to you for repentance; do not waste it in vain pursuits. - Author: Isaac Of Nineveh
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#46. New York is essentially national in interest, position, pursuits. No one thinks of the place as belonging to a particular state, but to the United States. - Author: James F. Cooper
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#47. Chocolate is a perfect food, as wholesome as it is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhausted power ... it is the best friend of those engaged in literary pursuits. - Author: Justus Von Liebig
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#48. If you'll curtail your literary pursuits a moment I'll introduce you to my counterpart and Nemesis; I would be trite and say, 'to my better half,' but I think that phrase indicates some kind of basically equal division, don't you? - Author: Ken Kesey
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#49. As we grow older and mature in each incarnation, we are drawn back to samskaras, to previous interests and pursuits. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#50. Whether in the intellectual pursuits of science or in the mystical pursuits of the spirit, the light beckons ahead, and the purpose surging in our nature responds. - Author: Arthur Stanley Eddington
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#51. The morals of men are more governed by their pursuits than by their opinions. A type of virtue is first formed by circumstances, and men afterwards make it the model upon which their theories are framed. - Author: William Edward Hartpole Lecky
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#52. In proportion as I discover the worthlessness of other pursuits, the value of my Eliza and of domestic happiness rises in my estimation. - Author: Alexander Hamilton
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#53. The fruits eaten temperately need not make us ashamed of our appetites, nor interrupt the worthiest pursuits. But put an extra condiment into your dish, and it will poison you. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#54. To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
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#55. Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits. It works in the minutest crannies and it opens out the widest vistas. - Author: William James
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#56. The Bible is the greatest of all books; to study it is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals. - Author: Charles C. Ryrie
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#57. Of all my old associations, of all my old pursuits and hopes, of all the living and the dead world, this one poor soul alone comes natural to me, and I am fit for. There is a tie of many suffering years between us two, and it is the only tie I ever had on earth that Chancery has not broken! - Author: Charles Dickens
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#58. There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#59. It is unwise to waste in thought what could be earned and secured in action. - Author: A.J. Darkholme
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#60. I usually doze off between 7:30 and 9 p.m. while putting my baby to sleep. Then I suddenly wake up remembering I'm an adult with no bedtime. I spend the next four hours catching up on reading, e-mails, and other adult pursuits until I collapse for good until sunrise. - Author: Padma Lakshmi
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#61. I sometimes feel ashamed that I am devoting myself to artistic pursuits while so many of our people are suffering and dying for us. It's true that fretting never did any good. - Author: Claude Monet
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#62. It was a vicious circle, though. The more gratification we found in our own geniuses, the more isolated we grew. Our home was like an artists' colony. We ate together, but otherwise were absorbed in our separate pursuits. And in this isolation, our creativity took on an aspect of compulsion. - Author: Alison Bechdel
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#63. In all pursuits men complain of failure when they have not attained the measure of success they proposed to themselves. - Author: Charles Tomlinson
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#64. Some are slaves of ambition or money, but others are interested in understanding life itself. These give themselves the name of philosophers , and they value the contemplation and discovery of nature beyond all other pursuits. - Author: Pythagoras
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#65. For me, writing, drawing, and political activism are three separate pursuits; each has its own intensity. I happen to be especially attuned to and engaged with the society in which I live. Both my writing and my drawing are invariably mixed up with politics, whether I want them to be or not. - Author: Gunter Grass
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#66. To inquire and to create; these are the grand centres around which all human pursuits revolve, or at least to these objects do they all more or less directly refer. - Author: Wilhelm Von Humboldt
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#67. It is by far the best plan, therefore, to mingle leisure with business, whenever chance impediments or the state of public affairs forbid one's leading an active life: for one is never so cut off from all pursuits as to find no room left for honorable action. - Author: Seneca.
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#68. Most men have a good memory for facts connected with their own pursuits. - Author: William James
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#69. Be always available to noble pursuits ... by deed, thought, emotion, prayer, presence, sharing ... or whatever other manner ... but always attempt to join the bandwagon of noble pursuits in one or the other manner ... this helps to unpack the karmic bondage. - Author: Dinesh Kumar
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#70. For a large majority of youth raised in church, the church has become irrelevant to their goals and pursuits in life - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#71. Everyone is desirous of his own pursuits, and loves
To spend his time in his accustomed art. - Author: Ovid
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#72. He bemoans our miseries with the tender pity of a Cowper, who, in warning us of life's grovelling pursuits and empty joys, seeks, by withdrawing us from their delusive dominion, to prepare us for "another and a better world." No. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#73. How shall we account for our pursuits, if they are original? We get the language with which to describe our various lives out of acommon mint. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#74. I believe that a woman who loses interest in her Bible has not been equipped to love it as she should. The God of the bible is too lovely to abandon for lesser pursuits. - Author: Jen Wilkin
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#75. Time you spend on meaningless pursuits is time you take away from meaningful ones. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#76. In the empty expanses of space, the wandering traders need men like myself to care for the spiritual side of a life so given over to commerce, and worldly pursuits. - Author: Isaac Asimov
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#77. The great business of man is to improve his mind, and govern his manners; all other projects and pursuits, whether in our power to compass or not, are only amusements. - Author: Pliny The Elder
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#78. If you profess to be a Christian, yet find full satisfaction in worldly pleasures and pursuits, your profession is false. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#79. In the 1880s, a weedy Easterner named Owen Wister had something like a nervous breakdown. Wyoming, with its wide-open spaces and healthy pursuits, was prescribed as a cure. Wister was immediately smitten by the taciturn cowboys and the rules imposed upon them by the cattle barons. - Author: Clive Sinclair
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#80. The thing is, my dad's always been more of a bookworm; he was interested in more intellectual pursuits, but nobody can escape the passion that football stirs. - Author: Shakira
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#81. Genealogy is among the fastest-growing leisure pursuits in the U.K. Indeed, the urge to uncover the truth about our ancestors has proved so compelling that, when the 1901 census first went online, the website crashed after a million people logged on within hours of its launch. - Author: Rory Bremner
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#82. Never before in the history of the modern research university have entire departments and fields been devoted to purely ideological pursuits. - Author: David Horowitz
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#83. It is important to value the individual, to have good health, a loving family and good relationships, to have community ties, leisure pursuits. These are all part of our lives. It is important to keep all of our parts in working order. - Author: Helen Lynch
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#84. Photography has saturated us as spectators from its inception amidst a mingling of laboratorial pursuits and magic acts to its current status as propagator of convention, cultural commodity, and global hobby. - Author: Barbara Kruger
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#85. School curriculum, learning activities--all educational pursuits--should be characterized by and should lead to a sense and experience of wholeness. (p25) - Author: Donovan L. Graham
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#86. That is what I like; that is what a young man ought to be. Whatever be his pursuits, his eagerness in them should know no moderation, and leave him no sense of fatigue. - Author: Jane Austen
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#87. Like the protagonist of her 2006 novel, 'Love and Other Impossible Pursuits,' Ayelet Waldman is a Jewish redhead who attended Harvard Law School and is madly in love with her husband. But the obvious similarities end there. - Author: Katie Hafner
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#88. Since graduating from HMS my greatest satisfaction has unequivocally been my family. My main disappointment is that I have wasted too much time in personal pursuits and been less of an influence for good than I might have been. - Author: Norris B. Finlayson
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#89. As often happens between men who have chosen different pursuits, each, while in argument justifying the other's activity, despised it in the depth of his heart. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#90. That I am totally devoid of sympathy for, or interest in, the world of groups is directly attributable to the fact that my two greatest needs and desires - smoking cigarettes and plotting revenge - are basically solitary pursuits. - Author: Fran Lebowitz
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#91. Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#92. The mere idea of marriage, as a strong possibility, if not always nowadays a reasonable likelihood, existing to weaken the will by distracting its straight aim in the life of practically every young girl, is the simple secret of their confessed inferiority in men's pursuits and professions to-day. - Author: William Bolitho
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#93. We hurt ourselves when we give our time, the minutes of our life span, to pursuits that don't match our own values. - Author: Anne Katherine
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#94. Being sensitive and kind are admirable pursuits ... and so are knowing when you're being taking advantage of and simply walking away. - Author: Charles F. Glassman
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#95. He considered his disposition as of the sort which must suffer heavily, uniting very strong feelings with quiet,serious, and retiring manners, and a decided taste for reading and sedentary pursuits. - Author: Jane Austen
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#96. Try not to be a man or woman of success, but rather a man or woman of inspiration. If you're successful, they will flock to you for money or fame, but if you're inspirational, they will flock to you because they love your soul and how you change theirs. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#97. Those whose days are consumed in the low pursuits of avarice, or the gaudy frivolties of fashion, unobservant of nature's lovelinessof demarcation, nor on which side thereof an intermediate form should lie. - Author: Aristotle.
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#98. The moment before I jump is filled with anxiety and what-ifs. But then as soon as I enter the air, I'm filled with this calmness and that's the main attraction to it. That's why I do these death-consequence pursuits or arts. - Author: Dean Potter
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#99. And talking of the dear family party which would then be restored, of their mutual pursuits and cheerful society, as the only happiness worth a wish. - Author: Jane Austen
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#100. It is impossible for men engaged in low and groveling pursuits to have noble and generous sentiments. A man's thought must always follow his employment. - Author: Demosthenes
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