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The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing. (Quote by - Eugene Delacroix)

A lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves a glorious success. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal. (Quote by - Victor Hugo)

The pause - that impressive silence, that eloquent silence, that geometrically progressive silence which often achieves a desired effect where no combination of words, howsoever felicitous, could accomplish it. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

In man - in the history of mankind, this has happened many times, and occupation leaders hang on to the land that they're occupying. People fight to liberate their land. But in the end, the people's will is what achieves victory. (Quote by - Hassan Nasrallah)

Aspiring to a souffle, he achieves a pancake at which the reader saws without much appetite. (Quote by - John Leonard)

The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility. (Quote by - Swami Sivananda)

Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one's self by entering into the real sense of things. (Quote by - Constantin Brancusi)

It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost. (Quote by - Stephen King)

Well, to begin with, you can pray. Pray!, you say scornfully, pray! I knew it would all fizzle out, and come to nothing. I could pray! Yes, you could pray, and, whatever you may think about it -- using it as a poor makeshift of a thing much lower than a second-best, not really a best at all, on which men fall back only when they can do nothing effectively, and are too fidgety to be able to do nothing at all -- Christ holds that prayer is a tremendous power which achieves what, without it, was a sheer impossibility. And this amazing thing you can set into operation. And the fact that you are not so using it, and simply don't believe in it and its efficiency and efficacy as our fathers did, and that so many nowadays agree with you, is certainly a major reason why the churches are so cold, and the promises seem so tardy of fulfillment. (Quote by - Arthur John Gossip)

Commemoration of Wilson Carlile, Priest, Founder of the Church Army, 1942 There is a great difference between a lofty spirit and a right spirit. A lofty spirit excites admiration by its profoundness; but only a right spirit achieves salvation and happiness by its stability and integrity. Do not conform your ideas to those of the world. Scorn the intellectual as much as the world esteems it. What men consider intellectual is a certain facility to produce brilliant thoughts. Nothing is more vain. We make an idol of our intellect as a woman who believes herself beautiful worships her face. We take pride in our own thoughts. We must reject not only human cleverness, but also human prudence, which seems so important and so profitable. Then we may enter -- like little children, with candor and innocence of worldly ways -- into the simplicity of faith; and with humility and a horror of sin we may enter into the holy passion of the cross. (Quote by - Fénelon, François)

It is not a dreamlike state, but the somehow insulated state, that a great musician achieves in a great performance. He's aware of where he is and what he's doing, but his mind is on the playing of his instrument with an internal sense of Tightness-it is not merely mechanical, it is not only spiritual; it is something of both, on a different plane and a more remote one. (Quote by - Arnold Palmer)

Be vigilant, for nothing one achieves lasts forever. (Quote by - Tahar Ben Jelloun)

If a man achieves victory over this body, who in the world can exercise power over him? He who rules himself rules over the whole world. (Quote by - Vinoba Bhave)

An earthquake achieves what the law promises but does not in practice maintain the equality of all men. (Quote by - Ignazio Silone)


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