Essential Quotes

A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility.

Dag Hammarskjld

The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.

James Whitcomb Riley

The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.

Tim Berners Lee

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

Henry Steele Commager

Murder is a horror, but an often necessary horror, never criminal, which it is essential to tolerate in a republican State. Is it or is it not a crime? If it is not, why make laws for its punishment? And if it is, by what barbarous logic do you, to punish it, duplicate it by another crime?

Marquis De Sade

To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We will not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength.

James Earl Carter, Jr.

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.

Robert H. Schuller

The moment you stop seeking pleasure in worldly things and become a true master of yourself, you will experience the essential reality of the Self. Then you will no longer have to seek God. God himself will come to you. This is the Divine law.

Sant Sri Asaramji Bapu

Would it not be much better to have a president who deliberately lied to the people because he thought a war was essential than to have one who was so dumb as to be taken in by intelligence agencies, especially those who told him what he wanted to hear?

Andrew Greeley

It has long been recognized that an essential element in protecting human rights was a widespread knowledge among the population of what their rights are and how they can be defended.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

A diplomatic peace is not yet the real peace. It is an essential step in the peace process leading towards a real peace.

Yitzhak Rabin

Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insurmountable.

Thomas Troward

The one characteristic more essential than any other is foresight... It should be the growing nation with a future which takes the long look ahead.

Theodore Roosevelt

A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine.

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Freedom of the person under the protection of habeas corpus. I deem one of the essential principles of our government.

Thomas Jefferson

I advance no exaggerated or fanciful claim for Vegetarianism. It is not, as some have asserted, a panacea for human ills; it is something much more rational -- an essential part of the modern humanitarian movement, which can make no true progress without it. Vegetarianism is the diet of the future, as flesh-food is the diet of the past.

HENRY S. SALT

The idea of a rational bureaucracy, of skill, merit, and consistency, is essential to all modern states.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

Not the poem which we have read, but that to which we return, with the greatest pleasure, possesses the genuine power, and claims the name of essential poetry.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God.

Robert Dale Owen

Legislation to create a new 10 percent tax bracket, reduce the marriage penalty, cut the tax rate on dividends and capital gains, and increase the child tax credit have been essential elements in this economic expansion.

Roger Wicker

The essential difference between emotion and reason is that emotion leads to action while reason leads to conclusions.

Donald Calne

If the individual, or heretic, gets hold of some essential truth, or sees some error in the system being practiced, he commits so many marginal errors himself that he is worn out before he can establish his point.

Ezra Pound

Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.

John Dewey

The fundamental qualities for good execution of a plan is first; intelligence; then discernment and judgment, which enable one to recognize the best method as to attain it; the singleness of purpose; and, lastly, what is most essential of all, will-stubborn will.

Marshal Ferdinand Foch

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