An enthusiast broods over the oppression of a people till he fancies himself commissioned by Heaven to liberate them. He ventures the attempt, which ends in little else than his own execution.George Haven Putnam
Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design.Adam Ferguson
One must be entirely sensitive to the structure of the material that one is handling. One must yield to it in tiny details of execution, perhaps the handling of the surface or grain, and one must master it as a whole.Barbara Hepworth
Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.Ansel Adams
The execution of any thing considerable implies in the first place previous persevering meditation.William Godwin
The principles behind explaining and educating the product or the elected official is similar, even though the actual execution of it is very, very different.Frank Luntz
Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.Benjamin Franklin
Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution.Hank Aaron
Laughing on the way to your execution is not generally understood by less-advanced life forms, and they call you crazy.Richard Bach
The pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of a generation. In concept it requires a master-architect; in execution, the labors of many.Hubert H. Humphrey
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
Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.Jay Leno
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in executionFrancis Bacon, Sr.
Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel, and fitter for new projects than for settled business.Francis Bacon, Sr.
Man may penetrate the outer reaches of the universe, he may solve the very secret of eternity itself, but for me, the ultimate human experience is to witness the flawless execution of a hit-and-run.Branch Rickey