Quotes of Derife

“ The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center. So does a person. ”

- Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

“ Reflect that life, like every other blessing, derives its value from its use alone. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ When anything assumes the strength of a creed, it becomes self-sustained and derives the needed support from within. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ Every thought derives from a thwarted sensation. ”

- Emil Cioran

“ The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. ”

- Confucius

“ Success: The proper ratio between what one contributes and what one derives from life. ”

- Unknown

“ My happiness derives from knowing the people I love are happy. ”

- Holly Ketchel

“ It is from the blues that all that may be called American music derives it most distinctive characteristics. ”

- James Weldon Johnson

“ If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation. ”

- Chuang tzu

“ All mankind's unhappiness derives from one thing: his inability to know how to remain in repose in one room. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ Religion is an illusion, and it derives its strength from its readiness to fit in with our instinctual wishful impulses. ”

- Sigmund Freud

“ Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors. ”

- Pablo Picasso

“ The saying of John Peale Bishop is worth recalling, that the South excelled in two things which the French deem essential to civilization: a code of manners and a native cuisine. Both are apt to suffer when life is regarded as a means to something else… ”

- Richard Weaver

“ The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die. ”

- Pierre de Coubertin

“ The butterfly's attractiveness derives not only from colors and symmetry: deeper motives contribute to it. We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straight and briskly like bees, or if they stung, or above all if they did not enact the perturbing mystery of metamorphosis: the latter assumes in our eyes the value of a badly decoded message, a symbol, a sign. ”

- Primo Levi

“ The blind conviction that we have to do something about other people's reproductive behavior, and that we may have to do it whether they like it or not, derives from the assumption that the world belongs to us who have so expertly depleted its resources, rather than to them who have not. ”

- Germaine Greer

“ The essential element of successful strategy is that it derives its success from the differences between competitors with a consequent difference in their behavior. Ordinarily, this means that any corporate policy and plan which is typical of the industry is doomed to mediocrity… ”

- Bruce Henderson

“ Love is an expression and assertion of self-esteem, a response to one's own values in the person of another. One gains a profoundly personal, selfish joy from the mere existence of the person one loves. It is one's own personal, selfish happiness that one seeks, earns, and derives from love. ”

- Ayn Rand

“ Just as it is true that a stream cannot rise above its source, so it is true that a national literature cannot rise above the moral level of the social conditions of the people from whom it derives its inspiration. ”

- James Connolly

“ If one asks the whence derives the authority of fundamental ends, since they cannot be stated and justified merely by reason, one can only answer: they exist in a healthy society as powerful traditions, which act upon the conduct and aspirations and judgments of the individuals; they are there, that is, as something living, without its being necessary to find justification for their existence. ”

- Albert Einstein
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