Quotes of Preliminary

“ I scarce ever heard or saw the introductory words, "Without vanity I may say," etc., but some vain thing immediately followed. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ I had planned to be a psychology major, but I bombed introductory psychology. ”

- Robert Sternberg

“ All wars are boyish, and are fought by boys,The champions and enthusiasts of the state:Turbid ardors and vain joys Not barrenly abate — Stimulants to the power mature,Preparatives of fate. ”

- Herman Melville

“ It is indeed an odd business that it has taken this Court nearly two centuries to discover a constitutional mandate to have counsel at a preliminary hearing. ”

- Warren E. Burger

“ I auditioned and was accepted to the Juilliard School of Music Preparatory Division at the age of six and a half. ”

- Marvin Hamlisch

“ The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men. ”

- John Henry Cardinal Newman

“ The simplest things are often the truest. ”

- Richard Bach

“ My own eyes are no more than scouts on a preliminary search, for the camera's eye may entirely change my idea. ”

- Edward Weston

“ Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training. ”

- Lewis Mumford

“ A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind. ”

- John Maynard Keynes

“ A sense of the value of time… is an essential preliminary to efficient work; it is the only method of avoiding hurry. ”

- Arnold Bennett

“ War both needs and generates certain virtues; not the highest, but what may be called the preliminary virtues, as valor, veracity, the spirit of obedience, the habit of discipline. Any of these, and of others like them, when possessed by a nation, and no matter how generated, will give them a military advantage, and make them more likely to stay in the race of nations. ”

- Walter Bagehot

“ Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of a meaning of our life. ”

- Paul Tillich

“ I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later. ”

- Ezra

“ Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason. ”

- Albert Pike
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