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Arthur Adamov Quotes

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Passive pleasure is no pleasure at all.
- Arthur Adamov

Misery's fine - as long as you know you can get out of it when you want to.
- Arthur Adamov

Things always happen in series.
- Arthur Adamov

The only thing to know is how to use your neurosis.
- Arthur Adamov

 

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Of course.
I favor passive investing for most investors,
because markets are amazingly successful devices for
incorporating information into stock prices.
- Merton Miller

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Women are not inherently passive or peaceful.
- Robin Morgan

Passivity is fatal to us.
Our goal is to make the enemy passive.
- Mao Tse-Tung

One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off.
Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators,
are active; not passive observers.
- James Humes

Passive fatalism can never be the role of a revolutionary party,
like the Social Democracy.
- Karl Liebknecht

Maverick is a word which appeals to me more than misfit.
Maverick is active, misfit is passive.
- Alan Rickman

Observation is a passive science, experimentation an active science.
- Claude Bernard

Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing
so to overcome the passive,
indifferent life.
- Elie Wiesel

A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous
initiative of few individuals,
with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
- Tacitus

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people,
of adventure, of experience.
The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him.
He goes "sight-seeing."
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Active Evil is better than Passive Good.
- William Blake

Today we did what we had to do.
They counted on America to be passive.
They counted wrong.
- Ronald Reagan

Faith is not belief.
Belief is passive.
Faith is active.
- Edith Hamilton

I think you can't be passive in making this film -
or in watching it.
- James Caviezel

Mental events, it is said, are not passive happenings
but the acts of a subject.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

Most people have a passive relationship with music and clothes,
with culture.
But music was my first contact with anything creative.
Music is it, as far as I'm concerned.
- Martin Freeman

To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive,
is a very different thing from being a passive object.
- Simone de Beauvoir

I am a camera with its shutter open,
quite passive,
recording, not thinking.
- Christopher Isherwood

Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.
- Al Sharpton

I didn't know how to go about preparing for the part
of someone who can't remember who he is.
The frustration angle is written in,
but there's also this incredible passive state.
- Tom Berenger

In this very real world, good doesn't drive out evil.
Evil doesn't drive out good.
But the energetic displaces the passive.
- William Bernbach

Human material seems to have one major defect:
it does not like to be considered merely as human material.
It finds it hard to endure the feeling that it must
resign itself to passive acceptance of changes introduced from above.
- Czeslaw Milosz

All observers not laboring under hallucinations of the senses are agreed,
or can be made to agree, about facts of sensible experience,
through evidence toward which the intellect is merely passive,
and over which the individual will and character have no control.
- Chauncey Wright

If all Church power vests in the clergy,
then the people are practically bound to passive obedience
in all matters of faith and practice;
for all right of private judgment is then denied.
- Charles Hodge

The concept of neutrality can lead to a brooding and
pervasive devotion to the secular and a passive,
or even active, hostility to the religious.
Such results are not only not compelled by the Constitution,
but, it seems to me, are prohibited by it.
- Arthur J. Goldberg

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence
of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -
alternatives to passive or aggressive responses,
alternatives to violence.
- Dorothy Thompson

The real or supposed rights of man are of two kinds,
active and passive; the right in certain cases to do as we list;
and the right we possess to the forbearance or assistance of other men.
- William Godwin

It is a struggle; for though the black man fights passively,
he nevertheless fights; and his passive resistance
is more effective at present than active resistance could possibly be.
He bears the fury of the storm as does the willow tree.
- James Weldon Johnson

The crucial question one comes back to is the examination;
without that experience is meaningless.
And I think it's true that society is becoming more and more passive,
less and less fired up with enthusiasm,
in many spheres.
- Peter Hammill

It is unfortunate that Americans are no longer aware
of what the constitution says and what their rights are.
Because of that, we are often very passive about what
happens when the government violates those rights.
- James Bovard

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Love Without Limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

Affirmation:
Today I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance,
love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today... Give thanks for the miracles -
Give thanks for the love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard


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