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Essence Quotes by Moshe Safdie, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Walter Bonatti, Al Ries, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Chris Morocco and many others.

I think you need to, as an architect, understand the essence of a place and create a building that feels like it resonates with the culture of a place. So my buildings in India or in Kansas City or in Arkansas or in Singapore, they come out different because the places are so different.
Moshe Safdie
The primary purpose of prayer is not to make requests. The primary purpose is to praise, to sing, to chant. Because the essence of prayer is a song, and man cannot live without a song. Prayer may not save us. But prayer may make us worthy of being saved.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
I don’t deny that there can be an element of escapism in mountaineering, but this should never overshadow its real essence, which is not escape but victory over your own human frailty.
Walter Bonatti
To get into the consumer’s mind, you have to sacrifice. You have to reduce the essence of your brand to a single thought or attribute. An attribute that nobody else already owns in your category.
Al Ries
The essence of the modern state is the union of the universal with the full freedom of the particular, and with the welfare of individuals.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
O-Med doesn’t make vinegars that you would ever consider cleaning with. They’re lush, like burying your nose in a platter of lavender and peaches, with the concentrated, fruity essence of a good glass of wine.
Chris Morocco
Of course, it’s not the technique that makes the music; it’s the sensitivity of the musician and his ability to be able to fuse his life with the rhythm of the times. This is the essence of music.
Herbie Hancock
I can actually feel the interior body of a dancer. I have the ability to capture a split second… I want you to be hit with whatever the essence is of this sculpture.
Richard MacDonald
Actually, if you look at the essence of ISIS, how it came about, it’s the product of foreign invasion. Foreign invasion in Iraq led to removal of Saddam Hussein, and we’re not unhappy with that, but the point is that foreign presence in any territory has created dynamics. And you cannot avoid those dynamics.
Mohammad Javad Zarif
Sometimes you hear that many politicians vote for a bill in various forms before they vote against it, or vice versa. The conflict, negotiation, and eventual compromise involved in this process form the essence of the democratic process.
Jared Polis
The essence of greatness is the ability to choose personal fulfillment in circumstances where others choose madness.
Wayne Dyer
I had to unlearn everything, as Maya’s character is the essence of ‘Allama.’ She reflects feminism, an in-depth and powerful role where she feels that she can never lose.
Meghana Raj
Learning is the very essence of humility . . .
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Everything in this life is only a glimpse of the real thing. Love, beauty, pleasure, even pain in its true essence is only in the next.
Yasmin Mogahed
To me songwriting is more like redemption. I can extract the poison or the pollen, the essence from a situation and the rest becomes a husk that blows away.
Beth Orton
The sense itself was I. I felt no dross or matter in my soul, no brims or borders, such as in a bowl we see. My essence was capacity.
Thomas Traherne
The blindness that opens the eye is not the one that darkens vision. Tears and not sight are the essence of the eye.
Jacques Derrida
Every day, almost as many men are killed at work as were killed during the average day in Vietnam. For men, there are, in essence, three male-only drafts: the draft of men to all the wars; the draft of Everyman to unpaid bodyguard; the draft of men to all the hazardous jobs or ‘death professions.
Warren Farrell
We have nothing to fear and a great deal to learn from trees, that vigorours and pacific tribe which without stint produces strengthening essences for us, soothing balms, and in whose gracious company we spend so many cool, silent, and intimate hours.
Marcel Proust
The essence of idolatry is the entertainment of thoughts about God that are unworthy of Him.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
What’s the advantage to have hundreds of words to define stupidity, when the essence is always the same.
William C. Brown
Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence, to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.
William Hazlitt
One of the smartest things Kickstarter has done, in my opinion, is give people a great shopping experience related to the arts, that funds the arts. In essence, they’ve gotten people to pay $200 for a t-shirt plus the feeling of participation in another artist’s endeavor.
Jessica Jackley
I’m interested in the essence of things. If you pare things down, what’s left? It’s like I’m trying to describe the soul to an alien.
Shea Hembrey
The essence of White Supremacy is this: they are people who want to keep things as they are. That their children’s children’s children might be a different color is something very alarming to them – in short they are committed to the maintenance of the static image.
William S. Burroughs
‘Suena’ is what the essence of the Olympics are about. There are the best athletes in the world up on one stage. The love and admiration and respect for each other is amazing to see.
Jencarlos Canela
I love spring flowers: daffodils and hyacinths are the ultimate flower for me. They are the essence of spring.
Kirsty Gallacher
Think day and night, I am of the essence of that Supreme Existence, Knowledge, Bliss-what fear and anxiety have I? This body, mind, and intellect are all transient, and That which is beyond these is myself.
Swami Vivekananda
The essence of cinema is editing. It’s the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.
Francis Ford Coppola
Before all else, Protestantism is, in its very essence, an appeal from all other authority to the divine authority of Holy Scripture
B. B. Warfield
The Divine realm extends to the earthly; but the later, illusory in nature, does not contain the essence of Reality.
Mahavatar Babaji
Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It’s the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, ‘This is me, and I’m interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.’
Ashton Kutcher
Puerto Rico got too futuristic with the electronic reggaeton. It lost the essence of the reggae music.
Nicky Jam
Cutting and pasting is the essence of what hip-hop culture is all about for me. It’s about drawing from what’s around you, and subverting it and decontextualizing it.
DJ Shadow
For the most part, I think video games do a good job of capturing the essence of boxing. However, I’d like to continue to see them push the realism, emphasizing the skill involved.
Sugar Ray Leonard
All philosophies are mental fabrications. There has never been a single doctrine by which one could enter the true essence of things.
Akkineni Nagarjuna
Aioli intoxicates gently, fills the body with warmth, and the soul with
enthusiasm. In its essence it concentrates the strength, the gaiety of
Provence: sunshine.
Frederic Mistral
What I found interesting writing a screenplay as opposed to writing a novel is not the obvious thing, which is having to pare everything down and find the kind of essence, the skeleton if you like, which can then be fleshed out by performance and cinematography.
Salman Rushdie
She didn’t need to go to acting school to learn that the essence of acting is to act like you’re not acting.
George Burns
Ancient masters of excellence had a subtle essence, and a depth too profound to comprehend.
There is no mysterious essence we can call a ‘place’. Place is change. It is motion killed by the mind, and preserved in the amber of memory.
J. A. Baker
The essence of dramatic form is to let an idea come over people without it being plainly stated. When you say something directly, it’s simply not as potent as it is when you allow people to discover it for themselves.
Stanley Kubrick
I can’t help but think that at the end of your life, when you look back, there’ll be a tone. And that tone will come from the essence of how you live your day to day what you did in that between time because that is really your life.
Richard Linklater
Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery, but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging.
Alexander Theroux
So far there has been no philosopher in whose hands philosophy has not grown into an apology for knowledge; on this point, at least, every one is an optimist, that the greatest usefulness must be ascribed to knowledge. They are all tyrannized over by logic, and this is optimism in its essence.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I really just prefer to be exactly who I am, and black is really the closest race and cultural category that represents the essence of who I am.
Rachel Dolezal
Everything in the world was about creativity: belief and creation. Storytelling was the essence of both.
Alethea Kontis
All a child’s life depends on the ideal it has of its parents. Destroy that and everything goes — morals, behaviour, everything. Absolute trust in some one else is the essence of education.
E. M. Forster
We are on earth as extensions of God to finish the work He began. We are the essence of God, His on-going incarnation in the world.
Earl Paulk
We are all basically the same human beings, who seek happiness and try to avoid suffering. Everybody is my peer group. Your feeling “I am of no value” is wrong. Absolutely wrong.
Dalai Lama
Sometimes, if a song is written, in essence, to be that stripped down, it’s very touchy when you start adding things, because even the smallest thing can have a huge impact. Somebody has to make the decision that there’s a better song in there if there’s less.
Chris Cornell
What is supposed to be the very essence of Judaism – which is the notion that it is by study that you make yourself a holy people – is nowhere present in Hebrew tradition before the end of the first or the beginning of the second century of the Common Era.
Harold Bloom
Rejoicing is the essence of genuine worship. A sad face (apart from remorse for sin or regret concerning the pain of others) is an affront to a gracious and generous God.
Max Anders
Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.
George Santayana
Hinduism is synonymous with humanism. That is its essence and its great liberating quality.
H. G. Wells
Women are more powerful than they think. A mother’s warmth is the essence of motivation. If we could liquefy the encouragement, care and compassion we deliver to our children it would surely fill an expanse greater than the Pacific.
Louise Burfitt-Dons
The complexity of software is an essential property, not an accidental one. Hence, descriptions of a software entity that abstract away its complexity often abstracts away its essence.
Fred Brooks
My perspective of veganism was most affected by learning that the veal calf is a by-product of dairying, and that in essence there is a slice of veal in every glass of what I had thought was an innocuous white liquid – milk.
Rynn Berry
Mean doesn’t last. Mean is over fast. Maybe this is the essence of everything, which is, to me, if there is no emotional center for what I’m doing, I have no interest in it at all.
Christopher Guest
It is the essence of responsibility to put the public good ahead of personal gain
Robert Kennedy
Surprise is the essence of humor, and nothing is more surprising than truth.
Bill Watterson
History is the essence of innumerable biographies.
Thomas Carlyle
I saw a martyr in the Wolf Man, who is the very moving essence of outsiderness, with which I identified fully.
Guillermo del Toro
Speak the essence and live by it.
Radhanath Swami
I think it’s always important to put your own spin and bring your essence to whatever character you play.
Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer
Now, to be properly enjoyed, a walking tour should be gone upon alone…. Freedom is of the essence, because you should be able to stop and go on and follow this way or that as the freak takes you…. There should be no cackle of voices at your elbow to jar on the meditative silence of the morning.
Robert Louis Stevenson
In essence, the science of agronomy is inseparable from biology.
Trofim Lysenko
Science sometimes falls short when trying to fathom the depths of our essence – and our inspiration comes from that essence.
Lance Secretan
Music acts on the whole of the organism like a magic force which suppresses the understanding and irresistibly takes possession of the entire being. To insist on analysing this force is to destroy its very essence.
Emile Jaques-Dalcroze
There is no essence, but there is a flux that is more real than any instance of the flux, such as a milk bottle or a tiger.
Timothy Morton
A great soul is called Saragrahi that means one who is always looking for the essence of every situation that comes before us.
Radhanath Swami
The world is a Hobbesian state of nature in which the struggle for domination is the very essence of international life.
Charles Krauthammer
Transient bodies are only subject to destruction through their substance and not through their form, nor can the essence of their form be destroyed; in this respect they are permanent.
And when you talk about realization, accomplishment for that matter enlightenment is that when you realize the fundamental essence of your mind.
Sogyal Rinpoche
By itself, the question of the liturgy’s essence and the standards of the reform has brought us back to the question of music and its position in the liturgy. And as a matter of fact one cannot speak about worship at all without also speaking of the music of worship.
Pope Benedict XVI
Oppression is the essence of power.
Ernst Kaltenbrunner
The most important aspect of freedom of speech is freedom to learn. All education is a continuous dialogue – questions and answers that pursue every problem on the horizon. That is the essence of academic freedom.
William O. Douglas
Why is nostalgia such a bad thing? Nostalgia is a longing to return. If you really loved where you came from, if, in essence, you really loved yourself, how can you not want that to exist? It’s like wanting your parents keep living.
Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Wikileaks in its essence is a publisher, pure and simple. They were very much in the same position as ‘The New York Times’ and ‘The Guardian.’
Alex Gibney
Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.
Annie Leibovitz
The essence of global health equity is the idea that something so precious as health might be viewed as a right.
Paul Farmer
There is no need to distract the attention of the community from the essence of the subject substituting it with secondary questions dealing with the search of those who did it [hacker’s attacks].
Vladimir Putin
After the Israelites safely crossed the Red Sea, the Egyptians chased after them and were drowned. God’s angels wanted to celebrate the enemy’s demise. God saw this and grew angry. He said, in essence, ‘Stop celebrating. For they are my children,too.
Mitch Albom
Whether a man is burdened by power or enjoys power; whether he is trapped by responsibility or made free by it; whether he is moved by other people and outer forces or moves them – this is of the essence of leadership.
Theodore White
Love – this is the essence of life. But you will not give your life to another.
Ruslana Korshunova
The essence of the question is the opening up, and keeping open, of possibilities.
Hans-Georg Gadamer
In essence, science is a perpetual search for an intelligent and integrated comprehension of the world we live in.
C. B. van Niel
It is not realistic, maybe … but art doesn’t have to be realistic. Romeo and Juliet is not realistic, but it is true… it shows the essence of falling in love.
Jan Harlan
My friend asked me the essence of life and I smiled.
Michael Dolan
I find it difficult to stand up for what you are and what your essence is, and seeing that clearly can be an unbelievably hard thing to do.
Jacob Collier
A bargain is in its very essence a hostile transaction do not all men try to abate the price of all they buy? I contend that a bargain even between brethren is a declaration of war.
Lord Byron
I think that fear of embarrassment is the essence of the human challenge.
Frances Moore LappГ©
I’ve taken a look back at my body of work and tried to deduce an essence, capturing aspects that reoccur. Reflecting on your own product can be difficult yet enthralling.
Jeremy Scott
As we deepen in understanding, the arbitrary divisions between inner and outer disappear. The essence of life, the beauty and grandeur of life, is its wholeness.
Vimala Thakar
To renounce the conquest of power is voluntarily to leave the power with those who wield it, the exploiters. The essence of every revolution consisted and consists in putting a new class in power, thus enabling it to realize its own program in life. It is impossible to wage war and to reject victory.
Leon Trotsky
What is the essence of theosophy? It is the fact that man, being himself divine, can know the divinity whose life he shares. As an inevitable corollary to this supreme truth comes the fact of the brotherhood of man.
Annie Besant
As much as I say I am uncomfortable with too much attention, but in essence that’s what I, every artiste works for.
Akshaye Khanna
Government, in its very essence, is opposed to all increase in knowledge. Its tendency is always towards permanence and against change…[T]he progress of humanity, far from being the result of government, has been made entirely without its aid and in the face if its constant and bitter opposition.
H. L. Mencken
The difference between a nation and a nationality is clear, but it is not always observed. Likeness between members is the essence of nationality, but the members of a nation may be very different. A nation may be composed of many nationalities, as some of the most successful nations are.
Louis D. Brandeis
Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. Peace and not war is the father of all things.
Ludwig von Mises
It is characteristic of science that the full explanations are often seized in their essence by the percipient scientist long in advance of any possible proof.
John Desmond Bernal
That is the essence of a witch-hunt, that any questioning of the evidence or the procedures in itself constitutes proof of complicity.
Bergen Evans
The institution of private property… is undergoing, at this time, a strain never put on it before. Not because the corporation, in essence, is retrogressive or unrepublican, but because in fact, it is unrepublican, and for that reason retrogressive also.
Peter S. Grosscup
Hope will be found by understanding that diversity is the essence of the American Dream and why we need each other to fulfill it.
Ilhan Omar
The DNA of a true Hindu is liberal. We are, by essence, liberal.
Kapil Sibal
The essence of the game is not “fun,” but the soul-satisfying awareness that comes from communal work and sacrifice.
Earl Blaik
Capitalism cannot be reduced to one or a few features, but it does possess one relationship, central to its existence and operation, that constitutes the essence of inequality and ineradicable instability: the wage-labor-capital connection that dwells at the heart of the system.
Herbert Schiller
The essence of fascism is to make laws forbidding everything and then enforce them selectively against your enemies.
John Lescroart
Know in the first place, that mankind agree in essence, as they do in limbs and senses.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
The essence of humour is surprise; that is why you laugh when you see a joke in Punch.
A. P. Herbert
We should learn to love everyone equally, because in essence we are all one, one Atman, one soul.
Mata Amritanandamayi
Both of my parents were born into poor families on the island of Cuba. They came to America because it was the only place where people like them could have a chance.My father was a bartender. And the journey from the back of that bar to the [election 2016], to me, that is the essence of the American dream.
Marco Rubio
You can’t lose the essence of a song. I try to enhance it more than anything else.
Tom Jones
If someone praises you with what you are not, they are in essence criticizing you of a deficiency in you.
Wahb ibn Munabbih
When you do a play, you have all this time to rehearse and grow into the character. In television, even though you’re waiting and waiting and waiting, once you’re actually on set engaging in the scene with another actor, time is of the essence.
Aja Naomi King
The experience that a publication creates for its audience is the very essence of that publication’s brand – and without deep engagement, that publication’s brand will be weak. A good publication is a convener and an arbiter – it expresses a core narrative that becomes a badge of sorts for its readership.
John Battelle
Too many of us seem to be searching for something ‘out there’ to make our lives complete. What we are all really searching for is the divine essence that lives within.
Susan Jeffers
Man you can define; but the true essence of any man, say, for instance, of Abraham Lincoln, remains the endlessly elusive and mysterious object of the biographer’s interest, of the historian’s comments, of popular legend, and of patriotic devotion.
Josiah Royce
In a very real way, ownership is the essence of leadership. When you are ‘ridiculously in charge,’ then you own whatever happens in a company, school, et cetera.
Henry Cloud
If we’re going to solve the problems of the world, we have to learn how to talk to one another. Poetry is the language at its essence. It’s the bones and the skeleton of the language. It teaches you, if nothing else, how to choose your words.
Rita Dove
The strength of Olympism comes to it from that which is simply human, hence worldwide is its essence.
Pierre de Coubertin
The essence of the phenomenon of gambling is decision making. The act of making a decision consists of selecting one course of action, or strategy, from among the set of admissible strategies.
Richard Arnold Epstein
In fact, a sense of essence is, in essence, the essence of sense, in effect.
Douglas Hofstadter
In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known – that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness.
Norman O. Brown
I liked taking the elements of roadside advertising out of context because it removes the imperative and just goes to the essence of it – the pure heart of advertising.
Stanley Donwood
The risk of a terrorist victory is greater when in fighting terror, democracy betrays its own essence.
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still,
And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now.
Essence of winter sleep is on the night,
The scent of apples: I am drowsing off.
Robert Frost
The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility.
John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher
PDCA is the essence of managerial work: making sure the job gets done today and developing better ways to do it tomorrow.
Brian L. Joiner
At some point the entire population of the earth is gonna have to look back at the kind of essence of spirituality which is basically caring about each other.
Sinead O’Connor
It’s very difficult to put your finger on why a certain actor or actress will capture your attention, and you’ll think they’re right for a role. There’s an essence to a person.
James Gray
It goes without saying that moderation and sobriety are of the very essence of vow-taking.
Mahatma Gandhi
Football is losing its essence: people talk about celebrations instead of goals.
Juan Mata
When our goals are clearly defined and intelligently set, you have, in essence, taken a major step toward programming your left brain. That frees your right brain to be its creative best.
Zig Ziglar
Fortunes are made, and disappear, over the lifetime of a single generation. Today, a person in essence takes his wealth from society just for the duration of his or her lifetime. The next generation has to create it anew.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky
That, in its essence, is Fascism — ownership of Government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Now when I speak about Zen, I have a problem, in the sense that the Zen of today has lost the essence, in my estimation, of what I call “old Zen.”
Frederick Lenz
The essence of leadership is building bonds of trust in your organization.
Colin Powell
In the military, you learn the essence of people. You see so many examples of self-sacrifice and moral courage. In the rest of life, you don’t get that many opportunities to be sure of your friends.
Adam Driver
The very essence of political philosophy is the carving out of an ethical system – strictly, a subset of ethics dealing with political ethics. Ethics is the one rational discipline that demands the establishment of a rational set of value judgments; political ethics is that subset applying to matters of State.
Murray Rothbard
In essence, I’m a sophisticated cotton picker.
Eartha Kitt
Funk is the absence of any and everything you can think of, but the very essence of all that is. And saying that, I’m saying funk is anything that we create in our minds that we want to do, what we want to be, but we don’t have the resources.
Bootsy Collins
Freedom includes the right to say what others may object to and resent… The essence of citizenship is to be tolerant of strong and provocative words.
John Diefenbaker
I have great friends and always go back home to remember where and who the essence of Mya and where I actually come from and to never forget that.
Awe combined with intimacy is the essence of Christian worship.
J. D. Greear
Our spirit grows and develops traits in each incarnation that it passes through, and then collects and carries the essence of those traits into future lifetimes. In Buddhist Yoga we refer to our multi-life karmic traits as samskaras.
Frederick Lenz
That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.
Jacob Bronowski
A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it.
H. L. Mencken
The enlightened teacher is someone who has become absorbed in eternity. While they may have a body like others, the essence of their being is light.
Frederick Lenz
We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action.
Martin Heidegger
I’ve learned to start from a really sound argument, boil down the essence of what you’re trying to say, then build your humor around that, rather than starting with, ‘This sounds funny,’ and going from there.
Hasan Minhaj
The essence of leadership is relationship; influencing people to achieve things together that can’t be achieved alone.
Leonard Sweet
We are not meant to be seen as God’s perfect, bright-shining examples, but to be seen as the everyday essence of ordinary life exhibiting the miracle of His grace.
Oswald Chambers
I believe in highlighting the ‘greatness’ that I see in every single woman that I come across. There is such beauty in variety. It may not always be evident, when you look at a woman, where her greatness lies. But the truth is that the greatness of women is reflected in the very essence of who we are.
Raheem DeVaughn
Self-help and self-control are the essence of the American tradition.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Christianity, with or without its whole apparatus of dogma, will endure in its essence for thousands of years after us; there will always be spiritually-minded people who will be ennobled by it, and some made great.
Bjornstjerne Bjornson
You can’t build a future if you do not know who you are. You can’t become who you are meant to be if you can’t tell the truth about who you are, what you have, and everything about your life. The truth is the absolute essence to your success, while lies are the absolute essence to your failures.
Suze Orman
I am the fiery life of the essence of God; I am the flame above the beauty in the fields; I shine in the waters; I burn in the sun, the moon, and the stars. And with the airy wind, I quicken all things vitally by an unseen, all-sustaining life.
Hildegard of Bingen
My approach to Pennywise was, on one hand, I wanted to stay true to the essence of the character but at the same time make it an edgier character that is basically unpredictable and people won’t expect everything he comes up with.
Andy Muschietti
Gerrymandering at its essence is supposed to be used to reflect the changing geography to ensure representation. But we know that politics gets involved and it’s used to benefit whoever’s in control. That’s the problem we have with gerrymandering.
Wayne Messam
Simplicity is not about making something without ornament, but rather about making something very complex, then slicing elements away, until you reveal the very essence.
Christoph Niemann
It’s through a leader’s actions – what he or she does and says on a daily basis – that the essence of great leadership becomes apparent.
Travis Bradberry
There are countless books written on self-defense. Not all are non- sensical, but В many are. Nathaniel Cooke has clearly thought В a great deal about the subject and distilled its essence in a way that is wholly admirable.
Robert Twigger
Too much study of the scriptures does more harm than good. The important thing is to know the essence of the scriptures. After that, what is the need of books? One should learn the essence and then dive deep in order to realize God.
To me, that ugliness, that grotesqueness – that’s the essence [of life]. That’s where you realize, it’s not about all the consonance and the harmony. It’s all the parts that are wrong that help explain why we’re drawn to something – what the mystery is – just as much as the beautiful things.
Carrie Brownstein
She represented the distilled essence of the battle between the sexes.
Anne Edwards
So they loved as love in twain Had the essence but in one; Two distinct, divisions none.
William Shakespeare
If we think we are usually good, then God is usually irrelevant… Such thinking ignores the depths of sin in my own heart, and, in essence, it elevates me so that I am just a mildly flawed imitation of God rather than someone completely dependent on Him.
Edward T Welch
Love withers with predictability; its very essence is surprise and amazement. To make love a prisoner of the mundane is to take its passion and lose it forever.
Leo Buscaglia
Rhubarb: essence of stomach ache.
Ambrose Bierce
So what I did on the field was the essence of what I am. Remember me like that.
Steve Carlton
The essence of right living is to do good to others.
Shri Radhe Maa
Love is what we are in our essence, and the more love we feel in our hearts, the more it will be brought to us.
Deepak Chopra
In essence, big stars come with a set image, and breaking it becomes a task for certain stories.
Sajid Nadiadwala
The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
James Madison
He who atones for sins never calculates; he pours out the whole essence of his contrite heart.
Mahatma Gandhi
At the end of the day, the sovereignty of maleness is an illusion. In essence and in origin, we are all entirely female.
We need to rediscover the essence of the meaning of ‘the use.’ Architecture is, above all, here for a better living. Every gesture, every shape must be justified by various reasons that would reinforce their reason to be, their use, and will give more sense to their beauty.
Christian de Portzamparc
Human history is, in essence, a history of ideas.
H. G. Wells
Motherhood is more than bearing children…It is the essence of who we are as women.
Sheri L. Dew
Who is that is dreaming all of this? Ecstasy, pure ecstasy, joy beyond understanding, bliss beyond the dry dullness of the mind’s philosophical ranging, light beyond any light in this world – The substance and the essence of all existence is this light, the transcendental light.
Frederick Lenz
The essence of worldliness is exclusion of God.
Henry Jacobsen
That’s the essence of songcraft: making something everyone can understand yet it still sounds new.
Tristen Gaspadarek
Visual storytelling utilizes both language and art to pass on the essence of who we are.
Debbie Millman
Zero-tolerance on drinking and driving – meaning no drinking at all before driving – is a collective punishment that, in essence, only affects responsible adults who follow the law.
David Harsanyi
I’m a woman, born the daughter of a feminist and the granddaughter of a feminist grandfather. I don’t think I could have avoided working on women’s issues. I don’t do it as a career or profession; it’s my very essence as a human being.
Vandana Shiva
The main rule to me is to honor God with your life. To life a life of integrity. Not be selfish. You know, help others. But that’s really the essence of the Christian faith.
Joel Osteen
My intention was to grapple with the metaphysical meaning behind Scheherazade and present that meaning in its essence. Scheherazade is the symbol of the savior. She weaves tales not to save her own life, but to save humanity from its unending retributive response to injury.
Alonzo King
Begin to build up confidence and joy in your own richness. That richness is the essence of generosity. It is the essence of resourcefulness ; that you can deal with whatever is available around you and not feel poverty stricken.
Chogyam Trungpa
The essence of democracy is not that everyone makes and administers laws but that lawgivers and rulers should be dependent on the people’s will in such a way that they may be peaceably changed if conflict occurs.
Ludwig von Mises
To me, reason is as spiritual as anything else, the beauty of reason seems to me indelible and ineffable and numinous… the spirit is after all the same word we use to describe… essence
Stephen Fry
To reflect on the essence of the Creator … is forbidden to the human intellect because of the severance of all relation between the two existences.
Muhammad Abduh
The essence of all religion is to be willing to risk your life for a belief – not for survival.
Helen Foster Snow
If we examine the essence of existence, we’ll find that the essence is love. There really is nothing that isn’t love.
Frederick Lenz
The way we’re going about things and what we want to do, we feel it has to be a really pure essence of music. That’s where you get the most out of it.
Chris Robinson
It’s nice to hear when someone gets something and the sincerity is enough to tickle you. They can have the wrong notes but the essence of it is there, so it makes you laugh, because even when Frank [Zappa]’s music is sad, it makes me laugh.
Gail Zappa
There is no progress whatever. Everything is just the same as it was thousands, and tens of thousands, of years ago. The outward form changes. The essence does not change.
Robert Louis Stevenson
For life is tendency, and the essence of a tendency is to develop in the form of a sheaf, creating, by its very growth, divergent directions among which its impetus is divided.
Henri Bergson
I maintain also that substances, whether material or immaterial, cannot be conceived in their bare essence without any activity, activity being of the essence of substance in general.
Gottfried Leibniz
The essence of God is consciousness. Consciousness can be used for either violence or peace; the choice is ours. When it is expanded, human consciousness chooses non-violence, since that is compatible with love.
Deepak Chopra
When I was in the California legislature in the ’80s, the organic growers, who were sort of the small hippie farmers in those days, brought it to my attention that there were no regulations on organic labeling. In essence, anybody could just grow a thing any way they wanted and put ‘organic’ on it.
Sam Farr
Rewriting is the essence of writing well – where the game is won or lost.
William Zinsser
In essence, we’re imaging the same cell for anywhere from forty to a hundred thousand times to create one of the movies that we see.
Eric Betzig
At the end of the day, the position is just a position, a title is just a title, and those things come and go. It’s really your essence and your values that are important.
Queen Rania of Jordan
The man who comes to writing late, but is in essence a writer, may sometimes gain as much as he has lost: his experience of life has given him a subject, he is spared the youthful writer’s self-torment and soul-searching.
Wright Morris
It is wrong to follow the advice of an adversary; nevertheless it is right to hear it, that you may do the contrary; and this is the essence of good policy.
The courage to be yourself is the essence of hip hop
The possibility of transformation is the essence of hope.
John Ortberg
I think it’s the essence of any film and any stage production – any work where you do work with other people – of course collaboration is hugely important. One does, for awhile, become family.
Julie Andrews
It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream – making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream-sensation, that commingling of absurdity, surprise, and bewilderment in a tremor of struggling revolt, that notion of being captured by the incredible which is of the very essence of dreams.
Joseph Conrad
Here’s why people don’t live on oats and water: if you’re cash poor, you’re likely also time poor, and speed is of the essence when your job starts at the same time as your children’s day at school.
Dawn Foster
I want to know what the difference between the essence of a man and woman is.
Tina Turner
The thing about Bob Dylan’s performative essence is that he keeps singing these old songs as well as the new songs, and the old songs become new with new arrangements and new contexts as time goes by.
Richard F. Thomas
Everything in dancing is style, allusion, the essence of many thoughts and feelings. The abstraction of many moments.
Alvin Ailey
Grace is the essence of theology and gratitude is the essence of ethics.
G. C. Berkouwer
The essence of Capablanca’s greatness is his rare talent for avoiding all that can complicate or confuse the conflict.
Max Euwe
Time is of the essence and I don’t have much essence left.
Graham Hill
Peace originates with the flow of things – its heart is like the movement of the wind and waves. The Way is like the veins that circulate blood through our bodies, following the natural flow of the life force. If you are separated in the slightest from that divine essence, you are far off the path.
Morihei Ueshiba
Glamour is not self-conscious; it’s not trying really hard. It’s just expressing your own truth. I think that’s what the essence of glamour really is—expressing your uniqueness.
Kevyn Aucoin
The essence of the Way is detachment. And the goal of those who practice is freedom from appearances.
Sacrifice is the essence of love, which is the essence of God.
Rick Warren
Linguine linguistics that left my verbal essence saucy,
Send a message, leave you sleepin’ next to headless horsey.
Action Bronson
I enjoy the challenge of taking something which was not meant for the piano, distilling its essence and writing or improvising it for/at the piano, but having the listener forget that he or she is listening to a piano.
Michael Hersch
If painters could be compared to filmmakers, Bosch is the Hype Williams of renaissance painters. With Bosch, there’s always a narrative that is very nonlinear – and that’s the essence of a good music video.
The essence of community, its heart and soul, is the non-monetary exchange of value; things we do and share because we care for others, and for the good of the place.
Dee Hock
If you look at the true essence of the Black Panthers, they were more of a community protection group.
Anthony Mackie
The engineering of consent is the very essence of the democratic process, the freedom to persuade and suggest.
Edward Bernays
Idle dreaming is often of the essence of what we do.
Thomas Pynchon
Many people mistakenly suppose that the essence of consciousness is that of a control mechanism
John Searle
The way the function dictates the form… elegant lines… nothing extraneous… this shoe perfectly expresses the essence of shoeness.
David Mazzucchelli
Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash.
Vladimir Nabokov
The very essence of your Being is infinite, eternal silence. It is your true nature. It is the essence of all existence.
Leonard Jacobson
The very essence of democracy is that every person represents all the varied interests which compose the nation.
Mahatma Gandhi
You have to go to what the essence of what Pennywise is about – the dark power of adulthood. It’s not coincidence all the grown-ups in town are evil. This is not a story about a monster. It’s a story about the end of childhood.
Andy Muschietti
Nonfiction speaks to the head. Fiction speaks to the heart. Poetry speaks to the soul. It’s the essence of beauty. The essence of pain. It pleases the eye and the ear.
Ellen Hopkins
Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
Anton Chekhov
All power is in essence power to deny mortality.
Ernest Becker
Right here where you and I stand, we shall behold a true and radiant world. In that world, we shall dance only our divine essence.
Ruth St. Denis
A snake will always be a snake, even if you put a chain around its neck and try to make it walk upright.
Lisa Alther
Here’s a message to the new borns, waiting to breathe: if you believe then you can achieve. Just look at me, against all odds ‘though life is hard, we carry on, livin’ in the projects, broke with no lights on. To all the seeds that follow me- protect your essence, born with less, but you still precious.
Tupac Shakur
Even your own arms, deep inside your body feel foriegn to you, feel that they do not belong to you. Here lies an important secret. Butoh’s radical essence is hidden here.
Tatsumi Hijikata
The moment you understand that there is an essence of purity in you, you will realize reality. The moment you realize reality you will have royalty, and then you don’t have to say or do a thing. When your presence will work then you will emit wisdom.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
Science knows the qualities of electricity, but not its real essence.
Mahmoud Mohammed Taha
I didn’t drink in the essence of the classroom. I didn’t take legible notes or dance all night. I thought I would marry my boyfriend and grow old and sick of him. I thought I would keep my friends, and we’d make different, new memories. None of that happened. Better things happened.
Lena Dunham
The essence of show business is, if you see a tight-rope walker go across a tight rope, everybody claps. But, if you see him wobble, everybody gasps.
T Bone Burnett
Everyone should know nowadays the unimportance of the photographic in art: that truth, life, or reality is an organic thing which the poetic imagination can represent or suggest, in essence, only through transformation, through changing into other forms than those which were merely present in appearance.
Tennessee Williams
This is the essence for every human being to realize that who they are, essentially, is far more than the physical body and is far more than the mental body, the psychological makeup, the psychological “me” body. Who they are is far deeper than that.
Eckhart Tolle
If one asserts that buying customers below what they charge them is a corporate strategy, this is in essence an arbitrage game, and arbitrage games rarely last.
Bill Gurley
The genuine essence of truth never dies.
Thomas Carlyle
I can’t impersonate someone. That is not what I do. I can only take someone’s essence and create a character out of that.
Naomie Harris
All the major problems of the world today are global in essence, and they cannot be solved unless through some kind of global cooperation. It’s not just climate change, which is, like, the most obvious example people give. I think more in terms of technological disruption.
Yuval Noah Harari
Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The essence of my coaching is to serve.
Monty Williams
Whatever obscurities may involve religious tenets, humility and love constitute the essence of true religion; the humble is formed to adore, the loving to associate with eternal love.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
The essence of love is that what is ours should belong to someone else. Feeling the joy of someone else as joy within ourselves-that is loving.
Emanuel Swedenborg
Christ [is] the very essence of all delights and pleasures, the very soul and substance of them. As all the rivers are gathered into the ocean, which is congregation or meeting-place of all waters in the world: so Christ is that ocean in which all true delights and pleasures meet. . . .
John Flavel
Love is the very essence of the gospel.
Thomas S. Monson
The ideals of the party were close to me, and I have tried to adhere to those principles all my life. In essence, they are the same as in the Ten Commandments in the Bible. I will never change my convictions
Valentina Tereshkova
In war, we always deform ourselves, our essence.
Chris Hedges
To imagine things other than they are is the essence ofВ hope. It is also the stuff of revolution.
Leonard Sweet
Having begun my life in science searching for the equation beyond time, I now believe that the deepest secret of the universe is that its essence rests in how it unfolds moment by moment in time.
Lee Smolin
Life is whole only when it isn’t subordinate to a specific object that exceeds it. In this way, the essence of entirety is freedom.
Georges Bataille
The first essence of journalism is to know what you want to know, the second, is to find out who will tell you.
John Gunther
He who gives only what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self-sacrifice.
Henry Taylor
The essence of life, I concluded, did not lie in the material. It penetrated, but was not bound to, the physical world of science.
Charles Lindbergh
The essence of my character is an inability to get used to things. This, in fact, is the one thing I have grown accustomed to: an inability to get used to things.
Geoff Dyer
Jimmy Dickens was the essenceВ of country music and the heart of the Grand Ole Opry.
Connie Smith
I think [rock’n’roll] essence is what made it good and has a lot in common with what originally made monotheism good – it’s against everything that is fixed, all the social structures that you can’t go past.
Ezra Furman
I think the essence of the argument has always been, first of all, the Guild doesn’t want writing on spec. And that’s been a major problem over the years. But obviously, to the young writer that’s unfair and it’s discriminatory, and it can be very hurtful to one’s career.
Rod Serling
Of course, I’m older now. I’m in a different place in my life than when I wrote the songs for ‘Car Wheels’ or ‘Essence’ or whatever. Different things were going on.
Lucinda Williams
I understood that at the core, our essence is made of pure love. We are pure love-every single one of us. How can we not be, if we come from the Whole and return to it? I knew that realizing this meant never being afraid of who we are. Therefore, being love and being our true self is one and the same thing!
Anita Moorjani
Unlike the phone system, which is engineered around an application, the Internet layered model allows you to, in essence, separate applications from infrastructure.
Michael K. Powell
For me, the essence of the great American Dream is spiritual. I believe that our Constitution is inspired and that it is based on principles that are timeless and universal. This is the reason why 95% of all written constitutions throughout the world are modeled after our Constitution.
Stephen Covey
For every prophet there are a thousand interpreters to distort the essence of the religion, to replace the bright flame with the heat of the inquisitors’ pyres.
Sergei Lukyanenko
The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit; and different beliefs are distinguished by the different modes of action to which they give rise.
Charles Sanders Peirce
Simplicity is the essence of the great, the true, the beautiful in art.
George Sand
I try to play the bare essence, to let everything be just what it’s supposed to be.
Dizzy Gillespie
If we can change ourselves, we can change the world. We’re not the victims of the world we see, we’re the victims of the way we see the world. This is the essence of Compassionate Listening: seeing the person next to you as a part of yourself.
Dennis Kucinich
I don’t think people change. I think they definitely mature. But I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It’s just maturity. I’ve become a healthier, fuller expression of that essence.
Ricky Williams
Meta-Essence is the life-force of Wonderland. That of your enemies is especially potent. Collect what you can. Use it wisely.
Cheshire Cat
Theory is the essence of facts. Without theory scientific knowledge would be only worthy of the madhouse.
Oliver Heaviside
The essence of good and evil is a certain disposition of the will.
The copywriter uses words as tools to persuade and motivate an audience. You persuade your readers that you have something valuable to offer; you motivate them to acquire it for themselves. This is the essence of effective copywriting.
Richard Bayan
Ubuntu is very difficult to render into a Western language. It speaks of the very essence of being human…. you are generous, you are hospitable, you are friendly and caring and compassionate. You share what you have. It is to say, ‘My humanity is inextricably bound up in yours.’ We belong in a bundle of life.
Desmond Tutu
You need no time to open yourself to the power of now and so awaken to who you are beyond name and form and realize that in the depth of your being, you are already complete, whole, one with the timeless essence of all life.
Eckhart Tolle
Conflict is the very essence of life.
Mary Roberts Rinehart
If democracy, in essence, means the abolition of class domination, then why should not a socialist minister charm the whole bourgeois world by orations on class collaboration?
Vladimir Lenin
Every time you suppress some part of yourself or allow others to play you small, you are in essence ignoring the owner’s manual your creator gave you and destroying your design.
Oprah Winfrey
Curves are the essence of my work because they are the essence of Brazil, pure and simple.
Oscar Niemeyer
For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God [Gen. 3:1-7], while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man [2 Cor. 5:21]. Man asserts himself against God and puts himself where only God deserves to be; God sacrifices himself for man and puts himself where only man deserves to be.
John Stott
A person who is trained to consider his actions, to undertake them deliberately, is in so far forth disciplined. Add to this ability a power to endure in an intelligently chosen course in the face of distraction, confusion, and difficulty, and you have the essence of discipline.
John Dewey
The commitments we make to ourselves and to others, and our integrity to those commitments, is the essence and clearest manifestation of our proactivity.
Stephen Covey
In you, as in each human being, there is a dimension of consciousness far deeper than thought. It is the very essence of who you are. We may call it presence, awareness, the unconditioned consciousness.
Eckhart Tolle
The essence of Yungblud is connection. That’s all I want to do: connect with people.
Life at its essence boils down to one day at a time. Today is the day!
Jim Stovall
The very essence of a free government consists in considering offices as public trusts, bestowed for the good of the country, and not for the benefit of an individual or a party.
John C. Calhoun
The essence of a democracy is a free electorate.
Arlen Specter
Childish egocentrism is, in its essence, an inability to differentiate between the ego and the social environment.
Jean Piaget
Movement was the essence of Manhattan. It had always been so, and now its sense of flow, energy, openness, elasticity as Charles Dickens had called it, was headier than ever. Half the city’s skill and aspirations seemed to go into the propagation of motion.
Jan Morris
I am talking about societies drained of their essence, cultures trampled underfoot, institutions undermined, lands confiscated, religions smashed, magnificent artistic creations destroyed, extraordinary possibilities wiped out.
Aime Cesaire
It makes sense for social scientists to become more involved in policy because many of society’s most challenging problems are, in essence, behavioral.
Richard Thaler
Minimalism is the pursuit of the essence of things, not the appearance.
Claudio Silvestrin
Man would be “otherwise.” That’s the essence of the specifically human.
Antonio Machado
There is no doubt I have offended many people. No doubt, also, that I have blasphemed. I sometimes try to offend as part of my routine – after all, the essence of humour, even in a child, is the effort to shock and surprise.
Frankie Boyle
When public virtue is gone, when the national spirit is fled the republic is lost in essence, though it may still exist in form
John Adams
I think I’m a girl’s girl in the sense that I support women a lot, and I’m definitely all for girl power, but I think I’m quite a tomboy at heart – even though I love my fashion and dressing up, I think my essence is very boyish.
Charli XCX
Not so the scientist. The very essence of his life is the service of truth.
Franz Boas
Even though we have lost yardsticks by which to measure, and rules under which to subsume the particular, a being whose essence is a beginning may have enough of origin within himself to understand without preconceived categories and to judge without the set of customary rules which is morality.
Hannah Arendt
There is no doubt that the time to act is now. It is now that timely action can avert disaster. It is now that with foresight and will such action can be taken without disturbing the essence of our way of life, by adjusting behaviour not altering it entirely.
Tony Blair
To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn’t apparent because it’s shrouded by sensation and delusion.
The American founding is not just about a group of people, a group of men. It is about an ideal: Both a vision and understanding of the very essence of democracy, constitutional government, a representative republic, and the remarkably powerful concept of being endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights.
Paul Kengor
Most of our occupations are low comedy…. We must play our part duly, but as the part of a borrowed character. Of the mask and appearance we must not make a real essence, nor of what is foreign what is our very own.
Michel de Montaigne
When it’s cold, water freezes into ice; when it’s warm, ice melts into water. Similarly, when you are confused, essence freezes into mind; when you are enlightened, mind melts into essence.
Muso Soseki
Kindness is the essence of greatness and the fundamental characteristic of the noblest men and women I have known.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
If the artist is necessarily sensitive, does that sensitiveness form in its essence a state constantly liable to shade off into the morbid? Does this liability, moreover, increase in proportion as the effort is great and the ambition intense?
Henry James
Paul’s the writer. Yeah, I wrote a little of that stuff, but that’s just technically true. In spirit, and in essence of the truth, it doesn’t matter. So I don’t know, maybe I’m being foolish for not being technical. Yeah, I wrote a certain portion of the things.
Art Garfunkel
The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.
Jane Addams
I think, at the end of the day, that’s the essence of ‘The 100’: ‘Save your friends first.’
Lindsey Morgan
Inner child work is essential. It’s the essence of growth as a whole person
Cheryl Richardson
The very essence of playfulness is an openness to anything that may happen, the feeling that whatever happens, it’s okay… you’re either free to play, or you’re not.
John Cleese
In a very real way, ownership is the essence of leadership. When you are ridiculously in charge, then you own whatever happens in a company, school, et cetera.
Henry Cloud
The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.
John Adams
We can never intimidate and discourage the people who voice their words with courage. The essence of freedom rests precisely here – in the freedom of expression of the people. And we must protect it.
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
The woman with dark hair, wide hips, and a few extra pounds has always been the essence of beauty in Morocco.
Fatema Mernissi
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
Jean Arp
The essence of training is to allow error without consequence.
Orson Scott Card
When is a cell finally too small to hold our essence?
Mary E. Pearson
For my first fragrance, I wanted to capture the essence of a woman’s strength and beauty.
Ivanka Trump
Your mind is your life. It’s your essence and your substance. It’s the part of you that has always been and will always be. Its formations change constantly, which is what makes you always new.
Frederick Lenz
The essence of politics is to direct oneself to the group which wields power
Steven Biko
Things are in their essence what we choose to make them. A thing is, according to the mode in which one looks at it.
Oscar Wilde
The very essence of success is practice.
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Fashion, art, and architecture are all so tightly connected; I think the way to approach referencing these art works is by capturing the essence.
Roksanda Ilincic
The purposeful destruction of information is the essence of intelligent work.
Ray Kurzweil
The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future.
Hubert H. Humphrey
It is through realizing loving presence as our very essence, through being that presence, that we discover true freedom.
Tara Brach
Faith is pretty much the essence of mine and Grace’s being.
Bill Nelson
The essence of age is intellect. Wherever that appears, we call it old.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Prayer is request. The essence of request, as distinct from compulsion, is that it may or may not be granted. And if an infinitely wise Being listens to the requests of finite and foolish creatures, of course He will sometimes grant and sometimes refuse them.
C. S. Lewis
We have to seek the essence of all religions; then we can see how spirituality actually unites us and empowers us instead of breaking us down.
Radhanath Swami
The essence of marketing today is to tell a story to people who want to hear it, in a way that resonates with them so they are likely to either respond or connect to you, or tell their friends.
Seth Godin
Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.
Frank Borman
Salt, gathered from the tears of a thousand angels, restraining the essence of Sammael, the Hellhound. The Seed of Destruction. This I can promise, Sammael, for every one of you that falls, two shall arise.
Grigori Rasputin
Around the edge of the crowd was a little 13-year-old bouncing up and down with a grin that went from ear to ear. She was so happy for her sister. It was a charming moment, and I think thats the essence of what Emily Hughes is.
Dick Button
I will scrape and dig into every word as far as I can get, right down to the essence of the word, to the substance of the image.
Chairil Anwar
And then, what is grace? Grace is love. But grace is not love simply, and purely, and alone. Grace and love are, in their innermost essence, one and the same thing.
Alexander Whyte
The previous regime … reduced man to a means of production and nature to a tool of production. Thus it attacked both their very essence and their mutual relationship. It reduced gifted and autonomous people to nuts and bolts in some monstrously huge, noisy, and stinking machine.
Vaclav Havel
Christians ought to suspect that affliction is the very essence of creation. To be a created thing is not necessarily to be afflicted, but it is necessarily to be exposed to affliction. … Affliction is the surest sign that God wishes to be loved by us; it is the most precious evidence of His tenderness.
Simone Weil
The essence of the free press is the reliable, reasonable and moral nature of freedom.
Karl Marx
Looking through the eyes of the divine nature you see the essence within the manifestation, the creator within the creation, and it is a wonderful, wonderful world!
Peace Pilgrim
Many things in your life matter, but only one thing matters absolutely.. It is finding the essence of who you are.
Eckhart Tolle
In essence, the education department argues that the quality of the education children receive is irrelevant, as long as someone stands in front of the class.
Helen Zille
I never wanted to accept the position of the observer who is not involved in the situation. The technique and the aesthetics do not matter to me. Only the essence of what is happening is important to me. Here, for example, blurred pictures, they have appeared because for years I was shooting while being drunk.
Antoine D’Agata
Certain springs are tapped only when we are alone. Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves; that firm strand which will be the indispensable center of a whole web of human relationships.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
God is beyond all the forms of life, but also indwells every form of life as their essence. God is both beyond and within.
Eckhart Tolle
The essence of practice is always the same: instead of falling prey to a chain reaction of revenge or self-hatred, we gradually learn to catch the emotional reaction and drop the story lines.
Pema Chodron
If it is a fantasy fiction, and you want to portray a story of a vampire, you have to keep the essence of the story same. But if you have to have five episodes a week, where do we get so much content from?
Rithvik Dhanjani
The essence of man is not what he is, but in what he is able to be.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
I’ll tell you truly: I value my thought and work terribly, but in essence – think about it – this whole world of ours is just a bit of mildew that grew over a tiny planet. And we think we can have something great – thoughts, deeds! They’re all grains of sand
Leo Tolstoy
Music is the art of all the invisible things that are real. Art, emotion, spiritual essence, consciousness – these things are hard to prove. Music helps you to focus on your sound. We understand that for very young kids.
Wynton Marsalis
Zeal is not of necessity religion, neither is it always of the same essence with poetry or patriotism.
Herman Melville
The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.
Vince Lombardi
We travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.
Pico Iyer
The essence of life is doing things for their own sakes.
Bertrand Russell
Managing the power of choice, with all it’s creative and spiritual implications, is the essence of the human experience.
Caroline Myss
What’s terrible is that there’s nothing terrible, that the very essence of life is petty, uninteresting, and degradingly trite.
Ivan Turgenev
The essence of neo-colonialism is that the State which is subject to it is, in theory, independent and has all the outward trappings of international sovereignty. In reality its economic system and thus its political policy is directed from outside.
Kwame Nkrumah
Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpointists to hack post-horses; therefore be advised, let well alone and remember the old Italian proverb: Chi sa piГ№, meno saВ— Who knows most, knows least.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Without passion, all the skill in the world won’t lift you above craft. В Without skill, all the passion in the world will leave you eager but floundering. В Combining the two is the essence of the creative life.
Twyla Tharp
My job isn’t to go around judging people. Priests are meant to teach love and forgiveness. That to me is the essence of being a Christian. And trying to find that love and forgiveness in ourselves and others every day should be a challenge that we want to achieve.
Rosamund Lupton
The main rule to me is to honor God with your life. To live a life of integrity. Not be selfish. You know, help others. But that’s really the essence of the Christian faith.
Joel Osteen
Angels can recognize the nature of our unique essence on the basis of nothing more than a brief conversation with us. From hearing the tone of our voice angels sense what we love; and from hearing what we say, angels sense our level of understanding.
Emanuel Swedenborg
No state, upon its own mere motion, can lawfully get out of the Union. Plainly, the central idea of secession, is the essence of anarchy.
Abraham Lincoln
Just touching that old tree was truly moving to me because when you touch these trees, you have such a sense of the passage of time, of history. It’s like you’re touching the essence, the very substance of life.
Kim Novak
Like any great art, the culture of hip-hop has changed with the times. With the state of technology, music is more accessible and freely exchanged. For hip-hop to grow while keeping a sense of integrity, the essence of the culture has to be handed down and respected like any high form of art.
Real happiness comes from having an unassailable connection to the deep state of unbounded awareness at our core. This state of being is our own inner joy that expresses the exuberance and wonder of being alive at this moment; it is our own self-luminous essence made conscious of itself.
Deepak Chopra
If you were in a game of football always think you need maybe eight to win the game. Three can on an off day or semi off day but you always hard. And the players recognize that and they’ll do that extra to make sure they get winning. The essence of the team is to understand and trust each other and to trust me.
Alex Ferguson
To be whole, nonfragmented in action, in life, in every kind of relationship, that is the very essence of sanity. Sanity means to be whole, healthy and holy.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Love is the essence of the holiness of the Church.
Alexander Schmemann
Sentiment, crystallized, grows into sentimentality. It lost all spontaneity, which was the essence of feeling. It was dated–old-fashioned.
Margaret Ayer Barnes
In medicine as well as in romantic poetry, it is the heart that is the center and controlling mechanics of life. If the heart stops, life stops. The loss of sight doesn’t not mean death. Yet for ages, the eyes was believed to contain a human being’s vital essence – a not wholly irrational belief.
Henry Grunwald
The essence of technology is by no means anything technological.
Martin Heidegger
I really like to go for the essence of things – the most beautiful parts of things – of human beings or of music. If there are things in there that are getting in the way and complicating it, it’s just not good for me.
Bill Kreutzmann
I think that where I’ve gotten frustrated during the course of my presidency has never been because I was getting pushed too hard by activists to see the justness of a cause or the essence of an issue.
Barack Obama
To cognize the Divine Essence – this is the highest purpose of soul, sent by the Creator to the Earth!
What we’ve had to do is learn to control success, put it in perspective, and not lose the essence of what we’re doing – the music.
Janis Joplin
One word defines the essence of surfing better for me than any other — stoke . One of the best things about stoke is that you can pass it along to someone who has never heard the expression.
Shaun Tomson
That is what I have always understood to be the essence of anarchism: the conviction that the burden of proof has to be placed on authority, and that it should be dismantled if that burden cannot be met.
Noam Chomsky
‘All Def’ is unlike any other comedy show or set because ‘All Def’ goes back to the essence of how urban comedy started. We give it a ‘stoop appeal.’ A stoop appeal is important for us because it’s where pretty much all black comics started doing their standup: cracking jokes on the stoop, in the hood.
Tony Rock
Before you can live anything, in what you are calling physical manifestation – you have to have conjured it in vibrational form. You have to have imagined it before it can become a reality. Everything that you are living here in this physical body, you have imagined the essence of it before you are living it.
Esther Hicks
Trust is the essence of Leadership.
Colin Powell
Mathematics is not the rigid and rigidity-producing schema that the layman thinks it is; rather, in it we find ourselves at that meeting point of constraint and freedom that is the very essence of human nature.
Hermann Weyl
Did Robert De Niro actually look like Al Capone in ‘The Untouchables?’ Or did Van Kilmer look like Jim Morrison in ‘The Doors?’ No. It’s the core, the essence of the personality that matters.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Man, proud man, drest in a little brief authority, most ignorant of what he’s most assur d, glassy essence, like an angry ape, plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven, as make the angels weep.
William Shakespeare
The essence of your being reincarnates.
Frederick Lenz
I feel the presence of God when I feel the essence of divinity in anything and everything around me.
Neale Donald Walsch
Everything is Spirit – in essence, though hidden in manifestation. If you had the perception, you would see God in everything.
Paramahansa Yogananda
People think of fortune cookies as being Chinese, but in essence, they are fundamentally American.
Jennifer Lee
Look – I’m an African-American. I’m black. But I’m just looking at the character and trying to find his soul, his energy. If you can wipe away the blanket of skin and flesh that people tend to see, and look inside for the essence of the soul, then that’s the work I’m doing. That’s the work I always do.
Forest Whitaker
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
Carl Rogers
I would guess that the price of the script really is secondary. The credit is much more the essence.
Rod Serling
I would welcome the passing of the idea of philosophy as defined by a method of conceptual analysis. But that is not the passing of philosophy, and it leaves the philosopher with the task of grasping natures or essences (among other things).
Robert Adams
Physically, the Ventoux is dreadful. Bald, it’s the spirit of Dry: Its climate (it is much more an essence of climate than a geographic place) makes it a damned terrain, a testing place for heroes, something like a higher hell.
Roland Barthes
I believe that some of my best images have [the] ambiguity which is an essence of life. In this sense I am not interested in trying desperately to make Art but I am interested in relating to the marvelous extravagance of Life.
John Gutmann
I think what’s really the most ideal thing is for the player themselves, within their own imagination, to carve out what they view as being the essence of the character.
Shigeru Miyamoto
If you’re not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin.
Katherine Harris
Now I believe in Christ dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. I believe that we are in Christ, we are hid with Christ in God, and we are sealed with the Holy Spirit. So in essence, for Satan to get at me he has to go through the Trinity.
Rick Warren
The outer form is a temporary reflection of what you are within, in your essence. That is why love and beauty can never leave you, although all outer forms will.
Eckhart Tolle
For a selfie, it’s not about the pose, it’s about you. There’s a reason why you look great in the picture or you look great in real life, because someone has caught the essence of who you are, and a pose is not you.
Nigel Barker
My talent lies in the expression of my life and creative power through light, colour and form. As a painter I can convey the essence of life.
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
The essence of true education in one’s life is to show the presence of mind, heart and soul to sense everything right.
There is something about New Orleans that embodies passion; I’ve never seen that before. There’s something tangible about the essence of the city. You can taste and smell it.
Blake Lively
We need to see ourselves as basic miracles.
Virginia Satir
On the religious Right and religious people in general have the feeling that the world is not just material, the world is not just there for us to do what we want with. That our bodies, things have an immaterial essence, a spiritual essence that God is in all of us.
Jonathan Haidt
But in my life, in my personality, there is an essence of falseness and insincerity. A thin, fine vapor of fraud hangs always over me and dampens and injures some things in me that I value.
Mary MacLane
I’m an incurable romantic. The essence of romance is an unshakable conviction that next time will be different.
Glen Cook
The science of design, or of line-drawing, if you like to use this term, is the source and very essence of painting, sculpture, architecture… Sometimes… it seems to me that… all the works of the human brain and hand are either design itself or a branch of that art.
He [John Hampden] knew that the essence of war is violence, and that moderation in war is imbecility.
Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild
The essence of Africa’s crisis is fundamentally its extreme poverty.
Jeffrey Sachs
No matter how fast I could do it with the digital camera I don’t think I would get the same thing out of it. The passion I have for formulating an idea stands alone. It is the important essence of what I do.
Kim Weston
It was a step forward to charge Pinochet with terrorism, and to acknowledge that the essence of the crime is the use of political violence to induce great fear in society and against those who are innocent, and not just such violence that is directed against the state by opposition groups.
Richard A. Falk
Pure essence, and pure matter, and the two joined into one were shot forth without flaw, like three bright arrows from a three-string bow.
Dante Alighieri
The artist knows he must be alone to create; the writer, to work out his thoughts; the musician, to compose; the saint, to pray. But women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
In essence, Chrome OS is the GNU/Linux operating system. However, it is delivered without the usual applications, and rigged up to impede and discourage installing applications. I’d say the problem is in the nature of the job ChromeOS is designed to do.
Richard Stallman
When you die you forget. Death is a sleep, a forgetting. You forget about your previous lifetime. The essence of your being is the same. But at death, the personality dissolves
Frederick Lenz
In fiction, you are not limited by real facts. You can manipulate reality; you can invent without being disloyal to the essence of history.
Mario Vargas Llosa
I love to travel. I think it’s the best education to experience how other people live. It reminds us of the abundance and variety we have in the world, but at our essence, we are all the same, we all want the same things: to live well, pursue our dreams, and be happy.
Kandyse McClure
I paint to rest from the phenomena of the external world – to pronounce it — and to make notations of its essences with which to verify the inner eye.
Morris Graves
The essence of Christian obedience is not do’s and don’ts but personal allegiance to Jesus.
Timothy Keller
The essence of a software entity is a construct of interlocking concepts. I believe the hard part of building software to be the specification, design, and testing of this conceptual construct, not the labor of representing it and testing the fidelity of the representation.
Fred Brooks
At its essence, the message of the Occupations is simply this: ‘Here in the face of power we will sit and create a new society, in which you do count.’
Can such stiff and formal moldings as words capture the spirit-essence of love?
Pearl S. Buck
It is the essence of truth that it is never excessive. Why should it exaggerate? There is that which should be destroyed and that which should be simply illuminated and studied. How great is the force of benevolent and searching examination! We must not resort to the flame where only light is required.
Victor Hugo
Radio has always been pictures of the mind; for me, the essence of radio has always been voices that talk to me and don’t patronise me.
David Rodigan
Poverty and slavery are thus only two forms ofthe same thing, the essence of which is that a man’s energies are expended for the most part not on his own behalf but on that of others.
Arthur Schopenhauer
It’s all the unwordable things one wants to write about, just as it’s all the unformable things one wants to paint – essence.
Emily Carr
The essence of friendship is entireness, a total magnanimity and trust.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Weeds grasp their own essence and express its truth.
Santoka Taneda
Forget the cringing selves you sometimes are and remember, instead, the magic essence of your own being that sings even now through your fingertips. That is the reality which you are seeking. Experience it fully.
What is it that angers us?… We have been tricked. In essence, we have been lied to. The problem is not that the photograph has been manipulated, but that we have been manipulated by the photograph.
Errol Morris
When you’re a teenager, your essence is so specific to being a teenager, and everything becomes so extreme. Your emotions are on the surface, and you oscillate between different things at one time.
Bel Powley
The pain comes from knowing that we have never been safe, and therefore will never be safe again. It comes from knowing we can never be so ignorant again. It comes from knowing we can never be children again. Losing innocence. Remembering heaven. That was the essence of hell.
John Jakes
There are great truths at the foundation of Freemasonry, truths which it is its mission to teach and which is constituting the very essence of, that sublime system which gives the venerable institution its peculiar identity as a science of morality, and it behooves every disciple diligently to ponder and inwardly digest.
Albert Pike
This is the essence of God’s sovereignty; His absolute independence to do as He pleases and His absolute control over the actions of all His creatures. No creature, person, or empire can either thwart His will or act outside the bounds of His will.
Jerry Bridges
That which is required in order to the attainment of accurate conclusions respecting the essence of the Beautiful is nothing morethan earnest, loving, and unselfish attention to our impressions of it.
John Ruskin
The essence of voluntary simplicity is living in a way what is outwardly simple and inwardly rich.
Duane Elgin
To keep the skin moist throughout my travels, and within a tight schedule, moisture care is necessary. And skin ageing originates from dry skin. So before I go to bed, I use my Laneige Perfect Renew Regenerator, and sometimes, I use Water Bank Essence, too.
Song Hye-kyo
Freedom of movement is the very essence of our free society — once the right to travel is curtailed, all other rights suffer.
William O. Douglas
The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person. Reactive people are driven by feelings, by circumstances, by conditions, by their environment. Proactive people are driven by values – carefully thought about, selected and internalized values.
Stephen Covey
The essence of all practice is to be cool. Life is not worth getting excited about because whatever you perceive is an illusion.
Frederick Lenz
Be true to yourself, and stick with who you are through thick and thin without letting anyone dilute your essence.
Kimora Lee Simmons
The study of the past with one eye upon the present is the source of all sins and sophistries in history. It is the essence of what we mean by the word “unhistorical.”
Herbert Butterfield
I think optimism springs from nature. I’m a gardener. Nature has taught me about rhythm, the essence of every art. With so much that is terrible, nature gives me pleasure.
Mira Nair
Confidentiality is the essence of being trusted.
Billy Graham
The sons of Adam are limbs of each other, Having been created of one essence. When the calamity of time affects one limb, the other limbs cannot remain at rest. If you have no sympathy for the troubles of others, You are unworthy to be called by the name of a human.
Whatever my lens is, it’s always going to be trying my best to see something through what I believe is going to be God’s word, and not God’s word in the essence of dogma or in the essence of religion, or to be right and to make other people wrong.
Kirk Franklin
[T]he task of abolishing the essence of Jewry is in truth the task of abolishing Jewry in civil society, abolishing the inhumanity of today’s practice of life, the summit of which is the money system.
Karl Marx
The essence of interior design will always be about people and how they live. It is about the realities of what makes for an attractive, civilized, meaningful environment, not about fashion or what’s in or what’s out. This is not an easy job.
Albert Hadley
Real holiness has love for its essence, humility for its clothing, the good of others as its employment, and the honor of God as its end.
Nathanael Emmons
Good poets have written in order to describe something or to preach something – with their eye on the object or the end. The essence of the poetry does not lie in the thing described or in the message imparted but in the resulting concrete unity, the poem.
Louis MacNeice
Tradition, in its essence, is something simultaneously meta-historical and dynamic: it is an overall ordering force in the service of principles that have the chrism of a superior legitimacy (we may even call them ‘principles from above’).
Julius Evola
The death of Che Guevara places a responsibility on all revolutionaries of the World to redouble their decision to fight on to the final defeat of Imperialism. That is why in essence Che Guevara is not dead, his ideas are with us.
Stokely Carmichael
I watched Janis one time – we opened for her – and that’s the only time I ever saw her. We opened for Jimi Hendrix. I got to stand on the side of the stage and watch him for two hours and then he died. But I got the essence before they left.
Stevie Nicks
Let’s face it, war in its essence is another form of capitalism.
Bell Hooks
The major difference frequently is in time. The motion picture, for example, gives you considerably more freedom of expression than does the confined thirty-minute television show. But in essence, they’re not that dissimilar.
Rod Serling
Congenial labor is essence of happiness.
A. C. Benson
When lines are great, they’re easy to do. You just find the essence of it, and you do it.
Frank Vincent
The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it.
Joseph Goebbels
I think mistakes are the essence of science and law. It’s impossible to conceive of either scientific progress or legal progress without understanding the important role of being wrong and of mistakes.
Alan Dershowitz
And now I am ready to keep running When the sun rises beyond the borderlands of death. I already see mountain ridges in the heavenly forest Where, beyond every essence, a new essence awaits.
Czeslaw Milosz
The essence of spirituality is, to be constantly aware of the oneness of all; at the same time to celebrate the uniqueness of the individual.
Jaggi Vasudev
The essence of love is kindness.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
For the essence of science, I would suggest, is simply the refusal to believe on the basis of hope.
Barrington Moore, Jr.
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.
Brian Kernighan
With our financial house on fire, Obama makes clear both in in his speech and his budget that the essence of his presidency will be the transformation of health care, education and energy.
Charles Krauthammer
Professors known as outstanding lecturers do two things; they use a simple plan and many examples.
Wilbert J. McKeachie
Now understand me well. It is provided in the essence of things that from any fruition of success, no matter what, shall come forth something to make a greater struggle necessary.
Walt Whitman
This is part of the essence of motherhood, watching your kid grow into her own person and not being able to do anything about it. Otherwise children would be nothing more than pets.
Heather Armstrong
Thhe essence of documentary filmmaking is how you manipulate the material to create an emotional impact, as opposed to just delivering information.
Richard Ray Perez
I believe that the essence of good design is its ability to sustain long term integrity, to become classic and create a truly captivating home.
Candice Olson
Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and my maintaining focus.
Oprah Winfrey
The essence of profound insight is simplicity.
James C. Collins
AIM in essence is a movement rather than just an organization. It is a manifestation of the desperation of our people.
Leonard Peltier
A good team, like a good show, comes into being when the separate individuals working together create, in essence, another separate higher entity – the team – the show – which is better than any of those individuals can ever be on their own.
Gary David Goldberg
Protests are the very essence of America! It is a country founded in protest.
Max Boot
Psychotics are consistently inconsistent. The essence of sanity is to be inconsistently inconsistent.
Larry Wall
The essence of knowledge is to know what obedience and worship are -Abu Hamid al
The Founders didn’t mention political parties when they wrote the Constitution, and George Washington in essence warned us against them in his Farewell Address.
Marianne Williamson
Caring is the essence of nursing.
Jean Watson
To decide once every few years which members of the ruling class is to repress and crush the people through parliament-this is the real essence of bourgeois parliamentarism, not only in parliamentary- constitutional monarchies, but also in the most democratic republics.
Vladimir Lenin
No one except for al-Assad’s army is fighting against ISIS or other terrorist organisations in Syria, no one else is fighting them on Syrian territory. Minor airstrikes, including those by the United States aircraft, do not resolve the issue in essence; in fact, they do not resolve it at all.
Vladimir Putin
In the essence of truth lies deceit.
Dejan Stojanovic
I do not want to sign projects in which the depth and essence of my character takes second place and the focus is instead on my looks.
Lisa Haydon
The essence of the problem is that the war against inflation is over, … Ever since 1979 the Fed was fighting a war against inflation, and you always knew which way you wanted the inflation rate to go over the long run — down.
Paul McCulley
I find myself more genuinely drawn to the essence of Beethoven in Schnabel than I ever have been by anybody.
Glenn Gould
Self-control is only courage under another form. It may also be regarded as the primary essence of character.
Samuel Smiles
The essence of forgiveness is seeing our humanness and seeing that we all have our limitations and follies.
Mark Coleman
Talents give a man a superiority far more agreeable than that which proceeds from riches, birth, or employments, which are all external. Talents constitute our very essence.
Charles Rollin
The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration, of the hero.
Maxwell Anderson
‘Spice Girls’ is about unifying the world – every age, every gender, everyone. It’s woman power, it’s an essence, a tribe.
Geri Halliwell
The image is not a medium for which we have to find the proper use. It is what it is and it is beyond all our moral considerations. It is by its essence immoral, and the world’s becoming-image is an immoral process.
Jean Baudrillard
If you’re able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence.
Barbara Cook
I was a janitor when I was 16, cleaning out garbage rooms in Washington, D.C., and they were foul. It gets really hot in D.C. in the summertime, and you then take on the essence of garbage. People would stand away from me on the sidewalk as I came toward them.
Jonathan Banks
The essence of America – that which really unites us – is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea – and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.
Condoleezza Rice
I think there is a serious corruption in the idea sold through advertising that you can attain spiritual peace through lifestyle and the notion of building your happiness from the outside-in by acquiring things . . . which if you think about it, is the essence of advertising
Edward Norton
The essence of knowledge is self-knowledge.
True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.
Thomas Carlyle
Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.
George S. Patton
If you look too closely at the form, you miss the Essence.
Probably the most profound thing in the Bible is ‘Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.’ This is what, to me, is the essence of Christianity.
Dave Brubeck
The essence of friendship is entireness, a total magnanimity and trust. It must not surmise or provide for infirmity. It treats its object as a god, that it might deify both.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Humans feel at home in a world of things, whose essences and laws it can grasp and define in terms of concepts; but shy and ill at ease in a world of existences, because to exist is an act, not a thing.
Etienne Gilson
That whose existence is necessary must necessarily be one essence.
Doing, not learning to do, is the essence of entrepreneurship.
Guy Kawasaki
Most Christians when asked what is the essence of the Christian faith will say it is all in the rules to be acceptable by God. That is anti-Christian, but they don’t know that.
Josh McDowell
There’s something about ‘Essence’ that we more than like – that we really love: the history of the community, the forward-thinking leadership.
Richelieu Dennis
Just being a woman is God’s gift. The origin of a child is a mother, a woman. She shows a man what sharing, caring, and loving is all about. That is the essence of a woman.
Sushmita Sen
The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person.
Stephen Covey
If ye love me, keep my commandments.” This is the essence of what it means to be a true disciple: those who receive Christ Jesus walk with him.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
It is the long-term investor…who will in practice come in for the most criticism… For it is the essence of his behavior that he should be eccentric, unconventional, and rash in the eyes of average opinion
John Maynard Keynes
When I’m writing from a character’s viewpoint, in essence I become that character; I share their thoughts, I see the world through their eyes and try to feel everything they feel.
George R. R. Martin
Young anglers love new rivers the way they love the rest of their lives. Time does not seem to be of the essence and somewhere in the system is what they are looking for.
Thomas McGuane
In essence I find that the foundation of modern conservatism is driven by a clinging to God in fear of the world, whereas the foundation of modern liberalism is a clinging to the world in fear of God; albeit, the true foundation should be one’s clinging to God in fear of God.
Criss Jami
Contradiction is the essence of the universe.
Fernando Pessoa
Knowing that the gospel is true is the essence of a testimony. Consistently being true to the gospel is the essence of conversion.
David A. Bednar
If someone were to ask me, ‘What’s the number one thing, in essence, that you left behind?’… it was the teaching of others, so that they could take my work and take it further.
Vidal Sassoon
Timing is the essence of life, and definitely of comedy.
Bob Hope
The movie has to have some essence where you connect with it. The reason I’m doing ‘Blade 2’ and not ‘Alien 4’ is because I connect with the universe of ‘Blade.’ I don’t connect with the universe of ‘Alien.’ Besides, I already did ‘Alien 4’: It’s called ‘Mimic.’
Guillermo del Toro
The essence of Christianity is told us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the tree of knowledge. The subtext is, All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on.
Frank Zappa
The essence of generosity is letting go. Pain is always a sign that we are holding on to something – usually ourselves.
Pema Chodron
Learn to see it in thyself and thou wilt understand the infinite essence, hidden in all illusory forms. Understand that the world which thou knowest is only one of the aspects of the infinite world, and things and phenomena are merely hierolgyphics of deeper ideas.
P.D. Ouspensky
Simplicity, to me, has always been the essence of good taste.
Cary Grant
Books are the basis; purity is the force; preaching is the essence; utility is the principle.
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
War in its essence is another form of capitalism. Wars make people rich – and they make a lot of people poor, and they take a lot of people’s lives away from them. So much of the war that is happening is the attempt of one group to snatch the resources of another group.
Bell Hooks
The essence of Chess is thinking about what Chess is.
David Bronstein
Being is transcended by a concern for being. Our perplexity will not be solved by relating human existence to a timeless, subpersonal abstraction which we call essence. We can do justice to human being only by relating it to the transcendent care for being.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
It is often we come the closest to the essence of an artist… in his or her pocket notebooks and travel sketchbooks… where written comments and personal notes provide an intimate insight into the magical mind of a working artist.
Eugene Delacroix
I like to have a great vibe wherever I am creating. I like to have movies playing on mute – just eye candy – maybe a friend in the room, maybe a lovely young lady, someone you can use as a muse, who can give you inspiration by her essence.
Luke James
Love is the very essence of life.
Gordon B. Hinckley
The essence of my work, and of me, is the softer side of a strong woman, and that goes into a number of different roles.
Dee Wallace
There are many forms of love and affection, some people can spend their whole lives together without knowing each other’s names. Naming is a difficult and time-consuming process; it concerns essences, and it means power. But on the wild nights who can call you home? Only the one who knows your name.
Jeanette Winterson
The essence of positioning is sacrifice. You must be willing to give up something in order to establish that unique position.
Al Ries
Walnuts have a shell, and they have a kernel. Religions are the same. They have an essence, but then they have a protective coating. This is not the only way to put it. But it’s my way. So the kernels are the same. However, the shells are different.
Huston Smith
The essence of cross-cultural communication has more to do with releasing responses than with sending messages. It is more important to release the right response than to send the right message.
Edward T. Hall
Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that we first make believe a thing is so, and lo, it presently turns out to be so.
Stephen Leacock
The ‘soul’ is one of the words you can use to talk about your innermost being, the essence of who you are.
Eckhart Tolle
Disease is in essence the result of conflict between Soul and Mind, and will never be eradicated except by spiritual and mental effort.
Edward Bach
I really like stews: everything in a bowl boiled down right to its essence.
Jon Richardson
I think when you translate songs, you lose the real essence and the meaning.
Prince Royce
I think the essence of [Kurt] Vonnegut’s humanism lay in his emphasis on human kindness as, so to speak, our saving grace.
Michael Dirda
What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things.
Constantin Brancusi
What is the glory of God? It is who God is. It is the essence of His nature; the weight of His importance; the radiance of His splendor; the demonstration of His power; the atmosphere of His presence.
Rick Warren
It’s very nourishing and collaborative – kind of the true essence of what one would want an artistic collaboration to be [the collaboration with Oprah Winfrey].
Ava DuVernay
I don’t see a benefit in accepting every single little morsel of work that comes along because I think, in essence, what you’re doing is you’re raping yourself really.
Karl Urban
Speed is the essence of war.
Conor McGregor
Sony could have $50 million and a sound stage and A-list actors and never make the same film. The constraints on this film became the essence of this film, became the power of this film.
Joshua Leonard
The rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorns.
That, in essence, is the catastrophe of suicide for those who survive: not only the loss of someone, but the loss of the chance to persuade that person to act differently, the loss of the chance to connect.
Andrew Solomon
Love is the very essence of family life. Why is it that the children we love become so frequently the targets of our harsh words? Why is it that these children who love their fathers and mothers sometimes speak as if with daggers that cut to the quick? “There is beauty all around,” only when there’s love at home.
Gordon B. Hinckley
I loved playing [the Doctor], and taking part in the basic essence and message of the series which is, it’s a short life, seize it, and live it as fully as you can. Care for others. Be respectful of all other life forms, regardless of colour or creed. To be part of that was fantastic.
Christopher Eccleston
The Internet is a limitless library at your fingertips. It’s a great place to start with the acquisition of knowledge. My process is to go to a place when I’m writing about it. Nothing captures the essence, feeling and flavor of a place better than when I’m actually there and doing the writing.
Barry Eisler
Nature forms us in a certain manner, both inwardly and outwardly, and it is in vain to attempt to alter it.
Lady Hester Stanhope
The essence of religious feeling does not come under any sort of reasoning or atheism, and has nothing to do with any crimes or misdemeanors. There is something else here, and there will always be something else – something that the atheists will for ever slur over; they will always be talking of something else.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
If God were to remove all evil from our world (but somehow leave human beings on the planet), it would mean that the essence of ‘humanness’ would be destroyed. We would become robots.
Billy Graham
Conflicting views and contrasting ideas are the essence of all great debates throughout history, from the Greeks to the Oxford Union Debating Society. Today, we turn to television for the creative clash of ideas on matters that touch our lives.
John J. McLaughlin
Modern physics had shown that the rhythm of creation and destruction is not only manifest in the turn of the seasons and in the birth and death of living creatures, but is also the very essence of inorganic matter. For modern physicists…Shiva’s dance is the dance of subatomic matter.
Fritjof Capra
The essence of nostalgia is an awareness that what has been will never be again.
Milton S. Eisenhower
Form displays the relation [to beings] itself as the state of original comportment toward beings, the festive state in which the being itself in its essence is celebrated and thus for the first time placed in the open.
Martin Heidegger
Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world.В The forms may change,В yet the essence remains the same.
Of course, Im older now. Im in a different place in my life than when I wrote the songs for Car Wheels or Essence or whatever. Different things were going on.
Lucinda Williams
Tempered, gradual animation, the methodical restrain of sensations and energies, the equilibrium of sickness and health in each creature–this is nature’s essence, its immutable law, this is what it’s based on and what it adheres to.
Ivan Turgenev
Our task is not to penetrate the essence of things, the meaning of which we do not know anyway, but rather to develop concepts which allow us to talk in a productive way about phenomena in nature
Niels Bohr
If a man went simply by what he saw, he might be tempted to affirm that the essence of democracy is melodrama.
Irving Babbitt
The whole history of my life, and in essence the whole history of the working class consists of this: that we have lived and fought under the leadership of Lenin and Stalin.
Mikhail Kalinin
The American people need to know the truth. The American people need to see the truth. In a democracy, letting the people know the truth is the essence of what it means to be free.
Barbara Boxer
To regard the fundamental as the essence, to regard things as coarse, to regard accumulation as deficiency, and to dwell quietly alone with the spiritual and the intelligent – herein lie the techniques of Tao of the ancients.
Opening up closed markets to competition and protecting consumers from monopoly-style profits is the essence of pro-business politics on the modernising right as much as the left.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
What do we mean by saying that existence precedes essence? We mean that man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world-and defines himself afterward.
Jean-Paul Sartre
It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is…If two laws conflict with each other, the courts must decide on the operation of each…This is of the very essence of judicial duty.
John Marshall
When Lawrence first found a gentian, a big single blue one, I remember feeling as if he had a strange communion with it, as if the gentian yielded up its blueness, its very essence, to him. Everything he met had the newness of a creation just that moment come into being.
Frieda Lawrence
Youth is not an essential, but rather an accidental property. Nobody is in essence young. One either ceases to be or ceases to be young.
Rebecca Goldstein
There’s a resonance inside us, a sense of who we are. We’re a multi-bodied traveler. We’re an essence. We’re a feeling, an awareness that has an ancient existence.
Frederick Lenz
Everything is fresh, the essence of realization.
Pema Chodron
And Alex understood that Scotty Hausmann did not exist. He was a word casing in human form: a shell whose essence has vanished.
Jennifer Egan
The essence of management is to make knowledge productive.
Peter Drucker
No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him.
Viktor E. Frankl
Objectivity is of the very essence of photography, its contribution and at the same time its limitation
Paul Strand
In essence, we are reconciled to reconcile.
Matt Chandler
Somewhere there is an essence. It is not a physical somewhere. There is no sense of world, of time and space. That is nirvana.
Frederick Lenz
To me, that is the essence of me as a photographer. It is those ideas, working with them, formulating them and eventually putting them down on paper, photographing them and then going on to the next step.
Kim Weston
I’m not so much in the future as always in the present. The future always takes care of itself. What I do now with my video camera, it can only record what is happening now. I am celebrating reality and the essence of the moment. And that’s the greatest challenge that I have.
Jonas Mekas
Although you appear in earthly form Your essence is pure Consciousness. You are the fearless guardian of Divine Light.
Every phenomenon manifests itself of its own accord. This manifestation is always distinct from form, and is the essence of the immediate, the trace of the immediate.
Yves Klein
I think it’s the essence of any film and any stage production – any work where you do work with other people – of course collaboration is hugely important. One does for awhile become family.
Julie Andrews
When you approach something to photograph it, first be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence. Then don’t leave until you have captured its essence.
Minor White
If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.
Alex Noble
People already think the entire system is rigged against Donald Trump, and they’re right, meaning, the corrupt, rigged system. The elections every four years are just part of that to them. They feel like they can’t get a fair shake. It is the essence of the Donald Trump candidacy.
Kellyanne Conway
Greek dress was in its essence inartistic. Nothing should reveal the body but the body.
Oscar Wilde
I cling to my imperfection, as the very essence of my being.
Anatole France
The essence of what I desire is simply this: to sleep away life.
Fernando Pessoa
From the humanistic point of view every human achievement is unforgettable and immortal in its essence, even if it is replaced by a “better” one.
George Sarton
Form is emptiness, emptiness is form” states the Heart Sutra, one of the best known ancient Buddhist texts. The essence of all things is emptiness.
Eckhart Tolle
If you can attribute your success entirely to your own mental effort, to your own attitude, to some spiritual essence that you have that is better than other peoples, then that must feel pretty good.
Barbara Ehrenreich
The True Self is infinite. It knows no boundaries. Pure essence. Pure light. Engulfing the mind, the soul, the body, the invisible real, with its radiance.
Alberto Villoldo
Business demands faith, compels earnestness, requires courage, is honestly selfish, is penalized for mistakes, and is the essence of life.
William Feather
Oh you, unceasing sun, to me Your particles communicate The luminous essence of God, Are you our God? I do not know. Intoxicated, I say nought, Bewitched by the magic potion. I cannot differentiate Between my drunk and sober state.
It is amazing that our souls – our eternal essences, with all their hopes and dreams and visions of an eternal world – are contained within these temporal bodies. No wonder suffering is part of the human condition.
Marion Woodman
If you’re an artist, you do what you do, and in a way, you don’t even control the core essence of what you do. You try to mold it and develop a style, but the core elements of what you do are just part of who you are.
Paul Banks
There are some people that look at faith as a part of their life, and there are those like me that look at faith as the essence of their life. I look at all things through my faith.
Roland Martin
We are equal inhabitants of a paradise of individuals in which everybody has the right to be understood.
Richard Rorty
All morality consists in a system of rules, and the essence of all morality is to be sought for in the respect which the individual acquires for these rules.
Jean Piaget
But to manipulate men, to propel them toward goals which you-the social reformers-see, but they may not, is to deny their human essence, to treat them as objects without wills of their own, and therefore to degrade them.
Isaiah Berlin
History is, in its essence, exciting; to present it as dull is, to my mind, stark and unforgivable misrepresentation.
Catherine Drinker Bowen
Indian films are like our food or our sense of dress or our languages: there’s a great variety, and it changes every 100 miles, but there is something in common, a national Indian essence, that binds them all together.
Amitabh Bachchan
The essence of every form is the deathless. Even the essence of a blade of grass is the deathless. And that’s why the world of form is sacred.
Eckhart Tolle
The female form provides the solution in which the essence itself is held; she is passio, and acted upon, the male is actio, the mover.
Marina Warner
The essence of good advertising is not to inspire hope, but to create greed.
Charles Adams
The religious habits of the Americans form not only the basis of their private and public morals, but have become so thoroughly interwoven with their whole course of legislation that it would be impossible to change them without affecting the very essence of their government.
Francis Grund
In the beginning, we made the usual mistake of looking at houses we could afford. I am working on a proposition, hereafter to be known as Kerr’s law, which states in essence: All the houses you can afford to buy are depressing.
Jean Kerr
To meditate means to realize inwardly the imperturbability of the Essence of Mind.
The reason why we are perturbed is because we allow ourselves to be carried away by the circumstances we are in. Those who are able to keep their mind unperturbed, irrespective of circumstances, have attained Inner Peace.
The essence of jiu-jitsu is philosophy.
David Mamet
What I learned as an actor was the only way you could really do August Wilson’s work, you had to leave an ounce of your essence on that stage,… Otherwise it was impossible.
Charles S. Dutton
To say that we have to surrender to judicial supremacy is to do what Jefferson warned against, which is, in essence, surrender to judicial tyranny.
Mike Huckabee
I know, personally, that I would not be in the beautiful state of awareness that I find myself in daily now – knowing that love is the essence of all that is – had I not had the most painful of all experiences, the loss of my stepdaughter.
Suzanne Giesemann
Rewriting the negative beliefs you have learned is the essence of becoming the director of your life.
Deborah Day
I wanted to take nouvelle cuisine further, to the point where we were breaking down the essence of taste and sensation, reconfiguring food as a series of really intense hits on the tongue.
Ferran Adria
Try to reach for a simple, visual phrase that tells you what the picture is all about and evokes the essence of the story
Saul Bass
The essence of Darwinism lies in its claim that natural selection creates the fit. Variation is ubiquitous and random in direction. It supplies raw material only. Natural selection directs the course of evolutionary change.
Stephen Jay Gould
Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation.
Ann Voskamp
I think love can come fairly easily and grow – but really liking the core essence of someone is a much harder thing to bottle. If you have both, you’re in pretty good shape.
Eric Bana
I used to say that if something happened to my mother, I wanted to die with her. That’s because I loved her so much. I want to live so I can carry out the essence of what she has shown me: kindness and goodness.
Stevie Wonder
Chicago has definitely played a part in my character development. I love the essence of the city, the personalities of the people, the hard-working spirit that you need to get through the winters. And every neighborhood has its great restaurants and the local hot-dog stand.
Bonnie Hunt
I think that the essence of being an artist is to break rules. You have to learn rules, and you have to break them, because if you make art only by the rules, then you make very boring art.
Johann Johannsson
Pornography is the undiluted essence of anti-female propaganda.
Susan Brownmiller
That which exists through itself is called The Eternal. The Eternal has neither name nor shape. It is the one essence, the one primal spirit. Essence and life cannot be seen. They are contained in the light of heaven. The light of heaven cannot be seen. It is contained in the two eyes.
Bertrand Russell