Tasks quotes

  • One of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile world is to prove that the distinction between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at all.
    -- Abba Eban

    #Israel #Tasks #World

  • It is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Tasks #Lasts #Causes

  • We are all fixing what is broken. It is the task of a lifetime. We'll leave much unfinished for the next generation.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Broken #Tasks #Generations

  • Mostly I make lists for projects. This can be daunting. Breaking something big into its constituent parts will help you organize your thoughts, but it can also force you to confront the depth of your ignorance and the hugeness of the task. That's OK. The project may be the lion, but the list is your whip.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Ignorance #Depth #Tasks

  • Our task is to harness the God-given energy of this German nation to stand firm for the Truth.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Energy #Tasks #Harness

  • The material of typography is the black, and it is the designer’s task with the help of this black to capture space, to create harmonious whites inside the letters as well as between them.
    -- Adrian Frutiger

    #Space #Black #Tasks

  • What is my task? First of all, my task is to be pleasing to Christ. To be empty of self and be filled with Himself. To be filled with the Holy Spirit; to be led by the Holy Spirit.
    -- Aimee Semple McPherson

    #Self #Tasks #Firsts

  • Of course we can always imagine more perfect conditions, how it should be ideally, how everyone should behave. But it is not our task to create an ideal. It's our task to see how it is, and to learn from the world as it is. For the awakening of the heart, conditions are always good enough.
    -- Ajahn Sumedho

    #Heart #Perfect #Tasks

  • The task of saving the earth's environment must and will become the central organizing principle of the post-Cold War world.
    -- Al Gore

    #War #Principles #Tasks

  • Politics is so difficult, it's generally only people who aren't quite up to the task who feel convinced they are.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #People #Tasks #Difficult

  • The mind may be reluctant to think properly when thinking is all it is supposed to do; the task can be as paralysing as having to tell a joke or mimic an accent on demand.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Thinking #Mind #Tasks

  • Jean Paul Sartre says in "No Exit" that hell is other people. Well, our task in life is to make it heaven. Or at least earth.
    -- Alan Alda

    #People #Heaven #Tasks

  • We need innovation in education and dedication to the task before us.
    -- Alan Autry

    #Dedication #Innovation #Tasks

  • There's some task which the God of all the universe, the great Creator, your redeemer in Jesus Christ has for you to do, and which will remain undone and incomplete until by faith and obedience you step into the will of God.
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Jesus #Steps #Tasks

  • People with high assurance in their capabilities approach difficult tasks as challenges to be mastered rather than as threats to be avoided.
    -- Albert Bandura

    #People #Challenges #Tasks

  • We all carry within us places of exile, our crimes, our ravages. Our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to transform them in ourselves and others.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Tasks #World #Crime

  • The workman of today works every day in his life at the same tasks, and this fate is no less absurd. But it is tragic only at the rare moments when it becomes conscious.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Fate #Tasks #Rare Moments

  • Our task is to widen our circle of compassion to include all living beings and all of nature
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Compassion #Circles #Tasks

  • The fourth paradigm forces us at every point to discern between the creationally valid and the sinfully perverse and thus confronts us with a never-ending task which requires not only competence but also spiritual discernment. Yet this is precisely the task which we must assume, even at the risk of being vague on specifics. The alternative is to compromise basic themes of authentic Christianity.
    -- Albert M. Wolters

    #Spiritual #Risk #Tasks

  • Is it our task to force the biblical doctrine of God to answer to modern culture, or (is it our task) to address modern culture with the biblical doctrine of God? If modern culture-or any culture-establishes the baseline for the doctrine of God, such a doctrine will certainly bear little resemblance to the God of the Bible.
    -- Albert Mohler

    #Biblical #Tasks #Doctrine

  • The task is not to search for meaning, but to bring meaning to every situation you are in.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Tasks #Situation

  • Our tools are better than we are, and grow better faster than we do. They suffice to crack the atom, to command the tides, but they do not suffice for the oldest task in human history, to live on a piece of land without spoiling it.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Land #Atoms #Tasks

  • The oldest task in human history: to live on a piece of land without spoiling it.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Land #Tasks #Pieces

  • If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Tasks #Addresses #Next

  • The difficulties of conducting espionage against the Soviet Union in the Soviet Union were such that historically the Agency had backed away from the task.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Agency #Tasks #Unions

  • Deciding whether to trust or credit a person is always an uncertain task.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Tasks #Credit #Uncertain

  • There is, I think, nothing in the world more futile than the attempt to find out how a task should be done when one has not yet decided what the task is.
    -- Alexander Meiklejohn

    #Thinking #Tasks #Done

  • He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Lying #Twenties #Tasks

  • If a child is off-task...mayb e the problem is not the child...maybe it's the task.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Children #Tasks #Problem

  • The task of the teacher of the Bible is to open up what’s closed, to make plain what is obscure, to unravel what is knotted and to unfold what is tightly packed.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Teacher #Tasks #Obscure

  • The preacher's task is to declare what God has said, explain the meaning, and establish the implications so that no one will mistake its relevance.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Mistake #Tasks #Said

  • Christianity israrely understood by those outside its bounds. In fact, this is probably one of the greatest tasks confronting the apologist–to rescue Christianity from misunderstandings.
    -- Alister E. McGrath

    #Tasks #Facts #Christianity

  • It is the task of the architect to give life a gentler structure.
    -- Alvar Aalto

    #Giving #Tasks #Architecture

  • When you're afraid of someone's judgment, you can't connect with them. You're too preoccupied with the task of impressing them.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Tasks #Judgment #Impress

  • A cheap and easy cynicism rails at everything. The master of the art accomplishes the formidable task of discrimination.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Art #Tasks #Discrimination

  • aim, n. The task we set our wishes to.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Wish #Desire #Tasks

  • Ideas in the head set hands about their several tasks.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Hands #Ideas #Tasks

  • None can teach admirably if not loving his task.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Teaching #Tasks #Teach

  • We are all engaged in the task of peeling off the false selves, the programmed selves, the selves created by our families, our culture, our religions. It is an enormous task because the history of women has been as incompletely told as the history of blacks.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Self #Tasks #Culture

  • The capacity to get free is nothing; the capacity to be free is the task.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Tasks #Capacity

  • The next century's task will be to rediscover its gods.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Religious #Tasks #Next

  • In 1947 I defended my thesis on nuclear physics, and in 1948 I was included in a group of research scientists whose task was to develop nuclear weapons.
    -- Andrei Sakharov

    #Groups #Tasks #Nuclear

  • Congress will pass a law restricting public comment on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
    -- Andy Grove

    #Technology #Law #Tasks

  • Now, the vicissitudes that afflict the individual have their source in society. It is this situation that has given currency to the phrase social forces. Personal relations have given way to impersonal ones. The Great Society has arrived and the task of our generation is to bring it under control. The study of how it is to be done is the function of politics.
    -- Aneurin Bevan

    #Our Generation #Tasks #Generations

  • We will take care of every single person in our society. That is our task,
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Tasks #Care #Our Society

  • Writing is a hellish task, best snuck up on, whacked on the head, robbed and left for dead.
    -- Ann-Marie MacDonald

    #Writing #Tasks

  • A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.
    -- Anthony Trollope

    #Tasks #Beats #Labour

  • As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Future #Tasks #Planning

  • The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Tasks #Problem #States

  • The development of an organism ... may be considered as the execution of a 'developmental program' present in the fertilized egg. ... A central task of developmental biology is to discover the underlying algorithm from the course of development.
    -- Aristid Lindenmayer

    #Eggs #Tasks #Algorithms

  • It is also in the interests of the tyrant to make his subjects poor... the people are so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for plotting.
    -- Aristotle

    #Tyrants #People #Tasks

  • That is the artistic task: To choose the best from these solutions.
    -- Arne Jacobsen

    #Tasks #Artistic #Solutions

  • In addressing a task, one almost always has several possible options, sometimes only a few, and they may all be practical and functional. But they lack the aesthetic aspect that raises it to architecture.
    -- Arne Jacobsen

    #May #Tasks #Architecture

  • If architecture had nothing to do with art, it would be astonishingly easy to build houses, but the architect's task - his most difficult task - is always that of selecting.
    -- Arne Jacobsen

    #Art #House #Tasks

  • Concentrate on something useful. Having decided to achieve a task, achieve it at all costs.
    -- Arnold Bennett

    #Tasks #Cost #Achieve

  • It was a startling task to undertake, for the Book of Mormon had never been illustrated before, at least on any professional level. There were no precedents.
    -- Arnold Friberg

    #Book #Tasks #Levels

  • I was able to first snap the radius and then within another few minutes snap the ulna at the wrist and from there, I had the knife out and applied the tourniquet and went to task. It was a process that took about an hour.
    -- Aron Ralston

    #Knives #Firsts #Tasks

  • The Ninety-Ninety Rule of Project Schedules - the first ninety percent of the task takes ninety percent of the time, and the last ten percent takes the other ninety percent.
    -- Arthur Bloch

    #Tasks #Schedules #Lasts

  • Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Thinking #Tasks

  • Only my current situation has enabled me to accomplish the expensive task of demonstrating that the preferred sustenance of painting is painting.
    -- Asger Jorn

    #Tasks #Painting #Currents

  • Many instructional arrangements seem "contrived," but there is nothing wrong with that. It is the teacher's function to contrive conditions under which students learn. It has always been the task of formal education to set up behavior which would prove useful or enjoyable later in a student's life.
    -- B. F. Skinner

    #Teacher #Teaching #Tasks

  • Death does not trouble me. I have no fear of supernatural punishments, of course, nor could I enjoy an eternal life in which there would be nothing left for me to do, the task of living having been accomplished.
    -- B. F. Skinner

    #Punishment #Doe #Tasks

  • It has always been the task of formal education to set up behavior which would prove useful or enjoyable later in a student's life.
    -- B. F. Skinner

    #Tasks #Students #Behavior

  • Show me a dog who still cannot perform a task after it has been trained over and over again, and I'll tell you who the slow learner is.
    -- Barry McDonald

    #Dog #Training #Tasks

  • To love well is the task in all meaningful relationships, not just romantic bonds.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Meaningful #Tasks #Meaningful Relationship

  • Stiller was able to reach speeds of around 35 miles per hour, no small task for someone who had never longboarded before.
    -- Ben Stiller

    #Tasks #Able #Speed

  • Code is followed by commentary, and commentary by revision, and thus the task is never done.
    -- Benjamin Cardozo

    #Tasks #Done #Revision

  • What is best in mathematics deserves not merely to be learnt as a task, but to assimilated as a part of daily thought, and brought again and again before the mind with ever-renewed encouragement.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Encouragement #Mind #Tasks

  • If Jesus gives us a task or assigns us to a difficult season, every ounce of our experience is meant for our instruction and completion if only we'll let Him finish the work. I fear, however, that we are so attention-deficit that we settle for bearable when beauty is just around the corner.
    -- Beth Moore

    #Jesus #Giving #Tasks

  • The task of resisting our own oppression does not relieve us of the responsibility of acknowledging our complicity in the oppression of others.
    -- Beverly Daniel Tatum

    #Responsibility #Doe #Tasks

  • Aiming for the marathon is a task of sorts which can include terrific highs and lows.
    -- Bill Rodgers

    #Running #Tasks #Marathon

  • Keeping the daily demands of life in balance is one of the great tasks of mortality. There is no peace for those whose lives are out of balance temporally or spiritually.
    -- Brent L. Top

    #Balance #Tasks #Demand

  • Deal first with whatever is causing you the greatest emotional distress. Often this will break the logjam in your work and free you up mentally to complete (the) other tasks.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Inspirational #Emotional #Tasks

  • Your ability to work with others on a complex task is a critical skill for advancement at work.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Skills #Advancement #Tasks

  • Follow up and follow through until the task is completed, the prize won.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Tasks #Follow Through #Follow Up

  • Do the tasks that causes you the most fear, anxiety, or stress - and get over it.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Stress #Anxiety #Tasks

  • The fact is that you can't do everything that you have to do. You have to procrastinate on something. Therefore, procrastinate on small tasks.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Tasks #Time Management #Facts

  • Do your very best on every task. Imagine that everyone is watching even when no one is watching.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Life #Motivational #Tasks

  • There's a rapport that any photographer is going to have with his subject matter. And if you don't have a rapport, you're going to find the task of photographing it difficult.
    -- Bruce Barnbaum

    #Photography #Tasks #Matter

  • But part of the enjoyment I take in it is finding the most efficient way to do it, which doesn't mean the corrections aren't made. I like to have a feeling of the whole task before I start, even if it changes.
    -- Bruce Nauman

    #Mean #Feelings #Tasks

  • Something that looks like a protocol but does not accomplish a task is not a protocol—it’s a waste of time.
    -- Bruce Schneier

    #Doe #Tasks #Looks

  • Let me conclude by saying in my experience the glittering prizes in life come more to those who persevere despite setback and disappointment than they do to the exceptionally gifted who, with the confidence of the talents bestowed upon them, often pursue the tasks leading to success with less determination.
    -- Bryce Courtenay

    #Determination #Disappointment #Tasks

  • The resource allocation task of top management has received too much attention when compared to the task of resource leverage.
    -- C. K. Prahalad

    #Tasks #Attention #Too Much

  • The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defence against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. By starving the sensibility of our pupils we only make them easier prey to the propagandist when he comes. For famished nature will be avenged and a hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Heart #Cutting #Tasks

  • The evangelical task primarily is the preaching of the Gospel, in the interest of individual regeneration by the supernatural grace of God, in such a way that divine redemption can be recognized as the best solution of our problems, individual and social
    -- Carl F. H. Henry

    #Grace #Tasks #Redemption

  • Wherever Mathematics is mixed up with anything, which is outside its field, you will find attempts to demonstrate these merely conventional propositions a priori, and it will be your task to find out the false deduction in each case.
    -- Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi

    #Tasks #Fields #Mathematics

  • All my writings may be considered tasks imposed from within, their source was a fateful compulsion. What I wrote were things that assailed me from within myself. I permitted the spirit that moved me to speak out.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Writing #Tasks #May

  • It is not for us . . . to send out missionaries to foreign peoples; it is our task to build up our own Western culture.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Western Culture #Tasks #Culture

  • Scientific physiology has the task of determining the functions of the animal body and deriving them as a necessary consequence from its elementary conditions.
    -- Carl Ludwig

    #Animal #Tasks #Body

  • Give yourself an impossible task and solve it - then you've got a really good story.
    -- Carl Reiner

    #Giving #Tasks #Stories

  • To explain new phenomena, that is my task; and how happy is the scientist when he finds what he so diligently sought, a pleasure that gladdens the heart.
    -- Carl Wilhelm Scheele

    #Heart #Discovery #Tasks

  • Our task now is to resynthesize biology; put the organism back into its environment; connect it again to its evolutionary past; and let us feel that complex flow that is organism, evolution, and environment united. The time has come for biology to enter the nonlinear world.
    -- Carl Woese

    #Past #Tasks #World

  • You need to make sure that you are where you think you are indispensable. And dedicate your task to that,
    -- Carlos Ghosn

    #Thinking #Tasks #Needs

  • My task is not to tyrannize but to destroy tyrants.
    -- Cesare Borgia

    #Tyrants #Tasks

  • Don't search for inspiration when you have a task to do; Just start your work and you will see that it will soon find you.
    -- Charles Ghigna

    #Inspiration #Tasks

  • I have done all that I came into this world to do. I have worked task work, and have the rest of the day to myself.
    -- Charles Lamb

    #Tasks #Done #World

  • We must school and train ourselves to deal personally with the unconverted. We must not excuse ourselves, but force ourselves to the irksome task until it becomes easy.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #School #Tasks #Excuse

  • The task of the Church after Jesus' resurrection and ascension was to proclaim the forgiveness of sins to all nations.
    -- Charles Stanley

    #Jesus #Church #Tasks

  • Government is inherently incompetent, and no matter what task it is assigned, it will do it in the most expensive and inefficient way possible.
    -- Charley Reese

    #Government #Tasks #Matter

  • proper work" usually involves performing a task you hate on behalf of people you'd gleefully club to death with a bull's knee if only it were legal to do so
    -- Charlie Brooker

    #Hate #People #Tasks