Practice quotes

  • Beloved, have you ever thought that someday you will not have anything to try you, or anyone to vex you again? There will be no opportunity in heaven to learn or to show the spirit of patience, forbearance, and longsuffering. If you are to practice these things, it must be now.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Opportunity #Practice #Heaven

  • Out of evil comes good, however, and the confusion of tongues gave rise to 'the ancient practice of Masons conversing without the use of speech.'
    -- A. E. Waite

    #Practice #Evil #Confusion

  • According to Krishnamacharya , practice and knowledge must always go together. He used to say, practice without right knowledge of theory is blind. This is also because without right knowledge, one can mindfully do a wrong practice.
    -- A. G. Mohan

    #Practice #Together #Blind

  • Krishnamacharya's personal practice was always with long deep breathing and mental focus. Observe the position of his head, the lower abdomen and his mental focus. He was always concentrated on the inner alignment through breath.
    -- A. G. Mohan

    #Breathing #Practice #Long

  • To contact the deeper truth of who we are, we must engage in some activity or practice that questions what we assume to be true about ourselves.
    -- A. H. Almaas

    #Practice #Who We Are #Assuming

  • Once again decent citizens will be able to enter this house of worship, kneel down in front of a nearly-naked man hanging from a wooden apparatus by a series of gruesome body piercings, and engage in their bizarre practices of ritualized blood-drinking and cannibalism without being assaulted by graphic images of attractive young women with bare breasts.
    -- A. Whitney Brown

    #Drinking #Men #Practice

  • Once you have your practice and you have your mechanics, you must be able to go out there and trust your mechanics.
    -- Aaron Baddeley

    #Golf #Practice #Able

  • Practice is a talent. Perseverance is a talent. Hard work is a talent.
    -- Abhinav Bindra

    #Perseverance #Hard Work #Practice

  • I don't like to practice; I like spontaneity. When I don't play guitar for a week and I pick it up again, I play better.
    -- Ace Frehley

    #Guitar #Practice #Play

  • All autonomous agencies and authorities, sooner or later, turn into self-perpetuating strongholds of conventional thought and practice.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Agency #Self #Practice

  • Art without accomplishment becomes a form of faith, sustained more by the intensity of its common practice than by the pleasure it gives to its adherents in private.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Faith #Art #Practice

  • Let's face it, I only practice yoga because the classes are always packed with beautiful women.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Beautiful #Yoga #Practice

  • The best introductory guide to forestry practices and the issues surrounding the preservation of American forests.
    -- Adam Werbach

    #Practice #Issues #Forests

  • No one can escape stress, but you can learn to cope with it. Practice positive thinking. . . seize control in small ways.
    -- Adele Scheele

    #Stress #Positive Thinking #Practice

  • It is ... impossible to keep one's excellence in a little glass casket, like a jewel, to take it out whenever wanted. On the contrary, it can only be conserved by continuous and good practice.
    -- Adolf Anderssen

    #Jewels #Practice #Glasses

  • I'll put an end to the idea that a woman's body belongs to her . . . the practice of abortion shall be exterminated with a strong hand.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Strong #Hands #Practice

  • I dedicate myself and work hard in the weight room and treat every practice as if it were a game.
    -- Adrian Peterson

    #Hard Work #Practice #Games

  • The Way of Liberation is not a belief system; it is something to be put into practice.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Practice #Way #Belief

  • In ancient times, any man rising up above the common people tried to shape his life according to his principles; it is no longer like than now; it is (because) for the ancients, moral was a principle of inner life, whereas in our days, most of the time one is content to adhere to an official moral, that we recognize in theory, but that one does not care to put into practice.
    -- African Spir

    #Men #Practice #Rising Up

  • The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should not become your dearest friend.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Dance #Mirrors #Practice

  • When people are coming to Krakow and we show them how and where we practice, they are like, 'Seriously? Are you kidding me?' But we're always saying that what matters about the courts - the lines, the nets - are the same. I'm practicing in Poland even when I don't have good facilities.
    -- Agnieszka Radwanska

    #What Matters #Practice #People

  • Jazz Improvisation means that practice is not as straightforward as it would be when you simply have a score to play.
    -- Ahmad Jamal

    #Music #Mean #Practice

  • Unless we learn the lesson of self-appreciation and practice it, we shall spend our lives imitating other people and deprecating ourselves.
    -- Aida Overton Walker

    #Appreciation #Self #Practice

  • To observe and watch one's own mind is something really interesting. The untrained mind will run and follow its old habit patterns. Because it has not been trained and taught, it will get lost in all kinds of stories and issues. Therefore we have to train our mind. The meditation practice in Buddhism is all about training one's own mind.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Running #Buddhism #Practice

  • We have limited time in our life, therefore we should try to teach ourselves, not to teach others. We should conquer ourselves, rather than conquer others. Whether coming or going, standing, sitting or lying down, our mind should be focused in this way. If we practise like this and develop mindfulness continuously, wisdom arises quickly and this is a fast way of practice.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Lying #Practice #Mind

  • All that I have said up to now has merely been words. When people come to see me, I have to say something. But it is best not to speak about these matters too much. Better to begin practice without delay. I am like a good friend inviting you to go somewhere. Do not hesitate, just get going. You won't regret it.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Regret #Good Friend #Practice

  • If you listen to the Dhamma teachings but don't practice you're like a ladle in a soup pot. The ladle is in the soup pot every day, but it doesn't know the taste of the soup. You must reflect and meditate.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Teaching #Practice #Soup

  • To practice Dhamma means to observe and examine oneself.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Mean #Practice #Oneself

  • A good practice is to ask yourself very sincerely, 'Why was I born?' Ask yourself this question in the morning, in the afternoon, and at night…every day.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Morning #Night #Practice

  • We practice to learn how to let go, not how to increase our holding on to things. Enlightenment appears when you stop wanting anything.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Letting Go #Practice #Enlightenment

  • Practicing meditation is just like breathing. While working we breathe, while sleeping we breathe, while sitting down we breathe... Why do we have time to breathe? Because we see the importance of the breath, we can always find time to breathe. In the same way, if we see the importance of meditation practice we will find the time to practice.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Sleep #Practice #Breathing

  • You say that you are too busy to meditate. Do you have time to breathe? Meditation is your breath. Why do you have time to breathe but not to meditate? Breathing is something vital to peoples lives. If you see that Dhamma practice is vital to your life, then you will feel that breathing and practising the Dhamma are equally important.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Practice #Breathing #Meditation

  • The Dharma Path is to keep walking forward. But the true Dharma has no going forward, no going backward, and no standing still.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Practice #Path #Dharma

  • The ultimate truth is like the flavour of an apple which you can't see with the eye or hear with the ear. The only way to experience it is to put the teachings into practice. Once you taste it, you are no longer in any doubt about its flavour and you do not have to ask anyone else. The problem is solved.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Teaching #Eye #Practice

  • If (the West) shows its rigidity by making unjust decisions and putting their threats into practice, the Iranian people will not be the only ones to pay the price.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #Practice #People #Decision

  • Just as the grammarian makes one study grammar, A Buddha teaches according to the tolerance of his students; Some he urges to refrain from sins, others to do good, Some to rely on dualism, other on non-dualism; And to some he teaches the profound, The terrifying, the practice of enlightenment, Whose essence is emptiness that is compassion
    -- Akkineni Nagarjuna

    #Compassion #Essence #Practice

  • Changing technologies, changing marketplaces, and even changing trends in anti-competitive practices have all presented challenges to antitrust enforcement.
    -- Al Franken

    #Technology #Practice #Challenges

  • The crash of 2008 was driven in no small part by unfair practices in the mortgage industry, which led to many consumers becoming trapped in loans they didn't understand and couldn't afford.
    -- Al Franken

    #Practice #Becoming #Mortgage

  • You better have great practices.
    -- Al McGuire

    #Basketball #Practice #Coaching

  • Illiteracy does not impede the practice of democracy, as witnessed by the success of democracy in India despite the high illiteracy rate. One doesn't need a university diploma to realize that the ruler is oppressive and corrupt. On the other hand, to eradicate illiteracy requires that we elect a fair and efficient political regime.
    -- Alaa Al Aswany

    #Hands #Practice #Political

  • Being content is perhaps no less easy than playing the violin well: and requires no less practice.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Practice #Contentment #Violin

  • The problem isn't so much finding good ideas (there is no shortage) as embedding the ones we have into everyday practice.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Practice #Ideas #Everyday

  • Unnatural to expect that learning to be happy should be any easier than, say, learning to play the violin or require any less practice.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Practice #Play #Violin

  • I always work the same way, starting from the beginning of the weekend, so I know at the beginning of the race, from all that I have analysed during the practice, whether I will win the race or not.
    -- Alain Prost

    #Weekend #Winning #Practice

  • To tell the truth, girls are no longer the way they used to be. They play gangsters, nowadays, just like boys. They organize rackets. They plan holdups and practice karate. They will rape defenseless adolescents. They wear pants... Life has become impossible.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Girl #Boys #Practice

  • There is nothing like practice.
    -- Alan Hovhaness


  • The First Amendment isn't about free thought and free opinion and free belief. The First Amendment is about free exercise--the carrying into practice of religious principles, and beliefs, and convictions.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Religious #Exercise #Practice

  • I made it, Ma - Carnegie Hall. And I didn't have to practice.
    -- Alan King

    #Practice #Carnegie #Made

  • The truth is, our civilization is not Christian; it is a tragic compound of great ideal and fearful practice, of loving charity and fearful clutching of possessions.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Christian #Practice #Civilization

  • Programming is a skill best acquired by practice and example rather than from books.
    -- Alan Turing

    #Book #Skills #Practice

  • Zen is really extraordinarily simple as long as one doesn't try to be cute about it or beat around the bush! Zen is simply the sensation and the clear understanding ... that there is behind the multiplicity of events and creatures in this universe simply one energy -- and it appears as you, and everything is it. The practice of Zen is to understand that one energy so as to "feel it in your bones.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Cute #Simple #Practice

  • If you can't meditate in a boiler room, you can't meditate.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Inspiration #Practice #Meditation

  • Breathing is important in the practice of meditation because it is the faculty in us that is simultaneously voluntary and involuntary. You can feel that you are breathing, and equally you can feel that it is breathing you. So it is a sort of bridge between the voluntary world and the involuntary world — a place where they are one.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Practice #Breathing #Bridges

  • It is only by participation in a rational, practice-based community that one becomes rational.
    -- Alasdair MacIntyre

    #Practice #Community #Participation

  • My closest friend, who died not long ago, is buried near Marx's grave in Highgate cemetery, so I see the gaggle of admirers laying roses at the foot of his tombstone regularly. I have never been tempted to leave flowers there myself. Great theories, shame about the practice. Marx did many things. But inventing class was not one of them.
    -- Alastair Campbell

    #Tombstone #Flower #Practice

  • Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Order #Practice #Generosity

  • For a man who loves power, competition from the gods is annoying. I have done away with that. I have proven to these illusory godsthat a man, if he has the will, can practice, without any apprenticeship, their ridiculous trade.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Power #Men #Practice

  • If we examine the accomplishments of man in his most advanced endeavors, in theory and in practice, we find that the cell has done all this long before him, with greater resourcefulness and much greater efficiency.
    -- Albert Claude

    #Men #Cells #Practice

  • When you first start to practice positive thinking, tell no one, go to it realistically, stop dwelling on your difficulties, your sorrows. Radiate the happiness you reall want in your life.
    -- Albert E Cliffe

    #Positive #Thinking #Practice

  • I am convinced that some political and social activities and practices of the Catholic organizations are detrimental and even dangerous for the community as a whole, here and everywhere. I mention here only the fight against birth control at a time when overpopulation in various countries has become a serious threat to the health of people and a grave obstacle to any attempt to organize peace on this planet.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Country #Fighting #Practice

  • I believe that if people would learn to use LSD's vision-inducing capability more wisely, under suitable conditions, in medical practice and in conjunction with meditation, then in the future this problem child could become a wonderchild.
    -- Albert Hofmann

    #Children #Believe #Practice

  • There is no time to fool around when you practice. Every drill must have a purpose. I try to never get away from thathabits are important
    -- Albert Pujols

    #Practice #Important #Trying

  • To an Earthkeeper, love is not a feeling or something your barter with. Love is the essence of who you are, and it radiates from you as a brilliant aura: You become love, practice fearlessness, and attain enlightenment.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Love Is #Essence #Practice

  • The shaman no longer looks for meaning in life, but brings meaning to every situation. The shaman stops looking for truth and instead brings truth to every encounter. You don t look for the right partner, you become the right partner. And then the right partner finds you. It s a very active practice focused on healing.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Healing #Practice #Encounters

  • The practice of conservation must spring from a conviction of what is ethically and aesthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient. A thing is right only when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the community, and the community includes the soil, waters, fauna, and flora, as well as people.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Integrity #Spring #Practice

  • I have been accused of being a ‘black magician.’ No more foolish statement was ever made about me. I despise the thing to such an extent that I can hardly believe in the existence of people so debased and idiotic as to practice it.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Believe #Practice #People

  • Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Art #Opportunity #Practice

  • Ideas are abundant. Practice giving your ideas away. If you hold onto ideas too tightly, you can convince people (and yourself) that you may not come up with any new ones
    -- Alex Bogusky

    #Practice #Ideas #People

  • Gratitude is usually generated in one of two ways. One, by feeling a genuine appreciation for the life that you were given and, two, by making a conscious decision to practice looking at what's right in your life rather than focusing on what's missing.
    -- Alex Green

    #Gratitude #Appreciation #Practice

  • Cities offer us powerful leverage on our most stubborn, wasteful practices. Long commutes in our cars, big power bills from our energy-hogging buildings, shopping trips to buy stuff that'll spend a few short months in our homes and long centuries in our landfills.
    -- Alex Steffen

    #Powerful #Home #Practice

  • Writers aren't born, they're made - from practice, reading, and a lot of caffeine.
    -- Alexander Chee

    #Reading #Practice #Born

  • Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.
    -- Alexander Haig

    #Practice #Levels #Affirmation

  • A feeble executive implies a feeble execution of the government. A feeble execution is but another phrase for a bad execution; and a government ill executed, whatever may be its theory, must be, in practice, a bad government.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Government #Practice #Phrases

  • The complete independence of the courts of justice is peculiarly essential in a limited Constitution. By a limited Constitution, I understand one which contains certain specified exceptions to the legislative authority .... Limitations of this kind can be preserved in practice no other way than through the medium of courts of justice, whose duty it must be to declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void. Without this, all the reservations of particular rights or privileges would amount to nothing.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Rights #Practice #Justice

  • War, like most other things, is a science to be acquired and perfected by diligence, by perserverance, by time, and by practice.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #War #Practice #Perserverance

  • There are some who maintain that trade will regulate itself, and it is not to be benefited by the encouragements or restraints of government. Such persons will imagine that there is no need of a common directing power. This is one of those wild speculative paradoxes, which have grown into credit among us, contrary to the uniform practice and sense of the most enlightened nations.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Encouragement #Government #Practice

  • Experience teaches, that men are often so much governed by what they are accustomed to see and practice, that the simplest and most obvious improvements . . . are adopted with hesitation, reluctance, and slow gradations.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Education #Men #Practice

  • The practice of arbitrary imprisonments have been, in all ages, the favorite and most formidable instruments of tyranny.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Practice #Democracy #Age

  • Just as the pianist practices the most complicated pieces to improve the technique of his fingers, so too a grandmaster must keep his vision in trim by daily analysis of positions with sharp possibilities, and this applies whether he prefers such positions in his play or not.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Practice #Play #Training

  • The people with the strong, brave exteriors are just as weak and vulnerable as the rest of us. And of course they never admit to their childish practices, their moments of weakness or absurdity, and then the rest of us think that's how it should be.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Strong #Thinking #Practice

  • The concept of 'talent' is formed under completely abstract criteria, having nothing in common with reality. But the reality is such that I don't understand chess as a whole. But then again no one understands chess in its entirety. Perhaps talent is something else, in chess it is conditionality.
    -- Alexander Morozevich

    #Reality #Practice #Chess

  • So modern 'pothecaries, taught the art By doctor's bills to play the doctor's part, Bold in the practice of mistaken rules, Prescribe, apply, and call their masters fools.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Art #Practice #Play

  • No battle can be won in the study, and theory without practice is dead.
    -- Alexander Suvorov

    #Practice #Battle #Study

  • Admit sin, and you banish prayer. But, on the other hand, entertain, and encourage, and practice prayer, and sin will sooner or later flee before it.
    -- Alexander Whyte

    #Prayer #Hands #Practice

  • I'm trying to practice owning less stuff.
    -- Alexandra Paul

    #Practice #Trying #Stuff

  • A few modern philosopher's assert that an individual's intelligence is a fixed quantity, a quantity which cannot be increased. We must protest and react against this brutal pessimism.... With practice, training, and above all, method, we manage to increase our attention, our memory, our judgment and literally to become more intelligent than we were before.
    -- Alfred Binet

    #Memories #Intelligent #Practice

  • If we practiced medicine like we practice education, wed look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years.
    -- Alfred Kazin

    #Years #Practice #Medicine

  • In every age of well-marked transition, there is the pattern of habitual dumb practice and emotion which is passing and there is oncoming a new complex of habit.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Change #Practice #Dumb

  • One advantage of bad bidding is that you get practice at playing atrocious contracts.
    -- Alfred Sheinwold

    #Practice #Bidding #Advantage

  • The study of history lies at the foundation of all sound military conclusions and practice.
    -- Alfred Thayer Mahan

    #Lying #Military #Practice

  • As far as domestic democracy, all here present know that democracy means government of the people by the people. While we agree that consultation and participation are essential to every democracy, this is seldom achieved in practice.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #Mean #Government #Practice

  • In order every one in our homeland learns principles of democracy and the peaceful transition of power, and in order to stabilize and develop multiple choices in democratic practice.
    -- Ali Abdullah Saleh

    #Order #Practice #Choices

  • Further more Yemen is leading pioneer in democratic practice, lots of brothers and friends testified on that.
    -- Ali Abdullah Saleh

    #Brother #Practice #Pioneers

  • If you practice for ten years, you may begin to please yourself, after 20 years you may become a performer and please the audience, after 30 years you may please even your guru, but you must practice for many more years before you finally become a true artist-then you may please even God.
    -- Ali Akbar Khan

    #Artist #Years #Practice

  • It was so interesting, when [John Coltrane] created A Love Supreme. He had meditated that week. I almost didn't see him downstairs. And it was so quiet! There was no sound, no practice! He was up there meditating, and when he came down he said, "I have a whole new music!" He said, "There is a new recording that I will do, I have it all, everything." And it was so beautiful! He was like Moses coming down from the mountain. And when he recorded it, he knew everything, everything. He said this was the first time that he had all the music in his head at once to record.
    -- Alice Coltrane

    #Music #Beautiful #Practice

  • In this noisy, restless, bewildering age, there is a great need for quietness of spirit. Even in our communion with God we are so busy presenting our problems, asking for help, seeking relief that we leave no moments of silence to listen for God's answers. By practice we can learn to submerge our spirits beneath the turbulent surface waves of life and reach that depth of our being where all is still, where no storms can reach us. Here only can we forget the material world and its demands on us.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Asking For Help #Practice #Silence

  • To get an elementary grasp of the game of golf, a human must learn, by endless practice, a continuous and subtle series of highly unnatural movements, involving about sixty-four muscles, that result in a seemingly natural swing, taking two seconds to begin and end.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #Golf #Swings #Practice

  • I have always wanted to live where one could practice (golf) shots in one's pajamas before breakfast.
    -- Alister MacKenzie

    #Golf #Practice #Breakfast

  • Intellectuals ... advertise their superiority to political practice but are absolutely in its thrall. ... It is no accident that Marxist theory and practice use the intellectuals as tools and keep them in brutal subservience.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Practice #Political #Tools

  • The more clearly a principle is understood by the intellect, the more inexcusable is the neglect to put it into practice.
    -- Allan Kardec

    #Practice #Principles #Neglect