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None so little enjoy themselves, and are such burdens to themselves, as those who have nothing to do. Only the active have the true relish of life.

Nothing is less predictable than the development of an active scientific field.

Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe, and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it.

Now Herod was an active man, and soon found proper materials for his active spirit to work upon.

Observation is a passive science, experimentation an active science.

Oh! this opponent, this collaborator against your will, whose notion of beauty always differs from yours and whose means are often too limited for active assistance to your intentions!

One is that we stand - my two confreres and I - in some degree as representatives of a great number of fellow workers over the entire world, who are enthusiastically active in this field of ours.

One problem with ideas, however valid, is that they are static and impersonal, whereas a person is active and dynamic.

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

Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. - A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation.

Our seniors have worked long and hard to better the economy, raise families and serve their communities. They deserve to live independent and active lives in their golden years.

Perseverance is an active principle, and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire.

Photography suits the temper of this age - of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.

Pulse as an active means of expression, Stravinsky and Beethoven are the two masters of that.

Put simply, I want to treat my readers as partners and not crooks. There is no future in calling your most active promoters crooks.

Self-will is so ardent and active, that it will break a world to pieces, to make a stool to sit on.

Six hours a day I lived under school discipline in active intercourse with people none of whom were known to those at home, and the other hours of the twenty-four I spent at home, or with relatives of the people at home, none of whom were known to anybody at school.

Sofia is so active, and she made The Virgin Suicides, which I thought was great - all these things are inspiring to me, not in terms of creating a particular dress, but just in terms of knowing that there is this type of woman out there.

Sometimes an active policy is best advanced by doing nothing until the right time - or never.

That's my only active wish. I think if I sang like Don Henley, this would be a lot more agreeable business.


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