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Readiness quotes by John Stuart Mill
#1. Though it is only in a very imperfect state of the world's arrangements that anyone can best serve the happiness of others by the absolute sacrifice of his own, yet, so long as the world is in that imperfect state, I fully acknowledge that the readiness to make such a sacrifice is the highest virtue which can be found in man. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Readiness quotes by Alan Hollinghurst
#2. I can't bear the smell of cigars, can you?" said Lady Partridge.
"Lionel hates it too," murmured Rachel. As did Nick, to whom the dry lavatorial stench of cigars signified the inexplicable confidence of other men's tastes and habits, and their readiness to impose them on their fellows. #Quote by Alan Hollinghurst
Readiness quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#3. I observed mildness of temper, and unchangeable resolution in the things that he had determined after due deliberation; and no vainglory in those things that men call honors; and a love of labor and perseverance; and a readiness to listen to those who had anything to propose for the common weal; and undeviating firmness in giving to every man according to his deserts; and a knowledge derived from experience of the occasions for vigorous action and for remission. #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Readiness quotes by E. M. Forster
#4. But I have seen my obstacles: trivialities, learning and poetry. This last needs explaining: the old artist's readiness to dissolve characters into a haze. Characters cannot come alive and fight and guide the world unless the novelist wants them to remain characters. #Quote by E. M. Forster
Readiness quotes by Neale Donald Walsch
#5. When you are in readiness, you are in wakefulness. A smile can take you there. A simple smile. Just stop everything for one moment, and smile. At nothing. Just because it feels good. Just because your heart knows a secret. And because your soul knows what the secret is. Smile at that. Smile a lot. It will cure whatever ails you. #Quote by Neale Donald Walsch
Readiness quotes by Sam Rayburn
#6. Readiness for opportunity makes for success. Opportunity often comes by accident; readiness never does. #Quote by Sam Rayburn
Readiness quotes by Mortimer J. Adler
#7. The first stage of elementary reading - reading readiness - corresponds to pre-school and kindergarten experiences. #Quote by Mortimer J. Adler
Readiness quotes by Terry Pratchett
#8. Untruthful?" said Ridcully. "Me? I'm as honest as the day is long! Yes, what is it this time?" Ponder had tugged at his robe and now he whispered something in his ear. Ridcully cleared his throat. "I am reminded that this is in fact the shortest day of the year," he said. "However, this does not undermine the point that I just made, although I thank my colleague for his invaluable support and constant readiness to correct minor if not downright trivial errors. I am a remarkably truthful man, sir. Things said at University council meetings don't count. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Readiness quotes by Jonathan Swift
#9. Two days after this adventure, the emperor, having ordered that part of his army which quarters in and about his metropolis, to be in readiness, took a fancy of diverting himself in a very singular manner. He desired I would stand like a Colossus, with my legs as far asunder as I conveniently could. #Quote by Jonathan Swift
Readiness quotes by Ian Jukes
#10. I'm not concerned about your comfort zone or readiness for change. I'm concerned about the kids who just entered Kindergarten. #Quote by Ian Jukes
Readiness quotes by Eric Hoffer
#11. We are ready to die for an opinion but not for a fact: indeed, it is by our readiness to die that we try to prove the factualness of our opinion. #Quote by Eric Hoffer
Readiness quotes by Olga Tokarczuk
#12. I grew up in a beautiful era, now sadly in the past. In it there was great readiness for change, and a talent for creating revolutionary visions. Nowadays no one still has the courage to think up anything new. All they ever talk about, round the clock, is how things already are, they just keep rolling out the same old ideas. Reality has grown old and gone senile; after all, it is definitely subject to the same laws as every living organism - it ages. Just like the cells of the body, its tiniest components - the senses, succumb to apoptosis. Apoptosis is natural death, brought about by the tiredness and exhaustion of matter. In Greek this word means 'the dropping of petals.' The world has dropped its petals. #Quote by Olga Tokarczuk
Readiness quotes by Spencer Fraseur
#13. Some choices are better than others and we, as mortal humans, cannot be expected to always choose the best ones. What we can control is how we evaluate past decisions. Our readiness to reflect and realize that we were wrong. Our ability to admit our wrongs and move forward. To say we are sorry or make amends for mistakes. To apply what we've learned from past follies and choose wiser in the present. I contend that in a random and often chaotic world of choices, that is what we can control. #Quote by Spencer Fraseur
Readiness quotes by Edward Irving
#14. I perceive two things in Scotland of the most fearful omen: ignorance of theological truth, and a readiness to pride themselves in and boast of it. #Quote by Edward Irving
Readiness quotes by Cornell Woolrich
#15. The sun goes down and it's night-time in New Orleans. The moon rises, midnight chimes from St. Louis cathedral, and hardly has the last note died away than a gruesome swampland whistle sounds outside the deathly still house. A fat Negress, basket on arm, comes trudging up the stairs a moment later, opens the door, goes in to the papaloi, closes it again, traces an invisible mark on it with her forefinger and kisses it. Then she turns and her eyes widen with surprise. Papa Benjamin is in bed, covered up to the neck with filthy rags. The familiar candles are all lit, the bowl for the blood, the sacrificial knife, the magic powders, all the paraphernalia of the ritual are laid out in readiness, but they are ranged about the bed instead of at the opposite end of the room as usual.

The old man's head, however, is held high above the encumbering rags, his beady eyes gaze back at her unflinchingly, the familiar semicircle of white wool rings his crown, his ceremonial mask is at his side. 'I am a little tired, my daughter,' he tells her. His eyes stray to the tiny wax image of Eddie Bloch under the candles, hairy with pins, and hers follow them. 'A doomed one, nearing his end, came here last night thinking I could be killed like other men. He shot a bullet from a gun at me. I blew my breath at it, it stopped in the air, turned around, and went back in the gun again. But it tired me to blow so hard, strained my voice a little.'

A revengeful gleam lights up the #Quote by Cornell Woolrich
Readiness quotes by Erich Fromm
#16. Perhaps most trivial talk is a need to talk about oneself; hence, the never-ending subject of health and sickness, children, travel, successes, what one did, and the innumerable daily things that seem to be important. Since one cannot talk about oneself all the time without being thought a bore, one must exchange the privilege by a readiness to listen to others talking about themselves. Private social meetings between individuals (and often, also, meetings of all kinds of associations and groups) are little markets where one exchanges one's need to talk about oneself and one's desire to be listened to for the need of others who seek the same opportunity. Most people respect this arrangement of exchange; those who don't, and want to talk more about themselves than they are willing to listen, are "cheaters," and they are resented and have to choose inferior company in order to be tolerated. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Readiness quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#17. There is nothing which wings its flight so swiftly as calumny, nothing is uttered with more ease; nothing is listened to with more readiness, nothing disbursed more widely. #Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Readiness quotes by Marty Rubin
#18. A cheerful readiness is what seems honest now, facing an uncertain future with humor, grace and dignity. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Readiness quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#19. There is a kind of dictatorship that can come about through a creeping paralysis of thought, readiness to accept paternalistic measures by government, and along with those measures comes a surrender of our own responsibilities and therefore a surrender of our own thought over our own lives and our own right to exercise the vote. The free system gives the right to every citizen to do something for himself. Because he has the right, the opportunity is always there. #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Readiness quotes by Wayne Dyer
#20. The assistance you need will be provided by the universe as soon as you convert your readiness to willingness. #Quote by Wayne Dyer
Readiness quotes by Bruce Lee
#21. Action is a high road to self-confidence and esteem. Where it is open, all energies flow toward it. It comes readily to most people, and its rewards are tangible. #Quote by Bruce Lee
Readiness quotes by Alfie Kohn
#22. Hence a report from Harvard's own "Committee on Raising the Standard": "Grades A and B are sometimes given too readily - Grade A for work of not very high merit, and Grade B for work not far above mediocrity ... One of the chief obstacles to raising the standards of the degree is the readiness with which insincere students gain passable grades by sham work." Except that report was written in - you saw this coming, didn't you? - 1894. #Quote by Alfie Kohn
Readiness quotes by Thomas Huxley
#23. What are the moral convictions most fondly held by barbarous and semi-barbarous people? They are the convictions that authority is the soundest basis of belief; that merit attaches to readiness to believe; that the doubting disposition is a bad one, and skepticism is a sin. #Quote by Thomas Huxley
Readiness quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#24. That was not the biggest battle that ever was, but for me it always typified one thing; the dash, the ingenuity, the readiness at the first opportunity that characterizes the American soldier. #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Readiness quotes by Charles Dickens
#25. There is a kind of sleep that steals upon us sometimes, which, while it holds the body prisoner, does not free the mind from a sense of things about it, and enable it to ramble at its pleasure. So far as an overpowering heaviness, a prostration of strength, and an utter inability to control our thoughts or power of motion, can be called sleep, this is it; and yet we have a consciousness of all that is going on about us; and if we dream at such a time, words which are really spoken, or sounds which really exist at the moment, accommodate themselves with surprising readiness to our visions, until reality and imagination become so strangely blended that it is afterwards almost a matter of impossibilty to separate the two. Nor is this, the most striking phenomenon, incidental to such a state. It is an undoubted fact, that although our senses of touch and sight be for the time dead, yet our sleeping thoughts, and the visionary scenes that pass before us, will be influenced, and materially influenced, by the mere silent presence of some external object: which may not have been near us when we closed our eyes: and of whose vicinity we have had no waking consciousness. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Readiness quotes by Samuel De Champlain
#26. I directed the men in our barque to approach near the savages, and hold their arms in readiness to do their duty in case they notice any movement of these people against us. #Quote by Samuel De Champlain
Readiness quotes by J.C. Ryle
#27. The love of the bible will show itself in a believer's readiness to bear evil as well as to do good. It will make him patient under provocation, forgiving when injured, meek when unjustly attacked, quiet when slandered. It will make him hear much, put up with much and look over much, submit often and deny himself often, all for the sake of peace. #Quote by J.C. Ryle
Readiness quotes by Pierre Charron
#28. Gratitude is a virtue disposing the mind to an inward sense and an outward acknowledgment of a benefit received, together with a readiness to return the same, or the like, as occasions of the doer of it shall require, and the abilities of the receiver extend to. He who receives a good turn, should never forget it: he who does one, should never remember it. #Quote by Pierre Charron
Readiness quotes by James F. Amos
#29. The Marine Corps has been, and will continue to be, America's Expeditionary Force in Readiness - ready to respond to today's crisis, with today's Marine forces, today. #Quote by James F. Amos
Readiness quotes by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
#30. To regulate something always requires two opposing factors. You cannot regulate by a single factor. To give an example, the traffic in the streets could not be controlled by a green light or a red light alone. It needs a green light and a red light as well. The ratio between retine and promine determines whether there is any motion, any growth, or not. Two different inclinations have to be there in readiness to make the cells proliferate. #Quote by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Readiness quotes by Dan Ephron
#31. But he also felt a stitch of hesitation. Did God put him in the same room with Rabin so that he could eliminate the Israeli leader and his Oslo process? Or would Amir be imposing his own plan on God? He thought about the bullets in his magazine, the hollow points and the regular rounds. Then he turned his gaze back to Rabin and watched him leave the hall; Amir had missed his chance. But he gleaned valuable information. Rabin was hardly protected. If protests didn't stop the peace process, killing him might be a viable alternative. At home, he related the events to Hagai. It was too early, he told his brother. He needed to build his inner readiness. #Quote by Dan Ephron
Readiness quotes by Vernon Lee
#32. There is too little courtship in the world. #Quote by Vernon Lee
Readiness quotes by William James
#33. This readiness for great things, and this sense that the world by its importance, wonderfulness, etc., is apt for their production, would seem to be the undifferentiated germ of all the higher faiths. Trust in our own dreams of ambition, or in our country's expansive destinies, and faith in the providence of God, all have their source in that onrush of our sanguine impulses, and in that sense of the exceedingness of the possible over the real. #Quote by William James
Readiness quotes by Gina Greenlee
#34. The study book for life's tests is the whole of our experience. Though we may
feel unprepared, tests appear only when we are truly ready to ace them. #Quote by Gina Greenlee
Readiness quotes by Franklin C. Spinney
#35. Pentagon's readiness and modernization problems are not due to budget cuts. The are the result of habitual modes of conduct evolved during the Cold War and a desire by the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex (MICC) to protect its comfortable life style in a world that is changing rapidly. #Quote by Franklin C. Spinney
Readiness quotes by Hyman Rickover
#36. Any one detail, followed through to its source, will usually reveal the general state of readiness of the whole organization. #Quote by Hyman Rickover
Readiness quotes by Holbrook Jackson
#37. Books are never out of humour; never envious or jealous, they answer all questions with readiness; ... they teach us how to live and how to die; they dispel melancholy by their mirth, and amuse by their wit; they prepare the soul to suffer everything and desire nothing; they introduce us to ourselves. #Quote by Holbrook Jackson
Readiness quotes by Norman Tebbit
#38. We need to create an enterprise culture, a society where successful entrepreneurs are respected and admired, not treated with suspicion and disdain. And in which we see less envy of other peoples' achievements and mistrust of commerce, and a greater readiness to get out there and join in the process. #Quote by Norman Tebbit
Readiness quotes by G.A. Henty
#39. To be a true hero you must be a true Christian. To sum up then, heroism is largely based on two qualities- truthfulness and unselfishness, a readiness to put one's own pleasures aside for that of others, to be courteous to all, kind to those younger than yourself, helpful to your parents, even if helpfulness demands some slight sacrifice of your own pleasure ... you must remember that these two qualities are the signs of Christian heroism. #Quote by G.A. Henty
Readiness quotes by Jason Medina
#40. She sucked up her tears and sniffled one last time. She wasn't really ready, but she knew she had to be. She wiped her cheeks dry and summoned up all the courage she could muster. This was a matter of life and death. These strangers she was with would sooner leave her behind than risk their lives for her. She had to be tough, at least, for now. #Quote by Jason Medina
Readiness quotes by James Carroll
#41. The Holy One's nearness, the readiness to name the Holy One as God, and the recognition of God as Father. #Quote by James Carroll
Readiness quotes by James Estep Jr.
#42. One major but by no means final protocol that is very useful for ministry planning is to deploy a ministry readiness worksheet (see Figure 6.1) for each educational activity of the church or Christian organization. #Quote by James Estep Jr.
Readiness quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#43. And it is through strife and the readiness for strife that a man or a nation must win greatness. So, let the world know that we are here and willing to pour out our blood, our treasure, our tears. And that America is ready and if need be desirous of battle #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Readiness quotes by Peter Julian Eymard
#44. When later he [St. Joseph] carried the Child in his arms, acts of loving faith welled up constantly in his heart. It was a worship that pleased our Lord more than that which he receives in heaven. Picture to yourself Saint Joseph, adoring the little Child in his arms as his God. He tells of his readiness to die for Christ, of all his plans to promote Christ's glory, and to win more souls to his love. No lover builds more scintillating plans for his loved one than a saint. #Quote by Peter Julian Eymard
Readiness quotes by Tomas Halik
#45. Christianity offers a different vision, the vision of a merciful and loving God, whose "silence" about our sins need not be interpreted as a sign of His nonexistence, but instead as an expression of His patience and readiness to forgive. But #Quote by Tomas Halik
Readiness quotes by Sherrod Brown
#46. When the federal government invests in education, it should support quality education and career readiness rather than institutions that make empty promises. #Quote by Sherrod Brown
Readiness quotes by Henry Marsh
#47. My readiness to admit to my fallibility is perhaps rather English, but I hope that the problems I describe will be familiar to doctors and patients everywhere. #Quote by Henry Marsh
Readiness quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#48. There are two things we should always be 1. raw and 2. ready. When you are raw, you are always ready and when you are ready you usually realize that you are raw. Waiting for perfection is not an answer, one cannot say "I will be ready when I am perfect" because then you will never be ready, rather one must say "I am raw and I am ready just like this right now, how and who I am. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Readiness quotes by Carl Sagan
#49. We achieve some measure of adulthood when we recognize our parents as they really were, without sentimentalizing or mythologizing, but also without blaming them unfairly for our imperfections. Maturity entails a readiness, painful and wrenching though it may be, to look squarely into the long dark places, into the fearsome shadows. In this act of ancestral remembrance and acceptance may be found a light by which to see our children safely home. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Readiness quotes by Matthew Henry
#50. God has wisely kept us in the dark concerning future events and reserved for himself the knowledge of them, that he may train us up in a dependence upon himself and a continued readiness for every event. #Quote by Matthew Henry
Readiness quotes by Christopher Isherwood
#51. George feels that, even if all this double talk hasn't brought them any closer to understanding each other, the not-understanding, the readiness to remain at cross-purposes, is in itself a kind of intimacy. #Quote by Christopher Isherwood
Readiness quotes by Eric Hoffer
#52. The readiness to praise others indicates a desire for excellence and perhaps an ability to realize it. #Quote by Eric Hoffer
Readiness quotes by Arthur Koestler
#53. Let me repeat: the crimes of violence committed for selfish personal motives are historically insignificant compared to those committed ad majoram gloriam Dei, out of a self-sacrificing devotion to a flag, a leader, a religious faith, or a political conviction. Man has always been prepared not only to kill but also to die for good, bad or completely futile causes. And what can be a more valid proof of the reality of the self-transcending urge than this readiness to die for an ideal? #Quote by Arthur Koestler
Readiness quotes by Sergei Lavrov
#54. The struggle against terrorists in the territory of Syria should be structured in cooperation with the Syrian government, which clearly stated its readiness to join it. #Quote by Sergei Lavrov
Readiness quotes by Sharon Sant
#55. It was a room full of ghosts, arranged in readiness for days that would never happen. #Quote by Sharon Sant
Readiness quotes by Elizabeth Von Arnim
#56. Strange how tightly one's body could be held, how close to somebody else's heart, and yet one wasn't anywhere near the holder. They locked you up in prisons that way, holding your body tight and thinking they had got you, and all the while your mind - you - was as free as the wind and the sunlight. She couldn't help it, she struggled hard to feel as she had felt when she woke up and saw him sitting near her; but the way he had refused to be friends, the complete absence of any readiness in him to meet her, not half, nor even a quarter, but a little bit of the way, had for the first time made her consciously afraid of him. She #Quote by Elizabeth Von Arnim
Readiness quotes by John Locke
#57. Whoever has used what means he is capable of, for the informing of himself, with a readiness to believe and obey what shall be taught and prescribed by Jesus, his Lord and King, is a true and faithful subject of Christ s kingdom:;; and cannot be thought to fail in any thing necessary to salvation. #Quote by John Locke
Readiness quotes by Thomas Wyatt
#58. My galley, charged with forgetfulness,
Thorough sharp seas in winter nights doth pass
'Tween rock and rock; and eke mine enemy, alas,
That is my lord, steereth with cruelness;
And every oar a thought in readiness,
As though that death were light in such a case.
An endless wind doth tear the sail apace
Of forced sighs and trusty fearfulness.
A rain of tears, a cloud of dark disdain,
Hath done the weared cords great hinderance;
Wreathed with error and eke with ignorance.
The stars be hid that led me to this pain.
Drowned is reason that should me consort,
And I remain despairing of the port. #Quote by Thomas Wyatt
Readiness quotes by John Ruskin
#59. The world is full of vulgar Purists, who bring discredit on all selection by the silliness of their choice; and this the more, because the very becoming a Purist is commonly indicative of some slight degree of weakness, readiness to be offended, or narrowness of understanding of the ends of things. #Quote by John Ruskin
Readiness quotes by David Richo
#60. Fate often allows a future to take shape with no regard for our expectation, plan, or readiness. Fate's skillful editing of our life choices is like the careful grooming of lads on their first day of school: combed, polished, scrubbed, newly dressed, and glowing too. This is how we become ready for our life lessons. #Quote by David Richo
Readiness quotes by Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
#61. Since once again, Lord - though this time not in the forests of the Aisne but in the steppes of Asia - I have neither bread, nor wine, nor altar, I will raise myself beyond these symbols, up to the pure majesty of the Real itself; I, your priest, will make the whole earth my altar and on it will offer you all the labours and sufferings of the world.

Over there, on the horizon, the sun has just touched with light the outermost fringe of the eastern sky. Once again, beneath this moving sheet of fire, the living surface of the earth wakes and trembles, and once again begins its fearful travail. I will place on my paten, O God, the harvest to be won by this renewal of labour. Into my chalice I shall pour all the sap which is to be pressed out this day from the earth's fruits.

My paten and my chalice are the depths of a soul laid widely open to all the forces which in a moment will rise up from every corner of the earth and converge upon the Spirit. Grant me the remembrance and the mystic presence of all those whom the light is now awakening to the new day . . .

Over every living thing which is to spring up, to grow, to flower, to ripen during this day say again the words: 'This is my Body'. And over every death-force which waits in readiness to corrode, to wither, to cut down, speak again your commanding words which express the supreme mystery of faith: 'This is my Blood'. #Quote by Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Readiness quotes by Jeb Bush
#62. We now have a lack of readiness that is quite scary. We have planes that were - that Harry Truman inaugurated, the B-52. We have - the Navy has been gutted and decimated. The readiness of the Marines is way down. #Quote by Jeb Bush
Readiness quotes by Ibn Warraq
#63. The rich countries are rich because of their practices at home, and because of their readiness to adopt and adapt new things, such as Chinese inventions or New World crops. #Quote by Ibn Warraq
Readiness quotes by Jane Austen
#64. You are a very warm friend to Mr. Martin; but, as I said before, are unjust to Harriet. ... Waiving that point, however, and supposing her to be, as you describe her, only pretty and good-natured, let me tell you, that in the degree she possesses them, they are not trivial recommendations to the world in general, ... and till it appears that men are much more philosophic on the subject of beauty than they are generally supposed; till they do fall in love with well-informed minds instead of handsome faces, a girl, with such loveliness as Harriet, has a certainty of being admired and sought after, of having the power of chusing from among many, consequently a claim to be nice. Her good-nature, too, is not so very slight a claim, comprehending, as it does, real, thorough sweetness of temper and manner, a very humble opinion of herself, and a great readiness to be pleased with other people. I am very much mistaken if your sex in general would not think such beauty, and such temper, the highest claims a woman could possess. #Quote by Jane Austen
Readiness quotes by Aleksandar Hemon
#65. I actually didn't listen to the Beatles song 'Nowhere Man' when I was writing my book of the same name. What I listened to a lot was 'Abbey Road.' Its disjointedness and its readiness to confuse only to delight were inspiring to me. #Quote by Aleksandar Hemon
Readiness quotes by Karen Marie Moning
#66. You will wear the féth fiada until this is done, Amadan."
"Bloody hell," Adam muttered savagely. "I hate being invisible."
"And Keltar," Aoibheal said in a voice like sudden thunder, with a glance up at the balustrade. "Henceforth I would advise against tampering with my curses. Perform the Lughnassadh ritual now or face my wrath."
"Aye, Queen Aoibheal," Dageus and Drustan replied together, stepping our from behind stone columns bracketing the stairs.
Adam smiled faintly. He should have known no Highlander would flee, only retreat to a higher vantage – take to the hills, in a manner of speaking – waiting in silent readiness should battle be necessary. #Quote by Karen Marie Moning
Readiness quotes by Cordelia Fine
#67. It's simply not the case that people use one particular lobe, or a circumscribed area of the brain, to read a novel, or write an essay, or solve an equation, or calculate the angle of a triangle. And, unfortunately, neuroscience has yet to reach the stage at which it can peer into the brain and determine capacity for solving simultaneous equations or readiness to learn calculus. #Quote by Cordelia Fine
Readiness quotes by Martha Beck
#68. When fear makes your choices for you, no security measures on earth will keep the things you dread from finding you. But if you can avoid avoidance - if you can choose to embrace experiences out of passion, enthusiasm, and a readiness to feel whatever arises - then nothing, nothing in all this dangerous world, can keep you from being safe. #Quote by Martha Beck
Readiness quotes by John Calvin
#69. Children, who are dealt with more generously and more liberally by their fathers, do not hesitate to show them unfinished projects that they have only begun, or even spoiled a little. Even if they have not succeeded in doing quite what they wanted, they are confident that their obedience and readiness of mind will be accepted. Such children we ought to be, trusting confidently that our most lenient Father will approve of them, however small, rough, or imperfect they may be. #Quote by John Calvin
Readiness quotes by Osho
#70. These belief systems have to be dropped. Then understanding arises; then readiness to explore, then innocence, arises. Then you are surrounded by a sense of mystery, awe, wonder. Then life is no longer a known thing, it is an adventure. It is so mysterious that you can go on exploring; there is no end to it. And you never create any belief, you remain in a state of not-knowing. On that not-knowing state Sufis insist very much, and so do Zen masters. #Quote by Osho
Readiness quotes by Karl Popper
#71. We all remember how many religious wars were fought for a religion of love and gentleness; how many bodies were burned alive with the genuinely kind intention of saving souls from the eternal fire of hell. Only if we give up our authoritarian attitude in the realm of opinion, only if we establish the attitude of give and take, of readiness to learn from other people, can we hope to control acts of violence inspired by piety and duty. #Quote by Karl Popper
Readiness quotes by Pope Francis
#72. We must learn from Mary, and we must imitate her unconditional readiness to receive Christ in her life. #Quote by Pope Francis
Readiness quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#73. For my own Part, when I am employed in serving others, I do not look upon myself as conferring Favours, but as paying Debts. In my Travels, and since my Settlement, I have received much Kindness from Men, to whom I shall never have any Opportunity of making the least direct Return. And numberless Mercies from God, who is infinitely above being benefited by our Services. Those Kindnesses from Men, I can therefore only Return on their Fellow Men; and I can only shew my Gratitude for these mercies from God, by a readiness to help his other Children and my Brethren. For I do not think that Thanks and Compliments, tho' repeated weekly, can discharge our real Obligations to each other, and much less those to our Creator. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Readiness quotes by Pearl Zhu
#74. It's probably better and more accessible to measure change readiness rather than change progress. #Quote by Pearl Zhu
Readiness quotes by Max Scheler
#75. There are two fundamentally different ways for the strong to bend down to the weak, for the rich to help the poor, for the more perfect life to help the "less perfect." This action can be motivated by a powerful feeling of security, strength, and inner salvation, of the invincible fullness of one's own life and existence. All this unites into the clear awareness that one is rich enough to share one's being and possessions. Love, sacrifice, help, the descent to the small and the weak, here spring from a spontaneous overflow of force, accompanied by bliss and deep inner calm. Compared to this natural readiness for love and sacrifice, all specific "egoism," the concern for oneself and one's interest, and even the instinct of "self-preservation" are signs of a blocked and weakened life. Life is essentially expansion, development, growth in plenitude, and not "self-preservation," as a false doctrine has it. Development, expansion, and growth are not epiphenomena of mere preservative forces and cannot be reduced to the preservation of the "better adapted." ... There is a form of sacrifice which is a free renunciation of one's own vital abundance, a beautiful and natural overflow of one's forces. Every living being has a natural instinct of sympathy for other living beings, which increases with their proximity and similarity to himself. Thus we sacrifice ourselves for beings with whom we feel united and solidary, in contrast to everything "dead." This sacrificial impulse is by no me #Quote by Max Scheler
Readiness quotes by Maya Angelou
#76. At one time, you could sit on the Rue de la Paix in Paris or at the Habima Theater in Tel Aviv or in Medina and you could see a person come in, black, white, it didn't matter. You said, 'That's an American' because there's a readiness to smile and to talk to people. #Quote by Maya Angelou
Readiness quotes by Theophan The Recluse
#77. Every Christian is chosen-chosen for similar deeds, namely: to be with the Lord, through unceasing remembrance of Him and awareness of His omnipresence, through the preaching and fulfillment of His commandments, and through a readiness to confess one's faith in Him. In those circles where such a confession is made, it is a loud sermon for all to hear. #Quote by Theophan The Recluse
Readiness quotes by Francis Bacon
#78. For myself, I found that I was fitted for nothing so well as for the study of Truth; as having a mind nimble and versatile enough to catch the resemblances of things and at the same time steady enough to fix and distinguish their subtler differences; as being gifted by nature with desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order; and as being a man that neither affects what is new nor admires what is old, and that hates every kind of imposture. -Francis Bacon #Quote by Francis Bacon
Readiness quotes by S.D. Gordon
#79. Steadfastness, that is holding on; patience, that is holding back; expectancy, that is holding the face up; obedience, that is holding one's self in readiness to go or do; listening, that is holding quiet and still so as to hear. #Quote by S.D. Gordon
Readiness quotes by Henry Sy
#80. There is no such thing as overnight success or easy money. If you fail, do not be discouraged; try again. When you do well, do not change your ways. Success is not just good luck: it is a combination of hard work, good credit standing, opportunity, readiness and timing. Success will not last if you do not take care of it. #Quote by Henry Sy
Readiness quotes by Eric Ries
#81. In School of One, students have daily "playlists" of their learning tasks that are attuned to each student's learning needs, based on that student's readiness and learning style. For example, Julia is way ahead of grade level in math and learns best in small groups, so her playlist might include three or four videos matched to her aptitude level, a thirty-minute one-on-one tutoring session with her teacher, and a small group activity in which she works on a math puzzle with three peers at similar aptitude levels. There are assessments built into each activity so that data can be fed back to the teacher to choose appropriate tasks for the next playlist. #Quote by Eric Ries
Readiness quotes by Robert O. Paxton
#82. Two kinds of development help explain how a readiness built up to kill all Jews, including women and children. One is a series of "dress rehearsals" that served to lower inhibitions and provided trained personnel hardened for anything. First came the euthanasia of incurably ill and insane Germans, begun on the day when World War II began. Nazi eugenics theory had long provided a racial justification for getting rid of "inferior" persons. War provided a broader justification for reducing the drain of "useless mouths" on scarce resources. The "T-4" program killed more than seventy thousand people between September 1939 and 1941, when, in response to protests from the victims' families and Catholic clergy, the matter was left to local authorities.
Some of the experts trained in this program were subsequently transferred to the occupied east, where they applied their mass killing techniques to Jews. This time, there was less opposition.

The second "dress rehearsal" was the work of the Einsatzgruppen, the intervention squads specially charged with executing the political and cultural elite of invaded countries. In the Polish campaign of September 1939 they helped wipe out the Polish intelligentsia and high civil service, evoking some opposition within the military command. In the Soviet campaign the Einsatzgruppen received the notorious "Commissar Order" to kill all Communist Party cadres as well as the Jewish leadership (seen as identical in Nazi eyes), along wi #Quote by Robert O. Paxton
Readiness quotes by Jacques-Benigne Bossuet
#83. Readiness for death is that of character, rather than of occupation. It is right living which prepares for safe or even joyous dying. - Jacques #Quote by Jacques-Benigne Bossuet
Readiness quotes by Gary Rohrmayer
#84. Coachable leaders are ready and willing to make the needed changes and adjustments in their lives. #Quote by Gary Rohrmayer
Readiness quotes by D. Todd Christofferson
#85. It was the ultimate sacrilege that Jesus Christ, the very Son of God, was rejected and even put to death. And it continues. In many parts of the world today we see a growing rejection of the Son of God. His divinity is questioned. His gospel is deemed irrelevant. In day-to-day life, His teachings are ignored. Those who legitimately speak in His name find little respect in secular society.

If we ignore the Lord and His servants, we may just as well be atheists - the end result is practically the same. It is what Mormon described as typical after extended periods of peace and prosperity: "Then is the time that they do harden their hearts, and do forget the Lord their God, and do trample under their feet the Holy One" (Helaman 12:2). And so we should ask ourselves, do we reverence the Holy One and those He has sent?

Some years before he was called as an Apostle himself, Elder Robert D. Hales recounted an experience that demonstrated his father's sense of that holy calling. Elder Hales said:

"Some years ago Father, then over eighty years of age, was expecting a visit from a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on a snowy winter day. Father, an artist, had painted a picture of the home of the Apostle. Rather than have the painting delivered to him, this sweet Apostle wanted to go personally to pick the painting up and thank my father for it. Knowing that Father would be concerned that everything was in readiness for the forthcoming visit, I #Quote by D. Todd Christofferson
Readiness quotes by Elizabeth Samet
#86. Our national fondness for celebrating the physical heroism of soldiers - the apparent readiness with which they sacrifice their lives to larger causes - eclipses the far less romantic displays of moral and intellectual fortitude that also distinguish so many of them. In turning them all into heroes, we have lost a sense of the individuality they also fight to preserve. #Quote by Elizabeth Samet
Readiness quotes by Bill Paxton
#87. Through readiness and discipline, we are the masters of our fate. #Quote by Bill Paxton
Readiness quotes by Vivian Gornick
#88. Writing enters into us when it gives us information about ourselves we are in need of *at the time that we are reading.* How obvious the thought seems once it has been articulated! As with love, politics, or friendship: readiness is all. #Quote by Vivian Gornick
Readiness quotes by Scott M. Graffius
#89. Potentially shippable is defined by a state of confidence or readiness, and shipping is a business decision. #Quote by Scott M. Graffius
Readiness quotes by Skip Prichard
#90. Readiness is when your desire is stronger than your distraction. #Quote by Skip Prichard
Readiness quotes by Sherwin B. Nuland
#91. For aging is an art. The years between its first intimations and the time of the ultimate letting go of all earthly things can-if the readiness and resolve are there-be the real harvest of our lives. #Quote by Sherwin B. Nuland
Readiness quotes by Milan Kundera
#92. Suspending moral judgement is not the immorality of the novel; it is its morality. The morality that stands against the ineradicable human habit of judging instantly, ceaselessly, and everyone; of judging before, and in the absence of, understanding. From the viewpoint of the novel's wisdom, that fervid readiness to judge is the most detestable stupidity. Not that the novelist utterly denies that moral judgement is legitimate, but that she refuses it a place in the novel. #Quote by Milan Kundera
Readiness quotes by Erving Goffman
#93. When an individual becomes over-involved in a topic of conversation, others are drawn from the talk to the talker. One man's eagerness is another man's alienation. Readiness to become over-involved is a form of tyranny practiced by children, prima donnas and lords, placing feelings above moral rules that should have made society safe for interaction. #Quote by Erving Goffman
Readiness quotes by Karl Popper
#94. It is often asserted that discussion is only possible between people who have a common language and accept common basic assumptions. I think that this is a mistake. All that is needed is a readiness to learn from one's partner in the discussion, which includes a genuine wish to understand what he intends to say. If this readiness is there, the discussion will be the more fruitful the more the partner's backgrounds differ. #Quote by Karl Popper
Readiness quotes by Adel Al-Jubeir
#95. We expressed our readiness to join the US-led, international coalition against Daesh with special forces. All of this, however, is still in the discussion phase and in the initial planning phase. #Quote by Adel Al-Jubeir
Readiness quotes by Bel Arnesto
#96. You will never know you can, unless you try it!
But before you try something, make sure that your mind, heart and your soul is 100% ready.
Most of the people who cannot accept failure has less 100% readiness in theirselves. #Quote by Bel Arnesto
Readiness quotes by Albert Einstein
#97. So long as the individual state, despite its official condemnation of war, has to consider the possibility of engaging in war, it must influence and educate its citizens - and its youth in particular - in such a way that they can easily be converted into efficient soldiers in the event of war. Therefore it is compelled not only to cultivate a technical-military training and type of thinking but also to implant a spirit of national vanity in its people in order to secure their inner readiness for the outbreak of war. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Readiness quotes by Stefan Zweig
#98. Being beautiful in itself, youth needs no transfiguration: in its abundance of strong life it is drawn to the tragic, and is happy to let melancholy suck sweetly from its still inexperienced bloom, and the very same phenomenon accounts for the readiness of young people to face danger and reach out a fraternal hand to all spiritual suffering #Quote by Stefan Zweig
Readiness quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#99. I want each one of my children to be a hundred times greater than I could ever be. Everyone of you must be a giant- must, that is my word. Obedience, readiness, and love for the cause- if you have these three, nothing can hold you back. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Readiness quotes by Tom Standage
#100. Post Horses and Conveyances of every description may be ordered by the electric telegraph to be in readiness on the arrival of a train, at either Paddington or Slough Station. #Quote by Tom Standage
Readiness quotes by Monica R. Martinez
#101. In a 1968 study of daily life in classrooms, Philip W. Jackson wrote that students spend as much as 50 percent of their time waiting for something to happen.

They wait for teachers to pass out papers. They wait for slower students to get their questions answered. They wait for the lunch bell to ring. Alas, forty-five years after Jackson published his book, millions of American students are still waiting. They're waiting for all of the old reasons, and one relatively new one: they're waiting for our education system to catch up with their lives. #Quote by Monica R. Martinez
Readiness quotes by Andrei Grechko
#102. The Communist Party and the Soviet Government display constant concern to strengthen the country's defensive might and raise the combat readiness of the Armed Forces. #Quote by Andrei Grechko
Readiness quotes by Emily Greene Balch
#103. We are not asked to subscribe to any utopia or to believe in a perfect world just around the corner. We are asked to be patient with necessarily slow and groping advance on the road forward, and to be ready for each step ahead as it become practicable. We are asked to equip ourselves with courage, hope, readiness for hard work, and to cherish large and generous ideals. #Quote by Emily Greene Balch
Readiness quotes by Ron Paul
#104. The military-industrial complex corporations never complain of higher prices for bombs, planes, drones, and missiles. They benefit when prices rise and when cost overruns are covered with more money from the US Treasury. Those who profit are the greatest champions of the military readiness and armed conflict. They are represented by lobbyists who greatly influence both political parties. Corporate war profits and high union wages bring about remarkable cooperation between the two parties despite the political rhetoric suggesting passionate disagreement. And these militaristic policies are defended with patriotic zeal, and in appeals regarding our moral obligation to take care of all the world's needs and to meet our obligation to spread our "goodness" around the world. #Quote by Ron Paul
Readiness quotes by Robert Herrick
#105. The readiness of doing doth expresse No other but the doer's willingnesse. #Quote by Robert Herrick
Readiness quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#106. How free from all vanity he carried himself in matter of honour and dignity, (as they are esteemed his laboriousness and assiduity, his readiness to hear any man, that had aught to say tending to any common good: how generally and impartially he would give every man his due; his skill and knowledge, #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Readiness quotes by Matthieu Ricard
#107. If you see the humanity in the world, grains of sand that bring everything to a halt - it's corruption, clashes of egos, human factors more than resources. So, how to avoid that? There's a lack of human maturity. So it's not a vain or futile exercise to perfect yourself to some extent before you serve others, otherwise it's like cutting the wheat when it's still green. And nobody is fed by that. So we need a minimum of readiness to efficiently and wisely be at the service of others. So compassion needs also to be sort of enlightened by wisdom. Otherwise, it's blind. #Quote by Matthieu Ricard
Readiness quotes by Michael Crapo
#108. While our nation faces many challenges that must be met regarding homeland security and our military readiness, it is imperative that we live within our means and wisely spend taxpayer dollars. #Quote by Michael Crapo
Readiness quotes by F Scott Fitzgerald
#109. Extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again. #Quote by F Scott Fitzgerald
Readiness quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#110. The best way that a man could test his readiness to encounter the common variety of mankind would be to climb down a chimney into any house at random, and get on as well as possible with the people inside. And that is essentially what each one of us did on the day that he was born. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Readiness quotes by Friedrich Hayek
#111. It is true that the virtues which are less esteemed and practiced now
independence, self-reliance, and the willingness to bear risks, the readiness to back one's own conviction against a majority, and the willingness to voluntary cooperation with one's neighbors
are essentially those on which the of an individualist society rests. Collectivism has nothing to put in their place, and in so far as it already has destroyed then it has left a void filled by nothing but the demand for obedience and the compulsion of the individual to what is collectively decided to be good. #Quote by Friedrich Hayek
Readiness quotes by John Ruskin
#112. Cookery means the knowledge of Medea and of Circe and of Helen and of the Queen of Sheba. It means the knowledge of all herbs and fruits and balms and spices, and all that is healing and sweet in the fields and groves and savory in meats. It means carefulness and inventiveness and willingness and readiness of appliances. It means the economy of your grandmothers and the science of the modern chemist; it means much testing and no wasting; it means English thoroughness and French art and Arabian hospitality; and, in fine, it means that you are to be perfectly and always ladies - loaf givers. #Quote by John Ruskin
Readiness quotes by Sigmund Freud
#113. Here libido and ego-interest share the same fate and have once more become indistinguishable from each other. The familiar egoism of the sick person covers them both. We find it so natural because we are certain that in the same situation we should behave in just the same way. The way in which the readiness to love, however great, is banished by bodily ailments, and suddenly replaced by complete indifference, is a theme which has been sufficiently exploited by comic writers. #Quote by Sigmund Freud
Readiness quotes by Judy LaMarsh
#114. One of the things that has always been my undoing in politics is my readiness to do whatever job has to be done. #Quote by Judy LaMarsh
Readiness quotes by Umberto Eco
#115. Man's principle trait is a readiness to believe anything. Otherwise, how could the Church have survived for almost two thousand years in the absense of universal gullibility? #Quote by Umberto Eco
Readiness quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#116. At day's first light have in readiness, against disinclination to leave your bed, the thought that "I am rising for the work of man." #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Readiness quotes by William Shakespeare
#117. All things are ready, if our mind be so. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Readiness quotes by Stephen Richards
#118. If you could get anything at all off Santa, what would it be?'
I asked for a fire engine and sweets. Bunty exclaimed in delight, 'Santa will get you that, but you and Scott will need to leave out a bowl of milk and some carrots for Rudolph.'
'Who's Rudolph?' I asked.
Bunty told me in confidence that Rudolph was Santa's reindeer and that he helped pull all the children's toys in the world over the snow. I couldn't wait.
In readiness for Rudolph, Scott, Martha, Bunty and I picked out four of the biggest carrots from a bag in the kitchen, which we then washed. We found a big bowl that we used to lick the cream out of, which we filled with milk. We put the bowl along with the carrots under the Christmas tree, with all the other children's offerings. Then Bunty and Martha came in and washed us, put us to bed and read us a story, before kissing us good night. On their way out they said, 'When you wake up, Santa will have been'. #Quote by Stephen Richards
Readiness quotes by Mengistu Haile Mariam
#119. One of the fundamental preconditions of successful socialist construction is to ensure the people's readiness to defend themselves from the ravages of probable regional or global wars on the basis of the balance of forces generating from the basic contradictions of our epoch. #Quote by Mengistu Haile Mariam
Readiness quotes by Malala Yousafzai
#120. Eid happens twice a year - Eid ul-Fitr or "Small Eid" marks the end of the Ramadan fasting month, and Eid ul-Azha or "Big Eid" commemorates the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail to God. #Quote by Malala Yousafzai
Readiness quotes by Alexander Pope
#121. Wit in conversation is only a readiness of thought and a facility of expression, or a quick conception and an easy delivery. #Quote by Alexander Pope
Readiness quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#122. Humanity as a whole has already gone through unimaginable suffering, mostly self-inflicted, the culmination of which was the 20th century with its unspeakable horrors. This collective suffering has brought upon a readiness in many human beings for the evolutionary leap that is spiritual awakening. #Quote by Eckhart Tolle
Readiness quotes by William Shakespeare
#123. We defy augury. There is special providence in
the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to
come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come - the
readiness is all. Since no man, of aught he leaves, knows what is't
to leave betimes, let be. (Hamlet 5.2.217-224) #Quote by William Shakespeare
Readiness quotes by Rebecca West
#124. It had been his opinion that it might serve his country if the Chinese and his men saw that he was not afraid to die. For the comprehension of our age and the part treason has played in it, it is necessary to realize there are many English people who would have felt acutely embarrassed if they had to read aloud the story of this young man's death, or to listen to it, or comment on it in public. They would have admitted that he had shown extreme capacity for courage and self-sacrifice, and that these are admirable qualities, likely to help humanity in the struggle for survival; but at the same time he would not please them. They would have felt more at ease with many of the traitors in this book. They would have conceded that on general principles it is better not to lie, not to cheat, not to betray; but they also would feel that Water's heroism has something dowdy about it while treason has a certain style a sort of elegance, or as the vulgar would say, 'sophistication'. William Joyce would not have fallen within the scope of their preference, but the cause for that would be unconnected with his defense of the Nazi cause. The people who harbor such emotions find no difficulty in accepting French writers who collaborated with the Germans during the war. It would be Joyce's readiness to seal his fate with his life which they would have found crude and unappetizing. But Alan Nunn May, and Fuchs, Burgess, and Maclean would seem in better taste. And concerning taste there is no ar #Quote by Rebecca West
Readiness quotes by Remy De Gourmont
#125. Deprived of the infinite, man has become what he always was: a supernumerary.
He hardly counts; he forms part of the troupe called Humanity; if he misses a cue, he is hissed; and if he drops through the trapdoor another puppet is in readiness to take his place. #Quote by Remy De Gourmont
Readiness quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#126. The playfulness and joy of a dog, its unconditional love and readiness to celebrate life at any moment often contrast sharply with the inner state of the dog's owner - depressed, anxious, burdened by problems, lost in thought, not present in the only place and only time there is: Here and Now. One wonders: living with this person, how does the dog manage to remain so sane, so joyous? #Quote by Eckhart Tolle
Readiness quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#127. A readiness to believe ill of others, before we have duly examined it, is the effect of laziness and pride. We are eager to find aculprit, and loath to give ourselves the trouble of examining the crime. #Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Readiness quotes by Dean Koontz
#128. Their perpetual readiness for play is endearing, and their willingness to forgive deception time after time is one of the key differences between the heart of a dog and the human heart. Trixie #Quote by Dean Koontz
Readiness quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#129. Hope sees a crown in reserve, mansions in readiness, and Jesus Himself preparing a place for us, and by the rapturous sight she sustains the soul under the sorrows of the hour. #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Readiness quotes by Isabel Briggs Myers
#130. the thinker's natural process is inappropriate when used in personal relations with feeling types, because it includes a readiness to criticize. Criticism is of great value when thinkers apply it to their own conduct or conclusions, but it has a destructive effect upon feeling types, who need a harmonious climate. #Quote by Isabel Briggs Myers
Readiness quotes by Alexis Hall
#131. He's not tense, but he's not relaxed either--its something else, something more like readiness, and openness, as if his body is a door to some deep, lonely part of me, which I guess is whatever it is in me that wants to cause pain to the man I love.
Except with Laurie, I don't even have to give myself the side-eye. He understands and makes it okay.
He make what I have to give beautiful. #Quote by Alexis Hall
Readiness quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#132. The stability of the State depends upon the readiness of every citizen to subordinate his rights to those of the rest. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Readiness quotes by Daniel Quinn
#133. Is it so easy to change a cultural vision? Ease and difficulty are not the relevant measures. Here are the relevant measures: Readiness and unreadiness. If people aren't ready for it, then no power on earth can make a new idea catch on. But if people are ready for it (and I think they are), then a new idea will sweep the world like wildfire. #Quote by Daniel Quinn
Readiness quotes by Sun Tzu
#134. So the principles of warfare are: Do not depend on the enemy not coming, but depend on our readiness against him. Do not depend on the enemy not attacking, but depend on our position that cannot be attacked. #Quote by Sun Tzu
Readiness quotes by Mark Levy
#135. I ask why they picked that particular failing strategy. A common answer: They say that they heard that it was a perfect strategy, an A-strategy, for getting word out about a company. Everyone is using it. What they haven't taken into account, though, is their own disposition, talents, and resources. Their own readiness. Businesses are like individuals. What's perfect for one is awful for another. There is no such thing as an objective "A-strategy." An A-strategy is only an A-strategy if you'll execute on it. If you don't have the desire, talent, or resources to fully execute, then your B- or C-strategy should be elevated to A-strategy status. Execute on the strategy you'll perform with gusto. Gusto matters. Excitement matters. Follow-through matters. Completion matters. #Quote by Mark Levy
Readiness quotes by Philip Gourevitch
#136. Power largely consists in the ability to make others inhabit your story of their reality, even if you have to kill a lot of them to make that happen. In this raw sense, power has always been very much the same everywhere; what varies is primarily the quality of the reality it seeks to create: is it based more on truth than in falsehood, which is to say, is it more or less abusive to its subjects? The answer is often a function of how broadly or narrowly the power is based: is it centered in one person, or is it spread out among many different centers that excercise checks on one another? And are its subjects merely subjects or are they also citizens? In principle, narrowly based power is easier to abuse, while more broadly based power requires a truer story at its core and is more likely to protect more of its subjects from abuse. This rule was famously articulated by the British historian Lord Acton in his formula Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. #Quote by Philip Gourevitch
Readiness quotes by Susan Davis
#137. I'm relieved that the state of the Marines' readiness will remain high. #Quote by Susan Davis
Readiness quotes by Aldo Leopold
#138. The worthiness of any cause is not measured by its clean record, but by its readiness to see the blots when they are pointed out, and to change its mind. #Quote by Aldo Leopold
Readiness quotes by John Owen
#139. Faith is the leading grace in all our spiritual warfare and conflict; but all along, while we live, it hath faithful company that adheres to it and helps it. Love works, and hope works, and all other graces - self-denial, readiness to the cross - they all work and help faith. Yet when we come to die, faith is left alone. Now, try what faith will do. Not to be surprised with any thing is the substance of human wisdom; not to be surprised with death is a great part of the substance of our spiritual wisdom. #Quote by John Owen
Readiness quotes by James Richardson
#140. Happiness is the readiness to be happy. #Quote by James Richardson
Readiness quotes by Hugh Laurie
#141. It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any. #Quote by Hugh Laurie
Readiness quotes by Carol Ann Tomlinson
#142. Differentiated Instruction is a teaching philosophy based on the premise that teachers should adapt instruction to student differences. Rather than marching students through the curriculum lockstep, teachers should modify their instruction to meet students' varying readiness levels, learning preferences, and interests. Therefore, the teacher proactively plans a variety of ways to 'get it' and express learning. #Quote by Carol Ann Tomlinson
Readiness quotes by Antoine Rivarol
#143. There is nothing so unready as readiness of wit. #Quote by Antoine Rivarol
Readiness quotes by Pope Francis
#144. "Do you love me?"; "Are you my friend?". The One who scrutinizes hearts (cf. Rom 8:27), makes himself a beggar of love and questions us on the one truly essential issue, a premiss and condition for feeding his sheep, his lambs, his Church. May every ministry be based on this intimacy with the Lord; living from him is the measure of our ecclesial service which is expressed in the readiness to obey, to humble ourselves, as we heard in the Letter to the Philippians, and for the total gift of self. #Quote by Pope Francis
Readiness quotes by Krista Tippett
#145. Spiritual humility is not about getting small, not about debasing oneself, but about approaching everything and everyone else with a readiness to see goodness and to be surprised. This is the humility of a child, which Jesus lauded. It is the humility of the scientist and the mystic. It has a lightness of step, not a heaviness of heart. That lightness is the surest litmus test I know for recognizing wisdom when you see it in the world or feel its stirrings in yourself. #Quote by Krista Tippett
Readiness quotes by Winston Churchill
#146. Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valor, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. #Quote by Winston Churchill
Readiness quotes by Pearl Zhu
#147. The overall organizational health needs to be measured via employee engagement, culture readiness, business agility, and customer-centricity, etc. #Quote by Pearl Zhu
Readiness quotes by Christine Feehan
#148. I have lived centuries and endured vampire hunts, wars, and betrayals. Until you came into my life, I have never lost control. I never had anything I wanted so much. I never had anything to lose."
She pulled his head down to her and pressed little healing kisses to his throat, to his strong jaw, to the hard corners of his mouth. "You are a good man, Mikhail." She grinned impishly, her blue eyes teasing. "You just have too much power for your own good. But don't worry, I know this American girl. She's very disrespectful, and she'll take all that arrogant starch out of you."
His answering laughter was slow in coming, but with it the terrible tension drained out of him. He wrapped his arms around her and lifted her off her feet, swinging her around, crushing her to him. As always, her heart jumped wildly. His mouth fastened on hers as he whirled them across the room to land on the bed.
Raven's laughter was soft and taunting. "We can't possibly again."
His body was settling over hers, his knee nudging her thighs apart so he could press against her soft, welcoming body. "I think you should just stay naked and waiting for me," he growled, stroking her to ensure her readiness.
She lifted her hips invitingly. "I'm not sure we'll know how to do this in a bed." The last word was a gasp of pleasure as he joined their bodies.
His mouth found hers again, laughter mingling with the sweet taste of passion. His hands shaped her breasts possessively and then tunn #Quote by Christine Feehan
Readiness quotes by Robinson Jeffers
#149. The broken pillar of the wing jags from the clotted shoulder,
The wing trails like a banner in defeat,

No more to use the sky forever but live with famine
And pain a few days: cat nor coyote
Will shorten the week of waiting for death, there is game without talons.

He stands under the oak-bush and waits
The lame feet of salvation; at night he remembers freedom
And flies in a dream, the dawns ruin it.

He is strong and pain is worse to the strong, incapacity is worse.
The curs of the day come and torment him
At distance, no one but death the redeemer will humble that head,

The intrepid readiness, the terrible eyes.
The wild God of the world is sometimes merciful to those
That ask mercy, not often to the arrogant.

You do not know him, you communal people, or you have forgotten him;
Intemperate and savage, the hawk remembers him;
Beautiful and wild, the hawks, and men that are dying, remember him.


I'd sooner, except the penalties, kill a man than a hawk;
but the great redtail
Had nothing left but unable misery
From the bone too shattered for mending, the wing that trailed under his talons when he moved.

We had fed him six weeks, I gave him freedom,
He wandered over the foreland hill and returned in the evening, asking for death,
Not like a beggar, still eyed with the old
Implacable arrogance.
#Quote by Robinson Jeffers
Readiness quotes by Confucius
#150. What is the good of being ready with the tongue? They who encounter men with smartnesses of speech for the most part procure themselves hatred. I know not whether he be truly virtuous, but why should he show readiness of the tongue? #Quote by Confucius
Readiness quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#151. Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Readiness quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#152. Old as I am in age, I have no feeling that I have ceased to grow inwardly or that my growth will stop at the dissolution of the flesh. What I am concerned with is my readiness to obey the call of Truth, my God, from moment to moment, no matter how inconsistent it may appear. My commitment is to Truth, not to consistency. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Readiness quotes by Karl Popper
#153. Rationalism is an attitude of readiness to listen to contrary arguments and to learn from experience ... of admitting that "I may be wrong and you may be right and, by an effort, we may get nearer the truth." #Quote by Karl Popper
Readiness quotes by Jennifer Touma
#154. Flexibility is a learned mental skill. In today's dynamic world, your effectiveness as a professional depends
on your readiness to adjust quickly to the moments of need or opportunity, adversity, and change. #Quote by Jennifer Touma
Readiness quotes by Connie Kerbs
#155. Common sense best dictates when balancing our needless and negative fear-driven worries with appropriate preparation and responsible readiness. #Quote by Connie Kerbs
Readiness quotes by Amy Tan
#156. what matters the most is a mix of strategy, cunning, honesty, patience, and the readiness to grab every opportunity. Above all, a girl must always be willing to do what is necessary. ACCIDENTS #Quote by Amy Tan
Readiness quotes by Robert Musil
#157. Youth's scorn and its revolt against the established order, youth's readiness for everything that is heroic, whether it is self-sacrifice or crime, its fiery seriousness and its unsteadiness - all this is nothing but its fluttering attempts to fly. #Quote by Robert Musil
Readiness quotes by Joseph Campbell
#158. The achievement of the hero is one that he is ready for and it's really a manifestation of his character. It's amusing the way in which the landscape and conditions of the environment match the readiness of the hero. The adventure that he is ready for is the one that he gets. #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Readiness quotes by Saint John Chrysostom
#159. A man's readiness and commitment are not enough if he does not enjoy help from above as well; equally help from above is no benefit to us unless there is also commitment and readiness on our part. #Quote by Saint John Chrysostom
Readiness quotes by David Lloyd George
#160. By thetest of our faith thehighest standard ofcivilization is the readiness to sacrifice for others. #Quote by David Lloyd George
Readiness quotes by Billy Graham
#161. The Bible has much to say about the brevity of life and the necessity of preparing for eternity. I am convinced that only when a man is prepared to die is he also prepared to live. #Quote by Billy Graham
Readiness quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#162. Abstract truth has no value unless it incarnates in human beings who represent it, by proving their readiness to die for it. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Readiness quotes by Edith Wharton
#163. He did not in the least wish the future Mrs. Newland Archer to be a simpleton. He meant her (thanks to his enlightening companionship) to develop a social tact and readiness of wit enabling her to hold her own with the most popular married women of the 'younger set,' in which it was the recognized custom to attract masculine homage while playfully discouraging it. If he had probed to the bottom of his vanity (as he sometimes nearly did) he would have found there the wish that his wife should be as worldly-wise and eager to please as the married lady whose charms had held his fancy through two mildly agitated years; without, of course, any hint of the frailty which had so nearly marred that unhappy being's life, and had disarranged his own plans for a whole winter.

How this miracle of fire and ice was to be created, and to sustain itself in a harsh world, he had never taken the time to think out; but he was content to hold his view without analyzing it, since he knew it was that of all the carefully-brushed, white-waistcoated, buttonhole-flowered gentlemen who succeeded each other in the club box, exchanged friendly greetings with him, and turned their opera-glasses critically on the circle of ladies who were the product of the system. In matters intellectual and artistic Newland Archer felt himself distinctly the superior of these chosen specimens of old New York gentility; he had probably read more, thought more, and even seen a good deal more of the world, than a #Quote by Edith Wharton
Readiness quotes by Andrei Tarkovsky
#164. The only condition of fighting for the right to create is faith in your own vocation, readiness to serve, and refusal to compromise. #Quote by Andrei Tarkovsky
Readiness quotes by Shunryu Suzuki
#165. The important thing in our understanding is to have a smooth, free-thinking way of observation. We have to think and to observe things without stagnation. We should accept things as they are without difficulty. Ou mind should be soft and open enough to understand things as they are. When our thinking is soft, it is called imperturbable thinking. This kind of thinking is always stable. It is called mindfulness. #Quote by Shunryu Suzuki
Readiness quotes by Abba Eban
#166. Our intention to regard the closing of the Straits as a casus belli was communicated ... to the foreign ministers of those states which had supported international navigation in the Straits in 1957 and thereafter. There can be no doubt that these warnings reached Cairo. One thing was now clear. If Nasser imposed a blockade, the explosion would ensue not from 'miscalculation', but from an open-eyed and conscious readiness for war. #Quote by Abba Eban
Readiness quotes by Napoleon Hill
#167. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action. #Quote by Napoleon Hill
Readiness quotes by James Luceno
#168. The Carrion Spike may already be in motion," Tarkin said, squaring his shoulders. As if in echo of Tarkin's posture of readiness, Vader planted his fists on his hips. "Then we have no time to spare. #Quote by James Luceno
Readiness quotes by Barbara Ehrenreich
#169. Marx was wrong: It is not only the 'means of production' that shape societies, but the means of destruction. In our own time, the costs of war, or just war readiness, are daunting ... The resulting cost squeeze has led to a new type of society, perhaps best terms a 'depleted' state, in which the military has drained reources from all other social functions. #Quote by Barbara Ehrenreich
Readiness quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#170. Your readiness to suffer will light the torch of freedom which will never be put out. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Readiness quotes by Karl Popper
#171. But it seems to me that what is essential to "creative" or "inventive" thinking is a combination of intense interest in some problem )and thus a readiness to try again and again) with highly critical thinking; with a readiness to attack even those presuppositions which for less critical thought determine the limits of the range from which trials (conjectures) are selected; with an imaginative freedom that allows us to see so far u nsuspected sources of error: possible prejudices in need of critical examination. #Quote by Karl Popper
Readiness quotes by Catherine Drinker Bowen
#172. People who carry a musical soul about them are, I think, more receptive than others. They smile more readily. One feels in them a pleasant propensity toward the lesser sins, a pleasing readiness also to admit the possibility that on occasion they may be in the wrong
they may be mistaken. #Quote by Catherine Drinker Bowen
Readiness quotes by Nelson Mandela
#173. In judging our progress as individuals we tend to concentrate on external factors such as one's social position, influence and popularity, wealth and standard of education ... But internal factors may be even more crucial in assessing one's development as a human being. Honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, pure generosity, absence of vanity, readiness to serve others - qualities which are within easy reach of every soul - are the foundation of one's spiritual life #Quote by Nelson Mandela
Readiness quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#174. The service a man renders his friend is trivial and selfish, compared with the service he knows his friend stood in readiness to yield him, alike before he had begun to serve his friend, and now also. Compared with that good-will I bear my friend, the benefit it is in my power to render him seems small. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Readiness quotes by William Montgomery Watt
#175. His readiness to undergo persecutions for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement - all argue his fundamental integrity. To suppose Muhammad an impostor raises more problems than it solves. Moreover, none of the great figures of history is so poorly appreciated in the West as Muhammad #Quote by William Montgomery Watt
Readiness quotes by Eric Greitens
#176. Readiness is a form of humility, spurred by a recognition of how little we can know or control. Hardship is unavoidable. Resilient people recognize this reality. Then they prepare themselves for it, seeking to meet it as best they can, on their own terms. #Quote by Eric Greitens
Readiness quotes by Samuel Richardson
#177. The readiness with which women are apt to forgive the men who have deceived other women; and that inconsiderate notion of too many of them that a reformed rake makes the best husband, are great encouragements to vile men to continue their profligacy. #Quote by Samuel Richardson
Readiness quotes by Petrarch
#178. Books come at my call and return when I desire them; they are never out of humor and they answer all my questions with readiness. Some present in review before me the events of past ages; others reveal to me the secrets of Nature. These teach me how to live, and those how to die; these dispel my melancholy by their mirth, and amuse me by their sallies of wit. Some there are who prepare my soul to suffer everything, to desire nothing, and to become thoroughly acquainted with itself. In a word, they open the door to all the arts and sciences. #Quote by Petrarch
Readiness quotes by Sara Raasch
#179. Readiness is a type of choice, being prepared and accepting of things to come... #Quote by Sara Raasch
Readiness quotes by Ram Dass
#180. In mystical traditions, it is one's own readiness that makes experiences exoteric or esoteric. The secret isn't that you're not being told. The secret is that you're not able to hear. #Quote by Ram Dass
Readiness quotes by Felix Bamirin
#181. One sure path to failure is the readiness to blame everyone else for your misfortune. #Quote by Felix Bamirin
Readiness quotes by Frances Hodgson Burnett
#182. If Mary Lennox had been a child who was ready to be amused she would perhaps have laughed at Martha's readiness to talk, but Mary only listened to her coldly and wondered at her freedom of manner. #Quote by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Readiness quotes by C.S. Lewis
#183. The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather it proves the offender's inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for every one else the proper pleasure of ritual. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Readiness quotes by Rajneesh
#184. Sannyas is the art of flying ... the art that stops the process of gravitation and starts the process of grace. All that is needed is a state of let-go. All that is needed is a readiness to be possessed by the upward dimension, a readiness to open to the sky. #Quote by Rajneesh
Readiness quotes by Al Gore
#185. We must quickly mobilize our civilization with the urgency and resolve that has previously been seen only when nations mobilized for war. These prior struggles for survival were won when leaders found words at the 11th hour that released a mighty surge of courage, hope and readiness to sacrifice for a protracted and mortal challenge. #Quote by Al Gore
Readiness quotes by Jeff  Brown
#186. Sometimes love finds you when it's ready. And when you're ready too. How that happens is anybody's guess. Love is the great mystery stew, its secrets well kept, its ingredients known to providence alone. While both people are being prepared, marinated, skewered,cooked to readiness in the fires of life, the cosmic alchemist is turning the pot, reverently preparing the base for the lovers who will meld into it. Only God knows when the stew is ready to be served. Divine timing, Divine dining… #Quote by Jeff Brown
Readiness quotes by Chester W. Nimitz
#187. That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves. #Quote by Chester W. Nimitz
Readiness quotes by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
#188. The true courage of civilized nations is readiness for sacrifice in the service of the state, so that the individual counts as only one amongst many. The important thing here is not personal mettle but aligning oneself with the universal. #Quote by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Readiness quotes by Marianne Williamson
#189. Many people who say they're looking for love are merely looking for superficial comfort. They're not looking yet for the true romantic adventure. For that entails a readiness to die to who we were, in order to be born again prepared for love, truly worthy of the romantic heights. #Quote by Marianne Williamson
Readiness quotes by Anthony De Mello
#190. If what you seek is Truth, there is one thing you must have above all else." "I know. An overwhelming passion for it." "No. An unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong. #Quote by Anthony De Mello
Readiness quotes by Charlie Quimby
#191. She read him a magazine article about how elephants could convey their movements to each other over long distances, warn of trouble and signal their readiness to mate. That's what prayer can do, too, she said, if people just knew how to pay attention. He didn't know about elephants or prayer or how unspoken things were transmitted but something in what she said must be true. Otherwise, how could he know what love felt like? #Quote by Charlie Quimby
Readiness quotes by Edmund Burke
#192. I find along with many virtues in my countrymen there is a jealousy, a soreness, and readiness to take offence, as if they were the most helpless and impotent of mankind, and yet a violence ... and a boistrousness in their resentment, as if they had been puffed up with the highest prosperity and power. they will not only be served, but it must also be in their own way and on their own principles and even in words and language that they liked ... which renders it very difficult for a plain unguarded man as I am to have anything to do with them or their affairs. #Quote by Edmund Burke
Readiness quotes by Kiana Davenport
#193. I keep forgetting were Pono's girls. Maybe we're not suppose to be happy.'
'Then we'll pretend to be,' Rachel said. ' We'll make it a habit, no matter what.'
That's all we can do, Jess thought. Live in readiness for whatever comes. #Quote by Kiana Davenport
Readiness quotes by Anonymous
#194. 13Therefore p take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in q the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14Stand therefore, r having fastened on the belt of truth, and s having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and, t as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16In all circumstances take up u the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all v the flaming darts of w the evil one; 17and take s the helmet of salvation, and x the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18praying y at all #Quote by Anonymous
Readiness quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#195. By ... our readiness to allow arms to be purchased at will and fired at whim; by allowing our movie and television screens to teach our children that the hero is one who masters the art of shooting and the technique of killing ... we have created an atmosphere in which violence and hatred have become popular pastimes. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Readiness quotes by Esther Hicks
#196. Overwhelment is about you not being up to speed with what you told the Universe that you want. The Universe is yielding to you. You're just not ready to receive it right now. #Quote by Esther Hicks
Readiness quotes by Adam Christopher
#197. Seven Wonders, unite!"
"Chicago Nightguard, TEN-HUT!"
"Power ready and waiting!"
"Let the Circle of Magi be one!"
"Logarth of the Dereni affirms his readiness."
"United International standing by."
"Lady Liberty and the Presidents standing by."
"Connectormatic standing by. #Quote by Adam Christopher
Readiness quotes by Hermann Hesse
#198. Slowly blossomed, slowly ripened in Siddhartha the realisation, the knowledge, what wisdom actually was, what the goal of his long search was. It was nothing but a readiness of the soul, an ability, a secret art, to think every moment, while living his life, the thought of oneness, to be able to feel and inhale the oneness. #Quote by Hermann Hesse
Readiness quotes by Norman Vincent Peale
#199. Almighty God freely bestows the good things in this world in proportion to a person's mental readiness to receive. #Quote by Norman Vincent Peale
Readiness quotes by J.C. Ryle
#200. Love should be the silver thread that runs through all your conduct. Kindness, gentleness, long suffering, forbearance, patience, sympathy, a willingness to enter into childish troubles, a readiness to take part in childish joys, - these are the cords by which a child may be led most easily, - these are the clues you must follow if you would find the way to his heart. #Quote by J.C. Ryle

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