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Practical Quotes
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"First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end."
-Aristotle
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"Practical efficiency is common, and lofty idealism not uncommon; it is the combination which is necessary, and the combination is rare ."
-Theodore Roosevelt
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"We require from buildings, as from men, two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it; which last is itself another form of duty."
-John Ruskin
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"There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life."
-Thomas Henry Huxley
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"These are very practical things, very important things."
-Richard Butler
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"She did observe, with some dismay, that far from conquering all, love lazily sidestepped practical problems."
-Jean Stafford
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"It may be that without a vision men shall die. It is no less true that, without hard practical sense, they shall also die. Without Jefferson the new nation might have lost its soul. Without Hamilton it would assuredly have been killed in body."
-James Truslow Adams
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"Their process is a low-temperature one amenable to large batches of materials with lower melting points. From a practical standpoint, it's a good process."
-Jack Mccarthy
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"Concerning the improvement of the internal market, I think all of us agree. The problem is the practical application is not always easy."
-Pedro Solbes
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"The kind of matters we discussed are not earth-shattering matters in the political sense, but they are extremely important for the people concerned and we tried to approach this really from a practical point."
-Albert Rohan
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"Having it all in one building would be more practical because we don't want to fragment the departments and programming. We should identify one building that could appropriately house all uses."
-Robert Cincotta
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"True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure of us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life."
-Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
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"He understands the problems that you have and understands the situation you're in. He knows the practical side because he's been through it."
-Ron Mcbride
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"It's just not practical to think that can happen."
-Bryan Gulley
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"We need to keep innovating and keep taking our business forward. This is one example which I think is a reasonably practical way of doing that."
-Tony Egan
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"As a practical matter, it has proven difficult to either reform or abolish the CIA, ... The logical alternative may be to simply create an entirely new agency."
-Steven Aftergood
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"Attempts to protect the current level of immigration by wrapping it in the language of tradition or humanitarianism generally distort both history and the practical realities of our own era."
-Roy Beck
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"Microsoft is now taking a viable approach, ... It's a more practical way to go about it."
-Al Gillen
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"Start with the practical logistics of having a 5-year-old sing this part. Plus, it's one thing to read about a 5-year-old doing these things. It's another to see them. ... I'm a mom. I had to listen to the mom alarm bell going off inside of me."
-Linda Woolverton
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"If any of these be wanting, a Christian is not perfect, so much as in the perfection of parts. He is but half a Christian who is an orthodox believer, if he be not practical also; and he is but half a Christian who is practical, if he be not an orthodox believer. These ends of Scripture do not consist nor stand sure one without another."
-George Gillespie
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"There is nothing so practical as a good theory."
-Kurt Lewin
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"We decided that it made no more sense for him to hang around in Baghdad without being able to accomplish his task, ... a simple, practical decision."
-Charles Duelfer
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"The students had a 'textbook definition' understanding of democracy, but nothing in regards to practical application. I was asking what democracy meant to them."
-Scott Erwin
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"It offers sensible, practical advice, in an easy-to-read format."
-Bill Ward
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"If people with mental illness can't access the services, it doesn't matter how good those services are. It simply means that we're good in theory only and not in a practical, meaningful way."
-Dave Almeida
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"It is not practical to build super-tall office buildings in the post-9/11 world."
-Larry Silverstein
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"The first and highest law must be the love of man to man. Homo homini Deus est- this is the supreme practical maxim, this the turning point of the world's History."
-Ludwig Feuerbach
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"Don makes this fun and easy to read but has great ideas for practical usage."
-Delma Smith
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