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Essence Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Essence

Please enjoy these Essence Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi PHOTO

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

Great relationships begin with two people who are each
self confident and who come to each other with the openness
to see and accept the other as a unique and wonderful person.
If there is true love and an alignment of fundamental values,
choose to join your life with your new partner
and vow never to criticize their nature -
the essence that makes them uniquely themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

God is all there is - God includes everything,
all possibility and all action,
for Spirit is the invisible essence and substance of all form.
- Ernest Holmes

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The very essence of the creative is its novelty,
and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
- Carl Rogers

Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes,
thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.
- Sai Baba

The essence of good government is trust.
- Kathleen Sebelius

Nature is so powerful, so strong.
Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes
a dance with light and the weather.
It takes you to a place within yourself.
- Annie Leibovitz

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

We are different, in essence, from other men.
If you want to win something, run 100 meters.
If you want to experience something,
run a marathon.
- Emil Zatopek

Direct observation of the luminous essence of nature is for me indispensable.
- Robert Delaunay

For me it was really important to get the essence out
of the music for the story and not,
sort of, press the music into the service of the whimsical telling of it.
- Graeme Murphy

Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence,
in the confines of one single photograph,
of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

If we need to be reminded to love one another,
then we have already lost sight of the very essence of our existence.
- Darren L. Johnson

Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence,
to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.
- William Hazlitt

It is better to create than to learn!
Creating is the essence of life.
- Julius Caesar

The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.
- William James

When you see how the President makes political or policy decisions,
you see who he is.
The essence of the Presidency is decision-making.
- Bob Woodward

You're always a little disappointing in person because
you can't be the edited essence of yourself.
- Mel Brooks

Women do not have as great a need for poetry because
their own essence is poetry.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Performance art is the ultimate in creativity.
Since it has so many possibilities at creativity,
it's essence tends to become creativity.
- Jack Bowman

The essence of Government is power; and power,
lodged as it must be in human hands,
will ever be liable to abuse.
- James Madison

Style and Structure are the essence of a book;
great ideas are hogwash.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence
exist in each individual of the species,
can never in its perfection inhabit a single object.
- Henry Fuseli

The essence of Africa's crisis is fundamentally its extreme poverty.
- Jeffrey Sachs

The main thing in acting is honesty,
to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character.
You can't put anything into a character that you haven't got within you.
- Genevieve Bujold

The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back.
That's real glory.
That's the essence of it.
- Vince Lombardi

Painting is the representation of visible forms.
The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
- Gustave Courbet

The essence of man is, discontent, divine discontent;
a sort of love without a beloved,
the ache we feel in a member we no longer have.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Fairness through leveling is the essence of Obamaism.
- Charles Krauthammer

Meaning is what essence becomes when it is divorced
from the object of reference and wedded to the word.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence
and an appeal to the essence of being.
- Albert Camus

Close to the Edge, Red, One of a kind,
Discipline, Earthworks, The Sound of Surprise,
all seem to me to be albums that captured the essence of the intention.
- Bill Bruford

These humiliations are the essence of the game.
- Alistair Cooke

Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness
when bequeathed by those who,
even alive, would part with nothing.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
- Theodore Hesburgh

Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.
- Immanuel Kant

The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit;
and different beliefs are distinguished by the different
modes of action to which they give rise.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

When it's working, what acting is really about is getting
into the essence of a moment in a creative,
joyous way - through whatever frees you up.
- Lili Taylor

The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms,
under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
- Guy de Maupassant

There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything,
something that we cannot call learning.
There is, my friend, only a knowledge -
that is everywhere.
- Hermann Hesse

Sure, I could of done it different...
put my clown in a closet and dressed up in straight clothing.
I could of compromised my essence, and swallowed my soul.
- Wavy Gravy

You heard it from the heart, you saw it in their eyes.
Then I got used to the fact that I couldn't feel my fingers and my feet.
That for me was the essence of the battle.
- Jude Law

Soon silence will have passed into legend.
Man has turned his back on silence.
Day after day he invents machines and devices that
increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life,
contemplation, meditation.
- Jean Arp

But the ability to articulate what you are doing,
to be clear about it, and to stick to it is,
I think, the essence of political leadership.
- Chris Patten

We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action.
- Martin Heidegger

I would be willing to do almost anything to make Art happy.
I care about our friendship.
The only thing I won't do is change the essence of my work.
- Paul Simon

The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the
mold of the body and mind.
- Virginia Woolf

The cartoons which I enjoy have caused some kind of out rage,
but they have got people talking about these issues
out in the open and in essence that's what its all about.
- Jonathan Shapiro

The essence of life is finding something you really
love and then making the daily experience worthwhile.
- Denis Waitley

The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past,
but a prudent and probing concern for the future.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

The essence of a role-playing game is that it is a group,
cooperative experience.
- Gary Gygax

Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled
essence of our past behavior.
- Logan P. Smith

Our invisibility is the essence of our oppression.
And until we eliminate that invisibility,
people are going to be able to perpetuate the lies
and myths about gay people.
- Jean O'Leary

Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating
to the very essence of being?
- Igor Stravinsky

The right of election is the very essence of the constitution.
- Junius

The essence of faith is being satisfied with all that God is for us in Jesus.
- John Piper

The essence of the Way is detachment.
- Bodhidharma

Existence precedes and rules essence.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

If a man went simply by what he saw,
he might be tempted to affirm that the essence of democracy is melodrama.
- Irving Babbitt

The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play,
is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration,
of the hero.
- Maxwell Anderson

The essence of the stage is concentration and penetration.
Of the screen action, movement, sweep.
- Elia Kazan


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