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American basketball player and head coach 1910-2010+2
Don't mistake activity for achievement.
... focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
German politician and Nazi party leader 1889-1945+1
All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.
Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC+1
If happiness is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
English writer 1874-1936+1
What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.
... while men represent powerful activity as assertion and aggression, women in contrast portray acts of nurturance as acts of strength.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-17730
A constant smirk upon the face, and a whiffing activity of the body, are strong indications of futility.
Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-19500
Activity is the only road to knowledge.
All exchange stimulates productive activity, whether exchange by gift, gambling, barter, or money transaction.Source: The Poker Face of Wall Street (2006) Ch. 5
American president 1872-19330
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-19700
All human activity is prompted by desire.
English writer 1894-19630
Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
Italian onderwijskundige 1870-19520
An educational method that shall have liberty as its basis must intervene to help the child to a conquest of liberty. That is to say, his training must be such as shall help him to diminish as much as possible the social bonds which limit his activity.
Any complex activity, if it is to be carried on with any degree of virtuosity, calls for appropriate gifts of intellect and temperament. If they are outstanding and reveal themselves in exceptional achievements, their possessor is called a 'genius'.Source: On War (1832)