Quotes: immediate

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  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
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    Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Good name in men and women, dear my lord, is the immediate jewel of their soul.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an immediate knowledge of its ugly side.
  • Cavett Robert
    Cavett Robert
    American businessman and founder of the National Speakers Association 1907-1997
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    A superficial knowledge is not enough. It must be a knowledge capable of analyzing a situation quickly and making an immediate decision.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
  • M. Redgrave
    M. Redgrave
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    Acting is the most immediate art of all.
  • Augusto Roa Bastos
    Augusto Roa Bastos
    Paraguayan novelist and writer 1917-2005
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    Anyone who attempts to relate his life loses himself in the immediate. One can only speak of another.
  • Caroline Knapp
    Caroline Knapp
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    Around the time I began starving, in the early eighties, the visual image had begun to supplant text as culture's primary mode of communication, a radical change because images work so differently than words: They're immediate, they hit you at levels way beneath intellect, they come fast and furious.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    As for charity, it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned, and the ultimate consequence to the general good, are apt to be at complete war with one another.
  • Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope
    British writer 1815-1882
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    As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
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    Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    But their intervention makes our acts to serve ever less merely the immediate claims of our instincts.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
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    Far from being a material world, this is a psychic world, which allows us to make only indirect and hypothetical inferences about the real nature of matter. The psychic, alone has immediate reality, and this includes all forms of the psychic, even the 'unreal' ideas and thoughts which refer to nothing 'external'. We may call them 'imagination' or 'delusion,' but that does not detract in any way from their effectiveness...
  • Andrei Sakharov
    Andrei Sakharov
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    For me, the moral difficulties lie in the continual pressure brought to bear on my friends and immediate family, pressure which is not directed against me personally but which at the same time is all around me.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    General principles are not the less true or important because from their nature they elude immediate observation; they are like the air, which is not the less necessary because we neither see nor feel it.
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