Quotes: instrument

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  • John Adams
    John Adams
    President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
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    Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
  • Bernard Berenson
    Bernard Berenson
    American art historian 1865-1959
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    Art is mind and heart and touch as much and more than it is mere instrument, technique - without which however it cannot exist at all.
  • Buddy Rich
    Buddy Rich
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    But I think that any young drummer starting out today should get himself a great teacher and learn all there is to know about the instrument that he wants to play.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procreates turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.
  • Education is not merely a means for earning a living or an instrument for the acquisition of wealth. It is an initiation into life of spirit, a training of the human soul in the pursuit of truth and the practice of virtue.
  • Robert Collier
    Robert Collier
    American author 1885-1950
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    Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
  • Paul Klee
    Paul Klee
    Swiss artist 1879-1940
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    Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void. Ripe, graphic fruits fall off. My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.
  • Bruce Jackson
    Bruce Jackson
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    For governments at war, the media is an instrument of war or an element in war that is to be controlled.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
  • Primo Levi
    Primo Levi
    Italian chemist, writer 1919-1987
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    Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.
  • Margaret Halsey
    Margaret Halsey
    American writer
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    I doused the fatal instrument with lightning promptitude, but it was a good seven minutes before the last indignant handkerchief had folded its wings and gone back to its reticule and the last manufactured cough died protestingly away.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    I find it easy to forgive the man who invented a devilish instrument like dynamite, but how can one ever forgive the diabolical mind that invented the Nobel Prize in Literature?
  • Buddy Rich
    Buddy Rich
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    I play a percussion instrument, not a musical saw; it needs no amplification. Where it's needed, they put a microphone in front of the bass drum. But, I don't think it's necessary to play that way every night.
  • Peace Pilgrim
    Peace Pilgrim
    American non-denominational spiritual teacher, mystic and pacifist 1908-1981
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    I pray without ceasing now. My personal prayer is: Make me an instrument which only truth can speak.
  • Italy advocates the adoption of a legal instrument on cultural diversity, guaranteeing every country the protection of its own historical identity and the uniqueness of its physical and intangible cultural heritage.
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