Quotes by instruments
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English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope)
Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors.
Icelandic singer, songwriter and actress
Being a musician is very easy. My house is full of musical instruments. There's a lot of music, always.
But when mischief mortals bend their will,
How soon they find fit instruments of ill!
Source: Rape of the Lock (1712) Canto III, 125
But when the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators, the instruments, not the guides of the people.
Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
Cannons and fire-arms are cruel and damnable machines; I believe them to have been the direct suggestion of the Devil. If Adam had seen in a vision the horrible instruments his children were to invent, he would have died of grief.
Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.
Complex astronomical instruments like the Antikythera Mechanism and the Nebra Sky Disk were made by Pagans. Our Pagan intellectual heritage includes poets and scientists and literary intellectuals of every kind, especially including those who wrote some of the most important and influential books in all of Western history.
Belgian-American cell biologist and doctor
For the resolving powers of our scientific instruments decide, at a given moment, of the size and the vision of our Universe, and of the image we then make of ourselves.
Swedish Social Democratic politician
Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges.
Alan W. Watts
In Engeland geboren American philosopher, writer
How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.
Mark this well, you proud men of action! you are, after all, nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought.
American actress, model, singer, and director
My big break was becoming the spokesperson for Texas Instruments. Casting directors really started giving me a chance to read for projects.
So I think that is one of the reasons we can face some regional problems, which are very difficult, very dramatic and is necessary to have instruments to solve these problems. NATO is such instrument.
American writer, reporter, and political commentator
Social movements are at once the symptoms and the instruments of progress. Ignore them and statesmanship is irrelevant; fail to use them and it is weak.
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