Quotes: satisfaction

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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts, avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves, the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity, of fear, and of promiscuous misery.
  • Carroll Quigley
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    ...they give us vicarious satisfactions for many of our frustrations....People need exercise; they do not need to watch other people exercise... Another vicarious satisfaction is sexy magazines; this is vicarious sex. To anyone rushing to buy one, I'd like to say, The real thing is better.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Carroll Quigley
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    ...when a society is reaching its end, in the last couple of centuries you have... a misplacement of satisfactions. You find your emotional satisfaction in making a lot of money... or in proving to the poor, half-naked people in Southeast Asia that you can kill them in large numbers.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
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    A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
  • Paul Valery
    Paul Valery
    French poet 1871-1945
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    A work is never completed except by some accident such as weariness, satisfaction, the need to deliver, or death: for, in relation to who or what is making it, it can only be one stage in a series of inner transformations.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    Jawaharlal Nehru
    Indian nationalist and statesman 1889-1964
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    Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.
  • Bruce Bennett
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    As a head-hunter I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing my candidates do well and therefore my clients happy. I want to work with clients more as a partner than simply a head-hunter.
  • Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others simply overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction.
  • Arthur Keith
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    Civilization never stands still; if in one country it is falling back, in another it is changing, evolving, becoming more complicated, bringing fresh experience to body and mind, breeding new desires, and exploiting Nature's cupboard for their satisfaction.
  • Brian Tracy
    Brian Tracy
    Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development aut 1944-
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    Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
  • Abdallah II
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    Earth's dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless; that satisfaction can come only in violence, division, and intellectual isolation.
  • H. Jackson Brown Jr
    H. Jackson Brown Jr
    American author 1940-
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    Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from doing little things well.
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