Quotes by substance
Quotes 1 till 15 of 51.
American author of epic fantasy and science fiction 1975-
... imaginary things were often the only items of real substance in people's lives.Source: Warbreaker (2009) Lightsong the Bold
Hungarian biochemist 1893-1983
A vitamin is a substance that makes you ill if you don't eat it.
Marquis de Sade
French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature; the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost - the most legitimate - passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one.
American businessman and politician 1958-
Although Senate Bill 1556 has received attention for its perceived focus, my job is to look at the actual substance of the legislation.
Greek fabulist and story teller 620-564 BCE
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
But if men would give heed to the nature of substance they would doubt less concerning the Proposition that Existence appertains to the nature of substance: rather they would reckon it an axiom above all others, and hold it among common opinions. For then by substance they would understand that which is in itself, and through itself is conceived, or rather that whose knowledge does not depend on the knowledge of any other thing.
English playwright and poet 1564-1616
Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, brags of his substance: they are but beggars who can count their worth.
American writer and columnist
Cottage cheese is one of our culture's most visible symbols of self-denial; marketed honestly, it would appear in dairy cases with warning labels: this substance is self-punitive; ingest with caution.
English author 1847-1916
Creative power, is that receptive attitude of expectancy which makes a mold into which the plastic and as yet undifferentiated substance can flow and take the desired form.
Anne Sullivan Macy
American teacher 1866-1936
Education in the light of present-day knowledge and need calls for some spirited and creative innovations both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy.
English poet 1688-1744
Envy will ment as its shade pursue,
but like a shadow proves the substance true.
Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.
In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
Hang ideas! They are tramps, vagabonds, knocking at the back-door of your mind, each taking a little of your substance, each carrying away some crumb of that belief in a few simple notions you must cling to if you want to live decently and would like to die easy!
I am an invisible man. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids - and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.
American journalist 1970-
I'm not a big believer in the power of more regulation to fix things. I think it can almost be more dangerous because it provides the illusion that things have been fixed without the substance.