Adequate Quotes On Success In Life

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  1. “People of uncommon abilities generally fall into eccentricities when their sphere of life is not adequate to their abilities.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  2. “I don’t want to write any more for the old Manpower instruments and am handicapped by the lack of adequate electrical instruments for which I now conceive my music.” ~ Edgard Varese
  3. “No pen can give an adequate description of the all-pervading corruption produced by slavery.” ~ Harriet Ann Jacobs
  4. “To live effectively is to live with adequate information.” ~ Norbert Wiener

  5. “My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty… it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.” ~ George Washington
  6. “If I listen long enough, the person will generally come up with an adequate solution.” ~ Mary Kay Ash
  7. “Civilization, as it is known today, could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.” ~ Norman Borlaug
  8. “By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.” ~ Zelda Fitzgerald

  9. “The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self-mastery.” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr
  10. “This has always been a man’s world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir
  11. “A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual right and an essential condition for sustainable development, especially in developing countries.” ~ Gro Harlem Brundtland
  12. “Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.” ~ William Howard Taft

  13. “There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things.” ~ Gerald R. Ford
  14. “More than a billion people lack adequate access to clean water.” ~ David Suzuki
  15. “As far as the Russians were concerned, I felt the reverse; they had adequate gold, if they wanted to buy, and they weren’t dependent upon international trade. I felt they were more self-sufficient.” ~ W. Averell Harriman
  16. “Ensuring Americans have access to adequate medical care should be a priority for all of us.” ~ Dave Reichert

  17. “The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is, of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic; and the actual achievement of the American nation points towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal.” ~ Herbert Croly
  18. “A problem never exists in isolation; it is surrounded by other problems in space and time. The more of the context of a problem that a scientist can comprehend, the greater are his chances of finding a truly adequate solution.” ~ Russell L. Ackoff
  19. “The President has once again failed us. Millions of Americans are at risk of going without the flu vaccine this year because the administration failed to act proactively to ensure an adequate supply. There is simply no excuse for this.” ~ Jon Corzine
  20. “Forecasting by bureaucrats tends to be used for anxiety relief rather than for adequate policymaking.” ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  21. “The adequate study of culture, our own and those on the opposite side of the globe, can press on to fulfillment only as we learn today from the humanities as well as from the scientists.” ~ Ruth Benedict
  22. “The supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a simple datum of experience.” ~ Albert Einstein
  23. “The Christian “doctrines” are translations into our concepts and ideas of that which God has already expressed in language more adequate, namely the actual incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection” ~ C. S. Lewis
  24. “Education, whatever else it should or should not be, must be an inoculation against the poisons of life and an adequate equipment in knowledge and skill for meeting the chances of life.” ~ Havelock Ellis

  25. “Our Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare, adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our veterans were promised and so dearly need. We owe our heroes no less.” ~ Dan Lipinski
  26. “The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt. Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes.” ~ E. Stanley Jones
  27. “More than 100 people have been sent to death row who were later exonerated because they weren’t guilty or fairly tried. Most criminal defendants do not get adequate representation because there are not enough public defenders to represent them. There is a lot that is wrong.” ~ John Grisham
  28. “It is clear that the pharmaceutical industry is not, by any stretch of the imagination, doing enough to ensure that the poor have access to adequate medical care.” ~ Paul Farmer

  29. “There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  30. “Adequate defense has been the catchword of every militarist for centuries.” ~ Frank B. Kellogg
  31. “All the world’s major religions, with their emphasis on love, compassion, patience, tolerance and forgiveness, can and do promote inner values. But the reality of the world today is that grounding ethics in religion is no longer adequate. This is why I believe the time has come to find a way of thinking about spirituality and ethics that is beyond religion.” ~ Dalai Lama
  32. “Faith must have adequate evidence, else it is mere superstition.” ~ Archibald Alexander Hodge

  33. “But a science is exact to the extent that its method measures up to and is adequate to its object.” ~ Gabriel Marcel
  34. “Women were seldom given quality assignments or adequate air time.” ~ Jessica Savitch
  35. “The rights of neutrality will only be respected when they are defended by an adequate power. A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral.” ~ Alexander Hamilton
  36. “Art can only be truly art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.” ~ Margaret Fuller

  37. “I haven’t yet figured out how I was made first captain, because I was not an outstanding student. I was an adequate student.” ~ William Westmoreland
  38. “Someday I suspect, when Jesus has definitely got me for a sunbeam, my works may be adequately assessed.” ~ Noel Coward
  39. “In its happiest efforts, translation is but approximation, and its efforts are not often happy. A translation may be good as translation, but it cannot be an adequate reproduction of the original.” ~ George Henry Lewes
  40. “There is no such thing as luck; there is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

  41. “So popular is the naval service the only embarrassment is that men volunteer so rapidly we have to work overtime to give them hardy, adequate housing and proper training.” ~ Josephus Daniels
  42. “What is genius, anyway, if it isn’t the ability to give an adequate response to a great challenge?” ~ Bette Greene
  43. “Although we have do not have adequate access to all parts of Darfur we do fortunately have humanitarian personnel, including staff from my own office, in each of the three provincial capitals of Darfur.” ~ Jan Egeland
  44. “Who is ever adequate? We all create situations each other can’t live up to, then break our hearts at them because they don’t.” ~ Elizabeth Bowen

  45. “War is just a racket… I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.” ~ Smedley Butler
  46. “And I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States.” ~ Charles Dickens
  47. “Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind.” ~ Norman Borlaug
  48. “There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income.” ~ Edmund Wilson

  49. “I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here.” ~ Warren Buffett
  50. “I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.” ~ Wilkie Collins
  51. “Prayer is the only adequate way to multiply our efforts fast enough to reap the harvest God desires.” ~ Wesley L Duewel
  52. “I try to perfect my strong points and make my weaknesses adequate.” ~ Billie Jean King

  53. “My contention is, first, that we should want more from our educational efforts than adequate academic achievement and, second, that we will not achieve even that meager success unless our children believe that they themselves are cared for and learn to care for others.” ~ Nel Noddings
  54. “(Doctors) collectively have done more to block adequate medical care for people of this country than any other single group.” ~ Jimmy Carter
  55. “An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and an adequate return.” ~ Benjamin Graham
  56. “In the world of securities, courage becomes the supreme virtue after adequate knowledge and a tested judgment are at hand.” ~ Benjamin Graham

  57. “To me it’s not so much that the movies are slow-paced as much as they are about spending time building a relationship between the audience and the characters. If you don’t spend an adequate amount of time doing this, then how can you expect to scare anyone?” ~ Ti West
  58. “To know whether you can trust a particular intuitive judgment, there are two questions you should ask: Is the environment in which the judgment is made sufficiently regular to enable predictions from the available evidence? The answer is yes for diagnosticians, no for stock pickers. Do the professionals have an adequate opportunity to learn the cues and the regularities? The answer here depends on the professionals’ experience and on the quality and speed with which they discover their mistakes.” ~ Daniel Kahneman
  59. “It is easy to specify the individual objects of admiration in these grand scenes; but it is not possible to give an adequate idea of the higher feelings of wonder, astonishment, and devotion, which fill and elevate the mind.” ~ Charles Darwin
  60. “There is very little point in trying to urge the world to mend its ways as long as that world is still convinced that its ways are perfectly adequate.” ~ Edsger Dijkstra

  61. “Lokpal Bill alone is not adequate to fight corruption. We need a comprehensive anti-corruption code in this country. The UPA Government has developed a powerful anti-corruption frame work consisting of eight new Central laws…… This is not about one Bill, this is about a frame work and we want to deliver that frame work to the country” ~ Rahul Gandhi
  62. “I say we must have a movement that brings those troops home and launch a crusade to transform our school buildings, we launch a crusade to see to it that every citizen has adequate and affordable housing, we launch a crusade to make universal health care. We need not soldiers anymore in the world. We’ve had enough of them in western history.” ~ James Lawson
  63. “We live in a society that has no adequate images anymore, and if we do not find adequate images and an adequate language for our civilization with which to express them, we will die out like the dinosaurs.” ~ Werner Herzog

  64. “We need to do for clean energy what Kennedy did for space in the original Apollo Project: Set a bold vision that will light the fires of innovation and make a game-changing shift in how we use and produce energy. And nothing less is adequate.” ~ Jay Inslee
  65. “I can tell you many reasons why environmental stories don’t get adequate attention in conventional media. Basically, environmental risks don’t fit the norms of journalism. They’re incremental. We hate incremental.” ~ Andrew Revkin

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