65 Mechanism Quotes On Success In Life

These mechanism quotes will inspire you. Mechanism, a system of parts working together in a machine; a piece of machinery.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging mechanism quotes, mechanism sayings, and mechanism proverbs.

Best Mechanism Quotes

  1. “There is an ecstatic mechanism in birds that makes them fly upwards in spite of worms.” ~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  2. “Order is a necessary condition for making a structure function. A physical mechanism, be it a team of laborers, the body of an animal, or a machine, can work only if it is in physical order.” ~ Rudolf Arnheim
  3. “Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.” ~ Honore de Balzac
  4. “Truth is an all-freeing mechanism.” ~ L. Ron Hubbard

  5. “Hope is a psychological mechanism unaffected by external realities.” ~ Gene Wolfe
  6. “A wheel that can be turned though nothing else moves with it, is not a part of the mechanism.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  7. “A mechanism of some kind stands between us and almost every act of our lives.” ~ Sarah-Patton Boyle
  8. “Laughter is Humanity’s mechanism to escape suffering.” ~ Deepak Chopra

  9. “Intelligent Design is a remarkably uncreative theory that abandons the search for understanding at the very point where it is most needed. If Intelligent Design is really a science, then the burden is on its scientists to discover the mechanisms used by the Intelligent Designer. (80)” ~ Michael Shermer
  10. “History has shown that there are very few mechanisms as effective at maintaining the status quo as a set of institutionalized regulations. Once set in regulatory concrete, reconsideration of the basic underlying assumptions is very difficult. While it will be an uphill fight to re-examine the basic underlying assumptions of any law or administrative rule, it is clearly not impossible. It will just take longer than if not so well institutionalized.” ~ Paul Baran
  11. “Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.” ~ Alfred North Whitehead
  12. “It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.” ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

  13. “The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future.” ~ Frank Herbert
  14. “With comedy, a lot of people develop their sense of humor as a defense mechanism.” ~ Judd Apatow , Defense mechanism quotes
  15. “Universal love is the standard-sized socket that everyone can plug into. No adapting mechanism required.” ~ Allison Mackie
  16. “Profits are part of the mechanism by which society decides what it wants to see produced.” ~ Henry Wallich

  17. “As far away as you can get from the process of mechanisms and machinery, the more likely your food’s going to taste good. And that – that is probably the largest thing I can hand to anybody is let your hands touch it. Let them make it.” ~ Mario Batali
  18. “The underlying principles of sound investment should not alter from decade to decade, but the application of these principles must be adapted to significant changes in the financial mechanisms and climate.” ~ Benjamin Graham
  19. “Politics are, as it were, the market place and the price mechanism of all social demands – though there is no guarantee that a just price will be struck; and there is nothing spontaneous about politics- it depends on deliberate and continuous activity.” ~ Bernard Crick
  20. “Anger is a fuel. You need fuel to launch a rocket. But if all you have is fuel without any complex internal mechanism directing it, you don’t have a rocket. You have a bomb” ~ Stanley Bing

  21. “Motivation and inspiration energize people, not by pushing them in the right direction as control mechanisms do but by satisfying basic human needs for achievement, a sense of belonging, recognition, self-esteem, a feeling of control over one’s life, and the ability to live up to one’s ideals. Such feelings touch us deeply and elicit a powerful response.” ~ John P. Kotter
  22. “The important thing is that over time, scientific progress transforms things that used to have to be dealt with in a problem-solving mode down to the pattern-recognition space; and from pattern recognition into the rules-based mode. This is the mechanism by which less-trained people are enabled to do more sophisticated things. This is always the way disruption happens. It enables a larger population of less-experienced people to do more sophisticated things.” ~ Clayton Christensen
  23. “I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, gearings, even though such machinery has its own beauty.” ~ Marie Curie
  24. “Behind every rational and irrational force in human society there is a social mechanism which determines where it is to appear and what forms it is to take.” ~ Karl Mannheim

  25. “Totalitarianism extends to whatever touches it…psychological technique, as it operates in the army or in a great industrial plant, entails a direct action on the family. It involves a psychological adaptation of family life to military or industrial methods, supervision of family life, and training family life for military or industrial service. Technique can leave nothing untouched in a civilization. Everything is its concern. Technique, which is destroying all other civilizations, is more than a simple mechanism: it’s a whole civilization in itself.” ~ Jacques Ellul
  26. “The mere lapse of years is not life. To eat, to drink, and sleep; to be exposed to darkness and the light; to pace around in the mill of habit, and turn thought into an instrument of trade-this is not life. Knowledge, truth, love, beauty, goodness, faith, alone can give vitality to the mechanism of existence.” ~ James Martineau
  27. “One of the big things coming out of healthcare reform is a thing called the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (CLASS) which is a mechanism to reimburse people staying at home for technology and services that allow them to stay at home.” ~ Colin Angle
  28. “The human mind has a primitive ego defense mechanism that negates all realities that produce too much stress for the brain to handle. It’s called Denial.” ~ Dan Brown

  29. “The nerves of the skin send pain signals to the brain to warn us of the danger from and impending injury. In the case of self-inflicted wounding, this pain acts as the body’s own defense mechanism to stop one from proceeding in the effort at physical injury. If a person proceeds despite the pain, that means that he or she is motivated by something stronger than the pain, something that makes him or her capable of ignoring or enduring it.” ~ Steven Levenkron
  30. “Try to find your individuality, your integrity, and make the effort of not compromising. Because the more you compromise, the less you are an individual. You are only a cog in the wheel, just a part in the vast mechanism, just a small part of the mob – not an individual in your own beauty, in your own right. I am absolutely against compromise. Death is far more beautiful than a life of compromise.” ~ Rajneesh
  31. “For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the system of ‘brainwashing under freedom’ to which we are subjected and which all too often we serve as willing or unwitting instruments.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  32. “We all die and disappear, but that’s because the mechanism of the world itself is built on destruction and loss.” ~ Haruki Murakami

  33. “To produce a really good biological theory one must try to see through the clutter produced by evolution to the basic mechanisms lying beneath them, realizing that they are likely to be overlaid by other, secondary mechanisms. What seems to physicists to be a hopelessly complicated process may have been what nature found simplest, because nature could only build on what was already there.” ~ Francis Crick
  34. “[W]hen the empirical investigator glories in his refusal to go beyond the specialized observation dictated by the traditions of his discipline, be they ever so inclusive, he is making a virtue out of a defense mechanism which insures him against questioning his presuppositions.” ~ Karl Mannheim
  35. “I hope that George doesn’t internalize her scare tactics. I want to argue with her, tell her that “sins of the flesh” is just a control mechanism — if you demonize a person’s pleasure, then you can control his or her life. I can’t say how many times this tool has been wielded against me, in a variety of forms. But I see no sin in a kiss. I only see sin in the condemnation.” ~ David Levithan
  36. “It did not seem possible that Wendy Wright had been born out of blood and internal organs like other people. In proximity to her he felt himself to be a squat, oily, sweating, uneducated nurt whose stomach rattled and whose breath wheezed. Near her he became aware of the physical mechanisms which kept him alive; within him machinery, pipes and valves and gas-compressors and fan belts had to chug away at a losing task, a labor ultimately doomed. Seeing her face, he discovered that his own consisted of a garish mask; noticing her body made him feel like a low-class wind-up toy.” ~ Philip K. Dick
  37. “I read a lot; I tried to understand the mechanisms that made the books I liked successful, and I went that route. So, as for readers – when I think about them I like to think they read the same books I do.” ~ Kevin Keck

  38. “By meditation we try to slow down the mechanism of projections. If the mechanism is slowed down and even for a single moment you begin to be aware of the gap – imageless gap of the screen – you have the glimpse. Suddenly you know that you have lived in the dreams of your own creation; and whatsoever you have known as the world was not the world really, it was YOUR world.” ~ Rajneesh
  39. “I remember vividly my student days, spending hours at the light microscope, turning endlessly the micrometric screw, and gazing at the blurred boundary which concealed the mysterious ground substance where the secret mechanisms of cell life might be found.” ~ Albert Claude
  40. “The true and lasting genius of humour does not drag you thus to boxes labelled ‘pathos,’ ‘humour,’ and show you all the mechanism of the inimitable puppets that are going to perform. How I used to laugh at Simon Tapperwit, and the Wellers, and a host more! But I can’t do it now somehow; and time, it seems to me, is the true test of humour. It must be antiseptic.” ~ Mark Twain
  41. “If you get frustrated and unhappy with yourself, then there is going to be a problem. You have to laugh at yourself and laugh at your mechanism that is out of gear.” ~ Nirmala Srivastava

  42. “The Seventeenth Amendment serves not the public’s interest but the interests of the governing masterminds and their disciples. Its early proponents advanced it not because they championed ‘democracy’ or the individual, but because they knew it would be one of several important mechanisms for empowering the federal government and unraveling constitutional republicanism.” ~ Mark Levin
  43. “Societies without a reservoir of people who don’t follow the rules lack an important mechanism for societal evolution. Vibrant societies need a dishonest minority; if society makes its dishonest minority too small, it stifles dissent as well as common crime.” ~ Bruce Schneier
  44. “In short, evolution is as close to being a scientific fact as is possible for any theory, given that science is open – ended and no one can predict with certainty what may change in the future. The prospect that evolution by natural selection, at least as a broad mechanism, will be overthrown in the future is about as likely as the prospect of finding out some day that the Earth is really flat. Unfortunately, those who regard these scientific facts as a threat to faith have chosen to distort and misrepresent them to the public.” ~ Victor J. Stenger
  45. “Spirituality is that attitude which puts life at the center, and defends and promotes life against all the mechanisms of death, desiccation, or stagnation.” ~ Leonardo Boff

  46. “Most people think that aging is irreversible and we know that there are mechanisms even in the human machinery that allow for the reversal of aging, through correction of diet, through anti-oxidants, through removal of toxins from the body, through exercise, through yoga and breathing techniques, and through meditation.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  47. “Genius and science have burst the limits of space, and few observations, explained by just reasoning, have unveiled the mechanism of the universe. Would it not also be glorious for man to burst the limits of time, and, by a few observations, to ascertain the history of this world, and the series of events which preceded the birth of the human race?” ~ Georges Cuvier
  48. “I have one problem, I don’t hate people. They disgust me and I want to get away from them. I do not have hatred. I have an escape mechanism.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  49. “One of life’s best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem. If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you’ve got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference.” ~ Robert Fulghum , Coping mechanism quotes
  50. “Our feelings are a feedback mechanism to us about whether we’re on track or not, whether we’re on course or off course.” ~ Jack Canfield

  51. “There exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of the national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.” ~ Daniel Inouye
  52. “In the vast cosmical changes, the universal life comes and goes in unknown quantities, … sowing an animalcule here, crumbling a star there, oscillating and … entangling, from the highest to the lowest, all activities in the obscurity of a dizzying mechanism, hanging the flight of an insect upon the movement of the earth… Enormous gearing, whose first motor is the gnat, and whose last wheel is the zodiac.” ~ Victor Hugo
  53. “Denial is a critical part of the human coping mechanism. Without it, we would all wake up terrified every morning about all the ways we could die. Instead, our minds block out our existential fears by focusing on stresses we can handle—like getting to work on time or paying our taxes.” ~ Dan Brown
  54. “Everyone is a little bitter. We’re born bitter. The personality itself is really just a very complex defense mechanism. A reaction to the first time someone said, “No you can’t.” ~ Marc Maron

  55. “The mechanism of primary emotions does not describe the full range of emotional behaviors. They are, to be sure, the basic mechanism. However, I believe that in terms of an individual’s development they are followed by mechanisms of secondary emotions, which occur once we begin experiencing feelings and forming systematic connections between categories of objects and situations, on the one hand, and primary emotions, on the other.” ~ Antonio Damasio
  56. “Unions have been the best anti-poverty program that actually worked and did not cost the government a dime. But as unions grow smaller- not stronger- our ability to act as an economic mechanism to distribute the gains of our work and raise all workers’ wages and benefits up is disappearing.” ~ Andy Stern
  57. “Our only hope to speak with kindness, to lead with patience, and to not threaten our children with homicide is to ensure our spiritual reserves are not bone-dry. Moms are the middle of the flow chart; the arrows of exertion flow constantly out from us, but when no arrows of strength, grace, and peace are flowing in, the whole mechanism is in danger. Goodness in equals goodness out.” ~ Jen Hatmaker
  58. “Depression is the flaw in love. To be creatures who love, we must be creatures who can despair at what we lose, and depression is the mechanism of that despair.” ~ Andrew Solomon

  59. “I have a lot of friends who are trying to clean up their act, or that are still making trouble for themselves, so I’m definitely well-versed on what goes on in the mind and the heart of a person who self-destructs as their coping mechanism, and also what they’re like when you take their preferred substance away.” ~ Natasha Lyonne
  60. “Markets and exchanges are merely mechanisms which reflect the temperament of man” ~ Luke Johnson
  61. “The Democratic Party is now a political mechanism having a genuine political principle: national socialism.” ~ Rose Wilder Lane
  62. “We can think about how we reduce the pain in paying. So, for example, credit cards are wonderful mechanisms to reduce the pain of paying. If you go to a restaurant and you are paying cash, you would feel much worse than if you were paying with credit card. Why? You know the price, there’s no surprise, but if you’re paying cash, you feel a bit more guilt.” ~ Dan Ariely
  63. “It’s not the job of government to help the poor. The church is the mechanism that God put on earth to help the poor.” ~ Rich Mullins

  64. “The welfare state destroys the market mechanisms – lessens free choice and willing exchange. Simultaneously creating unnatural specializations, it must, granted statism’s premise, resort to welfarism; that is, it must assume the responsibility for the people’s welfare: their employment, their old age, their income, and the like. As this is done, man loses his wholeness; he is dispossessed of responsibility for self, the very essence of his manhood. The more dependent he becomes, the less dependable!” ~ Leonard Read
  65. “The moral, then, is that familiar categories of behavior – marriage customs, food taboos, folk superstitions, and so on – certainly do vary across cultures and have to be learned, but the deeper mechanisms of mental computation that generate them may be universal and innate.” ~ Steven Pinker

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