65 Scheme Quotes On Success In Life

These scheme quotes will inspire you. The scheme, a large-scale systematic plan or arrangement for attaining a particular object or putting a particular idea into effect.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging scheme quotes, scheme sayings, and scheme proverbs.

Best Scheme Quotes

  1. “Bigotry birthplace is the sinister back room of the mind where plots and schemes are hatched for the persecution and oppression of other human beings.” ~ Bayard Rustin
  2. “We want to develop innovative ways to promote savings so more Americans can save for their future, but first we need to reject privatization schemes and work together to strengthen Social Security.” ~ Debbie Stabenow
  3. “The best thing a man can do for his culture when he is rich is to endeavor to carry out those schemes which he entertained when he was poor” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  4. “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley.” ~ Robert Burns

  5. “The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity… The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  6. “The Social Security trust fund is in pretty good shape today and we should not embark upon risky, dangerous schemes which will, in fact, undermine Social Security, such as privatization.” ~ Max Baucus
  7. “Therefore, if we are a Nation of laws and a Nation of immigrants, immigration should occur within a legal framework, not through the machinations of illegal schemes and scams that threaten our national security.” ~ J. D. Hayworth
  8. “But Mousie, thou art no thy lane In proving foresight may be vain The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain For promis’d joy!” ~ Robert Burns

  9. “Such schemes take money from people who can least afford to spend it to support an unneeded bureaucracy that eats money people thought they were providing for education.” ~ Jesse Helms
  10. “There is no get-rich-quick scheme equal to a poor girl marrying a rich man.” ~ E. W. Howe
  11. “The utopian schemes of leveling and a community of goods, are as visionary and impractical as those which vest all property in the crown. These ideas are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government unconstitutional.” ~ Samuel Adams
  12. “In old times people used to try and square the circle; now they try and devise schemes for satisfying the Irish nation.” ~ Samuel Butler

  13. “My father was the first to see through the schemes of the white man.” ~ Chief Joseph
  14. “‗In life, at sometime or another we come to a point where all relationships cease—where there is only us and Allah. There are no parents, brother or sister, or any friend. Then we realise that there is no earth under us nor is there sky above, but only Allah who is supporting us in this emptiness. Then we realise our worth – it is not more than a grain of sand or the leaf of a plant. Then we realise our existence is only confined to our being. Our demise makes not a whit of difference to the world around us, nor to the scheme of things.” ~ Umera Ahmed
  15. “Anytime you and I question the schemes of the do-gooders, we’re denounced as being against their humanitarian goals. They say we’re always “against” things-we’re never “for” anything. Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  16. “Authority, when first detecting chaos at its heels, will entertain the vilest schemes to save its orderly facade.” ~ Alan Moore

  17. “We deeply regret that some Senators are still willing to do Big Oil?s bidding, and we now turn to the House where the Arctic drilling scheme should be dead on arrival. Americans are clamoring for a clean Congress and a clean energy plan, but sadly they were shortchanged on both today.” ~ Carl Pope
  18. “The wisest man preaches no doctrines; he has no scheme; he sees no rafter, not even a cobweb, against the heavens. It is clear sky.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  19. “It’s bad form to mention money-laundering. Instead, you talk about asset-management structures and tax beneficial schemes.” ~ John Sweeney
  20. “Your scheme must be the framework of the universe; all other schemes will soon be ruins.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  21. “I began to write what I called ‘rhythms’ ie unrhymed pieces with no formal metrical scheme where the rhythm was created by a kind if inner chant… Later I was told I was writing ‘free verse’ or Vers libre.” ~ Richard Aldington
  22. “It would convert the Treasury of the United States into a manufactory of paper money. It makes the House of Representatives and the Senate, or the caucus of the party which happens to be in the majority, the absolute dictator of the financial and business affairs of this country. This scheme surpasses all the centralism and all the Caesarism that were ever charged upon the Republican party in the wildest days of the war or in the events growing out of the war.” ~ James A. Garfield
  23. “Procedure is the bone structure of a democratic society. Our scheme of law affords great latitude for dissent and opposition. It compels wide tolerance not only for their expression but also for the organization of people and forces to bring about the acceptance of the dissenter’s claim….We have alternatives to violence.” ~ Abe Fortas
  24. “[Heresy is] the dislocation of a complete and self-supporting scheme by the introduction of a novel denial of some essential part therein.” ~ Hilaire Belloc

  25. “The physicist may be satisfied when he has the mathematical scheme and knows how to use for the interpretation of the experiments. But he has to speak about his results also to non-physicists who will not be satisfied unless some explanation is given in plain language. Even for the physicist the description in plain language will be the criterion of the degree of understanding that has been reached.” ~ Werner Heisenberg
  26. “I always felt mean, jogging back over the logging road,As if I had broken the natural order of things in that swampland;Disturbed some rhythm, old and of vast importance,By pulling off flesh from the living planet;As if I had committed, against the whole scheme of life, a desecration.” ~ Theodore Roethke
  27. “56,000 companies have already benefited from the schemes that we have brought in. If we have taken the advice of the Conservative Party, no money would have been used. As Barack Obama said only yesterday, doing nothing is not an option.” ~ Gordon Brown
  28. “Every manoeuvre must be the development of a scheme; it must aim at a goal.” ~ Ferdinand Foch

  29. “Unfortunately, throughout the housing crisis we’ve seen innocent homeowners who have been victims of shady mortgage lenders and unscrupulous individuals who have used a down market to line their own pockets at the expense of others. This bill is designed to send a message by revising our laws to ensure criminals are brought to justice and that law enforcement has the tools to uncover these fraudulent schemes and go after the bad actors. Criminals should be put on notice that ripping off homeowners and taxpayers won’t be tolerated.” ~ Chuck Grassley
  30. “Schemes within schemes. The Great Serpent is a good sign for you Aes Sedai, I think. Someday you may swallow yourselves by accident.” ~ Robert Jordan
  31. “It is not difficult to conceive, however, that for many reasons a man writes much better than he lives. For without entering into refined speculations, it may be shown much easier to design than to perform. A man proposes his schemes of life in a state of abstraction and disengagement, exempt from the enticements of hope, the solicitations of affection, the importunities of appetite, or the depressions of fear.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  32. “When everything flows into place ? washes dry tonally correct, crisp and sparkling, the light scheme is sound and the “accidentals” are all happy ones ? I’m temporarily in a euphoric state.” ~ Bill Luff

  33. “I find focusing clearly on the problem is the first step to seeing a solution. The problem is (a) the insane amount of time spent raising money from (b) a freakishly tiny proportion of America. Basically .05% are the “relevant funders” of campaigns, meaning candidates can’t help but be overly sensitive to the views of that tiny fraction relative to the rest of us. IF that’s the problem, THEN the solution is to spread the funders out: to increase the range of us who are the relevant funders of elections, through schemes like vouchers or coupons given to every voter.” ~ Lawrence Lessig
  34. “I examined my Liberalism and found it like an addiction to roulette. Here, though the odds are plain, and the certainty of loss apparent to anyone with a knowledge of arithmetic, the addict, failing time and again, is convinced he yet is graced with the power to contravene natural laws. The roulette addict, when he invariably comes to grief, does not examine either the nature of roulette, or of his delusion, but retires to develop a new system, and to scheme for more funds.” ~ David Mamet
  35. “Life is a voyage, and we are all sailing under sealed orders. We plan, plot, scheme and arrange, and some fine day Fate steps in and our dreams are tossed into the yeasty deep. We grin and bear it–anyway we bear it: it is the only thing to do.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  36. “It was not long before English Law took the one step needed to produce the modern scheme of legal remedies. And when it did, it used the Writ of Trespass as the starting point.” ~ Edward Jenks

  37. “He [the “specialist”] is one who, out of all that has to be known in order to be a man of judgment, is only acquainted with one science, and even of that one only knows the small corner in which he is an active investigator. He even proclaims it as a virtue that he takes no cognisance of what lies outside the narrow territory specially cultivated by himself, and gives the name of “dilettantism” to any curiosity for the general scheme of knowledge.” ~ Jose Ortega y Gasset
  38. “His hypothesis goes to this – to make the common run of his readers fancy they can do all that can be done by genius, and to make the man of genius believe he can only do what is to be done by mechanical rules and systematic industry. This is not a very feasible scheme; nor is Sir Joshua sufficiently clear and explicit in his reasoning in support of it.” ~ William Hazlitt
  39. “It has been the resolution of mankind in all ages of the world. No people, no age, ever threw away the fruits of past wisdom, or the enjoyment of present blessings, for visionary schemes of ideal perfection. It is the knowledge of the past, the actual infliction of the present, that has produced all changes, all innovations, and all improvements – not (as is pretended) the chimerical anticipation of possible advantages, but the intolerable pressure of long-established, notorious, aggravated, and growing abuses.” ~ William Hazlitt
  40. “Every people should be the originators of their own destiny, the projectors of their own schemes, and creators of the events that lead to their destiny — the consummation of their own desires.” ~ Martin Delany

  41. “I stared up in disbelief at the information my eyes fed my brain, and lost myself to the stars.
    For the first time in my life I had a greater idea of how infinitesimally small our planet really is and, furthermore, how tiny and insignificant I am in the grand scheme of the vast universe.
    I took a seat on a rock next to Lily and took in the moment to comprehend the vastness of everything else, and the incredible smallness of I.” ~ Craig Stone , Grand scheme quotes
  42. “How do men feel whose whole lives (and many men’s lives are) are lies, schemes, and subterfuges? What sort of company do they keep when they are alone? Daily in life I watch men whose every smile is an artifice, and every wink is an hypocrisy. Doth such a fellow where a mask in his own privacy, and to his own conscience?” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray
  43. I confidently trust that the American people will prove themselves … too wise not to detect the false pride or the dangerous ambitions or the selfish schemes which so often hide themselves under that deceptive cry of mock patriotism: “Our country, right or wrong!” They will not fail to recognize that our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: “Our country – when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.”” ~ Carl Schurz
  44. “I mean, really, whatever you woke up worrying about this morning, get over it. How important in the greater scheme of things can it possibly be? Make your peace and move on.” ~ Ken Robinson

  45. “Literary men are being employed to praise a big business man personally, as men used to praise a king. They not only find political reasons for the commercial schemes that they have done for some time past they also find moral defences for the commercial schemers… I do resent the whole age of patronage being revived under such absurd patrons; and all poets becoming court poets, under kings that have taken no oath.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  46. “It is impossible to understand the economic system in which we are living if we try to interpret it as a rational scheme.It has to be understood as an awkward phase in a continuing process of historical development.” ~ Edwin Arlington Robinson
  47. “We doubt not the destiny of our country that she is to accomplish great things for human nature, and be the mother of a nobler race than the world has yet known. But she has been so false to the scheme made out at her nativity, that it is now hard to say which way that destiny points.” ~ Margaret Fuller
  48. “I always tried to raise money for the Black Panthers through business schemes.” ~ Bobby Seale

  49. “If you take a look at the most fantastic schemes that are considered impossible: teleportation, warp drive, parallel universes, other dimensions, artificial intelligence, ray guns, you realize that they can be possible if we advance technology a little bit.” ~ Michio Kaku
  50. “And there is something great about knowing that my only job is to be as happy as I can be about my life, and feel as good as I can about myself, and to lead as full and eventful a life as I can, so that it doesn’t ever feel like I’m just waiting around for some guy to ask me out. And most importantly, it’s good for us all to remember that we don’t need to scheme and plot and beg to get someone to ask us out. We’re fantastic.” ~ Liz Tuccillo
  51. “And the dream that our mind had sketched in haste Shall others continue, but never complete. For none upon earth can achieve his scheme; The best as the worst are futile here: We wake at the self-same point of the dream, All is here begun, and finished elsewhere.” ~ Victor Hugo
  52. “The virtue of the civil partnerships scheme lay in the attempt to treat the needs of gay and lesbian couples as what they are, not to bundle them into some other category.” ~ John Sentamu

  53. “In placid hours well-pleased we dream Of many a brave unbodied scheme. But form to lend, pulsed life create, What unlike things must meet and mate: A flame to melt–a wind to freeze; Sad patience–joyous energies; Humility–yet pride and scorn; Instinct and study; love and hate; Audacity–reverence. These must mate, And fuse with Jacob’s mystic heart, To wrestle with the angel–Art.” ~ Herman Melville
  54. “Stripped of its academic jargon, the welfare state is nothing more than a mechanism by which governments confiscate the wealth of the productive members of a society to support a wide variety of welfare schemes.” ~ Alan Greenspan
  55. “In recent years, we’ve become enamored with our own past success. Lulled into complacency by the glitter of our own achievements. We’ve become accustomed to the title of Military Superpower, forgetting the qualities that got us there. We’ve become accustomed to our economic dominance in the world, forgetting that it wasn’t reckless deals and get rich quick schemes that got us where we are, but hard work and smart ideas, quality products and wise investments.” ~ Barack Obama
  56. “To plan secretly, to move surreptitiously, to foil the enemy’s intentions and balk his schemes, so that at last the day may be won without shedding a drop of blood.” ~ Sun Tzu

  57. “Temporary is all you’re going to get with any kind of health care, except the health care I’m telling you about. That’s eternal health care, and it’s free… I’ve opted to go with eternal health care instead of blowing money on these insurance schemes.” ~ Phil Robertson
  58. “Jimmy Carter, who embraced all manner of schemes to make America a second or third-rate country, came down so squarely in favor of the double nickel [the 55 mph National Speed Limit]…This is the same Jimmy Carter whose limosine with him in it, just a little later in his presidency, was timed at an average of 72 mph for the 21.5 mile trip from Detroit Metro to the Detroit Plaza Hotel. He didn’t want to be late for a campaign appearance.” ~ Patrick Bedard
  59. “I am more of a sponge than an inventor. I absorb ideas from every source. I take half-matured schemes for mechanical development and make them practical. I am a sort of a middleman between the long-haired and impractical inventor and the hard-headed business man who measures all things in terms of dollars and cents. My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant but misdirected ideas of others.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  60. “Democrats have a long history of utilizing the threat of a potential Ebola outbreak to request massive federal funds while attacking Republicans for expressing skepticism over their funding schemes.” ~ Aaron Klein

  61. “One should remain as a witness to whatever happens, adopting the attitude, ‘Let whatever strange things that happens happen, let us see!’ This should be one’s practice. Nothing happens by accident in the divine scheme of things.” ~ Ramana Maharshi
  62. “Sometimes, people forget my record of fiscal conservatism on major issues in the state legislature. The greatest example is my voting against the pension borrowing scheme in 1997.” ~ Leonard Lance
  63. “You must make your own blunders, must cheerfully accept your own mistakes as part of the scheme of things.” ~ Minnie Maddern Fiske

  64. “If, with all the time at my disposal, with all the wealth of the resources of this vast universe, to do with as I will, I could not produce a better scheme of life than now prevails, I would be ashamed of my efforts and consider my work a humiliating failure.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
  65. “I was duped by the Secretary of the treasury [Alexander Hamilton], and made a fool for forwarding his schemes, not then sufficiently understood by me; and of all the errors of my political life, this has occasioned the deepest regret.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

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