mastery Quotes

Science will never be able to reduce the value of a sunset to arithmetic. Nor can it reduce friendship to formula. Laughter and love, pain and loneliness, the challenge of beauty and truth: these will always surpass the scientific mastery of nature.
— Louis Orr
When your entire life is focused around one goal and one goal only, and you have no other pursuits, it enables you to achieve enormous mastery.
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— Liz Garbus
I still look at that water, and I look at Moana's hair, and I'm just like, "How is this even happening?" It's such an incredible mix of technical mastery and wizardry. It's really incredible. It's layers and layers and layers. It's not unlike building a musical. It's really pretty cool.
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— Lin-Manuel Miranda
That myth-that image of the madonna-mother-has disabled us from knowing that, just as men are more than fathers, women are morethan mothers. It has kept us from hearing their voices when they try to tell us their aspirations . . . kept us from believing that they share with men the desire for achievement, mastery, competence-the desire to do something for themselves.
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— Lillian B. Rubin
Children crawl before they walk, walk before they run-each generally a precondition for the other. And with each step they take toward more independence, more mastery of the environment, their mothers take a step away-each a small separation, a small distancing.
— Lillian B. Rubin
Learning to deal with setbacks, and maintaining the persistence and optimism necessary for childhood's long road to mastery are the real foundations of lasting self-esteem.
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— Lilian Katz
The central task of science is to arrive, stage by stage, at a clearer comprehension of nature, but this does not at all mean, as it is sometimes claimed to mean, a search for mastery over nature.
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— Lewis Thomas
Modern Man is the victim of the very instruments he values most. Every gain in power, every mastery of natural forces, every scientific addition to knowledge, has proved potentially dangerous, because it has not been accompanied by equal gains in self-understanding and self-discipline.
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— Lewis Mumford
The time will come when human intelligence will rise to the mastery of property.
tags: time human mastery intelligence property
— Lewis Henry Morgan
The proper timing of an attacking plan is a difficult matter which places great strain on a player's nerves. Mastery of this art is required for success in the international arena, but perfect mastery eludes even the very best chessplayers!
tags: mastery timing success
— Leonid Shamkovich
I just refer to myself as being Spirit, Mind and Body like everybody else and working toward the mastery of my natural divinity and the healing of my emotional mind.
tags: mastery body emotional healing mind spirit
— Leonard Orr
Softness triumphs over hardness, feebleness over strength. What is more malleable is always superior over that which is immoveable. This is the principle of controlling things by going along with them, of mastery through adaptation.
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— Laozi
Why not simply honor your parents, love your children, help your brothers and sisters, be faithful to your friends, care for your mate with devotion, complete your work cooperatively and joyfully, assume responsibility for problems, practice virtue without first demanding it of others, understand the highest truths yet retain an ordinary manner? That would be true clarity, true simplicity, true mastery.
tags: children truth work friends mastery responsibility true problem virtue clarity help child care simplicity parent honor
— Laozi
The transformation toward eternal life is gradual. The heavy gross energy of body, mind, and spirit must first be purified and uplifted. When the energy ascends... then self mastery can be sought.
tags: self mastery energy body transformation mind spirit
— Laozi
Our biggest project is actually more in the social sciences, where we are studying mastery - how people get good at things - only we do it from an individuality perspective.
— L. Todd Rose
Throughout the years I have tried to hone my skills to gain mastery over the music in my head.
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— Kip Winger
Do not fall prey to the false belief that mastery and domination are synonymous with manliness.
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— Kent Nerburn
Mastery is playing whatever you're capable of playing-every time-WITHOUT THINKING.
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— Kenny Werner
An updated notion of genius would have to center around one's mastery of information and its dissemination.
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— Kenneth Goldsmith
Perhaps the best place to begin with an integral approach to business is with.. oneself. In the Big Three of self, culture, and world, integral mastery starts with self. How do body and mind and spirit operate in me? How does that necessarily impact my role in the world of business? And how can I become more conscious of these already operating realities in myself and in others?
tags: reality world self culture conscious mastery oneself body mind spirit business
— Ken Wilber
Aside from mastery in the fine arts, success in learning anything is the result of genuine interest and amount of energy dedicated to it.
tags: mastery energy learning success
— Kató Lomb
There is no morality by instinct. There is no social salvation in the end without taking thought; without mastery of logic and application of logic to human experience.
tags: experience morality human mastery logic salvation instinct
— Katharine Fullerton Gerould
Intercourse is an assertion of mastery, one that announces his own higher caste and proves it upon a victim who is expected to surrender, serve, and be satisfied.
tags: mastery victim
— Kate Millett
The artist brain is the sensory brain: sight and sound, smell and taste, touch. These are the elements of magic, and magic is the elemental stuff of art. In filling the well, think magic. Think delight. Think fun. Do not think duty. Do not do what you should do-spiritual sit-ups like reading a dull but recommended critical text. Do what intrigues you, explore what interests you; think mystery, not mastery.
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— Julia Cameron
Participants in dance, both dancers and viewers, may experience catharsis and develop a sense of mastery or self-discovery.
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— Judith Lynne Hanna
It is rarely a mysterious technique that drives us to the top, but rather a profound mastery of what may well be a basic skill set.
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— Joshua Waitzkin
The notion that every well educated person would have a mastery of at least the basic elements of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences is a far cry from the specialized education that most students today receive, particularly in the research universities.
— Joseph Stiglitz
Pilates is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control over your body.
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— Joseph Pilates
The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control of your body.
tags: mastery control body mind
— Joseph Pilates
Let neither tear nor reproach besmirch this declaration of the mastery of God who, with magnificent irony, granted me both the gift of books and the night.
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— Jorge Luis Borges
Our lives look a lot more interesting when they're filtered through the sexy Facebook interface. We star in our own movies, we photograph ourselves incessantly, we click the mouse and a machine confirms our sense of mastery.
tags: live mastery star movie sexy machine
— Jonathan Franzen
All work and no play doesn't just make Jill and Jack dull, it kills the potential of discovery, mastery, and openness to change and flexibility and it hinders innovation and invention.
tags: work mastery potential discovery innovation
— Joline Godfrey
Do not any longer contend for mastery, for power, money, or praise. Be content to be a private, insignificant person, known and loved by God and me....of what importance is your character to mankind, if you was buried just now. Or if you had never lived, what loss would it be to the cause of God.
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— John Wesley
Mastery is not something that strikes in an instant, like a thunderbolt, but a gathering power that moves steadily through time, like weather.
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— John W. Gardner
Growth and mastery come only to those who vigorously self-direct. Initiating, creating, doing, reflecting, freely associating, enjoying privacy-these are precisely what the structures of schooling are set up to prevent, on one pretext or another.
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— John Taylor Gatto
If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.
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— John Paul Jones
It is one thing to own a woman, and it is another to have her within the bonds of an excellent mastery.
tags: women mastery
— John Norman
Skill in the digital age is confused with mastery of digital tools, masking the importance of understanding materials and mastering the elements of form.
tags: understanding mastery age
— John Maeda
Slavery in the modern world implies the absolute deprivation of the individual's liberty, while possession of weapons and mastery of their use are means to the individual's liberation. We do not perceive how a man may be armed and at the same time bereft of his freedom.
tags: time men freedom world mastery slavery liberty
— John Keegan
Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor.
tags: focus mastery energy
— John Haggai