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Quotes of activity

  1. Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap. – Jacques Barzun
  2. Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man. – Jacob Bronowski
  3. Somehow in the 20th Century an idea has developed that music is an activity or skill which is not comprehensible to the man in the street. This is an arrogant assertion and not necessarily a true one. – Gavin Bryars
  4. One must bear in mind that the expansion of federal activity is a form of eating for politicians. – William F. Buckley, Jr.
  5. Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity – Will Durant
  6. Saigon is hot, full of atmosphere, activity and commerce. – Brendan Fraser
  7. It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish. – Robert Herrick
  8. I maintain also that substances, whether material or immaterial, cannot be conceived in their bare essence without any activity activity being of the essence of substance in general. – Gottfried Leibniz
  9. The corporate lobby in Washington is basically designed to stifle all legislative activity on behalf of consumers. – Ralph Nader
  10. We are on the lookout for criminal and terrorist activity but we do not- nor will we ever- monitor ideology or political beliefs. We take seriously our responsibility to protect the civil rights and liberties of the American people, including subjecting our activities to rigorous oversight from numerous internal and external sources. – Janet Napolitano
  11. In the studio, I don't do a lot of work that requires repetitive activity I spend a lot of time looking and thinking and then try to find the most efficient way to get what I want, whether it's making a drawing or a sculpture, or casting plaster or whatever. – Bruce Nauman
  12. The most important thing for small businesses is getting the economy back on its feet. That- the key driver of small business activity is demand for their product, and that is what we are trying to do, getting the economy back on its feet. That's far more important than other factors. – Peter Orszag
  13. As to the first, I do not know that I have done very much myself to promote fraternity between nations but I do know that there can be no more important purpose for any man's activity or interests. – Lester B. Pearson
  14. Human beings do not live in the objective world alone, nor alone in the world of social activity as ordinarily understood, but are very much at the mercy of the particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society. – Edward Sapir
  15. I wouldn't call myself a standup in the presence of Jerry Seinfeld or Chris Rock, but I do my share of it and it has been and remains part of my activity and I like it. – Alan Thicke

Usage examples for activity

  1. She has stirred young girls towards the wide activity of life. – Invisible Links by Selma Lagerlof
  2. At length, hearing those below utter a cry of dismay, he awoke to sudden activity – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  3. In every field of thought and activity monasticism wrought good and evil. – A Short History of Monks and Monasteries by Alfred Wesley Wishart
  4. The year opened with promise of greater activity and higher public honours than Raleigh had yet displayed and enjoyed. – Raleigh by Edmund Gosse
  5. Pamela was startled, but she was startled into activity – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  6. We must think next of how to employ that mental activity which, rightly developed, is one of the most valuable qualities that you possess. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  7. It was the still that comes with activity suspended. – Hillsboro People by Dorothy Canfield
  8. The country was getting ready for the activity which followed. – The South American Republics Part I of II by Thomas C. Dawson
  9. It was the final activity of Night Riders in that community. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  10. Just now there was unusual activity about the grounds. – The-Circus-Boys-on-the-Flying-Rings-or-Making-the-Start-in-the-Sawdust-Life by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  11. They never required me to buy a ticket to any school activity – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  12. Some field of activity and happiness he will doubtless find, in due measure to his capacity for being active and happy. – The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part 2 (of 10) by Edith Wharton
  13. " I have reason to believe," said the Professor, " that my position here will prove to be only a stepping- stone to some wider scene of scientific activity – Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life by Arthur Conan Doyle
  14. Much activity is manifested on our front. – Three Years in the Federal Cavalry by Willard Glazier
  15. Enough has been quoted from these letters to show the extraordinary mental activity of the man. – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant
  16. In Holland there was a yet more wide- spread activity – The Book of Art for Young People by Agnes Conway Sir Martin Conway
  17. In the meantime the squid had awakened to furious activity – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various
  18. That same hour had seen intense activity in another quarter. – The Master Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  19. Believe it, when the soul is out of the body it is a most pure activity all sense, all knowledge. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  20. Much of this effect may be produced by an unconscious activity which Coleridge recognised as a part of the activity of genius. – Personality in Literature by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James

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