Quotes of insight

  1. I was really glad to meet Jane Clark because it did give me an insight I couldn't imagine what kind of woman she was. I was hugely impressed by her energy, straightforward nature and enthusiasm for life. – Jenny Agutter
  2. And no book gives a deeper insight into the inner life of the Negro, his struggles and his aspirations, than, The Souls of Black Folk. – Ray Stannard Baker
  3. Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight – Thomas Carlyle
  4. The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action. – Denis Diderot
  5. The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing. – Herodotus
  6. God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight self -evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light. – Abraham Joshua Heschel
  7. I come from a Christian faith. I am not going to give you insight into my particular beliefs. – Patricia Ireland
  8. I had a little insight into life that most kids probably didn't have. My mother was a schoolteacher, and my father was a social worker. Through his eyes I saw the underside of society. – Charles Kuralt
  9. All good Literature rests primarily on insight – George Henry Lewes
  10. I was fortunate to be part of a very successful show on CBS in 1986. I switched to NBC for eight years and through these experiences have gotten terrific insight into television; it's a fascinating medium. – Will McDonough
  11. As I noted in my Nobel lecture, an early insight in my work on the economics of information concerned the problem of appropriability- the difficulty that those who pay for information have in getting returns. – Joseph E. Stiglitz
  12. I recognized that information was, in many respects, like a public good, and it was this insight that made it clear to me that it was unlikely that the private market would provide efficient resource allocations whenever information was endogenous. – Joseph E. Stiglitz
  13. Now it is evident that a little insight into the customs of every people is necessary to insure a kindly communication; this, joined with patience and kindness, will seldom fail with the natives of the interior. – Charles Sturt

Usage examples for insight

  1. The results of Dr. Thomson's study of the north- west Himalaya and Tibet, and my own of the north- east extreme of Sikkim and Tibet, first gave me an insight into the true structure of this chain. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  2. Sylvia, who had more insight into her mother's heart than Daniel, broke in with a new subject. – Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  3. We would prefer to modify this rule, and say, " Give us the poems which the people make for themselves, and then we shall obtain a clear insight into the national character and learn what customs and laws they are likely to accept or reject." – An Anthology of Jugoslav Poetry; Serbian Lyrics by Various
  4. We need so much spiritual insight and we have so little. – This Simian World by Clarence Day Jr.
  5. They do not raise our estimate of Margaret's character, but they certainly give us a clear insight into the nature of the Granvelle administration. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1563-64 by John Lothrop Motley
  6. Yet, what evidence have we that Partow or Lanstron has done more than to make a fortunate guess or show military insight – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  7. It is interesting to find that the one art of which Emerson did have a direct understanding, the art of poetry, gave him some insight into the relation of the artist to his vehicle. – Emerson and Other Essays by John Jay Chapman
  8. She has extraordinary insight – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  9. I can't, as I've often said to you, be doing all this without getting a long insight into the actual banking business. – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  10. It is a wonderful proof of her fine instincts that, though she must have known her strength, she did not rebel, and that her keen insight into the injustice of some actions did not prevent her realizing the justice of others. – Mary Wollstonecraft by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  11. The true insight after all is love. – Friendship by Hugh Black
  12. I have made great purchases of railways, and land through which railways must run, because I knew my job and because I had insight – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. But, gradually, Paul's views on this subject changed, under the influence of a growing spiritual insight – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  14. Since that wonderful insight into the truth, despair has given way to happiness. – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  15. At last we have been vouchsafed clear insight into the laws of life. – The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
  16. There were two sorts of life, and now she had had an insight into each. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  17. In Russia there are not a few who share the experiences and insight of Gorki. – Maxim Gorki by Hans Ostwald
  18. Little Simonides, a man of wide influence and keen insight treated him very coldly. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  19. A profane life is no sufficient proof of false doctrine in general, though it may give us an insight into the individual himself, whether he be a true or a false Christian. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  20. What are all the wit and all the learning and all the insight into things compared to love. – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle