Tasks Quotes

Tasks Quotes by Amanda Beard, Erich Fromm, Paul Bloom, Robin McKinley, Janet Morris, M. F. K. Fisher and many others.

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Almost religiously, I step away from everything and close my eyes and breathe deeply for a few moments. It helps solidify my focus and aligns everything in my body to take care of the task at hand – which is winning, of course.
Amanda Beard
The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.
Erich Fromm
Some scholars argue that although the brain might contain neural subsystems, or modules, specialized for tasks like recognizing faces and understanding language, it also contains a part that constitutes a person, a self: the chief executive of all the subsystems.
Paul Bloom
What we can do, we must do: we must use what we are given, and we must use it the best we can, however much or little help we have for the task. What you have been given is a hard thing–a very hard thing… But my darling, what if there were no one who could do the difficult things?
Robin McKinley
These Stepsons tread where mortals don’t belong, some of us think. They seek out battle high above their station. Who knows what powers may yet take them and their mystic allies to task, bring them their comeuppance?
Janet Morris
No yoga exercise, no meditation in a chapel filled with music will rid you of your blues better than the humble task of making your own bread.
M. F. K. Fisher
When the whole discussion of “developing a national idea” hastily began in post-Soviet Russia, I tried to pour cold water on it with the objection that, after all the devastating losses we had experienced, it would be quite sufficient to have just one task: the preservation of a dying people.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
It is the task of the translator to release in his own language that pure language that is under the spell of another, to liberate the language imprisoned in a work in his re-creation of that work.
Walter Benjamin
But [the Arabs’] friendship was venal, their faith inconstant, their enmity capricious: it was an easier task to excite than to disarm these roving barbarians; and, in the familiar intercourse of war, they learned to see, and to despise, the splendid weakness both of Rome and of Persia.
Edward Gibbon
On ‘The Simpsons,’ I will say that we definitely like to comment on what’s going on in the world, and we try to be funny. If we can figure out a way of being funny about it, then we’ve gone part of the way of accomplishing our task.
Matt Groening
The demands of leadership have changed. The highest levels if leadership require mastery of a new task: job creation. Traditional leadership through politics, military force, religion, or personal values won’t work in the future like it has in the past.
Jim Clifton
The transmission of values from one generation to the next is the single most important task of the society. …What am I doing to shape the values of the society?
John Ashcroft
No very deep knowledge of economics is usually needed for grasping the immediate effects of a measure; but the task of economics is to foretell the remoter effects, and so to allow us to avoid such acts as attempt to remedy a present ill by sowing the seeds of a much greater ill for the future.
Ludwig von Mises
Sir Joshua would have been glad to take her portrait; and he would have had an easier task than the historian at least in this, that he would not have had to represent the truth of change – only to give stability to one beautiful moment.
George Eliot
I am a world expert on how to organise tasks in a senseless order, totally unrelated to priority, and thus create a massive panic leading up to an important deadline.
Lucy Hawking
When you are writing fiction your task is to reflect the fullest complications of the world
Julian Barnes
Understand: the task of an activist is not to negotiate systems of power with as much personal integrity as possible–it’s to dismantle those systems.
Lierre Keith
Writing is a hellish task, best snuck up on, whacked on the head, robbed and left for dead.
Ann-Marie MacDonald
… when something is detestable, and yet inevitable, what one must do is not merely to endure it-a hard task whatever one may do-but find an excuse for loving it. Everything is a matter of points of view, and misfortune is often only the sign of a false interpretation of life.
Henry de Montherlant
The hardest task of a girl’s life, nowadays, is to prove to a man that his intentions are serious.
Helen Rowland
Whether our task is fighting poverty, stemming the spread of disease or saving innocent lives from mass murder, we have seen that we cannot succeed without the leadership of the strong and the engagement of all.
Kofi Annan
Do your very best on every task. Imagine that everyone is watching even when no one is watching.
Brian Tracy
The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn’t need its brain anymore so it eats it!
Daniel Dennett
When you have to choose among methods, your locus of attention is drawn from the task and temporarily becomes the decision itself.
Jef Raskin
What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.
David Lloyd George
Still the noise in the mind: that is the first task – then everything else will follow in time.
R. Murray Schafer
God’s slavation is not a purchase to be made, nor wages to be earned, nor a summit to be climbed, nor a task to be accomplished; but it is simply and only a gift to be accepted, and can only be accepted by faith.
Hannah Whitall Smith
I attempt an arduous task but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement
The historian’s one task is to tell the thing as it happened.
There is a divergence between private and social accounting that the market fails to register. One essential task of law and government is to institute the necessary conditions.
John Rawls
If architecture had nothing to do with art, it would be astonishingly easy to build houses, but the architect’s task – his most difficult task – is always that of selecting.
Arne Jacobsen
To love another another human in all of her splendor and imperfect perfection , it is a magnificent task…tremendous and foolish and human.
Louise Erdrich
It is an incredibly difficult task to lead people from self-centered consumerism to being servant-hearted Christians. It is not a task for fainthearted ministers or those who don’t like to get their religious robes wrinkled. But it is what the Great Commission is all about
Rick Warren
A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked.
Anais Nin
Turn off your mind, and focus on what you’ve got to do – task at hand.
Tony Horton
Every generation must recognize and embrace the task it is peculiarly designed by history and by providence to perform.
Chinua Achebe
Directing attention toward where it needs to go is a primal task of leadership.
Daniel Goleman
Fetching objects for people who are too lazy to fetch them for themselves is never a pleasant task, particularly when the people are insulting you.
Daniel Handler
For those of us who can’t be active on the front lines – and this will be most of us – our job is to create a culture that will encourage and promote political resistance. The main tasks will be loyalty and material support.
Lierre Keith
Intuitively you want some place [such as your phone] to store phone numbers, so you have that part of your brain to do other tasks.
Bill Nye
The Jew is not satisfied with de-Christianizing, he Judiazizes, he destroys the Catholic or Protestant faith, he provokes indifference but he imposes his idea of the world of morals and of life upon those whose faith he ruins. He works at his age old task, the annilation of the religion of Christ.
Bernard Lazare
Art is the proper task of life.
Friedrich Nietzsche
[On Christianity:] Its lip-service and its empty rites have made it the easiest of all tasks for the usurer to cloak his cruelties, the miser to hide his avarice, the lawyer to condone his lies, the sinner of all social sins to purchase the social immunity from them by outward deference to churches.
The trouble with the theory [of limited and divided government] is that government is not a machine, but a living thing. This is where the living and breathing constitution comes from. It is modified by its environment, necessitated by its tasks, shaped to its functions by the sheer pressure of life.
Woodrow Wilson
The task of evangelizing all people constitutes the essential mission of the Church. It is a task and mission which the vast and profound changes of present-day society make all the more urgent. Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize.
Pope Paul VI
It seems to be almost a law of human nature that it is easier for people to agree on a negative program – on the hatred of an enemy, on the envy of those better off – than on any positive task.
Friedrich August von Hayek
To write that essential book, a great writer does not need to invent it but merely to translate it, since it already exists in each one of us. The duty and task of a writer are those of translator.
Marcel Proust
What is to be sought in designs for the display of information is the clear portrayal of complexity. Not the complication of the simple; rather the task of the designer is to give visual access to the subtle and the difficult – that is, revelation of the complex.
Edward Tufte
When a task seems too daunting to even approach, break it up into little bits.
Samantha Larson
To be honest…here is a task for all that a man has of fortitude…
Robert Louis Stevenson
A calculator is a tool for humans to do math more quickly and accurately than they could ever do by hand; similarly, AI computers are tools for us to perform tasks too difficult or expensive for us to do on our own, such as analyzing large data sets or keeping up to date on medical research.
Oren Etzioni
The writer cannot expect to be excused from the task of reeducation and regeneration that must be done. In fact, he should march right in front.
Chinua Achebe
Momentum is a fragile force. Its worst enemy: procrastination. Its best friend: a deadline (think Election Day). Implication no. 1 (and there is no no. 2): Get to work! NOW!
Tom Peters
Show me a dog who still cannot perform a task after it has been trained over and over again, and I’ll tell you who the slow learner is.
Barry McDonald
Your only task in the opening is to reach a playable middlegame.
Lajos Portisch
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Vince Lombardi
To make your life being a writer, it’s an auto-slavery … you are both the slave and the task-master.
Susan Sontag
We’ve got this proposal which has been languishing in the legislature, the Water Legacy Act, which is derived from a Republican task force on protecting the Great Lakes. Yet nothing has been done on it.
Jennifer Granholm
I think that we get so distracted with our smartphones… It takes your body and your brain time to switch between tasks. If we can focus on what we’re doing, we’ll be more productive at that task.
Yael Cohen
We are here to live moment by moment, and each moment brings a task, a challenge, a goal. It’s good to have big goals, but we need to connect the dots between where we are and where we are going, one day, one moment at a time.
Dan Millman
I think one of the basic tasks in life – one of the nice things we can do for each other – is to take things that are horrible and scary and make them acceptable and less frightening and, if possible, funny. It feels great to succeed at that.
Julia Sweeney
As governor of Ohio, I have an obligation to keep the 11.5 million people in Ohio safe. And we have been very effective with our Joint Terrorism Task Force, being able to make busts.
Chris Christie
Praying men are God’s agents on earth, the representative of government of Heaven, set to a specific task on the earth.
Edward McKendree Bounds
The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.
Anton Chekhov
The task I’ve been given seems absurd: To wait here on earth until I no longer exist.
Ashleigh Brilliant
Art is the highest task and the proper metaphysical activity of this life.
Friedrich Nietzsche
We should not underestimate the enormity of the task which lies ahead. But little can be achieved without sound money. It is the bedrock of sound government.
Margaret Thatcher
So what should we say when children complete a task—say, math problems—quickly and perfectly? Should we deny them the praise they have earned? Yes. When this happens, I say, “Whoops. I guess that was too easy. I apologize for wasting your time. Let’s do something you can really learn from!
Carol S. Dweck
Becoming adept at the process of self inquiry and symbolic insight is a vital spiritual task that leads to the growth of faith in oneself.
Caroline Myss
Easy is the descent to hell; all night long, all day, the doors of dark Hades stand open; but to retrace the path; to come out again to the sweet air of Heaven – there is the task, there is the burden.
When his (the good ruler’s) task is accomplished and his work done, The people all say, “It happened to us naturally.
Whenever you’re writing a book or creating a movie or a game, your first task is to get the reader to suspend disbelief, to buy into the logic and boundaries of your world, even though those boundaries might include things like dragons and magic.
R. A. Salvatore
People ask what your vision is, what is your big vision? I say ‘bhai’, I got here by way of selling tea. I am a simple Chhota man. I like focusing on simple and small tasks. I want to accomplish big things for the little guy.
Narendra Modi
In 1947 I defended my thesis on nuclear physics, and in 1948 I was included in a group of research scientists whose task was to develop nuclear weapons.
Andrei Sakharov
A man’s home is no longer his castle; it is no longer a place away from urgent tasks because the telephone breaches the walls with imperious demands.
Charles Hummel
[The aim of science is] to explain what so far has taken to be an explicans, such as a law of nature. The task of empirical science constantly renews itself. We may go on forever, proceeding to explanations of a higher and higher universality.
Karl Popper
Your first task is to be dissatisfied with yourself, fight sin, and transform yourself into something better. Your second task is to put up with the trials and temptations of this world that will be brought on by the change in your life and to persevere to the very end in the midst of these things.
Saint Augustine
All men seek to be enlightened. Religion is but the most ancient and honorable way in which men have striven to make sense out of God’s universe. Scientists seek the lawfulness of events. It is the task of Religion to fit man into this lawfulness.
Frank Herbert
The Church is missionary by nature and her principal task is evangelization, which aims to proclaim and to witness to Christ and to promote his Gospel of peace and love in every environment and culture.
Pope Benedict XVI
Prayer is an investment. The time you dedicate to prayer isn’t lost; it will return dividends far greater than what a few moments spent on a task ever could. If we fail to cultivate this discipline, prayer winds up being our last resort rather than our first response.
Charles R. Swindoll
One does not “manage” people. The task is to lead people.
Peter Drucker
Because your own strength is unequal to a task, do not assume it is beyond the powers of man.
Marcus Aurelius
I love “Phenomenal Woman.” The experiences she had of being African American in the U.S. – that itself is a task. I appreciate the hardships Maya Angelou went through for our generation. I’m super influenced by the black people that paved the way for us.
Serena Williams
You are merely not feeling equal to the tasks before you.
Dale Carnegie
I simply make this point, that the monarchy in so far, as it is identified with what is, in my opinion, an obsolete class structure, is making a mistake, and the task of those who are responsible for the conduct of the monarchical institution is to detach it from that class structure.
Malcolm Muggeridge
To televisionize any serious problem, the program directors face the task of making the message ‘go down smooth’ until the audience is delivered to the commercial.
Arlie Russell Hochschild
We have had scarce investment in women… One of my tasks is that everyone spends much more on women.
Michelle Bachelet
The task of the architect is to encompass everything about the site, starting from the concrete conditions and the sensory impressions created by those, to memories of the place, through empathy to vision.
Jean Nouvel
Alfred Nobel’s discoveries are characteristic; powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks. They are also a means to terrible destruction in the hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war.
Pierre Curie
Approach difficult tasks with a positive attitude – you’ll inspire others and feel better about what’s ahead
Denise Austin
What you persist in doing gets easier. The task hasn’t changed, but your ability to do it has increased.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Learning to love unselfishly is not an easy task. It runs counter to our self-centered nature.
Rick Warren
The best instruction is that which uses the least words sufficient for the task.
Maria Montessori
Too many so-called leaders of the movement have been made into celebrities and their revolutionary fervor destroyed by mass media. They become Hollywood objects and lose identification with the real issues. The task is to transform society; only the people can do that
Huey Newton
As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
Our task is not to fix blame for the past, but to fix the course for the future.
John F. Kennedy
History is a series of mistakes. Now the task is to plan for those mistakes so those of us who are populists can actually take over the reins of power when the right mistakes are made.
Zephyr Teachout
People with high assurance in their capabilities approach difficult tasks as challenges to be mastered rather than as threats to be avoided.
Albert Bandura
You have a pet theory, one you have been turning over for years, that life itself is a kind of Rube Goldberg device, an extremely complicated machine designed to carry out the extremely simple task of constructing your soul.
Kevin Brockmeier
Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
I think novelists perform many useful tasks for their fellow citizens, but one of the most valuable is this: to enable us to see ourselves as others see us.
Doris Lessing
Learn to live, and live to learn,
Ignorance like a fire doth burn,
Little tasks make large return.
Bayard Taylor
To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Setting the state budget is one of the most important tasks we undertake at the state Capitol – because after all, it’s the people’s money – not the government’s.
Doug Ducey
A woman with a mind is fit for any task.
Christine de Pizan
As soon as I finished the Russian course, I was sent to Korea with the task of trying to establish an agent network, a network in the so called maritime provinces.
George Blake
This [service to oppressed] is the writer’s task, and, if he fulfills it as he should, he acquires no merit from it.
Jean-Paul Sartre
A parent’s job is to encourage kids to develop a joy for life and a great urge to follow their own dreams. The best we can do is to help thm develop a personal set of tools for the task.
Randy Pausch
The primary task of a useful teacher is to teach his students to recognize ‘inconvenient’ facts – I mean facts that are inconvenient for their party opinions.
Max Weber
If we speak about fundamental things, regulation of the rate is actually the function of the main regulator, namely the function of the Central Bank. And it should think of how the economy and industry react, but also of its fundamental tasks in order to ensure the stability of the rate.
Vladimir Putin
Go on day by day fulfilling the task of the day, and leaving the results with God.
F.B. Meyer
We run around so much – with the best intentions: I want to save the rain forest. I’ve gotta clean up the oceans. I’ve gotta save the dolphins. All worthy efforts, but if you’re not centered and you don’t have the serenity in your life you need to accomplish that task, you’re not going to do a very good job.
Ed Begley, Jr.
It is not so difficult a task as to plant new truths, as to root out old errors
Charles Caleb Colton
To be a good actor… it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul, to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the laborious task that has barely just been finished.
Sarah Bernhardt
The conversion of a soul is the miracle of a moment, but the manufacture of a saint is the task of a lifetime.
Alan Redpath
Nothing is likely to help a person overcome or endure troubles than the consciousness of having a task in life.
Viktor E. Frankl
In China, Internet surveillance has already become a profitable industry. In fact, a growing number of private firms eagerly assist the local police by aggregating this data and presenting it in easy-to-browse formats, allowing humans to pursue more analytical tasks.
Evgeny Morozov
Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.
Sandra Day O’Connor
The Halifax area has long played a major role in Canada’s military operations, being the port of departure for convoys, naval task forces and army units over the past 100 years or so.
Willie Morris
Creating a piece of software is always complicated because you’re doing something new. If you just wanted something that had been done before you’d just use that old piece of software. So there are no repetitive tasks.
Bill Gates
It is our task-our essential, central, crucial task-to transform ourselves from mere social creatures into community creatures.
M. Scott Peck
Our task today is to bring India to the threshold of the twenty-first century, free of burden of poverty, legacy of our colonial past, and capable of meeting the rising aspirations of our people.
Rajiv Gandhi
Power is different when you combined it with wisdom. Wisdom allows you to use less power to accomplish more tasks.
Georges St-Pierre
Look sharply after your own thoughts. They come unlooked for, like a new bird seen on your trees, and, if you turn to your usual task, disappear; and you shall never find that perception again; never, I say-but perhaps years, ages, and I know not what events and worlds my lie between you and its return.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In America, we no longer have an institutionalized, organized way of calling business to task – of taking them to account for what they’ve done – and this is especially true in the cultural realm.
Thomas Frank
Let the spirit of your work be right, and whether your task be great or small you will then have the satisfaction of knowing it is worth while.
Grenville Kleiser
If you give yourself to your task at once, you won’t have to do it twice.
David Seabury
The great thing about marriage is the idea of really getting to know someone. And really getting to know a woman is a life long task.
Robin Williams
The statesman’s task is to hear God’s footsteps marching through history, and to try and catch on to His coattails as He marches past.
Otto von Bismarck
The more you sense the rareness and value of your own life, the more you realize that how you use it, how you manifest it, is all your responsibility. We face such a big task, so naturally we sit down for a while.
Kobun Chino Otogawa
For a band like us tracklisting is a massive, massive task.
Ed O’Brien
Every aspect of your life, whether it’s a task or relationship, personal or professional, will be based on love and joy. And when you get right down to it, nothing else really matters.
Martha Beck
A great immersion blender – also known as a hand blender or stick blender – can complement a well-equipped kitchen, offering a convenient alternative to dragging out larger appliances for many basic kitchen tasks.
Sohla El-Waylly
What is my task? First of all, my task is to be pleasing to Christ. To be empty of self and be filled with Himself. To be filled with the Holy Spirit; to be led by the Holy Spirit.
Aimee Semple McPherson
In organizations, real power and energy is generated through relationships. The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles, and positions.
Margaret J. Wheatley
If we commit ourselves to the successful completion of a task, then we personify excellence.
Nik Halik
The task is not to overcome opponents in general but only those opponents against whom one has to summon all one’s strength, one’s skill and one’s swordsmanship-in fact to master opponents who are one’s equals.
Friedrich Nietzsche
It is easy to rationalize that we don’t have time to exercise. Not so. Ultimately, our improved health through exercise will provide us more time and energy to accomplish other tasks. We can usually do about whatever we want to-if we want to badly enough.
Joe J. Christensen
The great task of statesmanship is to apply past lessons to new situations, to draw correct analogies to understand and act upon present forces, to recognise the need for change.
Malcolm Fraser
The task of the church is to make the invisible Kingdom visible through faithful Christian living and witness-bearing .
J. I. Packer
One of the hardest tasks as a human being is knowing when to keep an open mind, and when not to.
Deb Caletti
The work of popular education, the temperance movement, the peace movement, are to a great extent carried on by the young. Their meetings show that the young understand one of their tasks: that of bringing together the different classes through social intercourse.
Ellen Key
I believe it is important for people to create a healthy mental environment in which to accomplish daily tasks.
Darren Johnson
The gods retain their threefold task: they must exorcize the terrors of nature, they must reconcile men to the cruelty of Fate, particularly as it is shown in death, and they must compensate them for the sufferings and privations which a civilized life in common has imposed on them.
Sigmund Freud
I want the seals of power and place, the ensigns of command, charged by the people’s unbought grace, to rule my native land. Nor crown, nor scepter would I ask but from my country’s will, by day, by night, to ply the task her cup of bliss to fill.
John Quincy Adams
There’s a very positive relationship between people’s ability to accomplish any task and the time they’re willing to spend on it.
Joyce Brothers
I think that the task of philosophy is not to provide answers, but to show how the way we perceive a problem can be itself part of a problem.
Slavoj ЕЅiЕѕek
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses, to be used by Thee, O infinite creator, in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me. I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
Paramahansa Yogananda
In the last 10 years, in narcotics task forces, in a number of violent crime task forces, we’ve worked very closely together with state and local law enforcement.
Robert Mueller
The hugely popular Windows 95 operating system revolutionized the software world thanks to its capability of accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of making Bill Gates even richer than he already was.
Dave Barry
Usually, the leaders appear in the moment of the highest stress, when it is time, speaking symbolically, to go to the barricades. Then people, clever, capable, but focused on their own tasks, will leave their immediate occupations and go to the barricades, because there is nowhere to hide.
Vladimir Bukovsky
If a man does not go about his work with enthusiasm, it means that he has not yet found a work that he likes. Every mortal is a busy bee when he comes to the task that Destiny has set aside for him.
George Ade
You have to love that government, but hate the government that might work in your interest and that you could control. That’s an interesting propaganda task, but it’s been carried out very well.
Noam Chomsky
I don’t think I’m stubborn. I just focus on the task at hand and do what it takes. Persistence is the single most important thing for success.
Terry Matthews
It is always easy to shine in the dark mud! Choose the difficult task: Amongst the pearls under the sun, try to shine more than them!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
When I first reviewed the iPad, I wrote that, to succeed, ‘It will have to prove that it really can replace the laptop or netbook for enough common tasks, enough of the time, to make it a viable alternative.’
Walt Mossberg
If you want a more democratic EU, communication has to be among its core tasks. There should be a legal foundation for it: Fifty years after the founding of the European project, communication belongs in the constitution.
Margot Wallstrom
I am of course confident that I will fulfill my tasks as a writer in all circumstances – from my grave even more successfully and more irrefutably than in my lifetime.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
It is important to practice so your movement is the minimum
necessary to complete its task.
Masaaki Hatsumi
As difficult as it is for a writer to find a publisher-admittedly a daunting task-it is twice as difficult for a publisher to sort through the chaff, select the wheat, and profitably publish a worthy list.
Olivia Goldsmith
I tried to make meat loaf out of the girl but it becomes too frustrating a task and instead I spend the afternoon smearing her meat all over the walls, chewing on strips of skin I ripped from her body
Bret Easton Ellis
The task of the leaders must be to provide or create for them a strong framework within which they can learn, work hard, be productive and be rewarded accordingly. And this is not easy to achieve.
Lee Kuan Yew
I prioritize people over tasks.
Cathy Engelbert
I believe that the quintessential task of every painter in any time has been to concentrate on the essential.
Gerhard Richter
Our bodies must always be wherever that struggle and the moment we forget that, the moment we become lazy, the moment we sit back, then then the evil ones do their ordained tasks to us.
William Kunstler
The one who does not honor the teacher and the one who does not honor the task, although ever so knowledgeable, they are confused.
Creative activity is not a superimposed, extraneous task against which the body, or brain protests, but an orchestration of … joyful doing.
Gyorgy Kepes
We are trying to remake Vietnamese society, a task which certainly cannot be accomplished by force and which probably cannot be accomplished by any means available to outsiders.
J. William Fulbright
The true task is to unite and organize all workers…and it is the workers themselves who must secure freedom for themselves.
Helen Keller
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
Winston Churchill
When we are working at a difficult task and strive after a good thing, we are fighting a righteous battle, the direct reward of which is that we are kept from much evil. As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
Vincent Van Gogh
The great tasks facing the ecclesial community in the modern world – and among the many I particularly stress evangelization and ecumenism – are centered on the Word of God and, at the same time, draw therefrom their justification and support.
Pope Benedict XVI
Acquiring and keeping good people is a leader’s most important task.
John C. Maxwell
Imagination has the creative task of making symbols, joining things together in such a way that they throw new light on each other and on everything around them. The imagination is a discovering faculty, a faculty for seeing relationships, for seeing meanings that are special and even quite new.
Thomas Merton
You cant argue the tasks with a despotic autocrat. It doesnt work.
Mike Wozniak
So long as men shall be on earth, there will be tasks for them to do. Some way for them to show their worth. Each day shall bring its problems new. And men shall dream of mightier deeds than ever have been done before. There always shall be human needs for men to work and struggle for.
Edgar Guest
Our nettlesome task is to discover how to organize our strength into compelling power.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fair Flora! Now attend thy sportful feast,
Of which some days I with design have past;
A part in April and a part in May
Thou claim’st, and both command my tuneful lay;
And as the confines of two months are thine
To sing of both the double task be mine.
Death does not trouble me. I have no fear of supernatural punishments, of course, nor could I enjoy an eternal life in which there would be nothing left for me to do, the task of living having been accomplished.
B. F. Skinner
There’s a rapport that any photographer is going to have with his subject matter. And if you don’t have a rapport, you’re going to find the task of photographing it difficult.
Bruce Barnbaum
You are a bundle of mysteries. Finding and conquering yourself is a lifetime task. There are unplumbed depths in you full of the rich ore of personal discovery. Explore your self! There is power in you — the power to change yourself and to change the world.
Wilferd Peterson
The wicked will run to the iron bridge, but it will collapse under their weight. The righteous will cross the paper bridge, and it will support them all. Paper is the only eternal bridge. Your purpose as a writer is to achieve one task, and one task only: to build a paper bridge to the world to come.
Dara Horn
Lay hold of today’s task, and you will not depend so much upon tomorrow’s.
Seneca the Younger
We don’t need someone to show us the ropes. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Deep inside us we know the feelings we need to guide us. Our task is to learn to trust our inner knowing.
Sonia Johnson
A silly society is a youth-obsessed society: To the Chinese, who appreciate the value of experience, the greater the ratio in a team of grey ‘hairs and no-hairs’ to ‘black hairs’ the faster and better a task will be completed. The opposite assumption obtains in the youth-obsessed U.S.
Ilana Mercer
The task must be to banish from mankind’s thought the idea that anybody has the right to use force against righteousness, against justice, against mutual agreements.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
This means that they are bound by law and custom to plough the fields of their masters, harvest the corn, gather it into barns, and thresh and winnow the grain; they must also mow and carry home the hay, cut and collect wood, and perform all manner of tasks of this kind.
Jean Froissart
I feel my task is done. I feel a sense of satisfaction, … It’s the moment and I seized it.
Max Mosley
It behooves those who take the young to task to leave them room for excuse, lest they drive them to be hardened by too much rebuke.
It is an easy and vulgar thing to please the mob, and no very arduous task to astonish them.
Charles Caleb Colton
I believe international work is a heavy task, but that it is nevertheless indispensable to go through an apprenticeship in it, at the cost of many efforts and also of a real spirit of sacrifice: however imperfect it may be, the work of Geneva has a grandeur that deserves our support.
Marie Curie
God has left me alive, so it looks like I’m needed for something … As soon as there is a possibility for me to return, I will return and will do everything I can to make life better in Ukraine. And today, the main task is to stop the war.
Viktor Yanukovych
Never try to convey your idea to the audience – it is a thankless and senseless task. Show them life, and they’ll find within themselves the means to assess and appreciate it.
Andrei Tarkovsky
The task is not done. The journey is not complete. We can and we must do more.
Martin Luther King III
My chief task has been to conquer fear. The public sees only the thrill of the accomplished trick; they have no conception of the tortuous preliminary self-training that was necessary to conquer fear.
Harry Houdini
But with nonfiction, the task is very straightforward: Do the research, tell the story
Laura Hillenbrand
Smart hiring managers in the modern world should be asking, “How long can you concentrate on a task before you have to take a break?” I wonder how many of them do?
Kevin Drum
I love stories of female empowerment. I love stories of, “Hey, I’m an ordinary person.” “No, you’re not!” I love stories about not knowing you have it in you, but when called to task, you rise and you find out who you are.
Joseph McGinty Nichol
Spirituality is nothing more than the art of paying attention. When I give my whole heart and mind to a task such as singing – life’s worry, suffering, or conflicts don’t exist in that moment. Additionally, singing is about breath work, which is the most essential practice to living a conscious & healthy life.
Jason Mraz
Taxation, gentlemen, is very much like dairy farming. The task is to extract the maximum amount of milk with the minimum amount of moo.
Terry Pratchett
Our main agenda is to have all guns banned of course. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn’t matter if you have to distort facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.
Sarah Brady
This is the real task before us: to reassert our commitment as a nation to a law higher than our own, to renew our spiritual strength. Only by building a wall of such spiritual resolve can we, as a free people, hope to protect our own heritage and make it someday the birthright of all men.
Ronald Reagan
I see the task of architecture as the defense of the authenticity of human experience
Juhani Pallasmaa
…The task is overwhelming, and the chance is slight. We must take the chance or die.
Robert M. Hutchins
Given political history in Chile, it seemed to me that there was a critical task of consolidating a democracy and creating healthy civic-military and political-military relationships.
Michelle Bachelet
As an astronaut, you have a very defined set of tasks to do. Those tasks may require you to work 60, 70 or 80 hours a week.
Mae Jemison
The moment you accept God’s ordering, that moment your work ceases to be a task, and becomes your calling; you pass from bondage to freedom, from the shadow-land of life into life itself.
Henry Clay Trumbull
Our task shouldn’t be punishing the villains in our lives, but enlarging the God who heals us from all wounds.
Mary E. DeMuth
We all need the living green or we’ll shrivel up inside. To make the modern city livable is the task of our times.
Jens Jensen
The preservation of freedom, is not the task of soldiers alone. The whole nation has to be strong.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
Henry A. Kissinger
One of the main tasks of theology is to find words that do not divide but unite, that do not create conflict but unity, that do not hurt but heal.
Henri Nouwen
Life is a series of tasks that you absolutely must get done before they don’t matter any more.
Robert Breault
Capitalism is the sorcerer’s apprentice: it has summoned up powers which have spun wildly out of control and now threaten to destroy us.The task of socialism is not to spur on those powers but to bring them under rational human control.
Terry Eagleton
It is not for us . . . to send out missionaries to foreign peoples; it is our task to build up our own Western culture.
Carl Jung
Most of us are called on to perform tasks far beyond what we can do. Our capabilities seldom match our aspirations, and we are often woefully unprepared. To this extent, we are all Assistant Pig-Keepers at heart.
Lloyd Alexander
I’m the ultimate organizer! My major at Stanford was “Organizational Behavior” so I love to multi-task and stay extra busy.
Gretchen Carlson
The theory of isolation of certain tasks in certain hemispheres of the brain suggests I shouldn’t even be able to speak, never mind write.
Chris Van Allsburg
As a reader you have a task to do, you have something to do. You bring your experience to it. It’s not all inherit in the poem.
Edward Hirsch
The great task of our time is to build a global society, where people can live together in peace
Karen Armstrong
I’ve finally found somebody who’s up to the task of being my wife, because I’m very … high maintenance.
Neil Diamond
Don’t focus on the victory, focus on the task.
Erik Spoelstra
Learning is not a task or a problem-it is a way to be in the world. Man learns as he pursues goals and projects that have meaning for him.
Sidney Jourard
Since – in my belief system – we each get only one go-round here on planet Earth, it is the task of the writer to interpret, examine, and reflect on the specifics of their one and only life experience.
Merrill Markoe
Writing rules is not one of the more ‘glamorous’ aspects of working on games. It is a task that is, in general, more drudgery than glory.
Jim Dunnigan
Nature can be trusted to work her own miracle in the heart of any man whose daily task keeps him alone among her sights, sounds and silences.
Gene Stratton-Porter
Abandoning a task that is futile and pointless is not giving up.
Megan Hart
We should see schools as safe arenas for experimenting with life, for discovering our talents… for taking responsibity for tasks and others people, for learning how to learn… and for exploring our beliefs about life and society.
Charles Handy
Man is the only religious animal. In the Holy task of smoothing his brother’s path to the happiness of heaven, he has turned the globe into a graveyard.
Mark Twain
Marx saw that capitalism is a wasteful, irrational system, a system which controls us when we should be controlling it. That insight is still valid; but we can now see that the construction of a free and equal society is a more difficult task than Marx realized.
Peter Singer
The evangelical task primarily is the preaching of the Gospel, in the interest of individual regeneration by the supernatural grace of God, in such a way that divine redemption can be recognized as the best solution of our problems, individual and social
Carl F. H. Henry
Man’s task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.
Carl Jung
There’s going to be some joyful lifting for us if you will in terms of some of the tasks we have to do.
Mike Tomlin
With Heaven’s aid I have conquered for you a huge empire. But my life was too short to achieve the conquest of the world. That task is left for you
Genghis Khan
The elementary school must assume as its sublime and most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read. Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
William Bennett
Tactical Work is the work you do every day in your business to generate income, along with all of the operational, financial, and management tasks that entails.
Michael Gerber
Your time as the entrepreneur is worth hundreds of dollars an hour. If you are doing tasks you could hire out, those are stopping you from earning that kind of money.
Jim Palmer
In some environments, roles shift and change each period depending on what the company’s needs are. On the other hand, many functional roles can become very repetitive if you perform similar tasks over and over again.
Andrew Yang
All of us desire a better state of society. But society cannot become better before two great tasks are performed.Unless peace can be firmly established and the prevailing obsession with money and power profoundly modified, there is no hope of any desirable change being made.
Aldous Huxley
Co-operative enterprises provide the organisational means whereby a significant proportion of humanity is able to take into its own hands the tasks of creating productive employment, overcoming poverty and achieving social integration.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Task switching exacts a cost few realize they are even paying.
Gary W. Keller
Your task is to conquer yourselves, not ships, lands and castles. This battle is the one in which you especially are to ‘come off conqueror.’ It is fought every day. In fact, it is a continuing process which commenced a long, long time ago.
Neal A. Maxwell
Just begin and the mind grows heated; continue, and the task will be completed!
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
School has no task more important than to teach strict thought, cautious judgment, and logical conclusions, hence it must pay no attention to what hinders these operations, such as religion, for instance.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Just as in the great moment of resignation one does not mediate but chooses, now the task is to gain proficiency in repeating the impassioned choice and, existing, to express it in existence.
Soren Kierkegaard
The job of training an Iraqi police force is one of the most important tasks being undertaken in Operation Iraqi Freedom. It is also one of the most difficult.
John Boehner
We have conquered for ourselves a place in the sun. It will now be my task to see to it that this place in the sun remains our undisputed possession, for our future lies upon the water.
Wilhelm II
If someday rockets should open the gates to space, then we must be oriented as to its environmental conditions and their possible biological effects. To study this, and to find means of protection, is one of the tasks of space medicine.
Hubertus Strughold
Practicing is not only playing your instrument, either by yourself or rehearsing with others – it also includes imagining yourself practicing. Your brain forms the same neural connections and muscle memory whether you are imagining the task or actually doing it.
Yo-Yo Ma
The most important political task facing the out-of-power party – the Democrats for now – is creating a villain to run against. It’s certainly easier than developing some grand new ideas or policies on which to campaign.
Pat Sajak
To proportion the eagerness of contest to its importance seems too hard a task for human wisdom. The pride of wit has kept ages busy in the discussion of useless questions, and the pride of power has destroyed armies, to gain or to keep unprofitable possessions.
Samuel Johnson
We often praise ‘the ability to multi-task.’ While you can learn when you divide your attention, divided attention doesn’t lead to aiding change in your brain maps [lasting changes].
Norman Doidge
Psychohistory, as a science, will always be problem-centered, while history will always remain period-centered. They are simply two different tasks.
Lloyd deMause
Part of the writer’s task is to recognize what he’s done, then dive back in and make the connections clearer. I’m a strong believer in getting things right the ninth or tenth time.
David Lubar
If we put together all that we have learned from anthropology and ethnography about primitive men and primitive society, we perceive that the first task of life is to live. Men begin with acts, not with thoughts.
William Graham Sumner
The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive.
Joseph Batten
The first step in the direction of a world rule of law is the recognition that peace no longer is an unobtainable ideal but a necessary condition of continued human existence. But to take even this step we must return to a calm and responsible frame of mind in which we can face the long patient tasks ahead.
Margaret Mead
I think of death as some delightful journey that I shall take when all my tasks are done.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The task of a teacher is not to work for the pupil nor to oblige him to work, but to show him how to work.
Wanda Landowska
A good person is the bad person’s teacher. A bad person is the good person’s task.
Good intentions but bad results; bad results but lessons learned. There is a dark corner on every task beautiful and a beautiful corner on every task dark.
Criss Jami
One of the best ways of avoiding necessary and even urgent tasks is to seem to be busily employed on things that are already done.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The herculean task of a photographer is to capture a momentary frame as beautiful in reality, as it would be in a dream.
Ansel Adams
War drags human beings from their tasks of building and improving, and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and killers.
Helen and Scott Nearing
Creativity is not the work of a few. We each carry within us the image of God the Creator; we each have the task of making the earth into a fairer, kinder place. The first step is imagining a better world, and that is most apt to happen when we suffer or look on suffering.
Elizabeth O’Connor
A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Today, terrorism threatens a great number of states, a great number of people – hundreds of thousands, millions of people suffer from its criminal activity. And we all face the task of joining our efforts in the fight against this common evil.
Vladimir Putin
The task of history is to hold out for reprobation every evil word and deed, and to hold out for praise every great and noble word and deed.
The imagination is far better at inventing tortures than life because the imagination is a demon within us and it knows where to strike, where it hurts. It knows the vulnerable spot, and life does not, our friends and lovers do not, because seldom do they have the imagination equal to the task.
Anais Nin
A spiritually established life is not an easy task. But a materially satisfied life is an impossible task.
Sri Chinmoy
In ‘Play Misty For Me’, its inexplicably assertive knife-woman nearly manages the impossible task of slaughtering Clint Eastwood.
Andrew Tudor
A long time ago, there was no such thing as school, and children spent their days learning a trade, a phrase which here means “standing around doing tedious tasks under the instruction of a bossy adult.” In time, however, people realized that the children could be allowed to sit, and the first school was invented.
Daniel Handler
We are learning to do a great many clever things. The next great task will be to learn not to do them.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.
Baltasar Gracian
It’s not the magnitude of the task that matters, it’s the magnitude of our courage.
Matthieu Ricard
Our leaders were assassinated, one of the things I was reading today was – 28 Panthers were killed by the police but 300 Black Panthers were killed by other Panthers just within – internecine warfare. It just began to seem like we were in an impossible task given what we were facing.
Angela Davis
We offer them mediocrity while calling it magic. We offer them the illusion of intelligent software, seducing them into surrendering the task of thinking to the machine. Of course, the machine isn’t thinking, which means that nobody is.
Larry Constantine
It is no easy task to be good.
What looks like multitasking is really switching back and forth between multiple tasks, which reduces productivity and increases mistakes by up to 50 percent.
Susan Cain
No one is strong enough  –  given the magnitude of the task, everyone has to step up their game.
Bill McKibben
The market economy is deeply congruent with the values set out in the Hebrew Bible. Material prosperity is a divine blessing. Poverty crushes the spirit as well as the body, and its alleviation is a sacred task. Work is a noble calling.
Jonathan Sacks
The task of the artist is to make the human being uncomfortable.
Lucian Freud
Edith Vonnegut behaved like a guest in her children’s lives. To her way of thinking, parenting came under the general heading of household tasks, which, as a wealthy woman, she could pay others to do.
Charles J. Shields
Your most important tasks and priorities are those that can have the most serious consequences, positive or negative, on your life or work. Focus on these above all.
Brian Tracy
Ultimately, if BEIS fails in the historic tasks Theresa May has given it, we will all pay a heavy price.
Clive Lewis
If I care for an elderly relative without payment, it is not work, is not counted in national income, and, as it is not labour, is not counted as work. Should my neighbour pay me to do precisely the same tasks, it would contribute to economic growth.
Guy Standing
In almost every task involving form, there are dozens, often hundreds of contradictory elements, which need to be forced to work in harmony by man’s will. This harmony can be acheived only through art.
Alvar Aalto
We have a mighty task before us. The earth needs our assistance.
Laurens van der Post
It is no easy task to lead men. But it is easy enough to drive them.
Rabindranath Tagore
Lenin is an artist who has worked men, as other artists have worked marble or metals. But men are harder than stone and less malleable than iron. There is no masterpiece. The artist has failed. The task was superior to his capacities.
Benito Mussolini
Women’s propaganda must touch upon all those questions which are of great importance to the general proletarian movement. The main task is, indeed, to awaken the women’s class consciousness and to incorporate them into the class struggle.
Clara Zetkin
The object of convalescence ought to be to turn our attention to life: at other times, simply to our tasks!
Friedrich Nietzsche
Team members need to feel trusted and valued, and micromanaging communicates the opposite. Founders who are prone to manage every detail of their businesses will ultimately kill themselves as well as lose the support of team members. Learn to delegate key tasks and give credit.
Martin Zwilling
Trying to keep a society together, trying to keep the older and the younger people together, trying to keep those who live in rural areas together with those who live in cities is one of the most important and most noble tasks of politicians these days.
Angela Merkel
Failure at a task may be the result of having tackled it at the wrong time.
Brendan Behan
Your first task is to see the sorrow in you and around you; your next, to long intensely for liberation. The very intensity of longing will guide you; you need no other guide.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Jesus specialized in menial tasks that everyone else tried to avoid: washing feet, helping children, fixing breakfast, and serving lepers. Nothing was beneath him, because he came to serve.
Rick Warren
In the name of God, Monsieur, let us not be so little attached to God’s service that we yield to a useless fear which may cause us to abandon the task He has given us.
Vincent de Paul
It has always been the task of formal education to set up behavior which would prove useful or enjoyable later in a student’s life.
B. F. Skinner
The key to solving the social problems of our age is to abolish the white race. Until that task is accomplished, even partial reform will prove elusive, because white influence permeates every issue in U.S. society, whether domestic or foreign.
Noel Ignatiev
Our task is not to penetrate the essence of things, the meaning of which we do not know anyway, but rather to develop concepts which allow us to talk in a productive way about phenomena in nature
Niels Bohr
Willing is superfluous for Me. For grace is ever available to devotees who have steady love and faith. Since I move freely with them, talking and singing, even intellectuals are unable to grasp My Truth, My power, My glory or My real task as Avatar.
Sathya Sai Baba
The good chair is a task one is never completely done with
Hans Wegner
Task performed by an unintelligent person should not be rated high.
The essence of independence is to be able to do something for one’s self. Adults work to finish a task, but the child works in order to grow, and is working to create the adult, the person that is to be. Such experience is not just play… it is work he must do in order to grow up.
Maria Montessori
Every task is given equal importance – that way I can pick and choose my tasks based on the ebb and flow of my creative metabolism.
Sara Genn
Life is rich, always changing, always challenging, and we architects have the task of transmitting into wood, concrete, glass and steel, of transforming human aspirations into habitable and meaningful space.
Arthur Erickson
Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God.
Felix Mendelssohn
Our task is not to make societies safe for globalization, but to make the global system safe for decent societies.
John J. Sweeney
The fantasy of doing a task perfectly is common with procrastinators; they set the bar for success very high. Then they are afraid to approach it. As the deadline approaches, they must set the bar lower.
John Perry
The first lesson, simple as it is, is that whatever court we’re in, whatever we are doing, at the end of our task some human being is going to be affected. Some human life is going to be changed by what we do. And so we had better use every power of our minds and our hearts and our beings to get those rulings right.
David Souter
How are we to spend our lives, anyway? That is the real question. We read to seek the answer, and the search itself–the task of a lifetime–becomes the answer.
Lynne Sharon Schwartz
There’s nothing really difficult if you only begin – some people contemplate a task until it looms so big, it seems impossible, but I just begin and it gets done somehow. There would be no coral islands if the first bug sat down and began to wonder how the job was to be done.
John Shaw Billings
You have a limited time to stay on earth. You must try to use that period for the purpose of transforming your country into what you desire it to be: a democratic, non-racial, non-sexist country. And that is a great task.
Nelson Mandela
It is stern work, it is perilous work, to thrust your hand in the sun
And pull out a spark of immortal flame to warm the hearts of men:
But Prometheus, torn by the claws and beaks whose task is never done, would be tortured another eternity to go stealing fire again.
Joyce Kilmer
Computers will be able to do all the mundane tasks in our daily lives.
Aaron Swartz
When someone does a small task beautifully, their whole environment is affected by it.
Jerry Seinfeld
Most people are subjective toward themselves and objective toward all others, frightfully objective sometimes–but the task is precisely to be objective toward oneself and subjective toward all others.
Soren Kierkegaard
I like shelves full of books in a library, but if all books become electronic, the task of big research libraries remains the same – keep what’s published in the form in which it appeared.
Nicholson Baker
We expect him to take up a lot of space in his gangly experiments with life, and we teach him, through task, work, game, activity, and experience how to use that space. Above all, we give him mentoring and supervision that respects and teaches his gifts, his visions, even his shadowy inner demons
Michael Gurian
Our task is not to leave a record of what happened on this date for those who will inherit the Earth; history will take care of that.
Paulo Coelho
People should be hired “as is” and their managers then help them to develop their individual strengths while completing tasks for which they have the greatest aptitude and in which they have the greatest interest.
Marcus Buckingham
When all combine in every way to make everything easier, people will want difficulty. I conceived it as my task to make difficulties everywhere.
Soren Kierkegaard
Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees.
Arthur Schopenhauer
She had of course, kept working. He liked to think she would have moved under the table to continue her task if a gun battle had broken out, but he wasn’t sure.
Eileen Wilks
Art’s task is to save the soul of mankind.. anything less is a dithering while Rome burns.
Terence McKenna
While it is good that we seek to know the Holy One, it is probably not so good to presume that we ever complete the task.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure.
Henry David Thoreau
The virtue as the art consecrates itself constantly to what’s difficult to do, and the harder the task, the shinier the success.
I had always looked upon the search for the absolute as the noblest and most worth while task of science.
Max Planck
To wipe all tears from off all faces is a task too hard for mortals; but to alleviate misfortunes is often within the most limited power: yet the opportunities which every day affords of relieving the most wretched of human beings are overlooked and neglected with equal disregard of policy and goodness.
Samuel Johnson
Those who produce should have, but we know that those who produce the most – that is, those who work hardest, and at the most difficult and most menial tasks, have the least.
Eugene V. Debs
Those tasks that have been entrusted to us are difficult; almost everything serious is difficult; and everything is serious.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Why don’t you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough.
Frederic Bastiat
If you commit yourself to the art of poetry, you commit yourself to the task of learning how to see, using words as elements of sight and their sounds as prisms. And to see means to see something worth all the agony of learning how to see.
Archibald MacLeish
The fact is that you can’t do everything that you have to do. You have to procrastinate on something. Therefore, procrastinate on small tasks.
Brian Tracy
It’s a pretty crazy task to try to describe God “quickly.” Everything starts with a healthy fear of Him.
Francis Chan
The great leaders called the working class first whenever difficult and gigantic tasks arose for the revolution, and ushered in fresh heydays of the revolution by relying on them.
Kim Jong-un
Set me anything to do as a task, and it is inconceivable the desire I have to do something else.
George Bernard Shaw
No one would choose to be jerked randomly off task again and again until you have half a dozen things you’re trying to get done, all at the same time.
Marilyn vos Savant
I know that each of us has much to do. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by the tasks we face. But if we keep our priorities in order, we can accomplish all that we should. We can endure to the end regardless of temptations, problems, and challenges.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
The gates of Hell are open night and day; smooth the descent, and easy is the way: but, to return, and view the cheerful skies; in this, the task and mighty labor lies.
A country that does not fulfill its tasks in protecting the external borders has to cope with the consequences.
Viktor Orban
Let no one who has the slightest desire to live in peace and quietness be tempted, under any circumstances, to enter upon the chivalrous task of trying to correct a popular error.
William Thoms
Learning to inhibit unwanted contractions of muscles that function without, or in spite of, our will, is the main task in coordinated action.
Moshe Feldenkrais
The task for a modern industrial society is to achieve what is now technically realizable, namely, a society which is really based on free voluntary participation of people who produce and create, live their lives freely within institutions they control, and with limited hierarchical structures, possibly none at all
Noam Chomsky
Today’s workplace has become heartless and soulless. Employees are seen as units of labour, automatons, functionaries, objects for achieving designated tasks, and as costs to be minimised.
Tim Field
I’m a task-oriented actor. A pretender. And I try to invent my process anew each time I make a new project. So I frown on any method.
Willem Dafoe
To be sure, technology will change what we do. Tasks that are highly manual, routine, and predictable will be automated. But jobs are made up of many tasks. So the nature of existing jobs will change, and new careers will be created.
Cathy Engelbert
As all entrepreneurs know, you live and die by your ability to prioritize. You must focus on the most important, mission-critical tasks each day and night, and then share, delegate, delay or skip the rest.
Jessica Jackley
If the members who compose a society lived on continuously, they might educate the new-born members, but it would be a task directed by personal interest rather than social need. Now it is a work of necessity.
John Dewey
To be given the opportunity to help shape new artists’ careers and mentor them to see their dreams come to fruition is a task I welcome with open arms.
Christina Aguilera
Our task is to relate our lives to God, and let Him work through us.
Henry Blackaby
There is an art to the business of making sandwiches which it is given to few ever to find the time to explore in depth. It is a simple task, but the opportunities for satisfaction are many and profound.
Douglas Adams
I am not much an advocate for traveling, and I observe that men run away to other countries because they are not good in their own, and run back to their own because they pass for nothing in the new places. For the most part, only the light characters travel. Who are you that have no task to keep you at home?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have a feeling the writers who find screenwriting difficult are usually just not lazy enough for the job. They don’t know how to stop before the task is done. I’ve always had a knack for leaving things unfinished, which makes screenwriting easier for me than most.
Jonathan Raymond
Making the world safe for diversity, is one of the greatest tasks we face in the global era.
Os Guinness
Protecting dozens of major coastal cities from future flooding will be challenging enough-rebuilding major coastal cities destroyed by super-hurricanes will be an almost impossible task.
Joseph J. Romm
If you set out in a spaceship to find the one planet in the galaxy that has life, the odds against your finding it would be so great that the task would be indistinguishable, in practice, from impossible.
Richard Dawkins
The sociological imagination enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society. This is its task and its promise.
C. Wright Mills
One should not be assigned one’s identity in society by the job slot one happens to fill. If we truly believe in the dignity of labor, any task can be performed with equal pride because none can demean the basic dignity of a human being.
Judith Martin
… this task entrusted to us by God the Creator requires us to grasp the rhythm and logic of creation. But we are often driven by pride of domination, of possessions, manipulation, of exploitation; we do not “care” for it, we do not respect it, we do not consider it as a free gift that we must care for.
Pope Francis
‘I have always asked God to guide me in each of my tasks.
Women who work at home rearing children and attending to various household tasks are expected to provide something that is absolutely essential yet costs nothing, like the air we breathe.
Mary Jo Weaver
Scientists seek the lawfulness of events. It is the task of Religion to fit man into this lawfulness.
Frank Herbert
One of the most difficult tasks men can perform, however much others may despise it, is the invention of good games.
Carl Jung
Central to achieving progress in Afghanistan – and to setting the conditions necessary to transition security tasks from the international community to the Afghan government – is increasing the size and capability of ANSF.
David Petraeus
Every human being has a personal legend to be fulfilled, and this is our reason for being in the world. This personal legend manifests itself in our enthusiasm for the task.
Paulo Coelho
Mexico is divided over the results of its presidential election. The U.S.had offered to send in a task force to help determine the outcome, but unfortunately the Supreme Court is currently not in session.
Allan Ray
As a co-chair of the State’s 2010 Olympics Task Force, I am working to make sure our border crossings are ready to handle the risks and benefits the Games will bring.
Rick Larsen
An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person’s main task in life—becoming a better person.
Leo Tolstoy
It is vital that we serve each other in the kingdom. . . . So often, our acts of service consist of simple encouragement or of giving . . . help with mundane tasks, but what glorious consequences can flow . . . from small but deliberate deeds!
Spencer W. Kimball
It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope.
Pope Benedict XVI
It is not the writer’s task to answer questions but to question answers. To be impertinent, insolent, and, if necessary, subversive.
Edward Abbey
To the family is entrusted the task of striving, first and foremost, to unleash the forces of good.
Pope John Paul II
The entire intelligence community is so bloated and so reliant on contractors. There’s no question there’s many tasks that make sense to outsource, and yet, we have followed blindly this dogma that if it’s private contracting, it must be better.
Valerie Plame
The first task in teaching for creativity in any field is to encourage people to believe in their creative potential and to nurture the confidence to try.
Ken Robinson
Of all tasks of government the most basic is to protect its citizens against violence.
John Foster Dulles
We all carry within us places of exile, our crimes, our ravages. Our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to transform them in ourselves and others.
Albert Camus
The problem with fault-findingIs that he who finds fault with othersIs in no way a happy person Even after he has successfully Accomplished his task.
Sri Chinmoy
One of the most important tasks as a leader in a startup is to pick the right metric to track. This is often referred to as the ‘compass metric’ because it will be your compass for growth. It’s important to note that ‘compass metrics’ will likely change over the lifetime of a business.
Tobias Lutke
There’s nothing so useless than executing a task efficiently when it actually never should have been executed at all.
Peter Drucker
It takes time to change established mindset. It is a difficult task. But we have five years. This is not about Modi… Modi is only one of its 1.2 billion people… This is a people’s task.
Narendra Modi
Has not the experience of two centuries shown that gradualism in theory is perpetuity in practice? Is there an instance, in the history of the world, where slaves have been educated for freedom by their task-masters?
William Lloyd Garrison
To seek out beauty in our work is to make a pilgrimage of our labors, to understand that the consummation of work lies not only in what we have done, but who we have become while accomplishing the task.
David Whyte
But now my task is smoothly done, I can fly, or I can run Quickly to the green earth’s end, Where the bow’d welkin slow doth bend, And from thence can soar as soon To the corners of the Moon.
John Milton
One of our most noble political tasks is to open up trust.
Gustav Heinemann
No one can mock your meagre achievements or inability to accomplish the simplest of tasks, if they remain figments of your imagination. You can revel, again and again, in the glory of a fairy tale doomed never to appear in reality.
Chris Murray
The biological task of science is to provide the fully developed human individual with as perfect a means of orientating himself as possible. No other scientific ideal can be realised, and any other must be meaningless.
Ernst Mach
Nowadays I find chocolate and/or chocolate-based snacks to be great motivators. Everyone loves chocolate. If someone has a lot of work to do, put a piece of fudge in a glass container (so they can see it) and let them know that if they accomplish their tasks, they can eat the fudge. You’ll definitely get a reaction!
Michael Scott
When the artist activates his being, awakens to his surroundings, and sets himself the task of creating, connections are made out of conscious awareness that return coalesced as inspiration.
Eric Maisel
The critic’s first labor is the task of distinguishing between men, as history and their works display them, and the ideals which one and another have conspired to urge upon his acceptance.
Edmund Clarence Stedman
To sense when a teenager needs understanding and when misunderstanding is a difficult and delicate task. The sad truth is that no matter how wise we are, we cannot be right for any length of time in our teenagers’ eyes.
Haim Ginott
Whatever task you undertake, do it with all your heart and soul. Always be courteous, never be discouraged. Beware of him who promises something for nothing. Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures. Do not look for approval except the consciousness of doing your best.
Bernard Baruch
At some level, you have to be able to say, “This is my task.” It’s in small, local ways that you keep yourself alive and refresh ideas that are always going into dead abstraction.
Robert Hass
The great soul is the person who has taken on the task of change. If he or she is able to transcend fear, to act out of courage, the whole group will benefit and each one, in his or her own life, will be suddenly more courageous, though they may not see how or why.
Gary Zukav
He knew now, and the knowledge was hard, that his task had never been to undo what he had done, but to finish what he had begun.
Ursula K. Le Guin
I’ve appointed a task force to take a fresh look at the color-code system and whether we should retain it, change it or scrap it.
Janet Napolitano
When I use a direct manipulation system whether for text editing, drawing pictures, or creating and playing games I do think of myself not as using a computer but as doing the particular task. The computer is, in effect, invisible. The point cannot be overstressed: make the computer system invisible.
Donald A. Norman
To occupy yourself with tasks that are useful to yourself and others, you can get your mind off your problems.
Frederick Lenz
Writers themselves benefit from all helpful information about their task and methods. Readers, in turn, can have both their understanding and appreciation of literature enhanced by information about the writer’s work.
Leland Ryken
Growing up means leaving home and becoming a self supporting adult. I think this the hardest task any human being hast to face.
John Bradshaw
The question is: How are you able to organize your information, your tasks, and get stuff done spanning those different roles? Nobody lives in isolation.
Satya Nadella
Successfully to accomplish any task it is necessary not only that you should give it the best there is in you, but that you should obtain for it the best there is in those under your guidance.
George Washington Goethals
Luckily for me, I became a rap star so I’m making enough money to support my family. It’s funny because that may seem like the only way that I can do such a task.
Joey Badass
I quite often feel that my greatest task as a father is to raise children who love what is good, true, and beautiful, and who are therefore aliens in this popular culture.
Rod Dreher
God has given believers the responsibility of spreading the Gospel to all the world, and we need to use all at our disposal to accomplish this task.
Theodore Epp
From all of us Scarborough girls, greetings and thanks. This task required two, working together, trusting each other. It required the “us,” not the “I.” For that is true love, is it not?
Nancy Werlin
Some men spend a lifetime in an attempt to comprehend the complexities of women. Others pre-occupy themselves with somewhat simpler tasks, such as understanding the theory of relativity!
Albert Einstein
If you were to loose the habit of making the effort to get the book and read the words one by one you would have lost something terribly important. So I think that we have a task to ensure that this doesn’t happen.
Chinua Achebe
To be in flow means to be totally absorbed in whatever one is doing at the moment. It occurs when one is fully present and completely focused on the task at hand…Flow can occur during any human activity, whether work or at play.
Dalai Lama
One of the most difficult tasks of visioneering is distinguishing between good ideas and God ideas.
Andy Stanley
Here’s why this matters: Studies show that a person who is interrupted takes 50 percent longer to accomplish a task. Not only that, he or she makes up to 50 percent more errors.
John Medina
You cannot reduce the complexity of a given task beyond a certain point. Once you’ve reached that point, you can only shift the burden around.
Larry Tesler
Task triage is the habit of making a realistic assessment of what degree of perfection is required for a task at the point of accepting it, so one doesn’t need to rely on one’s habit of procrastinating to lower the bar.
John Perry
Many times, what people call ‘writer’s block’ is the confusion that happens when a writer has a great idea, but their writing skill is not up to the task of putting that idea down on paper. I think that learning the craft of writing is critical.
Pearl Cleage
The power of music, narrative and drama is of the greatest practical and theoretical importance. … We see how the retarded, unable to perform fairly simple tasks involving perhaps four or five movements or procedures in sequence, can do these perfectly if they work to music.
Oliver Sacks
If we can find approaches that meet the needs of the poor in ways that generate profits for business and votes for politicians, we will have found a sustainable way to reduce inequity in the world. This task is open-ended. It can never be finished. But a conscious effort to answer this challenge will change the world.
Bill Gates
Lord, the task is impossible for me but not for Thee. Lead the way and I will follow.
Mary Slessor
With this in mind, for some twenty years I have set myself as my particular task the experimental investigation of the connexion between change in the structure and change in the spectra of chemical atoms.
Johannes Stark
Our attitude at the beginning of a task will affect its outcome more than anything else.
John C. Maxwell
I’m always driven by something. It doesn’t matter what it is, it could be the smallest task or something huge.
Bobby Williams
The task of the teacher of the Bible is to open up what’s closed, to make plain what is obscure, to unravel what is knotted and to unfold what is tightly packed.
Alistair Begg
A powerful programming language is more than just a means for instructing a computer to perform tasks. The language also serves as a framework within which we organize our ideas about processes.
Hal Abelson
The resource allocation task of top management has received too much attention when compared to the task of resource leverage.
C. K. Prahalad
A wonderful blend of technology & people power for India’s growth, ‘MyGov’ has several discussion forums, on-line & on-ground tasks. I am delighted to invite you to join ‘MyGov’ & contribute towards taking India to greater heights of progress.
Narendra Modi
It is unconscionable that 10,000 boys have died in Vietnam. If 10,000 American women had mind enough they could end the war, if they were committed to the task, even if it meant going to jail.
Jeannette Rankin
America faces many challenges…but the enemy I fear most is complacency. We are about to be hit by the full force of global competition. If we continue to ignore the obvious task at hand while others beat us at our own game, our children and grandchildren will pay the price. We must now establish a sense of urgency.
Charles M. Vest
Don’t worry about breaks every 20 minutes ruining your focus on a task. Contrary to what I might have guessed, taking regular breaks from mental tasks actually improves your creativity and productivity. Skipping breaks, on the other hand, leads to stress and fatigue.
Tom Rath
The impresario functions as a bridge and a translator. He or she is a bridge between the creative point of view – which is often very focused on the creative task itself – and the resource-allocation process. The impresario has to make certain the funds and people required to get that task completed are available.
John Kao
One’s task is not to turn the world upside down, but to do what is necessary at the given place and with a due consideration of reality.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Whoever today speaks of human existence in terms of power, efficiency, and historical tasks is an actual or potential assassin.
Albert Camus
We know form past experience that when you put women’s issues or face issues on the back burner, they never get dealt with. So all struggles have to be dealt with simultaneously, but within an anti-capitalist framework. A monumental task, but nothing less will do.
Michael Yates
It is funny, the things you miss about a more conventional lifestyle. I miss seemingly mundane tasks, like cleaning the kitchen, moving my furniture around to achieve just the right look, and checking the mailbox. I miss making my bed in the morning before work.
Lauren Gibbs
I really do like surprises. I’m not so talented at planning things out or having schedules before or sticking to the plan per se, but yeah I’m very much a spontaneous guy and it’s sort of hard for me to multi-task and to have all these things going on at once.
Adam Young
My first biography written in ’73 was not ‘Journey To The Moon.’ It was ‘Return To Earth.’ Because for me, that was the more difficult task – disappointment.
Buzz Aldrin
The task is to learn how to enjoy everyday life without diminishing other people’s chances to enjoy theirs.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
There are so many people afraid of a task. They get so overwhelmed by the obstacles in front of them that they shy away from reaching beyond a position of safety.
Edwin Moses
One’s better off alone, and yet there are so many things that are impossible to fathom on one’s own. In fact it’s a terrible business and the task is a hard one.
Claude Monet
The search for a personal identity is the life task of a teenager.
Haim Ginott
One of the great undiscovered joys of life comes from doing everything one attempts to the best of one’s ability. The smallest task, well done, becomes a miracle of achievement.
Og Mandino
Men are too emotional to vote. Their conduct at baseball games and political conventions shows this, while their innate tendency to appeal to force renders them particularly unfit for the task of government….Man’s place is in the armory.
Alice Duer Miller
To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one’s responsibility as a free man.
Alan Paton
I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self denial, and above all, compassion
Kurt Hahn
When you’re afraid of someone’s judgment, you can’t connect with them. You’re too preoccupied with the task of impressing them.
Amanda Palmer
Swaraj does not depend on jail going. If it did, there are thousands of prisoners in jail today. It depends on everyone doing his or her own task.
Mahatma Gandhi
I rest not from my great task! | To open the Eternal Worlds, | to open the immortal Eyes of Man | Inwards into the Worlds of Thought; | Into eternity, ever expanding | In the Bosom of God, | The Human Imagination
William Blake
For a person to become deeply involved in any activity it is essential that he knows precisely what tasks he must accomplish, moment by moment.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Any task can be completed in only one-third more time than is currently estimated.
Norman Ralph Augustine
Breaking tasks down into smaller sub-tasks can be very useful.
James Surowiecki
There are always greater fish than you have caught, always the lure
of greater task and achievement, always the inspiration to seek, to endure,
to find.
Zane Grey
The chief difference between me and others is that I have plenty of time not only because I am without a multitude of responsibilities and without daily tasks, which demand attention: But also because I am basically without ambition. Neither the present nor the future has claims on me.
Eric Hoffer
Politics are not the task of a Christian.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
There is nothing that so raises a young man’s self-esteem, that so contributes to the formation of his character as for him to find himself unexpectedly confronted with a task which he has to accomplish entirely on his own initiative and by his own efforts.
Stefan Zweig
I would welcome the passing of the idea of philosophy as defined by a method of conceptual analysis. But that is not the passing of philosophy, and it leaves the philosopher with the task of grasping natures or essences (among other things).
Robert Adams
God does not require us to achieve any of the good tasks that humanity must pursue. What God requires of us is that we not stop trying.
Bayard Rustin
The most important part of filmmaking is the collaboration and the ensemble element of it. If you just all focus on the task and the work and try and make the best film that you can then people will come.
Nina Jacobson
As for the status of Western Christianity, we are in a place where our task is to redefine the primary symbols of our faith or tradition in a more human direction. That’s the thing I spend my time doing.
John Shelby Spong
In the weeks and months ahead, my task is to show I have the new ideas, the vision and the experience to earn the trust of the British people.
Gordon Brown
An artists job is to see.В  And to go out in the world and see it firsthand, just as it is; to report with line and words what is seen.В  To be in the world, not just study about the world, that is the artists task
Robert Fulghum
The task of the artist at any time is uncompromisingly simple to discover what has not yet been done, and to do it.
Craig Raine
It seems to me nowadays that the most important task for someone who is aging is to spread love and warmth whenever possible.
Kathe Kollwitz
We cannot know the whole truth, which belongs to God alone, but our task nevertheless is to seek to know what is true.
Wendell Berry
I have great energy and I have great tasks ahead of me.
Garry Kasparov
To assign to everybody his proper place in society is the task of the consumers. Their buying and abstention from buying is instrumental in determining each individual’s social position.
Ludwig von Mises
Whatever my doubts, however heavy the burden, I feel that I must accept the task of helping to make this nation and this world a better place to live in – for all men, black and white alike.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
We shall not cease from exploring,
And the end of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot
Only when I saw the Earth from space, in all its ineffable beauty and fragility, did I realize that humankind’s most urgent task is to cherish and preserve it for future generations.
Sigmund Jahn
Your ability to work with others on a complex task is a critical skill for advancement at work.
Brian Tracy
All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination. Even the richest, most surprising and wild imagination is not as rich, wild and surprising as reality. The task of the poet is to pick singular threads from this dense, colorful fabric.
Wislawa Szymborska
The major task of the twentieth century will be to explore the unconscious, to investigate the subsoil of the mind.
Henri Bergson
To assume that one’s existential task is completed when the individual is brought into right relation with society, that is, when the individual has been socialized, is to absolutize society and confuse society with God.
Merold Westphal
Fires can’t be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.
James A. Baldwin
It’s not enough to do the tasks that are expected or required of us. We have to give more, do more, be more.
Hill Harper
Work hard but work smart. Always. Every day. Nothing is handed to you and nothing is easy. You’re not owed anything… No job or task is too small or beneath you. If you want to get ahead, volunteer to do the things no one else wants to do, and do it better. Be a sponge. Be open and learn.
Bobbi Brown
When our schedules are busy, and we are working hard on the tasks immediately at hand, it can be difficult to see that big, potential breakthrough idea right in front of us, much less act on it.
Dinesh Paliwal
There is as yet no civilized society, but only a society in the process of becoming civilized. There is as yet no civilized nation, but only nations in the process of becoming civilized. From this standpoint, we can now speak of a collective task of humankind. The task of humanity is to build a genuine civilization.
Felix Adler
Flexibility depends upon your range of motion and will enable you to do more day-to-day tasks with comfort and ease.
Mandy Ingber
Don’t do small stuff early in your energy cycle or you’ll blow your ‘golden hours,’ but occasionally you have to do the ‘possible’ to develop the momentum for the killer task.
Helen Gurley Brown
I am going to create a new special deportation task force focused on identifying and quickly removing the most dangerous criminal illegal immigrants in America who have evaded justice just like Hillary Clinton has evaded justice.
Donald Trump
It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
We must not just be in the world and above the world, but also of the world. To love it for what it is… is the only task. Avoid it and you are lost. Lose yourself in it, and you are free.
Henry Miller
Efficiency may curtail [energy] demand in the short term, for the specific task at hand. But its long-term impact is just the opposite…efficiency fails to curb demand because it lets more people do more, and do it faster-and more/more/faster invariably swamps all the efficiency gains.
Peter W. Huber
The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do.
Henry Moore
Trying to be number one and trying to do a task well are two different things.
Alfie Kohn
I believe that a truly valuable artist must be an artist who realizes the impossibility of his task -and then continues to do it.
Keith Jarrett
The real leaders intend to do definitely that good task for which a pretender has provoked them by saying that it can’t be done, but the good number of pretenders tend to do only that job for which a real leader has cautioned them by showing the things that should not be done.
Anyone who would attempt the task of felling a virgin forest with a penknife would probably feel the same paralysis of despair that the reformer feels when confronted with existing school systems.
Ellen Key
The things that haven’t been done before, Are the tasks worthwhile today; Are you one of the flock that follows, or Are you one that shall lead the way? Are you one of the timid souls that quail At the jeers of a doubting crew, Or dare you, whether you win or fail, Strike out for a goal that’s new?
Edgar Guest
I think you have to have your own expectations of yourself and your own sense of purpose and your own intrinsic pleasure in the task. If you don’t, you will drive yourself off a cliff because your fortunes will rise and fall, and if you identify too closely with that, you really will go insane.
Sarah Ruhl
Is it possible to fulfill this task, is it possible to achieve the definite victory of Socialism in one country without the combined efforts of the proletarians of several advanced countries? No, it is impossible.
Leon Trotsky
The task of the proletariat is to create a still more powerful fatherland with a far greater power of resistance, the Republican United States of Europe, as the foundation of the United States of the World.
Leon Trotsky
I remember the excruciating school task of writing a three-page term paper. But, oh, that feeling when I was done! I think I drive myself for that feeling of accomplishment.
Jimmy Buffett
The military taught me the importance of getting something done in a timely manner and the importance of completing a mission on time. My lieutenant would say, ‘If you don’t, you die.’ In many ways, life is the same. If you don’t pay attention to a timeline, you lose out on the ability to accomplish the task at hand.
Don Young
I get people using my admin skills to try to basically plan their wedding or stag night. They say, ‘Can you just come up with six tasks for us on our hen night?’
Alex Horne
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia authorities face the complicated task of stabilising and reviving a devastated economy after years of regional conflicts, international isolation and economic mismanagement.
Stanley Fischer
What constitutes success? She who has achieved success has lived well; laughed often and loved much; has gained the respect of little children; has filled her niche and accomplished her task; has left the world better than she found it; has always looked for the best in others and given the best she had.
Bessie Anderson Stanley
What is best in mathematics deserves not merely to be learnt as a task, but to assimilated as a part of daily thought, and brought again and again before the mind with ever-renewed encouragement.
Bertrand Russell
You know, sometimes I get moments of inspiration when I’m writing something and then the task seems so daunting that it just kind of scares me away.
Adam Pascal
The Weizmann Institute showed me respect and didn’t require many administrative tasks, so I was quite independent. I did what I wanted.
Ada Yonath
Romantic art is the fuel and the spark plug of a Man’s soul. It’s task is to set a soul on fire and never let it go out.
Ayn Rand
Singaporeans generally feel more secure these days. One of our tasks is to remind them that this, a result of a continuing act of will and an appropriate sense of insecurity, is very helpful.
Lee Hsien Loong
To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.
Samuel Beckett
This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history.
Christiana Figueres
Silence alone is great; all else is feebleness . . . Perform with all your heart your long and heavy task. . . . Then as do I, say naught, but suffer and die.
Alfred de Vigny
Clearly, the first task is to gain acceptance of a more reasonable view of the future, one that opens possibilities rather than forecloses them.
Herman Kahn
…try to tell the people of America about Dr. Gerson’s merits and …results…I wish you the best in your difficult task.
Albert Schweitzer
If you are already an awakened soul,
Then you must realise
That God has already given you
A supreme task to perform:
He wants you to work
For His Vision’s world-blossoms.
Sri Chinmoy
It is precisely as though I were possessed by some other spirit when I enter on a new task of acting, as though something within me presses a switch and my own consciousness merges into some other, greater, more vital being.
Conrad Veidt
You don’t need a special task. Every task is special.
Frederick Lenz
Nothing surely is as potent as a law that may not be disobeyed. It has the force of the water drop that hollows the stone. A small dainty task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.
Anthony Trollope
The best thing about endings is knowing that just ahead is the daunting task to start over.
Jodi Picoult
All of us task-oriented obsessive compulsives must learn to slow down and let people into our lives.
Hans Finzel
I’m a recognizable person and some people feel the need for some reason to take me to task. You’re really messing with the wrong person on that one.
Henry Rollins
Calculating how much carbon is absorbed by which forests and farms is a tricky task, especially when politicians do it.
Donella Meadows
When I was younger, I used to play mind games in which I’d try to finish tasks in minutes. My favorite was when I would shower, lay out my school clothes, then devour my dinner – in 15 minutes flat.
Alexa Von Tobel
A little person in a little place can use a little thing, perform a
little task, and receive a great reward.
Jack Hyles
I don’t, as my mom would say, sweat the small stuff in our relationship. Because when I think of day-to-day irritations that you might have with the one you love, they’re nothing compared to the bigger task at hand.
Michelle Obama
I’m not sure I’m happy with words such as “task” or “role” when they are attached to literature.
Amos Oz
The great task of life is to learn the will of the Lord and then do it.
Ezra Taft Benson
Our children may learn about heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves architects of the future.
Jomo Kenyatta
Problems become privatized and removed from larger social issues. This is one task, connecting the personal problems to larger social issues that progressive leftist intellectuals have failed to take on as a major political and educational project.
Henry Giroux
No matter how convenient it is for us to reach out to people remotely, sometimes the most important task is to show up in person.
Blake Mycoskie
The very first task of leadership is to set the vision for the organization. If you don’t set the vision, you’re not the leader.
Rick Warren
We are hopeful that you will want to visit our planet in the near future. We are in the process of restoring our environment to its original grandeur, and hope to have completed the task before your RSVP.
Jeremy Rifkin
Human nature is rarely so amusing as when trying to get a house off its hands. Women at this task can be untruthful enough, but their untruth lacks the infusion of candor which a skillful male liar can introduce.
E. V. Lucas
If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place.
Orison Swett Marden
Whenever I have endured or accomplished some difficult task — such as watching television, going out socially or sleeping — I always look forward to rewarding myself with the small pleasure of getting back to my typewriter and writing something.
Isaac Asimov
Any of us probably could do more important things than we are doing. Any of us could use some changes in our tasks. But none of us – and still stay alive and sane – could do without something to do.
L. Ron Hubbard
You can be deeply non-serious and still focused, disciplined, and on task.
Jeff VanderMeer
It is the duty of the government to guarantee maximum security, and this is not an easy task.
Yitzhak Rabin
The tools used by the surgeons must be adapted to the task and where the human brain is concerned they cannot be too refined.
Lars Leksell
The first task is to get to know the players really well-watching them as individuals in training and in match play-to see what is good in their natural game. Then, and only then, can we begin to outline the general tactics.
Helenio Herrera
The task of the church is twofold: to spread Christianity throughout the world and to make sure that the Christianity she spreads is the pure New Testament kind.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Women run the small country called Home, millions of us do it in our spare time, and no one who doesn’t run that small country really knows what it feels like in the dead of night when task lists jitter like tickertape through your seething brain.
Allison Pearson
My task is not to tyrannize but to destroy tyrants.
Cesare Borgia
Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.
Erich Fromm
Whoever is versed in the jargon does not have to say what he thinks, does not even have to think it properly. The jargon takes over this task.
Theodor Adorno
The artist’s task consists of making one thing of many, and a
world from the smallest part of a thing.
Rainer Maria Rilke
All my writings may be considered tasks imposed from within, their source was a fateful compulsion. What I wrote were things that assailed me from within myself. I permitted the spirit that moved me to speak out.
Carl Jung
Set the troops to their tasks without imparting your designs.
Sun Tzu
The Age of Nations is past. The task before us now, if we would not perish, is to build the Earth.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
You must bring every particle of your energy, unanswerable resolution, your best efforts, your persistent industry to your task or the best will not come out of you. You must back up your ambition by your whole nature, by unbounded enthusiasm and a determination to win which knows no failure.
Orison Swett Marden
The greater the effort, the greater the glory.
Pierre Corneille
In this dark world, the Lord Jesus gave us the task of passing on His love
Corrie Ten Boom
Unfortunately, people always tend to think that girls are weak when it comes to physical tasks. The pressure is there to prove them wrong.
Jasmin Bhasin
We create truths by describing, or by re-describing , our beliefs and observations. Our task, and the task of every artist and scientist, is to re-describe our inherited assumptions and invented fictions in order to create new paradigms for the future.
Anne Bogart
A heavier task could not have been impos’d,
Than I to speak my griefs unspeakable.
William Shakespeare
If a person sets out to practice meditation in this lifetime and they have a little bit of spiritual evolution behind them and they’re quite dedicated, it really is not at all an impossible task to enter into salvakalpa samadhi in this particular lifetime.
Frederick Lenz
A man can never be idle with safety and advantage until he has been so trained by work that he makes his freedom from times and tasks more fruitful than his toil has been.
Hamilton Wright Mabie
The purpose of science is to develop, without prejudice or preconception of any kind, a knowledge of the facts, the laws, and the processes of nature. The even more important task of religion, on the other hand, is to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind.
Robert Andrews Millikan
Our fundamental task as human beings is to seek out connections-to exercise our imaginations.
Katherine Paterson
Some people there are who, being grown; forget the horrible task of learning to read. It is perhaps the greatest single effort that the human undertakes, and he must do it as a child.
John Steinbeck
Technology means the systematic application of scientific or other organized knowledge to practical tasks.
John Kenneth Galbraith
As the prosperity of the nation and the height of wage rates depend on a continual increase in the capital invested in its plants, mines and farms, it is one of the foremost tasks of good government to remove all obstacles that hinder the accumulation and investment of new capital.
Ludwig von Mises
The stakes are immense, the task colossal, the time is short. But we may hope – we must hope – that man’s own creation, man’s own genius, will not destroy him.
Albert Einstein
The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us.
Theodor Adorno
In everything, it is no easy task to find the middle.
When you make a to-do list, you should also make a to-not-do list. Warren Buffet was asked about the secret to success, and he said that it was saying no to almost everything. Some of those little tasks won’t matter as long as you get the big tasks done.
Brian Tracy
All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.
Friedrich Nietzsche
A man sets himself the task of portraying the world. Shortly before he dies he discovers that this patient labyrinth of lines is a drawing of his own face.
Jorge Luis Borges
It would be an endless task to trace the variety of meannesses, cares, and sorrows into which women are plunged by the prevailing opinion that they were created rather to feel than reason.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
It is always a much easier task to educate uneducated people than to re-educate the mis-educated.
Herbert M. Shelton
Procrastination comes in two types. Some of us procrastinate in order to pursue restful activities – spending time in bed, watching TV – while others delay difficult or unpleasant tasks in favor of those that are more fun.
Daniel Levitin
Mankind always sets itself only such tasks as it can solve; since, looking at the matter more closely, we will always find that the task itself arises only when the material conditions necessary for its solution already exist or are at least in the process of formation.
Karl Marx
Among our tasks as witnesses to the love of Christ is that of giving a voice to the cry of the poor.
Pope Francis
There is a power in love to divine another’s destiny better than that other can, and by heroic encouragements, hold him to his task. What has friendship so signal as its sublime attraction to whatever virtue is in us?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is not for a care-free existence I am fighting, but for the possibility of devoting myself to the task which I believe and know has been laid upon me by God — the work which seems to me more important and needful in Norway than any other, that of arousing the nation and leading it to think great thoughts.
Henrik Ibsen
Perhaps the central task of the leader of leaders thus becomes the development of other leaders.
Warren G. Bennis
Nuremberg taught me that creating a world of tolerance and compassion would be a long and arduous task. And I also learned that if we did not devote ourselves to developing effective world law, the same cruel mentality that made the Holocaust possible might one day destroy the entire human race.
Benjamin B. Ferencz
Experts say you can’t concentrate on more than one task at a time.
Marilyn vos Savant
It becomes a giant’s task to compute the result when the effect of cross seas, wind at all angles and ever varying force, arched surfaces, head resistance, ratio of weight to area, and the intelligence of the guiding power crop up.
Lawrence Hargrave
I want an AI-powered society because I see so many ways that AI can make human life better. We can make so many decisions more systematically or automate away repetitive tasks and save so much human time.
Andrew Ng
Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power, as Alfred Adler taught, but a quest for meaning. The greatest task for any person is to find meaning in his or her own life.
Viktor E. Frankl
God prepares leaders with a specific place and task in mind. Training methods are adapted to the mission, and natural and spiritual gifts are given with clear purpose.
J. Oswald Sanders
When you have set yourself a task finish it.
To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age
Isaac Newton
Most tasks and tests will demand recall of isolated pieces of information, and I will not have to show how concepts and ideas are related or how facts illustrate underlying principles.
Joseph Barrell
The breeder can indeed lay the foundations of a good and serviceable dog but the trainer must see to it that he brings to their highest possible development, the physical and mental foundations already laid and thus his is the more grateful task.
Max von Stephanitz
If it were customary to send daughters to school like sons, and if they were then taught the natural sciences, they would learn as thoroughly and understand the subtleties of all the arts and sciences as well as sons.
Christine de Pizan
To become a champion requires a good mental attitude toward preparation. You have to accept the most tedious task with pleasure.
Bruce Lee
On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world.
Henry David Thoreau
Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night’s repose.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If you start with community and want to be faithful to community, you have to realize that what binds you together is not mutual compatibility or common tasks, but God. In order to stay in touch with that call to community, we always have to return to solitude.
Henri Nouwen
If Jesus gives us a task or assigns us to a difficult season, every ounce of our experience is meant for our instruction and completion if only we’ll let Him finish the work. I fear, however, that we are so attention-deficit that we settle for bearable when beauty is just around the corner.
Beth Moore
Framing effects can be very influential, and to the degree that you can think of a task as close rather than distant, you’re more likely to actually get it done.
James Surowiecki
The essential task of Canadian statesmanship is to discover the terms on which as many as possible of the significant interest groups of our country can be induced to work together in common policy.
Frank Underhill
Life becomes religious whenever we make it so: when some new light is seen, when some deeper appreciation is felt, when some larger outlook is gained, when some nobler purpose is formed, when some task is well done.
Sophia Lyon Fahs
It is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.
Abraham Lincoln
The task is to transform society; only the people can do that – not heroes, not celebrities, not stars.
Huey Newton
Regrettably, to deactivate an entire cartel also proved to be a difficult task for my father and with all the enemies he had, even more.
Juan Pablo Escobar
God calls us to duty, and the only right answer is obedience…whether we ourselves get enjoyment and blessing from the task or not, the call must be obeyed…It is better to obey blunderingly than not to obey at all.
George Hodges (theologian)
The artist’s task is to become a successful eccentric, a strange but wise duck able to venture out of solitary confinement and mingle among society.
Eric Maisel
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Helen Keller
The task of youth is not only its own salvation but the salvation of those against whom it rebels, but in that case there must be something vital to rebel against and if the elderly stiffly refuse to put up a vigorous front of their own, it leaves the entire situation in a mist.
Jane Addams
When you have two busy kids running around the house, returning e-mails is a task, let alone surfing the web.
Tom Brady
I had an inspiration once. I woke up one morning and I knew that it was my task to swallow fifty asprin.It was my task:my job for the day.-17 Girl Interrupted
Susanna Kaysen
No matter what you’re doing, try to work at that task like it’s your dream job.
Russell Simmons
At the center of each human heart is goodness, layered over with hurt, confusion, and mistaken ideas. Our task is to gently peel off layer after layer until the unfettered heart can shed its love upon the world.
Sue Thoele
Every man’s task [his ‘great dream’ and impassioned life-goal] is his life preserver.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The rights a man arrogates to himself are related to the duties he imposes on himself, to the tasks to which he feels equal. The great majority of men have no right to existence, but are a misfortune to higher men.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The Church therefore has one inescapable task: To lift up Christ. When she seeks to lift herself up she becomes weak, but when she acknowledges her own weakness and proclaims her Lord, she is strong.
Avery Dulles
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
Arthur Helps
Conservation of our resources is the fundamental question before this nation, and that our first and greatest task is to set our house in order and begin to live within our means.
Theodore Roosevelt
We must be the great arsenal of democracy. For us this is an emergency as serious as war itself. We must apply ourselves to our task with the same resolution, the same sense of urgency, the same spirit of patriotism and sacrifice as we would show were we at war.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Science is not a sacred cow-but there are a large number of would-be sacred cowherds busily devoting quantities of time, energy and effort to the task of making it one, so they can be sacred cowherds.
John W. Campbell
Rate the task above the prize; will not the mind be raised? Fight thine own faults, not the faults of others; will not evil be mended?
Just once I wanted a task that required all the joy I had. Day after day I had noticed that if I waited long enough, my strong unexpressed joy would dwindle and dissipate inside me, like a fire subsiding . . . . Just this once I wanted to let it rip.
Annie Dillard
Scientists say we use 10% of our brain. That’s way too much. By doing just a little every day, I can gradually let the task completely overwhelm me.
Ashleigh Brilliant
The task I’m trying to achieve, above all, is to make you see.
D. W. Griffith
We have only one task, to stand firm and carry on the racial struggle without mercy.
Heinrich Himmler
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well-trained, well-equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The great lawyer who employs his talent and his learning in the highly emunerative task of enabling a very wealthy client to override or circumvent the law is doing all that in him lies to encourage the growth in the country of a spirit of dumb anger against all laws and of disbelief in their efficacy.
Theodore Roosevelt
Yes, it’s a man’s world, but that’s all right because they’re making a total mess of it. We’re chipping away at their control, taking the parts we want. Some women think it’s a difficult task, but it’s not.
I have received a commission to make a poster against war. That is a task that makes me happy. Some may say a thousand times that this is not pure art…. but as long as I can work, I want to be effective with my art.
Kathe Kollwitz
My focus is on the reader and that the poet’s job is not to inspire himself or herself. The poet’s job is to inspire some future reader. And so, as a reader you have a task to do in finding those bottles and opening up the messages and experiencing what’s in them inside of yourself.
Edward Hirsch
Whatever you’re working on, take small bites. The task will not be overwhelming if you can reduce it to its smallest component.
Richard Russo
The great task of the peace is to work morals into it. The only sort of peace that will be real is one in which everybody takes his share of responsibility. World organizations and conferences will be of no value unless there is improvement in the relation of men to men.
Frederic Eggleston
The task of physiological psychology remains the same in the analysis of ideas that it was in the investigation of sensations: to act as mediator between the neighbouring sciences of physiology and psychology.
Wilhelm Wundt
One of the most important factors, not only in military matters but in life as a whole, is … the ability to direct one’s whole energies towards the fulfillment of a particular task.
Erwin Rommel
In all practices and traditions of freedom, we find the heart’s task to be quite simple. Life offers us just what it offers, and our task is to bow to it, to meet it with understanding and compassion.
Jack Kornfield
Bringing 17 crore people to the doors of the bank is a huge task and I commend all the bank officials for the same. It is not difficult to open a bank branch, it is difficult to get 17 crore people to open bank accounts.
Narendra Modi
Method goes far to prevent trouble in business: for it makes the task easy, hinders confusion, saves abundance of time, and instructs those that have business depending, both what to do and what to hope.
William Penn
I would like the government to do all it can to mitigate, then, in understanding, in mutuality of interest, in concern for the common good, our tasks will be solved.
Warren G
I don’t think I would have been a good mother. Being a parent brings immense responsibility. It’s a Herculean task. It would be almost too much for me.
Julie Christie
Neuroplasticity research showed that the brain changes its very structure with each different activity it performs, perfecting its circuits so it is better suited to the task at hand.
Naveen Jain
Success.. is all about being able to extend love to people… not in a big, capital letter sense but in the everyday. Little by little, task by task, gesture by gesture, word by word.
Ralph Fiennes
Although I know a lot of the previous shuttle flights, in theory, had their tasks laid out; but there were still some changes that came along for them.
Linda M. Godwin
Our most difficult task as a friend is to offer understanding when we don’t understand.
Robert Breault
Our task is to stand tall in God’s love, secure in our place, sparkling in kindness, surrounded by his goodness, freely giving to all who come our way. You, me, and the Christmas tree. Picked, purchased, and pruned.
Max Lucado
We must now face the difficult task of moving towards a single economy, a single political entity .. For the first time since the fall of the Roman Empire we have the opportunity to unite Europe.
Romano Prodi
The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own skull; therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague.
Edsger Dijkstra
Men… performed better when they understood why they were being asked to carry out a task.
John Flanagan
The first great work (a task performed by few)
Is that yourself may to yourself be true.
Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon
If you think you can or cannot accomplish a task, you will be correct in either case.
Henry Ford
A man’s labor is not only his capital but his life. When it passes it returns never more. To utilize it, to prevent its wasteful squandering, to enable the poor man to bank it up for use hereafter, this surely is one of the most urgent tasks before civilization.
William Booth
I enter my studio at 9 a.m. I have lunch here, I return right away to my work and I go out to dinner at 8 p.m. My daily tasks vary very much.
Oscar Niemeyer
The function of criticism is the reeducation of perception of works of art? The conception that its business is to appraise, to judge in the legal and moral sense, arrests the perception of those who are influenced by the criticism that assumes this task.
John Dewey
With a clear mind that is reinforcing positivity back into myself and my craft, I am able to focus my energy on the task at hand and enjoy my experiences and day.
Allison Holker
Don’t get stampeded by what people around you value. The task is to figure out what YOU value – and value highly enough to throw yourself into with unqualified passion.
David Maister
Learning the art of painting is not an easy task. It takes a great deal of intelligence, keen analysis, study and practice.
Edgar Alwin Payne
The task is to keep the lost opportunities of the past alive.
Zygmunt Bauman
There’s plenty to read about keeping your sanity while raising children, but it’s all common-sense stuff about task division and taking breaks and the relentlessly repeated magic of date night with your spouse. What’s missing is some ‘tude.
Jeffrey Kluger
The Secretary of Defense is not a super General or Admiral. His task is to exercise civilian control over the Department for the Commander-in-Chief and the country.
Donald Rumsfeld
The supreme task of the church is the evangelization of the world. No one has the right to hear the gospel twice until everyone has had an opportunity to hear it at least once.
Oswald J. Smith
Whether your gift is mighty or humble, whether you exercise it in the marketplace or at the podium, in the executive suite or in the schoolroom, in the office or at home, your main task or gift or ministry is to be a light in a dark world.
Gigi Graham
O, do not pray for easy lives.
Phillips Brooks
We must school and train ourselves to deal personally with the unconverted. We must not excuse ourselves, but force ourselves to the irksome task until it becomes easy.
Charles Spurgeon
He [President Franklin D. Roosevelt] died in harness, and we may well say in battle harness, like his soldiers, sailors and airmen who died side by side with ours and carrying out their tasks to the end all over the world. What an enviable death was his.
Winston Churchill
One of the tasks that any artistic director has is, you’re trying to bring elements together that will work. The truth is that you could bring all the best talents in the world together and produce a big turkey.
Kevin Spacey
Change the attitude toward errors. Think of an object’s user as attempting to do a task, getting there by imperfect approximations. Don’t think of the user as making errors; think of the actions as approximations of what is desired.
Donald A. Norman
The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony.
John Cheever
Add a task to a busy person’s plate, and it will get done in short order. Add a task to the plate of someone with nothing to do, and it will never get done.
Wes Fesler
We must also win really sufficient and, above all, practical, guarantees for the freedom of the seas and for the further fulfilment of our economic and political tasks throughout the world.
Bernhard von Bulow
Extreme cold when it first arrives seems to generate cheerfulness and sociability. For a few hours all life’s dubious problems are dropped in favor of the clear and congenial task of keeping alive.
E. B. White
[In relationships with a directors] I want to be able to give and take, and I can’t name what it is: respect, energy, investment in the task, focus, humor, intelligence, but I always feel responsible for taking the money.
Harrison Ford
It’s not so much a thankless task, it’s more a job with no thanks
Colin Baker
What sets disciplined people apart? – The capacity to get past distractions. Focus on the task at hand.
Bill Parcells
Speech sounds cannot be understood, delimited, classified and explained except in the light of the tasks which they perform in language.
Roman Jakobson
People are happiest when they’re the most productive. People enjoy tasks, especially creative tasks, when the tasks are in the optimal-challenge zone: not too hard and not too easy. To some extent, that has always been true. But it becomes even more true as work becomes more about brains and creativity.
Eric S. Raymond
The Church’s mission is not political in nature. Her task is to open the world to the religious sense by proclaiming Christ.
Pope Benedict XVI
Today, we take to task any governmental body that doesn’t protect animals, and take legal action if necessary.
Marianne Thieme
Palak has its three to four signature moves. I cannot showcase just those on the ‘Jhalak’ stage since it’s a hardcore dance show. The tasks cannot be taken lightly. All the contestants are judged technically.
Kiku Sharda
The task for sociology is to come to the help of the individual. We have to be in service of freedom. It is something we have lost sight of.
Zygmunt Bauman
Making the absolute best of ourselves is not an easy task. It is a pleasurable pursuit…but it requires patience, persistence, and perseverance.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
We are all fixing what is broken. It is the task of a lifetime. We’ll leave much unfinished for the next generation.
Abraham Verghese
It is an inherent property of intelligence that it can jump out of a task which it is performing and survey what it has done.
Douglas Hofstadter
I don’t live in as much fear as I used to. I’m not afraid of the music business. Life is too damn short. I know what’s important, and the tasks are very clear.
Kathy Mattea
Marx, however imperfectly he worked out the details, set himself the task of discovering the law of motion of capitalism, and if there is any hope of progress in economics at all, it must be in using academic methods to solve the problems posed by Marx.
Joan Robinson
The development of an organism … may be considered as the execution of a ‘developmental program’ present in the fertilized egg. … A central task of developmental biology is to discover the underlying algorithm from the course of development.
Aristid Lindenmayer
Suzuki’s works on Zen Buddhism are among the best contributions to the knowledge of living Buddhism… We cannot be sufficiently grateful to the author, first for the fact of his having brought Zen closer to Western understanding, and secondly for the manner in which he has achieved this task.
D.T. Suzuki
If I was as relaxed as what I perceived myself to be, I would not be able to multi-task the way I multi-task.
Miranda Kerr
Think of fear as a 2-year-old child who doesn’t want to go grocery shopping with you. Because you must buy groceries, you’ll just have to take the two year old with you. Fear is no different. In other words, acknowledge that fear exists but don’t let it keep you from doing important tasks.
Jack Canfield
We have come tardily to the tremendous task of cleaning up our environment. We should have moved with similar zeal at least a decade ago. But no purpose is served by post-mortems. With visionary zeal but the greatest realism, we must now address ourselves to the vast problems that confront us.
Gerald R. Ford
Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
W. Somerset Maugham
Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom. Of course the task will not be easy. But not to do this would be a crime against humanity, against which I ask all humanity now to rise up.
Nelson Mandela
The hour through which you are at present passing, the man whom you meet here and now, the task on which you are engaged at this very moment – these are always the most important in your whole life.
Paul Evdokimov
To carry language from two dimensions into three is the task of the poets, and the rebels in the 20th Century.
Terence McKenna
There is no “ruler” in our country. Poland is a democracy. Our Prime Minister leads the government; the President is fulfilling his tasks. But there is a little bit left for the party leader.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski
Motherhood is a Sisyphean task. You finish sewing one seam shut, and another rips open. I have come to believe that this life I’m wearing will never really fit.
Jodi Picoult
Try not to have any break in chanting the mantra even for a moment. Continue repeating the mantra while engaged in any task. Chanting in the mind may not always be possible at first, so in the beginning, practice japa by moving the lips incessantly-like a fish drinking water.
Mata Amritanandamayi
Our most important task is to transform our consciousness so that violence is no longer an option for us in our personal lives, that understanding that a world of peace is possible only if we relate to each other as peaceful beings, one individual at a time.
Deepak Chopra
Know when to email vs. when to meet. Logistics are best handled over a non-immediate communication channel like email or Asana tasks. Detailed status meetings will suck the life out of your day.
Justin Rosenstein
I must say that the tasks of the youth in general, and of the Young Communist Leagues and all other organisations in particular, might be summed up in a single word: learn.
Vladimir Lenin
Living becomes a glorious experience only when it is sweetened by tolerance and love. Willingness to compromise with others ways of living and cooperation in common tasks, these make living happy and fruitful. Certain modes of behaviour have been laid down and proved beneficial by centuries of practice.
Sathya Sai Baba
The Marshals were founded when our nation was founded and from the earliest period, one of their key tasks has been apprehension. They are our fugitive enforcers in this country.
William Barr
For the most part, only the light characters travel. Who are you that have no task to keep you at home?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our task was not to conduct a full-fledged military operation there [in Crimea], but it was to ensure people’s safety and security and a comfortable environment to express their will. We did that. But it would not have been possible without the Crimeans’ own strong resolution.
Vladimir Putin
Every one of course represents the spirit of his age, but there is an eternal aspect of the Spirit of every age which may be caught. To recreate the past from the mutilated fragments of the present is the task of the Historian.
Oscar Wilde
In life, you should seek the help you need. Do not depend on your own strength alone. You have never done all you can to finish a task until you have sought help from the Lord.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
A teacher, therefore, who would think that he could prepare himself for his mission through study alone would be mistaken. The first thing required of a teacher is that he be rightly disposed for his task.
Maria Montessori
Cooking with your kids and engaging them in hands-on activities are two ways to begin to educate children about the healthy eating, and kick start the important task to help change how the younger generation looks at food and nutrition.
Marcus Samuelsson
There is a spiritual obligation, there is a task to be done. It is not, however, something as simple as following a set of somebody else’s rules
Terence McKenna
Our task as we grow older in a rapidly advancing science, is to retain the capacity of joy in discoveries which correct older ideas, and to learn from our pupils as we teach them.
Hans Zinsser
If you get up by 6am, exercise, plan your day, and start on your biggest task, then your whole day is different. If you do this regularly it becomes a habit.
Brian Tracy
You display inordinate pride for someone who has completed a task which could have been performed by a lesser primate in a shorter time.
Eoin Colfer
Executives will talk about the importance of passion, but what they really mean is finding somebody who will work nights and weekends on their assigned task but predictably and reliably follow orders and just work harder.
John Hagel
It’s hard now to imagine that kind of travel and the daily tasks they simply took for granted. If a wagon axle broke, you had to stop and carve a new one. To cross a river, you sometimes had to build a raft.
James Houston
When it comes to social consequences, they’ve got all different people acting in different ways, very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success. So, it’s a difficult task.
George Soros
It is a task of art to express clear vision of reality.
Piet Mondrian
Self-trust is the first secret of success, the belief that if you are here the authorities of the universe put you here, and for cause, or with some task strictly appointed you in your constitution, and so long as you work at that you are well and successful
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be an effective leader, you have to have a manipulative streak – you have to figure out the people working for you and give each tasks that will take advantage of his strength.
Norman Schwarzkopf
And who ever said the world was fair, little lady? Maybe death is fair, but certainly not life. We must accept the unfairness as proof of the sublime flux of existence, the capricious music of the universe- and go on about our tasks
Tom Robbins
Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect’s task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
Adolf Loos
Death opens the gate of fame, and shuts the gate of envy after it; it unlooses the chain of the captive, and puts the bondsman’s task into another man’s hand.
Laurence Sterne
Rhesus monkeys as well as human adults and older children living in a remote Amazon village have been given comparison and addition tasks using arrays of dots, and they show the same abilities we find in 5- year- old Boston children.
Elizabeth Spelke
Congress will pass a law restricting public comment on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
Andy Grove
Software is definitely engineering. It’s different in that we take on novel tasks every time. It’s not like building a certain bridge that is virtually identical to some previous bridge or some previous building.
Bill Gates
To seek the perfection of the warrior’s spirit is the only task worthy of our temporariness, our manhood.
Carlos Castaneda
Writing a great song is not a simple task, but I feel like when everything comes together and you sing it in a certain way that no-one else can sing it, when it’s written in a certain way that’s perfect for the way that you’re performing it, that those are the things that make a song great.
William Beckett
Do something you fear, NOT to conquer the fear, NOT to accomplish a task, but to familiarize yourself with the processes with which fear protects itself, to demystify it.
Cheri Huber
If you stand with the Customs and Border Protection officers who staff the passport booths at Dulles airport near the nation’s capital, their task seems daunting.
David K. Shipler
We all have the ability to study the causes of suffering and gradually to free ourselves from them….it is not the magnitude of the task that matters, it’s the magnitude of our courage.
Matthieu Ricard
The home is not the one tame place in the world of adventure. It is the one wild place in the world of rules and set tasks.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The task of the positional player is systematically to accumulate slight advantages and try to convert temporary advantages into permanent ones, otherwise the player with the better position runs the risk of losing it.
Wilhelm Steinitz
In the face of the economic plight, it is our task to become pioneers of simplicity, that is, to find a simple form for all of life’s necessities, which is at the same time respectable and genuine.
Oskar Schlemmer
What is that we human beings ultimately depend on? We depend on our words. We are suspended in language. Our task is to communicate experience and ideas to others.
Niels Bohr
That which is truly human no generation learns from the one before it. No generation learns from another how to love. No generation has a shorter task assigned to it except insofar as the previous generation shirked its task and deluded itself.
Soren Kierkegaard
Wherever Mathematics is mixed up with anything, which is outside its field, you will find attempts to demonstrate these merely conventional propositions a priori, and it will be your task to find out the false deduction in each case.
Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
Your task as a leader is to help others to succeed, not to strive only for your own success. If I don’t trust your motives, nothing else will matter -because my primary concern is your integrity.
David Maister
No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.
Christopher Columbus
I select people to work more closely when they are prepared to and I see that. They don’t have to tell me. I know. I will give them a task of some type, and that task becomes the koan between us.
Frederick Lenz
I deem as heroic those who have the harder task, face it unflinchingly and live. In this world women do that.
James Salter
With four of the top ten most violent cities in America, Michigan will never fully flourish unless our governments can fulfill their basic task: protecting public safety.
Bill Schuette
I think the great power of Bette Davis was she always knew who she was. She had an obligation to herself and her audience. When you think of what she was compelled to do, the power she put on the screen, the fact that she took upon herself a much greater task.
James Woods
Whereas most technologies tend to automate workers on the periphery doing menial tasks, blockchains automate away the center. Instead of putting the taxi driver out of a job, blockchain puts Uber out of a job and lets the taxi drivers work with the customer directly.
Vitalik Buterin
I know no other way to associate with great tasks than as play: as a sign of greatness, this is an essential presupposition.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The nation is burdened with the heavy curse on those who come afterwards. The generation before us was inspired by an activism and a naive enthusiasm, which we cannot rekindle, because we confront tasks of a different kind from those which our fathers faced.
Max Weber
I am weary of a task which is done and I hope I shall not shrink when the aftermath ends. My only wish is to live peacefully out the remaining years – if years they be.
Winston Churchill
Quantum computation is a distinctively new way of harnessing nature. It will be the first technology that allows useful tasks to be performed in collaboration between parallel universes.
David Deutsch
Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
It is a difficult task, O citizens, to make speeches to the belly, which has no ears.
In my experience, you run into trouble when you ask a group of beer-drinking men to perform any task more complex than remembering not to light the filter ends of cigarettes.
Dave Barry
The moral task of man is a process of spiritualization. All creatures are go-betweens, and we are placed in time that by diligence in spiritual business we may grow liker and nearer to God. The aim of man is beyond the temporal – in the serene region of the everlasting Present.
Meister Eckhart
It is preferable to incur a mild punishment than to perform an onerous task.
Roald Dahl
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand
Vince Lombardi
It’s hard to be a clubhouse guy without being a great guy. I mean, the nature of the job is, you know, you’re picking up dirty clothes and you’re doing all the tasks that the players – that nobody else wants to do.
Terry Francona
The combination of professionalism and technology may also result in narrow-minded specialization more suited to a debating society than to an organization whose task it is to cope with, and indeed live in, the dangerous and uncertain environment of war.
Martin Van Creveld
I try to work hard. I’m really proud of what I get to do as a living. I still pinch myself. But I also know it’s a craft, and I can get better at it and learn every time I do it. So I try to work hard no matter what the task is.
Benedict Cumberbatch
Improvement depends far less upon length of tasks and hours of application than is supposed. Children can take in but a little each day; they are like vases with a narrow neck; you may pour little or pour much, but much will not enter at a time.
Jules Michelet
Repeating easy tasks again and again gets you not very far. Attacking only steep cliffs where no progress is made isn’t particularly effective either. No, the best path is an endless series of difficult (but achievable) hills.
Seth Godin
Women can endure pain with fortitude, and they can perform monotonous tasks with patience.
Melvil Dewey
If technology can remove some of the labour-intensive tasks where the computer can do better than the human eye; that helps.
Matt Hancock
One of the most important tasks of the United States House of Representatives is to pass a budget resolution.
Marsha Blackburn
Persuading through Simplifying – Using computing technology to reduce complex behavior to simple tasks increases the benefit/cost ratio of the behavior and influences users to perform the behavior.
B. J. Fogg
Some individuals have developed such strong internal standards that they no longer need the opinion of others to judge whether they have performed a task well or not. The ability to give objective feedback to oneself is in fact the mark of the expert.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
‘Toybox’ is that kind of game that will stretch your mental capacity by doing very simple things like solving an easy puzzle of shooting aliens. You’ll just need to do everything at the same time to make it through alive. Just to make things tricky, the tasks change every week so you can’t get used to any set.
Rob Manuel
His (Christ’s) appearance in our midst has made it undeniably clear that changing the human heart and changing human society are not separate tasks, but are as interconnected as the two beams of the cross.
Henri Nouwen
Our task is not to fight old battles, but to show that there is a third way, a way of marrying together an open competitive society and successful economy with a just and decent society.
Tony Blair
The task of organizing human happiness needs the active cooperation of man and woman: it cannot be relegated to one half of the world.
Lillian Wald
To focus our mind on the task at hand-with fierce concentration-m akes for a productive use of time.
R. C. Sproul
A wonderful but kind of a terrible truth about acting is that you actually get to a point where you become content with an impossible task: it is really impossible to properly prepare. You kind of have to start over every time.
Val Kilmer
Society needs people who can manage projects in addition to handling individual tasks.
Marilyn vos Savant
Death confronts us not unlike the historical battle scene that hangs on the wall of the classroom. It is our task to obscure or quite obliterate the picture by our deeds while we are still in this world.
Franz Kafka
The goal is to be both disciplined and loose, so that the writing does not turn into a task or a chore. To leave myself behind, along with the mechanics, and disappear into the lives of my characters.
Pete Hamill
Juggling work and parental responsibilities is no easy task, but I’m trying my best and just like everything else there are good days and there are bad days.
Ali Landry
Our task is to create memes… Launch your meme boldly and see if it will replicate.
Terence McKenna
I think the work in front of us is the first work task given our forbearers, which is to care for the garden. Now because it’s the first thing commanded, maybe it’s the first thing forgotten. But it is the first admonition and it is absolutely unequivocal. It is part of right livelihood.
Wes Jackson
When a wise man chooses a sane basis for his arguments, it is no great task to speak well.
It is a difficult task to talk to the purpose, and to put life and perspicuity into our discourse.
Jeremy Collier
Throughout my time working in restaurants, I developed an illogical dread of some basic kitchen tasks. None of them – picking and chopping parsley, peeling and mincing garlic, browning pans of ground meat – were particularly difficult. But at the scale required in a professional kitchen, they felt Sisyphean.
Samin Nosrat
Much as I would have liked to respond factually and truthfully to each and every piece of misinformation spread by the Brexit campaign, it was important that I stayed out of the domestic political debate. It was David Cameron’s task to win the UK referendum, not ours.
Jean-Claude Juncker
If chanting is not possible during a certain task, then pray before starting it: ‘Lord, give Your blessing so that I may do this work in a manner that pleases You!’ At the end, pray again to the Lord for forgiving any mistakes we may have committed during the task consciously or otherwise.
Mata Amritanandamayi