Quotes with lead
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Evil men of every degree will use you, flatter you, lead you on until you are useless; then, if the virtuous do not pity you, or God compassionate, you are without a friend in the universe.
Lectures to Young Men: On Various Important Subjects. (1856)
Though force can protect in emergency only justice fairness consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
In his encyclical Humani Generis (1950), my predecessor Pius XII has already affirmed that there is no conflict between evolution and the doctrine of the faith regarding man and his vocation, provided that we do not lose sight of certain fixed points....Today, more than a half-century after the appearance of that encyclical, some new findings lead us toward the recognition of evolution as more than an hypothesis. In fact it is remarkable that this theory has had progressively greater influence on the spirit of researchers, following a series of discoveries in different scholarly disciplines. The convergence in the results of these independent studies -- which was neither planned nor sought -- constitutes in itself a significant argument in favour of the theory.
Message to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Evolution
It is the great irony of life that a mindless act repeated in sequence can only lead to greater depths of absurdity, while a mindless act performed in parallel by a swarm of individuals can, under the proper conditions, lead to all that we find interesting.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
To be an entrepreneur you have to have a large ego, enormous pride and an ability to inspire others to follow your lead.
We live in a country where Rosa Parks had the courage and conviction to sit down long enough to start a revolution that lead to Al Sharpton screaming racism every time Barry Bonds gets indicted for taking performance enhancing drugs in order to break a home run record set by a black man who didn't even have the benefit of Advil.
The indefinite combination of human fallibility and nuclear weapons will lead to the destruction of nations.
The more dependent you become on centralized power, the more easily you are lead around. So the last thing we have to protect is the place of ideas which is the information superhighway.
Interview with Linda Brookover, March 11, 1996.
No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.
The Wisdom of the Heart (1951)
My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find that in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace.
Hot lead can be almost as effective coming from a linotype as from a firearm.
An artist is his own fault
Nothing is impossible; there are ways which lead to everything; and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means.
The reason the lawyers lead the line to the guillotine or the firing squad is that, while law is supposed to be a device to serve society, a civilized way of helping the wheels go round without too much friction, it is pretty hard to find a group less concerned with serving society and more concerned with serving themselves than the lawyers.
"Goodbye to Law Reviews," 23 Virginia Law Review 38-45 (November 1936).
No man can lead a public career really worth leading, no man can act with rugged independence in serious crises, nor strike at great abuses, nor afford to make powerful and unscrupulous foes, if he is himself vulnerable in his private character.
An Autobiography, 1913
The fates lead the willing and drag the unwilling.
Translated from Latin "ducunt volentem fata, nolentem trahunt"
When I reflect upon the number of disagreeable people who I know have gone to a better world, I am moved to lead a different life.
I rejected the way in which morality was discussed - as though it was an abstract thing. It was so boring and pointless! The book also showed me as I wrote it that I hated utilitarianism [the English moral philosophy that regards the right action as the one that has the best consequences for human well-being]. I used to have very pious utilitarian views. But I came to see that consequentialist reasoning could just lead you on and on in the wrong direction.
Talking about his first book. Interview with Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian (November 29, 2002)
History can come in handy. If you were born yesterday, with no knowledge of the past, you might easily accept whatever the government tells you. But knowing a bit of history -- while it would not absolutely prove the government was lying in a given instance -- might make you skeptical, lead you to ask questions, make it more likely that you would find out the truth.
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train