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1. "The surest way to suppress our ability to understand the meaning of God and the importance of worship is to take things for granted...Indifference to the sublime wonder of living is the root of sin."
Author: Abraham Heschel
2. "...once I admitted the arguments of necessity and force majeure put forward by the less eminent, I couldn't reject those of the eminent. To which they retorted that the surest way of playing the game of the red robes was to leave to them the monopoly of the death penalty. My reply to this was that if you gave in once, there was no reason for not continuing to give in. It seems to me that history has borne me out; today there's a sort of competition who will kill the most. They're all mad over murder and they couldn't stop killing men even if they wanted to."
Author: Albert Camus
3. "The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior 'righteous indignation' — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats."
Author: Aldous Huxley
4. "All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it."
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
5. "The most beaten paths are certainly the surest, but do not hope to start much game on them."
Author: André Gide
6. "The surest sign of age is loneliness."
Author: Annie Dillard
7. "A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection."
Author: Arthur Helps
8. "The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on the ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart - not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good."
Author: Barack Obama
9. "Solon feigned madness to assist the state; Hamlet to remove the corrupt head of state. The politics of insanity is the surest way to national self-realization."
10. "The surest way to become Tense, Awkward, and Confused is to develop a mind that tries too hard - one that thinks too much."
Author: Benjamin Hoff
11. "Love can flourish only as long as it is free and spontaneous; it tends to be killed by the thought of duty. To say that it is your duty to love so-and-so is the surest way to cause you to hate him of her."
Author: Bertrand Russell
12. "The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us."
Author: Bill Watterson
13. "The surest test of discipline is its absence."
Author: Clara Barton
14. "She wanted to tell him so much, on the tarmac, the day he left. The world is run by brutal men and the surest proof is their armies. If they ask you to stand still, you should dance. If they ask you to burn the flag, wave it. If they ask you to murder, re-create. Theorem, anti-theorem, corollary, anti-corollary. Underline it twice. It's all there in the numbers. Listen to your mother. Listen to me, Joshua. Look me in the eyes. I have something to tell you."
Author: Colum McCann
15. "I move forwardwith mydrawer of treasuresthat will never decay."
Author: Cory Basil
16. "Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear."
Author: Dale Carnegie
17. "Lucidity of speech is unquestionably one of the surest tests of mental precision...In my experience a confused talker is never a clear thinker."
Author: David Lloyd George
18. "Sprinting, squatting and love-making... surest ways to bump your testosterone levels; get as much of these in as possible."
Author: Deepak 'The Fitness Doc' Hiwale
19. "Drama or comedy programming is still the surest way for advertisers to reach a mass audience. Once that changes, all bets are off."
Author: Dick Wolf
20. "The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare. Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another, comparisons only fan the fires."
Author: Dorothy Corkille Briggs
21. "Ethan and I drove around Silicon Valley today looking at various company parking lots to see whose workers are working on a Sunday. He says that's the surest way to tell which company to invest in. "If the techies aren't grinding, the stock ain't climbing."
Author: Douglas Coupland
22. "One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error."
Author: Edward G. Bulwer Lytton
23. "People try so hard to believe in leaders now, pitifully hard But we no sooner get a popular reformer or politician or soldier or writer or philosopher- a Roosevelt, a Tolstoy, a Wood, a Shaw, a Nietzsche, than the cross-current of criticism was him away. My lord, no man can stand prominence these days. It's the surest path to obscurity. People get sick of hearing the same name over and over."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
24. "The sciences have ever been the surest guides to virtue."
Author: Frances Wright
25. "The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
26. "For the male sickness of self-contempt, the surest cure is to be loved by a clever woman"
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
27. "In a swordfight, a man's surest defense is the swift stroke that slays his foe, not cringing behind a shield."
Author: George R.R. Martin
28. "The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them."
Author: Henry Bolingbroke
29. "It was confusing, frankly, the way everyone stared at our bodies even as they tried to erase the ideas of our bodies from our minds. We are supposed to get over ourselves, but no one was supposed to get over us. The female body was our worst handicap and our best advantage-the surest means to success, the surest course to failure."
Author: Hilary Thayer Hamann
30. "Making universal prosperity a right is the surest way to universal poverty."
Author: J.S.B. Morse
31. "A blanket, as the epitome of warmth, could be used to stop colds. Also, sex with me might be the surest way to prevent a cold."
Author: Jarod Kintz
32. "If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation."
Author: John Acton
33. "Eloquence in public assemblies is not the surest road to fame and preferment, at least unless it be used with great caution, very rarely, and with great reserve."
Author: John Adams
34. "This highest kind of truth is never something the artist takes as given. It's not his point of departure but his goal. Though the artist has beliefs, like other people, he realizes that a salient characteristic of art is its radical openness to persuasion. Even those beliefs he's surest of, the artist puts under pressure to see if they will stand."
Author: John Gardner
35. "Perhaps your hunger to belong is always active and intense because you belonged so totally before you came here. This hunger to belong is the echo and reverberation of your invisible heritage. You are from somewhere else, where you were known, embraced and sheltered. This is also the secret root from which all longing grows. Something in you knows, perhaps remembers, that eternal belonging liberates longing into its surest and most potent creativity. This is why your longing is often wiser than your conventional sense of appropriateness, safety and truth... Your longing desires to take you towards the absolute realization of all the possibilities that sleep in the clay of your heart; it knows your eternal potential, and it will not rest until it is awakened."
Author: John O'Donohue
36. "My experience of men had long ago taught me that one of the surest ways of begetting an enemy was to do some stranger an act of kindness which should lay upon him the irritating sense of an obligation."
Author: Mark Twain
37. "Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others."
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
38. "All great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction."
Author: Marya Mannes
39. "Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind."
Author: Max Eastman
40. "His overriding life necessity was not love, it was his profession…He had come to medicine not by coincidence or calculation but by a deep inner desire. Insofar as it is possible to divide people into categories, the surest criterion is the deep-seated desires that orient them to one or another lifelong activity. Every Frenchman is different. But all the actors the world over are similar."
Author: Milan Kundera
41. "That day, I thought that I held something important and that my life would be changed. But nothing of this nature is acquired definitively. Like water, the world traverses you, and for a while, lends you its colours. It then draws back, leaving you once again to face the emptiness that one carries in oneself, to face that central insufficiency of the spirit that one must learn to live with, to fight, and which, paradoxically, is possibly our surest driving force."
Author: Nicolas Bouvier
42. "That day, I really believed that I had grasped something and that henceforth my life would be changed. But insights cannot be held for ever. Like water, the world ripples across you and for a while you take on its colours. Then it recedes, and leaves you face to face with the void you carry inside yourself, confronting that central inadequacy of soul which you must learn to rub shoulders with and to combat, and which, paradoxically, may be our surest impetus."
Author: Nicolas Bouvier
43. "The heart contains passion but the imagination alone contains poetry,' says Charles Baudelaire. This too was the lesson that Theophile Gautier, most subtle of all modern critics, most fascinating of all modern poets, was never tired of teaching - ‘Everybody is affected by a sunrise or a sunset.' The absolute distinction of the artist is not his capacity to feel nature so much as his power of rendering it. The entire subordination of all intellectual and emotional faculties to the vital and informing poetic principle is the surest sign of the strength of our Renaissance."
Author: Oscar Wilde
44. "Yoga practice can make us more and more sensitive to subtler and subtler sensations in the body. Paying attention to and staying with finer and finer sensations within the body is one of the surest ways to steady the wandering mind. (39)"
Author: Ravi Ravindra
45. "The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed."
Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
46. "You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished. To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly."
Author: Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
47. "Hesitancy is the surest destroyer of talent. One cannot be timorous and reticent, one must be original and loud. New metaphors, new rhythms, new expressions of emotion can only spring from unhindered gall. Nothing should interfere with that intuition--not the fear of appearing stupid, nor of offending somebody, nor jeopardizing publication, nor being trivial. The intuition must be as unhindered as a karate chop."
Author: Stephen Dobyns
48. "Our surest protection against assault from abroad has been not all our guards, gates and guns, or even our two oceans, but our essential goodness as a people. Our richest asset has been not our material wealth but our values."
Author: Theodore C. Sorensen
49. "Some days I wake upand all I feelare the fracturesin the flesh that coversthe only meI've ever known.Some days,it's those exact fissuresthat let the lighthiding inside mepour outand coverin goldeveryonethat found enough beautyin the cracksto standclose."
Author: Tyler Knott Gregson
50. "Usually, to be sure, man considers only the stubble field of transitoriness and overlooks the full granaries of the past, wherein he had salvaged once and for all his deeds, his joys and also his sufferings. Nothing can be undone, and nothing can be done away with. I should say having been is the surest kind of being."
Author: Viktor E. Frankl
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