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  • We are all members of the same flawed species. Putting our moral vision into practice means imposing our will on others. The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.

    Mean   Self   Practice  
  • Dare to change the world. There is nothing quixotic or romantic in wanting to change the world. It is possible. It is the age-old vocation of all humanity. I can't think of a better life than one dedicated to passion, to dreams, to the stubbornness that defies chaos and disillusionment.

  • I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.

    Cheer   Mean   Thinking  
    "Thatcher Put the "Great" Back in Great Britain" by Jack Kelly, www.realclearpolitics.com. April 14, 2013.
  • My resting pulse as a writer is writing idealistically and romantically; aspirationally. My taste lies in quixotic heroes.

    Lying   Hero   Writing  
  • Government at all levels in the USA right now is engaged in a quixotic campaign to sustain the unsustainable. We're determined to run WalMart, Disney World, the Interstate Highways, suburbia, and an imperial military by other means than oil. We'll squander a lot of dwindling resources in the process.

    Running   Military   Mean  
    Interview With Simmons B. Buntin, www.terrain.org.
  • Happiness is the sense that one matters.

  • QUIXOTIC, adj. Absurdly chivalric, like Don Quixote. An insight into the beauty and excellence of this incomparable adjective is unhappily denied to him who has the misfortune to know that the gentleman's name is pronounced Ke-ho-tay.

    Ambrose Bierce (2009). “The Devil's Dictionary: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition”, p.285, ReadHowYouWant.com
  • All male friendships are essentially quixotic: they last only so long as each man is willing to polish the shaving-bowl helmet, climb on his donkey, and ride off after the other in pursuit of illusive glory and questionable adventure.

    Adventure   Men   Long  
    Michael Chabon (2011). “Wonder Boys”, p.359, Open Road Media
  • The phase of the usury system which we are trying to analyze is more or less Patterson's perception that the Bank of England could have benefit of all the interest on all the money that it creates out of nothing. ... Now the American citizen can, of course, appeal to his constitution, which states that Congress shall have power to coin money or regulate the value thereof and of foreign coin. Such appeal is perhaps quixotic.

  • This too is a jihad. Yet we Americans find ourselves in the dangerous position of going to war not against a state but against a phantom. The jihad we have embarked upon is targeting an elusive and protean enemy. The battle we have begun is never-ending. But it may be too late to wind back the heady rhetoric. We have embarked on a campaign as quixotic as the one mounted to destroy us.

    War   Wind   Enemy  
    Chris Hedges (2014). “War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning”, p.4, PublicAffairs
  • Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.

    Dr. Robert C. Worstell, Dorothea Brande, Claude M. Bristol, Earl Nightingale, Napoleon Hill (2017). “Mindset StackingTM Inspirational Journal VolumeSS01”, p.4, Lulu.com
  • The idea of defending, as integral parts of our Empire, countries 10,000 miles off, like Australia, which neither pay a shilling to our revenue... nor afford us any exclusive trade... is about as quixotic a specimen of national folly as was ever exhibited.

    "Speeches on Questions of Public Policy by Richard Cobden M.P". Book edited by James E. Thorold Rogers, 1878.
  • He believed in himself, believed in his quixotic ambition, letting the failures of the previous day disappear as each new day dawned. Yesterday was not today. The past did not predict the future if he could learn from his mistakes.

    Mistake   Ambition   Past  
    Daniel Wallace (2014). “The Kings and Queens of Roam: A Novel”, p.99, Simon and Schuster
  • Modern man's capacity for destruction is quixotic evidence of humanity's capacity for reconstruction. The powerful technological agents we have unleashed against the environment include many of the agents we require for its reconstruction.

    Powerful   Men   Humanity  
  • The world rarely shrieks its meaning at you. It whispers, in private languages and obscure modalities, in arcane and quixotic imagery, through symbol systems in which every element has multiple meanings determined by juxtaposition.

  • Age is just a number. It's totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.

    Funny   Birthday   Wine  
  • the English, although partakers in the most variable and quixotic climate in the world, never become used to its vagaries, but comment upon them with shock and resentment as if all their lives had been spent in the predictable monsoon.

  • There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.

    Wayne W. Dyer (2009). “Everyday Wisdom for Success (Easyread Large Edition)”, p.205, ReadHowYouWant.com
  • The single sculler, alone on the river at dawn, or spotlighted in his lane during a race, is th emost romantic, the most quixotic figure in all rowing.

    Race   Rivers   Dawn  
  • The characters in my novels, from the very first one, are always on some quixotic effort of attempting to control something that is uncontrollable - some element of the world that is essentially random and out of control.

  • Elimination of nuclear weapons, so naive, so simplistic, and so idealistic as to be quixotic? Some may think so. But as human beings, citizens of nations with power to influence events in the world, can we be at peace with ourselves if we strive for less? I think not.

  • We are animals and we are made in this way and this is how we behave. I'm just kind of fascinated by how we can deny that we are animals and what our impact on the other animals is like, and how quixotic we can be in trying to assess what we've done in trying to correct it.

    Animal   Impact   Trying  
    Source: www.motherjones.com
  • Stirner's political praxis is quixotic. It accepts the established hierarchies of constraint as given. ... Not liable to any radical change, they constitute part of the theatre housing the individual's action. ... The egoist uses the elements of the social structure as props in his self-expressive act.

  • It is impossible to obtain a conviction for sodomy from an English jury. Half of them don't believe that it can physically be done, and the other half are doing it.

    Believe   Done   Half  
    Biography/Personal Quotes, www.imdb.com.
  • It may have been quixotic, but it was magnificent.

    James M. Barrie (2015). “Peter Pan: Top 100 Classic Novels”, p.121, 谷月社
  • I want to be a guy, but I want to wear a lot of makeup.

    Makeup   Guy   Want  
  • I understand there are inevitable things that we have to go through: heartbreak, family problems. I don't feel like some Quixotic idiot who says, 'We don't have to feel pain.' No! Let's feel it, let's make it work for ourselves. But I want us all to be able to get past it.

    Pain   Past   Want  
  • It sometimes seems as if curbing entropy is our quixotic purpose in this universe.

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