Substance Quotes

“Beware lest you lose the ...

“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” —Aesop (c. 620–564 BC)
📅︎ Feb 19
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"The very substance of the a...

"The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream." — William Shakespeare
📅︎ Dec 19
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“To progress again, man must remake himself. And he cannot remake himself without s...

“To progress again, man must remake himself. And he cannot remake himself without suffering. For he is both the marble and the sculptor. In order to uncover his true visage he must shatter his own substance with heavy blows of his hammer.” - Alexis Carrel
📅︎ Nov 06
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“Would you rather have a Lexus or ju...

“Would you rather have a Lexus or justice? A dream or some substance? A Beamer, a necklace or freedom?” -Dead Prez
📅︎ Nov 14
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Always think about the universe as it i...

Always think about the universe as it is one living creature which circumscribes one substance and one soul. ~Marcus Aurelius
📅︎ Aug 24
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“We take natural substances created over millions of years, fashion them...

“We take natural substances created over millions of years, fashion them into products designed for a few minutes’ use, and then return them to the planet as litter that we’ve engineered to never go away.” ― Susan Freinkel
📅︎ Apr 30
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"Happiness is an inside job and has very l...

"Happiness is an inside job and has very little to do with substances, money, possessions, pleasure or circumstances"--Mathew Kelley
📅︎ Dec 26
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"The meeting of two personalities is like the...

"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed." - Carl Jung
📅︎ Nov 29
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"The very substance of the a...

"The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream." — William Shakespeare
📅︎ Sep 13
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“The meeting of two personalities is like the...

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” - Carl Jung
📅︎ Jul 08
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The election of Obama was one more triumph of illusion over substance. It was a skillful manipula...

The election of Obama was one more triumph of illusion over substance. It was a skillful manipulation and betrayal of the public by a corporate power elite. We mistook style and ethnicity - an advertising tactic pioneered by Calvin Klein and Benetton - for progressive politics and genuine change.
📅︎ Jul 09
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"I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary c...

"I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations. If we don’t vibrate on the same frequency there’s just no reason for us to waste our time. I’d rather have no one and wait for substance than to not feel someone and fake the funk."
📅︎ Jan 14
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"This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai: if by setting one's heart right every ...

"This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai: if by setting one's heart right every morning and evening, one is able to live as though his body were already dead, he gains freedom in the Way. his whole life will be without blame, and he will succeed in his calling."
📅︎ Jun 09
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"The honor of your presentation, execution, experience,...

"The honor of your presentation, execution, experience, and growth will do much more for you and your career over false claims that have no substance yet." - Loren Weisman
📅︎ Nov 12
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"The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over chara...

"The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important." - Barack Obama
📅︎ Apr 18
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“Stop spending money to be nominated f...

“Stop spending money to be nominated for worthless awards with no substance and no worth to your career.” - Loren Weisman
📅︎ Nov 26
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“The meeting of two personalities is like the...

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” ― C.G. Jung
📅︎ Feb 17
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"The meeting of two personalities is like the...

"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed." - Carl Jung
📅︎ Jun 04
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"The meeting of two personalities is like the...

"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” - C.G. Jung
📅︎ Mar 22
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"...just as the television commercial empties itself of authentic product informati...

"...just as the television commercial empties itself of authentic product information so that it can do its psychological work, image politics empties itself of authentic political substance for the same reason." - Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
📅︎ Nov 17
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"LSD is a psychedelic substance which o...

"LSD is a psychedelic substance which occasionally causes psychotic behavior in people who have not taken it." Timothy Leary
📅︎ Mar 24
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"Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carrie...

"Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire." -Jorge Luis Borges
📅︎ Sep 29
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My 'fear' is my substa...

My 'fear' is my substance, and probably the best part of me. - Franz Kafka
📅︎ Oct 10
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The meeting of two personalities is like...

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed
📅︎ Jul 10
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"Testosterone….the m...

"Testosterone….the most lethal substance on earth." ―George Carlin,
📅︎ Sep 27
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"That most substance-addicted people are also addicted to th...

"That most substance-addicted people are also addicted to thinking meaning they have a compulsive and unhealthy relationship with their own thinking. -David Foster Wallace (Infinite Jest)
📅︎ Mar 17
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Water is the most extraordinary substance! Practically all its propertie...

Water is the most extraordinary substance! Practically all its properties are anomalous, which enabled life to use it as building material for its machinery. Life is water dancing to the tune of solids. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
📅︎ Jul 21
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"Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carrie...

"Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire." -Jorge Luis Borges
📅︎ Dec 01
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"If you wear a hoodie but aren’t regi...

"If you wear a hoodie but aren’t registered to vote, you got the symbolism but missed the substance.” - Jesse Jackson
📅︎ Jul 11
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"It is the first magical subs...

"It is the first magical substance which consents to be prosaic." - Bertrand Russell on plastic
📅︎ May 11
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"As far as I'm concerned, processed food is any previously edible substance that has been bro...

"As far as I'm concerned, processed food is any previously edible substance that has been broken down into its constituent parts - whereby the sunshine is allowed to escape - and then re-assembled into a more or less convincing imitation of an edible substance." - Brian Thomas Henderson
📅︎ Jul 31
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