Quotes and Sayings about Vitality



"To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Life, Dignity, Instinct, Vitality)

"I don't write about things that I have the answers to or things that are very close to home. It just wouldn't be any adventure. It wouldn't have any vitality."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Home, Adventure, Answers, Vitality)

"I want to keep my attractiveness as long as I can. It has to do with vitality and energy and interest."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Energy, Interest, Vitality, Want)

"The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Inspiration, Hope, Optimism, Enemy, Future, Man, Present, Vitality)

"The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love'. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Life, Lie, Cure, Humanity, Vitality, Word, Wrongs)

"I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Inspiration, Land, Vitality)

"We derive our vitality from our store of madness."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Madness, Vitality)

"Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Art, Vitality)

"When I first came to the United States in 1956 I fell in love with things - mainly the vitality and the freedoms."
- Harold Evans
(Related: Love, First, states, United, Vitality)

"Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Ability, Vitality)

"But no one can praise Roosevelt for doing this and then insist that he restored our traditional political and economic systems to their former vitality."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Praise, Vitality)

"Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Love, Nature, Vitality)

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Life, Time, Action, Energy, Expression, Force, Vitality)

"You can expect to find these four priorities - education, economic vitality, efficiency in government and the protection of families - woven into my decisions as Governor. They will serve as my compass as I work with you to chart a future course for our state."
- Dave Heineman
(Related: Government, Work, Education, Decisions, Efficiency, Future, Priorities, Protection, State, Vitality, Will)

"I retire to make way for an abler man. In my four years as attorney general I have aged about ten years, but when I have get back to the practice of law, I hope to show those lawyers that I still have some vitality left."
- Alexander Henry
(Related: Hope, Law, Lawyers, Man, Practice, Vitality, Years)

"Mathematical science is in my opinion an indivisible whole, an organism whose vitality is conditioned upon the connection of its parts."
- David Hilbert
(Related: Science, Connection, Opinion, Vitality)

"Education is critical not only to each one of us individually, but also to build the economic vitality of our state."
- John Hoeven
(Related: Education, State, Vitality)

"You cannot set art off in a corner and hope for it to have vitality, reality, and substance."
- Charles Ives
(Related: Art, Hope, Reality, Vitality)

"I like to be surrounded by harmonies and fullness and richness and vitality."
- Al Jardine
(Related: Richness, Vitality)

"Well, let's say we acknowledged the School of French Painting - the Paris School of painting as the leading force and vitality of the time. I think that was understood and felt and experienced."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Time, Force, Leading, Painting, Paris, School, Vitality)

"So many older people, they just sit around all day long and they don't get any exercise. Their muscles atrophy, and they lose their strength, their energy and vitality by inactivity."
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: People, Strength, Day, Energy, Exercise, Vitality)

"A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn?"
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Autumn, Day, Easter, Energy, Melancholy, Spirit, Spring, Vitality)

"My passion is New York and the vitality that makes it special."
- Michael Musto
(Related: Passion, Vitality)

"We recognize that the arts are an essential part of San Francisco's cultural vitality."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Vitality)

"You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN."
- Alan Perlis
(Related: Attitude, Measure, Perspective, Vitality)

"All beautiful and noble qualities have been united in me... I shall be the fruit which will leave eternal vitality behind even after its decay. How great must be your joy, therefore, to have given birth to me."
- Egon Schiele
(Related: Joy, United, Vitality, Will)

"It always makes me sad when I think of how I saw Wagner wasting his vitality, not only by singing their parts to some of his artists, but acting out the smallest details, and of how few they were who were responsive to his wishes."
- Anton Seidl
(Related: Acting, Artists, Singing, Vitality, Wishes)

"Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Vitality)

"Every good picture leaves the painter eager to start again, unsatisfied, inspired by the rich mine in which he is working, hoping for more energy, more vitality, more time - condemned to painting for life."
- John French Sloan
(Related: Life, Time, Energy, Painting, Vitality)

"The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses."
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: Art, Vitality)

"Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source: our ability to give thanks."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Power, Wealth, Ability, Authority, Liberty, Military, Vitality)

"These rough sketches, which are born in an instant in the heat of inspiration, express the idea of their author in a few strokes, while on the other hand too much effort and diligence sometimes saps the vitality and powers of those who never know when to leave off."
- Giorgio Vasari
(Related: Idea, Inspiration, Diligence, Effort, Vitality)

"The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers, even if he bears a real person's name, is vitality: if he comes to life in our imaginations, he passes the test."
- Stephen Vizinczey
(Related: Life, Character, Virtue, Name, Needs)

"The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervor, live for it, and if need be, die for it."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Thought, Idea, Ideas, Adventure, Vitality)

"Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: People, Class, Vitality)