Quotes and Sayings about Yield



"The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Life, Man, Question, Will, Yield)

"This was Shakespeare's form; who walked in every path of human life, felt every passion; and to all mankind doth now, will ever, that experience yield which his own genius only could acquire."
- Mark Akenside
(Related: Experience, Life, Genius, Mankind, Now, Passion, Shakespeare, Will, Yield)

"It was from them that I learned that hard work in stable surroundings could yield rewards, even if only in infinitesimally small increments."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Work, Hard work, Yield)

"The first act of religion, therefore, concerns those things which are communicated to us from God. The other concerns those things which we yield to God."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Religion, Act, First, Yield)

"Everything yields to diligence."
- Antiphanes
(Related: Diligence)

"Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree of worldly pleasures and its various fruits, man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life, and yields to the lust of the flesh, not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: Life, Forbidden, Lust, Man, State)

"If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or 4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Time, Being, Fortune, Right, Sense, Wrong, Yield)

"Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Mind, Tragedy)

"Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only the starting point of systematic analysis, for alone they do not yield many interesting implications."
- Gary Becker
(Related: Behavior, Yield)

"Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Pleasure, Temptation)

"Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not yield to the tongue."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Battle, Tongue, Yield)

"Far from creating a new formalism, what these can yield is something far transcending surface values since they not only embody form as beauty, but also form in which intuitions or ideas or conjectures have taken visible substance."
- Max Bill
(Related: Beauty, Ideas, Values, Yield)

"During this time I had the singular good fortune of being able to discuss the problem constantly with Einstein. Some experiments done at Einstein's suggestion yielded no decisively new result."
- Walther Bothe
(Related: Time, Being, Fortune, Result)

"The experience reminds me of a favorite saying: Most of the yield from research efforts comes from the coal that is mined while looking for diamonds."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Experience, Favorite, Research, Yield)

"The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Force, Struggle, Temptation, Yield)

"The logic of words should yield to the logic of realities."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Logic, Words, Yield)

"Much faith will yield unto us here our heaven, but any faith, if true, will yield us heaven hereafter."
- Thomas Brooks
(Related: Faith, Heaven, Will, Yield)

"Once it becomes impossible for members of Congress to make a career of legislative service, the temptation to bend a vote for whatever reason may yield to the better angels of their nature."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Nature, Angels, Career, Congress, May, Reason, Service, Temptation, Vote, Yield)

"It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Power, Being, Land, Neighbors, Right, Yield)

"The mind is but too naturally prone to pleasure, but too easily yielded to dissipation."
- Frances Burney
(Related: Mind, Pleasure)

"For disorder obstructs: besides, it doth disgust life, distract the appetities, and yield no true relish to the senses."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Life, Disgust, Disorder, Senses, Yield)

"Grudge no expense - yield to no opposition - forget fatigue - till, by the strength of prayer and sacrifice, the spirit of love shall have overcome ."
- Maria W. Chapman
(Related: Love, Sacrifice, Strength, Fatigue, Forget, Opposition, Prayer, Spirit, Yield)

"My honour was not yielded, but conquered merely."
- Cleopatra
"Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods."
- Confucius
(Related: Art, Truth, Anger, Gods, Yield)

"Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Love)

"Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone-but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Love)

"To write for PC reasons, because you think you ought to be dealing with this subject, is never going to yield anything that is really going to matter to anyone else. It has to matter to you."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Yield)

"There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory."
- Francis Drake
(Related: Beginning, End, Glory)

"I had become, with the approach of night, once more aware of loneliness and time - those two companions without whom no journey can yield us anything."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Time, Journey, Loneliness, Night, Yield)

"We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep."
- Elizabeth II
(Related: Time, American, Right, Statesmanship)

"The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Bargain, Satisfaction)

"A shady business never yields a sunny life."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Business, Life)

"Nature generally struggles against this treatment for a while, until her powers seem in a great measure exhausted, when she quietly yields to the power of the art."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Art, Nature, Power, Measure, Treatment)

"This bill is the legislative equivalent of crack. It yields a short-term high but does long-term damage to the system and it's expensive to boot."
- Barney Frank
"Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Nature, Love, Despair, Evil, Human nature, Influence, Yield)

"When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Love, May, Yield)

"Progress is what happens when impossibility yields to necessity."
- Arnold H. Glasgow
(Related: Progress, Impossibility, Necessity)

"When it comes to exploring the mind in the framework of cognitive neuroscience, the maximal yield of data comes from integrating what a person experiences - the first person - with what the measurements show - the third person."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: First, Mind, Yield)

"Although it hath pleased God to hasten my death by you, by whom my life should rather have been lengthened, yet can I patiently take it, that I yield God more hearty thanks for shortening my woeful days."
- Jane Grey
(Related: Death, Life, God, Yield)

"What makes life worth living? Better surely, to yield to the stain of suicide blood in me and seek forgetfulness in the embrace of cold dark death."
- Zane Grey
(Related: Death, Life, Blood, Forgetfulness, Living, Suicide, Worth, Yield)

"The wool of a thousand sheep in good pasture at the least ought to yield fifty marks a year, the wool of two thousand one hundred marks, and so forth, counting by thousands."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: Sheep, Yield)

"Everybody has a world, and that world is completely hidden until we begin to inquire. As soon as we do, that entire world opens to us and yields itself. And you see how full and complex it is."
- David Guterson
(Related: World)

"Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen goods, and your muscles will atrophy."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Life, Giving, Living, Will)

"Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: May, Temptation, Yield)

"No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. An educated workforce is the foundation of every community and the future of every economy."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Education, Community, Economy, Future, Investment)

"One must be entirely sensitive to the structure of the material that one is handling. One must yield to it in tiny details of execution, perhaps the handling of the surface or grain, and one must master it as a whole."
- Barbara Hepworth
(Related: Execution, Yield)

"Halfway through any work, one is often tempted to go off on a tangent. Once you have yielded, you will be tempted to yield again and again... Finally, you would only produce something hybrid."
- Barbara Hepworth
(Related: Work, Will, Yield)

"You oughtn't to yield to temptation. Well, somebody must, or the thing becomes absurd."
- Anthony Hope
(Related: Temptation, Yield)

"We are free to yield to truth."
- Horace
(Related: Truth, Yield)

"The high food value of field beans and the shortage of supply due to the light yields of 1915 and 1916 render them of great importance in the regions to which they are adapted."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Food, Importance, Light, Value)

"Barley, where it succeeds, yields a larger weight of feed per acre than any other small grain crop."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Weight)

"The older, thinner, and less productive grass lands, however, frequently can be made to produce much larger yields of feed in corn than if left, as they are, in unproductive grass."
- David F. Houston
"If you look upon the rule in Titus it is a rule to me. If you convince me that it is no rule I shall yield."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Yield)

"It may, however, be said that the level of experience to which concepts are inapplicable cannot yield any knowledge of a universal character, for concepts alone are capable of being socialized."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Character, Being, May, Yield)

""Yield" was completed in 1997 and released in 1998. In the spring of 1997, I had made a decision to stop taking medications that I had been taking daily since 1988."
- Jack Irons
(Related: Decision, Spring)

"The face of nature and civilization in this our country is to a certain point a very sufficient literary field. But it will yield its secrets only to a really grasping imagination. To write well and worthily of American things one need even more than elsewhere to be a master."
- Henry James
(Related: Nature, Imagination, Civilization, American, Country, Literary, Secrets, Will, Yield)

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Progress, Gain, Liberty, Yield)

"If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?"
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: People, Body, Congress, Lawyers, Nothing, Present, Question, Talk, Talking, Trade, Yield)

"Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Knowledge, Intuition, Yield)

"Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Enemy, Self, World, Yield)

"Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion."
- Jack Kerouac
(Related: Opinion, Popular, Yield)

"A brier rose whose buds yield fragrant harvest for the honey bee."
- Letitia Landon
(Related: Harvest, Yield)

"Washington state's 2nd Congressional District is a major producer of small fruit crops such as raspberries and strawberries. This research center is doing important work to help farmers enhance the quality, yield and marketability of their small fruit crops."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Work, Quality, Help, Research, State, Washington, Yield)

"No amounts of stone and bone could yield the kinds of information that the paintings gave so freely."
- Mary Leakey
(Related: Information, Yield)

"Books have become our dearest companions, yielding exquisite delights and inspiring lofty aims."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Books, Inspiring)

"There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride, they have yielded to the perennial temptation."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Knowledge, Mission, Pride, Sin, Temptation)

"America is exceptional: but because it yields the likes of Obama, not the likes of Bush."
- Eric Liu
(Related: America)

"It's wonderful to be back. Back among the mountains that remind us of our vulnerability, our ultimate lack of control over the world we live in. Mountains that demand humility, and yield so much peace in return."
- Alex Lowe
(Related: Peace, Control, Humility, Mountains, Vulnerability, World, Yield)

"Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: War, Peace, Honor, Yield)

"Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Men, Will, Yield)

"Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields."
- Christopher Marlowe
(Related: Love, Will)

"Do not yield. Do not flinch. Stand up. Stand up with our President and fight. We're Americans. We're Americans, and we'll never surrender. They will."
- John McCain
(Related: Americans, Fight, President, Surrender, Will, Yield)

"Freedom is not a gift nor does it simply exist for us to have, but rather it is a sacred duty, and its blessed yield of hope is born from none other than the blood of the innocent."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Hope, Blood, Duty, Freedom, Yield)

"Madison Avenue is a very powerful aggression against private consciousness. A demand that you yield your private consciousness to public manipulation."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Aggression, Consciousness, Manipulation, Public, Yield)

"It looks as though yields of over 10 times what we can currently grow per acre are feasible if you control the CO2 concentration, the humidity, the temperature, all the various factors that plants depend on to grow rapidly."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Control, Plants)

"We must renew our efforts to keep our communities safe, from the dangers of terrorists from foreign lands and from common criminals here at home. Let no criminal believe that tough fiscal times will yield an open cell door and a ticket to freedom."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Home, Freedom, Open, Will, Yield)

"When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Men, Liberty, Privilege, Shadow, Thinking, Yield)

"Meat is an inefficient way to eat. An acre of land can yield 20,000 pounds of potatoes, but that same acre would only graze enough cows to get 165 pounds of meat."
- Alexandra Paul
(Related: Cows, Land, Yield)

"Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate the subject matters."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Change, Nature, Power, Science, Behavior, Man, Physics, World, Yield)

"Little pains In a due hour employ'd great profit yields."
- John Philips
(Related: Profit)

"Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest."
- Pindar
(Related: Wisdom, Self, Yield)

"Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little."
- Plutarch
(Related: Perseverance, Violence, Yield)

"From the night, his solitude, the poet finds day and starts a diary that is lethal to the inert. The dark landscape yields a dialogue."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Day, Night, Solitude)

"The best real-estate investments with the highest yields are in working-class neighborhoods, because fancy properties are overpriced."
- Jane Bryant Quinn
(Related: Fancy)

"When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield."
- Quintilian
(Related: Defeat, Yield)

"When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield."
- Quintilian
(Related: Hope, Yield)

"You have reckoned that history ought to judge the past and to instruct the contemporary world as to the future. The present attempt does not yield to that high office. It will merely tell how it really was."
- Leopold Von Ranke
(Related: History, Future, Office, Past, Present, Will, World, Yield)

"Not an old woman that buys a paper of pins, without yielding a part of the price to the banks as interest!"
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Banks, Old, Woman)

"When the START 2 treaty has been implemented - and remember it has not yet been ratified - we will be left with some 15,000 nuclear warheads, active and in reserve. Fifteen thousand weapons with an average yield of 20 Hiroshima bombs."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Bombs, Weapons, Will, Yield)

"Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Life, Time, Freedom, Yield)

"In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a "failed experiment." Any test that yields valid data is a valid test."
- Adam Savage
(Related: Science, Spirit)

"Human beings yield in many situations, even important and spiritual and central ones, as long as it prolongs one's well-being."
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Spiritual, Yield)

"You win the victory when you yield to friends."
- Sophocles
(Related: Victory, Friends, Yield)

"Voting is fundamental in our democracy. It has yielded enormous returns."
- Arlen Specter
(Related: Democracy, Voting)

"Yieldedness is vital in listening to what He has to say."
- Charles Stanley
(Related: Listening)

"A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness."
- Stendhal
(Related: Happiness, Woman)

"Even before I came to Chicago, I had gotten interested in the existence of dispersion of prices under conditions which economic theory said would yield a single price."
- George Stigler
(Related: Chicago, Existence, Theory, Yield)

"The actual Blue Rose murders, which lie at the core of the three novels, yield various incorrect solutions which assume the status of truth."
- Peter Straub
(Related: Truth, Lie, Yield)

"Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Devil, Temptation)

"Dying is not difficult, yielding is impossible."
- Jane Grey Swisshelm
(Related: Dying)

"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
(Related: Yield)

"Let a man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world yields, or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and you will succeed."
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Related: Life, Fortune, Man, Succeed, Will, World)

"Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies."
- Howard Thurman
(Related: Purpose, Cause, Commitment, Man, May, Yield)

"The Bio-diversity Convention has not yielded any tangible benefits to the world's poor."
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(Related: Benefits, Poor, World)

"Without any formal orders to retreat, what was left of the several organizations yielded to a general impulse to abandon the field. Officers and men became controlled by the one thought of getting as far as possible from the enemy."
- Henry Villard
(Related: Men, Thought, Enemy)

"Yield not to calamity, but face her boldly."
- Virgil
(Related: Calamity, Yield)

"Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you."
- Virgil
(Related: Fortune, Yield)

"We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: People, Prison, Violence, Yield)

"All provisions of federal, state or local law requiring or permitting discrimination in public education must yield."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Education, Discrimination, Law, Public, State, Yield)

"The combination of experience and experimentation will ultimately yield a personal sound."
- Mark White
(Related: Experience, Sound, Will, Yield)

"Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to the just and holy commands of God."
- George Whitefield
(Related: Men, God, Arguments, Obedience, Pleas)

"I yield to no one in my admiration for the office as a social center, but it's no place actually to get any work done."
- Katharine Whitehorn
(Related: Work, Admiration, Office, Yield)

"Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Courage, Strength, Temptation, Temptations, Weakness, Yield)

"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Temptation, Yield)

"What this means is that the first week of every new series of ads will continue to yield softer results than you can expect to see in weeks two and three."
- Roy H. Williams
(Related: First, Results, Will, Yield)

"The minority yields to the majority!"
- Deng Xiaoping
(Related: Minority)

"Observing humans and observing oneself yields a clear-minded starting point for literature."
- Gao Xingjian
(Related: Literature)

"Human nature is such that people are born with a love of profit If they follow these inclinations, they will struggle and snatch from each other, and inclinations to defer or yield will die."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Love, Nature, People, Human nature, Profit, Struggle, Will, Yield)