Found 216 quotes starting with PR:

Practical efficiency is common, and lofty idealism not uncommon; it is the combination which is necessary, and the combination is rare
– Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography
Practical knowledge is always surrounded by questions while theoretical knowledge always surrounded by success !!!
– Sudam Tilekar
Practical observation commonly consists of collecting a few facts and loading them with guesses.
– Author Unknown
Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming.
– J.P. McEvoy
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
– Henry Adams
Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
– Samuel Smiles
Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art.
– Virgil
Practice conquers the habit of doing, without reflecting on the rule.
– John Locke
Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
– Vince Lombardi
Practice is everythingThis is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect.
– Periander
Practice is the best of all instructors.
– Publilius Syrus
Practice makes man perfect but CONFIDENCE makes PRACTICE PERFECT....
– Ravichandra
Practice makes perfect. How many times have parents uttered those words to encourage their children …?
– Vikrant Parsai
Practice never makes anyone perfect, it only increases their improvement.
– Vikrant Parsai
Practice no vice because it's trivial... Neglect no virtue because it's so.
– Chinese Proverb
Practice Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Beauty.
– Unknown
Practice random beauty and senseless acts of love.
– Anonymous
Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.
– Unknown
Practice yourself what you preach.
– Titus Maccius Plautus
Practice, the master of all things.
– Augustus Octavius
Practicing the Golden Rule is not a sacrifice; it is an investment.
– Author Unknown
Practise yourself, for heaven's sake, in little things and thence proceed to greater.
– Epictetus
Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain that the virtuous.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Praise in public criticize in private.
– Vince Lombardi
Praise in the beginning is agreeable enough; and we receive it as a favor; but when it comes in great quantities, we regard it only as a debt, which nothing but our merit could extort.
– James Goldsmith
Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit we cannot flower and grow without it.
– Jesse Lair
Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it.
– Jess Lair
Praise is something when a person tells you about yourself that you have suspected all along.
– Vikrant Parsai
Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
– Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Praise the bridge that carried you over.
– George Colman
Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
– Dag Hammarskjöld
Praise will come to those whose kindness leaves you without debt.
– Neil Finn, track #12 on his album "Try Whistling This"
Praise youth and it will prosper.
– Irish Proverb
Praising an honest person who doesn't deserve it, always wounds them.
– Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux
Praising God is one of the highest and purest acts of religion. In prayer we act like men in praise we act like angels.
– Thomas John Watson, Sr.
Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear.
– William Shakespeare
Pray as if everything depended upon God and work as if everything depended upon man.
– Francis Cardinal Spellman
Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living.
– Mother Jones
Pray silently with simplicity every day to stay cool and calm in mind, composed and collected in heart; courageous and connected to own soul, to lay the way for a peaceful life.
– Anuj Somany
Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
– Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
– Dag Hammarskjld
Pray To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessed unworthy.
– Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
Pray To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
– Ambrose Bierce
Pray you now, forget and forgive.
– William Shakespeare
Pray, pray very much but beware of telling God what you want.
– French Proverb
Prayer does not change God, but changes him who prays.
– Sren Aaby Kierkegaard
Prayer gives us the opportunity to speak to GOD, Meditation allows GOD to speak back to us.
– Unknown
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
– Hippocrates
Prayer is .... the salve on the wounds of our spirit that we order from God in our moments with Him.
– Unknown
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church it is a goodly Christian weapon.
– Martin Luther
Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living.
– Abraham Joshua Heschel
Prayer is the wing wherewith the soul flies to heaven, and meditation the eye wherewith we see God.
– Ambrose of Milan
Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered.
– Leonard Cohen
Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty, is filled by God.
– John Bunyan
Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.
– George Herbert
Praying is sending an SOS to the heavenly unknown.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Praying without ceasing is not ritualized, nor are there even words. It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
– Peace Pilgrim
Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent.
– Epictetus
Preach the gospel at all times -- If necessary, use words.
– Saint Francis of Assisi
Preachers denounce sin as if it was available to everyone.
– Frank Dane
Precipices are the routine routes of the unroutine men.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Precisely because we do not communicate by singing, a song can be out of place but not out of character; it is just as credible that a stupid person should sing beautifully as that a clever person should do so.
– W. H. Auden
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
– Merry Browne
Predatory capitalism created a complex industrial system and an advanced technology; it permitted a considerable extension of democratic practice and fostered certain liberal values, but within limits that are now being pressed and must be overcome. It is not a fit system for the mid-twentieth century.
– Noam Chomsky
Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
– Niels Bohr
Predictions of the future are never anything but projections of present automatic processes and procedures, that is, of occurrences that are likely to come to pass if men do not act and if nothing unexpected happens; every action, for better or worse, and every accident necessarily destroys the whole pattern in whose frame the prediction moves and where it finds its evidence.
– Hannah Arendt
Prefer loss to the wealth of dishonest gain the former vexes you for a time the latter will bring you lasting remorse.
– Chilo
Prefer loss to the wealth of dishonest gain; the former vexes you for a time; the latter will bring you lasting remorse.
– Chilo
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
– Maya Angelou
Prejudice is ignorance.
– Michael Jackson
Prejudice is opinion without judgement.
– Voltaire
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
– William Hazlitt
Prejudice is the conjurer of imaginary wrongs, strangling truth, overpowering reason, making strong men weak and weak men weaker. God give us the large hearted charity which "bearth all things, believe all things, hope all things, endure all things," which "thinks no evil."
– Macduff
Prejudice is the reasoning of fools.
– Author Unknown
Prejudice squints when it looks, and lies when it talks.
– Duchess de Abrantes
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education they grow there, firm as weeds among rocks.
– Charlotte Bronte
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.
– Charlotte Brontë
Premenstrual Syndrome: Just before their periods women behave the way men do all the time.
– Robert A. Heinlein
Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones.
– Nicolas Chamfort
Preparation is not the enemy of success, but a dear friend. Be good to yourself and the favor will return.
– Samuel Cunningham
Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer.
– Ernest Holmes
Prepare yourself for the world, as the athletes used to do for their exercise; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do.
– Earl of Chesterfield
Prepare yourself for when the water comes up to your knees.
– Vikrant Parsai
Present your religion to a little child, set him in the midst of those who profess it. If it frightens him, and freezes the smiles on his lips, then whatever sort of religion it is, it is not Christianity.
– Unknown
Present-moment living, getting in touch with your now, is at the heart of effective living. When you think about it, there really is no other moment you can live. Now is all there is, and the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives. One thing is certain, you cannot live it until it does appear.
– Wayne Dyer
Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld
President Obama smoked so much pot in college he never learned to spell. Which is why he's confusing the word "ruining" the country with "running" the country.
– Kilburn Hall
President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people.
– Ralph Nader
Presidents don't do it to their wives. They do it to their country.
– Mel Brooks
Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for good.
– Lyndon B. Johnson
Press any key... no, no, no, NOT THAT ONE
– Anonymous
Press close bare-bosomed night -- press close magnetic nourishing night! Night of south winds! night of the large few stars! Still nodding night! mad naked summer night.
– Walt Whitman
Press no further with hate.
– Virgil
Pressure? This is just a football match. When you do not know how to feed your children, that is pressure.
– Jose Luis Chilavert, Goal keeper for Paraguay, said during France 98 World Cup (soccer/football)
Presumption means nothing more than as stated by Lord Mansfield, the weighing of probabilities, and deciding, by the powers of common sense, on which side the truth is.
– Sir William Draper
Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make me feel important. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.
– Mary Kay Ash
Pretense cannot sustain blind power.
– Dejan Stojanovic
Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
– Warren Buffett
Pride attaches undue importance to the superiority of one's status in the eyes of others And shame is fear of humiliation at one's inferior status in the estimation of others. When one sets his heart on being highly esteemed, and achieves such rating, then he is automatically involved in fear of losing his status.
– Lao Tzu
Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy.
– Benjamin Franklin
Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
– Henry Bolingbroke
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
– Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Pride grows in the human heart like lard on a pig.
– Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago
Pride is a powerful narcotic, but it doesn't do much for the auto-immune system.
– Stuart Stevens
Pride is a spiritual Cancer: It eats up the very possibilty of love, or contentment, or even common sense.
– C. S. Lewis, First things First
Pride is a vice which pride itself inclines every man to find in others and overlook in himself.
– Johnson
Pride is all very well, but a sausage is a sausage
– Terry Pratchett
Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
– Johnson
Pride is the recognition of the fact that you are your own highest value and, like all of man's values, it has to be earned.
– Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Pride not thyself on thy religious works, Give to the poor, but talk not of thy gifts: By pride religious merit melts away, The merit of thy alms, by ostentation.
– Manu
Pride sullies the noblest character.
– Claudianus
Pride the first peer and president of hell.
– Daniel Defoe
Pride would be a lot easier to swallow if it didn't taste so bad.
– Brad Moore
Pride, envy, avarice -- these are the sparks have set on fire the souls of man.
– Alighieri Dante
Pride, like laudanun and other poisonous medicines, is beneficial in small, though injurious in large quantities. No man who is not pleased with himself, even in a personal sense, can please others.
– Frederick Saunders
Priest is a fisherman and Holy Book is a fishook. We either refuse to be a fish or we burn in the frying pan of irrationality!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Prima la musica, poi le parole (first the music, then the words)
– Antonio Salieri, title of an opera
Prince Akeem Oh, it was a most amazing game. The Giants of New York took on the Packers of Green Bay. The Giants triumphed by kicking a pigskin ball through a big H. A most ripping victory. Cleo McDowell Son... I'm just going to tell you this one time. If you want to keep working here, stay off the drugs.
– Coming to America
Principal Any attempt to cheat, especially with my wife, who is a dirty, dirty, tramp, and I am just gonna snap.
– Billy Madison
Principal Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
– Billy Madison
Principles have no real force except when one is well fed.
– Mark Twain
Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
– Mark Twain
prison is like highschool with knives.
– Raegan Butcher
Privacy and security are those things you give up when you show the world what makes you extraordinary.
– Margaret Cho
Private passions grow tired and wear themselves out political passions, never.
– Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine
Priveşte: lumina e albă ca pieptul păsărilor de mare
– Stephan Roll
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
– Aristotle
Probably all laws are useless, for good men do not want laws at all, and bad men are made no better by them.
– Demonax
Probably the earliest flyswatters were nothing more than some sort of striking surface attached to the end of a long stick.
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Probably the most distinctive characteristic of the successful politician is selective cowardice.
– Richard Harris
Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.
– Germaine Greer
Probably to a shark, about the funniest thing there is is a wounded seal, trying to swim to shore, because WHERE DOES HE THINK HE'S GOING
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Problems are like heavy wind,when they come accept it like a wind kissing you, your skin, which feels a cold touch!
– allie
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
– Henry J. Kaiser
Problems are part of life, it's the state of mind that eventually get's disturbed. They say "Lessons with trust and trustfulness are eventually learned with negative experiences.
– Rafay Baloch
Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me.
– Charles F. Kettering
Problems are the price you pay for progress.
– Branch Rickey
Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.
– M Scott Peck
Procrastination is like a credit card it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
– Christopher Parker
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
– Don Marquis
Procrastination is the best action against putting an ankle bracelet on future.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
– Author Unknown
Procrastination is the thief of time.
– Edward Young
Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled, and to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene.
– Edward Young
Procreation annihilates eternity.
– Dejan Stojanovic
Produce great men, the rest follows.
– Walt Whitman
Profits are like breathing. You have to have them. But who would stay alive just to breathe
– Maurice Mascaranhas
Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence!
– Edsger W. Dijkstra
Programming graphics in X is like finding the square root of PI using Roman numerals.
– Henry Spencer
Programming is like sex one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.
– Michael Sinz
Programming is modelisation of real life.
– Fode Toure
Programming today is a race between software engineers stirring to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.
– Unknown
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
– Rich Cook
Progress always involves risk you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first base.
– Frederick Wilcox
Progress and healing involves seeing every person as not so different from ourselves.
– Bryant McGill
Progress celebrates victories over nature. Progress makes purses out of human skin. When people were traveling in mail coaches, the world got ahead better than it does now that salesmen fly through the air. What good is speed if the brain has oozed out on the way? How will the heirs of this age be taught the most basic motions that are necessary to activate the most complicated machines? Nature can rely on progress; it will avenge it for the outrage it has perpetrated on it.
– Karl Kraus
Progress is a nice word, but change is its motivator and change has enemies.
– Robert F. Kennedy
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
– George Bernard Shaw
Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
– George Orwell
Progress is not created by contented people.
– Frank Tyger
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
– Robert A. Heinlein
Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.
– Kahlil Gibran
Progress might have been all right once but it has gone on too long.
– Ogden Nash
Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.
– Ogden Nash
Progress might have been all right once, but it went on too long.
– Ogden Nash
Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long.
– Ogden Nash
Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison.
– Walter Bagehot
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Thse who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
– George Santayana
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.
– George Santayana
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.
– George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905
prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into
– Don Marquis
Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree - they bear no fruit.
– Francis Marion
Promote yourself, but do not demote another.
– Israel Salanter
Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful.
– Charles Simmons
Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
– Sir Arthur Eddington
Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
– Eric Hoffer
Propaganda is a soft weapon hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.
– Jean Anouilh
Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don't believe yourself.
– Ausonius
Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
– Ezra Pound
Property has its duties as well as its rights.
– Thomas Brummond
Property left to a child may soon be lost but the inheritance of virtue--a good name an unblemished reputation--will abide forever. If those who are toiling for wealth to leave their children, would but take half the pains to secure for them virtuous habits, how much more serviceable would they be. The largest property may be wrested from a child, but virtue will stand by him to the last.
– William Graham Sumner
Property left to a child may soon be lost; but the inheritance of virtue--a good name an unblemished reputation--will abide forever. If those who are toiling for wealth to leave their children, would but take half the pains to secure for them virtuous habits, how much more serviceable would they be. The largest property may be wrested from a child, but virtue will stand by him to the last.
– William Graham Sumner
Proportion your expenses to what you have, not what you expect.
– English Proverb
Propose to any englishman any principle, or any instrument, however admirable, and you will observe that the whole effort of the english mind is directed to find a difficulty, defect or an impossibility in it.
– Charles Babbage
Propriety was a rigid master, but one that must be obeyed if one wanted to keep a sterling reputation.
– Lawana Blackwell
Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry; on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose.
– Walter Savage Landor
Prosperity attends the lion-hearted man who exerts himself, while we say, destiny will ensure it. Laying aside destiny, show manly fortitude by thy own strength: if thou endeavour, and thy endeavours fail of success, what crime is there in failing?
– The Hitopadesa
Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want.
– Geoffrey F. Albert
Prosperity in the form of wealth works exactly the same as everything else. You will see it coming into your life when you are unattached to needing it.
– Wayne Dyer
Prosperity is a great teacher adversity a greater.
– William Hazlitt
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
– William Hazlitt
Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.
– Eric Butterworth
Prosperity is acquired by exertion, and there is no fruit for him who doth not exert himself: the fawns go not into the mouth of a sleeping lion.
– The Hitopadesa
Prosperity is living easily and happily in the real world, whether you have money or not.
– Jerry Gellis
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
– Plutarch
Prosperity is not just having things. It is the consciousness that attracts the things. Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just having money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.
– Eric Butterworth
Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.
– Calvin Coolidge
Prosperity knits a man to the world. He thinks he's 'finding his place in it,' while really it is finding its place in him.
– Clive Staples Lewis
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
– Publilius Syrus
Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
– Pliny the Elder
Prostitution is the supreme triumph of capitalism. Worst of all, prostitution reinforces all the old dumb clich?s about women's sexuality; that they are not built to enjoy sex and are little more than walking masturbation aids, things to be DONE TO, things so sensually null and void that they have to be paid to indulge in fornication, that women can be had, bought, as often as not sold from one man to another. When the sex war is won prostitutes should be shot as collaborators for their terrible betrayal of all women, for the moral tarring and feathering they give indigenous women who have had the bad luck to live in what they make their humping ground.
– Julie Burchill
Protect your heart from the "bad", it's the most precious thing you own
– Aaron J. Munzer
Protected by hundred bodyguards, even a chick can show some courage! That’s also the secret of why some head of states look brave!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
– Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights Chapter 7
Proudness is a feeling of deep pride, pleasure and satisfaction in one's own or someone else's achievements/qualities/skills/potential/possessions. Are you proud at all? If yes, then you've got to get rid of it (pride) and afterwards saturate yourself with humility. In case you don't know, God opposes the proud. But, he gives grace to the humble (James 4 : 6). Yes, God's grace is only/fully available to the humble.
– Emeasoba George
Prove all things hold fast that which is good.
– Bible
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
– Bible, New Testament, I Thessalonians
Proverbs are in the world of thought what gold coin is in the world of business - great value in small compass, and equally current among all people. Sometimes the proverb may be false, the coin counterfeit, but in both cases the false proves the value of the true.
– D. March
Proverbs are the literature of reason, or the statements of absolute truth, without qualification. Like the sacred books of each nation, they are the sanctuary of its intuitions.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them.
– Anne-Sophie Swetchine
Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success.
– T. T. Munger
Providence protects children and idiots. I know because I have tested it.
– Mark Twain
Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise.
– Charles Horton Cooley
Prudence which degenerates into timidity is very seldom the path to safety.
– Edgar Algernon Robert Cecil
Prudent people are very happy 'tis an exceeding fine thing, that's certain, but I was born without it, and shall retain to my day of Death the Humour of saying what I think.
– Mary Wortley Montagu

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