Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: "Checkout Time is 18 years."
A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them.
The aged love what is practical while impetuous youth longs only for what is dazzling.
First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
It's doable but is it practical? That's another question, ... The biggest obstacle I see is clearing all the buildings from the infield. When I ran the track (1978-82) there weren't as many structures as there are now. It seems to me that it would be very costly to tear everything down, then build it back just to play one football game.
The idealists dream and the dream is told, and the practical men listen and ponder and bring back the truth and apply it to human life, and progress and growth and higher human ideals come into being and so the world moves ever on.
Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in a love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.
This is an opportunity to make something extremely practical and logical, which at the same time tries to inspire the imagination in a way that can happen only here, in New York Harbor.
On a practical level, the design creates a new direct link to Governors Island for both tourists and Island workers from both Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. The system is very light, using only three supports, none of which stands in the water, so the shipping channels are left completely open.
Economics has as its purpose firstly to acquire knowledge for its own sake, and secondly to throw light on practical issues. But though we are bound, before entering on any study, to consider carefully what are its uses, we should not plan out our work with direct reference to them.
Dialogue and many practical common projects are more important. We came here to build bridges but it must be two-way bridges.
We are in a crisis today because the practical consensus between the left and the right, linking economic efficiency with social protection, has broken down.
It's just pure science, no applied science. There's no practical application. It's just finding out something that wasn't known before.
The people that were in the building were the principal's relatives and she was playing a practical joke on them. They had come to tour the school and it was a practical joke.
Like almost all others began with metaphysical discussions. The theory has advanced but the practical science is still in its infancy and the modern statesman is constantly short of facts on which he can base his speculations.
The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future.
We know that when alcohol is involved with younger people, there is a potential for danger. So it's practical for us to be able to deploy for those situations.
The intention of the person or persons that threw the water balloon was probably a practical joke type thing but as you can tell it did cause some damage. . . . It's quite concerning to us that this type of activity resulted in people from Washington state not having a very good experience in our neck of the woods.
The students had a 'textbook definition' understanding of democracy, but nothing in regards to practical application. I was asking what democracy meant to them.
There is a disconnect between the investment we're making in discovering treatments and the result in practical treatments that are reaching patients. We think that there are scientific approaches we could be taking that would help us learn more about drugs in a shorter time and for less cost.
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Many young couples are so busy being romantic that they forget to talk about anything practical like personal finance. Money isn't a romantic subject, but marriage should be seen as entering into a financial as well as a romantic partnership.
The message of the Holocaust was 'Never again,' and for that message to have practical effect on the world community it has to be inclusive. We can never have double standards in terms of human life.