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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.


Practical efficiency is common, and lofty idealism not uncommon; it is the combination which is necessary, and the combination is rare .

Theodore Roosevelt

There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life.

Thomas Henry Huxley

These are very practical things, very important things.

Richard Butler

It may be that without a vision men shall die. It is no less true that, without hard practical sense, they shall also die. Without Jefferson the new nation might have lost its soul. Without Hamilton it would assuredly have been killed in body.

James Truslow Adams

Their process is a low-temperature one amenable to large batches of materials with lower melting points. From a practical standpoint, it's a good process.

Jack Mccarthy

Concerning the improvement of the internal market, I think all of us agree. The problem is the practical application is not always easy.

Pedro Solbes

The kind of matters we discussed are not earth-shattering matters in the political sense, but they are extremely important for the people concerned and we tried to approach this really from a practical point.

Albert Rohan

True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure of us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life.

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

He understands the problems that you have and understands the situation you're in. He knows the practical side because he's been through it.

Ron Mcbride

We need to keep innovating and keep taking our business forward. This is one example which I think is a reasonably practical way of doing that.

Tony Egan

As a practical matter, it has proven difficult to either reform or abolish the CIA, ... The logical alternative may be to simply create an entirely new agency.

Steven Aftergood

Microsoft is now taking a viable approach, ... It's a more practical way to go about it.

Al Gillen

Morality's not practical. Morality's a gesture. A complicated gesture learnt from books.

Robert Bolt

If any of these be wanting, a Christian is not perfect, so much as in the perfection of parts. He is but half a Christian who is an orthodox believer, if he be not practical also; and he is but half a Christian who is practical, if he be not an orthodox believer. These ends of Scripture do not consist nor stand sure one without another.

George Gillespie

There is nothing so practical as a good theory.

Kurt Lewin

The students had a 'textbook definition' understanding of democracy, but nothing in regards to practical application. I was asking what democracy meant to them.

Scott Erwin

It offers sensible, practical advice, in an easy-to-read format.

Bill Ward

It is not practical to build super-tall office buildings in the post-9/11 world.

Larry Silverstein

Don makes this fun and easy to read but has great ideas for practical usage.

Delma Smith