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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.


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We require from buildings, as from men, two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it; which last is itself another form of duty.

John Ruskin

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These are very practical things, very important things.

Richard Butler

She did observe, with some dismay, that far from conquering all, love lazily sidestepped practical problems.

Jean Stafford

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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

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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

Having it all in one building would be more practical because we don't want to fragment the departments and programming. We should identify one building that could appropriately house all uses.

Robert Cincotta

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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

It's just not practical to think that can happen.

Bryan Gulley

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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

Attempts to protect the current level of immigration by wrapping it in the language of tradition or humanitarianism generally distort both history and the practical realities of our own era.

Roy Beck

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

Robert Bolt

Start with the practical logistics of having a 5-year-old sing this part. Plus, it's one thing to read about a 5-year-old doing these things. It's another to see them. ... I'm a mom. I had to listen to the mom alarm bell going off inside of me.

Linda Woolverton

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There is nothing so practical as a good theory.

Kurt Lewin

We decided that it made no more sense for him to hang around in Baghdad without being able to accomplish his task, ... a simple, practical decision.

Charles Duelfer

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

Bill Ward

If people with mental illness can't access the services, it doesn't matter how good those services are. It simply means that we're good in theory only and not in a practical, meaningful way.

Dave Almeida

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The first and highest law must be the love of man to man. Homo homini Deus est- this is the supreme practical maxim, this the turning point of the world's History.

Ludwig Feuerbach

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

Delma Smith

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