When the highest type of men hear Tao,They diligently practice it.When the average type of men hear Tao,They half believe in it.When the lowest type of men hear Tao,They laugh heartily at it.Without the laugh, there is no Tao.

Lao tzu

Without theory, practice is but routine born of habit. Theory alone can bring forth and develop the spirit of inventions.

Louis Pasteur

Practice is everything. This is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect.


World-wide practice of Conservation and the fair and continued access by all nations to the resources they need are the two indispensable foundations of continuous plenty and of permanent peace.

Gifford Pinchot

Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art.


Romans, never forget that government is your medium! Be this your art:-to practice men in habit of peace, generosity to the conquered, and firmness against aggressors.


Each man calls barbarism what is not his own practice for indeed it seems we have no other test of truth and reason that the example and pattern of the opinions and customs of the country we live in.

Michel de Montaigne

By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.


To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...[They are] gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.


Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.

Matthew Arnold

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.

Albert Camus

Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy.

Benito Mussolini

Do not let your deeds belie your words, lest when you speak in church someone may say to himself, 'Why do you not practice what you preach?'

Saint Jerome

States should have the right to enact... laws...particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live.

George W. Bush

There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.

Allan Bloom

He's under our watch now and we can monitor him. There are certain things we can work on with him on the conditioning side. The fact he can practice at a high level will help him.

Paul Holmgren

Many people stay a long time because they like the paper and they like the community. We're blessed with a strong staff, a lot of people who are overachievers, who have more good ideas than we can put into practice.

Tony Baker

It was a normal day at practice. If anything, I pushed them a little harder. I told them after the game, enjoy it and tomorrow we go back to work.

Andrew Hopman

He's looked like that the last two days in practice.

Steve Alford

Lincoln had a longtime practice of dealing with troublesome animals and people. He did so with good humor and with compassion and with generosity of spirit.

John Mcclarey