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Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud

The dream, which fulfills its wishes by following the short regressive path, has thereby simply preserved for us a specimen of the primary method of operation of the psychic apparatus, which has been abandoned as inappropriate. What once prevailed in the waking state, when our psychic life was still young and inefficient, seems to have been banished into our nocturnal life; just as we still find in the nursery those discarded primitive weapons of adult humanity, the bow and arrow.

Character | Humanity | Life | Life | Method | Weapons | Wishes | Following |

Henry Ford

There are two ways of making money - one at the expense of others, the other by service to others. The first method does not “make” money, does not create anything; it only “gets” money - and does not always succeed at that.

Character | Method | Money | Service |

George Horne

Observe a method in the distribution of your time. Every hour will then know its proper employment, and no time will be lost. Idleness will be shut out at every avenue, and with her that numerous body of vices that make up her train.

Body | Character | Idleness | Method | Time | Will |

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

Aggression | Character | Love | Man | Method | Retaliation | Revenge |

Everett Dean Martin

There is only one sound method of moral education. It is teaching people to think.

Character | Education | Method | People | Sound |

Madame Swetchine, fully Anne Sophie Swetchine née Sophia Petrovna Soïmonov or Soymanof

The only true method of action in this world is to be in it, but not of it.

Action | Character | Method | World |

Hermann Boerhaave

The surest method against scandal is to live it down by perseverance in well doing.

Method | Perseverance | Scandal | Wisdom |

Christian Nestell Bovee

The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor; to sketch out a map of possibilities; and then to treat them as probabilities.

Audacity | Method | Plan | Wisdom |

Vera Mary Brittain

I can think of few important movements for reform in which success was won by any; method other than that of an energetic minority presenting the indifferent majority with a fait accompli, which was then accepted.

Important | Majority | Method | Reform | Success | Wisdom | Think |

Joseph Cook

A natural law is a process, not a power: it is a method of operation, not an operator. A natural law, without God behind it, is no more than a glove without a hand in it.

God | Law | Method | Power | Wisdom | God |

Henry Ford

Money, after all, is extremely simple. It is a part of our transportation system. It is a simple and direct method of conveying goods from one person to another. Money is in itself most admirable. It is essential. It is not intrinsically evil. It is one of the most useful devices in social life, and when it does what it was intended to do, it is all help and no hindrance.

Evil | Life | Life | Method | Money | System | Wisdom |

Howard Gardner, fully Howard Earl Gardner

For many children, the start of formal musical instruction marks the beginning of the end of musical development. The atomistic focus in most musical instruction - the individual pitch, its name, its notation -- and the measure-by-measure method of instruction and analysis run counter to the holistic way most children have come to think of, react to, and live with music.

Beginning | Children | Focus | Individual | Method | Music | Wisdom | Instruction | Think |

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Make the most of time, it flies away so fast; yet method will teach you to win time.

Method | Teach | Time | Will | Wisdom |

Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud

An unrestricted satisfaction of every need presents itself as the most enticing method of conducting one's life, but it means putting enjoyment before caution, and soon brings its own punishment.

Caution | Enjoyment | Life | Life | Means | Method | Need | Punishment | Wisdom |

Ulysses S. Grant, fully Ulysses Simpson Grant, born Hiram Ulysses Grant

Laws are to govern all alike - those opposed as well as those who favor them. I know of no method to repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.

Method | Wisdom | Govern |

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is no surer method of evading the world than by following art, and no surer method of linking oneself to it than by art.

Art | Method | Wisdom | World | Following |