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Famous Recognition Quotes

The queen of virtues is the recognition of one’s own flaws. — Jack McDevitt

Neurologically, I’m a quadriplegic, so virtually everything about my work has been driven by my learning disabilities, which are quite severe, and my lack of facial recognition, which I’m sure is what drove me to paint portraits in the first place. — Chuck Close

Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean. Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace. — George Santayana

I was considered by my peers to be a good comedian. So that’s all I ever strived to do was get some recognition from my peers. — Ron White

Even the recognition of an individual whom we see every day is only possible as the result of an abstract idea of him formed by generalization from his appearances in the past. — James G. Frazer

Thankfulness to God is a recognition that God in His goodness and faithfulness has provided for us and cared for us, both physically and spiritually. It is a recognition that we are totally dependent upon Him; that all that we are and have comes from God. — Jerry Bridges

Bound to seek recognition of its own existence in categories, terms, and names that are not of its own making, the subject seeks the sign of its own existence outside itself, in a discourse that is at once dominant and indifferent. Social categories signify subordination and existence at once. In other words, within subjection the price of existence is subordination. — Judith Butler

Recognition of function always precedes recognition of being. — Rita Mae Brown

Woman must especially devote her energies and abilities toward the industrial and agricultural sciences, seeking to assist mankind in that which is most needful. By this means she will demonstrate capability and ensure recognition of equality in the social and economic equation. — Abdu’l Baha

Certainly one of the most enthralling things about human life is the recognition that we live in what, for practical purposes, is a universe without bounds. — James Van Allen

The recognition of the truth that we get in the artist’s work comes to us as a revelation of new truth. We did not know it before, but the moment it is shown to us, we know that, somehow or other, we had always known it. — Dorothy L. Sayers

Part of the lesbian consciousness is an absolute recognition of the erotic within our lives and, taking that a step further, dealing with the erotic not only in sexual terms. — Audre Lorde

But no artist, I now realize, can be satisfied with art alone. There is a natural craving for recognition which cannot be gain-said. — Agatha Christie

Unless you had developed a certain independence of value, a certain independent system of value, a system of values that was independent from this middle-class drive for recognition. This has been my explanation of part of [Martin Luther King] general role. So, he accepted this without too much resistance. In fact, none that I could ever see, and at certain points I was close enough to see something. — Ella Baker

Recognition should come to the reporter who uncovers public cheating or proves a convicted man innocent. — Phil Donahue

There are two kinds of taste, the taste for emotions of surprise and the taste for emotions of recognition. — Henry James

Enlightenment or awakening is not the creation of a new state of affairs but the recognition of what already is. — Alan Watts

Recognition of belligerency as an expression of sympathy is all very well. — Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

The whole path of American music has been so much about the recognition of stylistic diversity, and the recognition of the importance of music which was from one of the vernacular traditions. — Michael Tilson Thomas

Ever since I started to get recognition I’ve picked out certain fans and reverse-stalked them. — Jim Carrey

I don’t know how you can do it, if you don’t recognition the media as a power center in America. — Sydney Schanberg

I’ve wanted recognition; I wanted success; I wanted appreciation; I love the perks of being in the movies. I love the fame that comes with it – but that’s why I became an actor. — Vidya Balan

Harry Patch didn’t get enough recognition. Jerry Garcia got too much. — Trevor Dunn

We’re not in high school anymore and we’ve had a little more life experiences to help us better understand what were going through in terms of stardom and recognition. — Jay Hernandez

I’ve been ignored for 20 years but now it’s heartening to get some recognition. — Craig Johnston

Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one’s own past failings. — Cary Grant

The recognition of the false is already the arising of the real. — Eckhart Tolle

The recognition that no knowledge can be complete, no metaphor entire, is itself humanizing. It counteracts fanaticism. It grants even to adversaries the possibility of partial truth, and to oneself the possibility of error. — Alvin Toffler

Certainly I get a lot personally out of it as well, there’s the recognition and things like that but mostly I try to take that as an opportunity to explain why I hope we could see more projects like Apache out there and why it’s a good thing for society. — Brian Behlendorf

I’m fine with being thought of as a guitar player, and if I can get any recognition or respect for doing that, that’s a pretty good thing for me. — Paul Weller

If you mentioned Hanna-Barbera to people, they said, ‘Oh yeah, Flintstone, Yogi, Scooby-Doo, Jetsons,’ and that was pretty much it. We have characters with very high recognition factors and great films, but no organized plans for really making the most of them and increasing their value. — Fred Seibert

This recognition of the earlier human background, now so obvious to us, did not come all at once, for the inclusion of history itself in university instruction is an event less than two centuries old. — James Henry Breasted

I always felt like there was a certain standard of music that I had to do from the beginning, even when I didn’t have the recognition that I have now. — Kendrick Lamar

Seeing no resolution to my existential recognition of loss, I decide to eat lunch. — Chuck Klosterman

Perfect discipline requires recognition of infallibility. Infallibility requires the observance of discipline. — George F. Kennan

To offset a depersonalized society, consumers crave recognition of their individuality. — Faith Popcorn

Happy indeed is the scientist who not only has the pleasures which I have enumerated, but who also wins the recognition of fellow scientists and of the mankind which ultimately benefits from his endeavors. — Irving Langmuir

Recognition is one of the three big elements of comedy. — Bill Maher

Security … it’s simply the recognition that changes will take place and the knowledge that you’re willing to deal with whatever happens. — Harry Browne

Envy, as a rule, is of success rather than of merit. No one would have objected to his talent deserving recognition – only to his getting it. — Ada Leverson

All conversation, in addition to whatever else it does, displays, and asks for recognition of, our competence. — Deborah Tannen

I do my best hitting when I’m walking. That means I’m relaxed and my pitch recognition is a lot better. — Alex Rodriguez

All faith consists essentially in the recognition of a world of spiritual values behind, yet not apart from, the world of natural phenomena. — William Ralph Inge

It was the Lord’s love and my recognition of His presence in my life that made me realize how important it was to give Him the glory and be there for Him. — Tony Orlando

I’m in a great position now where I’ve got recognition. I’m not recognized too much. — Kyle Chandler

Faith is the recognition that Spirit works in, as and through each and all of us – through every person and every circumstance. — Dan Millman

I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God. — Susan B. Anthony

I have many unrecognized talents, but my faults have somehow succeeded in securing wide recognition. — Ashleigh Brilliant

But there is only one surefire method of proper pattern recognition, and that is science. — Michael Shermer

No dealer, curator, buyer or critic, or any existing combination of these, can be depended on to produce a reputation that is more than a momentary flurry. — Harold Rosenberg

The thing is, I don’t do these things for recognition, being a good teammate, being a positive member of the community. I do them because those things make me whole and complete. — Dwyane Wade

I suppose the shock of recognition is one of the nastiest shocks of all. — Donna Tartt

Don’t work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Religion is the recognition that all things are manifestations of a Power which transcends our knowledge. — Herbert Spencer

Put aside ambition for public recognition, and simply do what you do because it feels good inside. — Alan Cohen

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern. — Alfred North Whitehead

To have your attention in the Now is not a denial of what is needed in your life. It is recognition of what is primary. — Eckhart Tolle

The rage is still there but I found the right kind of channel, because it’s tied to a love, it’s tied to a struggle for justice. And most importantly, for me, it’s tied to a recognition that I am a cracked vessel. — Cornel West

Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands. — Immanuel Kant

Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. — Paul J. Meyer

one must verge on the unknown, write toward the truth hitherto unrecognizable of one’s own sincerity, including the avoidable beauty of doom, shame, and embarrassment, that very area of personal self-recognition,(detailed individual is universal remember) which formal conventions, internalized, keep us from discovering in ourselves and others — Allen Ginsberg

In the perception of the incongruous stimuli, the recognition process is temporarily thwarted and exhibits characteristics which are generally not observable in the recognition of more conventional stimuli. — Jerome Bruner

Poets are always the advance guard of literature; the advance guard of life. It is for this reason that their recognition comes so slowly. — Amy Lowell

The Great Idea in advertising is far more than the sum of the recognition scores, the ratings and all the other superficial indicators of its success; it is in the realm of myth, to which measurements cannot apply. — Leo Bogart

We must [it has been arued] go beyond reductionism to a holistic recognition that biology and culture interpenetrate in an inextricable manner. — Stephen Jay Gould

God walks with us. He scoops us up in His arms or simply sits with us in silent strength until we cannot avoid the awesome recognition that yes, even now, He is there. — Gloria Gaither

There is undoubtedly a lot of pressure that comes with recognition, which can be a good thing and bad thing all at the same time. But if you stay focused and don’t lose sight of what you’re doing and who you are, you can rise above it. — Prabal Gurung

A theatre receives recognition through its initiative, which is indispensable for first-rate performances. — Franz Liszt

Socrates’ way of life is the consequence of his recognition that we can know what it is that we do not know about the most important things and that we are by nature obliged to seek that knowledge. — Allan Bloom

I think it takes people to get to know you and the recognition comes over time. — Steffi Graf

No law of nature, however general, has been established all at once; its recognition has always been preceded by many presentiments. — Dmitri Mendeleev

PR is performance recognition — Douglas Smith

I think it’s great when writers get recognition; it doesn’t happen very often. I just don’t want that writer to be me. Let it be Aaron Sorkin or, you know, somebody good. — Diablo Cody

We are moving toward recognition of the first Australians in the Australian constitution. — Kevin Rudd

I was 82 years old before Who’s Who thought I was enough of a big shot to do a piece on me. — Joseph Barbera

No one is exempt from the rule that learning occurs through recognition of error. — Alexander Lowen

Finally, I also come in recognition of the great work that has been undertaken by the NGOs and UN agencies that have been active for many years here, especially through the local staff and international staff here in Somaliland and in Somalia at large. — Jan Egeland

To me the recognition of the audience is part of the filmmaking process. When you make a movie, it’s for them. — Michel Hazanavicius

Not one man in five cycles, who is wise, will expect appreciative recognition from his fellows, or any one of them. — Herman Melville

It’s hard to get recognition when your team is losing. — Gilbert Arenas

I don’t really think about recognition; I’m not really involved. — Skrillex

Sanity, as the project of keeping ourselves recognizably human, therefore has to limit the range of human experience. To keep faith with recognition we have to stay recognizable. Sanity, in other words, becomes a pressing preoccupation as soon as we recognize the importance of recognition. When we define ourselves by what we can recognize, by what we can comprehend- rather than, say, by what we can describe- we are continually under threat from what we are unwilling and/or unable to see. We are tyrannized by our blind spots, and by whatever it is about ourselves that we find unacceptable. — Adam Phillips

The best evidence of merit is a cordial recognition of it whenever and wherever it may be found. — Christian Nestell Bovee

There are many ways to the recognition of truth, and Burgundy is one of them. — Isak Dinesen

But, unfortunately, sometimes that affirmation creates a sense that you deserve special treatment and recognition in areas where you’re not so talented. — Taylor Hackford

Never expect any recognition here–the system prohibits it. The cross is not affixed to the genius, no, the genius is affixed to the cross. — Franz Grillparzer

There is no question you get pumped up by the recognition. Then a self-loathing sets in when you realise you’re enjoying it. — George C. Scott

In terms of finding that first international recognition of my work, coming back to Cannes is such a milestone in my life because it began actually with ‘Devdas’. — Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

What I’m trying to do is create moments of recognition… — Barbara Kruger

Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible. — Doris Lessing

I never know what to tell young people when they come here. It could never happen for anyone they way it happened for me. It was all an accident. — Al Hirschfeld

Broad paths are open to every endeavour, and a sympathetic recognition is assured to every one who consecrates his art to the divine services of a conviction of a consciousness. — Franz Liszt

Women have helped shape our world, yet still do not receive the recognition and compensation they deserve. — Colleen Hanabusa

Every writer aspires to recognition , and it comes entirely privately, without public fanfare, each time a piece of work is judged worthy of publication. — Cynthia Ozick

I am not motivated by recognition, I just do things I like doing – racing, shagging, eating and drinking. — David Coulthard

We find it easy to believe that praise is sincere: why should anyone lie in telling us the truth? — Jean Rostand

At the end of my life, I have achieved belated fame and recognition in the city of my birth. — Leon Askin

Most painters want recognition, especially by their peers. — Bob Ross

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