Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfilment.
I listened to many different types of instruments and music, and have always tried to look at the bass as an instrument as opposed to only a bass.
The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.
The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself.
The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly... music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees.
Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.
Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
We cannot suppose therefore that God has made an order of beings, with such mental qualities and powers, for the sole purpose of being used as beasts, or instruments of labour.
Philosophical theories or ideas, as points of view, instruments of criticism, may help us to gather up what might otherwise pass unregarded by us.
After I retired and came off the road, I gathered up all my musical instruments and suddenly, I wanted them all to be perfect.
In turning from the smaller instruments in frequent use to the larger and more important machines, the economy arising from the increase of velocity becomes more striking.
The soprano has all those other instruments in it. It's got the soprano song voice, flute, violin, clarinet, and tenor elements and can even approach the baritone in intensity.
Writing a play, you start with less, so more is demanded of you. It's as if you have to not only write a symphony, but invent the instruments as well.
I don't want to write any more for the old Man-power instruments and am handicapped by the lack of adequate electrical instruments for which I now conceive my music.
I'm not the kind of guy who deserves to play a vintage guitar because I'm too rough on instruments.
I think the world is ready for some rock 'n' roll. Some real time guys that play their own instruments, write their own songs, and sing the music and have a good time doing it.
I play, like, 12 instruments. Guitar, piano, harmonica, African drums... I'm working on mastering the accordion.
Mark this well, you proud men of action! you are, after all, nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought.
It is essential that policy instruments be developed that would firmly establish democratization on the basis of social consensus and enable transformation on stable grounds.