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Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No government power can be abused long. Mankind will not bear it. There is a remedy in human nature against tyranny, that will keep us safe under every form of government.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People are generally amazed that I would take an interest in any form that would require me to stop talking for three hours.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit, that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings and subconscious creation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to events or objects in the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Imitation is the sincerest form of television.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. It may take the form of a spiritual ideal, or it may be a worldly object, according to his nature at the time being; but whichever it is, he should steadily focus his thought forces upon the object which he has set before him. He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings. This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought. Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The creative person wants to be a know -it -all. He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, nineteenth -century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flower arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six months, or six years down the road. But he has faith that it will happen.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pleasure usually takes the form of me and now; joy is us and always.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Thoughts of themselves have no substance; let them arise and pass away unheeded. Thoughts will not take form of themselves, unless they are grasped by the attention; if they are ignored, there will be no appearing and no disappearing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Is civilization only a higher form of idolatry, that man should bow down to a flesh-brush, to flannels, to baths, diet, exercise, and air?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The refusal to choose is a form of choice; disbelief is a form of belief.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere. Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them. In some form or other, we pay for her favors; or we go empty away.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every idea is endowed of itself with immortal life, like a human being. All created form, even that which is created by man, is immortal. For form is independent of matter: molecules do not constitute form.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Who among us has not, in moments of ambition, dreamt of the miracle of a form of poetic prose, musical but without rhythm and rhyme, both supple and staccato enough to adapt itself to the lyrical movements of our souls, the undulating movements of our reveries, and the convulsive movements of our consciences? This obsessive ideal springs above all from frequent contact with enormous cities, from the junction of their innumerable connections.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reminiscences, even extensive ones, do not always amount to an autobiography. For autobiography has to do with time, with sequence and what makes up the continuous flow of life. Here, I am talking of a space, of moments and discontinuities. For even if months and years appear here, it is in the form they have in the moment of recollection. This strange form -- it may be called fleeting or eternal -- is in neither case the stuff that life is made of.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We find the most terrible form of atheism, not in the militant and passionate struggle against the idea of God himself, but in the practical atheism of everyday living, in indifference and torpor. We often encounter these forms of atheism among those who are formally Christians.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight of the soul.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Spirit borrows from matter the perceptions on which it feeds and restores them to matter in the form of movements which it has stamped with its own freedom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Habits... the only reason they persist is that they are offering some satisfaction. You allow them to persist by not seeking any other, better form of satisfying the same needs. Every habit, good or bad, is acquired and learned in the same way -- by finding that it is a means of satisfaction.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cruelty has a Human Heart, And jealousy a Human Face; Terror the Human Form Divine, And secrecy the Human Dress. The Human Dress is forged Iron, The Human Form a Fiery Forge, The Human Face a Furnace seal d, The Human Heart its hungry gorge.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The traditional novel form continues to enlarge our experience in those very areas where the wide-angle lens and the Cinema screen tend to narrow it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is against stupidity in every shape and form that we have to wage our eternal battle. But how can we wonder at the want of sense on the part of those who have had no advantages, when we see such plentiful absence of that commodity on the part of those who have had all the advantages?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reason and emotion are not antagonists. What seems like a struggle between two opposing ideas or values, one of which, automatic and unconscious, manifests itself in the form of a feeling.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But somewhere, beyond Space and Time, is wetter water, slimier slime! And there (they trust) there swimmeth one who swam ere rivers were begun, immense of fishy form and mind, squamous omnipotent, and kind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is interesting about self-analysis is that it leads nowhere -- it is an art form in itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our own form of right action is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The actor searches vainly for the sound of a vanished tradition, and critic and audience follow suit. We have lost all sense of ritual and ceremony -- whether it be connected with Christmas, birthdays or funerals -- but the words remain with us and old impulses stir in the marrow. We feel we should have rituals, we should do something about getting them and we blame the artists for not finding them for us. So the artist sometimes attempts to find new rituals with only his imagination as his source: he imitates the outer form of ceremonies, pagan or baroque, unfortunately adding his own trapping -- the result is rarely convincing. And after the years and years of weaker and waterier imitations we now find ourselves rejecting the very notion of a holy stage. It is not the fault of the holy that it has become a middle-class weapon to keep the children good.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Inaction may be the biggest form of action.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice. These are the things that form the education of the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I feel that any form of so called psychotherapy is strongly contraindicated for addicts. The question Why did you start using narcotics in the first place? should never be asked. It is quite as irrelevant to treatment as it would be to ask a malarial patient why he went to a malarial area.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Science has a simple faith, which transcends utility. Nearly all men of science, all men of learning for that matter, and men of simple ways too, have it in some form and in some degree. It is the faith that it is the privilege of man to learn to understand, and that this is his mission. If we abandon that mission under stress we shall abandon it forever, for stress will not cease. Knowledge for the sake of understanding, not merely to prevail, that is the essence of our being. None can define its limits, or set its ultimate boundaries.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Earnestness is not by any means everything; it is very often a subtle form of pious pride because it is obsessed with the method and not with the Master.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a sort of veteran woman of condition, who, having lived always in the grand monde, and having possibly had some gallantries, together with the experience of five and twenty or thirty years, form a young fellow better than all the rules that can be given him. Wherever you go, make some of those women your friends; which a very little matter will do. Ask their advice, tell them your doubts or difficulties as to your behavior; but take great care not to drop one word of their experience; for experience implies age, and the suspicion of age, no woman, let her be ever so old, ever forgives.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The old idea that the joke was not good enough for the company has been superseded by the new aristocratic idea that the company was not worthy of the joke. They have introduced an almost insane individualism into that one form of intercourse which is specially and uproariously communal. They have made even levities into secrets. They have made laughter lonelier than tears.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The consistent anarchist should be a socialist, but a socialist of a particular sort. He will not only oppose alienated and specialized labor and look forward to the appropriation of capital by the whole body of workers, but he will also insist that this appropriation be direct, not exercised by some elite force acting in the name of the proletariat. Some sort of council communism is the natural form of revolutionary socialism in an industrial society. It reflects the intuitive understanding that democracy is largely a sham when the industrial system is controlled by any form of autocratic elite, whether of owners, managers, and technocrats, a vanguard party, or a State bureaucracy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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