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Compassion is the basis of all morality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What ever beauty may be, it has for its basis order, and for its essence unity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wine is a part of society because it provides a basis not only for a morality but also for an environment; it is an ornament in the slightest ceremonials of French daily life, from the snack to the feast, from the conversation at the local caf to the speech at a formal dinner.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What you have to do is enter the fiction of America, enter America as fiction. It is, indeed, on this fictive basis that it dominates the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Compassion has no place in the natural order of the world which operates on the basis of necessity. Compassion opposes this order and is therefore best thought of as being in some way supernatural.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The world basically and fundamentally is constituted on the basis of harmony. Everything works in co-operation with something else.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It would be enough for me to have the system of a jury of twelve versus the system of one judge as a basis for preferring the U.S. to the Soviet Union. I would prefer the country you can leave to the country you cannot.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws -- a thing which can never be demonstrated.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The power of love, as the basis of a State, has never been tried.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The basis of good manners is self-reliance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The primacy of the word, basis of the human psyche, that has in our age been used for mind-bending persuasion and brain-washing pulp, disgraced by Gobbles and debased by advertising copy, remains a force for freedom that flies out between all bars.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everything someone does on a daily basis should be traceable back to an annual or quarterly plan.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We should have learnt by now that laws and court decisions can only point the way. They can establish criteria of right and wrong. And they can provide a basis for rooting out the evils of bigotry and racism. But they cannot wipe away centuries of oppression and injustice -- however much we might desire it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but the ignominy, the humiliation we feel that we must be what we are without any choice in the matter, and that this humiliation is seen by everyone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly as he thinks.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The acorn becomes an oak by means of automatic growth; no commitment is necessary. The kitten similarly becomes a cat on the basis of instinct. Nature and being are identical in creatures like them. But a man or woman becomes fully human only by his or her choices and his or her commitment to them. People attain worth and dignity by the multitude of decisions they make from day by day. These decisions require courage.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An educational method that shall have liberty as its basis must intervene to help the child to a conquest of liberty. That is to say, his training must be such as shall help him to diminish as much as possible the social bonds which limit his activity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The cultivation of literary pursuits forms the basis of all sciences, and in their perfection consist the reputation and prosperity of kingdoms.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pleasure of living and the pleasure of the orgasm are identical. Extreme orgasm anxiety forms the basis of the general fear of life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To say of men that they are bad is to say they are worse than we think we are, or worse than the ideal man whose image we have built up on the basis of a certain few.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
His vocation was orderliness, which is the basis of creation. Accordingly, when a letter came, he would turn it over in his hands for a long time, gazing at it meditatively; then he would put it away in a file without opening it, because everything had its own time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That food has always been, and will continue to be, the basis for one of our greater snobbism does not explain the fact that the attitude toward the food choice of others is becoming more and more heatedly exclusive until it may well turn into one of those forms of bigotry against which gallant little committees are constantly planning campaigns in the cause of justice and decency.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances, or my position. Attitude keeps me going or cripples my progress. It alone fuels my fire or assaults my hope. When my attitudes are right, there is no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that to-day is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In politics... shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goodsMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It was the basis of the original Coca-Cola, where they made their fortune. Then in 1919, they passed the Harrison Act, where they made cocaine illegal, so the OTC, the "over-the-counter drugs," the base became alcohol.More [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.More [06/30/2006 12:06:00]
A number of people who study the Koran say there's no basis in the Koran for what they were doing.More [08/15/2006 12:08:00]
We do it on a case by case basis Nut, if it all ended the episode I did a couple of weeks ago, that aired a couple of weeks ago was the last one I was on that would be a very fitting end to Oliver Babish I think.More [11/27/2006 12:11:00]
It's about avoiding reality through various escape routes that become addictions and lead to Hell. My character is addicted to television, chocolate, coffee, to her dream of her son, which has no basis in reality.More [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
Ellerby: This unit is new, and you are the newest members of it. You have been selected from the basis of intelligence and aptitude. This is an elite unit. Our job is to smash, or marginally disrupt, organized crime in the city by enhanced cooperation of the FBI, represented here today by Frank Lazio. And we will do it. By organized crime in the city, you know who we mean - that's Jackie Costigan, that's an old picture. Jackie met his demise. Last known photograph. Costello uses three key guys: that's Fitzy - off-the-boat psycho who lives with his mother, who's straight out of going my way. Delahunt - muscle. French - the number one. But of course the rock star - you know who. We've done a briefing. Books, so read up. I want any and all ideas so I can pass them off as my own. Word hard, you'll rise fast. You're in the best possible position in the department. Let's go to work.More [03/22/2007 12:03:00]
“There is some concern that a 50 basis point rate cut could lead to inflation rising (in the U.S.) later this year,”More [04/26/2007 12:04:00]
Kyle: I've learned something today. You see, the basis of all reasoning is the mind's awareness of itself. What we think, the external objects we perceive, are all like actors that come on and off stage. But our consciousness, the stage itself, is always present to us.
Cartman: [astonished] Tits.More [05/02/2007 12:05:00]
I think we Americans, of all people, understand the importance of a good, legal, constitutional framework as the basis of political life.More [07/01/2007 12:07:00]
EPA can exercise its supervisory power to block a facility’s construction, … As EPA found, the Alaska department’s own records showed there was scant, if any, evidentiary basis for choosing less stringent emission-reduction technology.More [07/02/2007 12:07:00]
The second thing we are wanting in is the recognition of the principle of fraternity. What does fraternity mean? Fraternity means a sense of common brotherhood of all Indians, all Indians being one people. It is a principle that gives solidarity to social life. It is difficult thing to achieve. It seems to me that there lies a heavy duty to see that democracy does not vanish from the earth as a governing principle of human relationship. If we believe in it, we must both be true and loyal to it. We must not only be staunch in our faith in democracy but we must resolve to see that whatever we do, we do not help the enemies of democracy to uproot the principles of liberty, equality and fraternity. It follows that we must strive along with other democratic countries to maintain the basis of democratic civilization. If democracy lives we are sure to reap the benefit of it. If democracy dies it will be our doom. On that there can be no doubt.More [07/04/2007 12:07:00]
The teachings of Buddha are eternal, but even then Buddha did not proclaim them to be infallible. The religion of Buddha has the capacity to change according to times, a quality which no other religion can claim to have…Now what is the basis of Buddhism? If you study carefully, you will see that Buddhism is based on reason. There is an element of flexibility inherent in it, which is not found in any other religion.More [07/04/2007 12:07:00]
Capt. Ramsey: We have orders in hand. Those orders are to make a pre-emptive launch. Every second that we lose increases the chances that by the time our missiles arrive, their silos could be empty because they've flown their birds and struck us first.
Hunter: Yes sir.
Capt. Ramsey: You know as well as I do that any launch order received without authentication, is no order at all.
Hunter: Yes sir.
Capt. Ramsey: That's our number one rule.
Hunter: [Tries to get a word in] National mil...
Capt. Ramsey: And that rule is the basis for the scenario we've trained on, time and time again. It's a rule we follow without exception.
Hunter: Captain, National Military Command Center knows what sector we're in. They have satellites looking down on us to see if our birds are aloft and if they're *not*, then they give our orders to somebody else. That's why we maintain more than one sub, it's what they call 'redundancy'!
Capt. Ramsey: I know about redundancy, Mr Hunter.
Hunter: All I'm saying...
[Ramsey walks off]
Hunter: [Follows Ramsey, lowers his voice] All I'm saying Captain, is that we have backup. Now it's our duty, *not* to launch until we can confirm.
Capt. Ramsey: You're presuming we have other submarines out there, ready to launch. Well as Captain, I must assume our submarines could've been taken out by other Akulas. We can play these games all night Mr Hunter but uh, I don't have the luxury of your presumptions.
Hunter: Sir...
Capt. Ramsey: Mr Hunter, we have rules that are not open to interpretation, personal intuition, gut feelings, hairs on the back of your neck, little devils or angels sitting on your shoulder. We're all very well aware of what our orders are and what those orders mean. They come down from our Commander in Chief. They contain no ambiguity.
Hunter: Captain...
Capt. Ramsey: Mr Hunter. I've made a decision. I'm Captain of this boat. NOW SHUT THE FUCK UP!More [07/16/2007 12:07:00]
Evelyn Mulwray: Tell me, Mr. Gittes: Does this often happen to you?
Jake Gittes: What's that?
Evelyn Mulwray: Well, I'm judging only on the basis of one afternoon and an evening, but, uh, if this is how you go about your work, I'd say you'd be lucky to, uh, get through a whole day.
Jake Gittes: Actually, this hasn't happened to me for a long time.
Evelyn Mulwray: When was the last time?
Jake Gittes: Why?
Evelyn Mulwray: It's an innocent question.
Jake Gittes: In Chinatown.
Evelyn Mulwray: What were you doing there?
Jake Gittes: Working for the District Attorney.
Evelyn Mulwray: Doing what?
Jake Gittes: As little as possible.
Evelyn Mulwray: The District Attorney gives his men advice like that?
Jake Gittes: They do in Chinatown.More [07/18/2007 12:07:00]
Seth: Why do people cry?
Maggie: What do you mean?
Seth: I mean... what happens physically?
Maggie: Well... umm... tear ducts operate on a normal basis to lubricate and protect the eye and when you have an emotion they overreact and create tears.
Seth: Why? Why do they overreact?
Maggie: [pause] I don't know.
Seth: Maybe... maybe emotion becomes so intense your body just can't contain it. Your mind and your feelings become too powerful... and your body weeps.More [07/23/2007 12:07:00]
If that is what Belgrade accepts, then we do have a good basis for securing the objectives of our campaignMore [08/15/2007 12:08:00]
No one has really slammed the door shut on our proposals, and it was on that basis that we came to the conclusion that we should allow for the opportunity for these discussions to continue next week,More [08/21/2007 12:08:00]
Narrator: [quoting George Orwell] "It's not a matter of whether the war is not real, or if it is, Victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia but to keep the very structure of society intact."More [10/28/2007 12:10:00]
[Otto dangles Archie out a window]
Archie: All right, all right, I apologize.
Otto: You're really sorry.
Archie: I'm really really sorry, I apologize unreservedly.
Otto: You take it back.
Archie: I do, I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you, or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.
Otto: OK.More [11/11/2007 12:11:00]
We judge on the basis of what somebody looks like, skin color, whether we think they’re beautiful or not. That space on the Internet allows you to converse with somebody with none of those things involved.More [11/21/2007 12:11:00]
When we are able to fully disclose the basis for the FBI’s actions the air will be cleared on that, … But there isn’t more that I can say at this time.More [12/03/2007 12:12:00]
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: What's your name, scumbag?
Private Snowball: Sir, Private Brown, sir!
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Bullshit! From now on you're Private Snowball. Do you like that name?
Private Snowball: Sir, yes, sir!
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Well there's one thing that you won't like, Private Snowball: they don't serve fried chicken and watermelon on a daily basis in my mess hall.
Private Snowball: Sir, yes, sir!More [12/06/2007 12:12:00]
Ghost Dog: If one were to say in a word what the condition of being a samurai is, its basis lies first in seriously devoting one's body and soul to his master.More [12/16/2007 12:12:00]
[During the final credits]
Sam Harris: Because it is taboo to criticize religious faith and any convictions born of religious faith, we have the spectacle - really, the travesty - of college-educated politicians endorsing social policies; to take one example, blocking stem cell research. We're impeding it, impeding its funding, at least on the basis of no evidence whatsoever, on the basis of metaphysical dogmas. In this case, the dogma that the soul enters the zygote at the moment of conception. And this leads people, who should know better, to stand on the floor of the Senate or in the Oval Office and speak, uh, First Century platitudes which are meant to serve as ethical arguments against what is undoubtedly one of the most promising lines of research in biology: to remediate a host of, you know, scores, potentially, of terrible, debilitating diseases.More [12/26/2007 12:12:00]
The basis of the liturgical movement is prayer, the liturgical prayer of the church. It is a revolt against private, individual prayer.More [01/14/2008 12:01:00]
Eddie: In the Middle Ages everyone really had to worry about witches and goblins, but what we have is stuff eating at us. We've got stuff we don't even... I mean, why do you think that all the warlords of the world are so anxious to get their own personal little stash of chemical weapons. They call them weapons of mass destruction, but they're not. They're very *very* selective about what they destroy. They annihilate people and preserve things. They love things. You and I would be dead, gas... puke... gone. Whereas, you know, other earlier older people - the ancients - could look to the heavens, which in their minds was inhabited by this thoughtful, meditative, you know, maybe a trifle unpredictable and wrathful, but nevertheless up there - this divine onlooker. We've got anchorpersons and talking heads. We've got politicians who decide life and death issues on the basis of their media concerns. That's what we've got.More [04/05/2008 12:04:00]
Brodie: Oh my God. Don't tell me you have no idea there's a movie being made of the comic you two were the basis for.
Jay: What? Since when?
Brodie: See, here's the pulse. And this is your finger, far away from the pulse, jammed straight up your ass. Say, would you like a chocolate covered pretzel?More [05/01/2008 12:05:00]
Sarah: That's not fair!
Jareth: You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?More [06/24/2008 12:06:00]
We have established a new basis in our country in which economic liberalization would continue to flourish alongside democratic forces and deregulated power structure.More [09/22/2008 12:09:00]

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