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A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Work is life for me, it is the only point of life-and with it there is almost religious belief that service is everything.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.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 greatest potential for control tends to exist at the point where action takes place.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There never comes a point where a theory can be said to be true. The most that one can claim for any theory is that it has shared the successes of all its rivals and that it has passed at least one test which they have failed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The making of an American begins at the point where he himself rejects all other ties, any other history, and himself adopts the vesture of his adopted land.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest significance of the present student generation is that it is through them that the point of view of the subjugated is finally and inexorably being expressed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Guys are simple... women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be just, that is to say, to justify its existence, criticism should be partial, passionate and political, that is to say, written from an exclusive point of view, but a point of view that opens up the widest horizons.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If there is a species which is more maltreated than children, then it must be their toys, which they handle in an incredibly off-hand manner. Toys are thus the end point in that long chain in which all the conditions of despotic high-handedness are in play which enchain beings one to another, from one species to another --cruel divinities to their sacrificial victims, from masters to slaves, from adults to children, and from children to their objects.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Common-sense is part of the home-made ideology of those who have been deprived of fundamental learning, of those who have been kept ignorant. This ideology is compounded from different sources: items that have survived from religion, items of empirical knowledge, items of protective skepticism, items culled for comfort from the superficial learning that is supplied. But the point is that common-sense can never teach itself, can never advance beyond its own limits, for as soon as the lack of fundamental learning has been made good, all items become questionable and the whole function of common-sense is destroyed. Common-sense can only exist as a category insofar as it can be distinguished from the spirit of inquiry, from philosophy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Intense study of the Bible will keep any writer from being vulgar, in point of style.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Many people believe that humility is the opposite of pride, when, in fact, it is a point of equilibrium. The opposite of pride is actually a lack of self esteem. A humble person is totally different from a person who cannot recognize and appreciate himself as part of this worlds marvelsMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In our own time we have seen domination spread over the social landscape to a point where it is beyond all human control. Compared to this stupendous mobilization of materials, of wealth, of human intellect, of human labor for the single goal of domination, all other recent human achievements pale to almost trivial significance. Our art, science, medicine, literature, music and charitable acts seem like mere droppings from a table on which gory feasts on the spoils of conquest have engaged the attention of a system whose appetite for rule is utterly unrestrained.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure, but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions so that they are most favorable to you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are words which sever hearts more than sharp swords; there are words the point of which sting the heart through the course of a whole life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy -- but he who has shown the better temper.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
From a worldly point of view, there is no mistake so great as that of being always right.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The point to remember is what government gives it must first take awayMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All that a city will ever allow you is an angle on it -- an oblique, indirect sample of what it contains, or what passes through it; a point of view.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head, make their point of constructive criticism and continue on in calm forbearance. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Being willing to change allows you to move from a point of view to a viewing point -- a higher, more expansive place, from which you can see both sides.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sense is a line, the mind is a circle. Sense is like a line which is the flux of a point running out from itself, but intellect like a circle that keeps within itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All observations point to the fact that the intellectual woman is masculinized; in her, warm, intuitive knowledge has yielded to cold unproductive thinking.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The trouble with Reason is that it becomes meaningless at the exact point where it refuses to act.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is in Hollywood, as in all cultures in which gambling is the central activity, a lowered sexual energy, an inability to devote more than token attention to the preoccupations of the society outside. The action is everything, more consuming than sex, more immediate than politics; more important always than the acquisition of money, which is never, for the gambler, the true point of the exercise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
News is that which comes from the North, East, West and South, and if it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class ; publication and not news.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
From the point of view of the pharmaceutical industry, the AIDS problem has already been solved. After all, we already have a drug which can be sold at the incredible price of $8, 000 an annual dose, and which has the added virtue of not diminishing the market by actually curing anyone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by the mastery of the obstacles on our adventurous way up.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Time past and time future what might have been and what has been point to one end, which is always present.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a point at which methods devour themselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not anymore what you will become. It is what you are and always will be.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if at any point between the beginning and the end of his journey he stops moving and does not get off the bicycle he will fall off it. That is a metaphor for the journey through life of any living thing, and I think of any society of living things.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The human head is bigger than the globe. It conceives itself as containing more. It can think and rethink itself and ourselves from any desired point outside the gravitational pull of the earth. It starts by writing one thing and later reads itself as something else. The human head is monstrous.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil --or else an absolute ignorance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Quotations (such as have point and lack triteness) from the great old authors are an act of reverence on the part of the quoter, and a blessing to a public grown superficial and external.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Is it a fact -- or have I dreamt it -- that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The point of power is always in the present moment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The striking point about our model family is not simply the compete-compete, consume-consume style of life it urges us to follow. The striking point, in the face of all the propaganda, is how few Americans actually live this way.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]

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