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The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everything must justify its existence before the judgment seat of Reason, or give up existence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The very existence of government at all, infers inequality. The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I feel my belief in sacrifice and struggle getting stronger. I despise the kind of existence that clings to the miserly trifles of comfort and self-interest. I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is wrong to be harsh with the New York critics, unless one admits in the same breath that it is a condition of their existence that they should write entertainingly about something which is rarely worth writing about at all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we have of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In that way imagination and intelligence enter into our existence in the part of servants of the primary instincts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I do not think our successes can compete with those of Lourdes. There are so many more people who believe in the miracles of the Blessed Virgin than in the existence of the unconscious.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities, my capacities.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Liberalism -- it is well to recall this today -- is the supreme form of generosity; it is the right which the majority concedes to minorities and hence it is the noblest cry that has ever resounded in this planet. It announces the determination to share existence with the enemy; more than that, with an enemy which is weak.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An unemployed existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A distracted existence leads us to no goal.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Yes! To this thought I hold with firm persistence; The last result of wisdom stamps it true; He only earns his freedom and existence Who daily conquers them anew.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The explanation of the propensity of the English people to portrait painting is to be found in their relish for a Fact. Let a man do the grandest things, fight the greatest battles, or be distinguished by the most brilliant personal heroism, yet the English people would prefer his portrait to a painting of the great deed. The likeness they can judge of; his existence is a Fact. But the truth of the picture of his deeds they cannot judge of, for they have no imagination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sometimes I think that the biggest difference between men and women is that more men need to seek out some terrible lurking thing in existence and hurl themselves upon it. Women know where it lives but they can let it alone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a totalitarian regime inside every one of us. We are ruled by a ruthless politburo which sets our norms and drives us from one five-year plan to another. The autonomous individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We need not only a purpose in life to give meaning to our existence but also something to give meaning to our suffering. We need as much something to suffer for as something to live for.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One of the many reasons for the bewildering and tragic character of human existence is the fact that social organization is at once necessary and fatal. Men are forever creating such organizations for their own convenience and forever finding themselves the victims of their home-made monsters.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There can be no existence of evil as a force to the healthy-minded individual.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is quite true what Philosophy says: that Life must be understood backwards. But that makes one forget the other saying: that it must be lived --forwards. The more one ponders this, the more it comes to mean that life in the temporal existence never becomes quite intelligible, precisely because at no moment can I find complete quiet to take the backward-looking position.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Philosophy always requires something more, requires the eternal, the true, in contrast to which even the fullest existence as such is but a happy moment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim, for human existence is perpetually being forgotten by man and thus the novelists discoveries, however old they may be, will never cease to astonish.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We declare our right on this earth to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Analysis brings no curative powers in its train; it merely makes us conscious of the existence of an evil, which, oddly enough, is consciousness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All that makes existence valuable to any one depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the actions of other people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The settlement of America had its origins in the unsettlement of Europe. America came into existence when the European was already so distant from the ancient ideas and ways of his birthplace that the whole span of the Atlantic did not widen the gulf.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sport in the sense of a mass-spectacle, with death to add to the underlying excitement, comes into existence when a population has been drilled and regimented and depressed to such an extent that it needs at least a vicarious participation in difficult feats of strength or skill or heroism in order to sustain its waning life-sense.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is wanted -- whether this is admitted or not -- is nothing less than a fundamental remolding, indeed weakening and abolition of the individual: one never tires of enumerating and indicating all that is evil and inimical, prodigal, costly, extravagant in the form individual existence has assumed hitherto, one hopes to manage more cheaply, more safely, more equitably, more uniformly if there exist only large bodies and their members.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Good ideas and innovations must be driven into existence by courageous patience.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Return from existence to nonexistence. You are seeking the Lord and you belong to him. Nonexistence is a place of income; flee it not. This existence of more and less is a place of expenditure.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence or clearing the way for it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I can forget my very existence in a deep kiss of you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Just as humans have a prior right to existence over dogs by virtue of being more highly evolved and having a superior consciousness, so women have a prior right to existence over men. The elimination of any male is, therefore, a righteous and good act, an act highly beneficial to women as well as an act of mercy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Next to reasoning, the greatest handicap to the optimum development of Man lies in the fact that this planet is just barely habitable. Its minimum temperatures are too low, and its maximum temperatures too high. Its day is not long enough, and its night is too long. The disposition of its water and earth is distinctly unfortunate (the existence of the Mediterranean Sea in the place where we find it is perhaps the unhappiest accident in the whole firmament). These factors encourage depression, fear, war, and lack of vitality. They describe a planet, which is by no means perfectly devised for the nurturing or for the perpetuation of a higher intelligence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I remember reading somewhere about an organization called Procrastinators Anonymous. I think they had been in existence for some years but had never gotten around to having a meeting.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In a sense the world dies every time a writer dies, because, if he is any good, he has been a wet nurse to humanity during his entire existence and has held earth close around him, like the little obstetrical toad that goes about with a cluster of eggs attached to his legs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is a lie? It is to say what is real is not real. It is to deny the existence of what exists.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Teacher: Your current event, Napoleon.
Napoleon Dynamite: Last week, Japanese scientists explaced... placed explosive detonators at the bottom of Lake Loch Ness to blow Nessie out of the water. Sir Godfrey of the Nessie Alliance summoned the help of Scotland's local wizards to cast a protective spell over the lake and its local residents and all those who seek for the peaceful existence of our underwater ally.More [08/31/2005 12:08:00]
I knew about magazine covers right away. You're here, then you're gone in four weeks. I could never let my existence rely on that.More [03/30/2006 12:03:00]
A caller wanted to know about the existence of extraterrestrial life and UFOs, and Sagan gave his typical 'Well, these things are never seen by more than two or three people at a time, and there's never any corroboration by radar triangulation.'More [05/04/2006 12:05:00]

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