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Never do anything against conscience, even if the state demands it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Russia needs a strong state power and must have it. But I am not calling for totalitarianism.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Yes, there are times when something is legitimately not our fault. Blaming others, however, keeps us in a stuck state and is ultimately rough on our own self-esteem.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Totalitarianism is never content to rule by external means, namely, through the state and a machinery of violence; thanks to its peculiar ideology and the role assigned to it in this apparatus of coercion, totalitarianism has discovered a means of dominating and terrorizing human beings from within.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nor was civil society founded merely to preserve the lives of its members; but that they might live well: for otherwise a state might be composed of slaves, or the animal creation... nor is it an alliance mutually to defend each other from injuries, or for a commercial intercourse. But whosoever endeavors to establish wholesome laws in a state, attends to the virtues and vices of each individual who composes it; from whence it is evident, that the first care of him who would found a city, truly deserving that name, and not nominally so, must be to have his citizens virtuous.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Politics is about putting yourself in a state of grace.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If music in general is an imitation of history, opera in particular is an imitation of human willfulness; it is rooted in the fact that we not only have feelings but insist upon having them at whatever cost to ourselves. The quality common to all the great operatic roles, e.g., Don Giovanni, Norma, Lucia, Tristan, Isolde, Brnnhilde, is that each of them is a passionate and willful state of being. In real life they would all be bores, even Don Giovanni.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The masculine imagination lives in a state of perpetual revolt against the limitations of human life. In theological terms, one might say that all men, left to themselves, become gnostics. They may swagger like peacocks, but in their heart of hearts they all think sex an indignity and wish they could beget themselves on themselves. Hence the aggressive hostility toward women so manifest in most club-car stories.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In every particular state of the world, those nations which are strongest tend to prevail over the others; and in certain marked peculiarities the strongest tend to be the best.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No man should think himself a zero, and think he can do nothing about the state of the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Neither dead nor alive, the hostage is suspended by an incalculable outcome. It is not his destiny that awaits for him, nor his own death, but anonymous chance, which can only seem to him something absolutely arbitrary. He is in a state of radical emergency, of virtual extermination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Today the discredit of words is very great. Most of the time the media transmit lies. In the face of an intolerable world, words appear to change very little. State power has become congenitally deaf, which is why --but the editorialists forget it --terrorists are reduced to bombs and hijacking.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The modern state no longer has anything but rights; it does not recognize duties any more.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To reduce the imagination to a state of slavery --even though it would mean the elimination of what is commonly called happiness --is to betray all sense of absolute justice within oneself. Imagination alone offers me some intimation of what can be.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence -- a lot passes you by -- simply because your attention is otherwise diverted.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A functioning police state needs no police.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My general theory since 1971 has been that the word is literally a virus, and that it has not been recognized as such because it has achieved a state of relatively stable symbiosis with its human host; that is to say, the word virus (the Other Half) has established itself so firmly as an accepted part of the human organism that it can now sneer at gangster viruses like smallpox and turn them in to the Pasteur Institute.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our minds can work for us or against us at any given moment. We can learn to accept and live with the natural psychological laws that govern us, understanding how to flow with life rather than struggle against it. We can return to our natural state of contentment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Fine art, that exists for itself alone, is art in a final state of impotence. If nobody, including the artist, acknowledges art as a means of knowing the world, then art is relegated to a kind of rumpus room of the mind and the irresponsibility of the artist and the irrelevance of art to actual living becomes part and parcel of the practice of art.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period. When there is an incompatibility between the style and a certain state of mind, it is never the style that triumphs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Women who are either indisputably beautiful, or indisputably ugly, are best flattered upon the score of their understandings; but those who are in a state of mediocrity are best flattered upon their beauty, or at least their graces: for every woman who is not absolutely ugly, thinks herself handsome.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]
If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort. He must relinquish it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Without the power of the Industrial Union behind it, Democracy can only enter the State as the victim enters the gullet of the Serpent.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The more developed sexual passion, in both sexes, is very largely an emotion of power, domination, or appropriation. There is no state of feeling that says mine, mine, more fiercely.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This miserable state is borne by the wretched souls of those who lived without disgrace and without praise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mind like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In great cities men are brought together by the desire of gain. They are not in a state of co-operation, but of isolation, as to the making of fortunes; and for all the rest they are careless of neighbors. Christianity teaches us to love our neighbor as ourselves; modern society acknowledges no neighbor.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He talks about the Scylla of Atheism and the Charybdis of Christianity -- a state of mind which, by the way, is not conducive to bold navigation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
While the State becomes inflated and hypertrophied in order to obtain a firm enough grip upon individuals, but without succeeding, the latter, without mutual relationships, tumble over one another like so many liquid molecules, encountering no central energy to retain, fix and organize them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Heads of state are notoriously ill prepared for their mature careers; think of Adolf Hitler (landscape painter), Ho Chi Minh (seaman), and our own Ronald Reagan.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts, avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves, the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity, of fear, and of promiscuous misery.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are various orders of beauty, causing men to make fools of themselves in various styles... but there is one order of beauty which seems made to turn the heads not only of men, but of all intelligent mammals, even of women. It is a beauty like that of kittens, or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to toddle and to engage in conscious mischief --a beauty with which you can never be angry, but that you feel ready to crush for inability to comprehend the state of mind into which it throws you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Not he is great who can alter matter, but he who can alter my state of mind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The State must follow, and not lead, the character and progress of the citizen.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When all is said and done, friendship is the only trustworthy fabric of the affections. So-called love is a delirious inhuman state of mind: when hot it substitutes indulgence for fair play; when cold it is cruel, but friendship is warmth in cold, firm ground in a bog.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A mission could be defined as an image of a desired state that you want to get to. Once fully seen, it will inspire you to act, fuel your imagination and determine your behavior.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most owners of small businesses openly state that they believe in the value of skills and operational training. However, they also admit that they themselves undertake very little training, or offer only limited training to their employees, because of time restraints.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of all laws, of all conventions; love, the freest, the most powerful molder of human destiny; how can such an all-compelling force be synonymous with that poor little State and Church-begotten weed, marriage?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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