quote: There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances.

quote: The popular, and one may say naive, idea is that peace can be secured by disarmament and that disarmament must therefore precede the attainment of absolute security and lasting peace.

quote: Science makes no pretension to eternal truth or absolute truth.

quote: Sport was my absolute love. It was very sporty household. We had my - my brother and I both loved sports.

quote: Virginia is the absolute leader in homeland security and defense and information technology.

quote: Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.

quote: Only when we realize that there is no eternal, unchanging truth or absolute truth can we arouse in ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility.

quote: In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions.

quote: War continues to divide people, to change them forever, and I write about it both because I want people to understand the absolute futility of war, the 'pity of war' as Wilfred Owen called it.

quote: The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time... love lavished on absolute fools. Love's a charity ward, you know.

quote: The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future. Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophesies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.

quote: The appearance and disappearance of the Universe are pictured as an outbreathing and inbreathing of "the Great Breath," which is eternal, and which, being Motion, is one of the three aspects of the Absolute - Abstract Space and Duration being the other two.

quote: In Buddhism we have relative truth and absolute truth.

quote: Let us repeat the two crucial negative premises as established firmly by all human experience: (1) Words are not the things we are speaking about; and (2) There is no such thing as an object in absolute isolation.

quote: Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator.

quote: Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essence of religion, namely, its absolute claims

quote: Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite.

quote: The question why there is evil in existence is the same as why there is imperfection... But this is the real question we ought to ask: Is this imperfection the final truth, is evil absolute and ultimate?

quote: Acton's Law: Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts

quote: Shall remain!
Hear you this Triton of the minnows? Mark you
His absolute 'shall'?

quote: In discourse more sweet,
(For Eloquence the Sound, Song charmes the sense,)
Others apart sat on a hill retir'd,
In thoughts more elevate, and reasoned high
Of Providence, Foreknowledge, Will and Fate,
Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute;
And found no end, in wand'ring mazes lost.

quote: In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement,
psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common
sense and the poets have long known--that the essence of money is
in its absolute worthlessness.

quote: His fair large front and eye sublime declared
Absolute rule; and hyacinthine locks
Round from his parted forelock manly hung
Clustering but not beneath his shoulders broad.

quote: Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

quote: France is an absolute monarchy, tempered by ballads.
[Fr., La France est une monarchie absolue, temperee par des

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