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To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.

Tags: Religious, Whether  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.

Tags: God, Stupidity  ✍ Author: Konrad Adenauer

When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't be any press without the censorship.

Tags: Military, Struggle  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.

Tags: Cannot, Theatre  ✍ Author: James Agate

It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.

Tags: Mind, Thought  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

Tags: Getting, Job  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

The very fact that you are a complainer, shows that you deserve your lot.

Tags: Deserve, Shows  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.

Tags: Place, Truth  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Tags: Opinion, Truth  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.

Tags: Miracles, Nature  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.

Tags: Age, Strange  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.

Tags: May, Work  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.

Tags: Peace, War  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

In fact, my popularity seems almost entirely a masculine phenomenon.

Tags: Almost, Seems  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

The fact is that I find more most men are more open, more generous, and much more stimulating than the majority of females I know.

Tags: Men, Open  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.

Tags: Except, Ignorance  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.

Tags: Business, Prod  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

It is like living in a wilderness of mirrors. No fact goes unchallenged.

Tags: Goes, Living  ✍ Author: Bruce Babbitt

In fact, allowing immigrants to have licenses actually improves homeland security by allowing our government to track who is in our borders.

Tags: Actually, Government  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

I sometimes lament the fact that I do not have the benefit of a complete and ailment free body structure.

Tags: Free, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Amitabh Bachchan

The fact that the internet is so active; people can now speak to me indirectly.

Tags: Internet, Speak  ✍ Author: Randy Bachman

I think what separates me from the candidates is the fact that I have a proven track record of being a fighter. A fighting for what people believe in, whether it is popular or not. Despite the opposition, I stand true. Because people know that I will do what I say. And that I say what I do.

Tags: Fighting, True  ✍ Author: Michele Bachmann

In fact, a University of Connecticut study showed that as many as three in four pre-teens and teens who are exposed to Internet gambling become addicted.

Tags: Become, Study  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

In fact it's quite gratifying for me to see some of the people who really objected to this method of working now being quite so profligate in their use of it.

Tags: Quite, Working  ✍ Author: Derek Bailey

I was well aware of the fact that once you appeared in Doctor Who as something else, you were ruled out for the part of the Doctor: that was a kind of well known thing in the business.

Tags: Business, Else  ✍ Author: Colin Baker
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Maybe I was 7 - I probably am exaggerating a little - and immediately was plunged into the fact that there was an official place to put your fantasies. Up until then I didn't know what I would do with them all. It was very exciting for me, and I began very, very early on.

Tags: Place, Put  ✍ Author: Bob Balaban

Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.

Tags: Everybody, Love  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

The fact that tradition hinders the individual savage from thinking logically by no means proves that he cannot think logically.

Tags: Cannot, Thinking  ✍ Author: James Mark Baldwin

I never want to turn something down because I'm afraid to do it, because of some idea of image or whatever. That was never anything I set out to do. In fact, the opposite, I always want to confuse people in terms of any kind of image and be unpredictable in any kind of movie I make.

Tags: Afraid, Whatever  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

If God wishes to reveal the love that he harbors for the world, this love has to be something that the world can recognize, in spite of, or in fact in, its being wholly other.

Tags: God, Love  ✍ Author: Hans Urs von Balthasar

The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.

Tags: Love, Passion  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

You have to look at the fact that Hip Hop is under attack. It's not just Hip Hop but Black people, Latino people and all people are under attack for different things.

Tags: Attack, Black  ✍ Author: Afrika Bambaataa

Over my lifetime, the car had actually transcended the fact that it is a car. It has become a venue.

Tags: Become, Car  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

I'm not a great believer in awards-of course the fact that I've never won one has nothing to do with it at all!

Tags: Great, Won  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

I've had lots of replies, we're into the double figures now. And the overall standard is very good. In fact I've been feeling a little guilty, because I haven't replied to anyone yet - it is something I will be doing.

Tags: Feeling, Good  ✍ Author: Lynne Reid Banks

Sabbath - a weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh.

Tags: Days, God  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

I play a guy who believes he's a king. He's the most common man in the world; in fact his family, like his suits, are just make-up. It's about dysfunctional people and dysfunctional relationships.

Tags: Family, Guy  ✍ Author: James Caan

Housing associations have fingered the fact that they cannot use their assets as liquidity due to Bank of England rules unlike their continental equivalents. This has emerged to be one of the main bottlenecks to getting investment going in the U.K. It is a Bank of England issue.

Tags: Cannot, Getting  ✍ Author: Vince Cable

The way to connect with voters on the plan is to simply give the facts. Fifty per cent of taxpayers pay 97 per cent of the taxes. By most people's standards, that's already fair. The President is playing the class warfare card because he knows that a lot of people may never hear that particular fact. But it's a fact.

Tags: Give, May  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

The fact is that great musical pieces take and hold the stage because they provide great emotional experiences.

Tags: Emotional, Great  ✍ Author: Sarah Caldwell

There is something essentially sanguine about me, which I am inclined to attribute to the fact that I was born by caesarean section. It must affect you.

Tags: Born, Section  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

Childhood didn't have a big influence on me, really - in fact I spent most of it plotting how to escape.

Tags: Big, Influence  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

The third group is focused on counterintelligence and security. I think the reason for that is fairly evident, in terms of vulnerabilities of the department and the harm that can come to it by failing to detect when we have, in fact, been harmed.

Tags: Group, Reason  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

The EU must be able to act with the speed and flexibility of a network, not the cumbersome rigidity of a bloc. We must not be weighed down by an insistence on a one size fits all approach which implies that all countries want the same level of integration. The fact is that they don't and we shouldn't assert that they do.

Tags: Able, Act  ✍ Author: David Cameron

The fact that Eddie Vedder likes to play 3 hour plus shows a night, I have to be ready for that.

Tags: Night, Ready  ✍ Author: Matt Cameron

If you were to ask my agent, they would confirm this: I'm drawn to locations. What really drew me to 'The 4400,' aside from the fact that it was sci-fi, was the fact that it was shot in the city of my dreams: Vancouver.

Tags: Ask, Dreams  ✍ Author: Billy Campbell

The tires were scorching hot, in fact I burned my fingers on one.

Tags: Fingers, Hot  ✍ Author: Malcolm Campbell

In fact, I don't read newspapers any longer.

Tags: Longer, Read  ✍ Author: Naomi Campbell

This is the first generation to grow up on Thatcher - it's a different ethos. It's money minded, and it's the cult of yourself. Now that's fine, except when it falls down, and you can't achieve your goals - through high unemployment, through the fact that you probably need inherited money to get anywhere.

Tags: Money, Yourself  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

I think it goes back to the fact that the evangelical community often does not have a biblical vision of God.

Tags: God, Often  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one's landlady.

Tags: Famous  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

The fact of the matter is, most of our orders are not supersized. Less than five per cent are supersized - that's never mentioned. The whole issue has been supersized itself.

Tags: Matter, Whole  ✍ Author: Jim Cantalupo

But, as we've seen over the last several months, the people in this country are very dissatisfied with the direction that this administration is taking this country. And what we heard last night was absolutely the ignoring of that fact. It was: We're going to continue with this agenda. In fact, we're going to double down on healthcare.

Tags: Country, Night  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

But the fact is, it's illegal for the Administration to spend North west taxpayers' money to develop this rate hike proposal, just so it can turn around and raise their energy rates.

Tags: Energy, Money  ✍ Author: Maria Cantwell

It will be said, however, that protection tends to destroy commerce, the civilizer of mankind. Directly the reverse, however, is the fact.

Tags: Mankind, Said  ✍ Author: Henry Charles Carey

For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent, does not see into the fact, and is not speaking the truth of that - is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?

Tags: Good, Truth  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world... Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.

Tags: Love, Together  ✍ Author: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.

Tags: Faith, Talent  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men.

Tags: Men, Million  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

In matters of truth the fact that you don't want to publish something is, nine times out of ten, a proof that you ought to publish it.

Tags: Times, Truth  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

I started being really proud of the fact that I was gay even though I wasn't.

Tags: Gay, Proud  ✍ Author: Kurt Cobain

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.

Tags: Ability, Men  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

The fact is that the economy is really posed for the kind of recovery that people can see and understand.

Tags: Economy, Understand  ✍ Author: Al D\'Amato

Now the fact that terrorists throughout the world see this as an opportunity to defeat the United States, we have to be - and every Democratic candidate, even those who opposed us going in, now say we just simply can't cut and run.

Tags: Defeat, Run  ✍ Author: Al D\'Amato

I lie around and play guitar, that's something I do for sure. In fact that's all I do, I think.

Tags: Guitar, Lie  ✍ Author: Evan Dando

Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, knowing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about.

Tags: Knowing, Short  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

I loved doing Shakespeare. My two favorite roles, in fact, have been Viola in Twelfth Night and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Tags: Dream, Night  ✍ Author: Blythe Danner

And the fact that Haiti was occupied for 19 years by the United States, from 1915 to 1934.

Tags: Haiti, United  ✍ Author: Edwidge Danticat

I don't think I should be underestimated.

Tags: Normal, Wanted  ✍ Author: Lindsay Davenport

In fact, I have never met anyone who didn't like Gargoyles.

Tags: Anyone, Met  ✍ Author: Keith David

Hey, I may loathe myself, but it has nothing to do with the fact that I'm Jewish.

Tags: Jewish, May  ✍ Author: Larry David

I think its really matured a lot. I like the fact that there is now more to do there than gamble, since I don't do a lot of that. The people are great. I seldom have time for vacations and when I do I prefer the beach instead of the desert.

Tags: Great, Time  ✍ Author: Doug Davidson

I vertically center things in tables a lot, and the fact that there is no way to control vertical positioning in divs affects the way we do things across the board.

Tags: Board, Control  ✍ Author: John Davidson

The vast majority of terrestrial species are in fact microbes, and scientists have only begun scratching the surface of the microbial realm. It is entirely possible that examples of life as we don't know it have so far been overlooked.

Tags: Far, Life  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past.

Tags: Future, Past  ✍ Author: Robertson Davies

Those 25 dancers we worked with for a day, in as highly productive a way as possible - a long class, a period of teaching bits of the repertory - in fact I didn't teach Bank, I've used parts of Oil and Water.

Tags: Possible, Used  ✍ Author: Russell T Davies

The fact that radio is so hopeless at delivering data makes it an uncluttered medium, offering the basic story without the detailed trappings. But it does mean that if data is important, radio is probably not your place.

Tags: Mean, Place  ✍ Author: Evan Davis

I think looking back to my own childhood, the fact that so many of the stories I read allowed the possibility of frogs turning into princes, whether that has a sort of insidious affect on rationality, I'm not sure. Perhaps it's something for research.

Tags: Looking, Read  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so must be willing to accept all the experiences life has to offer. In fact, he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet.

Tags: Accept, Life  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?

Tags: May, Often  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.

Tags: Human, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact.

Tags: America, Sex  ✍ Author: Marlene Dietrich

Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.

Tags: America, Sex  ✍ Author: Marlene Dietrich

It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.

Tags: Life, Though  ✍ Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

The ideal reasoner, he remarked, would, when he had once been shown a single fact in all its bearings, deduce from it not only all the chain of events which led up to it but also all the results which would follow from it.

Tags: Once, Single  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.

Tags: Deceptive, Obvious  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer.

Tags: Accept, Treat  ✍ Author: Peter Drucker

The fact that you are willing to say, 'I do not understand, and it is fine,' is the greatest understanding you could exhibit.

Tags: Greatest, Understand  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

I'm inconsistent, even to myself.

Tags: Die, Except  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

The fact of the matter is that if we were going to do anything about Gaddafi, it should have been at the beginning. And by fooling around like this as long as we have, we have wasted an opportunity that would have gotten rid of him.

Tags: Him, Matter  ✍ Author: Lawrence Eagleburger

It's a fact of life that there will be oil spills, as long as oil is moved from place to place, but we must have provisions to deal with them, and a capability that is commensurate with the size of the oil shipments.

Tags: Life, Place  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

Santa Monica Bay is less polluted today than when I first moved to the area in the 1970s, because actions have been taken to avoid putting some of the noxious materials into the sea. I think people are more aware than they once were, the air is cleaner, water generally is, in spite of the fact that there are more people.

Tags: Once, Today  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.

Tags: Interested, Less  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

But the fact is, most people are not going to be rich someday.

Tags: Rich, Someday  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

I'm proud of the fact that I pitched almost 3,300 innings.

Tags: Almost, Proud  ✍ Author: Dennis Eckersley

I knew exactly what I was, and there was no hang-up with me. None whatsoever. The fact that the pigment of my skin maybe being lighter brown than other people of my race, maybe some of them, but you know our race has all colors.

Tags: Knew, Maybe  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

But Italy is not an intellectual country. On the subway in Tokyo everybody reads. In Italy, they don't. Don't evaluate Italy from the fact that it produced Raphael and Michelangelo.

Tags: Country, Everybody  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

You know what, I've always been a smarty-pants, and the only thing that goes wrong now is that people know that I play a doctor on TV and so they quickly call me out on the fact that I really think I am a doctor.

Tags: Call, Wrong  ✍ Author: Lisa Edelstein

An orator is the worse person to tell a plain fact.

Tags: Tell, Worse  ✍ Author: Maria Edgeworth

I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists - proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.

Tags: Behind, Laws  ✍ Author: Thomas A. Edison

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