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Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing.

Tags: Ego, Today  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Dialectic thought is an attempt to break through the coercion of logic by its own means.

Tags: Break, Thought  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Thinking no longer means anymore than checking at each moment whether one can indeed think.

Tags: Moment, Thinking  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.

Tags: Give, Often  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Wale means to arrive home. So the crown has arrived home. Akin is warrior or brave man. Nuoye is a brave man of chieftaincy and Agbaje means wealth and prosperity.

Tags: Brave, Home  ✍ Author: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.

Tags: Character, May  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.

Tags: Bring, Present  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.

Tags: Making, Study  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand.

Tags: Society, Understand  ✍ Author: Neil Armstrong

A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.

Tags: Confusion, Problem  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.

Tags: Age, Confusion  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

Tags: Progress, Wrong  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

Tags: Goal, Peace  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.

Tags: Pure, Seek  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

Tags: Democracy, Simply  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

Tags: Beyond, Dying  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.

Tags: Ability, Peace  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

For I can raise no money by vile means.

Tags: Money, Vile  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

There's place and means for every man alive.

Tags: Alive, Place  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds makes ill deeds done!

Tags: Done, Makes  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

Tags: Heart, Suffering  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Tags: Good, Life  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I am not a has-been. I am a will be.

Tags: Divorce, Getting  ✍ Author: Lauren Bacall

The communism of Marx seeks a strong state centralization, and where this exists, there the parasitic Jewish nation - which speculates upon the labor of people - will always find the means for its existence.

Tags: Nation, Strong  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin
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I always leave that for other people to decide, because some of the things I consider to be disasters are some people's favorite movies. And that's what I like so much, is that you never know. Something intrigues somebody and means nothing to somebody else.

Tags: Else, Movies  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

The chief role of the universities is to prolong adolescence into middle age, at which point early retirement ensures that we lack the means or the will to enforce significant change.

Tags: Age, Change  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

I don't think it's possible to touch people's imagination today by aesthetic means.

Tags: Possible, Today  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

I am really dedicated to understanding the planet/creature on which we live and know that means I must go beneath the sea to see 72 percent of what is going on.

Tags: Percent, Sea  ✍ Author: Robert Ballard

We are now integrated into American society and I don't like the word fashionable, because fashionable means that it's going to pass. It's not like that anymore.

Tags: American, Society  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

I completely take on the risk, the poker game, which being an artist means, and I'm going to try to make a film which honestly reflects what I have in my head.

Tags: Game, Try  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

Basically no, I mean I think that it's very easy to like I say, smoke a joint or even to wear a Chairman Mao button, or do a lot of these things with out knowing what's behind it, and what it really means.

Tags: Easy, Mean  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

In theory, I work an eight-hour day and a five-day week which means I can socialise with my pals who mostly have normal jobs like teaching and computer programming.

Tags: Week, Work  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

Prejudice - a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.

Tags: Opinion, Support  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.

Tags: Great, Madness  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.

Tags: Give, Mean  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.

Tags: Change, State  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of 'culture.'

Tags: Culture, Music  ✍ Author: John Cage

New Orleans is 5 feet below sea level, which means that holes dug in the ground immediately fill with water. Coffins were punctured and sunk with weights, which didn't stop them from floating up out of the cemeteries and down the streets of the French Quarter on stormy nights. The solution was to bury people above ground, in what are called vaults.

Tags: Sea, Water  ✍ Author: James Cagney

To know the right means of getting something done is virtually to have done it.

Tags: Done, Getting  ✍ Author: Hall Caine

I never use the word, it's loaded. What love means to me is need.

Tags: Love, Word  ✍ Author: John Cale

Love means to commit yourself without guarantee.

Tags: Love, Yourself  ✍ Author: Anne Campbell

For too many, to work means having less income.

Tags: Less, Work  ✍ Author: Kim Campbell

The first reason for the preponderant influence of those Evangelicals who define themselves as advocates of Religious Right theological and political ideologies is that they have both the financial means and technological know-how to make widespread use of modern electronic forms of communication.

Tags: Political, Reason  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

Being born again means you have a new concept of yourself.

Tags: Again, Yourself  ✍ Author: Dyan Cannon

War - the ordinary man's most convenient means of escaping from the ordinary.

Tags: Ordinary, War  ✍ Author: Philip Caputo

An office boy in London was the lowest of the low. The office boy was the tea boy. He would be the dog's body: It means someone who would do anything at all. I was quite prepared for that and enjoyed it.

Tags: Body, Someone  ✍ Author: George Carey

When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can't be cured.

Tags: Cured, Disease  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.

Tags: Love, Virtue  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.

Tags: Old, Philosophy  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.

Tags: Mean, Wrong  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.

Tags: Democracy, Government  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!

Tags: Cannot, Himself  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

Heaven means to be one with God.

Tags: God, Heaven  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.

Tags: Living, Within  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.

Tags: Effort, Work  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

There are a few writers that one has a relationship with that means, basically, you do whatever they say. One is Caryl Churchill, and the other is David Hare.

Tags: Few, Whatever  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means.

Tags: Men, Sure  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence.

Tags: Greater, Increase  ✍ Author: Charles Darwin

If I somehow felt like having a site which strictly validates was an indication of my manhood, maybe I'd do it, but it really means very little to me. We're mavericks over here, what can we say?

Tags: Felt, Here  ✍ Author: John Davidson

Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root.'

Tags: Radical, Simply  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

In a sense the quest for the emancipation of black people in the U.S. has always been a quest for economic liberation which means to a certain extent that the rise of black middle class would be inevitable.

Tags: Black, Sense  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

I don't think of myself as a character actress - that's become a phrase which means you've had it.

Tags: Become, Character  ✍ Author: Bette Davis

By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.

Tags: Brains, Funny  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

To me faith means not worrying.

Tags: Faith, Worrying  ✍ Author: John Dewey

Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.

Tags: End, Symbol  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.

Tags: Increased, Leisure  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Transformation literally means going beyond your form.

Tags: Beyond, Literally  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

Death to me means nothing as long as I can die fast.

Tags: Death, Die  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

Health to the ocean means health for us.

Tags: Health, Ocean  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually.

Tags: Believes, Everyone  ✍ Author: Abba Eban

The aim of the tests carried on with these syllable series was, by means of repeated audible perusal of the separate series, to so impress them that immediately afterward they could voluntarily be reproduced.

Tags: Aim, Tests  ✍ Author: Hermann Ebbinghaus

In Hollywood, 'under development' means 'all I have is the title.'

Tags: Hollywood, Title  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

I understood from an early age what being competitive means.

Tags: Age, Early  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

I think a song that's got something to say. I'm not much on gimmicks. I never have been because they don't last. But I like a song that tells a story and has some meat to it, you know, that means something.

Tags: Last, Song  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

Man should be master of his environment, not its slave. That is what freedom means.

Tags: Freedom, Master  ✍ Author: Anthony Eden

To be good, we must do good; and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power.

Tags: Good, Power  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards

Status in itself is criminal for those with the means to move, and the means to weave communion between people.

Tags: Between, Move  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

Political union means transferring the prerogatives of national legislatures to the European parliament, which would then decide how to structure Europe's fiscal, banking, and monetary union.

Tags: Political, Union  ✍ Author: Robert. L. Ehrlich

The odds of being successful are the same for every group that is educated in America. It's just that the group that is not wealthy is 95 percent of the population. So if there are 100 successful people in a room, probably 95 out of 100 came from more modest means.

Tags: America, Successful  ✍ Author: Michael Eisner

Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute, and yet is relative; in that it somehow always goes beyond itself and yet never escapes itself.

Tags: Experience, Goes  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.

Tags: Emotions, Poetry  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

You can trust a Neil Simon script. Every dot. Every dash; that pause means something. He takes all the jokes out, practically.

Tags: Takes, Trust  ✍ Author: Hector Elizondo

If something is irrational, that means it won't work. It's usually unrealistic.

Tags: Won, Work  ✍ Author: Albert Ellis

The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps.

Tags: Doubt, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.

Tags: Desire, Freedom  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can spot empty flattery and know exactly where I stand. In the end it's really only my own approval or disapproval that means anything.

Tags: End, Stand  ✍ Author: Agnetha Faltskog

I ascribe a basic importance to the phenomenon of language. To speak means to be in a position to use a certain syntax, to grasp the morphology of this or that language, but it means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization.

Tags: Speak, Support  ✍ Author: Frantz Fanon

I'm saying that the depth of exploration of the male psyche and the female psyche is uneven. I see further, deeper renderings of what it means to be a man.

Tags: Female, Saying  ✍ Author: Vera Farmiga

And we reduce almost all male-female problems by working on both the female and the male. And that usually means having both sexes take responsibility.

Tags: Problems, Working  ✍ Author: Warren Farrell

At the end of the day, successful box office just means that more people saw what you did and liked it, and that to me is the most important thing. That a lot of people saw it and liked it.

Tags: End, Successful  ✍ Author: Paul Feig

The Italian word 'stanza' means 'a room', and a room is a good way to conceive of a stanza. A room, generally speaking, is sufficient for its own purposes, but it does not constitute a house. A stanza has the same sense of containment, without being complete or independent.

Tags: Good, Sense  ✍ Author: James Fenton

The term 'epitaph' itself means 'something to be spoken at a burial or engraved upon a tomb.' When an epitaph is a poem written for a tomb, and appears in a book, we are aware that we are not reading it in its proper form: we are reading a reproduction. The original of the epitaph is the tomb itself, with its words cut into the stone.

Tags: Book, Words  ✍ Author: James Fenton

Ask me not, 'Are you rightwing,' but ask me 'Are you a committed believer in individual freedom, the values of the enlightenment?' Then, yeah, if being rightwing means believing Adam Smith was right, both in the 'Wealth of Nations' and the 'Theory of Moral Sentiments,' then I'm rightwing.

Tags: Freedom, Moral  ✍ Author: Niall Ferguson

If you take a strong stance and have a clear opinion or statement on any subject online, you're going to polarize people. And without that polarity, there's no discussion. Discussion is what I want, which means that I'm fine with the consequences.

Tags: Opinion, Strong  ✍ Author: Tim Ferriss

If retirement means laying on a beach and rubbing coco butter on your stomach, about 48 hours of that will be enough for most people. You'll want something new.

Tags: Enough, Hours  ✍ Author: Timothy Ferriss

It's very easy to confuse confident motion with being productive - and they're not the same thing. Productive to me means measurable outcomes that apply to my most important to-dos that positively affect my life. That's it.

Tags: Easy, Life  ✍ Author: Timothy Ferriss

There's already been black presidents who've been corrupt, so it doesn't strike me that having a black man in office means he's going to be the Messiah.

Tags: Black, Office  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

Tags: Looking, Quality  ✍ Author: Henry Ford

Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a way through it.

Tags: Acceptance, Mean  ✍ Author: Michael J. Fox
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