Adequate quotes

  • The antithesis between a technical and a liberal education is fallacious. There can be no adequate technical education which is not liberal, and no liberal education which is not technical.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Education #Adequate #Antithesis

  • The families of the killed and disappeared are entitled to the right to know what happened to their loved ones, and to adequate reparation for the suffering endured.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #Suffering #Adequate #Loved Ones

  • Faith must have adequate evidence, else it is mere superstition.
    -- Archibald Alexander Hodge

    #Faith #Adequate #Superstitions

  • For the more limited, if adequate, is always preferable.
    -- Aristotle


  • Material power that is not counterbalanced by adequate spiritual power, that is, by love and wisdom, is a curse
    -- Arnold J. Toynbee

    #Spiritual #Adequate #Curse

  • Every human soul is of infinite value, eternal, free; no human being, therefore, is so placed as not to have within his reach, in himself and others, objects adequate to infinite endeavor.
    -- Arthur Balfour

    #Soul #Adequate #Being There

  • As the twentieth century draws to a close it has become obvious that material yardsticks alone cannot serve as an adequate measure of human well-being. Even as basic an issue as poverty has to be re-examined to take into account the psychological sense of deprivation that makes people feel poor.
    -- Aung San Suu Kyi

    #Issues #People #Adequate

  • I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do in school, but I definitely didn't have adequate time to reach my full potential as a student.
    -- Barry Sanders

    #School #Full Potential #Adequate

  • Above all we have to go beyond words and images and concepts. No imaginative vision or conceptual framework is adequate to the great reality.
    -- Bede Griffiths

    #Reality #Vision #Adequate

  • In the world of securities, courage becomes the supreme virtue after adequate knowledge and a tested judgment are at hand.
    -- Benjamin Graham

    #Hands #World #Adequate

  • I do not believe that science per se is an adequate source of happiness, nor do I think that my own scientific outlook has contributed very greatly to my own happiness, which I attribute to defecating twice a day with unfailing regularity.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Believe #Thinking #Adequate

  • One of the main causes of trouble in the world is dogmatic and fanatical belief in some doctrine for which there is no adequate evidence
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Doctrine #World #Adequate

  • Cruelty is, in theory, a perfectly adequate ground for divorce, but it may be interpreted so as to become absurd.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Divorce #May #Adequate

  • It is difficult, if not impossible, to argue that laws written in the 1970s are adequate for today's intelligence challenges.
    -- Bob Barr

    #Law #Challenges #Adequate

  • I should never have made a good scientist, but I should have made a perfectly adequate one.
    -- C.P. Snow

    #Adequate #Scientist #Made

  • I strongly support SNAP and will continue to urge my colleagues in Congress to provide adequate funding to this important program.
    -- Dan Maffei

    #Support #Important #Adequate

  • I would guess that there's adequate low-income housing in the country.
    -- Dan Quayle

    #Country #Low Income #Adequate

  • Developing a diet that is healthful, balanced, and appropriate for your particular caloric needs is easy enough and is absolutely critical to establishing a healthful lifestyle that incorporates proper nutrition, adequate fitness, and mental resilience.
    -- Daphne Oz

    #Resilience #Needs #Adequate

  • Ensuring Americans have access to adequate medical care should be a priority for all of us.
    -- Dave Reichert

    #Priorities #Adequate #Care

  • More than a billion people lack adequate access to clean water.
    -- David Suzuki

    #People #Water #Adequate

  • Anathematization of the world is not an adequate response to the world.
    -- Donald Barthelme

    #World #Adequate #Response

  • The generosity of the Earth allows us to feed all mankind; we know enough about ecology to keep the Earth a healthy place; there is enough room on the Earth, and there are enough materials, so that everybody can have adequate shelter; we are quite competent enough to produce sufficient supplies of necessities so that no one need live in misery.
    -- E. F. Schumacher

    #Generosity #Healthy #Adequate

  • I don't want to write any more for the old Man-power instruments and am handicapped by the lack of adequate electrical instruments for which I now conceive my music.
    -- Edgard Varese

    #Writing #Men #Adequate

  • There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income.
    -- Edmund Wilson

    #Money #Income #Adequate

  • If you feel that you're not ready to die, never fear; nature will give you complete and adequate assistance when the time comes.
    -- Edward Abbey

    #Giving #Adequate #Never Fear

  • Imagine if the pension funds and endowments that own much of the equity in our financial services companies demanded that those companies revisit the way mortgages were marketed to those without adequate skills to understand the products they were being sold. Management would have to change the way things were done.
    -- Eliot Spitzer

    #Skills #Done #Adequate

  • Who is ever adequate? We all create situations each other can't live up to, then break our hearts at them because they don't.
    -- Elizabeth Bowen

    #Break Up #Heart #Adequate

  • Remorse is cureless--the Disease Not even God--can heal-- For 'tis His institution--and The Adequate of Hell
    -- Emily Dickinson

    #Adequate #Disease #Hell

  • Adequate early rest is best...."Early to bed and early to rise" is still good counsel.
    -- Ezra Taft Benson

    #Bed #Adequate #Stills

  • Adequate defense has been the catchword of every militarist for centuries.
    -- Frank B. Kellogg

    #Defense #Adequate #Century

  • But a science is exact to the extent that its method measures up to and is adequate to its object.
    -- Gabriel Marcel

    #Adequate #Method

  • In its happiest efforts, translation is but approximation, and its efforts are not often happy. A translation may be good as translation, but it cannot be an adequate reproduction of the original.
    -- George Henry Lewes

    #Effort #Adequate #May

  • To speak evil of any one, unless there is unequivocal proofs of their deserving it, is an injury for which there is no adequate reparation.
    -- George Washington

    #Evil #Gossip #Adequate

  • If the unborn is a human person, no justification for abortion is adequate.
    -- Greg Koukl

    #Abortion #Adequate #Justification

  • No pen can give an adequate description of the all-pervading corruption produced by slavery.
    -- Harriet Ann Jacobs

    #Giving #Adequate #Slavery

  • Of one thing, however, I am certain. Just as an execution without adequate safeguards is unacceptable, so too is an execution when the condemned prisoner can prove that he is innocent. The execution of a person who can show that he is innocent comes perilously close to simple murder.
    -- Harry A. Blackmun

    #Simple #Execution #Adequate

  • The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is, of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic; and the actual achievement of the American nation points towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal.
    -- Herbert Croly

    #Swag #Achievement #Adequate

  • Unless we have a Central Bank with adequate control of credit resources, this country is going to undergo the most severe and far reaching money panic in its history.
    -- Jacob Schiff

    #Country #Credit #Adequate

  • I have a fairly adequate knowledge of Satanic forces.
    -- James Dean

    #Satanic #Adequate #Force

  • The self-regulating mechanism of the market place cannot always be depended upon to produce adequate results in scientific research.
    -- James R Newman

    #Self #Research #Adequate

  • Although we have do not have adequate access to all parts of Darfur we do fortunately have humanitarian personnel, including staff from my own office, in each of the three provincial capitals of Darfur.
    -- Jan Egeland

    #Office #Three #Adequate

  • For my part, I plan to work out a fair and adequate redistribution of city services to all city neighborhoods.
    -- Jane Byrne

    #Cities #Work Out #Adequate

  • The only justification for writing a novel is that it should be wonderful. Adequate is inadequate.
    -- Janet Burroway

    #Writing #Adequate #Wonderful

  • More than 100 people have been sent to death row who were later exonerated because they weren't guilty or fairly tried. Most criminal defendants do not get adequate representation because there are not enough public defenders to represent them. There is a lot that is wrong.
    -- John Grisham

    #People #Criminals #Adequate

  • I know of no person or group that is taking nearly adequate advantage of the graphical potentialities of the computer.
    -- John Tukey

    #Groups #Adequate #Computer

  • Education keeps the key of life; and liberal education insures the first conditions of freedom,--namely, adequate knowledge and accustomed thought.
    -- Julia Ward Howe

    #Education #Keys #Adequate

  • But even if you thought they were adequate at the time, when you're collecting data in bulk-you've got it. The data lasts until you delete it; the rules only last until you decide to change them, and change them in secret.
    -- Julian Sanchez

    #Data #Secret #Adequate

  • Language is a tool adequate to provide any degree of precision relevant to a particular situation.
    -- Kenneth Lee Pike

    #Degrees #Tools #Adequate

  • Every poem that I write is, in a sense, trying to find adequate words for this unspeakable word, around which my entire life turns.
    -- Kevin Hart

    #Writing #Trying #Adequate

  • So unless we form some kind of adequate relationship to death, we're never going to live properly, and if we think of it purely as a medical thing, we have reduced life. We should think of it as some sort of mystery which we can participate in now, not something to be pushed off to one side till the last moments.
    -- Kevin Hart

    #Thinking #Adequate #Lasts

  • Having viewed slum clearance projects in most major cities of the world may I state that you have conceived and created in the Johannesburg townships what is probably the most impressive and adequate resettlement activity in existence.
    -- L. Ron Hubbard

    #Cities #World #Adequate

  • This weapon the atomic bomb has added an additional responsibility-or, better, an additional incentive-to find a sound basis for lasting peace. It provides an overwhelming inducement for the avoidance of war. It emphasizes the crisis we face in international matters and strengthens the conviction that adequate safeguards for peace must be found.
    -- Leslie Groves

    #War #Responsibility #Adequate

  • If you've been there, no explanation is necessary. If you haven't, none is adequate.
    -- Lou Holtz

    #Adequate #Explanation

  • The Lord is in control. He knows the end from the beginning. He has given us adequate instruction that, if followed, will see us safely through any crisis. His purposes will be fulfilled, and someday we will understand the eternal reasons for all of these events. Therefore, today we must be careful to not overreact, nor should we be caught up in extreme preparations, but what we must do is keep the commandments of God and never loose hope!
    -- M. Russell Ballard

    #Preparation #Purpose #Adequate

  • Eugenics is the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.
    -- Margaret Sanger

    #Eugenics #Political #Adequate

  • Everywhere the tendency has been to separate religion from morality, to set them in opposition even. But a religion without morality is a superstition and a curse; and anything like an adequate and complete morality without religion is impossible. The only salvation for man is in the union of the two as Christianity unites them.
    -- Mark Hopkins

    #Men #Two #Adequate

  • Draft resisters have had and should continue to have only normal difficulties immigrating [to Canada]. Probably any young American can get in if he is really determined, though all will need adequate information. ... The toughest problem a draft resister faces is not how to immigrate but whether he really wants to. And only you can answer that. For yourself. That's what Nuremberg was all about.
    -- Mark Satin

    #Needs #Answers #Adequate

  • We know the speaker has received adequate empathy when a. we sense a release of tension, or b. the flow of words comes to a halt.
    -- Marshall B. Rosenberg

    #Communication #Empathy #Adequate

  • There is nothing but a lack of social vision to prevent us from paying an adequate wage to every American citizen whether he be a hospital worker, laundry worker, maid or day laborer
    -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

    #Vision #Adequate #Maids

  • Listen long enough and the person will generally come up with an adequate solution.
    -- Mary Kay Ash

    #Long #Adequate #Enough

  • Whoever sets himself to see things as they are will find himself one of a very small circle but it is only by this small circle resolutely doing its own work that adequate ideas will ever get current at all.
    -- Matthew Arnold

    #Circles #Ideas #Adequate

  • I have a simple principle for the conduct of life- never to resist an adequate temptation.
    -- Max Lerner

    #Simple #Temptation #Adequate

  • There seemed to be so much to say, but no words adequate to say it.
    -- Megan Hart


  • To beauty, all is forgiven, even vulgarity. Intelligence no longer seems an adequate compensation for things...
    -- Muriel Barbery

    #Adequate #Forgiven #Vulgarity

  • Forecasting by bureaucrats tends to be used for anxiety relief rather than for adequate policy making.
    -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    #Anxiety #Adequate #Relief

  • To live effectively is to live with adequate information.
    -- Norbert Wiener

    #Adequate #Information

  • Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind.
    -- Norman Borlaug

    #Justice #Adequate #Firsts

  • It is clear that the pharmaceutical industry is not, by any stretch of the imagination, doing enough to ensure that the poor have access to adequate medical care.
    -- Paul Farmer

    #Organization #Imagination #Adequate

  • It is suicidal for other runners to copy my hill sessions without adequate background.
    -- Pekka Vasala

    #Running #Suicidal #Adequate

  • There's no such things as survival of the fittest. Survival of the most adequate, maybe. It doesn't matter whether a solution's optimal. All that matters is whether it beats the alternative.
    -- Peter Watts

    #Survival #Alternatives #Adequate

  • My belief is based on the fact that string theory is the first science in hundreds of years to be pursued in pre-Baconian fashion, without any adequate experimental guidance.
    -- Philip Warren Anderson

    #Fashion #Years #Adequate

  • Without a good cultural policy, without adequate help, we will always have individualists, shooting stars who are rapidly forgotten or who stop painting for a more profitable occupation.
    -- Ralph Allen

    #Stars #Shooting #Adequate

  • Disappointment requires adequate planning.
    -- Richard Bandler

    #Disappointment #Adequate #Planning

  • Income inequality has no necessary connection with poverty, the lack of material resources for a decent life, such as adequate food, shelter, and clothing. A society with great income inequality may have no poor people, and a society with no income inequality may have nothing but poor people.
    -- Robert Higgs

    #People #Income #Adequate

  • A problem never exists in isolation; it is surrounded by other problems in space and time. The more of the context of a problem that a scientist can comprehend, the greater are his chances of finding a truly adequate solution.
    -- Russell L. Ackoff

    #Space #Risk #Adequate

  • In sum, the Court's conclusion that a constitutionally adequate recount is impractical is a prophecy the Court's own judgment will not allow to be tested. Such an untested prophecy should not decide the Presidency of the United States. I dissent.
    -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    #Adequate #United States #Judgment

  • The full extent of the problem of hunger is not obvious to most of us. We see the homeless, but there are a great number of working poor, struggling to survive, who don't have enough money to put adequate food on the table. We must find a solution to this ever-increasing problem - and quickly.
    -- Scott Glenn

    #Struggle #Numbers #Adequate

  • I've never began any important venture for which I felt adequate prepared
    -- Sheldon B. Kopp

    #Important #Venture #Adequate

  • I know that's an endorsement I've been waiting for," Skye added. "Perfectly adequate in bed. They should make that into a T-shirt
    -- Susan Mallery

    #Waiting #Adequate #Bed

  • The consumer is getting fed up with shoddy material, poor quality, unsafe products, bad service, weak warranties, lack of adequate information -- the whole gamut of such problems.
    -- Virginia Knauer

    #Quality #Adequate #Information

  • The strange thing about life is that though the nature of it must have been apparent to every one for hundreds of years, no one has left any adequate account of it.
    -- Virginia Woolf

    #Years #Adequate #Strange

  • When cafe life thrives, talk is a shared limberness of the mind that improves appetite for conversation: an adequate sentence maker is then made good, a good one excellent, an excellent one extraordinary.
    -- Vivian Gornick

    #Mind #Cafes #Adequate

  • What use having a great depth of field, if there is not an adequate depth of feeling?
    -- W. Eugene Smith

    #Feelings #Adequate #Fields

  • What are the five products you want to focus on? Get rid of the rest, because they’re dragging you down. They’re turning you into Microsoft. They’re causing you to turn out products that are adequate but not great.
    -- Walter Isaacson

    #Focus #Adequate #Want

  • Most of the hotel gym's are not adequate. I mean you might be able to train your arms, but you aren't going to be able to train legs, back, or even chest if they don't have dumbbells and benches.
    -- Warren Cuccurullo

    #Mean #Adequate #Legs

  • You've got to reach towards a better language, and you're not going to make it up from scratch; you've got to reach back into the tradition. Western tradition is not as impoverished as a lot of people would like to think, but you'd have to go back before the industrial revolution; you may have to go back farther than that. Of course, the Bible has a perfectly adequate language, but it's suffered a lot of thoughtless wear.
    -- Wendell Berry

    #Thinking #People #Adequate

  • We do not see the danger clearly enough that we develop images adequate to our state of civilization. When you watch TV, you know instantly that there's something wrong with the images. When you open a magazine and see the ads, you know there's something wrong with the images. And it's unhealthy and not good and outright dangerous, in my opinion.
    -- Werner Herzog

    #Civilization #Magazines #Adequate

  • I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.
    -- Wilkie Collins

    #Flames #Adequate #Income

  • A man who dies without adequate life insurance should have to come back and see the mess he created.
    -- Will Rogers

    #Men #Adequate #Should

  • I haven't yet figured out how I was made first captain, because I was not an outstanding student. I was an adequate student.
    -- William Westmoreland

    #Adequate #Captains #Firsts

  • For the first rate poet, nothing short of a Queen or a Chimera is adequate for the powers of his praise.
    -- Wyndham Lewis

    #Queens #Adequate #Firsts

  • I'm an adequatist! I would be happy with something adequate. Perfection's out of the question.
    -- Barry Blitt

    #Perfection #Would Be #Adequate

  • It is almost intrinsically impossible for ideas about how we are fooling ourselves to gain an adequate hearing. We are good enough at it to keep them nicely at bay.
    -- Melvin Konner

    #Ideas #Adequate #Hearing

  • To me it's not so much that the movies are slow-paced as much as they are about spending time building a relationship between the audience and the characters. If you don't spend an adequate amount of time doing this, then how can you expect to scare anyone?
    -- Ti West

    #Character #Scare #Adequate

  • Without an adequate answer to the question, "Why?" the price is always to high.
    -- Bobb Biehl

    #Coaching #Answers #Adequate

  • There is no reason products and services could not be swapped directly by consumers and producers through a system of direct exchange – essentially a massive barter economy. All it requires is some commonly used unit of account and adequate computing power to make sure all transactions could be settled immediately. People would pay each other electronically, without the payment being routed through anything that we would currently recognize as a bank. Central banks in their present form would no longer exist – nor would money.
    -- Mervyn King

    #People #Adequate #Pay

  • Each year over 2,500 commercial vessels enter the Port of Hampton Roads alone, so adequate funding for port security is a significant issue for those of us who live in Richmond and Hampton Roads.
    -- Bobby Scott

    #Issues #Years #Adequate

  • Without an adequate supply of micronutrients, not only are we less likely to sleep deeply, recover briskly from exercise, ward off sickness, and fully exploit our brainpower, we get hungry. And we stay hungry.
    -- Brendan Brazier

    #Sleep #Exercise #Adequate

  • Our hunger signal will remain active until we take in an adequate supply of nourishment.
    -- Brendan Brazier

    #Adequate #Hunger #Signals

  • I never thought that much about my playing. I was adequate.
    -- Roy Buchanan