Views quotes

  • I think I feel rather differently about sympathy to what seems the normal view. I like just to feel it is there, but not always expressed.
    -- A. C. Benson

    #Sympathy #Thinking #Views

  • I take a grave view of the press. It is the weak slat under the bed of democracy
    -- A. J. Liebling

    #Freedom #Views #Democracy

  • In general, Hitler embodied the view of any popular newspaper.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Views #Newspapers

  • To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
    -- A.C. Grayling

    #Reading #Views #Ideas

  • In Britain, you never get away from the fact that you're a foreigner. In the U.S., the view is it doesn't matter where you come from.
    -- Aasif Mandvi

    #Views #Where You Come #Matter

  • My car's my best friend. My office. My home. My location. I have a very intimate sense when I am in a car with someone next to me. We're in the most comfortable seats because we're not facing each other, but sitting side by side. We don't look at each other, but instead do so only when we want to. We're allowed to look around without appearing rude. We have a big screen in front of us and side views. Silence doesn't seem heavy or difficult. Nobody serves anybody. And many other aspects. One most important thing is that it transports us from one place to another.
    -- Abbas Kiarostami

    #Home #Views #Car

  • Many will view the compromises that will be made during your negotiations as painful concessions. But why not view them as peace offerings, ones that will provide in return the priceless gifts of hope, security and freedom for our children and our children's?
    -- Abdallah II

    #Children #Offering #Views

  • In our view, successful reform is not an event. It is a sustainable process that will build on its own successes - a virtuous cycle of change.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Successful #Views #Events

  • My view is when you use violence on your people, that never ends well.
    -- Abdallah II

    #Views #People #Use

  • My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Views #Imagination #Optimism

  • Convergence of our views on global trade issues under the WTO and our common resolve to combat terrorism provide a valuable base for mutual understanding.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Views #Issues #Understanding

  • No great thought, no great object, satisfies the mind at first view, nor at the last.
    -- Abel Stevens

    #Greatness #Views #Mind

  • I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Views #Numbers #Intelligence

  • Bro Snow said I would live to see the time when brothers and sisters would marry each other in this church. All our horror at such an union was due entirely to prejudice and the offspring of such union would be healthy and pure as any other. These were the decided views of Pres. Young when alive, for Bro. S. talked to him freely on this matter.
    -- Abraham H. Cannon

    #Brother #Views #Snow

  • My earlier views of the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures have become clearer and stronger with advancing years, and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Christian #Thinking #Views

  • If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Numbers #Views #Liberty

  • Upon the subject of education ... I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Education #Views #People

  • Our common country is in great peril, demanding the loftiest views, and boldest action to bring it speedy relief.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Country #Views #Relief

  • As far as I know, only a small minority of mathematicians, even of those with Platonist views, accept the idea that there may be mathematical facts which are true but unknowable.
    -- Abraham Robinson

    #Views #Ideas #Minorities

  • I have feelings that are to the right, and I have feelings that land on the left side of the aisle. The thing is if you have 10 views that land you on the left side of the aisle and two views that land you on the right side of the aisle, then people just put you on the right side of the aisle. I'm not sure why.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Views #Land #Two

  • Americans in general have a lot of compassion, we just don't always have the same view of how that compassion is implemented.
    -- Adam Kinzinger

    #Compassion #Views

  • The field is a halfway house, halfway between the detail of those intimately known places and the ignorance of a landscape view ... The essence of a field is that the cultural accommodates the natural there. The human being makes room for and makes use of those organisms that are not him. In that way the field is a poem to symbiosis, and a human contract with the natural.
    -- Adam Nicolson

    #Ignorance #Views #Essence

  • Every individual is continually exerting himself to find out the most advantageous employment for whatever capital he can command. It is his own advantage, indeed, and not that of the society which he has in view. But the study of his own advantage naturally, or rather necessarily, leads him to prefer that employment which is most advantageous to society... He intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was not part of his intention
    -- Adam Smith

    #Views #Hands #Employment

  • While both denominations maintain missions in Asia and Africa in order to win new followers for their doctrine- an activity which can boast but very modest success compared to the advance of the Mohammedan faith in particular- right here in Europe they lose millions and millions of inward adherents who either are alien to all religious life or simply go their own ways. The consequences, particularly from a moral point of view, are not favorable.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Religious #Winning #Views

  • We were not foolish enough to try to make a currency [backed by] gold of which we had none, but for every mark that was issued we required the equivalent of a mark's worth of work done or goods produced ... we laugh at the time our national financiers held the view that the value of a currency is regulated by the gold and securities lying in the vaults of a state bank.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Lying #Views #Laughing

  • There is, then, no danger in the circumstances that anti-semitism will disappear, for it is the Jews themselves who add fuel to its flames and see that it is kept well stoked. Before the opposition to it can disappear, the malady itself must disappear. And from that point of view, you can rely on the Jews: as long as they survive, anti-semitism will never fade. (13th February 1945)
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Views #Flames #Long

  • How many of my basic principles were upset by this change in my attitude toward the Christian Social movement! My views with regard to anti-Semitism thus succumbed to the passage of time, and this was my greatest transformation of all.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Attitude #Views

  • It would appear... that moral phenomena, when observed on a great scale, are found to resemble physical phenomena; and we thus arrive, in inquiries of this kind, at the fundamental principle, that the greater the number of individuals observed, the more do individual peculiarities, whether physical or moral, become effaced, and leave in a prominent point of view the general facts, by virtue of which society exists and is preserved.
    -- Adolphe Quetelet

    #Greatness #Numbers #Views

  • The determination of the average man is not merely a matter of speculative curiosity; it may be of the most important service to the science of man and the social system. It ought necessarily to precede every other inquiry into social physics, since it is, as it were, the basis. The average man, indeed, is in a nation what the centre of gravity is in a body; it is by having that central point in view that we arrive at the apprehension of all the phenomena of equilibrium and motion.
    -- Adolphe Quetelet

    #Determination #Men #Views

  • Our flag is not just one of many political points of view. Rather, the flag is a symbol of our national unity.
    -- Adrian Cronauer

    #Views #Political #Unity

  • It's all about the Benjamins, I got a Pay Per View and I should be on Pay Per View.
    -- Adrien Broner

    #Motivation #Views #Pay

  • My father insisted that I learnt the Koran and encouraged me to understand the basic traditions and beliefs of Islam but without imposing any particular views. He was an overwhelming personality but open-minded and liberal.
    -- Aga Khan III

    #Father #Views #Personality

  • The pessimist is seldom an agitating individual. His creed breeds indifference to others, and he does not trouble himself to thrust his views upon the unconvinced.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Views #Doe #Indifference

  • The view that we hold in Iraq now is this - that democracy is associated with elections. I believe that elections are possible.
    -- Ahmed Chalabi

    #Believe #Views #Iraq

  • When you have strict censorship of the internet, young students cannot receive a full education. Their view of the world is imbalanced. There can be no true discussion of the issues.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Views #Issues #World

  • Whenever we feel that we are definitely right, so much so that we refuse to open up to anything or anybody else, right there we are wrong. It becomes wrong view. When suffering arises, where does it arise from? The cause is wrong view, the fruit of that being suffering. If it was right view it wouldn't cause suffering.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Views #Suffering #Doe

  • I am like a tree in a forest. Birds come to the tree, they sit on its branches and eat its fruits. To the birds, the fruit may be sweet or sour or whatever. The birds say sweet or they say sour, but from the tree's point of view, this is just the chattering of birds.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Sweet #Views #Bird

  • The Dhamma has to sink deeply into the mind so that whatever we do, the mind has always goodness within it. All the ways of making merit are aiming at this. Goodness lies in the right view that is established in the mind. Then we don't have to celebrate it or let anybody know about it, simply let the mind have firm confidence in the goodness and keep going like this.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Lying #Views #Mind

  • One has to work for years and decades, to conduct negotiations, to stand for positions and points of view, to jointly develop a civilized view on the administrative and state organization of Chechnya.
    -- Akhmad Kadyrov

    #Views #Years #Organization

  • The important thing in my view is not to pin the blame for a mistake on somebody, but rather to find out what caused the mistake.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Mistake #Views #Important

  • We owe an historic debt to American Indians. They have a unique set of concerns that haven't been addressed, and I'd like to stand with them. Also, I'd like to get their views on immigration.
    -- Al Franken

    #Unique #Views #Debt

  • My views about God come from my dad. Dad told me that he believed Nature, which to him included humankind, to be so beautiful, so magnificent, that there had to be something behind it all.
    -- Al Franken

    #Beautiful #Dad #Views

  • I think that more diversity is a good thing, and fresh points of view articulated by people who are committed to excellence in journalism is a beneficial change in the American media landscape.
    -- Al Gore

    #Thinking #Views #Media

  • There are skeptics who do not come to their view because they have a source of income from carbon polluters.
    -- Al Gore

    #Views #Income #Source

  • As a Baptist minister, I don't have the right to impose my views on anyone else. If committed gay and lesbian couples want to marry, that is their business; none of us should stand in their way
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Couple #Gay #Views

  • Actually, King Abdullah, under his supervision and guidance, has established a dialogue in Saudi Arabia whereby all the population, whether Shiite or Sunnis from north, south, west or east, they can get together and exchange their views.
    -- Al-Waleed bin Talal

    #Kings #Views #Together

  • What kind of world does one see when one experiences it from the point of view of two and not one? What is the world like when it is experienced, developed and lived from the point of view of difference and not identity? That is what I believe love to be.
    -- Alain Badiou

    #Believe #Views #Two

  • In my view, only those who have had the courage to work through Lacan's anti-philosophy without faltering deserve to be called 'contemporary philosophers'.
    -- Alain Badiou

    #Philosophy #Views #Philosopher

  • To be shown love is to feel ourselves the object of concern: our presence is noted, our name is registered, our views are listened to, our failings are treated with indulgence and our needs are ministered to. And under such care, we flourish.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Love Is #Views #Names

  • The materialistic view of happiness of our age starkly revealed in our understanding of the word "luxury.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Views #Luxury #Understanding

  • We might have been ready to offer sympathy, but in actuality there were stronger reasons to want to congratulate her for having found such a powerful motive to feel sad. We should have envied her for having located someone without whom she so firmly felt she could not survive, beyond the gate let along in a bare student bedroom in a suburb of Rio. If she had been able to view her situation from a sufficient distance, she might have been able to recognise this as one of the high points in her life.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Powerful #Distance #Views

  • Le lecteur, lui non plus, ne voit pas les choses du dehors. Il est dans le labyrinthe aussi. The reader [as well as the main character] does not view the work from outside. He too is in the labyrinth.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Character #Views #Labyrinth

  • View the past as your enemy, and it will be an albatross. View it as your friend, and it will give you wings.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Past #Views #Wings

  • I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Business #Greatness #Views

  • Look, I'm very much in favor of tax cuts, but not with borrowed money. And the problem that we've gotten into in recent years is spending programs with borrowed money, tax cuts with borrowed money, and at the end of the day that proves disastrous. And my view is I don't think we can play subtle policy here.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Cutting #Thinking #Views

  • Nonetheless, GAO's conclusion that employer sanctions had somehow caused employment discrimination was contradicted by GAO's own Chief of Methodology, who criticized the GAO report. is what she said, 'I believe the truth is that we have no strong causal link between IRCA and discrimination, and in [my] view it is just as likely that the discrimination we found has always been there, or that it is spurious, as that IRCA has caused it.'
    -- Alan K. Simpson

    #Strong #Believe #Views

  • A change in perspective is worth 80 IQ points. Perspective is worth 80 IQ points. Point of view is worth 80 IQ points
    -- Alan Kay

    #Views #Perspective #Point Of View

  • The relationship between science and the humanities is two-way. Science changes our view of the world and our place in it. In the other direction, the humanities provide the store of ideas and images and language available to us in understanding the world. The exploding star of A.D. 1054, the Crab Nebula, was sighted and documented by the Chinese, but nowhere mentioned in the West, where the Aristotelian notion of the immortality of stars still held sway. We often do not see what we do not expect to see.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Stars #Views #Ideas

  • The films that I do tend to polarise people's views.
    -- Alan Parker

    #Views #People #Film

  • I consider theater, this is a vacation for me from LA, I sort of view this as I get to have this vacation and during my vacation I get to work on acting. It's like an acting class. And if I go too long without doing a play, I just feel empty. Like approaching a role, I feel like the pool is very shallow, like I'm drawn from it. So I need to come back and do a play, fortunately I've been able to, every couple of years.
    -- Alan Tudyk

    #Couple #Vacation #Views

  • I think there is no better way to invite a human being to view their body differently than by inviting them to be an athlete, by revering one's body as an instrument rather than just an ornament.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Athlete #Thinking #Views

  • Your political views really denote your spiritual views.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Spiritual #Views #Political

  • Raymond Aron ascribes to Weber the view that 'each man's conscience is irrefutable.' ... while [Weber] holds that an agent may be more or less rational in acting consistently with his values, the choice of any one particular evaluative stance or commitment can be no more rational than any other. All faiths and all evaluations are equally non-rational...
    -- Alasdair MacIntyre

    #Commitment #Views #Choices

  • So here is one of my theories on happiness: we cannot know if we have lived a truly happy life until the very end. This view of life and death was reinforced by my close witnessing of the buildup to the death of Philip Gould. Philip was without doubt my closest friend in politics. When he died, I felt like I had lost a limb.
    -- Alastair Campbell

    #Happiness #Happy Life #Views

  • Clinton is a big personality who has led a big life, and for some of the media conventional wisdom to boil it down to a view that 'all people are really interested in' are a few moments of madness in the Oval Office gets him, the importance of the presidency, and the significance of his life, all wrong.
    -- Alastair Campbell

    #Views #Media #People

  • It is natural to give a clear view of the world after accepting the idea that it must be clear.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Views #Ideas #Giving

  • Thus, I always began by assuming the worst; my appeal was dismissed. That meant, of course, I was to die. Sooner than others, obviously. 'But,' I reminded myself, 'it's common knowledge that life isn't worth living, anyhow.' And, on a wide view, I could see that it makes little difference whether one dies at the age of thirty or threescore and ten-- since, in either case, other men will continue living, the world will go on as before. Also, whether I died now or forty years hence, this business of dying had to be got through, inevitably.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Men #Differences #Views

  • I believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men of our time.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Believe #Men #Views

  • In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who says there is no God. But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views. (The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Princeton University, page 214)
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Views #People #Support

  • One should never impose one's views on a problem; one should rather study it, and in time a solution will reveal itself.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Views #Study #Problem

  • Thinking rationally is often different from "positive thinking," in that it is a realistic assessment of the situation, with a view towards rectifying the problem if possible.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Positive Thinking #Assessment #Views

  • Attempts to help humans eliminate all self-ratings and views self-esteem as a self-defeating concept that encourages them to make conditional evaluations of self. Instead, it teaches people unconditional self-acceptance.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Self Esteem #Acceptance #Views

  • An interior designer must be able to clarify his intent keeping ever in mind that decorating is not a look, it's a point of view.
    -- Albert Hadley

    #Views #Design #Mind

  • So many people arrange furniture in order to see what's going on outside. But why? The view isn't going anywhere.
    -- Albert Hadley

    #Views #Order #People

  • Decorating is not a look, it's a point of view.
    -- Albert Hadley

    #Views #Looks #Point Of View

  • The State did not originate in any form of social agreement, or with any disinterested view of promoting order and justice. Far otherwise. The State originated in conquest and confiscation, as a device for maintaining the stratification of society permanently into two classes-an owning and exploiting class, relatively small, and a propertyless dependent class. . . . No State known to history originated in any other manner, or for any other purpose than to enable the continuous economic exploitation of one class by another.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Views #Agreement #Order

  • It is said to be a deterrent. I cannot agree....I do not now believe that any one of the hundreds of executions I carried out has in any way acted as a deterrent against future murder. Capital punishment, in my view, achieved nothing except revenge.
    -- Albert Pierrepoint

    #Revenge #Believe #Views

  • Capital punishment in my view achieved nothing except revenge.
    -- Albert Pierrepoint

    #Revenge #Views #Punishment

  • Any profound view of the world is mysticism. It has, of course, to deal with life and the world, both of which are nonrational entities.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Views #Profound #World

  • Men do not rest content with parrying the attacks of a superior, but often strike the first blow to prevent the attack being made. And we cannot fix the exact point at which our empire shall stop; we have reached a position in which we must not be content with retaining but must scheme to extend it, for, if we cease to rule others, we are in danger of being ruled ourselves. Nor can you look at inaction from the same point of view as others, unless you are prepared to change your habits and make them like theirs.
    -- Alcibiades

    #Blow #Men #Views

  • I know a painting so evanescent that it is seldom viewed at all except by some wandering deer. It is a river who wields the brush and it is the same river who before I can bring my friends to view his work erases it forever from human view. After that it exists only in my mind's eye.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Eye #Views #Rivers

  • The greatest triumphs of propoganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Views #Silence #Triumph

  • Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Truth #Views #Silence

  • Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Freedom #Views #Silence

  • The traveller's-eye view of men and women is not satisfying. A man might spend his life in trains and restaurants and know nothing of humanity at the end. To know, one must be an actor as well as a spectator.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Eye #Men #Views

  • I hardly ever talk- words seem such a waste, and they are none of them true. No one has yet invented a language from my point of view.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Views #Waste #Language

  • Of course, my views developed in the course of time. But I have always believed in what I did and never acted against my conscience.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Views #Always Believe #Conscience

  • It was my view that the catastrophe. . . . could have been avoided if Vasilevsky had taken the position he should have. He could have taken a different position. . . . but he didn't do that, and as a result, in my view, he had a hand in the destruction of thousands of Red Army fighters in the Kharkov campaign.
    -- Aleksandr Vasilevsky

    #Taken #Army #Views

  • By fundamentally changing how we design the places and systems that enable our daily lives, we can slash emissions way beyond the immediate carbon savings - because our own personal emissions are just the tip of a vast iceberg of energy and resources consumed far from our view.
    -- Alex Steffen

    #Views #Design #Energy

  • I utterly reject the view that the Third World is doomed to poverty and starvation. Not only is this wrong, I think this attitude verges on the immoral, like thinking that slavery is an unalterable facet of the human condition so why bother doing anything about it?
    -- Alex Tabarrok

    #Attitude #Thinking #Views

  • The perfect life is the combination of great moments and bad ones, and under that point of view, my life is fantastic, because I’ve certainly hit more than one bump,
    -- Alex Zanardi

    #Views #Perfect #Bumps

  • Nothing but mountains filled with barbarous ethnics with views as medieval as their muskets, and unspeakably cruel too
    -- Alexander Cockburn

    #Views #Mountain #Medieval

  • So this is all part of a free society. People are entitled to hold whatever view they want, and the media can report things how they wish.
    -- Alexander Downer

    #Views #Media #People

  • The system is the best that the present views and circumstances of the country will permit.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Country #Views #Permit

  • A generation which has passed through the shop has absorbed standards and ambitions which are not of those of spaciousness, and cannot get away from them. Everything with them is done as though for sale, and they naturally have in view the greatest possible benefit, profit and that end of the stuff that will make the best show.
    -- Alexander Herzen

    #Business #Ambition #Views

  • After a great deal of discussion in Soviet literature about the correct definition of a combination, it was decided that from the point of view of a methodical approach it was best to settle on this definition - A combination is a forced variation with a sacrifice.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Sacrifice #Views #Variation

  • In my view this is not democracy, but a zoo.... It was exactly what we expected, but not on that scale nor in that form. In a word, it was nothing but a zoo, you can't put it better
    -- Alexander Lukashenko

    #Zoos #Memorable #Views

  • As a writer, I have readers who will have a range of political views. I don't think they look to me for political guidance.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Thinking #Views #Political

  • As a writer I've learned certain lessons. One of them is to be careful about how you put a view, and to bear in mind how easily and readily you'll be misinterpreted.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Views #Mind #Bears

  • There will always be critics. On one hand, criticism can be positive. On the other hand, criticism can be negative. But critics will always be watching the game. If you listen to everybody, you can go crazy. I have my own point of view, and I always try to keep it.
    -- Alexander Ovechkin

    #Crazy #Views #Hands