Spheres quotes

  • Now, occultism is not like mystic faculty, and it very seldom works in harmony either with business aptitude in the things of ordinary life or with a knowledge of the canons of evidence in its own sphere.
    -- A. E. Waite

    #Mind Your Own Business #Aptitude #Spheres

  • A missional theology...appl ies to the whole of life of every believer. Every disciple is to be an agent of the kingdom of God, and every disciple is to carry the mission of God into every sphere of life. We are all missionaries sent into a non-Christian culture.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Christian #Kingdoms #Spheres

  • It is in the social sphere, in the realm of politics and economics, that the Will to Order becomes really dangerous.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Order #Spheres #Economics

  • It will not do to say that it is out of woman's sphere to assist in making laws, for if that were so, then it should be also out of her sphere to submit to them.
    -- Amelia Bloomer

    #Law #Spheres #Should

  • A good education is that which prepares us for our future sphere of action and makes us contented with that situation in life in which God, in his infinite mercy, has seen fit to place us, to be perfectly resigned to our lot in life, whatever it may be.
    -- Ann Plato

    #May #Spheres #Action

  • I am persuaded that this method [for calculating the volume of a sphere] will be of no little service to mathematics. For I foresee that once it is understood and established, it will be used to discover other theorems which have not yet occurred to me, by other mathematicians, now living or yet unborn.
    -- Archimedes

    #Math #Littles #Spheres

  • Having been the discoverer of many splendid things, he is said to have asked his friends and relations that, after his death, they should place on his tomb a cylinder enclosing a sphere, writing on it the proportion of the containing solid to that which is contained.
    -- Archimedes

    #Writing #Spheres #Cylinders

  • It appears to me that it [sin] is simply an attempt to penetrate into another and higher sphere in a forbidden manner. You can understand why it is so rare. There are few, indeed, who wish to penetrate into other spheres, higher or lower, in ways allowed or forbidden. Men, in the mass, are amply content with life as they find it. Therefore there are few saints, and sinners (in the proper sense) are fewer still.
    -- Arthur Machen

    #Men #Wish #Spheres

  • While I liked hamsters, too, the Habitrail cage was expensive. Even I could see that the interconnecting boxes, tubes, and spheres could easily bankrupt a family and lead to addiction later in life. Because, how would you know when to stop? How could you stop? An entire city could be built with a Habitrail.
    -- Augusten Burroughs

    #Cities #Addiction #Spheres

  • The issue is not that morals be applied to public policy, it's that conservatives bring public policy to spheres of our lives where it should not enter.
    -- Barney Frank

    #Issues #Spheres #Moral

  • Fascism is definitely and absolutely opposed to the doctrines of liberalism, both in the political and economic sphere.
    -- Benito Mussolini

    #Political #Spheres #Doctrine

  • Hard to find anything lovelier than a tree. They grow at right angles to a tangent of the nominal sphere of the Earth.
    -- Bill Nye

    #Tree #Earth #Spheres

  • We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Sailing #Spheres #Driven

  • In the moral sphere, every act of justice or charity involves putting ourselves in the other person's place and thus transcending our own competitive particularity.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Justice #Charity #Spheres

  • Worship is our first or foundational ministry. It is not our only ministry, but the one that all other spheres of ministry should be built upon.
    -- Carl Tuttle

    #Ministry #Firsts #Spheres

  • The Negroes are facing the alternative of rising in the sphere of production to supply their proportion of the manufacturers and merchants or of going down to the graves of paupers.
    -- Carter G. Woodson

    #Alternatives #Rising #Spheres

  • Can you remember how you felt when you were communicating through your artwork? Not just the sense of completion, but the sense of rightness- the sense that you had brought to life something that could live beyond your sphere of being, that held in it far more potential than you ever realized you were imbuing in the work?
    -- Charles de Lint

    #Spheres #Remember #Artwork

  • Take all the pleasures of all the spheres, And multiply each through endless years,- One minute of heaven is worth them all.
    -- Charles Lamb

    #Years #Heaven #Spheres

  • War is a positive, precise and specific evil, of gigantic proportions ...making within the sphere of its influence all true grandeur impossible.
    -- Charles Sumner

    #War #Evil #Spheres

  • Let the intellect alone, it has its usefulness in its proper sphere, but let it not interfere with the flowing of the life-stream.
    -- D.T. Suzuki

    #Spheres #Intellect #Streams

  • The social relations of capitalism have penetrated slowly into all spheres of life to make wage labour the general condition of existence only in fairly recent times.
    -- David Harvey

    #Spheres #Social #Existence

  • Any society's upper-crust is riddled with immorality, how else d'you think they keep their power? Reputation is king of the public sphere, not private. It is dethroned by public acts.
    -- David Mitchell

    #Kings #Thinking #Spheres

  • As the sphere of understanding grows ever larger, necessarily the surface area of ignorance gets ever bigger
    -- Dennis McKenna

    #Ignorance #Understanding #Spheres

  • Very quickly, without really looking back or trying, I was just suddenly lifted into another sphere.
    -- Diane Cilento

    #Trying #Spheres #Looking Back

  • Increasing knowledge lessens the sphere of the supernatural.
    -- Edward Westermarck

    #Knowledge #Spheres #Increasing Knowledge

  • The measure of capacity is the measure of sphere to either man or woman.
    -- Elizabeth Oakes Smith

    #Men #Spheres #Capacity

  • Evolution is not controversial in the field of science. It's controversial in the public sphere because public education is highly politicized.
    -- Eugenie Scott

    #Fields #Spheres #Evolution

  • Unconsciously, I fell in love with the small round sphere, with its amusing and capricious rebounds which sometimes play with me.
    -- Fabien Barthez

    #Play #Spheres #Sometimes

  • The independence of the economic sphere was a tenet of faith with Liberalism
    -- Francis Parker Yockey

    #Independence #Spheres #Economic

  • The music of the Gypsies belongs in the sphere of improvisation rather than in any other, without which it would have no power to exist.
    -- Franz Liszt

    #Spheres #Gypsy #Improvisation

  • Now the relation which, in the sphere of nature, being and semblance or sensation bear to one another in this antithesis, is the same as that which in ethics exists between good and pleasure or feeling.
    -- Friedrich Schleiermacher

    #Feelings #Bears #Spheres

  • Discretion is nothing other than the sense of justice with respect to the sphere of the intimate contents of life.
    -- Georg Simmel

    #Respect #Justice #Spheres

  • Individuals possessing moderate-sized brains easily find their proper sphere, and enjoy in it scope for all their energy. In ordinary circumstances they distinguish themselves, but they sink when difficulties accumulate around them. Persons with large brains, on the other hand, do not readily attain their appropriate place; common occurrences do not rouse or call them forth.
    -- George Combe

    #Hands #Brain #Spheres

  • The rich will strive to establish their dominion and enslave the rest. They always did...they always will. They will have the same effect here as elsewhere, if we do not, by the power of government, keep them in their proper spheres.
    -- Gouverneur Morris

    #Government #Dominion #Spheres

  • The Heavenly Spheres make music for us, The Holy Twelve dance with us, All things join in the dance! Ye who dance not, know not what we are knowing.
    -- Gustav Holst

    #Knowing #Twelve #Spheres

  • Anthropology has been compared to a great region, marked out indeed as within the sphere of influence of science, but unsettled and for the most part unsubdued. Like all such hinterland sciences, it is a happy hunting-ground for adventurers.
    -- H. G. Wells

    #Hunting #Sphere Of Influence #Spheres

  • The Sherman Act is similar in the economics sphere to the Bill of Rights in the personal sphere.
    -- Harold H. Greene

    #Rights #Bills #Spheres

  • We deny the right of any portion of the species to decide for another portion what is and what is not their 'proper sphere.' The proper sphere for all human beings is the largest and highest which they are able to attain to.
    -- Harriet Taylor Mill

    #Women #Spheres #Able

  • Here, where we reach the sphere of mathematics, we are among processes which seem to some the most inhuman of all human activities and the most remote from poetry. Yet it is here that the artist has the fullest scope of his imagination.
    -- Havelock Ellis

    #Artist #Imagination #Spheres

  • Any time you choose not to hide your tattoo, you're limiting your social sphere, because they're not popular in big business.
    -- Helen Fisher

    #Tattoo #Spheres #Social

  • Repentance may begin instantly, but reformation often requires a sphere of years.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

    #Years #May #Spheres

  • The sphere that is deepest, most unexplored, and most unfathomable, the wonder and glory of God's thought and hand, is our own soul!
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

    #Hands #Soul #Spheres

  • Triumphant capitalism has unleashed a powerful drive toward inequality, not improvement, in the social sphere.
    -- Herbert Schiller

    #Powerful #Spheres #Improvement

  • Amid this vast and overwhelming space and in these boundless solar archipelagoes, how small is our own sphere, and the earth, what a grain of sand!
    -- Hippolyte Taine

    #Space #Earth #Spheres

  • What we are witnessing at the moment is a rearrangement of the world in an intermediate stage; the change is not in the use of a natural force but in the application of technique to all spheres of life.
    -- Jacques Ellul

    #Technology #Spheres #Technique

  • I learned that the Holy Water better be fresh, that I need practice throwing the spheres, and that someone has to watch my back so asshats don't steal my demons.
    -- Jana Oliver

    #Practice #Water #Spheres

  • In the shaded portions where the two spheres of different lives meet, certain fundamentals- moods, loves, fears, angers- can't be hidden. That's the contract.
    -- Jeffery Deaver

    #Two #Spheres #Different

  • To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is ... the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind. It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence.
    -- John Quincy Adams

    #Mean #Benefits #Spheres

  • Rest is the fitting of self to its sphere.
    -- John Sullivan Dwight

    #Self #Spheres #Fitting

  • All civil rulers, as such, are the ordinance and ministers of God; and they are all, by the nature of their office, and in their respective spheres and stations, bound to consult the public welfare
    -- Jonathan Mayhew

    #Office #Spheres #Welfare

  • It's not enough to picture their outward appearance. Give them a background and sphere of influence.
    -- Jordan Dane

    #Character #Giving #Spheres

  • An ideal's love-fraught, imperious call That bides the spheres become articulate.
    -- Josephine Preston Peabody

    #Radio #Spheres #Electricity

  • Alas, the spheres of truth are less transparent than those of illusion.
    -- L. E. J. Brouwer

    #Spheres #Illusion

  • We often say that the earth is a sphere, but to be precise, the term sphere refers only to the surface. The correct mathematical term for the solid earth is a ball.
    -- Leonard Susskind

    #Balls #Earth #Spheres

  • The church is ever in peril-and never more so than now-of the disaster which must follow when she allows men of distinction in the sphere of human attainments, who are unregenerate or unspiritual, to dictate as to what her beliefs shall be.
    -- Lewis Sperry Chafer

    #Men #Church #Spheres

  • I long for the day my sisters will rise, and occupy the sphere to which they are called by their high nature and destiny.
    -- Lucretia Mott

    #Destiny #Long #Spheres

  • Too much has already been said and written about women's sphere. Leave women, then, to find their sphere.
    -- Lucy Stone

    #Powerful #Too Much #Spheres

  • Leave women to find their sphere.
    -- Lucy Stone


  • The widening of woman's sphere is to improve her lot. Let us do it, and if the world scoff, let it scoff if it sneer, let it sneer.
    -- Lucy Stone

    #Acceptance #World #Spheres

  • Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed. Let us be completely natural; before we trouble ourselves with the supernatural.
    -- Margaret Fuller

    #Half #Spheres #Trouble

  • A sphere is made up of not one, but an infinite number of circles; women have diverse gifts, and to say that women's sphere is the family circle is a mathematical absurdity.
    -- Maria Mitchell

    #Circles #Numbers #Spheres

  • In the area of macroeconomic policies, I think we'll see more centralization, like in the budgetary sphere.
    -- Mario Monti

    #Thinking #Spheres #Centralization

  • It's a little bit late in the day for men to object that women are getting outside their proper sphere.
    -- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

    #Men #Spheres #Littles

  • Beauty belongs to the sphere of the simple, the ordinary, whilst ugliness is something extraordinary, and there is no question but that every ardent imagination prefers in lubricity, the extraordinary to the commonplace
    -- Marquis de Sade

    #Simple #Imagination #Spheres

  • Intricately plotted, beautifully paced, The Music of the Spheres is an elegant historical novel rich in detail, at times Dickensian in its description of London. Elizabeth Redfern has made an exciting debut.
    -- Martha Grimes

    #Historical #London #Spheres

  • Defining child care primarily as women's sphere reinforces the devaluing of women and prevents their equal access to power.
    -- Mary Frances Berry

    #Children #Care #Spheres

  • Even the most powerful human being has a limited sphere of strength. Draw him outside of that sphere and into your own, and his strength will dissipate.
    -- Morihei Ueshiba

    #Art #Powerful #Spheres

  • Opponents confront us continually, but actually there is no opponent there. Enter deeply into an attack and neutralize it as you draw that misdirected force into your own sphere.
    -- Morihei Ueshiba

    #Sports #Opponents #Spheres

  • Television has lifted the manufacture of banality out of the sphere of handicraft and placed it in that of a major industry.
    -- Nathalie Sarraute

    #Media #Television #Spheres

  • The heart of true womanhood knows where its own sphere is, and never seeks to stray beyond it!
    -- Nathaniel Hawthorne

    #Women #Heart #Spheres

  • It [the scarlet letter] had the effect of a spell, taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity, and enclosing her in a sphere by herself.
    -- Nathaniel Hawthorne

    #Humanity #Letters #Spheres

  • Leaders in all spheres who are living with HIV should be encouraged, not coerced, to lead by example and disclose their HIV status.
    -- Nelson Mandela

    #Leader #Hiv #Spheres

  • England is no longer controlled by Britons, we are under the invisible Jewish dictatorship, a dictatorship that can be felt in every sphere of life
    -- Nesta Helen Webster

    #Spheres #England #Invisible

  • Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance.
    -- Nikola Tesla

    #Distance #Spheres #Influence

  • We shall find that the spheres God brings us into are not meant to teach us something but to make us something.
    -- Oswald Chambers

    #Spheres #Teach

  • Everything in nature takes its form from the sphere, the cone and the cylinder.
    -- Paul Cezanne

    #Spheres #Cylinders #Cones

  • My hand is entirely the implement of a distant sphere. It is not my head that functions but something else, something higher, something somewhere remote. I must have great friends there, dark as well as bright. They are all very kind to me.
    -- Paul Klee

    #Dark #Hands #Spheres

  • There is an unbroken chain of opposition to the introduction of economic freedom and to the capitalist autonomy of the economic sphere... In every case the opposition could only be overcome - peacefully or by force - because of the promise of capitalism to establish equality... That this promise was an illusion we all know.
    -- Peter Drucker

    #Promise #Unbroken #Spheres

  • Sings. Hope in every sphere of life is a privilege that attaches to action. No action, no hope.
    -- Peter Levi

    #Spheres #Privilege #Action

  • Are you kidding? That's the music of the spheres, commissar. It's beautiful. Like old jazz.
    -- Peter Watts

    #Beautiful #Spheres #Jazz

  • Mozart is the highest, the culminating point that beauty has attained in the sphere of music.
    -- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


  • There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.
    -- Pythagoras

    #Science #Spheres #Humming

  • If you and I are to be used in our sphere as D.L. Moody was used in his, we must put all that we have and all that we are in the hands of God, for Him to use as He will.
    -- R. A. Torrey

    #Christian #Hands #Spheres

  • Silence is the speech of love, The music of the spheres above.
    -- Richard Henry Stoddard

    #Silence #Speech #Spheres

  • Conversion does not make us perfect, but it does catapult us into a total experience of discipleship that affects - and infects - every sphere of our living.
    -- Richard J. Foster

    #Perfect #Spheres #Doe

  • Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest.
    -- Robert H. Schuller

    #Spheres #Responsible #Scope

  • Do what you do only for God's sake, start for God's sake, work for God's sake, and act within the sphere of God's good approval.
    -- Said Nursi

    #Approval #Sake #Spheres

  • What the philosophers once knew as life has become the sphere of private existence and now of mere consumption, dragged along as an appendage of the process of material production, without autonomy or substance of its own.
    -- Theodor Adorno

    #Life #Substance #Spheres

  • Distance in a straight line has no mystery. The mystery is in the sphere.
    -- Thomas Mann

    #Distance #Spheres #Lines

  • Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens, and those that have been devised by the authors to save the appearances, exist only in the imagination.
    -- Tycho Brahe

    #Imagination #Heaven #Spheres

  • Patriotism takes the place of religion in France. In the service of la patrie, the doing of one's duty is elevated into the sphere of exalted emotion.
    -- W. C. Brownell

    #Patriotism #France #Spheres

  • Government has a legitimate sphere of operation. The problem arises when that sphere continually expands, encompassing areas where government lacks legitimacy.
    -- William A. Dembski

    #Government #Spheres #Problem

  • The regeneration of a sinner is an evidence of power in the highest sphere--moral nature; with the highest prerogative--to change nature; and operating to the highest result--not to create originally, which is great; but to create anew, which is greater.
    -- William Arthur Ward

    #Spheres #Moral #Results

  • There seems no limit to research, for as been truly said, the more the sphere of knowledge grows, the larger becomes the surface of contact with the unknown.
    -- William Cecil Dampier

    #Knowledge #Limits #Spheres

  • There is no sphere in which a human being can be supposed to act where one mode of reasoning will not, in every given instance, be more reasonable than any other mode. That mode the being is bound by every principle of justice to pursue.
    -- William Godwin

    #Justice #Atheism #Spheres

  • Every man has a certain sphere of discretion which he has a right to expect shall not be infringed by his neighbours. This right flows from the very nature of man.
    -- William Godwin

    #Men #Flow #Spheres

  • In Cuba we had the most ferocious form of capitalism for 60 years. It dominated every sphere of life.
    -- Alejandro Castro Espin

    #Years #Spheres #Cuba

  • I'm just attracted to human behavior and how people sometimes never would interact with one another or be in each other's sphere of awareness.
    -- Da'Vine Joy Randolph

    #People #Spheres #Sometimes

  • The garden is as good a symbol as you can find of a dialectic between spheres of experience - of culture and nature - that presuppose one another.
    -- David E. Cooper

    #Garden #Culture #Spheres

  • I'm very aware that after you've played Cleopatra, there's not a lot that can top that in this sphere, so it means that I want to almost change the sphere I work in rather completely because I will always be comparing it to Cleopatra.
    -- Harriet Walter

    #Mean #Want #Spheres