Degrees quotes

  • Paraphrased: Among the degrees of the universal Manifestation, each sentient creature typically experiences an illusory sense of autonomy. At the same time, with or without the creature's awareness, the creature subsists eternally as an "immutable prototype" in the divine Knowledge.
    -- Abdelkader El Djezairi

    #Knowledge #Degrees #Awareness

  • Every science in a certain degree starts from faith, and, on the contrary, faith, which does not lead to science, is mistaken faith or superstition, but real, genuine faith it is not.
    -- Abraham Kuyper

    #Faith #Real #Degrees

  • Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: By his good character a believer will attain the degree of one who prays during the night and fasts during the day.
    -- Abu Dawood

    #Character #Night #Degrees

  • It is to be regretted that few persons who have arrived at any degree of eminence or fame, have written Memorials of themselves, at least such as have embraced their private as well as their public life.
    -- Adam Clarke

    #Memorial #Degrees #Fame

  • Matthew being a constant attendant on our Lord, his history is an account of what he saw and heard; and, being influenced by the Holy Spirit, his history is entitled to the utmost degree of credibility.
    -- Adam Clarke

    #Degrees #Saws #Spirit

  • Nothing in a graduate degree in art history prepares you for the eloquence of the eraser.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Education #Art #Degrees

  • It takes a lot of strength to hold onto and care for the things we love, so why is it that god seems to have made humans unable to conjure up that degree of power and love?
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #And Love #Degrees #Care

  • In exalting the faculties of the soul, we annihilate, in a great degree, the delusion of the senses.
    -- Aime Martin

    #Education #Soul #Degrees

  • The interior of the earth is extremely hot – several million degrees.
    -- Al Gore

    #Degrees #Hot #Earth

  • Love for God is the farthest reach of all stations, the sun of the highest degrees, and there is no station after that of love, except its fruit and its consequences.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Love #Degrees #Fruit

  • Fear is good. In the right degree it prevents us from making fools of ourselves. But in the wrong measure it prevents us from fully living. Fear is our boon companion but never our master.
    -- Alan Brennert

    #Degrees #Fool #Masters

  • I see the Jedi mission as giving up a normal life in exchange for protecting the innocent. It's a life of sacrifice. There are rewards, but also a certain degree of sterility.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Giving Up #Sacrifice #Degrees

  • I grew up reading genre writers, and to the degree that Eric Ambler and Graham Greene are genre writers, I'm a genre writer.
    -- Alan Furst

    #Reading #Degrees #Eric

  • I fear -as far as I can tell- that most undergraduate degrees in computer science these days are basically Java vocational training. I've heard complaints from even mighty Stanford University with its illustrious faculty that basically the undergraduate computer science program is little more than Java certification.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Training #Degrees #Java

  • Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of presence.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Degrees #Measuring #Productivity

  • The true measure of a man is the degree to which he has managed to subjugate his ego.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Men #Ego #Degrees

  • Personally, I experience the greatest degree of pleasure in having contact with works of art. They furnish me with happy feelings of an intensity that I cannot derive from other sources.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Art #Feelings #Degrees

  • I would have liked having children to some degree, but frankly I haven't got the time to take the kids to the ***** ballgame.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Children #Kids #Degrees

  • To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General (33rd Degree Masons), we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees: 'The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine.'
    -- Albert Pike

    #Degrees #Doctrine #May

  • All the great and beneficent operations of Nature are produced by slow and often imperceptible degrees. The work of destruction and devastation only is violent and rapid.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Degrees #Devastation #Violent

  • The whole conflict thus boils down to a question of degree. We of the minority see a law of diminishing returns in progress; our opponents do not.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Law #Progress #Degrees

  • There are degrees and kinds of solitude. ... I know of no solitude so secure as one guarded by a spring flood; nor do the geese, who have seen more kinds and degrees of aloneness than I have.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Spring #Solitude #Degrees

  • I got my degree in rhetoric.
    -- Alex Borstein

    #Degrees #Rhetoric

  • The infallible criterion by which to distinguish the true from the would-be strategist is the degree of originality of his conceptions. It makes little difference whether this originality is carried to excess, as was the case with Steinitz and Nimzowitsch.
    -- Alexander Alekhine

    #Differences #Degrees #Would Be

  • Don't need a degree in rocket science to do this job.
    -- Alexander Gordon Smith

    #Jobs #Degrees #Needs

  • It is the man who carefully advances step by step...who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.
    -- Alexander Graham Bell

    #Men #Degrees #Succeed

  • But might not his [the president's] nomination be overruled? I grant it might, yet this could only be to make place for another nomination by himself. The person ultimately appointed must be object of his preference, though perhaps not in the first degree. It is also not very probable that his nomination would often be overruled.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #President #Degrees #Might

  • A national debt if it is not excessive will be to us a national blessing; it will be powerfull cement of our union. It will also create a necessity for keeping up taxation to a degree which without being oppressive, will be a spur to industry;
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Blessing #Spurs #Degrees

  • I still have energy and some degree of youth, which is what a filmmaker needs.
    -- Alexander Payne

    #Energy #Degrees #Needs

  • Virtue may choose the high or low degree, 'Tis just alike to virtue, and to me; Dwell in a monk, or light upon a king, She's still the same belov'd, contented thing.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Kings #Light #Degrees

  • Virtuous and vicious every man must be, few in the extreme, but all in the degree.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Men #Degrees #Vicious

  • There's something I love about how stark the contrast is between January and June in Sweden. In a way, I feel that time doesn't exist in LA. Sometimes I don't know if it's February or April or October, because you're always sitting outside on the same patio, and it's 70 degrees.
    -- Alexander Skarsgard

    #June #Degrees #Sitting

  • We are not determined by our experiences, but are self-determined by the meaning we give to them; and when we take particular experiences as the basis for our future life, we are almost certain to be misguided to some degree. Meanings are not determined by situations. We determine ourselves by the meanings we ascribe to situations.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Self #Giving #Degrees

  • Do you not see with your own eyes the chrysalis fact assume by degrees the wings of fiction?
    -- Alfred de Vigny

    #Eye #Wings #Degrees

  • Again, most of the chief distinctions marked by economic terms are differences not of kind but of degree.
    -- Alfred Marshall

    #Differences #Degrees #Kind

  • It must be admitted that there is a degree of instability which is inconsistent with civilization. But, on the whole, the great ages have been unstable ages.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Civilization #Age #Degrees

  • I really want to go back to school and finish up my sociology degree.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #School #Degrees #Want

  • Did Romeo and Juliet have a ... "relationship"? The term "relationship" ... betokens a chaste egalitarianism leveling different ranks and degrees of attachment.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Attachment #Egalitarianism #Degrees

  • I crave intimacy to the same burning degree that I detest commitment.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Commitment #Degrees #Burning

  • Ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Degrees #Solemnity #Found

  • renown, n. A degree of distinction between notoriety and fame - a little more supportable than the one and a little more intolerable than the other. Sometimes it is conferred by an unfriendly and inconsiderate hand.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Hands #Degrees #Littles

  • The only distinction that democracies reward is a high degree of conformity.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Democracy #Rewards #Degrees

  • Acquaintance: "A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Degrees #Rich #Obscure

  • All I care is that my family, and my loved ones, understand me. Or that they understand me to a degree - I don't understand me very much. And I don't need the world to understand me. That is the most egocentric thing.
    -- Andrea Corr

    #World #Care #Degrees

  • Better degrees don't automatically translate into better skills and better jobs and better lives
    -- Andreas Schleicher

    #Jobs #Skills #Degrees

  • For every two degrees the temperature goes up, check-ins at ice cream shops go up by 2%.
    -- Andrew Hogue

    #Ice Cream #Two #Degrees

  • Insight occurs when, and to the degree that, one knows oneself.
    -- Andrew Schneider

    #Degrees #Spirituality #Insight

  • When people are told to 'eat many small meals,' what they may actually hear is 'eat all the time,' making them likely to respond with some degree of compulsive overeating. It's no coincidence, I think, that obesity rates began rising rapidly in the 1980s more or less in tandem with this widespread endorsement of more frequent meals.
    -- Andrew Weil

    #Thinking #People #Degrees

  • If we remind ourselves of the fact that every fifth American today rightly points and perhaps also with a certain degree of pride to his German ancestry or her German ancestry, we can safely say that we, indeed, share common roots.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Pride #Roots #Degrees

  • In the 1970s, I think that there was probably a higher degree of respect for science, of hope about the future, and the future-oriented vision.
    -- Ann Druyan

    #Thinking #Vision #Degrees

  • And since, in our passage through this world, painful circumstances occur more frequently than pleasing ones, and since our sense of evil is, I fear, more acute than our sense of good, we become the victims of our feelings, unless we can in some degree command them.
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Evil #Feelings #Degrees

  • The fact is remarkable, that though education in its higher degrees is popularly neglected in Siam, there is scarcely a man or woman in the empire who cannot read and write.
    -- Anna Leonowens

    #Writing #Men #Degrees

  • Wickedness comes to its height by degrees. He that dares say of a less sin, Is it not a little one? will ere long say of a greater, Tush, God regards it not!
    -- Anne Bradstreet

    #Long #Degrees #Wickedness

  • In many ways, a degree in the history of ideas is the ideal training for an aspiring writer.
    -- Anne Fortier

    #Ideas #Training #Degrees

  • I got a journalism degree. I started doing journalism - I interned at 'Cosmopolitan' magazine in the 1970s, which probably wasn't the best place for me, and I spent six or nine months freelancing. Anyway, I wasn't that good at it.
    -- Anne M. Mulcahy

    #Degrees #Magazines #Nine

  • I worked in sales. It was definable, it had a quantifiable approach to accomplishment that had a great deal of importance to me. It had a degree of clarity that I loved. And of course, it was core.
    -- Anne M. Mulcahy

    #Accomplishment #Degrees #Clarity

  • Too many women waste their lives grieving because they do not have something other people tell them they should want. Whether you are happy or not depends to some degree upon outsward circumstances, but mostly it depends how you choose to look at thing syourself, whether you measure what you have or what you have not.
    -- Anne Perry

    #Grieving #People #Degrees

  • We do not require company. In varying degrees, it bores us, drains us, makes our eyes glaze over. Overcomes us like a steamroller. Of course, the rest of the world doesn't understand.
    -- Anneli Rufus

    #Eye #Overcoming #Degrees

  • Taiwan's democracy has grown very fast and we enjoy a certain degree of freedom, as other developed democracies like the United States.
    -- Annette Lu

    #Democracy #Degrees #Taiwan

  • We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation.
    -- Anthony Burgess

    #Money #Degrees #Needs

  • To a greater or lesser degree, the project of the self becomes translated into one of the possession of desired goods and the pursuit of artificially framed styles of life. (...) Not just lifestyles, but self-actualisation is packaged and distributed according to market criteria.
    -- Anthony Giddens

    #Self #Style #Degrees

  • Thus, while I thought myself employed only in forming a Nomenclature, and while I proposed to myself nothing more than to improve the chemical language, my work transformed itself by degrees, without my being able to prevent it, into a treatise upon the Elements of Chemistry.
    -- Antoine Lavoisier

    #Nomenclature #Degrees #Elements

  • A person only likes his friend to the degree he or she relates and connects to his character.
    -- Anuj

    #Character #Degrees #Likes

  • Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest degree possible the gift that god gave me to use. I'm happy with that.
    -- Aretha Franklin

    #Music #Mean #Degrees

  • It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.
    -- Aristotle

    #Truth #Mind #Degrees

  • I call that law universal, which is conformable merely to dictates of nature; for there does exist naturally an universal sense of right and wrong, which, in a certain degree, all intuitively divine, even should no intercourse with each other, nor any compact have existed.
    -- Aristotle

    #Law #Degrees #Doe

  • The cost of college should never discourage anyone from going after a valuable degree.
    -- Arne Duncan

    #College #Degrees #Cost

  • The collector attempts always to acquire the best, and his knowledge of what is best is always widening. His is the task of judging between degrees of perfection.
    -- Arthur Davison Ficke

    #Judging #Perfection #Degrees

  • Nevertheless, one learned very early that books had to be respected; they were all putative Bibles and to some small degree had a share in holiness.
    -- Arthur Miller

    #Book #Degrees #Holiness

  • A high degree of intellect tends to make a man unsocial.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Men #Degrees #Intellect

  • Scientists do not believe in fundamental and absolute certainties. For the scientist, certainty is never an end, but a search; not the ordering of certainty, but its exploration. For the scientist, certainty represents the highest degree of probability.
    -- Ashley Montagu

    #Believe #Degrees #Fundamentals

  • Writing lets you step back and think through a problem. Even the angriest rant forces the writer to achieve a degree of thoughtfulness.
    -- Atul Gawande

    #Writing #Thinking #Degrees

  • All existing things upon this earth, which have knowledge of their own existence, possess, some in one degree and some in another, the power of thought, accompanied by perception, which is the awakening of thought by the effects of external objects upon the senses.
    -- Augustus De Morgan

    #Perception #Degrees #Earth

  • The degree of a country's freedom is the degree of its prosperity.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Country #Liberty #Degrees

  • Outward beauty is a true sign of inner goodness. This loveliness, indeed, is impressed upon the body in varying degrees as a token by which the soul can be recognized for what it is, just as with trees the beauty of the blossom testifies to the goodness of the fruit.
    -- Baldassare Castiglione

    #Tree #Soul #Degrees

  • The cyber world is sort of the Wild, Wild West, and to some degree, we're asked to be the sheriff.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Degrees #World #West

  • I try to deal with the complexities of power and social life, but as far as the visual presentation goes I purposely avoid a high degree of difficulty.
    -- Barbara Kruger

    #Artist #Trying #Degrees

  • The so-called language of Barbara Kruger is vernacular language. Obviously, I pick through bits and pieces of it and figure out to some degree how to objectify my experience of the world, using pictures and words that construct and contain me.
    -- Barbara Kruger

    #Degrees #Pieces #World

  • Conscription for war is inconsistent with freedom of conscience, which is not merely the right to believe but to act on the degree of truth that one receives, to follow a vocation which is God-inspired and God-directed.
    -- Bayard Rustin

    #War #Believe #Degrees

  • I studied at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts for four years and emerged with a degree.
    -- Bela Lugosi

    #Art #Years #Degrees

  • I've spent various periods of my career being thought of as various things, various degrees of substance and ideas.
    -- Ben Mendelsohn

    #Careers #Ideas #Degrees

  • I think I have a degree of confidence, but I also have terrible insecurity, like anybody does.
    -- Ben Whishaw

    #Thinking #Insecurity #Degrees

  • The first degree of humility is prompt obedience.
    -- Benedict of Nursia

    #Humility #Degrees #Firsts

  • The difference is no less real because it is of degree.
    -- Benjamin Cardozo

    #Real #Differences #Degrees

  • By heaven we understand a state of happiness infinite in degree, and endless in duration.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Happiness #Heaven #Degrees

  • I have so much faith in the general government of the world by Providence that I can hardly conceive a transaction of such momentous importance [as the framing of the Constitution] ... should be suffered to pass without being in some degree influenced, guided, and governed by that omnipotent, omnipresent, and beneficent Ruler in whom all inferior spirits live and move and have their being.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Moving #Government #Degrees

  • Where Religion does take place and is effectual, it makes this world, in measure and degree, representative of Heaven.
    -- Benjamin Whichcote

    #Heaven #Religion #Degrees

  • Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Past #Degrees #Clarity

  • I have throughout been curious about how much we can be said to know and with what degree of certainty or doubtfulness.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Curiosity #Degrees #Curious

  • If [a student's] college’s endowment portfolio has fossil-fuel stock, then their educations are being subsidized by investments that guarantee they won’t have much of a planet on which to make use of their degree.
    -- Bill McKibben

    #College #Degrees #Guarantees

  • The degree of notoriety I have is fine and easy. There's nothing hysterical about it.
    -- Bill Nighy

    #Degrees #Easy #Hysterical

  • Nothing can be more demoralizing than a clinging and abject dependence upon another human being. This often amounts to the demand for a degree of protection and love that no one could possibly satisfy. So our hoped for protectors finally flee, and once more we are left alone - either to grow up or to disintegrate.
    -- Bill W.

    #Growing Up #And Love #Degrees

  • Our civilization depends critically on software, and we have a dangerously low degree of professionalism in the computer fields
    -- Bjarne Stroustrup

    #Civilization #Degrees #Fields

  • It seems incontrovertible to me that there is a global warming effect and that it is going to be serious, probably not in the amount of, say, six degrees warming, but it's likely that we'll get two to three degrees warming and that will be serious enough.
    -- Bjorn Lomborg

    #Two #Degrees #Three

  • When you have a memorable story about who you are and what your mission is, your success no longer depends on how experienced you are or how many degrees you have or who you know.  A good story transcends boundaries, breaks barriers, and opens doors.
    -- Blake Mycoskie

    #Memorable #Doors #Degrees

  • We're all stumbling towards the light with varying degrees of grace at any given moment.
    -- Bo Lozoff

    #Light #Grace #Degrees

  • There are degrees of happiness. You go from one to the other and then back again. It's hard to be completely happy when those around us are suffering and groaning from hunger.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Suffering #Degrees #Hunger

  • As I stepped to the stage to pick up my degree, and the locusts sang off in the distance.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Education #Distance #Degrees

  • We all like motorcycles to some degree.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Motorcycle #Degrees

  • It got up to 94 degrees today – that's pretty good at my age.
    -- Bob Monkhouse

    #Age #Degrees #Today