Systematic quotes

  • The attempted professionalization of serious and systematic thinking has had a disastrous effect upon our culture
    -- Alasdair MacIntyre

    #Thinking #Culture #Systematic

  • Modern systematic politics, whether liberal, conservative, radical, or socialist, simply has to be rejected from a standpoint that owes genuine allegiance to the tradition of the virtues; for modern politics itself expresses in its institutional forms a systematic rejection of that tradition
    -- Alasdair MacIntyre

    #Rejection #Systematic #Conservative

  • Research is not a systematic occupation but an intuitive artistic vocation.
    -- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

    #Research #Occupation #Systematic

  • Bowman turned his back on her and began to search the place methodically and exhaustively. When one searches any place, be it a gypsy caravan or a baronial mansion, methodically and exhaustively, one has to wreck it completely in the process.So, in a orderly and systematic fashion, Bowman set about reducing Czerda's caravan to a total ruin.
    -- Alistair Maclean

    #Fashion #Wrecks #Systematic

  • The family unit is the institution for the systematic production of mental illness.
    -- Ashley Montagu

    #Systematic #Mental Illness #Institutions

  • The Marxist outlook ... represents the most consistent and systematic application of the scientific outlook and method.
    -- Bob Avakian

    #Systematic #Outlook #Method

  • When you engage in systematic, purposeful actin, using and stretching your abilities to the maximum, you cannot help but feel positive and confident abut yourself.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Inspirational #Confidence #Systematic

  • Information of fundamental importance to the general problem of atomic structure has resulted from systematic studies of the cosmic radiation carried out by the Wilson cloud-chamber method.
    -- Carl David Anderson

    #Clouds #Fundamentals #Systematic

  • Church tax exemption means that we all drop our money in the collection boxes, whether we go to church or not and whether we are interested in the church or not. It is systematic and complete robbery, from which none of us escapes.
    -- E. Haldeman-Julius

    #Mean #Church #Systematic

  • No task is more difficult than systematic hypocrisy.
    -- Edward George, Baron George

    #Hypocrisy #Tasks #Systematic

  • Throughout this country's history there have of course been systematic efforts to create an official underclass.
    -- Eric Liu

    #Country #Effort #Systematic

  • I am not systematic at all when it comes to religion. I just love life. And I'm not judgmental. And I'm a vegetarian.
    -- Erykah Badu

    #Love Life #Systematic #Vegetarian

  • Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only the starting point of systematic analysis, for alone they do not yield many interesting implications.
    -- Gary Becker

    #Yield #Interesting #Systematic

  • Science is the systematic classification of experience.
    -- George Henry Lewes

    #Science #Systematic #Classification

  • Mathematics has two faces: it is the rigorous science of Euclid, but it is also something else. Mathematics presented in the Euclidean way appears as a systematic, deductive science; but mathematics in the making appears as an experimental, inductive science. Both aspects are as old as the science of mathematics itself.
    -- George Polya

    #Education #Two #Systematic

  • Eventually I figured out there was something systematic in the way women are treated.
    -- Gloria Allred

    #Systematic #Way #Treated

  • The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them.
    -- Harold Pinter

    #World #Systematic #Crime

  • Their suffering is intense, widespread, expanding, systematic and socially sanctioned. And the victims are unable to organize in defence of their own interests.
    -- Henry Spira

    #Suffering #Systematic #Intense

  • Statistics began as the systematic study of quantitative facts about the state.
    -- Ian Hacking

    #Statistics #Systematic #Facts

  • All the sciences came to exist in Arabic. The systematic works on them were written in Arabic writing.
    -- Ibn Khaldun

    #Writing #Systematic

  • Systematic philosophical and practical anti-intellectualism such as we are witnessing appears to be something truly novel in the history of human culture.
    -- Johan Huizinga

    #Philosophical #Culture #Systematic

  • Much of outcomes research is a systematic attempt to exploit what is known and make it better.
    -- Kevin Kelly

    #Research #Literature #Systematic

  • Where there is dirt there is system. Dirt is the byproduct of a systematic ordering and classification of matter.
    -- Mary Douglas

    #Systematic #Matter #Dirt

  • It is evidently necessary to generate and test candidates for solutions in some systematic manner.
    -- Niklaus Wirth

    #Tests #Systematic #Solutions

  • I feel like I'm witnessing the systematic destruction of a people's ability to survive. It's horrifying.
    -- Rachel Corrie

    #People #Systematic #Destruction

  • Starting in the seventeenth century, the general theory of extreme values - maxima and minima - has become one of the systematic integrating principles of science.
    -- Richard Courant

    #Statistics #Systematic #Principles

  • If a revolution destroys a systematic government, but the systematic patterns of thought that produced that government are left intact, then those patterns will repeat themselves in the succeeding government.
    -- Robert M. Pirsig

    #Government #Systematic #Succeed

  • Buddhism is all about science. If science is the systematic pursuit of the accurate knowledge of reality, then science is Buddhism, Buddhism is science.
    -- Robert Thurman

    #Buddhism #Reality #Systematic

  • There is no systematic corruption in FIFA. That is nonsense. We are financially clean and clear.
    -- Sepp Blatter

    #Systematic #Fifa #Corruption

  • I learned more about God from the tears of homeless mothers than any systematic theology ever taught me.
    -- Shane Claiborne

    #Mother #Tears #Systematic

  • What do you think science is? There is nothing magical about science. It is simply a systematic way for carefully and thoroughly observing nature and using consistent logic to evaluate results. So which part of that exactly do you disagree with? Do you disagree with being thorough? Using careful observation? Being systematic? Or using consistent logic?
    -- Steven Novella

    #Thinking #Systematic #Way

  • The implications of these considerations justify the statement that all empirically verifiable knowledge even the commonsense knowledge of everyday life - involves implicitly, if not explicitly, systematic theory in this sense.
    -- Talcott Parsons

    #Everyday #Systematic #Consideration

  • Engineering is the professional and systematic application of science to the efficient utilization of natural resources to produce wealth.
    -- Theodore J. Hoover

    #Engineering #Systematic #Wealth

  • The individual's habits of thought make an organic complex, the trend of which is necessarily in the direction of serviceability to the life process. When it is attempted to assimilate systematic waste or futility, as an end in life, into this organic complex, there presently supervenes a revulsion.
    -- Thorstein Veblen

    #Trends #Systematic #Waste

  • To so many people, the Lord is in danger of being no more than a patron saint of our systematic theology instead of the Christ who is our life.
    -- W. Ian Thomas

    #People #Saint #Systematic

  • The sciences which take socio-historical reality as their subject matter are seeking, more intensively than ever before, their systematic relations to one another and to their foundation.
    -- Wilhelm Dilthey

    #Reality #Historical #Systematic

  • If there is a case for mental events and mental states, it must be that the positing of them, like the positing of molecules, hassome indirect systematic efficacy in the development of theory.
    -- Willard Van Orman Quine

    #Development #Systematic #Events

  • If pressed to supplement Tweedledee's ostensive definition of logic with a discursive definition of the same subject, I would say that logic is the systematic study of the logical truths. Pressed further, I would say that a sentence is logically true if all sentences with its grammatical structure are true. Pressed further still, I would say to read this book.
    -- Willard Van Orman Quine

    #Book #Definitions #Systematic

  • The most popular systems are those that apply a disciplined systematic technique, .. The hardest part for investors is finding a system that fits their lifestyle, and that is a critically important component.
    -- William McKinley

    #Discipline #Important #Systematic

  • The thing is that racism is systematic, so of course it sometimes manifested itself within the clubs. But I have certainly experienced racism outside of the clubs as well.
    -- Craig Seymour

    #Racism #Clubs #Systematic

  • There is a systematic flocci-nauci-nihili-pilification of all other aspects of existence that angers me.
    -- Patrick O'Brian

    #Systematic #Aspect #Existence

  • Invest in low-turnover, passively managed index funds... and stay away from profit-driven investment management organizations... The mutual fund industry is a colossal failure... resulting from its systematic exploitation of individual investors... as funds extract enormous sums from investors in exchange for providing a shocking disservice... Excessive management fees take their toll, and manager profits dominate fiduciary responsibility.
    -- David F. Swensen

    #Responsibility #Organization #Systematic

  • The founding fathers were not only brilliant, they were system builders and systematic thinkers. They came up with comprehensive plans and visions.
    -- Ron Chernow

    #Father #Vision #Systematic

  • Being a systematic theologian allows me to indulge all my interests - in literature, film, art, music - by relating them all to God.
    -- Kevin Vanhoozer

    #Art #Literature #Systematic

  • Execution is a systematic process of rigorously discussing hows and whats, tenaciously following through, and ensuring accountability.
    -- Lawrence Bossidy

    #Accountability #Systematic #Execution