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Considered now as a possession, one may define culture
by Albert J. Nock

Considered now as a possession, one may define culture
as the residuum of a large body of useless knowledge
that has been well and truly forgotten.
- Albert J. Nock

The business of a scientific school is the dissemination of useful knowledge,
and this is a noble enterprise and indispensable withal;
society can not exist unless it goes on.
- Albert J. Nock

Like Prince von Bismarck in diplomacy,
I have no secrets.
- Albert J. Nock

The positive testimony of history is that the State
invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation.
No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner.
- Albert J. Nock

 

The mind is like the stomach.
It is not how much you put into it that counts,
but how much it digests.
- Albert J. Nock

It is unfortunately none too well understood that,
just as the State has no money of its own,
so it has no power of its own.
- Albert J. Nock

Concerning culture as a process, one would say that
it means learning a great many things and then forgetting them;
and the forgetting is as necessary as the learning.
- Albert J. Nock

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Diligent as one must be in learning,
one must be as diligent in forgetting;
otherwise the process is one of pedantry,
not culture.
- Albert J. Nock

Useless knowledge can be made directly contributory
to a force of sound and disinterested public opinion.
- Albert J. Nock

As far as I know, I have no pride of opinion.
- Albert J. Nock

The position of modern science, as far as an ignorant
man of letters can understand it,
seems not a step in advance of that held by Huxley
and Romanes in the last century.
- Albert J. Nock

The university's business is the conservation of useless knowledge;
and what the university itself apparently fails to
see is that this enterprise is not only noble but indispensable as well,
that society can not exist unless it goes on.
- Albert J. Nock

Learning has always been made much of,
but forgetting has always been deprecated;
therefore pedantry has pretty well established itself
throughout the modern world at the expense of culture.
- Albert J. Nock

I am said to be difficult of acquaintance,
unwilling to meet any one half way, and showing a social manner which is easy,
not diffident, but formal and unresponsive,
tending constantly to hold people off.
- Albert J. Nock

The question of who is right and who is wrong has seemed
to me always too small to be worth a moment's thought,
while the question of what is right and what is wrong
has seemed all-important.
- Albert J. Nock

Life has obliged him to remember so much useful knowledge
that he has lost not only his history,
but his whole original cargo of useless knowledge;
history,
languages, literatures, the higher mathematics,
or what you will - are all gone.
- Albert J. Nock

Organized Christianity has always represented immortality
as a sort of common heritage;
but I never could see why spiritual life should not
be conditioned on the same terms as all life,
i.
e., correspondence with environment.
- Albert J. Nock

Assuming that man has a distinct spiritual nature,
a soul, why should it be thought unnatural that under
appropriate conditions of maladjustment,
his soul might die before his body does;
or that his soul might die without his knowing it?
- Albert J. Nock

Perhaps one reason for the falling-off of belief in
a continuance of conscious existence is to be found
in the quality of life that most of us lead.
There is not much in it with which, in any kind of reason,
one can associate the idea of immortality.
- Albert J. Nock

Someone asked me years ago if it were true that I disliked Jews,
and I replied that it was certainly true,
not at all because they are Jews but because they are folks,
and I don't like folks.
- Albert J. Nock

Perhaps the prevalence of pedantry may be largely accounted
for by the common error of thinking that,
because useful knowledge should be remembered,
any kind of knowledge that is at all worth learning
should be remembered too.
- Albert J. Nock

As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor,
but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed,
and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure
in cheerfulness over their lot in life,
as indeed over anything.
- Albert J. Nock

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker.
A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
- The Buddha

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.
- Alfred de Vigny

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
- Erma Bombeck

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man
can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
- Ted Williams

Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists)
the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything.
- Dixie Lee Ray

I've worked with very few that I considered unpleasant.
Dennis the Menace was a joy to work on.
- Gale Gordon

Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business.
- Ludwig von Mises

There's so much we can't express in our day-to-day
interaction with people because it's considered inappropriate.
And acting is all about being inappropriate.
- Wentworth Miller

Well, I use the word Satanist, but I don't know if
I ever really considered myself as somebody who's into Satan.
- Boyd Rice

I very much wanted to be accepted by my peers,
to be considered a serious journalist.
- Jessica Savitch

I know that in order to be considered successful,
you're supposed to do two or three movies a year.
I only work once every year-and-a-half,
sometimes two years.
I have children to raise.
- Meg Tilly

I don't know what people find or like in me,
I'm hopelessly commonplace!
Current appreciation of my work is a bit highbrow,
I've always considered myself a popular artist.
- Maxfield Parrish

The fact that the church is convinced of not having
the right to confer priestly ordination on women is
now considered by some as irreconcilable with the European Constitution.
- Pope Benedict XVI

At Wal-Mart, if you couldn't explain an idea or a concept
in simple terms on one page of paper Sam Walton considered
the new idea too complicated to implement.
- Michael Bergdahl

Don't automatically obey Presidential directives if
you disagree or if you suspect he hasn't considered
key aspects of the issue.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Well, my aspirations certainly were not to be in a pre-school show.
I mean, it's certainly nothing that I considered;
it's nothing I ever thought anyone would ever let me do.
- Steve Burns

Clifford Brown was in the jazz circles considered to
be probably the greatest trumpet player who ever lived.
- Herb Alpert

In the Church, considered as a social organism,
the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
- Simone Weil

I directed before I was even in television;
I directed in the theatre for seven years,
so that was my trade anyway.
But in the UK, I've given up any hope of being considered a director.
- Mel Smith

I've never considered myself a leading man,
don't look like one, don't want to be one.
- Brion James

I think most men, heterosexual and homosexual,
enjoy being considered sexual objects.
- Thom Gunn

The dream of the Convention was born from the that
children and their needs were not been considered when
policies were being made,
laws passed or actions undertaken.
- Carol Bellamy

I never really considered acting as a career until I moved to New York.
- Michael C. Hall

I should have considered it wrong to have finished
the Frieze before the room for its accommodation and
the funds for its completion were available.
- Edvard Munch

Every man is to be considered in two capacities,
the private and public; as designed to pursue his own interest,
and likewise to contribute to the good of others.
- Joseph Butler

It was considered that you were stepping down by doing television.
I almost turned Cybill down because I so wanted to
remain a theater actress.
- Christine Baranski

The bore is usually considered a harmless creature,
or of that class of irrationa bipeds who hurt only themselves.
- Maria Edgeworth

Just like Tim Robbins is very political -
and obviously,
Arnold Schwarzenegger must be - I want to be able to
have this public personality that's considered authoritative.
- Christy Romano

I'm an underdog person, so I align myself with those
who seem to be not considered valuable in polite society.
- Jessica Hagedorn

I love writing and do not know why it is considered such a difficult,
agonizing profession.
- Caroline B. Cooney

There are few cases in which mere popularity should
be considered a proper test of merit;
but the case of song-writing is,
I think, one of the few.
- Edgar Allan Poe

An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I considered going to film school; I took a course
in film and was very interested in filmmaking as well as film writing.
- Robert Morgan

If we know anything about man, it's that he's not pacific.
The temptation to butcher anyone considered undesirable
seems to be a common temptation,
not always resisted.
- Larry McMurtry

When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed,
then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.
- John Milton

Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign
of weakness to show affection;
to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace,
and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.
- Agnes Smedley

Although Alchemy has now fallen into contempt,
and is even considered a thing of the past,
the physicain should not be influenced by such judgements.
- Paracelsus

I've never considered myself to be beautiful,
and I still don't.
- Pam Grier

One is always considered mad, when one discovers something
that others cannot grasp.
- Ed Wood

To the extent that I considered the personal burden
of harming the people who had trusted me,
plus the Agency, or the United States,
I wasn't processing that.
- Aldrich Ames

I've always considered music stores to be the graveyards of musicians.
- Gary Larson

A discontented young fellow, filled with self pride;
he certainly should have considered it an honor to
be sent on so respectable an embassy as he was.
- Zebulon Pike

As far as dramas are concerned, it's considered passe
for playwrights to turn out anything the average person can understand.
- Ethel Merman


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