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In critical moments men sometimes see
by Spock

In critical moments men sometimes see
exactly what they wish to see.
- the character Spock of the television series Star Trek

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Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock character in Star Trek

To deny the facts would be illogical.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

What you want is irrelevant,
what you have chosen is at hand.
- Spock character in Star Trek VI movie

 

Humans make illogical decisions.
- Spock (character in Star Trek movies and TV shows)

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

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Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

When an idea reaches critical mass
there is no stopping the shift
its presence will induce.
- Marianne Williamson

The ultimate authority must always rest
with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

It's one of life's great paradoxes ...
Accepting with gratitude whatever life throws at us
is critical to happiness.
Yet without a goal and commitment, life lose much of its value.
The best we can do in the face of this paradox
is to play to win, but be cheerful in defeat
and ready to play again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The critical period of matrimony is breakfast-time.
- A. P. Herbert

America has a critical role to play as the most powerful
member of the world community.
- Adam Schiff

And let's be clear: It's not enough just to limit ads
for foods that aren't healthy.
It's also going to be critical to increase marketing
for foods that are healthy.
- Michelle Obama

I love my dad, although I'm definitely critical of him sometimes,
like when his pants are too tight.
But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him.
- Liv Tyler

National languages are all huge systems of vested interests
which sullenly resist critical inquiry.
- Edward Sapir

In extreme situations, the entire universe becomes our foe;
at such critical times,
unity of mind and technique is essential -
do not let your heart waver!
- Morihei Ueshiba

Stem cell research holds enormous promise for easing human suffering,
and federal support is critical to its success.
- Tom Harkin

I was so self-critical.
I still am, but it's not as bad anymore.
- Fiona Apple

In today's world, new infections and diseases can spread
across the country and even across the world in a matter of days,
or even hours, making early detection critical.
- John Linder

One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word.
A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time
when deeds are called for.
- Euripides

The first assistant director is just so important that
the choice of that person is critical to the movie.
- John Frankenheimer

Finance is critical.
If sufficient investment is made in infrastructure
and venture capital is made available,
there will be a big improvement in the situation.
- Sanjay Kumar

The completion of the Iraqi cabinet with the appointment
of three critical ministers is also confirmation of
continued movement toward a just and democratic society in Iraq.
- Spencer Bachus

The connection between education and a healthy economy is critical.
- Ted Strickland

Novels for me are how I find out what's going on in my own head.
And so that's a really useful and indeed critical thing
to do when you do as many of these other things as I do.
- Cory Doctorow

The quicker we humans learn that saving open space
and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life,
maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it.
- Jim Fowler

To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in
whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.
- Quintilian

In addition, the oil royalties the Federal Government
does not collect from big oil will starve the Land
and Water Conservation Fund of critical financial resources.
- Ron Kind

But the truth is that critics are by definition critical.
That's their job.
- Frank Black

The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the
federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent
judiciary was critical to the success of the nation.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Coal is absolutely critical to our nation's economic
health and global competitiveness.
- Jerry Costello

Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.
- John Fowles

Greater public recognition will also be critical in
encouraging prevention and early intervention,
and more generally in building public support to meet
the challenges of dementia.
- Julie Bishop

Recall a recent time when someone was strongly critical
of your opinions (perhaps your political or religious beliefs).
Now, put yourself in their shoes - with compassion.
Try to understand and appreciate their point-of-view -
not to change your own opinions,
but to celebrate all our human differences - in peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high
in office at a critical moment influences the course
of events for a hundred years.
- Thomas Hardy

Students now arrive at the university ignorant and
cynical about our political heritage,
lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it
or seriously critical of it.
- Allan Bloom

That's when the great stuff happens,
when you're not checking yourself all the time,
being critical of yourself and what other people are doing.
- Carol Kane

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The higher the general average of intelligence,
all things else being equal, the less the disposition to be meddlesome,
critical, and overbearing.
- Paul Harris

People, as critical as it looks, we're OK.
We are in control, whether we feel it or not.
- Lionel Richie

For someone who's had the level of success I've had,
there's been very little critical review of my work,
which is pretty fascinating.
- Billy Corgan

Our country stands at a critical point in its history.
Our heritage as a nation of immigrants is at stake.
- Roger Mahony

The air we breathe, the water we drink,
and the land we inhabit are not only critical elements
in the quality of life we enjoy -
they are a reflection of the majesty of our Creator.
- Rick Perry

So far I haven't really been prominent enough to get
critical attention focused on me.
So, of course, I fully expect bad reviews,
but I will be wracked with misery as a result.
- Emily Mortimer

At the bottom, the elimination of spyware and the preservation
of privacy for the consumer are critical goals if the
Internet is to remain safe and reliable and credible.
- Cliff Stearns

That Germany was so immensely strong and Austria so
dependent upon German strength that the word and will
of Germany would at the critical moment be decisive with Austria.
- Edward Grey

That's a very critical phase in customer service because
you can start to really understand what part of customer
service has value to customers and what part is bothering customers.
- Sanjay Kumar

Those who are critical of Alliance are the same people
who have done nothing for 30 years.
- Eliot Spitzer

Some people are always critical of vague statements.
I tend rather to be critical of precise statements;
they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled 'wrong'.
- Raymond Smullyan

And whether it is equal pay, health care,
Social Security, or family leave, this Congress has
refused to address issues critical to hard-working American women.
- Louise Slaughter

It is easier to be critical than correct.
- Benjamin Disraeli

We held the team together for as long as possible and
then sent all except the most critical personnel home.
- Bo Gritz

If someone is being absolutely critical of me as a driver,
what could they say? I am also critical of myself to
try and keep things in perspective.
That is very important.
- Damon Hill

I believe certain members of the U.S.
Congress have aided in the oppression and diversion
of critical information that could have revealed a
fullness of truth long ago.
- Bo Gritz

The Canadian spirit is cautious, observant and critical
where the American is assertive.
- V. S. Pritchett

Philosophy, most broadly viewed, is the critical survey
of existence from the standpoint of value.
- Sidney Hook

An audience is never wrong.
An individual member of it may be an imbecile,
but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark -
that is critical genius.
- Billy Wilder

I think I am aggressive, I think I am critical when it's necessary.
- Jane Harman

There are no heroes in most of my stories.
I look at our society with a critical eye and find
nothing extraordinary in the people I see.
- Naguib Mahfouz

While Republican voters have remained universally supportive of their President,
Democrats and Independents are returning to a more
naturally critical stance.
- Thomas E. Mann

People at .08 are too impaired to drive.
Studies show that at .08, the ability to perform critical
driving functions is decreased by as much as 60 percent.
- Frank Lautenberg

Well, they are critics of the Bush administration generally
on the human rights record of the administration,
and in particular, they are very, very critical of this use of science.
- Jane Mayer

Marxism is always open, always critical,
always self-critical.
- Ernest Mandel

It's pointless to be critical of your stuff once it's done.
I don't spend a lot of time agonising over it.
It's of no importance once it's finished.
- Paul Simon

Comics, at least in periodical form,
exist almost entirely free of any pretense;
the critical world of art hardly touches them,
and they're 100% personal.
- Chris Ware

At times he could be very critical.
He didn't like prints on me.
He didn't like stripes.
He didn't like boldness.
He said I was petite and that was taking away from my looks.
- Priscilla Presley


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