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I maintain that many an inventor, many a diplomat,
by Oswald Spengler

I maintain that many an inventor, many a diplomat,
many a financier is a sounder philosopher than all
those who practice the dull craft of experimental psychology.
- Oswald Spengler

Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes.
- Oswald Spengler

If few can stand a long war without deterioration of soul,
none can stand a long peace.
- Oswald Spengler

There is no proletarian, not even a Communist movement,
that has not operated in the interests of money,
and for the time being permitted by money -
and that without the idealists among its leaders having
the slightest suspicion of the fact.
- Oswald Spengler

 

This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible
this life that has been bestowed upon us;
to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves;
to act in such a way that some part of us lives on.
- Oswald Spengler

To oppose something is to maintain it.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

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Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Those who are highly evolved,
maintain an undiscriminating perception.
Seeing everything, labeling nothing,
they maintain their awareness of the Great Oneness.
Thus they are supported by it.
- Lao Tzu

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends
is that three out of four murders
are committed by people who know the victim.
- George Carlin

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere.
Make sure you eat a variety of foods,
get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Sasha Cohen

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who
maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
- Dante Alighieri

Let me give you a definition of ethics:
It is good to maintain and further life
it is bad to damage and destroy life.
- Albert Schweitzer

Constant development is the law of life,
and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas
in order to appear consistent
drives himself into a false position.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our role is to maintain and monitor a framework in
which fair competition can flourish.
- Arthur Levitt

I maintain that the House is bound by the Constitution
to receive the petitions;
after which,
it will take such method of deciding upon them as reason
and principle shall dictate.
- Caleb Cushing

I think what makes us human - is our interconnectedness among people.
It's our ability to form and maintain relationships.
It's the barometer by which we call ourselves human.
- Thomas Jane

When you're actually making the film,
you're constantly battling to maintain its integrity.
- Ted Kotcheff

That pleasure which is at once the most pure,
the most elevating and the most intense,
is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself;
if all it does is maintain itself,
then living is only not dying.
- Simone de Beauvoir

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both
the parents and the children.
Each member of the family has to become,
in a special way, the servant of the others.
- Pope John Paul II

People in power need to control others in order to maintain power.
One of the ways to do that is to take that which is
threatening and demonize it.
- Jasmine Guy

The Chinese government is quickly losing its ideological legitimacy,
maintain its rule with force, but cannot draw strength
from the ideology of Marx and Mao.
- Steve Forbes

The strongest initiative that government can take to
ensure Australia is prepared for population ageing,
is to maintain a strong economy, and a secure nation.
- Julie Bishop

It is one of the primary motives of modern art that
it wants to abolish the distance which the viewer,
the consumer, the audience maintain vis-a-vis a work of art.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

It's easy to maintain your integrity when no one is offering to buy it out.
- Marc Maron

But the approach to recording this album was kind of an organized,
chaotic approach where I wanted to maintain and preserve
that wild abandon to creating.
- Vanessa Carlton

We all say no to war, we are all for justice and peace.
But sometimes in order to maintain peace,
armed action is necessary.
But we hope it won't be the case.
- Silvio Berlusconi

It is no longer an unwritten law of American capitalism
that industry will attempt to maintain wages at a level
that allows a single wage to support a family.
- Christopher Lasch

I think it is important to maintain a sense of self and confidence,
not letting either falter for the sake of a particular part or project,
no matter how great it might be.
- Fred Savage

It is impossible for our working people to maintain
their full strength if they do not succeed in obtaining
a sufficient supply of fat,
allotted to them on a proper basis.
- Paul von Hindenburg

America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision,
to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men.
- Woodrow Wilson

If we will maintain our hope and confidence in the genius of our people,
they will work out this problem, and their ability
and industry will bring us back to normal conditions.
- Frank B. Kellogg

He was seriously thinking of becoming a monk.
He thought he had to be celibate to maintain the purity of his instrument,
but my instrument needed tuning, and we had to split.
- Mimi Rogers

I know you can be up one minute and drop the next,
so I'm trying to maintain a steady course so I can have some longevity.
- Orlando Bloom

The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo.
- Bob Iger

It will always be a battle a day between those who
want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo.
- Gerry Adams

We need to continue our full support of the nascent
Iraqi government by helping to rebuild their economic
infrastructure and maintain security while training
the Iraqi security forces.
- Pat Roberts

It seems to me that the idea traditionally defended
of endeavoring to maintain existing ethnic balances
simply doesn't work any more.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Married couples who work together to build and maintain
a business assume broad responsibilities.
Not only is their work important to our local and national economies,
but their success is central to the well-being of their families.
- Melissa Bean

We want to promote the great qualities of athletics -
and maintain its integrity -
all over the world.
- Alberto Juantorena

Our opponents maintain that we are confronted with
insurmountable political obstacles,
but that may be said of the smallest obstacle if one
has no desire to surmount it.
- Theodor Herzl

What we really need to be understanding is that all
of these things matter and they all stem from the fact
that certain people live with power and authority and
they want to maintain it.
- Anita Hill

I think that if you can achieve a balance,
then you appease a lot of yourself and your career
and what it takes to maintain in this business for a while.
- Ray Liotta

God sent Jesus as an example to see if we could retain
and maintain the Holy Spirit in human flesh.
- Benny Hinn

In a poem the excitement has to maintain itself.
I am governed by the pull of the sentence as the pull
of a fabric is governed by gravity.
- Marianne Moore

Hand in hand with nationalist economic isolationism,
militarism struggles to maintain the sovereign state
against the forward march of internationalism.
- Christian Lous Lange

Maintain democracy or go to dictatorship:
that is what is at stake in these elections.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

Be honest, brutally honest.
That is what's going to maintain relationships.
- Lauryn Hill

An Englishman will fairly drink as much As will maintain two families of Dutch.
- Daniel Defoe

Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain,
With grammar, and nonsense, and learning,
Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.
- Oliver Goldsmith

They definitely mean to maintain that the process called
death is a mere severence of soul and body,
and that the soul is freed rather than injured thereby.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge

If North Korea is allowed to maintain its nuclear weapons programs,
other nations may well follow suit and some may buy
such weapons from the North Koreans.
- Robert F. Ellsworth

Certainly we disagree with the Communist Party,
as we disagree with other political parties who are
trying to maintain the American way of life.
- Dorothy Day

I maintain the rather old-fashioned view that this
is my work and it's in the public arena,
but that doesn't entitle everyone to know what happened
at home before coming here.
- Francesca Annis

Whatever the economy needs to maintain itself,
the government will do it.
- Edward Bond

The key to Operations at Wal-Mart is their ability
to maintain the highest standards while at the same
time getting things done with lockstep execution.
- Michael Bergdahl

I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him,
there would not be four friends in the world.
- Blaise Pascal

The only way to be true to our American tradition is
to maintain absolute governmental neutrality regarding
religious beliefs and practices.
- Bill Bradley

I don't consciously do anything to maintain a unique voice.
- Thomas Perry

That it is logical, fair and reasonable to maintain
the purchasing power of an hour's work in terms of
goods and services the employee must purchase in his daily living.
- Charles E. Wilson

Rich means you have to stay there to maintain it.
- Nell Carter

I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open
struggle against Moscow influence.
Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this -
Tito and Mao Tse-tung.
- Earl Browder

Most writers like to maintain some sort of anonymity.
For me, making videos was an assault.
- Sheryl Crow

I hope my work has inspired young artists.
I have always tried to maintain my freedom as an artist
and I feel it is one of the main reasons I have been successful.
- Frank Frazetta

By now it is evident that the Soviet Union must gain
control of Europe to maintain its empire.
- Barbara Amiel


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