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In point of substantial merit the law school belongs
by Thorstein Veblen

In point of substantial merit the law school belongs
in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing.
- Thorstein Veblen

The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree
marks an arrested development in man's moral nature.
- Thorstein Veblen

It is always sound business to take any obtainable net gain,
at any cost and at any risk to the rest of the community.
- Thorstein Veblen

The outcome of any serious research can only be to
make two questions grow where only one grew before.
- Thorstein Veblen

 

Born in iniquity and conceived in sin,
the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend
human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.
- Thorstein Veblen

Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means
of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.
- Thorstein Veblen

All business sagacity reduces itself in the last analysis
to judicious use of sabotage.
- Thorstein Veblen

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In itself and in its consequences the life of leisure
is beautiful and ennobling in all civilised men's eyes.
- Thorstein Veblen

Labor wants pride and joy in doing good work,
a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful -
to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister.
- Thorstein Veblen

The dog commends himself to our favor by affording
play to our propensity for mastery.
- Thorstein Veblen

In order to stand well in the eyes of the community,
it is necessary to come up to a certain,
somewhat indefinite, conventional standard of wealth.
- Thorstein Veblen

Invention is the mother of necessity.
- Thorstein Veblen

The basis on which good repute in any highly organized
industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength;
and the means of showing pecuniary strength,
and so of gaining or retaining a good name,
are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods.
- Thorstein Veblen

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Your point of view sets you up well in advance
for how you view the events as they unfold.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

We see Life through the fun-house mirrors of our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your opinion is nothing but your point of view.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
- Napoleon Hill

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Exotic or ordinary, glamorous or plain,
exciting or boring - it's all in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Most of us believe that we have
been betrayed by someone outside of us -
in other words someone has done something to hurt us,
been dishonest or broken a promise made:
some trust in some concept was broken.
Indeed someone may have taken an action
that took only their needs into consideration,
they may have not followed through on a promise made,
and they may have not told you the truth.
But their actions have nothing to do with you
and have everything to do with them.
That's why no one can do anything TO you.
They can take actions that involve you that you may not like -
according to your point of view.
But you are not a victim, no way, no how.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Above all, don't lie to yourself.
The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie
comes to a point that he cannot
distinguish the truth within him, or around him,
and so loses all respect for himself and for others.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a continuity always and always.
There is no final destination it is going towards.
Just the pilgrimage, just the journey in itself is life,
not reaching to some point,
no goal - just dancing and being in pilgrimage,
moving joyously, without bothering about any destination.
- Osho

After a certain point, money is meaningless.
It ceases to be the goal.
The game is what counts.
- Aristotle Onassis

The poem is the point at which our strength gave out.
- Richard Rosen

Life repeats itself mindlessly -
unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.
That's why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death,
the wheel of time.
It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death,
death is followed by birth;
love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love;
success is followed by failure,
failure is followed by success. Just see!
If you can watch just for a few days,
you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern.
One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy,
and another day you are so dull,
so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide.
And just the other day you were so full of life,
so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God,
that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness,
and today there is great complaint
and you don't see the point why one should go on living...
And it goes on and on, but you don't see the pattern.
Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it.
- Osho

Sometimes it happens that a man's circle
of horizon becomes smaller and smaller,
and as the radius approaches zero
it concentrates on one point.
And then that becomes his point of view.
- David Hilbert

Food can become such a point of anxiety -
not because it's food,
but just because you have anxiety.
That's how eating disorders develop.
- Vanessa Carlton

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards

Men must live and create.
Live to the point of tears.
- Albert Camus

Equality and development will not be achieved however
if peace is not understood from women's' point of view.
- Jenny Shipley

A poet's work is to name the unnameable,
to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments,
shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
- Salman Rushdie

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure
to dance without cessation;
and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
- Lewis Carroll

At a certain point I'm going to want to have a family.
- Gwen Stefani

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome.
No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
- Andre Gide

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

All truths are easy to understand
once they are discovered;
the point is to discover them.
- Galileo Galilei

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

Design works if it's authentic, inspired,
and has a clear point of view.
It can't be a collection of input.
- Ron Johnson

The present is a point just passed.
- David Russell

There is no point at which you can say,
"Well, I'm successful now.
I might as well take a nap."
- Carrie Fisher

At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together.
I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.
- Martin Puryear

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence;
but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack
that life is extinct on other planets
because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
- John F. Kennedy

While you can and should keep your composure and happiness
regardless of circumstances - regardless of your friends,
family and co-workers - regardless of gossip, sarcasm, and negativity.
Nonetheless, life is much easier and more pleasant
when you spend as much time as possible
in the company of enthusiastic positive people -
not necessarily those who agree with you,
but those who respect your right to your point of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is always a point when one senses one's lack of skill,
the doubt.
- Arne Jacobsen

I'm from the South.
I'm a Southern Baptist.
I have a conservative point of view.
I'm a Republican.
- Shannen Doherty

The other saxophones, except as solo instruments,
really don't have much point in the orchestra.
- Gerry Mulligan

It was just like Howlin' Wolf.
Once you arrive at the point that you understand it,
the emotional factor is darker than some of the saddest blues stuff.
- Robert Quine

If you take a more Darwinian point of view the dynamics
of the universe are such that as the universe evolved in time,
complex systems arose out of the natural dynamics of the universe.
- Seth Lloyd

String theory is an attempt at a deeper description
of nature by thinking of an elementary particle not
as a little point but as a little loop of vibrating string.
- Edward Witten

Finally, I want to make the point that we are Republicans.
We are the majority.
It is going to be a little more difficult because we
have to govern and come up with ideas.
- Jack Kingston

There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum.
At that time you must accept yourself.
It is not anymore what you will become.
It is what you are and always will be.
- John Fowles

Everybody has a high point and a lot goes into that:
timing,
situation, general consciousness.
- Alex Van Halen

Over and over I'm on the point of giving it up.
- Beatrice Wood

It is a point where our old models must be discarded and a new reality rules.
- Vernor Vinge


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