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If we turn to palaeontology to tell us about our biological
by John G. D. Clark

If we turn to palaeontology to tell us about our biological
evolution it is to prehistory that we look for evidence
of the evolution of specifically human patterns of behaviour.
- John G. D. Clark

Now the master paid a number of visits to England and,
as a Cambridge man, it is a source of pride that he
taught there for a longer period than elsewhere in my country.
- John G. D. Clark

As contemporary history reminds us we are human to
the extent that we are able to chose between alternatives.
- John G. D. Clark

One aspect of this is the way we have come during recent
centuries to appreciate that the world and indeed the
very universe in which we live have evolved over immense periods of time.
- John G. D. Clark

 

To be awarded a prize which takes its name from an
illustrious Dutchman who at the same time was a great
citizen of Europe and through his writings did so much
to open up our modern world of sensibility and thought
is indeed a most signal honour.
- John G. D. Clark

When the water starts boiling
it is foolish to turn off the heat.
- Nelson Mandela

Love that does not renew itself every day
becomes a habit and in turn a slavery.
- Khalil Gibran

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Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
- Henry David Thoreau

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

A bend in the road is not the end of the road
unless you fail to make the turn.
- Anonymous

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

Thinkers do not accept the inevitable;
they turn their efforts toward changing it.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know that you have fully experienced love
when you turn into love -
that is the spiritual goal of life.
- Deepak Chopra

We receive this food in gratitude to all beings
Who have helped to bring it to our table,
And vow to respond in turn to those in need
With wisdom and compassion.
- Buddhist Blessing

When I find that I can't accept what is happening,
I turn my attention to accepting my non-acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

Life was meant to be lived,
and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason,
turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

Every decision you make - every decision -
is not a decision about what to do.
It's a decision about Who You Are.
When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes.
You begin to see life in a new way.
All events, occurrences, and situations
turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do.
- Neale Donald Walsch

However carefully we plan our future,
we are always climbing the steps to nowhere.
While it is important to our happiness
that we have an intent for our lives,
it is equally crucial to accept in advance
that we truly have no idea how our lives will turn out -
and that is good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking
only to learn that it is God shaking them.
- Charles West

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The healthy man does not torture others -
generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
- Carl Jung

You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth
can ever turn it into a fact.
- Honore de Balzac

(Jesus on Anger and Revenge)
You have heard that it was said,
"Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth."
But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person.
If someone strikes you on the right cheek,
turn to him the other also.
- Matthew 5:38-39

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
- Max Lucado

I always turn to the sports pages first,
which records people's accomplishments.
The front page has nothing but man's failures.
- Earl Warren

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is
an invention of philosophers...
What we call art is a game.
- Octavio Paz

Many people are in the dark when it comes to money,
and I'm going to turn on the lights.
- Suze Orman

Baseball is a public trust.
Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over.
But baseball goes on.
- Peter Ueberroth

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance,
and to turn around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley

Turn your wounds into wisdom.
- Oprah Winfrey

Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.
- Ralph Nader

O man you are busy working for the world,
and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
- Abu Bakr

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
- Kin Hubbard

I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage
is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

Hard work spotlights the character of people:
some turn up their sleeves,
some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
- Sam Ewing

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly,
but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
- Khalil Gibran

Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.
- B. R. Hayden

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
- Sydney J. Harris

Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain
about what he wants and sets out to get it,
no holds barred.
Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.
- Donald Trump

The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux
pas depends on what kind of a bar you're in.
- Wilson Mizner

Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion,
give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn
up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.
- James D. Watson

Fear grows in darkness;
if you think there's a bogeyman around,
turn on the light.
- Dorothy Thompson

Those distractions that turn my attention from
what I thought I was going to do today are not "rat holes";
they are Enchanted Rabbit Holes
with a Magical White Bunny awaiting in each.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
- Hunter S. Thompson

Every man casts a shadow;
not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit.
This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will,
it falls opposite to the sun;
short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau

In chess one cannot control everything.
Sometimes a game takes an unexpected turn,
in which beauty begins to emerge.
Both players are always instrumental in this.
- Vladimir Kramnik

When you turn professional, you become an entertainer,
and like every other entertainer, you don't want to get a bad review.
- Scott Hamilton

It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some
time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
- Margaret Thatcher

We wouldn't turn over our customs service or our border
patrol to a foreign government.
We shouldn't turn over the ports of the United States,
either.
- Robert Menendez

If you know you are on the right track,
if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off...
no matter what they say.
- Barbara McClintock

No religious position is loyally served by refusing
to consider annoying theories which may well turn out to be facts.
- Norman Lamm

If you've earned a position, be proud of it.
Don't hide it.
I want to be recognized.
When I hear people say, 'There's Joan Crawford!' I turn around and say,
'Hi!
How are you!'
- Joan Crawford

With the aid of this credit policy, however,
Germany created an armament second to none,
and this armament in turn made possible the results of our policy.
- Hjalmar Schacht

If I had to give a definition of capitalism I would say:
the process whereby American girls turn into American women.
- Christopher Hampton

Any time you think you have the game conquered,
the game will turn around and punch you right in the nose.
- Mike Schmidt

When the theater gates open, a mob pours inside,
and it is the poet's task to turn it into an audience.
- Franz Grillparzer

In fact when I first got my Apple II the first thing
I did was turn it on and off,
on and off, just because I had the power to do so,
which I'd never had on a computer before.
- Andy Hertzfeld

All the gossip and craziness becomes a kind of sustained narrative which,
in turn, can become history.
It's scary.
- Barbara Kruger

So he said 'I'm going to chop off the bottom of one
of your trouser legs and put it in a library.'
I thought 'That's a turn-up for the books.'
- Tommy Cooper

We've been performing with symphonies all of our career
and it sounds so wonderful when they play 'My Girl'
with the large string section,
I want to turn around and look.
- Otis Williams


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