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Whichever theory we adopt to give a rational ...
by Arthur Keith

Whichever theory we adopt to give a rational explanation of human existence,
that theory must take into account and explain the
mental nature we see at work in all modern communities.
- Arthur Keith

No tribe unites with another of its own free will.
- Arthur Keith

The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.
- Arthur Keith

The proper balance between individual liberty and central
authority is a very ancient problem.
- Arthur Keith

 

Christianity has not conquered nationalism;
the opposite has been the case nationalism has made
Christianity its footstool.
- Arthur Keith

Reason has not tamed desire: it is as strong as ever.
- Arthur Keith

In every man there is an instinctive and passionate
reaction if his person or liberty is attacked.
- Arthur Keith

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Universalism as an ideal is as old as nay,
is probably much more ancient than the Christian ideal.
- Arthur Keith

It is just because civilization is ever evolving,
changing, and becoming more complicated,
that experts find it so difficult to define it in explicit terms.
- Arthur Keith

A drunkard is one thing, and a temperate man is quite another.
- Arthur Keith

The main force used in the evolving world of humanity
has hitherto been applied in the form of war.
- Arthur Keith

My personal conviction is that science is concerned wholly with truth,
not with ethics.
- Arthur Keith

Nowhere is Universalism welcomed and encouraged by a people;
everywhere governments have forced and are forcing
Universalism upon unwilling and resistant subjects.
- Arthur Keith

I am a rank individualist.
- Arthur Keith

Tolerance is held to be a condition of mind which is encouraged by,
and is necessary for, civilization.
- Arthur Keith

Man is by nature competitive, combative,
ambitious, jealous, envious, and vengeful.
- Arthur Keith

Before the discovery of agriculture mankind was everywhere so divided,
the size of each group being determined by the natural
fertility of its locality.
- Arthur Keith

We shall never understand the ethical system taught
by Jesus unless we realize that he was a Jew,
not only by birth, but that he lived and taught as a Jew;
the Sermon on the Mount was addressed to his distracted fellow nationals.
- Arthur Keith

Good men, whether they be Christians or rationalists,
do not desire to discriminate between races,
but the distinctions implanted by Nature are too conspicuous
to escape the observation of our senses.
- Arthur Keith

There are the further difficulties of building a population
out of a diversity of races,
each at a different stage of cultural evolution,
some in need of restraint, many in need of protection;
everywhere a bewildering Babel of tongues.
- Arthur Keith

Under no stretch of imagination can war be regarded as an ethical process;
yet war,
force, terror, and propaganda were the evolutionary
means employed to weld the German people into a tribal whole.
- Arthur Keith

I prize the conditions under which I have lived because
they have permitted me to choose my opportunities,
to inquire into such matters as interested me,
and to publish what I believed to be true,
uncontrolled by any central authority.
- Arthur Keith

There are very few men and women in whom a Universalist
feeling is altogether lacking;
its prevalence suggests that it must be part of our
inborn nature and have a place in Nature's scheme of evolution.
- Arthur Keith

Tribal life comes automatically to an end when a primitive
people begins to live in a town or a city,
for sooner or later a tribal organization is found
to be incompatible with life in a city.
- Arthur Keith

In a tribal organization, even in time of peace,
service to tribe or state predominates over all self seeking;
in war,
service for the tribe or state becomes supreme,
and personal liberty is suspended.
- Arthur Keith

Civilization, we shall find, like Universalism and Christianity,
is anti evolutionary in its effects;
it works against the laws and conditions which regulated
the earlier stages of man's ascent.
- Arthur Keith

Civilization never stands still; if in one country it is falling back,
in another it is changing, evolving,
becoming more complicated,
bringing fresh experience to body and mind,
breeding new desires, and exploiting Nature's cupboard for their satisfaction.
- Arthur Keith

That's life.
Whichever way you turn, fate sticks out a foot to trip you.
- Martin Goldsmith

Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal,
whichever he wants.
God makes the animals, man makes himself.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The end game is you change that law to making that law better,
whichever law you're talking about.
- Mike Lowry

It's been very important for me to follow my gut or my heart,
or whichever organ you want to go by.
- Lili Taylor

If you do your fair day's work, you are certain to
get your fair day's wage -
in praise or pudding,
whichever happens to suit your taste.
- Alexander Smith

I never really look for anything.
What God throws my way comes.
I wake up in the morning and whichever way God turns my feet,
I go.
- Pearl Bailey

In war, whichever side may call itself the victor,
there are no winners, but all are losers.
- Neville Chamberlain

Anarchists prepare for social revolution and use every means-
speech,
writing, or deed, whichever is more to the point -
to accelerate revolutionary development.
- Johann Most

All things are subject to interpretation whichever
interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

From whichever angle one looks at it,
the application of racial theories remains a striking
proof of the lowered demands of public opinion upon
the purity of critical judgment.
- Johan Huizinga

I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing.
I admire him.
I pity the creature who does not work,
at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.
- Theodore Roosevelt

You can't not have feelings about country clubs,
whichever side you're on.
- Harold Ramis

Whichever party is in office, the Treasury is in power.
- Harold Wilson

Jah is love, or God, whichever way you might accept it.
- Dennis Brown

Throughout my political career, I've believed in the concept of home rule.
Some call it local control.
Whichever phrase you use, the concept is the same -
the best decisions are those made closest to those
who will be impacted by the decisions.
- Linda Lingle

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

If the facts don't fit the theory,
change the facts.
- Albert Einstein

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man.
Man is not a finished creation.
- Edmund Burke

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
- Wilhelm Reich

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice there is.
- Yogi Berra

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

He who loves practice without theory
is like the sailor who boards ship
without a rudder and compass
and never knows where he may cast.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I have this theory - that if we're told we're bad,
then that's the only ideal we'll ever have.
- Jewel

My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.
- Mike Myers

Morality is the theory that every human act
must be either right or wrong,
and that 99 % of them are wrong.
- H. L. Mencken

Creationists make it sound as though a "theory'
is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
- Isaac Asimov

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings
of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
- Mark Russell

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
- Niels Bohr

Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.
- Vladimir Lenin

Postman is a media analyst and his theory is that television
doesn't influence our culture,
but that it is our culture and the presidency and anything
that relies on television.
- Val Kilmer

The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly
to one single individual.
- Walt Whitman

A unified theory would put us at the doorstep of a
vast universe of things that we could finally explore with precision.
- Brian Greene

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without
experience is mere intellectual play.
- Immanuel Kant

I learnt the theory of movement, which I still teach sometimes.
I was very, very ambitious to learn a skill.
- Diane Cilento

I was a teacher for a long time.
I taught at a community college: voice,
theory, humanities.
And nowadays, music education is a dying thing.
Funding is being cut more and more and more.
- Jon Secada

I have a theory about that, if you have to say something,
if you have encourage for one second a prospective acting student -
he should not go in to acting.
- Dabney Coleman

When a torrent sweeps a man against a boulder,
you must expect him to scream, and you need not be
surprised if the scream is sometimes a theory.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The state of the world, of course, is constantly changing,
and so is theory.
- Teresa de Lauretis

You can't run a business or anything else on a theory.
- Harold S. Geneen

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence:
Abolish all private property.
- Karl Marx

To an intellectual who is adrift in politics,
a theory is an aim; to a true politician his theory is a boundary.
- Francis Parker Yockey


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