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Arthur Keith Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am a rank individualist.
- Arthur Keith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)


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