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Asa Gray Quotes and Sayings

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Indeed upon much that may have to say,
I expect rather the charitable judgment than the full
assent of those whose approbation I could most wish to win.
- Asa Gray

In short, the animal and vegetable lines,
diverging widely above, join below in a loop.
- Asa Gray

I am sufficiently convinced already that the members
of a profession know their own calling better than anyone else can know it.
- Asa Gray

It remains to consider what attitude thoughtful men
and Christian believers should take respecting them,
and how they stand related to beliefs of another order.
- Asa Gray

 

But it was soon ascertained that this quaternary matter
of the animal body was chemically the same in the plant,
was elaborated there, and only appropriated by the animal.
- Asa Gray

I know some people who never have any difficulties to speak of.
The moment I understood your premisses,
I felt sure you had a real foundation to hold on.
- Asa Gray

Why is it not just as likely that there were as many
small general nearly at first as now,
and as great a disproportion in the number of their species?
- Asa Gray

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This substance, which is manifold in its forms and
protean in its transformations,
has, in its state of living matter, one physiological
name which has become familiar,
that of protoplasm.
- Asa Gray

I take it for granted that you do not wish to hear
an echo from the pulpit nor from the theological class-room.
- Asa Gray

It was implicitly supposed that every living thing
was distinctively plant or animal;
that there were real and profound differences between the two,
if only they could be seized.
- Asa Gray

The former conviction that these two kingdoms were
wholly different in structure,
in function, and in kind of life, was not seriously
disturbed by the difficulties which the naturalist
encountered when he undertook to define them.
- Asa Gray

I accept extinction as best explaining disjoined species.
I see that the same cause must have reduced many species of great range to small,
and that it may have reduced large genera to so small,
and of families.
- Asa Gray

The best opinion now is, that there are multitudinous
forms which are not sufficiently differentiated to
be distinctively either plant or animal,
while, as respects ordinary plants and animals,
the difficulty of laying down a definition has become
far greater than ever before.
- Asa Gray

I proceed with the proper subject of this discourse;
namely,
the further changes in scientific belief,
which have occurred within my own recollection,
even since the time when I first aspired to authorship,
now forty- five years ago.
- Asa Gray

Is it philosophical, is it quite allowable,
to assume without evidence from fossil plants that
the family or any of the genera was once larger and
wide spread? and occupied a continuous area?
- Asa Gray

We have spoken of beings so low in the scale that the
individuals throughout their whole existence are not
sufficiently specialized to be distinctively plant or animal:
yet these are definite life in simpler shape.
- Asa Gray

Many years ago it was taught that plants and animals
were composed of different materials:
plants,
of a chemical substance of three elements,-
carbon,
hydrogen, and oxygen; animals of one of four elements,
nitrogen being added to the other three.
- Asa Gray

We may take it to be the accepted idea that the Mosaic
books were not handed down to us for our instruction in scientific knowledge,
and that it is our duty to ground our scientific beliefs
upon observation and inference,
unmixed with considerations of a different order.
- Asa Gray

Your candor is worth everything to your cause.
It is refreshing to find a person with a new theory
who frankly confesses that he finds difficulties,
insurmountable, at least for the present.
- Asa Gray

There is a class, moreover, by whom all these scientific theories,
and more are held as ascertained facts,
and as the basis of philosophical inferences which
strike at the root of theistic beliefs.
- Asa Gray

It was always understood that plants and animals,
though completely contrasted in their higher representatives,
approached each other very closely in their lower and simpler forms.
But they were believed not to blend.
- Asa Gray

Next it was found that it was physiologically and structurally the same in the plant,
that it was the living part of the plant,
that which manifested the life and did the work in
vegetable as well as in animal organisms.
- Asa Gray

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

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

We must, indeed, all hang together or,
most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate and markets
and roadways and others, I do control myself
and my response to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness
of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
- Albert Einstein

A friend in need is a friend indeed.
- Latin Proverb

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

Love interrupts, if you like,
the consequences of your actions,
which in my case is very good news indeed,
because I've done a lot of stupid stuff.
- Bono

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- 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

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

God Almighty first planted a garden.
And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
- Francis Bacon

Let children walk with Nature,
let them see the beautiful blendings
and communions of death and life,
their joyous inseparable unity,
as taught in woods and meadows,
plains and mountains and streams
of our blessed star,
and they will learn that death
is stingless indeed,
and as beautiful as life.
- John Muir

Lovers may be and indeed generally are enemies,
but they never can be friends, because there must always
be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
- George Byron

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him.
Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
- Harold MacMillan

The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism
and become a fearless is mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly -
indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
- Arianna Huffington

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

Mr. Attlee is a very modest man.
Indeed he has a lot to be modest about.
- Winston Churchill

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to
enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you
to the threshold of your mind.
- Khalil Gibran

Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell,
but not the contrary of what they see.
It is above them and not contrary to them.
- Blaise Pascal

If people are good only because they
fear punishment, and hope for reward,
then we are a sorry lot indeed.
- Albert Einstein

My own ideals for the university are those of a genuine
democracy and serious scholarship.
These two, indeed, seem to go together.
- Woodrow Wilson

Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
- Edward Young

Unless their use by readers bring them to life,
books are indeed dead things.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

Without a notion of the transcendental,
human beings would, indeed, be animals;
however,
only fools can be convinced of it, and only degenerates need such a conviction.
- Franz Grillparzer

It is a rare piece of legislation indeed where there
is so much agreement about the goals.
- Mike Pence

They weren't immigrating to some existing society;
indeed,
they often did whatever they could do to destroy whatever
existed here in the way of Indian society.
- Samuel P. Huntington

There are too many souls of wood not to love those
wooden characters who do indeed have a soul.
- Jean Cocteau

The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to
insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

What is it indeed that gives us the feeling of elegance in a solution,
in a demonstration?
- Henri Poincare

Novels for me are how I find out what's going on in my own head.
And so that's a really useful and indeed critical thing
to do when you do as many of these other things as I do.
- Cory Doctorow

Indeed, the creators of the euro envisioned it as an
instrument to promote political union.
- Gerhard Schroder

Generality is, indeed, an indispensable ingredient of reality;
for mere individual existence or actuality without
any regularity whatever is a nullity.
Chaos is pure nothing.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

I believe that my own Christian faith does indeed make universal claims.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Indeed it can be argued that to make a powerful film
you must care about the subject,
therefore powerful films tend to be both political and partisan in nature.
- Ben Edwards

Inhabit ourselves that we may indeed do what we want to do.
- Mary Richards

A person who can bring the spirit of laughter into
a room is indeed blessed.
- Bennett Cerf

The main reason why we look constantly to the Gita is that,
whenever we need help, we may get it from the Gita.
And, indeed, we always do get it.
- Vinoba Bhave

I live a very dull life here...
indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
- Martha Washington

I also take it as granted that every created thing,
and consequently the created monad also,
is subject to change, and indeed that this change is continual in each one.
- Gottfried Leibniz

Well, a friend in need is a friend indeed.
- Edgar Bergen

The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn,
been made the prey of ambition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment,
every virtue, and every prudent act,
is founded on compromise and barter.
- Edmund Burke

We try very quickly to show that we are not at war with the Iraqi people.
We're trying to deal with the people who are indeed
themselves at war with the Iraqi people.
- Paul Bremer

It's all a sham: I have seen, and I know firsthand,
indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has
sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth.
- David Brock

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.
- William Bennett

To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic,
but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind.
- Fanny Burney

Job plunges into a series of demands on and accusations
of God which may be and indeed are epigrams of high intelligence,
but are not noticeably patient.
- Charles Williams


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