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Charles Scott Sherrington Quotes and Sayings

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Existence of an excited state is not a prerequisite
for the production of inhibition;
inhibition can exist apart from excitation no less than,
when called forth against an excitation already in progress,
it can suppress or moderate it.
- Charles Scott Sherrington

Further study of central nervous action,
however, finds central inhibition too extensive and
ubiquitous to make it likely that it is confined solely
to the taxis of antagonistic muscles.
- Charles Scott Sherrington

In some units it may suppress the motor discharge altogether,
in some it may merely slow the motor discharge thus
lessening the wave frequency of the contraction and so the tension.
- Charles Scott Sherrington

That a strong stimulus to such an afferent nerve,
exciting most or all of its fibres, should in regard
to a given muscle develop inhibition and excitation
concurrently is not surprising.
- Charles Scott Sherrington

 

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale PHOTO

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

From wonder into wonder existence opens.
- Lao Tzu

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Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock character in Star Trek

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

The only way to deal with an unfree world
is to become so absolutely free
that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

Existence needs you.
Without you, something will be missing
in existence and nobody can replace it.
Thats what gives you dignity,
that the whole existence will miss you.
- Osho

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
- The Buddha

The things that have acquired unity are these:
Heaven by unity has become clear;
Earth by unity has become steady;
The Spirit by unity has become spiritual;
The Valley by unity has become full;
All things by unity have come into existence.
- Lao Tzu

The sacred altar of all existence
is where we meet our ancestors
and our descendants yet unborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.
To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.
To me, Life is a miracle.
Everything that happens is a miracle.
There is no reason for me to exist as I do -
no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature.
Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence
are all so improbable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho

When you cry and weep,
when you are miserable,
you are alone.
When you celebrate,
the whole existence participates with you.
Only in celebration
do we meet the ultimate, the eternal.
Only in celebration
do we go beyond the circle of birth and death.
- Osho

We are all born for love.
It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Fate is nothing but the deeds committed
in a prior state of existence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Question with boldness even the existence of a God;
because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason,
than that of blind-folded fear.
- Thomas Jefferson

I believe in the compelling power of love.
I do not understand it.
I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.
- Theodore Dreiser

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy,
but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken

If I had no family, my wife and I would lead a much
more romantic and nomadic existence.
- David McCallum

The highest education is that which
does not merely give us information
but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one.
Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
- The Buddha

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence,
but we cling desperately to our chains.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

It is by no means an irrational fancy that,
in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence,
as a dream.
- Edgar Allan Poe

That is the exploration that awaits you!
Not mapping stars and studying nebula,
but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.
- Leonard Nimoy

The human psyche shows that each individual is an extension of all of existence.
- Stanislav Grof

Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly
to destroy the reason for its existence.
- James Bryce

Happiness is the only sanction of life;
where happiness fails,
existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
- George Santayana

We must guarantee the quality of the existence of the
men and women of tomorrow.
- Marc Forne Molne

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence,
democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued -
they may be essential to survival.
- Noam Chomsky

Married life is an existence with bars around it.
- Al Goldstein

When you use words, you're able to keep your mind alive.
Writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.
- Gao Xingjian

Research challenges the materialistic understanding of death,
according to which biological death represents the
final end of existence and of all conscious activity.
- Stanislav Grof

I believe any question that man can ask has a reasonable
answer-at least an answer that is as consistent with
God's existence as it is in opposition to God's existence.
- John Clayton

There is a serious, immediate and extraordinarily grave
threat to the continued existence of this country.
- James Forrestal

First, Darwinian theory tells us how a certain amount
of diversity in life forms can develop once we have
various types of complex living organisms already in existence.
- Phillip E. Johnson

There are moments of existence when time and space are more profound,
and the awareness of existence is immensely heightened.
- Charles Baudelaire

A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking
a question he cannot answer,
and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Whatever is referred to must exist.
Let us call this the axiom of existence.
- John Searle

What is the value of your existence?
- Stephen Evans

The purpose of this study is to offer a logical,
practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God
from a purely scientific perspective.
- John Clayton

For the word is dialectical in itself and at the same
time is integrated into the whole of existence.
By this I mean that the word is intended to be lived.
- Jacques Ellul

The fabric of existence weaves itself whole.
- Charles Ives

Forget about being world famous, it's hard enough just
getting the automatic doors at the supermarket to acknowledge our existence.
- Doug Coupland

If you want a bourgeois existence, you shouldn't be an actor.
You're in the wrong profession.
- Uta Hagen

The reason why China suffers bitterly from endless
wars is because of the existence of feudal lords and kings.
- Qin Shi Huangdi

In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man,
depends on the opinion of his fellow men.
He is constantly acting a studied part.
- Jeremy Collier

We are part of a country that outshines those that
have gone before us and most of those in existence today.
- Stephen Ambrose

Just as everybody has the vote including women,
I think children should, because as a child is conscious
of itself then it has to me an existence and has a stake in what happens.
- Gertrude Stein

There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation
of human existence as a song unfinished.
Or an old address book.
- Carson McCullers

Every great discovery I ever made, I gambled that the truth was there,
and then I acted in faith until I could prove its existence.
- Arthur H. Compton

No person who denies the existence of a supreme being
shall hold any office under this Constitution.
- Michael Newdow

What this country needs what every country needs occasionally
is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism
on which its existence as a nation depends.
- Ambrose Bierce

In my plays I want to look at life -
at the commonplace of existence-as if we had just turned
a corner and run into it for the first time.
- Christopher Fry

She made the decision that her existence had lost its meaning.
And you cannot judge that.
- Jack Kevorkian

Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate,
as far as possible, the need for its own existence.
- Ronald Reagan

I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is,
or should be, an existence of yours beyond you.
- Emily Bronte

There are so many things a large intelligence espionage
organization can do to justify its existence,
that people can get promotions for, because it could result in results.
- Aldrich Ames

I couldn't care less about fashion.
If I had taken any clothes home, they would have remained
in my closet for the rest of their existence.
- Meryl Streep

I know that I have lived because I have felt,
and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence,
I know likewise that I shall exist no more when I shall have ceased to feel.
- Giacomo Casanova

Death is not extinction.
Neither the soul nor the body is extinguished or put out of existence.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge

To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom,
power, and all perfections, is to assert that there
is no supreme Being in existence.
- Adam Clarke

There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe
in the existence of the soul,
or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
- Allan Bloom


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