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Chauncey Wright Quotes and Sayings

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The questions of philosophy proper are human desires
and fears and aspirations -
human emotions -
taking an intellectual form.
- Chauncey Wright

We receive the truths of science by compulsion.
Nothing but ignorance is able to resist them.
- Chauncey Wright

And we owe science to the combined energies of individual men of genius,
rather than to any tendency to progress inherent in civilization.
- Chauncey Wright

Let one persuade many, and he becomes confirmed and convinced,
and cares for no better evidence.
- Chauncey Wright

 

The accidental causes of science are only accidents
relatively to the intelligence of a man.
- Chauncey Wright

Such evidence is not the only kind which produces belief;
though positivism maintains that it is the only kind
which ought to produce so high a degree of confidence
as all minds have or can be made to have through their agreements.
- Chauncey Wright

If they are, then the only ultimate truths are the
particulars of concrete experience,
and no postulate or general assumption is inherent
in science until its proceedings become systematic,
or the truths already reached give direction to further research.
- Chauncey Wright

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All observers not laboring under hallucinations of the senses are agreed,
or can be made to agree, about facts of sensible experience,
through evidence toward which the intellect is merely passive,
and over which the individual will and character have no control.
- Chauncey Wright

Natural Selection never made it come to pass,
as a habit of nature, that an unsupported stone should
move downwards rather than upwards.
It applies to no part of inorganic nature,
and is very limited even in the phenomena of organic life.
- Chauncey Wright

The pains of disconcerted or frustrated habits,
and the inherent pleasure there is in following them,
are motives which nature has put into our wills without
generally caring to inform us why;
and she sometimes decrees,
indeed, that her reasons shall not be ours.
- Chauncey Wright

By what criterion...
can we distinguish among the numberless effects,
that are also causes, and among the causes that may,
for aught we can know, be also effects,
- how can we distinguish which are the means and which are the ends?
- Chauncey Wright

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach PHOTO

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We Gain All Genuine Insight From Questions and Experiments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no right answers to wrong questions.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

Don't ask questions about fairy tales.
- Yiddish Proverb

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Questions are a microscope peering into the depths of the soul.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every day is the perfect day to ask yourself
questions about your life goals,
and how you plan to address those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Decide questions without regard for tradition -
one way or the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

Love is the total absence of fear.
Love asks no questions.
Its natural state is one of extension and expansion,
not comparison and measurement.
- Gerald Jampolsky

There are only four questions of value in life...
What is sacred?
Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for,
and what is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same: only love.
- Johnny Depp as Don Juan in the movie Don Juan De Marco

The Answers of Spirit are far more powerful
than the Questions of our small minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I question my questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Affirmation:
I question my questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is the answer to all questions about relationship.
When two people sing their lives in harmony,
their lives are grand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

So long as you have food in your mouth,
you have solved all questions for the time being.
- Franz Kafka

We make sacred pact. I promise teach
karate to you, you promise learn.
I say, you do, no questions.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Is it bigger than breadbox?
- the early television show Twenty Questions

Animals are such agreeable friends -
they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot

Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.
- Edgar Cayce

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of
questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just
in time to ask questions?
- Scott Adams

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Education is not the answer to the question.
Education is the means to the answer to all questions.
- William Allin

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
- Joey Adams

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
- Janis Joplin

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand
is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
- Galileo Galilei

If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.
- Susanne Langer

Socialism is good when it comes to wages,
but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions
in life that are more private and painful,
for which I must seek answers elsewhere.
- Karel Capek

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers,
he is one who asks the right questions.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

Although there was a screenplay, the actors never knew
what questions I was going to ask them,
and all of my character's voice-over narration and
scenes were added after the fact.
- Griffin Dunne

Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions,
comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.
- Freeman Thomas

War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously.
- Andre Malraux

I also believe that the Supreme Court should be the
final arbiter of all federal questions.
- Judy Biggert

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
- Zora Neale Hurston

Journalists are accused of being lapdogs when they
don't ask the hard questions,
but then accused of being rude when they do.
Good thing we have tough hides.
- Gwen Ifill

Some people, you have to grit your teeth in order to
stay in the same room as them,
but you get on and ask the questions you assume most
of the people watching want to ask.
- Morley Safer

You guys ask really long questions.
In the U.S., they just want to know who you're sleeping with.
- Susan Sarandon

I can't deal with the press; I hate all those Beatles questions.
- Paul McCartney

It's very hard for a man to ask questions about sex.
The smart ones do.
- Betty Dodson

I do know dumb-ass questions when I see dumb-ass questions.
- Orrin Hatch

We do not yet have the solutions to these questions,
but the awareness that we live in an endangered world
is present in more and more life situations.
- Ulrich Beck

An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five-year-old.
- Carl Van Vechten

Beware the man who doesn't ask you any questions about
yourself on your first date.
- Merrill Markoe

I adore people who ask questions and who cause others
to share in their search.
- Anne Parillaud

You never have to know all the answers because you
won't be asked all the questions.
- Herbert Prochnow

I always ask two questions: How many countries have
military bases in the United States? And in how many
countries does the United States not have military bases?
- Jose Saramago

I'm different, and my manner invites questions.
I'm never afraid to answer.
- Marlee Matlin

When people ask me silly questions about my private life,
I just say, I don't discuss that.
- Imogen Cunningham

Sometimes we have to actually say, I think you're really funny,
but none of your jokes are going to make it on the air.
So just answer my questions.
Seriously.
- Rob Corddry

Group personification obscures, rather than illuminates,
important political questions.
- Tom G. Palmer

I was asking Charlie the most important questions,
and you heard the answers.
- Edgar Bergen

I object to a legal approach when settling questions
of science or scientific behavior.
- Serge Lang


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