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Claude Adrien Helvetius Quotes and Sayings

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Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers,
which are always repulsed by the anvil.
- Claude Adrien Helvetius

Genius is nothing but continued attention.
- Claude Adrien Helvetius

Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it.
- Claude Adrien Helvetius

Discipline is simply the art of making the soldiers
fear their officers more than the enemy.
- Claude Adrien Helvetius

 

By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind.
Every man without passions has within him no principle of action,
nor motive to act.
- Claude Adrien Helvetius

What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!
- Terence

Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
- Aeschylus

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Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant.
- Henry David Thoreau

When my parents first arrived there,
North Dakota had just been admitted to the Union,
and the country was still wild and harsh.
- Lawrence Welk

Unfortunately this earth is not a fairy-land,
but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh.
- Martin Bormann

Well, I'm not afraid to say something if I think it's funny,
even if it's harsh or racist.
- Sarah Silverman

And woven into the fabric of this harsh existence was music.
- Lesley Garrett

Hurricane Katrina exposed the harsh reality that we
have been skating on thin ice when it comes to this
country's energy concentrations on the Gulf Coast.
- Pete Domenici

I have heard show business characterized as a refuge
for childlike persons in flight from all things harsh and real.
- Carroll O'Connor

A harsh reality of newspaper editing is that the deadlines
don't allow for the polish that you expect in books or even magazines.
- Bill Walsh

Have you noticed in your past experience that your
kind interpretations were almost always truer than you harsh one?
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature,
and more and more does he turn himself against the
harsh and fitful hand that reared him.
- H. G. Wells

New England has a harsh climate, a barren soil,
a rough and stormy coast, and yet we love it,
even with a love passing that of dwellers in more favored regions.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

One cannot escape the harsh fact that as a ministerial profession,
the priesthood has very serious problems.
They are not new.
They did not develop yesterday or last year.
- Andrew Greeley

Maine's long and cold winters may help keep our State's population low,
but our harsh climate also accounts for what is unique
and valuable about our land and our people.
- Tom Allen

The usual complaint is, 'I have no other way of earning a living.'
The harsh reply can be,
'Do you have to live?'
- Tertullian

If there is a God, then he was particularly harsh to me.
- Taylor Caldwell

It is too great comfort which turns a man against himself.
Life is most readily renounced at the time and among
the classes where it is least harsh.
- Emile Durkheim

There's a harsh reality - nothing lasts forever.
You have to be ready to grow, and grow fast.
- Pras Michel

The cold harsh reality is that we have to balance the budget.
- Michael Bloomberg

Unfortunately, little attention was paid to how Arafat ruled.
In fact, some saw the harsh and repressive nature of
Arafat's regime as actually bolstering the prospects for peace.
- Natan Sharansky

Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness -
a harsh nurse,
who roughly rocks her foster - children into strength and athletic proportion.
- William C. Bryant

Governments are not running the show anymore.
Scumbag Entrepreneurs are, and they have a harsh and ruthless agenda.
- Ralph Steadman

You may call me selfish if you will,
conservative or reactionary,
or use any other harsh adjective you see fit to apply,
but an American I was born, an American I have remained all my life.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

When the baby dies, On every side Rose stranger's voices,
hard and harsh and loud.
The baby was not wrapped in any shroud.
The mother made no sound.
Her head was bowed That men's eyes might not see Her misery.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

I understand the harsh feelings and sentiments from
my opponents and their supporters because I myself
have been defeated twice in my political life in the
past and I understand very well it is hard to accept your own failure.
- Chen Shui-bian

Don't be too harsh to these poems until they're typed.
I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty:
at least,
if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction.
- Dylan Thomas

I'm busier than a busy person.
People aren't scared to play this raucous,
harsh music over radio speakers, so I think it's the
perfect time to get in with some real serious,
heavy bands.
- Jason Newsted

The thing that you're faulted on today is not that you are too tough,
or not that you aren't careful.
It's that you might have been too soft.
People want that red meat now because you have to keep
up with the mood and the mood today is harsh.
It really is.
- Mark Russell

We both can be the most beautiful and benevolent creatures on the planet,
but then there's another side that can be as harsh
and as ugly as the darkest thing you could imagine seeing.
- Terrence Howard

I remember I read this harsh review about my show,
and one of my friends told me that this was the exact
same stuff people said about Madonna.
And it's like, she didn't care.
Madonna just came out and was herself.
I respect that a lot.
- Britney Spears

I checked out all types of tobacco trying to find one
that would be easiest to live with,
I ended up using pipe tobacco.
It burned slower, and it wasn't as harsh on my throat...
It also smelled better.
- David Strathairn

I will be as harsh as truth, and uncompromising as justice...
I am in earnest, I will not equivocate,
I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch,
and I will be heard.
- William Lloyd Garrison

Through the harsh design of fate, Florida was dealt
the unfortunate circumstances of bearing the brunt
of not one but two hurricanes,
and it appears more dark clouds are poised to visit the Sunshine State.
- Ginny B. Waite

This Government has found occasion to express,
in a friendly spirit, but with much earnestness,
to the Government of the Czar, its serious concern
because of the harsh measures now being enforced against the Hebrews in Russia.
- Benjamin Harrison

It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict,
it is the need to escape from a harsh reality.
There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts,
more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts
in this country than there are narcotics addicts.
- Shirley Chisholm

Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty
good likelihood their case -
no matter what its merit -
will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges.
- Dennis Hastert

Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice,
and they are also the most protected.
- Alan Dershowitz

Common Sense is that which judges
the things given to it by other senses.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges
are just lawyers in robes.
- Tammy Bruce

Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

The Middle East is literally going up in flames,
as is California, and Katrina's problems haven't been solved,
and Congress' response is to criticize Federal judges.
- Alcee Hastings

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign,
and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
- Alexander Pope

We do not judge great art.
It judges us.
- Caroline Gordon

Judges must be free from political intervention or intimidation.
- Stockwell Day

We are the recorders and reporters of facts -
not the judges of the behaviors we describe.
- Alfred Kinsey

We have dozens and dozens and dozens of judicial nominees
up there waiting and we have a court system that's
crying out for more judges.
- Joe Lockhart

I never speak ill of dead people or live judges.
- Edwin Edwards

God's truth judges created things out of love,
and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Men of genius are not quick judges of character.
Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial
instinct by which you and I size people up.
- Max Beerbohm

Trial.
A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record
the blameless characters of judges,
advocates and jurors.
- Ambrose Bierce

The more one judges, the less one loves.
- Honore de Balzac

The liberals are fighting so hard whenever President
Bush appoints any federal judges.
- Steve Chabot

If the Court were to extend its reach to the base,
judges could begin managing conditions of confinement,
interrogation methods, and the use of information.
- John Yoo

The politics of judges is getting to be red hot.
- Lindsey Graham

The world at large does not judge us by who we are and what we know;
it judges us by what we have.
- Joyce Brothers

Judges need to restrict themselves to the proper resolution of the case before them.
They need to avoid the temptation to set broad policy.
- Mike DeWine

Now that judges embrace forcibly starving someone to death,
Congress should use its appropriation power to starve the judicial budget.
- Phyllis Schlafly

No matter how badly senators want to know things,
judicial nominees are limited in what they may discuss.
That limitation is real, and it comes from the very
nature of what judges do.
- Orrin Hatch

Nevada's one of the most conservative states in the Union,
but you can do what you want in Vegas and nobody judges you.
- Drew Carey

We may have lured judges into roaming at large in the constitutional field.
- Warren E. Burger

Judges ought to be more leaned than witty,
more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident.
Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
- Francis Bacon

It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand,
for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
- Michelangelo

So we need the same strategy, we need young,
aggressive judges to be appointed, and that's what the President has done,
but getting them through is the challenge.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

Judges should interpret the law, not make it.
- Lamar S. Smith

But one way or another, judges perform a very vital function in our society.
They have a risky job and they are entitled to security.
- Arlen Spector


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