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Hypatia Quotes and Sayings

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All formal dogmatic religions are fallacious and must
never be accepted by self-respecting persons as final.
- Hypatia

Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly
is better than not to think at all.
- Hypatia

Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths,
and miracles as poetic fantasies.
To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing.
The child mind accepts and believes them,
and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can
he be in after years relieved of them.
- Hypatia

In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as
quickly as for a living truth -
often more so,
since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it,
but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.
- Hypatia

 

Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the
more truth we can comprehend.
To understand the things that are at our door is the
best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.
- Hypatia

The most important outcome of education
is to help students become independent of formal education.
- Paul E. Gray

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- Albert Einstein

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Formal education will make you a living;
self-education will make you a fortune.
- Jim Rohn

I don't like formal gardens.
I like wild nature.
It's just the wilderness instinct in me,
I guess.
- Walt Disney

The instant formal government is abolished,
society begins to act.
A general association takes place, and common interest
produces common security.
- Thomas Paine

In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat,
but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the
first step in progress toward a victory.
- Alfred North Whitehead

I started formal piano training when I was 4.
From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons
of every sort and description,
and painting lessons.
I had German.
And shorthand.
- Twyla Tharp

I have no formal culinary training, right.
- Thomas Keller

Teaching to unsuspecting youngsters the effective use
of formal methods is one of the joys of life because
it is so extremely rewarding.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe
that great literature is very close to life,
but exactly the opposite is true.
Life is amorphous, literature is formal.
- Francoise Sagan

But picketing - picketing for or against something,
and handing out literature - these are conspicuously formal actions.
They have to be understood as indirect communication.
- Tony Conrad

While formal schooling is an important advantage,
it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.
- Ray Kroc

I'd make a terrible practitioner of any religion in any formal setting.
- David Knopfler

So I used formal techniques to make the film more perceptive emotionally.
- Alain Resnais

Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry
are all categories of man's expression which are valid
only if the endorsement of formal content is valid.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

The formal education that I received made little sense to me.
- Twyla Tharp

When you read and understand a poem,
comprehending its rich and formal meanings,
then you master chaos a little.
- Stephen Spender

As actors, we went where we wanted to,
and the camera followed us: it was like having another person in the room.
There was no formal structure to the process.
It was very liberating.
- Emily Watson

That poetry survived in its formal agencies finally,
and that prose survived to get something said.
- Robert Creeley

Due to financial reasons, I dropped out of school after
eight years of formal schooling.
- Philip Emeagwali

Jim, I'm not aware of any formal requests from the
Senate Judiciary Committee for these kinds of documents.
- Alberto Gonzales

I've never been a big believer in formal education.
- Megan Fox

In my own recent String Trio I attempt to superimpose
two quite different sets of formal strategies,
both of which, ultimately, refer back to historical precedent.
- Brian Ferneyhough

I'm not religious in any formal sense,
not in any God sense.
- Al Purdy

Fred Astaire was a more formal, trained dancer who
loved waltzing and only danced with the girls.
- Leslie Caron

The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity
of a Japanese imperial funeral.
- Simon Hoggart

Although my art work was heavily informed by my design
work on a formal and visual level,
as regards meaning and content the two practices parted ways.
- Barbara Kruger

I have a Bachelor of Arts in English,
which means I had a lot of formal training in reading.
- Kate DiCamillo

My knowledge of science came from being with Carl,
not from formal academic training.
Carl gave me a thrilling tutorial in science and math
that lasted the 20 years we were together.
- Ann Druyan

But I'll try to immerse myself in as many of the formal
characteristics of site as possible in the landscape.
- Richard Serra

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

I submit to you, Mr. President of Congress, my formal
resignation as president of the republic.
- Alberto Fujimori

I believe that all poetry is formal in that it exists within limits,
limits that are either inherited by tradition or limits
that language itself imposes.
- Mark Strand

The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed
by the same rules of formal confrontation.
- Angela Carter

I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child,
travel formed me as much as my formal education.
- David Rockefeller

I think there is a way to be formal and elegant and classy,
but more modern.
Brad Pitt has been changing it, and Will Smith has
been doing it in his own way.
- Steven Cojocaru

Every company has two organizational structures:
The formal one is written on the charts;
the other is the everyday relationship of the men and
women in the organization.
- Harold S. Geneen

My operas and my theatre works are very formal pieces.
- Harrison Birtwistle

You're under pressure when you produce facts.
You're working with facts in journalism,
but you're under all kinds of formal constraints;
there are expectations.
- Denis Johnson

I graduated from the University of Michigan with a
BA in Communications and left formal education behind.
- Sarah Zettel

Or he can work it out as a metrical and formal exercise,
but he will be disappointed in its content.
The New Year's prospect fairly chills his daunting breast.
- John C. Ransom

After great pain, a formal feeling comes.
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
- Emily Dickinson

I am convinced that we as a body must conduct a formal
and legitimate debate about election irregularities.
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones

I have no qualifications to do anything else and there
weren't any formal application forms you had to fill in for stand-up,
so I thought I'd give that a twist.
- Dylan Moran

Marlon was more of a formal zoo director type.
- Jim Fowler

Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity,
and formal education positively fortifies it.
- Stephen Vizinczey

America fell in love with the innocence of a kid who just was honest,
saying, I did the best I could, and I had no formal training.
- Paula Abdul

People aren't used to thinking of cultural forms spreading
out across the full range of formal interactions -
or what is called the "text" in literary terms.
- Tony Conrad

At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death
should always be seated closest to the bathroom.
- George Carlin

Geez, I just played cricket because I loved the game.
I never thought about it much, never really had any formal coaching.
- Steve Waugh

My father had very little formal education.
- Daniel Berrigan

The oak has long been an enduring and mighty tree.
It is truly a part of our national heritage and it
merits the formal distinction of America's National Tree.
- Bob Goodlatte

We cannot forget that our flag received its first foreign
salute from a Dutch officer,
nor that the Province of Friesland gave to our independence
its first formal recognition.
- Seth Low

Over the next two years UNICEF will focus on improving
access to and the quality of education to provide children
who have dropped out of school or who work during school
hours the opportunity to gain a formal education!
- Roger Moore

My mother, who was professional schoolteacher,
was particularly concerned about our formal education
and even went so far as to start a private school together
with some other parents so that our intellectual needs would be met.
- Robert B. Laughlin

We want a vernacular in art.
No mere verbal or formal agreement, or dead level of
uniformity but that comprehensive and harmonizing unity
with individual variety which can be developed among
people politically and socially free.
- Walter Crane

I am said to be difficult of acquaintance,
unwilling to meet any one half way, and showing a social manner which is easy,
not diffident, but formal and unresponsive,
tending constantly to hold people off.
- Albert J. Nock

I have enormous respect for Tom Daschle.
The NRA has not yet taken a formal position on which
I'm aware of on this matter,
and I think Tom may be just getting a little ahead of things.
- John Dingell

The mathematician, carried along on his flood of symbols,
dealing apparently with purely formal truths,
may still reach results of endless importance for our
description of the physical universe.
- Karl Pearson

Literature that keeps employing new linguistic and
formal modes of expression to draft a panorama of society
as a whole while at the same time exposing it,
tearing the masks from its face - for me that would
be deserving of an award.
- Elfriede Jelinek

The thinking was that so long as the British kept our
basic documents in their hands and so long as they
kept the formal right to change them,
changes in our system would be careful and deliberate.
- Stockwell Day

I am going to get political on you.
Because I am the most shallow person in the world,
my mission is to see men's formal wear change a little bit.
It is too rigid!
Everybody looks like a penguin!
- Steven Cojocaru

Without any formal orders to retreat,
what was left of the several organizations yielded
to a general impulse to abandon the field.
Officers and men became controlled by the one thought
of getting as far as possible from the enemy.
- Henry Villard

The Princess's so-called 'time and space speech' at
the end of '93 about a year after the formal separation,
looking back on it it's called her retirement from
public life but we've seen in fact it's nothing of the kind.
- Anthony Holden

We're not a vocational school.
If someone wants to get a high-paying job,
I would hope that there are easier ways to do it than
working through a formal computer science curriculum.
- Philip Greenspun

The well-known fact that the form of a specific substance,
e.g.
water, and hence its properties can alter without a
change in composition was disposed of by the formal view that a physical,
not a chemical, process was involved.
- Wilhelm Ostwald


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