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John Desmond Bernal Quotes and Sayings

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There are two futures, the future of desire and the future of fate,
and man's reason has never learned to separate them.
- John Desmond Bernal

It is characteristic of science that the full explanations
are often seized in their essence by the percipient
scientist long in advance of any possible proof.
- John Desmond Bernal

The present aristocracy of western culture,
at the moment when it most clearly dominates the world,
is being imitated rapidly and successfully in every eastern country.
- John Desmond Bernal

Anticipation of movement, through muscular innervation and memory,
by its retention of nerve impulse images,
extend the present to the limit of a second or so.
- John Desmond Bernal

 

The relevance of Marxism to science is that it removes
it from its imagined position of complete detachment and shows it as a part,
but a critically important part, of economy and social development.
- John Desmond Bernal

Religious suffering is at once the expression of real
suffering and a protest against real suffering.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature,
the sentiment of the heartless world,
as it is the soul of soulless condition.
It is the opium of the people.
- John Desmond Bernal

The human mind evolved always in the company of the human body,
and of the animal body before it was human.
The intricate connections of mind and body must exceed our imagination,
as from our point of view we are peculiarly prevented from observing them.
- John Desmond Bernal

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As experimentation becomes more complex,
the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements
from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory
tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ
in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers.
- John Desmond Bernal

Scientific corporations might well become almost independent
states and be enabled to undertake their largest experiments
without consulting the outside world -
a world which would be less and less able to judge
what the experiments were about.
- John Desmond Bernal

It is pretty clear that they are ineffective in stopping
the course of thought at present,
but they have not always been so in the past and we
cannot be sure that they will not be so in the future.
- John Desmond Bernal

We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed
research employing hundreds of workers for many years,
and this cannot be done without risking the loss of
independence and originality.
This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways.
- John Desmond Bernal

The problem is essentially that of communications to an army in action.
After a rapid advance communications become disorganized,
and there is a temporary halting until they are again in working order.
- John Desmond Bernal

Naturalism aimed at giving the primitive wishes full
play but failed because these wishes are too primitive,
too infantile, too inconsistent with themselves to
be satisfied even by the greatest license.
- John Desmond Bernal

The psychology of a complex mind must differ almost
as much from that of a simple,
mechanized mind as its psychology would from ours;
because something that must underlie and perhaps be
even greater than sex is involved.
- John Desmond Bernal

Political and social events must also be effective,
but not in a very obvious fashion.
But political confusion and prolonged peace undoubtedly
affect creative thought but whether they respectively
hinder or help it is not at all certain.
- John Desmond Bernal

Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence,
but at the present time it looks as if humanity were
within sight of their satisfaction.
Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream,
awaits the arrival of permanent peace.
- John Desmond Bernal

As the scene of life would be more the cold emptiness of space than the warm,
dense atmosphere of planets, the advantage of containing
no organic material at all,
so as to be independent of both these conditions,
would be increasingly felt.
- John Desmond Bernal

The recognition of the art that informs all pure science
need not mean the abandonment for it of all present art,
rather it will mean the completion of the transformation
of art that has already begun.
- John Desmond Bernal

A part of sexuality may go to research,
and a much larger part must lead to aesthetic creation.
The art of the future will, because of the very opportunities
and materials it will have at its command,
need an infinitely stronger formative impulse than it does now.
- John Desmond Bernal

Marxists have some way of analyzing the development
of affairs which enables them to judge far in advance
of scientific thinkers what the trend of social and
economic development is to be.
- John Desmond Bernal

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher PHOTO

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy PHOTO

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller PHOTO

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

Pride comes in two flavors -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
- Audrey Hepburn

To live a satisfying life requires two steps...
1. Plan your life goals.
2. Act on your plan - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

Life change comes about in two complementary ways -
the "aha" moment, which occurs in a flash of insight;
and the conscious redesigning of habitual behaviors,
which is a lifelong project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Understanding is a two-way street.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment
and the other by acts of love. Power based on love
is a thousand times more effective and permanent
then the one derived from fear of punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
- Mencius

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons
to promote the good and happiness of one another.
- Eustace Budgell

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

There are two kinds of people,
those who do the work,
and those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group;
there is less competition there.
- Indira Gandhi

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

The mind exists in time, in fact the mind is time;
it exists in the past and the future.
And remember, time consists of only two tenses,
the past and the future.
The present is not part of time,
the present is part of eternity.
- Osho

Praying is important when you wake up
at two o'clock in the morning
feeling sick from eating something dumb the day before.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Falling in love and having a relationship
are two different things.
- Keanu Reeves

The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of
you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns,
then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
- Bill Cosby

Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
- Benjamin Franklin

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational
act that two people in love can commit.
- Bill Cosby

A Great Relationship is the Dance of Two Great Lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We were given:
Two hands to hold.
Two legs to walk.
Two eyes to see.
Two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other was given to someone else.
For us to find.
- Anonymous

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]


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