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John Templeton Quotes and Sayings

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The correct description is that we try every day to
become more humble when we talk about divinity,
we try to realize how little we know and how open minded we should be.
- John Templeton

The idea that an individual can find God is terribly self-centered.
It is like a wave thinking it can find the sea.
- John Templeton

It's self-centered to think that human beings,
as limited as we are, can describe divinity.
- John Templeton

If you are not egotistical, you will welcome the opportunity to learn more.
- John Templeton

 

Three of my children are medical doctors,
they know at least a hundred times as much about your
body as my grandfather knew,
but they don't know much more about soul than he did.
- John Templeton

Anybody who had come up with a new concept would have
been under suspicion for being out of step with the
tradition or out of step with the teachings of the church.
- John Templeton

I'm really convinced that our descendants a century
or two from now will look back at us with the same
pity that we have toward the people in the field of
science two centuries ago.
- John Templeton

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I believe all religions are becoming obsolete,
clinging to ancient concepts.
- John Templeton

I focus on spiritual wealth now, and I'm busier,
more enthusiastic, and more joyful than I have ever been.
- John Templeton

Work at being a humble person.
- John Templeton

The question is not is there a God, but is there anything
else except God? God is everyone and each of us is a little bit.
- John Templeton

If we become increasingly humble about how little we know,
we may be more eager to search.
- John Templeton

I wouldn't call it radical; I would call it enthusiasm for progress.
- John Templeton

I thought, I'm only going to be on this planet once,
and only for a short time.
What can I do with my life that will lead to permanent benefits?
- John Templeton

A doctor today would never prescribe the treatments
my grandfather used in the Confederate Army,
but a minister says pretty much the same thing today
that a minister would have said back then.
- John Templeton

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent,
of forms assembled in the light.
- Le Corbusier

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

You just went right in and just recorded songs and listened them,
and if there were any mistakes, then we would correct them and just went on...
one take or two take.
- Dennis Brown

Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing
our parents' shortcomings.
- Laurence J. Peter

In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be
correct in what they affirm,
and wrong in what they deny.
- John Stuart Mill

I think I have something tonight that's not quite correct for evening wear.
Blue suede shoes.
- Elvis Presley

If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England
with the fire of the Elizabethans,
the correct taste of the Georgians, and the refinement
and pure ideals of the Victorians.
- H. P. Lovecraft

My forehead is sometimes too high, but bangs could correct this.
- Marie Windsor

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure,
but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions
so that they are most favorable to you.
- William Frederick Book

Behavior which appears superficially correct but is
intrinsically corrupt always irritates those who see below the surface.
- James Bryant Conant

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the
human condition there is no shame in being wrong,
only in failing to correct our mistakes.
- George Soros

Being Politically Correct means always having to say you're sorry.
- Charles Osgood

It is always open season on Christian and on white
folks because they are the group you can kick and you can get away with it.
It is politically correct.
- Jack Kingston

It is correct that I overlooked the contamination of the party,
not just now but also in the past.
- Bela Kun

Sincerity and the correct use of the voice are the
greatest things in the art of acting.
- Alla Nazimova

In so far as such a theory is empirically correct it
will also tell us what empirical facts it should be
possible to observe in a given set of circumstances.
- Talcott Parsons

You check to see the facts are correct where business
is concerned but if I read everything that was written about me,
I'd end up feeling totally insecure about myself.
- Elle Macpherson

Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct
or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.
- Thomas Malthus

Democracy opens new vistas and opportunities.
We should use the opportunities it offers to correct
past mistakes not to blunder anew.
- Ibrahim Babangida

And you can't make a mistake when you are reading the Torah,
so you have men standing around who will correct you
if you are reading it incorrectly.
- Jami Gertz

Trust cannot be commanded; and yet it is also correct
that the only one who earns trust is the one who is prepared to grant trust.
- Gustav Heinemann

There's a new science out called orthomolecular medicine.
You correct the chemical imbalance with amino acids
and vitamins and minerals that are naturally in the body.
- Margot Kidder

I think J.D.
Salinger is correct in granting no interviews,
and in making no speeches.
- Patricia Highsmith

I saw Islam as the correct way to live,
and I chose to try to live that way.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

All correct reasoning is a grand system of tautologies,
but only God can make direct use of that fact.
- Herbert Simon

I was a militant smoker, and in my case,
I think I particularly used smoking because what I
felt was a kind of politically correct big brother assault on smoking.
- Joe Eszterhas

Jim mentioned I was an ALEC member, and that's correct.
- Don Nickles

If you're going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire,
you can't be politically correct when you do that.
- John Cusack

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
- Orlando A. Battista

Why cannot we correct the baneful passions,
without weakening the good?
- Zebulon Pike

Now they're getting so politically correct you can't
even stick your tongue out at somebody.
- Richard Petty

If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice.
And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune,
will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes.
- Jacques-Louis David

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes,
smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
- John C. Maxwell

Historically, I believe I was correct in refusing to answer their questions.
- Pete Seeger

True freedom is where an individual's thoughts and
actions are in alignment with that which is true,
correct, and of honor - no matter the personal price.
- Bryant H. McGill

A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I believe that Gandhi was correct.
Non-violent civil disobedience is the only way to bring
about change that allows people to enjoy the change
and not get killed in the process.
- Edward James Olmos

See everything, overlook a great deal,
correct a little.
- Pope John XXIII

Your birth is a mistake you'll spend your whole life trying to correct.
- Chuck Palahniuk

It may not always be easy, convenient,
or politically correct to stand for truth and right,
but it is the right thing to do.
Always.
- M. Russell Ballard

We are all agreed that your theory is crazy.
The question which divides us is whether it is crazy
enough to have a chance of being correct.
My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.
- Niels Bohr

I finally realized the happy medium,
'honey blonde' was the correct color and line for me.
- Ann Sothern

You should examine yourself daily.
If you find faults, you should correct them.
When you find none, you should try even harder.
- Xi Zhi

You must find the note, the correct key,
for your story.
If you find it, everything will work.
If you do not, everything will stick out like elbows.
- Louis Malle

Sometimes it leads me even to hesitate whether I am
strictly correct in my idea that all men are born to equal rights,
for their conduct seems to me to contravene the doctrine.
- Benjamin F. Wade

The persecuting spirit has its origin...
in the assumption that one's own opinions are infallibly correct.
- John Fiske

The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
- Red Auerbach

We learn by our problems.
We correct our deficiencies if there are any.
- Joe Arpaio

Live every day as if it is your last,
and you'll be correct sooner than you otherwise would be.
- Craig Bruce

Of course in show business there are two ways to play
it and I am not politically correct so I am not going
to get endorsements or anything like that.
- Artie Lange

Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct,
not tried it.
- Donald Knuth

Sometimes when, you know, God tries to correct you
in private and if you don't catch it he'll correct you in public.
- Star Jones


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