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Roy Spencer Quotes and Sayings

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Contrary to popular accounts, very few scientists in the world -
possibly none -
have a sufficiently thorough,
"big picture" understanding of the climate system to
be relied upon for a prediction of the magnitude of global warming.
To the public, we all might seem like experts,
but the vast majority of us work on only a small portion of the problem.
- Roy Spencer

Believe it or not, very little research has ever been
funded to search for natural mechanisms of warming...
it has simply been assumed that global warming is manmade.
Climate change - it happens, with or without our help.
- Roy Spencer

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

 

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

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

I hate to see complacency prevail in our lives
when it's so directly contrary to the teaching of Christ.
- Jimmy Carter

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Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell,
but not the contrary of what they see.
It is above them and not contrary to them.
- Blaise Pascal

The automobile, both a cause and an effect of this decentralization,
is ideally suited for our vast landscape and our generally
confused and contrary commuting patterns.
- Brock Yates

Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary,
although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief,
is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Faith is not contrary to reason.
- Sherwood Eddy

The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not.
The work is a private matter for the artist.
The house is not.
- Adolf Loos

Illegal drug use runs contrary to the image of health depicted by cycling.
Distributors of these drugs must be prosecuted more
harshly as they are ciminals.
- Bernard Hinault

Yes, free markets tend to produce unequal incomes.
We should not be ashamed of that.
On the contrary, our system is the envy of the world
and should be a source of pride.
- Arthur C. Brooks

Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life.
The only completely consistent people are dead.
- Aldous Huxley

It is the sincerest thing I have written,
caught by the drama of a soul struggling in the contrary
toils of love and religion -
death brought them into harmony.
- Laurence Housman

Contrary to what the fans may think,
you don't just show up,
wear a striped shirt and a whistle on Friday night.
- Jim Mitchell

Do not be fooled into believing that because a man
is rich he is necessarily smart.
There is ample proof to the contrary.
- Julius Rosenwald

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal;
While others,
on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting,
at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
- Herodotus

Contrary to what most people think, there is a Rich Daley under Mayor Daley.
- William M. Daley

On the contrary, woman is the best equipped fighting
machine that ever went to battle.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Hence we did not foster competition in our school,
on the contrary.
- Dora Russell

To the contrary, I think we bent over backwards to
press for elections and for democratic reform.
- John Negroponte

This assumes an upward revision of the European Budget,
which is precisely what Jacques Chirac refuses to do.
On the contrary, he has demanded a reduction.
- Laurent Fabius

Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready
acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition.
- Cyril Falls

For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is,
on the contrary, the point of departure for the metaphysical journey.
- Joseph Brodsky

Never walk away from failure.
On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.
- Michael Korda

Fear and I were old buddies, despite my best efforts to the contrary.
- Peter Straub

Among the southern tribes, on the contrary,
hats were sometimes worn in the dance,
although this was not considered in strict accordance with the doctrine.
- James Mooney

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain,
egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous;
on the contrary it makes them,
for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Faith is not contrary to the usual ideas,
something that turns out to be right or wrong,
like a gambler's bet.
- Joanna Russ

On the contrary, it might even be a projection of what
the truth is of the Bush Administration's complacency
and ineptitude on the terrorism in its first 9 months in office.
- Sidney Blumenthal

Extreme complication is contrary to art.
- Claude Debussy

Nothing can have as its destination anything other than its origin.
The contrary idea, the idea of progress,
is poison.
- Simone Weil

Contrary to what Kafka does, I always like to refer
all of my fictions to the level of reality,
He, on the other hand, leaves them at an imaginary level.
- Manuel Puig

Work continuously to trim the White House staff from
your first day to your last.
All the pressures are to the contrary.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason,
and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
- Baruch Spinoza

Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States,
has, on the contrary, intensified it.
- Omar Bongo

No Man is richer for having his Estate all in Money,
Plate, etc.
lying by him, but on the contrary, he is for that reason the poorer.
- Dudley North

Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided.
a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world,
and the course of human history, have meaning.
- Dag Hammarskjold

We do not live to think, but, on the contrary,
we think in order that we may succeed in surviving.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Love must precede hatred, and nothing is hated save
through being contrary to a suitable thing which is loved.
And hence it is that every hatred is caused by love.
- Thomas Aquinas

On the contrary, all the world would point to that
nation as violating a treaty,
by going to war with a country with whom they had engaged
to enter into arbitration.
- Richard Cobden

Reality shows that, contrary to other countries in southern Africa,
we have no basis for a classical guerilla struggle.
We have never had a hinterland, and we do not expect to.
- Joe Slovo

It is time to recognize a simple fact of life.
Contrary to what some of my colleagues seem to believe,
tax cuts do not pay for themselves.
- George Voinovich

Its smallness is not petty; on the contrary,
it is profound.
- Jan Morris

But contrary to what some people seem to think,
I was never a bully.
I was just a hard man.
- Roger Daltrey

On the contrary, the characteristic element of the
present situation is that economic questions have finally
and irrevocably invaded the domain of public life and politics.
- Arthur Henderson

It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction
of the whole world to the scratching of my finger.
- David Hume

The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock,
has triumphed most in the contrary direction -
in simplicity,
in unity, in clarity, and in restraint.
- Lytton Strachey

The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God;
the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.
- Thomas Aquinas

There are two contrary impulses which govern this man's brain-the one sane,
and the other eccentric.
They alternate at regular intervals.
- Franz Schubert

Acting doesn't bring anything to a text.
On the contrary, it detracts from it.
- Elaine Dundy

On the contrary, I tried on numerous occasions to convince
the American president not to go to war.
I did what was within my capabilities to avoid that happening.
- Silvio Berlusconi

The patient's autonomy always, always should be respected,
even if it is absolutely contrary - the decision is
contrary to best medical advice and what the physician wants.
- Jack Kevorkian

When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them;
when we see persons of a contrary character,
we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
- Confucius

This disaster did not force us to abandon our ideal;
on the contrary,
from the very first months of the conflict,
it led us to define precisely the conditions for its realization.
- Leon Jouhaux

The submission of her body without love or desire is
degrading to the woman's finer sensibility,
all the marriage certificates on earth to the contrary notwithstanding.
- Margaret Sanger

I continue to believe, contrary to the given wisdom,
that it's more interesting to have an album -
or,
indeed, an individual song - which has variety rather than homogeneity.
- Peter Hammill

Today we no longer regard the universe as the cause
of our own undeserved troubles but perhaps,
on the contrary, as the last refuge from the mismanagement of our earthly affairs.
- Rudolf Arnheim

I submit, on the other hand, most respectfully,
that the Constitution not merely does not affirm that principle,
but, on the contrary, altogether excludes it.
- William H. Seward

The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill,
though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the
natural bias of our flesh.
- Jonathan Edwards

The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality.
On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.
- David Herbert Lawrence

When we long for life without difficulties,
remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and
diamonds are made under pressure.
- Peter Marshall

Ground not upon dreams; you know they are ever contrary.
- Thomas Middleton

Miracles are not contrary to nature,
but only contrary to what we know about nature.
- Saint Augustine

If you follow reason far enough it always leads to
conclusions that are contrary to reason.
- Samuel Butler

Contrary to what the politicians and religious leaders
would like us to believe,
the world won't be made safer by creating barriers between people.
- Michael Palin

The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth.
- Jean de la Bruyere


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