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Thomas Reid Quotes and Sayings

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Every indication of wisdom, taken from the effect,
is equally an indication of power to execute what wisdom planned.
- Thomas Reid

And, if we have any evidence that the wisdom which
formed the plan is in the man,
we have the very same evidence, that the power which
executed it is in him also.
- Thomas Reid

The rules of navigation never navigated a ship.
The rules of architecture never built a house.
- Thomas Reid

It is a question of fact, whether the influence of
motives be fixed by laws of nature,
so that they shall always have the same effect in the same circumstances.
- Thomas Reid

 

There is no greater impediment to the advancement of
knowledge than the ambiguity of words.
- Thomas Reid

But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof,
that distinctions found in the structure of all languages,
have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious
a way of treating the common sense of mankind.
- Thomas Reid

A philosopher is, no doubt, entitled to examine even
those distinctions that are to be found in the structure of all languages...
in that case, such a distinction may be imputed to a vulgar error,
which ought to be corrected in philosophy.
- Thomas Reid

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There was no indication of panic.
The broken files marched back in steady step.
The effort was nobly made and failed from the blows
that could not be fended.
- James Longstreet

The stock market can be down, but the stock market
is not an indication of where people's spirits and enthusiam are,
and where their intellectual energy is.
- James Daly

The best indication is that I still love to ski on most anything,
from skating gear to heavy metal.
- Paul Parker

This indication of audience interest is good for all
horror movie makers at any budget level.
- Richard King

Vagueness is at times an indication of nearness to a perfect truth.
- Charles Ives

It's an indication of how cynical our society has become
that any kind of love story with a sad theme is automatically
ridiculed as sentimental junk.
- Winona Ryder

If a man cannot do brain work without stimulants of any kind,
he had better turn to hand work it is an indication
on Nature's part that she did not mean him to be a head worker.
- Thomas Huxley

Something's that written out is okay,
but it's not always a clear indication of what a person means.
- Debbie Harry

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

Feeling unique is no indication of uniqueness.
- Doug Coupland

A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.
- Dan Quayle

Television could perform a great service in mass education,
but there's no indication its sponsors have anything
like this on their minds.
- Tallulah Bankhead

If history is any indication, all truths will eventually turn out to be false.
- Dean Kamen

My school days were the happiest days of my life;
which should give you some indication of the misery
I've endured over the past twenty-five years.
- Paul Merton

As we have heard, the end of al-Zarqawi is a significant
blow to al-Qaida operations in Iraq.
It is another clear indication of the progress we are making.
- Kit Bond

Dullness in matters of government is a good sign,
and not a bad one - in particular, dullness in parliamentary
government is a test of its excellence,
an indication of its success.
- Walter Bagehot

When you are angry or frustrated, what comes out? Whatever it is,
it's a good indication of what you're made of.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present,
an indication of a future beyond knowledge,
the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.
- Charles Lindbergh

The one indication that I got that I was doing the
right job in Bosnia was that at different periods of
time all the factions came down very hard on me.
- John Pomfret

The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication
of my disappointment in man,
which is the opposite way of saying that I have high
expectations for the human race.
- Jack Levine

It is, of course, further indication that a fundamentalist
right has really taken over much of the Republican Party,
People might cite George Bush as proof that you can
be totally impervious to the effects of Harvard and Yale education.
- Barney Frank

From a scientific perspective there is some indication
that a nuclear war could deplete the earth's ozone layer or,
less likely, could bring on a new Ice Age -
but there is no suggestion that either the created
order or mankind would be destroyed in the process.
- Herman Kahn

With any child entering adolescence,
one hunts for signs of health,
is desperate for the smallest indication that the child's
problems will never be important enough for a television movie.
- Nora Ephron

If, on occasion, the knowledge brought by science leads to an unhappy end,
this is not to the discredit of science but is rather
an indication of an imperfect ability to use wisely
the gifts placed within our hands.
- Polykarp Kusch

I think he was explicit that it was a slave labor situation,
but I was not alarmed at that point,
because there were so many tragedies involved in that war.
That was the first time I had any indication that something was sort of strange.
- Charles Guggenheim

As the bill requires, any terror alert system must
give people and organizations some indication about
what steps they must take to improve their own security
and assist in the Nation's security.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

If I somehow felt like having a site which strictly
validates was an indication of my manhood,
maybe I'd do it, but it really means very little to me.
We're mavericks over here, what can we say?
- Mike Davidson

There is every indication that we are to see new developments
of the power of aggregated capital to serve civilization,
and that the new developments will be made right here in America.
- William Graham Sumner

Just as the 99% of Soviet citizens who supported the
Soviet regime in 1985 was no indication of what the
people inside the USSR really thought,
the army of true believers that we think we see in
the Arab world is an illusion.
- Natan Sharansky

Cage's Music of Changes was a further indication that
the arts in general were beginning to consciously deal
with the "given" material and,
to varying degrees, liberating them from the inherited,
functional concepts of control.
- Earle Brown

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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