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Technology has to be invented or adopted.
- Jared Diamond

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Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious
goals to improve efficiency of our cars.
What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency.
- Jay Inslee

I moved up over Lower East Side and I was adopted by eight foster parents;
I lived all over New York City with these parents,
man, till I was about ten years old.
- Gregory Corso

I was an adopted child of my grandparents,
and I don't know how I can ever express my gratitude for that,
because my parents would have been a mess,
you know.
- James Earl Jones

 

In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only,
that the logical solution will not be adopted.
- William Ralph Inge

Meanwhile I married and I adopted three kids who were
all from one family and then later I was divorced.
- Betty Hill

To be alive, to be able to see, to walk,
to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle.
I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle.
- Arthur Rubinstein

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These measures may not constitute an absolute guarantee of peace,
but, in my opinion, they constitute the greatest preventive
measures ever adopted by nations.
- Frank B. Kellogg

I have adopted clothes from all the projects I'm in.
It's really been a while since I've bought anything myself.
- Judd Nelson

My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted.
- Steven Wright

Adopted kids are such a pain - you have to teach them how to look like you.
- Gilda Radner

New legislation has just been adopted by the International
Labour Organization on the Worst Forms of Child Labor,
such as bonded labour, prostitution and hazardous work.
- Carol Bellamy

My house is run, essentially, by an adopted,
fully clawed cat with a mean nature.
- Anthony Bourdain

I don't understand people whose gratification is a BMW.
You don't know what joy is until you see a kid who
was tortured get adopted by a family.
- Andrew Vachss

Because I used to go and watch him rehearsing for pantomime,
and I have adopted some of those priciples,
like try to be on time, learn your script,
how he approach it, etc.
- Dennis Brown

The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally
adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.
- Robert Baden-Powell

I think it's the tragedy of our time that we're not
aware of the affect of the manner in which we've adopted tools.
Those tools have become who we are.
- Godfrey Reggio

The friend that I based Heffer on was adopted,
and it all played into his total personality.
- Joe Murray

Where else but in America could a schoolteacher from
Kansas City end up the governor of her adopted state?
- Jane D. Hull

The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed
than the prejudices of interest;
the first are all blindly adopted,
the second willfully preferred.
- George Bancroft

It has adopted the geometry most advantageous to the species or,
in other words, the most convenient.
- Henri Poincare

That the state of knowledge in any country will exert
a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it,
is a principle too obvious to require investigation.
- Charles Babbage

Despite the best of efforts, many foster children are
neither reunited with their families,
nor adopted.
- Charles Foster Bass

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes
more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for
the abolition of slavery.
- George Washington

Good ideas are not adopted automatically.
They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
- Hyman Rickover

Al Gore adopted three utterly different personas in
three national presidential debates.
- Rich Lowry

Each university should have a Young Scholars' Committee.
I became the chairman of this Committee,
and immediately it was permitted to have this plan officially adopted.
- Anatoly Chubais

Men of integrity are generally pretty obstinate,
in adhering to an opinion once adopted.
- William Cobbett

Indeed, the very first resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations -
adopted unanimously -
called for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
- Joseph Rotblat

Although all new ideas are born in France,
they are not readily adopted there.
It seems that they must first commence to prosper in a foreign country.
- Sarah Bernhardt

My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength
and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

The making of an American begins at the point where
he himself rejects all other ties,
any other history, and himself adopts the vesture of his adopted land.
- James Baldwin

Susan, an only child who never had any roots,
and I, a lone wolf who got married 20 years to late,
were adopted by the kids as much as they were by us.
- Harpo Marx

We need to be adopted by God through Jesus -
that was what happened to me,
and that's what changed my life so that now,
I can see that my career can be part of a calling.
- Cliff Richard

It is not because I do not love my adopted land -
it is the natural feeling of one far from home,
who remembers those happy, carefree days when life flowed at full tide,
without responsibility, flashing past one like the
drama in a fascinating story of adventure and romance.
- Erich von Stroheim

Democrats have laid out a program that,
if adopted, would make us independent of Middle Eastern oil in ten years,
and create a new economy especially for those in rural America.
Our program invests in clean energy alternatives and
provides energy assistance for those in need.
- Jim Clyburn

When you look at where the Democratic field is going
relative to foreign policy,
they are increasingly moving away from a policy of
pre-emptive self-defense that the president has adopted since September 11.
- Ed Gillespie

I have three adopted children with Phil,
and for years I was fighting in court with him over
being able to see my kids.
I was always going back and forth to California,
going to court, and I was never able to get a project going.
- Ronnie Spector

The system adopted in the Latin American instrument proves that,
although no state can obligate another to join such a zone,
neither can one prevent others wishing to do so from
adhering to a regime of total absence of nuclear weapons
within their own territories.
- Alfonso G. Robles

I don't ever worry about whether I'm being true to my country roots.
My country roots were adopted.
I never worry about what I can do and what I should do.
I just do what I want to do.
- Emmylou Harris

I wish I could go to the school where my close friends go,
but I obviously can't.
The good thing is, they're really good about inviting
me to all the football games and all that stuff.
So I end up having an adopted team spirit for a school I don't go to.
- David Gallagher

The right-to-life movement and the Roman Catholic Church
are saying that it is better to destroy these embryos,
or preferably have them adopted - which is not going to happen -
than to use them for research.
- Mort Kondracke

The records of adopted children are sealed in California.
That seal is considered inviolable...
The judge ruled that, because I was famous,
he didn't have the same rights as other kids.
- Danielle Steel

We were proposing, in a sense, that the rest of the
world be made safe for American ideas,
as they adopted intellectual property rights that gave
patent protection to our very innovative economy.
- Jeffrey Sachs

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself,
and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily.
This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
- Plato

In less than eighteen months, it prepared a first draft
which it submitted to the General Assembly and which,
at the end of one hundred sessions of elevated,
often impassioned discussion, was adopted in the form
of thirty articles on December 10,
1948.
- Rene Cassin

I don't know where Bush is going - yet.
But, Sharon obviously - I wrote somewhere in the last several months,
that Sharon has adopted, essentially,
the position of the Labor Party: that the Palestinians are here to stay.
- Arthur Hertzberg

The Democrats in the Senate adopted a resolution,
an amendment, saying that there should be no Guantanamo
detainees brought into this country.
So, more and more, we're finding the American people on one side,
the ACLU and the troglodytes from the New York Times on the other,
where they belong.
- Peter King

In Holland, they have come to precisely the same conclusion.
There they have adopted a system of secular education,
because they have found it impracticable to unite the
religious bodies in any system of combined religious instruction.
- Richard Cobden

As you know, I'm an immigrant.
I came over here as an immigrant, and what gave me the opportunities,
what made me to be here today, is the open arms of Americans.
I have been received.
I have been adopted by America.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

The method of exposition which philosophers have adopted
leads many to suppose that they are simply inquiries,
that they have no interest in the conclusions at which they arrive,
and that their primary concern is to follow their premises
to their logical conclusions.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

I think, you know, it was something that I really wanted.
I wanted so much to have a son or daughter.
We adopted a son.
And it was just the most wonderful thing.
I think the only thing that was difficult for both
Maury and myself were the sleepless nights.
- Connie Chung

I go to Malawi twice a year.
It's where two of my children were adopted from,
and I have a lot of projects there that I go and check
up on and children who I look after.
It's sort of a commitment that I've made to this country
and the hundreds of thousands of children there who
have been orphaned by AIDS.
- Madonna Ciccone

So my father grew up in an orphanage in Boston.
He was then adopted by an elderly childless couple from Maine,
who gave him the name of Mitchell.
He moved to Maine, and there he met my mother and was married.
- George J. Mitchell

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consciously adopt the mindset of a young child,
to whom all of life is a grand adventure.
Life is your playground.
Fashion grand castles and sweeping boulevards,
defeat fire-breathing dragons,
leap tall buildings in a single bound.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
towards people whom we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Civilized countries generally adopt gold or silver or both as money.
- Alfred Marshall

When I'm ready, I plan to adopt.
I still believe in family.
- LaToya Jackson

We provide many options in many product areas that
they seem to want to adopt,
and that's working well for us.
- Jim Barksdale

No rational argument will have a rational effect on
a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.
- Karl Popper

Rather than lose the public because television is here,
wouldn't it be smart to adopt television as our instrument?
- Adolph Zukor

There certainly is a lot of political pressure for
states to adopt the new federal tax codes.
But there is no law that requires them to do so.
- John Barry

I would love to have children, yes.
Maybe even adopt them.
I'm not sure that I should pass on my genes.
- Linda Fiorentino

Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.
- Quentin Crisp

Usually, certainly British singers, adopt an American
accent when they sing and I think that usually people
are thinking of somebody else,
but I just think of very specific people.
- Jane Horrocks

I want to get married again and have kids and even adopt.
- Sophia Bush


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