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All endeavors which are directed to a purely worldly end,
contain within themselves the seeds of their own corruption.
- Theodore H. White

Related topics: Values Wisdom Honor

Any statement that is self-serving
is likely to contain untruths.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

Advertisements contain the only truths
to be relied on in a newspaper.
- Thomas Jefferson

 

A symphony must be like the world.
It must contain everything.
- Gustav Mahler

The best of artists has no conception that the marble
alone does not contain within itself.
- Michelangelo

The law reports in newspapers contain perhaps the only
real history of England that has any relation to truth.
- Robert Baldwin Ross

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I'll tell you what I love doing more than anything:
trying to pack myself in a small suitcase.
I can hardly contain myself.
- Tim Vine

We must never throw away a bushel of truth because
it happens to contain a few grains of chaff.
- Dean Stanley

People often forget this - a vinyl album could only
contain a maximum of 20 minutes per side!
- Ken Hensley

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
- Anatole France

All of civility depends on being able to contain the rage of individuals.
- Joshua Lederberg

Because we build the worlds we wouldn't mind living in.
They contain scary things, problems,
but also a sense of rightness that makes them alive
and makes us want to live there.
- Anne McCaffrey

The telephone book is full of facts,
but it doesn't contain a single idea.
- Mortimer Adler

Love is not weakness.
It is strong.
Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.
- Boris Pasternak

Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth,
which is law.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself,
it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically,
Walt you contain enough, why don't you let it out then?
- Walt Whitman

A house is no home unless it contain food and fire
for the mind as well as for the body.
- Margaret Fuller

There are words which are worth as much as the best actions,
for they contain the germ of them all.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

Bodies which contain a greater proportion of water
than is necessary to balance the other elements,
are speedily corrupted, and lose their virtues and properties.
- Marcus V. Pollio

All churches and all religions contain aspects of the truth,
but only God is truth.
- Pat Buckley

Size is not a reality, but a construct of the mind;
and space a construct to contain constructs.
- Robert Anton Wilson

I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic,
serenity, sorcery and mystery.
- Luis Barragan

The art galleries of Paris contain the finest collection of frames I ever saw.
- Humphry Davy

Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed,
which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

In my experience, there is only one motivation,
and that is desire.
No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.
- Jane Smiley

Most sets of values would give rise to universes that,
although they might be very beautiful,
would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty.
- Stephen Hawking

Almost all our desires, when examined,
contain something too shameful to reveal.
- Victor Hugo

Every pint bottle should contain a quart.
- Boyle Roche

The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion,
is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do
contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.
- Sydney Smith

There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain
a few odd volumes of Shakespeare.
I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for
the first time in a log cabin.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names,
but they all contain water.
Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
- Muhammad Ali

When you write down your life, every page should contain
something no one has ever heard about.
- Elias Canetti

All my stories are webs of style and none seems at
first blush to contain much kinetic matter.
For me style is matter.
- Vladimir Nabokov

It doesn't matter how adventurous you want to be,
you've still got to contain your identity.
- Alex Kapranos

We cannot therefore say that mental acts contain a
cognitive as well as a conative element.
- Samuel Alexander

Our intonations contain our philosophy of life,
what each of us is constantly telling himself about things.
- Marcel Proust

The overwhelming majority of theories are rejected
because they contain bad explanations,
not because they fail experimental tests.
- David Deutsch

To me, there is spirit in a reed.
It's a living thing, a weed, really,
and it does contain spirit of a sort.
It's really an ancient vibration.
- Steve Lacy

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself,
I am large, I contain multitudes.
- Walt Whitman

As I have studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon,
I have come to know through the power of the Spirit of God,
that these books contain the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Clayton Christensen

The greatest artist has no conception which a single
block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass,
but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image.
- Michelangelo

Courtrooms contain every symbol of authority that a
set designer could imagine.
Everyone stands up when you come in.
You wear a costume identifying you as,
if not quite divine, someone special.
- Irving R. Kaufman

Do not worry about the incarnation of ideas.
If you are a poet, your works will contain them without
your knowledge'they will be both moral and national
if you follow your inspiration freely.
- Vissarion Belinsky

The grief of the keen is no personal complaint for
the death of one woman over eighty years,
but seems to contain the whole passionate rage that
lurks somewhere in every native of the island.
- John Millington Synge

Therefore, in the course of the work I have followed this plan:
I describe in the first book all the positions of the
orbits together with the movements which I ascribe to the Earth,
in order that this book might contain,
as it were, the general scheme of the universe.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

It is impossible for any number which is a power greater
than the second to be written as a sum of two like powers.
I have a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition
which this margin is too narrow to contain.
- Pierre de Fermat

But it is impossible to divide a cube into two cubes,
or a fourth power into fourth powers,
or generally any power beyond the square into like powers;
of this I have found a remarkable demonstration.
This margin is too narrow to contain it.
- Pierre de Fermat

I ended up in college by accident.
Everything in my life, I ended up in by accident.
I was down south in this high school doing whatever.
It could just not contain me.
I quit school and took off and traveled around.
Nobody knew where I was I just couldn't handle it anymore.
It was a big scandal, I was gone.
I left.
- Pauley Perrette

The lowest and most level land areas show us,
especially when we dig there to very great depths,
nothing but horizontal layers of material more or less varied,
which almost all contain innumerable products of the sea.
- George Cuvier

Vigorous writing is concise.
A sentence should contain no unnecessary words,
a paragraph no unnecessary sentences,
for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary
lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
- William Strunk, Jr.

The egg of every species of animal or plant carries
a definite number of bodies called chromosomes.
The sperm carries the same number.
Consequently, when the sperm unites with the egg,
the fertilized egg will contain the double number of chromosomes.
- Thomas Hunt Morgan

Our fifty principal cities contain 39.3 per cent of
our entire German population,
and 45.8 per cent of the Irish.
Our ten larger cities only nine per cent of the entire population,
but 23 per cent of the foreign.
- Josiah Strong

In our struggle to restrain the violence and contain the damage,
we tend to forget that the human capacity for aggression
is more than a monstrous defect,
that it is also a crucial survival tool.
- Katherine Dunn

A sentence should contain no unnecessary words,
a paragraph no unnecessary sentences,
for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary
lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
- William Strunk, Jr.

There is one thing the photograph must contain,
the humanity of the moment.
This kind of photography is realism.
But realism is not enough - there has to be vision,
and the two together can make a good photograph.
- Robert Frank

John Paul II, above all, managed to contain the huge mass of frustration,
of hate that had accumulated in that region,
in favour of a peaceful transition.
This was, without doubt, something that changed European history.
- Rocco Buttiglione

The States which form the northern border of the United
States westward from the Great Lakes to the Pacific
coast include an area several times larger than France
and could contain ten Englands and still have room to spare.
- John Moody

The truly privileged theories are not the ones referring
to any particular scale of size or complexity,
nor the ones situated at any particular level of the predictive hierarchy,
but the ones that contain the deepest explanations.
- David Deutsch

The surest way to return to the people's business is
to listen to the people themselves:
We need to drop this whole scheme of federally controlled health care,
start over, and work together on real reforms at the
state level that will contain costs and won't leave
America trillions of dollars deeper in debt.
- Scott Brown

I think one of the things that language poets are very
involved with is getting away from conventional ideas of beauty,
because those ideas contain a certain attitude toward women,
certain attitudes toward sex, certain attitudes toward race,
etc.
- Diane Wakoski

Typically, an historic site is considered by the National
Park Service to contain a single historical feature,
while generally a National Historic Park extends beyond
single properties or buildings.
- Rick Renzi

Although this crisis in some ways started in the United States,
it is a global crisis.
We bear a substantial share of the responsibility for what has happened,
but factors that made the crisis so acute and so difficult
to contain lie in a broader set of global forces that
built up in the years before the start of our current troubles.
- Timothy Geithner

The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad,
wicked folly of 'Women's Rights'.
It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that
she cannot contain herself.
- Queen Victoria

The international order established at the end of World
War II could certainly have been worse.
However, this order did contain certain factors which
bore within them the seeds of instability.
- Eisaku Sato

It was one thing to contain the Soviet Union in Europe because Britain,
France, and Germany were all willing to join in.
But will Japan and other Asian countries be willing
to join in the containment of China?
- Samuel P. Huntington

Well that's true, and what is actually happening now
is that there are accusations that those records contain
conspiratorial information that has been concealed
from the American people and that is a dangerous situation
that just cannot be tolerated.
- Louis Stokes

If we don't stop somewhere, if we don't accept an unhappy compromise,
unhappy for both sides, if we don't learn how to unhappily
coexist and contain our burned sense of injustice -
if we don't learn how to do that,
we end up in a doomed state.
- Amos Oz

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Every human life contains a potential,
if that potential is not fulfilled,
then that life was wasted...
- Carl Jung

The universal Mind contains all knowledge.
It is the potential ultimate of all things.
To it, all things are possible.
- Ernest Holmes


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