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Determinism Quotes

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Man is a masterpiece of creation if for no other reason than that,
all the weight of evidence for determinism notwithstanding,
he believes he has free will.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting
anything with perfect determinism because it deals
with probabilities from the outset.
- Arthur Eddington

The world changed from having the determinism of a
clock to having the contingency of a pinball machine.
- Heinz R. Pagels

Life is like a game of cards.
The hand you are dealt is determinism;
the way you play it is free will.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

 

In one sense I feel that my book is a one-woman argument against determinism.
- Susan Griffin

A profound political question is suddenly on the table:
Must the country continue to give precedence to private
financial gain and market determinism over human lives and broad public values?
- William Greider

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

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Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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