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Human subtlety will never devise an invention
more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature,
because in her inventions nothing is lacking,
and nothing is superfluous.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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In old times people used to try and square the circle;
now they try and devise schemes for satisfying the Irish nation.
- Samuel Butler

Everywhere I look, I see the evidence of a creator.
But I don't see it as religion,
which has cut Irish people in two.
I don't see Jesus Christ as being
in any part of a religion.
Religion to me is almost like when God leaves -
and people devise a set of rules to fill the space.
- Bono

My first care the following morning was,
to devise some means of discovering the man in the grey cloak.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

 

I found it liberating of necessity to devise my own
style and my own tactics and to look for a voice on
the instrument because there weren't really any that impacted strongly on me.
- Steve Swallow

A principle is the expression of perfection,
and as imperfect beings like us cannot practice perfection,
we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

But when you're deprived of it for a lengthy period
then you value human companionship.
But you have to survive and so you devise all kinds
of mental exercises and it's amazing.
- Wole Soyinka

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It is impossible to devise a scientific experiment
to describe the creation process,
or even to ascertain whether such a process can take place.
The Creator does not create at the whim of a scientist.
- Henry M. Morris

To devise an information processing system capable
of getting along on its own -
it must handle its own problems of programming,
bookkeeping, communication and coordination with its users.
It must appear to its users as a single,
integrated personality.
- Cliff Shaw

The modern mind tends to be more and more critical
and analytical in spirit,
hence it must devise for itself an engine of expression
which is logically defensible at every point and which
tends to correspond to the rigorous spirit of modern science.
- Edward Sapir

Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed
at changing existing situations into preferred ones.
- Herbert Simon

Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir.
He devises his own fortune, and he inherits his own past.
- Francis Herbert Hedge

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

Terms like that, "Humane Society," are devised with people like me in mind,
who don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever
devised for sins committed in previous lives.
The English reading public explains the reason why.
- James Joyce

The trick was really finding the appropriate publisher
for each of the projects I'd devised.
- Mark Millar

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive.
This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit
means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.
- Walt Disney

A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.
- Raymond Chandler

Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most
deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.
- Ronald Reagan

Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens,
and those that have been devised by the authors to save the appearances,
exist only in the imagination.
- Tycho Brahe

Golf is the most useless outdoor game ever devised
to waste the time and try the spirit of man.
- Westbrook Pegler

The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised
by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the
terrible walls which imprison men because they are
different from other men.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

History proves that all dictatorships,
all authoritarian forms of government are transient.
Only democratic systems are not transient.
Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior.
- Vladimir Putin

My cameraman and I devised a method,
which we started using from my second film,
which applies mainly to day scenes shot in the studio,
where we used bounced light instead of direct light.
We agreed with this thing of four or five shadows following the actors is dreadful.
- Satyajit Ray

The Government of the absolute majority instead of
the Government of the people is but the Government
of the strongest interests;
and when not efficiently checked,
it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.
- John C. Calhoun

I think perhaps the most important problem is that
we are trying to understand the fundamental workings
of the universe via a language devised for telling
one another when the best fruit is.
- Terry Prachett

Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through
man's restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.
- Ralph Steadman

Never forget posterity when devising a policy.
Never think of posterity when making a speech.
- Robert G. Menzies

The only realistic view is that a human life arises gradually,
which is not much help in making personal decisions
or devising public policy.
- George C. Williams

So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption,
who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.
- Hesiod

It must be able to assist in devising the method of
solution of problems and not merely solve them.
- Cliff Shaw

I hate to say it but I think it has become very obvious
that our system for devising trade agreements,
so very important to this country's functioning around the world,
has not only broken, but it has broken completely.
- Xavier Becerra

Scientists have stated that embryonic stem cells provide
the best opportunity for devising unique treatments
of these serious diseases since,
unlike adult stem cells, they may be induced to develop into any type of cell.
- Eliot Engel

I would not be opposed to devising a new system of pensions,
in which one part was based on collective provision,
but which also gave incentives for people to take out an additional,
personal plan.
- Jacques Delors

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

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
- Marcus Aurelius

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
- Henry David Thoreau

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

An evil deed is not redeemed
by an evil deed in retaliation.
- Coretta Scott King (widow of Martin Luther King, Jr.)

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is no evil and there are
no evil forces in the world.
There are only people of awareness,
and there are people who are fast asleep -
and sleep has no force.
The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people.
And one awakened person can awaken the whole world.
One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted
without losing it's light.
- Osho

An insincere and evil friend is more
to be feared than a wild beast;
a wild beast may wound your body,
but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- The Buddha

I have also seen children successfully
surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance.
That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

Understanding does not cure evil,
but it is a definite help,
inasmuch as one can cope
with a comprehensible darkness.
- Carl Jung

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

Never do anything that taints your mind.
Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations
that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality.
Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture
the good qualities you want to have.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil
to one who is striking at the root.
- Henry David Thoreau

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

It is a fact that cannot be denied:
the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness
because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.
- Carl Jung

Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
- Linus Torvalds

Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.
- Abu Bakr

If it turns out that there IS a God,
I don't think that he's evil.
I think that the worst you can say about him
is that basically he's an underachiever.
- the movie Love and Death

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson


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