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Discern Quotes

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Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

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As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false;
the second,
to know that which is true.
- Lactantius

 

Women are not so well united as to form an Insurrection.
They are for the most part wise enough to love their Chains,
and to discern how becomingly they fit.
- Mary Astell

One of my challenges was to try to photograph the Great Wall of China.
And I did actually take some photos,
but it was hard to discern the wall with the naked eye.
- Leroy Chiao

Time alone reveals the just man; but you might discern
a bad man in a single day.
- Sophocles

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To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary
to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool,
than to discover who is a clever man.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

We were alone.
Where, I could not say, hardly imagine.
All was black, and such a dense black that,
after some minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern
even the faintest glimmer.
- Jules Verne

Genius - to know without having learned;
to draw just conclusions from unknown premises;
to discern the soul of things.
- Ambrose Bierce

To discern what weaknesses and faults separate you from God,
you must enter into your own inward ground and then confront yourself.
- Johannes Tauler

Only I discern Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

The historian is terribly responsible to what he can
discern are the facts of the case,
but he's nothing if he doesn't make out a case.
- Howard Nemerov

To invent is to discern, to choose.
- Henri Poincare

All things entail rising and falling timing.
You must be able to discern this.
- Miyamoto Musashi

And I seemed to discern a power and meaning in the old,
which the more impassioned would not allow.
- Frederick Henry Hedge

Abstraction is a mental process we use when trying
to discern what is essential or relevant to a problem;
it does not require a belief in abstract entities.
- Tom G. Palmer

The eye by long use comes to see even in the darkest cavern:
and there is no subject so obscure but we may discern
some glimpse of truth by long poring on it.
- George Berkeley

Every reader finds himself.
The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument
that makes it possible for the reader to discern what,
without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
- Marcel Proust

In conclusion we may say, in view of the confirmation
that our study has given of the parallelism between
individual and racial thought of the Self,
that in the history of psychology we discern the great
profile which the race has drawn on the pages of time.
- James M. Baldwin

I have to go on being a priest and bishop,
that is, to celebrate God and what God has done in Jesus,
and to offer in God's name whatever I can discern of
God's perspective on the world around -
something which involves both challenge and comfort.
- Rowan Williams

Man has no Body distinct from his Soul;
for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses,
the chief inlets of Soul in this age.
- William Blake

So that godly sorrow may be discerned by this train
of graces wherewith it is accompanied,
that worldly sorrow wants, at least in the truth of them,
though it may have some shadows of them.
- Thomas Hooker

There is no such thing as immaterial matter.
All spirit is matter, but is more fine or pure,
and can only be discerned by purer eyes.
We cannot see it, but when our bodies are purified,
we shall see that it is all matter.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky;
which is a number of small stars,
not seen asunder, but giving light together:
so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues,
or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate.
- Francis Bacon

What TV is extremely good at - and realize that this is "all it does" -
is discerning what large numbers of people think they want,
and supplying it.
- David Foster Wallace

My shoes are special shoes for discerning feet.
- Manolo Blahnik

I think grown-ups don't go to movies because they're much more discerning.
- Joseph Bologna

Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain,
With grammar, and nonsense, and learning,
Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Basically the children who watch it just see the little characters they love,
and so they're not discerning about whether it looks
great or it's a great story or anything.
- Don Bluth

A discerning eye needs only a hint, and understatement
leaves the imagination free to build its own elaborations.
- Russell Page

The ability of discerning high quality unavoidably
implies the ability of identifying shortcomings.
- Edsger Dijkstra

A habitual disuse of physical forces totally destroys the moral;
and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves,
and of discerning the cause of their oppression.
- Joel Barlow

There is something permanent, and something extremely profound,
in owning a home.
- Kenny Guinn

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

I know a number of autistic adults that are doing extremely well on Prozac.
- Temple Grandin

Show business has been really, really good to me because
I can work and take a lot of time off,
and I'm extremely undisciplined person.
- Meryl Streep

Affirmitive action is extremely complex because it
appears in many different forms.
- Constance Baker Motley

Well, I think any national championship is an extremely
important championship to play in.
- Greg Norman

My reading is extremely eclectic.
Lately I've been teaching myself computer graphics,
so I'm reading a lot about that.
I read books of trivia, of facts.
- Jack Prelutsky

Being famous was extremely disappointing for me.
When I became famous it was a complete drag and it
is still a complete drag.
- Van Morrison

Working hard is very important.
You're not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.
- George Lucas

I was pretty much prepared because I was already playing
in extremely good ways when I arrived from Europe because
I played jazz four or five years before I arrived here.
- Miroslav Vitous

I was extremely lucky.
I had some huge crashes and yet I am still here,
thanks to God.
- Emerson Fittipaldi

I am an extremely private person.
I always feel that I come across as a caricature of
myself whenever I do interviews.
- Mia Kirshner

It's my view that any conservative who loves his country
has to be extremely concerned.
- Vincent Bugliosi

As you may know my use of Celtic music is extremely simple and short.
However there is something about it that will remain in your mind for a long,
long time.
- Nobuo Uematsu

I have been unable to live an uncommitted or suspended life.
I have not hesitated to declare my affiliation with
an extremely unpopular cause.
- Edward Said

Social Security is an extremely complicated program.
- John Thune

I've written several deeply personal songs this year,
which I really love.
Some of them came out of intense sadness.
This has been an extremely difficult year for me.
- David Friedman

Roseanne was incredible to work with.
She was extremely bright.
- Sarah Chalke

I felt betrayed by him, extremely betrayed.
He made me believe that if I followed a certain protocol
of supplements and different drugs that I could become number 1 in the world.
- Kelli White

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

When I was in college there was a girls' flag football league.
The girls were extremely aggressive.
- Lynn Swann

I know the families that I photograph extremely well,
and I've known them for a very long time.
- Jock Sturges

I wanted to acquire an education, work extremely hard
and never deviate from my goal,
to make it.
- Taylor Caldwell

I think he is an extremely accessible character.
In Data there is no potential for cruelty.
- Brent Spiner

I think that black Africa is extremely terrifying.
Black Africa can become a maelstrom of warring tribes
without the outside world needing to feel the need to do anything about it.
- John Keegan

It is extremely difficult to say how long the process
actually took to finally achieve my fragrance,
Boudoir, because there was a lot of time waiting around for other people.
- Vivienne Westwood

These are extremely talented actors who are all putting
their talents into the Lost in Space movie.
- Mark Goddard

Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare -
and precious as a pearl.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Women are extremely important shapers of my own life.
- Tony Hillerman

I think reading Shakespeare's plays when I was young was extremely important.
He had the ability to make utter strangers come alive.
- Rita Dove

Well, darkness with humor...
I'm not an extremely suicidal or sad person.
- Peter Steele

There are moments when very little truth would be enough to shape opinion.
One might be hated at extremely low cost.
- Jean Rostand

I was extremely aggressive from the start.
- Emerson Fittipaldi

The farm women are extremely well organized and are bound to be heard from.
- Edith Rogers

It's extremely seldom that anybody wants me to change
what I've written about them.
Generally I portray them in a good light,
if they're friends.
- Harvey Pekar

I'm more of a visual person, but I think that reading's extremely important.
But I'm very easily distracted.
It takes certain books to really grab you in.
- Jason Marsden

Other effects in the show included models of the ships
which were extremely expensive to make.
We used to do our shots in front of a blue screen and
they'd put the effects on after.
- Gil Gerard

We journalists make it a point to know very little
about an extremely wide variety of topics;
this is how we stay objective.
- Dave Barry


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