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Finite Quotes

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We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Related topics: Values

Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite
world is an impossibility.
- E. F. Schumacher

In a finite world this means that the per capita share
of the world's goods must steadily decrease.
- Garrett Hardin

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

 

Water is a finite resource that is essential in the
advancement of agriculture,
and is vital to human life.
- Jim Costa

Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
- Emily Dickinson

But as someone pointed out earlier, it is not really about fairness;
it is about taking finite resources and applying them
where they will have the most effect.
- Jim Walsh

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Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance
must necessarily be infinite.
- Karl Popper

A finite world can support only a finite population;
therefore,
population growth must eventually equal zero.
- Garrett Hardin

The finite is annihilated in the presence of the infinite,
and becomes a pure nothing.
So our spirit before God, so our justice before divine justice.
- Blaise Pascal

Thus it is necessary to commence from an inescapable duality:
the finite is not the infinite.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

Language makes infinite use of finite media.
- Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Everything that is, was, and will be,
eternally IS, even the countless forms,
which are finite and perishable only in their objective,
not in their ideal Form.
- H. P. Blavatsky

Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by,
and turned to, the infinite.
- Paul Tillich

I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats.
I don't intend to waste any of mine.
- Neil Armstrong

Ask what Time is, it is nothing else but something
of eternal duration become finite,
measurable and transitory.
- William Law

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness;
it is because there is an Infinite in him,
which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.
- Thomas Carlyle

Think of something finite molded into the infinite,
and you think of man.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Acceleration is finite, I think according to some laws of physics.
- Terry Riley

Working in the digital domain, you're using approximations of things;
the actual sound wave never enters the equation.
You deal with sections of it, and you're able to do
so much more by just reducing the information to a finite amount.
- Sean Booth

Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances
of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite,
and the purpose of life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude.
- Alfred North Whitehead

But the universe, as a collection of finite things,
presents itself as a kind of island situated in a pure vacuity to which time,
regarded as a series of mutually exclusive moments,
is nothing and does nothing.
- Muhammed Iqbal

Every existence above a certain rank has its singular points;
the higher the rank the more of them.
At these points, influences whose physical magnitude
is too small to be taken account of by a finite being
may produce results of the greatest importance.
- James C. Maxwell

The first attempt at a response: there must have been a fall,
a decline, and the road to salvation can only be the
return of the sensible finite into the intelligible infinite.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

Although computer memory is no longer expensive,
there's always a finite size buffer somewhere.
When a big piece of news arrives, everybody sends a
message to everybody else,
and the buffer fills.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

Wealth, in terms of dollars and so forth,
could be counted up, because dollars were finite.
It doesn't make any difference how many dollars you
have-at a certain point you only have dollars.
You start with finite, you end with finite.
- Michael Nesmith

There has been a tendency through the years for reason
and moderation to prevail as long as things are going
tolerably well or as long as our problems seem clear
and finite and manageable.
- J. William Fulbright

In my case, I used the elements of these simple forms -
square,
cube, line and color - to produce logical systems.
Most of these systems were finite; that is,
they were complete using all possible variations.
This kept them simple.
- Sol LeWitt

There's this very vulnerable planet of ours with finite resources.
Architects and designers have, I think,
a fair responsibility for conserving energy and materials,
and making things durable.
- Robin Day

And introduce an element of cynicism and darkness into
it and just realize that we're all vulnerable.
We are humans.
There is a finite end to this life and we're all going
to face it and a little silliness can help.
- Alan Thicke

And when the world is created, it is created in such
a way that those eternal objects of God's loving wisdom become actualities -
interacting with one another,
relating to God in the finite realm.
- Rowan D. Williams

A computation is a process that obeys finitely describable rules.
- Rudy Rucker

I am incapable of conceiving infinity,
and yet I do not accept finity.
- Simone de Beauvoir

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love;
it is the prerogative of the brave.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

A competent and self-confident person is
incapable of jealousy in anything.
Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
- Robert A. Heinlein

No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought,
and no art is capable of expressing thought which does not change.
- John Ruskin

It has been argued that British girls are incapable
of deep feeling or brilliant acting owing to their lack of temperament.
This, I am positive, is not true.
- Ivor Novello

Original sin is that thing about man which makes him
capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

If man made himself the first object of study,
he would see how incapable he is of going further.
How can a part know the whole?
- Blaise Pascal

Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying
a simple thing in a simple way.
- Marcel Proust

No student of Chinese history can say that the Chinese
are incapable of religious experience,
even when judged by the standards of medieval Europe or pious India.
- Hu Shih

The first duty of society is to give each of its members
the possibility of fulfilling his destiny.
When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed.
- Alexis Carrel

The truth is that I'm constitutionally incapable of doing an ordinary job.
- Dylan Moran

After September 11, the European governments have completely failed.
They are incapable of seeing beyond their own national scope of interests.
- Jurgen Habermas

Selfish persons are incapable of loving others,
but they are not capable of loving themselves either.
- Erich Fromm

The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained.
Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The U.S.
and Britain are incapable of controlling all of Iraq.
- Bashar al-Assad

The beauty of a strong, lasting commitment is often
best understood by men incapable of it.
- Murray Kempton

Censorship always defeats it own purpose,
for it creates in the end the kind of society that
is incapable of exercising real discretion.
- Henry Steele Commager

Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable
of using the Internet is regarded as backward.
- Al-Waleed bin Talal

It is difficult to understand these people who democratically
take part in elections and a referendum,
but are then incapable of democratically accepting the will of the people.
- Jose Saramago

This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
- Jean de la Bruyere

I sometimes give myself admirable advice,
but I am incapable of taking it.
- Lord Chesterfield

The State acquires power...
and because of its insatiable lust for power it is
incapable of giving up any of it.
The State never abdicates.
- Frank Chodorov

I was born, for instance, incapable of appreciating music.
- Maria Mitchell

We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor.
Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.
- Ronald Reagan

All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability.
The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
- Bruce Lee

The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose,
for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that
is incapable of exercising real discretion.
- Henry Steele Commager

It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt,
when they degenerate into a populace,
that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty.
- James Monroe

I believe that women have a capacity for understanding
and compassion which man structurally does not have,
does not have it because he cannot have it.
He's just incapable of it.
- Barbara Jordan

He who is incapable of feeling strong passions,
of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word,
will never be a good actor.
- Sarah Bernhardt

Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance;
beautiful in its way,
but incapable of growth.
- Harold MacMillan

We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
- George Henry Lewes

Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect,
are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions.
- James Callaghan

I think it's just a lack of ability,
we're incapable of writing hits.
- Kenny Hickey

In my solitude, many miles from men and houses,
I am in a childishly happy and carefree state of mind,
which you are incapable of understanding unless someone explains it to you.
- Knut Hamsun

Collective states are constitutionally incapable of
reliably producing anything but corpses.
- L. Neil Smith

A sane mind should not be guilty of a logical fallacy,
yet there are very fine minds incapable of following
mathematical demonstrations.
- Henri Poincare

I'm incapable of writing without social commentary.
I like to think that it's integrated and not really heavy handedly didactic.
- John Shirley


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