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Grounds Quotes

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Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.
- Carl Jung

Related topics: Spiritual Cynical

What are the proper grounds for joy?
Is it circumstance which will
determine the stature of my spirit?
Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice -
in the face of any event - for joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I refuse to answer that question
on the grounds that I don't know the answer
- Douglas Adams

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something;
in the absence of good grounds for belief,
he will be satisfied with bad ones.
- Bertrand Russell

 

In every marriage more than a week old,
there are grounds for divorce.
The trick is to find, and continue to find,
grounds for marriage.
- Robert Anderson

When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style
on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose,
the poets tremble.
- John C. Ransom

Hostesses who entertain much must make up their parties
as ministers make up their cabinets,
on grounds other than personal liking.
- George Eliot

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The Senator from Massachusetts has given us ample grounds
to doubt the judgment and the attitude he brings to
bear on vital issues of national security.
- Dick Cheney

It is not to be forgotten that what we call rational
grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational
attempts to justify our instincts.
- Thomas Huxley

Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds,
you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.
- William Butler Yeats

Look into the nature of things.
Search out the grounds of your opinions,
the for and against.
- Francis Wright

There are plenty of opportunities for common grounds
that we need to explore and strengthen.
The Hispanic community has a strong affinity for our
relationship with Israel.
- Robert Menendez

I got a divorce eleven years later on the grounds of cruelty,
which is still not easy in England.
- Dinah Sheridan

Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief,
while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it.
- William Shenstone

We believe the use of force against Iraq,
especially with reference to previous resolutions of the UN Security Council,
has no grounds, including legal grounds.
- Igor Ivanov

Some campaigns are not worth waging if you can't win;
others have to be fought on grounds of principle regardless
of the chances for success.
- Patricia Ireland

I am basically a complainer and all the grounds for
complaint have been swept out from under me.
- Joseph Epstein

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime,
but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
- Cyril Connolly

The Army has carried the American ideal to its logical conclusion.
Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race,
creed and color, but also on ability.
- Tom Lehrer

Adultery - which is the only grounds for divorce in New York -
is not grounds for divorce in California.
As a matter of fact, adultery in Southern California is grounds for marriage.
- Allan Sherman

If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ
in color for a full hour,
there would be a considerable number of stations
which would decline to carry it on the grounds
that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.
- Edward R. Murrow

In early 1993, a hostile observer might have had grounds
for thinking that the Unix story was almost played out,
and with it the fortunes of the hacker tribe.
- Eric S. Raymond

There is a natural aristocracy among men.
The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is essential that policy instruments be developed
that would firmly establish democratization on the
basis of social consensus and enable transformation on stable grounds.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds
and against the right persons and also in the right
manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.
- Aristotle

We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those
who cannot understand its grounds.
- Jean Rostand

Doves oppose war on the grounds that the risks exceed the gains.
War with Iraq could be very costly, possibly degenerating into urban warfare.
- Charles Krauthammer

So I think one can say on empirical grounds -
not because of some philosophical principle -
that you can't have democracy unless you have a market economy.
- Peter L. Berger

To the extent that the judicial profession becomes
the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure
precedents and the narrowest grounds available,
the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks.
- Irving R. Kaufman

Once you begin to explain or excuse all events on racial grounds,
you begin to indulge in the perilous mythology of race.
- James Earl Jones

When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides,
a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search
for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself.
- Bertrand Russell

There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may
now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.
- Stephen Hawking

I mean, there's a hell of a lot of grounds for protest,
but you don't do it through music.
- Chico Hamilton

Democracies are poor breeding grounds for terrorism and war.
- Adam Schiff

No crime can ever be defended on rational grounds.
- Titus Livius

Christ and The Church: If he were to apply for a divorce
on the grounds of cruelty,
adultery and desertion, he would probably get one.
- Samuel Butler

If you call your opponent a politician,
it's grounds for libel.
- Mark Russell

On this day, so full for Americans of thoughts connected
with their National Independence,
we may not forget that Americans have yet other grounds
for gratitude to the people of the Netherlands.
- Seth Low

Moreover, I want us to urge political and religious leaders,
and all peoples of the world, to move forward in a conciliatory spirit,
to deal with religious matters in a responsible and balanced way,
and to focus on their common grounds.
- Alcee Hastings

The clarification of visual forms and their organization
in integrated patterns as well as the attribution of
such forms to suitable objects is one of the most effective
training grounds of the young mind.
- Rudolf Arnheim

The principle of the brotherhood of man is narcissistic...
for the grounds for that love have always been the
assumption that we ought to realize that we are the
same the whole world over.
- Germaine Greer

Procedures outside the stadiums and in the parking
areas still need to be optimized,
for example so that emergency medical services can
leave the grounds on their way to the hospital faster.
- Otto Schily

Most terrorists are people deeply concerned by what they see as social,
political, or religious injustice and hypocrisy,
and the immediate grounds for their terrorism is often
retaliation for an action of the United States.
- William Blum

After saying yes to Turkey, the EU is having difficulty
finding clear and consistent grounds for saying no to other,
still more remote candidates - but being in the general
vicinity of Europe does seem to be a continuing requirement.
- Timothy Garton Ash

The logic is often far-fetched - how does medical marijuana
affect interstate commerce? -
and some conservatives would like judges to start throwing
out federal laws wholesale on commerce clause grounds.
The court once again said no thanks.
- Michael Kinsley

Admittedly great though these reasons be,
they are not the principal grounds, that is,
those which may rightfully claim for themselves the
privilege of the highest admiration.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

But you can't show some far off idyllic conception
of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture.
You've got to show what it's really like,
and try to reach them on their own grounds.
- James Dean

Namely, we have no right to believe a thing true because
everybody says so unless there are good grounds for
believing that some one person at least has the means of knowing what is true,
and is speaking the truth so far as he knows it.
- William Kingdon Clifford

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be,
we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds,
we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
- Winston Churchill

I'm in total sympathy with Dick Smith's sentiments;
I only wish there were grounds for saying we Australians
would never tolerate such appalling treatment of refugees
being carried out in our name.
- Hugh Mackay

Anyone determined to find another person or group inferior
can always find whole lists of grounds that demonstrate
inferiority because we are all inferior to the ideals
of humanness we have erected.
- Marilyn French

All travellers who had preceded me into the Barren
Grounds had relied on the abundant game,
and in consequence suffered dreadful hardships;
in some cases even starved to death.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

All that I say is, examine, inquire.
Look into the nature of things.
Search out the grounds of your opinions,
the for and against.
Know why you believe, understand what you believe,
and possess a reason for the faith that is in you.
- Frances Wright

Long after this wonderful event in the Earth's history,
when the human species was spread over a good deal of Asia,
Europe, and Africa, migration to the American continents
began in attempts to find new feeding grounds and unoccupied
areas for hunting and fishing.
- Harry Johnston

Gardening is all about optimism.
I put a seed in the ground.
I consistently tend it,
confident I will see the results, in time,
of the nurture I have provided.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Keep your feet firmly planted on the ground
as you reach for the stars.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Perspective is both a necessary
and a sufficient ground for wisdom.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

I am not bound for any public place,
but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees,
and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
- Wendell Berry

The crops were planted, tended, and harvested -
now the ground lies fallow, awaiting the new planting.
Did the year fail? I think not.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground.
- John Lennon

I never eat in a restaurant that's over a hundred feet
off the ground and won't stand still.
- Calvin Trillin

In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground.
- Douglas Adams

Jogging is very beneficial.
It's good for your legs and your feet.
It's also very good for the ground.
If makes it feel needed.
- Charles M. Schulz

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein
of water flowing hidden underground,
secretly making the ground green.
- Thomas Carlyle


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