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Insistence Quotes

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If the mind wants to comprehend reality,
it will have to come out of the past and the future.
But coming out of the past and the future,
it is no longer the mind at all.
Hence the insistence of all the great masters of the world
that the door to reality is no-mind.
- Osho

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In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age:
the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence
that there is no absolute.
- Francis Schaeffer

If anything characterizes the cultural life of the seventies in America,
it is an insistence on preventing failures of communication.
- Richard Rosen

That hunger of the flesh, that longing for ease,
that terror of incarceration, that insistence on tribal honour being obeyed:
all of that exists,
and it exists everywhere.
- Ben Kingsley

 

I look upon another's insistence on the merits of his or her life -
duties,
intellect, accomplishment - and see that most of it is nonsense.
- Harold Brodkey

Love is the ability and willingness to allow those
that you care for to be what they choose for themselves
without any insistence that they satisfy you.
- Wayne Dyer

Our incapacity to comprehend other cultures stems from
our insistence on measuring things in our own terms.
- Arthur Erickson

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There is a fuzzy but real distinction that can and
I believe should be made,
between patriotism, which is attachment to a way of life,
and nationalism, which is the insistence that your
way of life deserves to rule over other ways of life.
- Todd Gitlin

Claims of right and insistence upon obligations may
depend upon treaty stipulations,
or upon the rules of international law,
or upon the sense of natural justice applied to the
circumstances of a particular case,
or upon disputed facts.
- Elihu Root

Remember that in every single case in history the process
of adaptation has been one of exceeding slowness.
Do not look for the impossible, but do not let your
path deviate from the quiet and steadfast insistence
on full opportunities for your powers.
- Franz Boas

As this long and difficult war ends,
I would like to address a few special words to the American people:
Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on
peace with honor has made peace with honor possible.
- Richard M. Nixon

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love,
of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God -
the rest will be given.
- Mother Teresa

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing,
the rest is mere sheep-herding.
- Ezra Pound

Anyone who can worship a trinity
and insist that his religion is a monotheism
can believe anything.
- Robert A Heinlein

Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues:
always insist on it in your subordinates.
- Don Marquis

I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery.
I insist on believing that some men are my equals.
- Brigid Brophy

I love America more than any other country in this world,
and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right
to criticize her perpetually.
- James A. Baldwin

Destiny has a lot to do with it, but so do you.
You have to persevere, you have to insist.
- Andrea Bocelli

We pacifists have not ceased to point to the grave
danger of armaments and to insist on their curtailment.
- Ludwig Quidde

People who insist on telling their dreams are among
the terrors of the breakfast table.
- Max Beerbohm

The proper reply to right wing religiosity is not to
insist that politics and religion don't mix.
This is the stock response of the left.
- Christopher Lasch

No government can help the destinies of people who
insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

France will insist on the need for updated and responsive institutions.
- Jacques Chirac

Now that he has disavowed as outright lies many of
the stories he told himself,
it's hard to know what to make of those who still insist
that David Brock had it right the first time.
- Jane Mayer

All of us kids ended up 'doing Mom.' There are four
of us who've tried show business.
Five if you insist on counting my sister the nun,
who does liturgical dance.
- Bill Murray

True friendships don't fade in Hollywood,
as so many myths about show business would have you insist.
- Kent McCord

In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers.
In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders.
- Steve Allen

If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable...
we must be content to creep along the ground,
and never soar.
- John Henry Newman

But no one can praise Roosevelt for doing this and
then insist that he restored our traditional political
and economic systems to their former vitality.
- John T. Flynn

Nobody talks about God as those who insist that there is no God.
- Heywood Broun

Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because
they're lazy and I think editors ought to insist on
more precise identification even if they remain anonymous.
- Ben Bradlee

Kant and Hegel are interesting thinkers.
But I am happy to insist that they are also terrible writers.
- Alain de Botton

Avoid sarcasm.
Don't insist on the last word.
- Ford Frick

Man seems to insist on ignoring the lessons available from history.
- Norman Borlaug

There is something suspicious about music,
gentlemen.
I insist that she is, by her nature,
equivocal.
I shall not be going too far in saying at once that
she is politically suspect.
- Thomas Mann

It is time for us to insist that we are accountable
for the money that we are spending.
- Eric Cantor

I describe my works as books, but my publishers in Spain,
in the United States, and elsewhere insist on calling them novels.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I still insist that American performers are the best performers in the world.
- Tony Bennett

Shouldn't Democrats insist that Sen.
Durbin step down as their whip, the number two man in their leadership?
- Bill Kristol

The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God;
the tragedy is that,
knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way.
- William Barclay

In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment
as a sign of love and respect.
Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation.
- Michael Lewis

Instead of raising taxes as some would insist,
we need to reduce waste and inefficiency in government.
- Tim Murphy

One marvels why the middle classes still insist on
so much discomfort for their children at such expense to themselves.
- E. M. Forster

I believe that life is a journey towards God,
and that no one has the right to insist that you go a certain road.
- Pat Buckley

We are insisting and we will continue to insist that
this faith of the church must continue to be upheld come rain,
come fire.
That is our position.
- Peter Akinola

One of my grandsons used to insist, when he was only 3 or 4,
that he had been born and had lived in India.
- Taylor Caldwell

I never understand why people have children and then
insist on living as though nothing has shifted.
- Christy Turlington

Why do you always insist on playing while I'm trying to conduct?
- Eugene Ormandy

Workers insist that they are not disgruntled.
They are very gruntled.
- Kevin Nealon

I don't do a film unless it has a sword in it.
And if it doesn't have a sword in it,
I insist that they have one in the same room to keep me comfortable.
- Orlando Bloom

Every once in awhile we may fall on our face,
but we insist on doing what we wanna do.
- Cliff Burton

As I grew older, I realized that it was much better
to insist on the genuine forms of nature,
for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.
- Albrecht Durer

I hold it the duty of the executive to insist upon
frugality in the expenditure,
and a sparing economy is itself a great national source.
- Andrew Johnson

I do insist on making what I hope is sense so there's
always a coherent narrative or argument that the reader can follow.
- Howard Nemerov

When you sign with a label, they do insist upon certain rights,
and if you have a competent attorney,
your rights will be protected.
- Tommy Shaw

Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not,
because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist
they're honest about everything.
- Chuck Klosterman

Those who insist on the dignity of their office show
they have not deserved it.
- Baltasar Gracian

Parents have a right to insist that godless evolution
not be taught to their children.
- Patrick Buchanan

The class has become over the years fairly large,
running to three hundred or more, but I always insist
upon reading all the student folklore collections myself.
Although this is a tall order, I look forward to it
because I learn so much from it.
- Alan Dundes

People must insist on the right to say no,
to be alone, to stand out from the herd.
Creative artists can say all this in their own way and in their own field,
by hard, rigorous work.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Our assessment of socio-economic worth is largely a sham.
We scientists should not lend ourselves to it -
though we routinely do.
We should, instead, insist on applying the criterion of quality.
- John Charles Polanyi

If religion were true, its followers would not try
to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity;
but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth,
irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences.
- H. P. Lovecraft

I have to think of my status as a resident in this country.
But I do insist that in Paraguay there was order;
the judiciary had the power of complete independence;
justice was fully exercised.
- Alfredo Stroessner

In the ordinary affairs of life we do not require nor
expect demonstrative evidence,
because it is inconsistent with the nature of matters of fact,
and to insist on its production would be unreasonable and absurd.
- Simon Greenleaf

I insist that there is nothing sacred in the life of an invader,
and there is no valid principle of human society that
forbids the invaded to protect themselves in whatever way they can.
- Benjamin Tucker

It distresses me that parents insist that their children read or make them read.
The best way for children to treasure reading is to
see the adults in their lives reading for their own pleasure.
- Kate DiCamillo

I suppose I might insist on making issues of things.
But that is not my nature, and I always bear in ming
that my mission is to leave behind me the kind of impression
that will make it easier for those who follow.
- Marian Anderson

I think some people wished I'd kept myself out of the book.
But I kind of insist on it because I want the reader
to share my engagement with the material,
if you like, not pretend that I'm doing it completely intellectually.
- Helen Garner


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