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Synaptic summation is the technical term used in neurophysiology
for those instances in which some neuron C is fired
only by a combination of neurons A and B. - Gregory Bateson

I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato
and some other philosophers,
that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.
- Jack Kevorkian

Lenience will operate with greater force,
in some instances than rigor.
It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.
- George Washington

The film director, in many instances,
has to swallow somebody else's decision about the final form of something.
It's so hard as to be intolerable.
- Trevor Nunn

 

Twins are usually hailed with delight,
because they swell the power of the family,
though in some instances they are put to death.
- John H. Speke

In many instances, order is apprehended first of all by the senses.
- Rudolf Arnheim

In too many instances, the march to globalization has
also meant the marginalization of women and girls.
And that must change.
- Hillary Clinton

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I believe there are more instances of the abridgement
of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments
by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
- James Madison

War, in some instances, especially defensive,
has been authorized by Heaven.
- Ezra Stiles

Even though Article IV of the Constitution says that
treaties are the 'supreme law of the land,'
in most instances they're not even law.
- Sonia Sotomayor

The War has been waged with success,
although there have been in some instances errors and misfortunes.
But the heart of the nation is sounder and its hopes brighter.
- Gideon Welles

In rare instances you have to give up what you thought was a great scene.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

The term 'giant' is used too often to describe artists.
But in the case of Akira Kurosawa, we have one of the
rare instances where the term fits.
- Martin Scorsese

Looking ahead, I can see more and more instances where
I will disagree with the president on very fundamental issues.
The largest, for me, is education.
- Jim Jeffords

In some instances, the accuracy of past-life memories
can be objectively verified,
sometimes with remarkable detail.
- Stanislav Grof

The independent role of morphology in mate choice is
revealed by the rare instances where the usual association
between song and morphology is disrupted.
- Peter R. Grant

The current state of knowledge is a moment in history,
changing just as rapidly as the state of knowledge
in the past has ever changed and,
in many instances, more rapidly.
- Jean Piaget

Nevertheless, as is a frequent occurrence in science,
a general hypothesis was constructed from a few specific
instances of a phenomenon.
- Sidney Altman

Secretary Powell and I agree on every single issue
that has ever been before this administration except
for those instances where Colin's still learning.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors,
at a pedigree show.
In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species.
- Melvin Maddocks

Questioning the nature and implications of liminal
instances necessarily involves failure,
if only in the specifically technical sense of entering
spaces where prevailing criteria of success scarcely apply.
- Brian Ferneyhough

We've built the largest empire in the history of the world.
It's been done over the last 50 years since World War
II with very little military might,
actually.
It's only in rare instances like Iraq where the military
comes in as a last resort.
- John Perkins

Don't get yourself in certain circumstances or instances,
because it's not a good feeling to be sitting in that
chair where you've got 12 people that are in control of your life.
You have an opportunity to be in control of your life
for yourself by the decisions that you make.
- Puff Daddy

I am decidedly of the opinion that in very many instances
we can trace such a necessary connexion,
especially among birds, and often with more complete
success than in the case which I have here attempted to explain.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

It is not secret here in Congress we have not had the
discipline in many instances to keep our hands out
of the cookie jar of Social Security.
Now to stop this I propose that in the future that
Congress cannot get its hands on the money in the first place.
- Jeff Miller

The information gained from these techniques was valuable in some instances,
but there is no way of knowing whether the same information
could have been obtained through other means.
- Dennis C. Blair

Many instances exist of small children who seem to
remember and describe their previous life in another body,
another place, and with other people.
These memories emerge usually shortly after these children begin to talk.
- Stanislav Grof

Sometimes I'll turn the channel and there's the movie
and I can honestly say that those last few minutes always fascinate me.
It's one of the rare instances when image,
music, and drama work effectively.
- Madeleine Stowe

I recognize this in my writing process.
A consistent writing structure opens the door to amazing insights.
I recognize the truth of this in my daily habits.
When I set my keys in the place
I, with practice, always set my keys...
I do not lose them.
In many instances an ordered external structure
can be an invitation for an extraordinarily unfettered,
creative and unbounded inner structure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

So high do these plants stand in the favour of the Chinese gardener,
that he will cultivate them extensively,
even against the wishes of his employer;
and,
in many instances, rather leave his situation than
give up the growth of his favourite flower.
- Robert Fortune

The music industry's actions at the time of 9/11 and
since have been actions driven by patriotism in most instances,
and greed and stupidity to a lesser degree.
Sounds like real life doesn't it?
- Ronnie James Dio

I respect people who feel things passionately.
I do.
But when someone is a judge, that is not what they
should bring to the bench.
It is not really passion, except in rare instances,
that serves the bench well.
It is, rather, an ability to understand the law and follow it.
- Charles Schumer

The tension between "yes" and "no," between "I can" and "I cannot,"
makes us feel that,
in so many instances, human life is an interminable debate with one's self.
- Anatole Broyard

So, it, of course, makes one wonder how many other
people there might be who are completely innocent,
who have been sent by the U.S.
to countries where they've been interrogated,
and in some instances it seems tortured.
- Jane Mayer

To be sure, in some instances these proceedings have been unconstitutional,
but we must remember that it is not the first time
since a war that there have been changes in governments by such methods.
- Frank B. Kellogg

The joke that I make is that there are instances on
the TV series that happen to me,
- except on Sex and the City they always make it better
or worse than real life and I am actually saying that in a joking way.
- Candace Bushnell

An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain
has taken possession of the commercial world,
and in instances no longer rare the most precious and
permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed
in the interests of momentary enrichment.
- Felix Adler

Wherever modern translations of marked excellence were
already in existence efforts were made to secure them for the Library,
but in a number of instances copyright could not be obtained.
- James Loeb

In fact, I had to make an enormous adjustment to this,
not only in listening to it but in playing with it.
It's a full sound.
In some instances, you must have the volume to get the effect.
- Chico Hamilton

Mr. Darwin contributes some striking and ingenious
instances of the way in which the principle partially affects the chain,
or rather network of life, even to the total obliteration of certain meshes.
- Richard Owen

There have been a couple of instances prior to now
where members of the House have filed resolutions calling
for release of the sealed files which were developed
during the course of our committee's investigation.
- Louis Stokes

On big issues like war in Iraq, but in many other issues
they simply must be multilateral.
There's no other way around.
You have the instances like the global warming convention,
the Kyoto protocol, when the U.S.
went its own way.
- Hans Blix

Of course it can be said of jails, too,
that they try - by punishing the troublesome -
to deter others.
No doubt, in certain instances this deterrence actually works.
But generally speaking it fails conspicuously.
- Barbara Deming

Capturing any member of any terrorist cell or any insurgent
cell that we may happen to come across is always very,
very valuable, and the thing that interests me is that
in most instances after a time people talk and they tell us what they know.
- John Abizaid

There are certain pursuits which,
if not wholly poetic and true,
do at least suggest a nobler and finer
relation to nature than we know.
The keeping of bees, for instance.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
- Sun Tzu

A firm, for instance, that does business in many countries
of the world is driven to spend an enormous amount of time,
labour, and money in providing for translation services.
- Edward Sapir

Bush is morally a universalist.
For instance, he says the freedom is good,
the same thing is good, all over the world.
So in that sense he's a universalist.
- Peter Singer

After my own for instance, my favourite is Princess Leia.
- Peter Mayhew

The Border Ballads, for instance, and the Robin Hood Ballads,
clearly suppose a state of society which is nothing
but a very circumscribed and not very important heroic age.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

It depends who the director is you know,
I mean Ken Loach for instance.
I've done up to 32 takes with him.
- Robert Carlyle

A piece of wall can be visually disintegrated from
the whole into a separate triangle by plunging a diagonal
of light from edge to edge on the wall;
that is,
side to floor, for instance.
- Dan Flavin

For instance, Clinton who was unquestionably the smartest
of the bunch I talked to -
both the ones who made it and didn't.
He had a great interest in policy.
- Robert Scheer

You can learn many things from children.
How much patience you have, for instance.
- Franklin P. Jones

When you hear a large symphony orchestra.
for instance, in a concert hall, there's a big,
sweeping sound that just doesn't get on to a record.
- Teddy Wilson

The influence of Paris, for instance,
is now minimal.
Yet a lot is written about Paris fashion.
- Geoffrey Beene

There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever...
money, for instance, or war.
- Saul Bellow

Kids are finding out about the potential for discovery
online from other sources;
many of them have computers at home,
for instance, or their friends have them.
- Daniel Greenberg

So, for instance, if you came to me,
I'd ask,'Do you want to write? Do you want to improvise?
Why do you want to play this instrument? What do you want to do?'
- Ornette Coleman

Every single instance of a friend's insincerity increases
our dependence on the efficacy of money.
- William Shenstone

For instance, it's a little better now than it was two or three years ago,
but something like 70% of the poems I receive seem
to be written in the present indicative.
- Peter Davison

Thus, in general, in the first instance,
the direction of interest in empirical fact will be
canalised by the logical structure of the theoretical system.
- Talcott Parsons

If I'm playing a violin thing, for instance,
I tend to respond to that sound with the way I finger.
- Andy Summers

The purpose behind terrorism is to instill fear in people -
the fear that electrical power,
for instance, will be taken away or the transportation
system will be taken down.
- Vinton Cerf

I do think that, for instance, we've been very lucky
to have theatrical careers and be associated with Shakespeare
which sometimes gives you a kind of bogus kudos.
- Kenneth Branagh

As Buddy Rich, for instance, broke into the business at the age of three,
I think it was, on drums, so indeed did I break into
the business at the age of four as a singer.
- Mel Torme

My luck is getting worse and worse.
Last night, for instance, I was mugged by a quaker.
- Woody Allen

Now, the instrumentation in the jazz band and the jazz
dance band has gone through many evolutions.
For instance, in the 'twenties the tradition was two or three saxophones.
- Gerry Mulligan

For instance, I always have one hanging in Budapest in the mayors office.
- Tony Curtis

You know, Motorcycle Diaries has no incredible stories,
no sudden plot twists, it doesn't play that way.
It's about recognizing that instance of change and embracing it.
- Gael Garcia Bernal

Trade is nothing else but a Commutation of Superfluities;
for instance: I give mine,
what I can spare, for somewhat of yours,
which I want, and you can spare.
- Dudley North


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