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Origin Quotes

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We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Related topics: Wisdom Nature Open Unity

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

All riches have their origin in mind.
Wealth is in ideas - not money.
- Robert Collier

 

What is the origin of God?
- John Clayton

Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters;
united with it,
she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.
- Francisco de Goya

We have now seen that there is no particle of evidence
for the Egyptian origin of Tarot cards.
- Arthur E. Waite

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All that is true, by whomsoever it has been said has
its origin in the Spirit.
- Thomas Aquinas

The persecuting spirit has its origin...
in the assumption that one's own opinions are infallibly correct.
- John Fiske

Don't become a mere recorder of facts,
but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.
- Ivan Pavlov

The positive testimony of history is that the State
invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation.
No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner.
- Albert J. Nock

In Hungary all native music, in its origin,
is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance.
- Franz Liszt

Nothing can have as its destination anything other than its origin.
The contrary idea, the idea of progress,
is poison.
- Simone Weil

A people without the knowledge of their past history,
origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
- Marcus Garvey

By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened
mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does.
This was the origin of the paintings in The Frieze of Life.
- Edvard Munch

Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin,
is the great equalizer of the conditions of men,
the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
- Horace Mann

We are the first generation of human beings to have
substantial insights into the origin of our cosmos and of human life in it.
- Arthur Peacocke

I deplore any action which denies artistic talent an
opportunity to express itself because of prejudice against race origin.
- Bess Truman

We should be the natural home for the millions of Britons of immigrant origin.
But we're not.
Because too often we've sounded like people who wish
they hadn't come here at all.
- Francis Maude

There is an ancient legend which warns that,
should we ever learn our true origin,
our universe will instantly be destroyed.
- Len Wein

Yes, I am Algerian of Moroccan origin through my parents,
but all my life is Algeria.
I was born there.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Because of this, originality consists in returning to the origin.
- Antonio Gaudi

All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority
otherwise called ambition.
- Cesare Pavese

The problem is we disagree about the origin.
Is this occupied land or not?
- Hassan Nasrallah

Because I don't play guitar any more,
African harmonies and rhythms have been an inspiration to me.
I love the raw origin of the sound.
It complements my voice and words naturally.
- Cat Stevens

Sabbath - a weekly festival having its origin in the
fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh.
- Ambrose Bierce

Fire is the origin of stone.By working the stone with heat,
I am returning it to its source.
- Andy Goldsworthy

According to the now almost universally accepted theory,
all the races of mankind had a common origin.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The theory of evolution is totally inadequate to explain
the origin and manifestation of the inorganic world.
- John Ambrose Fleming

We are African in origin and American in birth.
- Timothy Thomas Fortune

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings:
it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
- William Wordsworth

There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know:
the Bible,
the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species,
and Karl Marx's Capital.
- Al Capp

Once we got over the origin story, we could really
delve deeper into their lives and characters and angst.
So this movie actually has more heart,
more humor.
- Avi Arad

Verse, singing, and speech have a common origin.
- Jean Philippe Rameau

The RNA World referred to an hypothetical stage in
the origin of life on Earth.
- Sidney Altman

Gospel music rhythms are not African in origin,
although I know that's what the jazz experts say.
- Mahalia Jackson

I came from such a simple origin, without any great privilege,
and I would say I also wanted to make a mark.
It wasn't until I was about 15 that I appeared in a race.
- Roger Bannister

But the need for conflict to expose prejudice and unclear reasoning,
which is deeply embedded in my philosophy of science,
has its origin in these debates.
- Robert B. Laughlin

Whenever you trace the origin of a skill or practices
which played a crucial role in the ascent of man,
we usually reach the realm of play.
- Eric Hoffer

It does not do to use it with forms whose origin is
intimately bound up with a specific material simply
because no technical difficulties stand in the way.
- Adolf Loos

Thus the genetic basis to the origin of bird species
is to be sought in the inheritance of adult traits
that are subject to natural and sexual selection.
- Peter R. Grant

The independent girl is truly of quite modern origin,
and usually is a most bewitching little piece of humanity.
- Lou Henry Hoover

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others
the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
- Bertrand Russell

I have thus given you a full statement of all that
I know respecting the origin of Mormonism.
- Charles Anthon

Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in
this world that is not Greek in its origin.
- John Acton

Yet did that Antiochus, who was also called Dionysius,
become an origin of troubles again.
- Flavius Josephus

What sense would it make or what would it benfit a
physician if he discovered the origin of the diseases
but could not cure or alleviate them?
- Paracelsus

Even a polemic has some justification if one considers
that my own first poetic experiments began during a
dictatorship and mark the origin of the Hermetic movement.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Many works of the ancients have become fragments.
Many works of the moderns are fragments at the time of their origin.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

I have always held those political opinions which point
to the universal brotherhood of man,
no matter in what rank of life he may have taken his origin.
- Alexander Mackenzie

We show deference to the civil authorities when they
respect the divine origin of their power and when they
serve the people with objective reference to the law of God.
- Angelo Scola

Science always has its origin in the adaptation of
thought to some definite field of experience.
- Ernst Mach

The pretended physical philosophy of modern days strips
Man of all his moral attributes,
or holds them of no account in the estimate of his
origin and place in the created world.
- Adam Sedgwick

Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil.
I am content to observe that there is evil,
and that there is a way to escape from it,
and with this I begin and end.
- John Newton

For origin and development of human faculty we must
look to these processes of association in lower animals.
- Edward Thorndike

Every human being, of whatever origin,
of whatever station, deserves respect.
We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.
- U. Thant

Already at the origin of the species man was equal
to what he was destined to become.
- Jean Rostand

The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover;
it is kept alive by hope and fear,
by childish faith, and by cowardice.
- Clarence Darrow

It took some time to gather the research and develop it into the storyline,
and to finally finish an origin myth poem that I had
been working on for twenty years.
- Jean M. Auel

It is even possible that laws which have not their
origin in the mind may be irrational,
and we can never succeed in formulating them.
- Arthur Eddington

Geologists are rapidly becoming convinced that the
mammals spread from their central Asian point of origin
largely because of great variations in climate.
- Ellsworth Huntington

My early childhood prepared me to be a social psychologist.
I grew up in a South Bronx ghetto in a very poor family.
From Sicilian origin, I was the first person in my
family to complete high school,
let alone go to college.
- Philip Zimbardo

There are three principles in a man's being and life,
the principle of thought, the principle of speech,
and the principle of action.
The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men
is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say.
- Martin Buber

The essence of morality is a questioning about morality;
and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly
all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil.
- Georges Bataille

A lot of people in my world - in the acting world -
have either lost friends to Aids or live with HIV because
its origin in our culture,
in New York for instance, was in the gay community.
- Emma Thompson

That means that every human being - without distinction of sex,
age, race, skin color, language, religion,
political view, or national or social origin -
possesses an inalienable and untouchable dignity.
- Hans Kung

I am sure my fellow-scientists will agree with me if
I say that whatever we were able to achieve in our
later years had its origin in the experiences of our
youth and in the hopes and wishes which were formed
before and during our time as students.
- Felix Bloch

It's easier to play a dim character,
for me,
because I have a natural bent for comedy.
It's not intrinsic for me to be crafty,
so I would have to go outside for a source of origin.
I think of myself as pretty dim.
- Stephen Root

It is curious to reflect, for example,
upon the remarkable legend of the Philosopher's Stone,
one of the oldest and most universal beliefs,
the origin of which, however far back we penetrate
into the records of the past,
we do not probably trace its real source.
- Frederick Soddy

Whatever things may have been in their origin,
they are what they are, both in themselves and in regard
to their indications respecting other beings or influences
the existence of which may be implied in theirs.
- Goldwin Smith

Furthermore, the spirit of enterprise which had its
first intellectual development in England has especially
flourished here as well as throughout all of Canada,
while the same spirit has become less virile in the land of its origin.
- Charles E. Wilson


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