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If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Related topics: Wisdom Psychology Philosophy Spiritual

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

Become more and more innocent,
less knowledgeable and more childlike.
Take life as fun -
because that's precisely what it is!
- Osho

The universe we observe has precisely
the properties we should expect
if there is, at bottom, no design,
no purpose, no evil, no good,
nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
- Charles Darwin

 

One should never know too precisely
whom one has married
- Friedrich Nietzsche

On Wall Street he and a few others -
how many? three hundred,
four hundred, five hundred? had become precisely that...
Masters of the Universe.
- Tom Wolfe

In precisely the same way money is often hired,
and the hire paid for the use of it is called Interest.
- John Buchanan Robinson

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To achieve the impossible; it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
- Tom Robbins

To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Now I think one of the reasons why religion developed
in the way that it did over the centuries was precisely
to curb this murderous bent that we have as human beings.
- Karen Armstrong

America's health care system is in crisis precisely
because we systematically neglect wellness and prevention.
- Tom Harkin

It means that the silver coins of the United States
at whatever ratio is fixed,
and I want the present ratio that we have now,
16 to 1, maintained precisely as it is.
- Richard Parks Bland

The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because
it is invested with so much of oneself.
It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries,
the possibility of torment.
- James A. Baldwin

It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air,
the void, or the planets.
It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.
- Voltaire

A lot of my characters in all of my books have a self-destructive urge.
They'll do precisely the thing that they know is wrong,
take a perverse delight in doing the wrong thing.
- Richard Russo

What is lost in the good or excellent translation is precisely the best.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

So, for me, working with larger companies has often been very satisfying,
precisely because of the ability of bringing critical
mass to bear on a given effort.
- Vinton Cerf

I can't write without a reader.
It's precisely like a kiss - you can't do it alone.
- John Cheever

We need to be around our families not because we have
so many shared experiences to talk about,
but instead because they know precisely which subjects to avoid.
- Doug Coupland

To have a film in America means precisely nothing if
you don't have a distributor who stands behind it.
- Arthur Cohn

In prison, those things withheld from and denied to
the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.
- Eldridge Cleaver

The abuse of faith has to be resisted precisely.
- Joseph Ratzinger

Germany is in favor of integration precisely because we don't want dominance.
- Gerhard Schroder

Civilization exists precisely so that there may be
no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses.
- Georges Bernanos

It's precisely the disappointing stories,
which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning,
that sound true to life.
- Max Frisch

Sometimes the most beautiful thing is precisely the
one that comes unexpectedly and unearned.
- Anna Freud

Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch,
the difference being that a belch is more satisfying.
- Ingmar Bergman

The jargon of sculptors is beyond me.
I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female,
apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner.
- Ezra Pound

It's no small irony that the government inevitably
and invariably ends up promoting precisely that which
they would most like to repress.
- Jock Sturges

Up to now we have faced external problems in an isolated fashion.
One of these problems is precisely the drug trade and
what has been the result? A very weak and fragile position.
- Alberto Fujimori

I cannot say who, precisely, came up with the idea of a Stone Age family.
- Joseph Barbera

The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize
my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities,
my capacities.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
- Thomas Carlyle

We feel much happier and more secure when we think
we know precisely what to do,
no matter what happens, then when we have lost our
way and do not know where to turn.
- William Kingdon Clifford

Stravinsky is masterly: his harmony is conceived so
precisely that it can only be the way it is.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely
as small as what you allow to annoy you.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Learn to ask for what you want.
The worst people can do is not give you what you ask
for which is precisely where you were before you asked.
- Peter McWilliams

But the scientific importance of a change in knowledge
of fact consists precisely in j its having consequences for a system of theory.
- Talcott Parsons

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is:
I only know that people call me a feminist whenever
I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.
- Rebecca West

Liberal soccer moms are precisely as likely to receive
anthrax in the mail as to develop a capacity for linear thinking.
- Ann Coulter

Woman, or more precisely put, perhaps,
marriage, is the representative of life with which
you are meant to come to terms.
- Franz Kafka

A monopoly on the means of communication may define
a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian
formula of monopoly in the means of production.
- Robert Anton Wilson

A precisely made iron chain 22 yards in length consisting of 100 links.
- Edmund Gunter

Precisely what menstruation is, is not yet very well known.
- Granville Stanley Hall

On Earth, we still have a beautiful atmosphere that
precisely maintains a thermally driven climatic system that shelters,
shields and sustains our natural treasures.
- Jay Inslee

A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does
not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler
than the forces which destroy him.
- George Orwell

The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when
it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.
- Konrad Adenauer

It is inconceivable to me that a million or three million
or half a million human beings will think and feel
precisely the same way on any single subject.
- Chaim Potok

I have been a woman for fifty years,
and I've never yet been able to discover precisely what it is I am.
- Jean Giraudoux

Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril
to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
- Edward Dahlberg

The difficulty of literature is not to write,
but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader,
but to affect him precisely as you wish.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Influenza pandemics must be taken seriously,
precisely because of their capacity to spread rapidly
to every country in the world.
- Margaret Chan

In revealing the workings of government that led to the Vietnam War,
the newspapers nobly did precisely that which the Founders
hoped and trusted they would do.
- Hugo Black

This disaster did not force us to abandon our ideal;
on the contrary,
from the very first months of the conflict,
it led us to define precisely the conditions for its realization.
- Leon Jouhaux

I had always loved expressionist painting,
like every European.
In fact I admired it all the more because these were
precisely the paintings despised by my father's generation.
- Georg Baselitz

It cannot be precisely known how any thing is good or bad,
till it is precisely known what it is.
- James Mill

Love is the only wealth that man absolutely needs.
Love is the only wealth that God precisely is.
- Sri Chinmoy

Volume depends precisely on the writer's having been
able to sit in a room every day,
year after year, alone.
- Susan Sontag

There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty.
That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely
what should constitute the body of knowledge with which
true education is concerned.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Estrangement shows itself precisely in the elimination
of distance between people.
- Theodor Adorno

I still don't know precisely why The Mickey Mouse Club ended when it did.
- Annette Funicello

It is precisely because neither individuals nor small
groups can be fully self-sufficient that cooperation
is necessary to human survival and flourishing.
- Tom G. Palmer

The paradox of education is precisely this -
that as one begins to become conscious one begins to
examine the society in which he is being educated.
- James A. Baldwin

Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.
- J. K. Rowling

It is precisely our job as Catholics to speak the truth
as plainly and precisely as we can.
- Sargent Shriver

It's precisely in those moments when I don't know what to do,
boredom drives one to try a host of possibilities to
either get somewhere or not get anywhere.
- Anish Kapoor

Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself.
It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.
- Warren G. Bennis

I got this idea of doing a really serious big work-it
would be precisely like a novel,
with a single difference: Every word of it would be
true from beginning to end.
- Truman Capote

They might not need me; but they might.
I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small
as mine might be precisely their necessity.
- Emily Dickinson

Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new
information society precisely because there is so much data.
- John Naisbitt


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