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Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

Related topics: Wisdom

If Hitler invaded hell
I would make at least a favorable reference
to the devil in the House of Commons.
- Winston Churchill

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
- Aristotle

I'm always collecting emotions for future reference.
- Harlan Howard

 

A categorical imperative would be one which represented
an action as objectively necessary in itself,
without reference to any other purpose.
- Immanuel Kant

The common behavior of mankind is the system of reference
by means of which we interpret an unknown language.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Now obviously the propositions of the system have reference
to matters of empirical fact;
if they did not,
they could have no claim to be called scientific.
- Talcott Parsons

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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

Photography started as a means of getting reference
material for my paintings of nature subjects.
- Nigel Dennis

Sanity is only that which is within the frame of reference of conventional thought.
- Erich Fromm

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

Besides, it doesn't make any sense to have these characters
living in the year 3000 when all their points of reference
are from the pop culture of the 80's and the 90's.
- Joel Hodgson

People must not do things for fun.
We are not here for fun.
There is no reference to fun in any Act of Parliament.
- A. P. Herbert

After 1980, you never heard reference to space again.
Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism,
became the focus of design.
Space disappeared.
- Arthur Erickson

The use and threat of force, when world peace is not in danger,
are no longer valid frames of reference for achieving
the ends sought today by sovereign nations.
- Carlos Salinas

I feel a sense of sadness and joy.
Mostly sadness though about what I've experienced and
sadness about what others have experienced in reference to the stroke.
- Luther Vandross

Revelation and the nature of truth must be viewed in
reference to the structure of language.
- Kenneth L. Pike

For as long as one has no further point of reference,
apart from the position of the maximum,
the wavelength thus remains uncertain by an integral factor.
- Max von Laue

I especially object to having my character assassinated
by reference to events from my past which bear absolutely
no relationship to the question of who the anthrax killer is.
- Steven Hatfill

And if you are playing in several meters at once,
there has to be a - not a rigid - but there definitely
has to be a reference to a common pulse in the band.
- Robert Fripp

So all of the music had reference, or is inspired by
something of the dharma that I've come in contact with.
- Joseph Jarman

When the great promise of the Spirit was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost,
it was fulfilled not in reference to the apostles only.
- Charles Hodge

For the speedy reader paragraphs become a country the
eye flies over looking for landmarks,
reference points, airports, restrooms,
passages of sex.
- William H. Gass

The Epistles in the New Testament have all of them
a particular reference to the condition and usages
of the Christian world at the time they were written.
- Joseph Butler

I grew up with a mother who, every time she saw something,
would say, I'm going to look that up.
And I've become that person - I've become the reference-book person.
- Jennifer Saunders

My point of reference is life, in everything that I do.
- Howie Mandel

The Constitution, as originally drawn,
made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre
considered equal members of society.
- Constance Baker Motley

While knowledge may provide useful point of reference,
it cannot become a force to guide the future.
- Herbie Hancock

When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people,
you're telling them that they're less than somebody else.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

There are definite reference points to older Depeche Mode records.
- Martin Gore

Our essential differences from the norm are both huge
and deeply offensive to those among us who wish to
be quietly integrated into society without particular reference to our nature.
- Malcolm Boyd

Newt changed the frame of reference of all of our candidates.
That's why we won so big in 1994.
- Pete du Pont

Ultimately Warhol's private moral reference was to
the supreme kitsch of the Catholic church.
- Allen Ginsberg

Each age tries to form its own conception of the past.
Each age writes the history of the past anew with reference
to the conditions uppermost in its own time.
- Frederick Jackson Turner

That is, a system starts with a group of interrelated
propositions which involve reference to empirical observations
within the logical framework of the propositions in question.
- Talcott Parsons

It makes no sense to talk of the social obligations
of the corporation without reference to its economic obligations.
The two are intertwined.
- Lee R. Raymond

In reference to Cat Stevens, it is very,
very important we have accurate information on our
terrorist watch list and our no fly list and that you have a remedy.
- Asa Hutchinson

So on my screenplay, on the left-hand side of the page,
I will put all the ideas that refer to the scene next
to it so I have some sort of pictorial reference.
- Adrian Lyne

Meaning is what essence becomes when it is divorced
from the object of reference and wedded to the word.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

The process of receiving information for me is seeing,
hearing, and feeling their energy in my frame of reference.
That doesn't mean I see the individual,
unfortunately.
- John Edward

Principles and rules are intended to provide a thinking
man with a frame of reference.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

In 1963 and later papers, I pointed out that the special
market characteristics of medical care and medical
insurance could be explained by reference to differences
in information among the parties involved.
- Kenneth Joseph Arrow

We have the 2004 M1 here for reference,
which is useful.
It worked well here last year; we won the race and
always did fast lap times so it will be interesting
to compare it to the new bike and it will help us to
understand which parts have improved.
- Valentino Rossi

I was trying to write an autobiography using prints
and patterns that reference emotional,
psychological, and personal development in my work,
as a person growing up, figuring out who I was.
I used fabrics to stand in for occurrences.
- Jim Hodges

With reference to other religions, the Church sees
a great difference between them and herself.
The other religions are expressions of the human soul seeking God,
with some beautiful spiritual insights,
but also not without errors.
Christianity is rather God seeking humanity.
- Francis Arinze

Men may be spoiled by education, even as they are spoiled by illiteracy.
Education is the preparation of the mind for future work,
hence men should be educated with special reference to the work.
- Timothy Thomas Fortune

The music we made then was so amateurish,
compared to the rest of mainstream pop or rock and roll.
But what differentiated us from what everybody else
was doing in the business was the fact that you could
tell that these people came from different reference areas.
- Kevin Ayers

In all nations an exceptional man exists that compensates
the deficiencies of the remainder.
In those moments, when humanity is found collectively in a state of decadence,
there always remain those exceptional beings as point of reference.
- Augusto Roa Bastos

There was reference made to a book written in Greek
by a former Rabbi who had been converted to Christianity.
There was reference to a publication of a high clergyman of Milan.
Not even did Jews raise objections to that book.
- Julius Streicher

My experience with the Junior League,
when I worked in Philadelphia for four years in reference to children's things,
is that whenever they were asked they responded.
They always responded with sincerity,
and they did a good job.
- C. Everett Koop

Our findings with reference to organized crime was
that organized crime as an entity didn't participate
in the assassination of the president.
However, we were unable to preclude the possibility
of individual members of organized crime having participated.
- Louis Stokes

Distinctly American poetry is usually written in the
context of one's geographic landscape,
sometimes out of one's cultural myths,
and often with reference to gender and race or ethnic origins.
- Diane Wakoski

Until very recently, the heavenly bodies have been
investigated only with reference to their position
and their laws of motion,
and a quarter of a century ago astronomy was little
more than celestial topography.
- George Phillips Bond

It costs so much to promote something these days that
almost always safety is the preferred option,
reference back to things which have been successful in the past.
Also, people are simply not given the time to develop
and find themselves and their audience as we were.
- Peter Hammill

Reference to the territory and total disregard for
the nationality of the companies is of course the best
guarantee that competition assessment remain just that
and doesn't get affected by trade or other considerations.
- Mario Monti

Sir, allusion has been made, in an early stage of this debate,
to the history of the excitement which once pervaded
a considerable part of the country,
in reference to the transportation of the mails on the Lord's day.
- Caleb Cushing

Today the people from my State of Tennessee would listen to this debate,
or even talk about a reference to God on our money
or in the Halls of Congress or in our Pledge and say,
please, let common sense and logic win the day and
prevail versus legal mumbo jumbo.
- Zach Wamp

For when it is the good that is under consideration,
and the ethical object is predominant,
truth must be considered more in reference to art than science,
if, that is, unity is to be preserved in the work generally.
- Friedrich Schleiermacher

The second one, the joint Truth and Friendship Commission,
which we started now with Indonesia,
that is the one that has been criticized;
its terms of reference call for providing amnesty for
those who cooperate in telling the truth.
It does not lead to prosecution.
- Jose Ramos-Horta

The Beethoven Experience provided the opportunity to
solidify the relationship between the Orchestra and me,
the Orchestra and me and the public,
between all of us and the city of New York,
because Beethoven after all is a really amazing point of reference.
- Lorin Maazel

I wrapped "Buffy" and I always felt on "Buffy" that
they wanted to keep me younger for a specific reason.
It seemed like I was getting younger every year that I was on the show.
I think there was a reference to me being 15,
then 14.
- Michelle Trachtenberg

The Burgess Shale is not unique, but for those who
study evolution and fossils it has become something of an icon.
It provides a reference point and a benchmark,
a point of common discussion and an issue of universal scientific interest.
- Simon Conway Morris

Many talk much, and indeed well, of what Christ has done for us:
but how little is spoken of what he is to do in us!
and yet all that he has done for us is in reference
to what he is to do in us.
- Adam Clarke

The immediacy of mystic experience simply means that
we know God just as we know other objects.
God is not a mathematical entity or a system of concepts
mutually related to one another and having no reference to experience.
- Muhammad Iqbal

The proceedings of this House in 1790,
in reference to petitions on the matter of the slave trade,
and of slavery in the States, have been cited.
It has been said that those petitions were not received.
- Caleb Cushing

At the same time, new concepts and abstractions flow into the picture,
taking up the task of describing the universe without
reference to such time or space -
abstractions for which our language lacks adequate terms.
- Benjamin Whorf

Quality is timeless: It will clearly define itself.
And so I make reference to and acknowledge things that
I feel have been dismissed,
trying to restate those musical and cultural elements clearly and vehemently.
- Dwight Yoakam

Sir Hugh Greene is the man I hold most responsible
for the state of our country today.
For 11 years hardly a week went by without a sniping reference to me.
And he gave access to anyone who was prepared to say
anything morally subversive.
- Mary Whitehouse

You can have many different selection systems,
but the bottom line has to be a system that,
once the judge takes office that judge will feel that
he or she is to decide the case without reference to
the popular thing or the popular will of the moment.
- Stephen Breyer


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