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A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

Related topics: Values

It is an interesting question how far men
would retain their relative rank
if they were divested of their clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something.
But to inherit his property afterwards,
that is genuine pleasure.
- Honore de Balzac

I would not say I chose to write long poems on a conscious level.
The long poem has been a relative constant.
- John Barton

 

Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute,
and yet is relative; in that it somehow always goes
beyond itself and yet never escapes itself.
- T. S. Eliot

It's easy to sit in relative luxury and peace and pontificate
on the subject of the Third World debts.
- Roger Moore

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty,
a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity,
and a wife in misfortune.
- Chanakya

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The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things.
- Dean Inge

It is rather a problem of how to secure the best use
of resources known to any of the members of society,
for ends whose relative importance only those individuals know.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Everything is relative.
Is the Internet fast? Not for most people.
Is it always on? Yes, for cable modem and DSL users
but that represents a tiny percentage of users.
- John Patrick

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically.
We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly.
We grow partially. We are relative.
We are mature in one realm, childish in another.
- Anais Nin

It is only through contact and comparison that the
relative value or worthlessness of the various cultural
elements can be clearly and critically seen and understood.
- Hu Shih

Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that
has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more.
- Charles Caleb Colton

They emphasize the viewpoint that the protracted economic
stagnation in Japan derives from incomplete economic
adjustments to significant changes in relative prices.
- Toshihiko Fukui

Well, I make a practice of not commenting on the role
of the relative exchange value of our currency.
- John W. Snow

Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative.
- William S. Burroughs

There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of:
almost every student entering the university believes,
or says he believes, that truth is relative.
- Allan Bloom

The aim of our studies is to prove that color is the
most relative means of artistic expression,
that we never really perceive what color is physically.
- Josef Albers

Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human
ever has to choose a relative.
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

I had a great time on News Radio, I got to make tons
of money in relative obscurity and learn a lot about
the TV biz and work on my standup act constantly.
It was a dream gig.
- Joe Rogan

Where there's a will - there's a relative!
- Ricky Gervais

Concentrate your strengths against your competitor's relative weaknesses.
- Paul Gauguin

Personally, I don't like the term 'success.'
It's too arbitrary and too relative a thing.
It's usually someone else's definition,
not yours.
- Ichiro Suzuki

Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies,
society, even when perfect, is but a jungle.
This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
- Albert Camus

Yes.
We do think that the stimulus package is raising GDP
and raising employment relative to what would have happened otherwise.
- Doug Elmendorf

The relative property of the Son is to be begotten,
that is, so to proceed from the Father as to be a participant
of the same essence and perfectly carry on the Father's nature.
- William Ames

Be able to cite three good qualities of every relative
or acquaintance that you dislike.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Until a friend or relative has applied a particular
proverb to your own life,
or until you've watched him apply the proverb to his own life,
it has no power to sway you.
- Nicholson Baker

Human love has little regard for the truth.
It makes the truth relative, since nothing,
not even the truth, must come between it and the beloved person.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Language is like money, without which specific relative
values may well exist and be felt,
but cannot be reduced to a common denominator.
- George Santayana

In the past, TSR and now Wizards of the Coast have
asked me to do game stats for my characters,
and I'm never comfortable doing that.
It's all relative after all.
- R. A. Salvatore

Perhaps you could sympathize with those who seek to
replace a dead child with a copy,
or to copy a parent or a relative or even a celebrity.
- Leon Kass

People want the right to die at a time of their own choosing.
Too many families have watched helplessly as a relative dies slowly,
longing for death.
- Polly Toynbee

Suprisingly, one of the most complex pieces of code
is the code to determine where a note is in the staff.
Finale stores notes as relative scale positions in the current key.
- Robert Patterson

I had a couple come in with a negative amortization
mortgage on a house that costs way too much relative to their income.
They're consuming real estate, not investing in it.
- Chris Cooper

Lists of books we reread and books we can't finish
tell more about us than about the relative worth of the books themselves.
- Russell Banks

To say a poem is absolute is saying nothing,
because an ink blot can be absolute.
Yet you put into it what you like.
So it becomes totally relative.
- Nicholas Mosley

Blacks in the Caribbean, Britain, Canada and sub-Saharan
Africa as well as in the United States have low IQ
scores relative to whites.
- J. Philippe Rushton

At the lodge the chief gave me many particulars which
were relative to the late visit of the Spaniards.
- Zebulon Pike

In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is -
as it physically is.
This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.
- Josef Albers

I understand about the relative strengths of people,
and I don't think people have to be anything.
They can be nothin' if they want to be.
- Cecil Taylor

We pay some price when necessary to bring down inflation
but that price is temporary and is not large relative
to the permanent gain from reduced inflation.
- Martin Feldstein

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.
The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman
in the working out of our civilization were assigned
long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
- Grover Cleveland

We are 5 percent of the global population and consume
a third of the total resources -
on some level we should all feel guilty relative to the world.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

We who are interested in relative truth have to keep
digging for it and not let ourselves be sucked under.
- Holly Near

An increase in the relative price of products from
the low wage manufacturers in Asia and Latin America
will also make those products less attractive to American consumers.
- Martin Feldstein

Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.
- Plato

I had done a lot of reading, relative for a kid,
about World War Two, and I thought about Chamberlain a lot.
- Douglas Feith

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative,
a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
- Franklin P. Jones

I don't have perfect pitch, but I have relative pitch.
I'm glad I don't have perfect pitch because perfect
pitch can drive you crazy.
- Billy Eckstine

I had to keep from laughing when a male relative of
mine became concerned about how often I danced.
- Cesar Romero

Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position
of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter;
second,
telling other people to do so.
- Bertrand Russell

Western Europe GDP per capita - not taking into account
the new accession counties -
was lower in 2001 relative to that of the US than any time since the 1960's.
- John Hutton

A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
- George Ade

This attempt to isolate cell constituents might have
been a failure if they had been destroyed by the relative
brutality of the technique employed.
But this did not happen.
- Albert Claude

A very quiet and tasteful way to be famous is to have a famous relative.
Then you can not only be nothing, you can do nothing too.
- P. J. O'Rourke

If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody
like a relative to do the business.
- Alexander Pope

Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth,
but not its twin.
- Barbara Kingsolver

In a sense it might even be said that our failure is to form habits:
for,
after all, habit is relative to a stereotyped world,
and meantime it is only the roughness of the eye that makes two persons,
things, situations, seem alike.
- Walter Pater

My personal view is that such total planning by the
state is an absolute good and not simply a relative good...
I do not myself think of the attitude I take as deriving from Marx -
though this undoubtedly will be suggested -
but from Fichte and Hegel.
- John Grierson

Poor is the man who does not know his own intrinsic
worth and tends to measure everything by relative value.
A man of financial wealth who values himself by his
financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values
himself by his intrinsic self worth.
- Sydney Madwed

The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State,
of its essence, its functions, and its aims.
For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative.
- Benito Mussolini

The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness.
Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show that the
big driver of happiness is earned success:
a person's belief that he has created value in his
life or the life of others.
- Arthur C. Brooks

In this play we're dealing with relative truths -
who's lying,
who's telling the truth.
But underneath that, Ed and I have hit this deeper
level of intimacy between old friends that comes out in the play.
- Fred Ward

Nations are equal in respect to each other,
and entitled to claim equal consideration for their rights,
whatever may be their relative dimensions or strength
or however greatly they may differ in government,
religion or manners.
- James Kent

When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are
communicated to great masses of people,
the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion.
The complex is made over into the simple,
the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute.
- Walter Lippmann

When I speak of "cycles," I am referring to lengthy
intervals of relative homogeneity,
if not in the resolving of problems,
than at least with respect to the consistency of their
capacity to productively irritate.
- Brian Ferneyhough

Evil exists to glorify the good.
Evil is negative good.
It is a relative term.
Evil can be transmuted into good.
What is evil to one at one time, becomes good at another time to somebody else.
- Mencius

The reality is that the workforce relative to the number
of people retired has shrunk and today in America there
are only 3.3 working Americans paying payroll taxes
to support each individual currently retired and collecting Social Security taxes.
- John Shadegg

Of course, relative citation frequencies are no measure of relative importance.
Who has not aspired to write a paper so fundamental
that very soon it is known to everyone and cited by no one?
- Abraham Pais

To revolt is a natural tendency of life.
Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it.
In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an
animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.
- Mikhail Bakunin


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