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"One of Love's qualities-namely, Forgiveness." - Paulo Coelho

"He said that there was one only good, namely, knowledge; and one only evil, namely, ignorance." - Socrates

"He said that there was one only good, namely, knowledge; and one only evil, namely, ignorance." - Diogenes Laertius

"Science walks forward on two feet, namely theory and experiment." - Robert Andrews Millikan

"We have a duty towards music, namely, to invent it." - Igor Stravinsky

"The intelligent have a right over the ignorant; namely, the right of instructing them." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is one thing diviner than duty, namely, the bond of obligation transmuted into liberty." - William Rounseville Alger

"I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England." - Elizabeth I

"All science has one aim, namely, to find a theory of nature." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"He and I have this... personality conflict. Namely, I think he should get a new one." - Scott Westerfeld

"There is one thing diviner than duty, namely, the bond of obligation transmuted into liberty." - William R Alger

"The public man needs but one patron, namely, the lucky moment." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"I wish you'd help me look into a more interesting problem - namely, my sanity." - Kurt Vonnegut

"The public man needs but one patron, namely, the lucky moment." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Death possesses a good deal, of real estate, namely, the graveyard in every town." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Two points of danger beset mankind; namely, making sin seem either too large or too little ..." - Mary Baker Eddy

"Few gynecologists recommend to their heterosexual patients the most foolpoof of solutions, namely, misterectomy." - Mary Daly

"Work with the raw material you have, namely you, and never let up." - Helen Gurley Brown

"Life is complex in its expression, involving more than percipience, namely desire, emotion, will, and feeling." - Alfred North Whitehead

"We need to add to the three R's, namely Reading, 'Riting, and 'Rithmetic, a fourth- RESPONSIBILITY." - Herbert Hoover

"Social justice rests on the hate towards those that enjoy a comfortable position, namely, upon envy." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"The greatest penalty of evildoing - namely, to grow into the likeness of bad men." - Plato

"The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual - namely to You." - Walt Whitman

"One man alone had really known the sciences, namely, Robert, Bishop of Lincoln." - Roger Bacon

"By its nature, the metropolis provides what otherwise could be given only by traveling; namely, the strange." - Jane Jacobs

"Democracy, the deceitful theory that the Jew would insinuate - namely, that theory that all men are created equal." - Adolf Hitler

"Jane Austen: Getting into her books is like getting in bed with a cadaver. Something vital is lacking; namely, life." - Edward Abbey

"Somehow we find it hard to sell our values, namely that the rich should plunder the poor." - John Foster Dulles

"We are at the beginning of a new era of immunochemistry, namely the production of "antibody based" molecules." - Cesar Milstein

"The present non-aristotelian system is based on fundamental negative premises; namely, the complete denial of 'identity.'" - Alfred Korzybski

"There is one topic peremptorily forbidden to all well-bred, to all rational mortals, namely, their distempers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Second edition of Earthworks I have the more traditional compositional approach, namely I write a piece from the piano." - Bill Bruford

"Love has three kinds of origin, namely: suffering, friendship and love. A human love has a corporal and intellectual origin." - Boethius

"To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"Only one absolute certainty is possible to man, namely that at any given moment the feeling which he has exists." - Thomas Henry Huxley

"There are three things which the public will always clamour for, sooner or later: namely, Novelty, novelty, novelty." - Thomas Hood

"Machines deprive us of two things which are certainly important ingredients of human happiness, namely, spontaneity and variety." - Bertrand Russell

"Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essence of religion, namely, its absolute claims." - Morris Raphael Cohen

"It's obvious that St. Louis has certain advantages compared to other cities: namely, a concentration of financial services." - Jim Mckelvey

"Only one absolute certainty is possible to man, namely that at any given moment the feeling which he has exists." - Thomas Huxley

"The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists." - Erwin Schrodinger

"There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime namely, repressive justice." - Simone Weil

"Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"There are three things which the public will always clamor for, sooner or later: namely, novelty, novelty, novelty." - Thomas Hood

"God will answer all our questions in one way and one way only. Namely, by showing us more of his Son." - Watchman Nee

"From the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of higher animals, directly follows." - Charles Darwin

"I recognize but one mental acquisition as a necessary part of the education of a lady or gentlemen, namely, an accurate and refined use of the mother tongue." - Charles William Eliot

"And, indeed, this is one of the greatest mysteries in the world; namely, that a righteousness that resides in heaven should justify me, a sinner on earth!" - John Bunyan

"What is commonly called love, namely the desire of satisfying a voracious appetite with a certain quantity of delicate white human flesh." - Henry Fielding

"Knowledge of life in the astral world leads us to a conclusion of fundamental importance, namely that the physical world is the product of the astral world." - Rudolf Steiner

"One circumstance tormented me then: Namely, that no one else was like me, and I was like no one else. I am only one, and they are all." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Relations between pure and applied mathematicians are based on trust and understanding. Namely, pure mathematicians do not trust applied mathematicians, and applied mathematicians do not understand pure mathematicians." - Albert Einstein

"May those principles, which were so honorably and nobly defended, namely, the Constitution of our land, by our fathers, be established forever." - Joseph Smith Jr

"It is my great hope someday, to see science and decision makers rediscover what the ancients have always known. Namely that our highest currency is respect." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"The people know that they need in their representative much more than talent, namely, the power to make his talent trusted." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Of all deadly sins, this is the most deadly, namely, that any one should think he is not guilty of a damnable and deadly sin before God." - Martin Luther

"We have confirmed something we only knew in theory, namely that revolution, in which uncontrolled and uncontrollable forces operate imperiously, is blind and destructive, grandiose and cruel." - Frederica Montseny

"I will argue that in the literal sense the programmed computer understands what the car and the adding machine understand, namely, exactly nothing" - John Searle

"Love is a brilliant illustration of a principle everywhere discoverable: namely, that human reason lives by turning the friction of material forces into the light of ideal goods." - George Santayana

"Electronic communication makes possible what has previously been excluded: namely, active, simultaneous and reciprocal contact between individuals across all frontiers constituted by countries, religions and continents." - Ulrich Beck

"To the very last, he [Napoleon] had a kind of idea; that, namely, of la carriere ouverte aux talent - the tools to him that can handle them." - Walter Scott

"The Japanese, who have but two systems of religion, - namely, that of Buddhism and Shintoism, - have yet many sects under each." - Henry Mason

"Education keeps the key of life; and liberal education insures the first conditions of freedom, - namely, adequate knowledge and accustomed thought." - Julia Ward Howe

"The most painful part of our bodily pain is that which is bodiless or immaterial, namely, our impatience, and the delusion that it will last forever." - Jean Paul

"To the very last, he [Napolean] had a kind of idea, that, namely, of la carriere ouverte aux talents - the tools to him that can handle them." - John Gibson Lockhart

""The [London] Times" has published no rumours; it's only reported facts, namely that other, less responsible papers are publishing certain rumours." - Tom Stoppard

"Faith as the state of being ultimately concerned implies love, namely, the desire and urge toward the reunion of the seperated." - Paul Tillich

"I believe in what Max Muller said years ago, namely, that truth needed to be repeated as long as there were men who disbelieved it." - Mahatma Gandhi

"If ... it is not in my power to arrive at the knowledge of any truth, I may at least do what is in my power, namely, suspend judgement ..." - Rene Descartes

"To the very last, he [Napoleon] had a kind of idea; that, namely, of la carriere ouverte aux talents, - the tools to him that can handle them." - John Keats

"Which brings me to my conclusion upon Free Will and Predestination, namely - let the reader mark it - that they are identical." - Winston Churchill

"A physician is an unfortunate gentleman who is every day required to perform a miracle; namely to reconcile health with intemperance." - Voltaire

"Perhaps here we have a clue to the reason why royal rule used to exist formerly, namely the difficulty of finding enough men of outstanding virtue .." - Aristotle

"I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts. Namely, the physical universe." - Ken Jenkins

"One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die." - Charles Darwin

"Education keeps the key of life; and liberal education insures the first conditions of freedom,-namely, adequate knowledge and accustomed thought." - Julia Ward Howe

"The Christian "doctrines" are translations into our concepts and ideas of that which God has already expressed in language more adequate, namely the actual incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection" - C S Lewis

"The fine arts are five in number, namely: painting, sculpture, poetry, music, and architecture, the principal branch of the latter being pastry." - Marie-Antoine Careme

"It is a real tragedy for a nation when three groups of it's people, namely politicians, religious leaders and charity workes, just pretend to be generous." - Khem Veasna

"Americans make money by playing `money games,' namely mergers, acquisitions, by simply moving money back and forth ... instead of creating and producing goods with some actual value." - Akio Morita

"[T]he great champion of the opponents of liberty, namely communism, had to find some other place to go and they basically went into the environmental movement." - Harrison Schmitt

"There is faith in every serious doubt, namely, the faith in the truth as such, even if the only truth we can express is our lack of truth." - Paul Tillich

"The white tails of rabbits, according to some theologians, have a purpose, namely to make it easier for sportsmen to shoot them." - Bertrand Russell

"One realization does dawn upon the death of the second parent, namely that you've now moved into the green room to the River Styx. You're next." - Christopher Buckley

"Yes, the electoral struggle [in U.S.S.R.] will be animated. It will proceed around numerous very sharp questions, namely, practical questions having first-rate significance for the people." - Joseph Stalin

"Do not try to decide a difficult matter by means of disputing, but that which is enjoined by the spiritual law, namely patience, prayer, and thoughtful hope." - Marcus Eremita

"The only really effective apologia for Christianity comes down to two arguments, namely, the saints the Church has produced, and the art which has grown in her womb." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"As a rule, the only way that anyone could escape from the castle of Bremerholm was through a dead-end opening: namely, the grave." - Halldór Laxness

"There is obviously only one alternative, namely the unification of minds or consciousnesses. Their multiplicity is only apparent, in truth there is only one mind." - Erwin Schrodinger

"I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts. Namely, the physical universe." - Ken Jenkins

"There is one thing certain, namely, that we can have nothing certain; therefore it is not certain that we can have nothing certain." - Samuel Butler

"I have always kept one end in view, namely... to conduct a well-regulated church music to the honour of God." - Johannes Sebastian Bach

"There's one overriding issue, namely, that we live in a police state so long as the police get to police themselves. And that is why cops go unindicted." - Russell Simmons

"I have always kept one end in view, namely ... to conduct a well-regulated church music to the honour of God." - Johann Sebastian Bach

"There is one other reason for dressing well, namely that dogs respect it, and will not attack you in good clothes." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"This illustrates an important truth, namely, that the worse your logic, the more interesting the consequences to which it gives rise." - Bertrand Russell

"What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions." - Aristotle

"[There is only one possible solution to unrest in the Middle East], "namely the annihilation and destruction of the Zionist state." - Ali Khamenei

"This truth is a remedy against spiritual pride, namely, that none should account himself better before God than others, though perhaps adorned with greater gifts, and endowments." - Johann Arndt

"Things are not as we would like them to be. There is only one way to deal with it, namely to try and be all right oneself." - Anna Freud

"We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us." - Saint Teresa Of Avila

"Tasmanian history is a study of human isolation unprecedented except in science fiction - namely, complete isolation from other humans for 10,000 years." - Jared Diamond

"The transponder requirements have three major sections, namely the chip; the antenna; and the assembly of the chip and the antenna onto the goods being labelled." - Mike Marsh

"Clairvoyant, n.: A person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron - namely, that he is a blockhead." - Ambrose Bierce

"When the United States aligns with dictatorships and totalitarian regimes, it compromises the basic democratic principles of its foundation - namely, life, liberty and justice for all." - Benazir Bhutto

"We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us." - Teresa of Avila

"...Bolshevism in its proper perspective, namely, as the most recent development in the age-long struggle waged by the Jewish Nation against...Christ..." - Denis Fahey

"I will argue that in the literal sense the programmed computer understands what the car and the adding machine understand, namely, exactly nothing." - John Searle

"We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties, namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money, the poor because they had much." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"We have confirmed something we only knew in theory, namely that revolution, in which uncontrolled and uncontrollable forces operate imperiously, is blind and destructive, grandiose and cruel." - Federica Montseny

"Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending." - Karl Marx

"It is necessary to mark the greater from the lesser truth: namely the larger and more liberal idea of nature from the comparatively narrow and confined; namely that which addresses itself to the imagination from that which is solely addressed to the eye." - J M W Turner

"I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals." - Albert Einstein

"This chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra is enacted from the spiritual platform and thus this sound vibration surpasses all lower strata of consciouness - namely sensual, mental and intellectual." - A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

"We have long been seeking a different kind of evolutionary process and have now found one; namely, the change within the pattern of the chromosomes. ... The neo-Darwinian theory of the geneticists is no longer tenable." - Richard Goldschmidt

"I have never accepted what many people have kindly said - namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it." - Winston Churchill

"To those who despair of everything reason cannot provide a faith, but only passion, and in this case it must be the same passion that lay at the root of the despair, namely humiliation and hatred." - Albert Camus

"Those who bequeath unto themselves a pompous funeral, are at just so much expense to inform the world of something that had much better be concealed; namely, that their vanity has survived themselves." - Charles Caleb Colton

"The greatest danger to liberty today comes from the men who are most needed and most powerful in modern government, namely, the efficient expert administrators exclusively concerned with what they regard as the public good." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"We shall one day learn to supersede politics by education. What we call our root-and-branch reforms of slavery, war, gambling, intemperance, is only medicating the symptoms. We must begin higher up, namely, in education." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Democracy has at least one merit, namely that a Member of Parliament cannot be stupider than his constituents, for the more stupid he is, the more stupid they were to elect him." - Bertrand Russell

"Quantification, experimentation, rigor, repetition, prediction - all of these are part of the experimental sciences. There's an iconography also namely man, and I do mean males in white coats who spin dials and wait for numbers to appear." - Richard Lewontin

"We can speak very much to the purpose and yet in such a way that the whole world cries out in contradiction: namely, when we are not speaking to the whole world." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"A new question has arisen in modern man's mind, the question, namely, whether life is worth living...No sensible answer can be given to the question...because the question does not make any sense." - Erich Fromm

"Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed immaturity...No thing is required for this enlightenment.. .except freedom; and the freedom in question is the least harmful of all, namely, the freedom to use reason publicly in all matters." - Immanuel Kant

"It is one thing to say, "Some men shall rule," quite another to declare, "All men shall rule," and that in virtue of the most primitive, the most rudimentary attribute they possess, that namely of sex." - Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi

"Let it suffice that in the light of these two facts, namely, that the mind is One, and that nature is its correlative, history isto be read and written." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A poet, qua poet, has only one political duty, namely, in his own writing to set an example of the correct use of his mother tongue, which is always being corrupted. When words lose their meaning, physical force takes over." - W H Auden

"Every relationship of man to the infinite is religion, namely of a man in the full abundance of his humanity. Whenever a mathematician calculates infinity, that, to be sure, is not religion. Infinity conceived in this abundance is the Godhead." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

"There is but one law for all, namely, that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature, and of nations." - Edmund Burke

"My objection to Liberalism is this - that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind - namely, politics - of philosophical ideas instead of political principles." - Benjamin Disraeli

"How much unbelief exists in the minds of the Latter-day Saints in regard to one particular doctrine which I revealed to them, and which God revealed to me - namely that Adam is our Father and God -..." - Brigham Young

"Willard Gibbs did for statistical mechanics and for thermodynamics what Laplace did for celestial mechanics and Maxwell did for electrodynamics, namely, made his field a well-nigh finished theoretical structure." - Robert Andrews Millikan

"We may observe that, in displaying the praises of any humane, beneficent man, there is one circumstance which never fails to be amply insisted on, namely, the happiness and satisfaction, derived to society from his intercourse and good offices." - David Hume

"Man's nature is made up of four elements, which produce in him four attributes, namely, the beastly, the brutal, the satanic, and the divine. In man there is something of the pig, the dog, the devil, and the saint." - Al-Ghazali

"God created me-and you-to live with a single, all-embracing, all-transforming passion-namely, a passion to glorify God by enjoying and displaying his supreme excellence in all the spheres of life." - John Piper

"There is only one ' principle that can preserve a free society: namely, the strict prevention of all coercion except in the enforcement of general abstract rules equally applicable to all." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"Considering the inconceivable complexity of processes even in a simple cell, it is little short of a miracle that the simplest possible model - namely, a linear equation between two variables - actually applies in quite a general number of cases." - Ludwig von Bertalanffy

"Inferences of Science and Common Sense differ from those of deductive logic and mathematics in a very important respect, namely, when the premises are true and the reasoning correct, the conclusion is only probable." - Bertrand Russell

"There is in all of us an impediment to perfect happiness; namely, weariness of the things which we possess, and a desire for the things which we have not." - Renee de Rieux

"The image of God was no less resplendent in man's practical understanding, - namely, that storehouse of the soul in which are treasured up the rules of action and the seeds of morality." - Robert South

"Thanne is it wysdom, as thynketh me, To maken vertu of necessite, And take it weel, that we may not eschu, And namely that that to us alle is due." - Geoffrey Chaucer

"None of our political writers... take notice of any more than three estates, namely, Kings, Lords and Commons... passing by in silence that very large and powerful body which form the fourth estate in the community... the Mob." - Henry Fielding

"There is one single fact, which one may oppose to all the wit and argument of infidelity, namely, that no man ever repented of being a Christian on his death-bed." - Hannah More

"As to jest, there ought to be certain things privileged from it - namely, religion, matters of state, great persons, and man's present business of importance, and any case that deserveth pity." - Francis Bacon

"The religion of a sinner stands on two pillars; namely, what Christ did for us in the flesh, and what He performs in us by His Spirit. Most errors arise from an attempt to separate these two." - Richard Cecil

"There were thousands and thousands of forms of joy in the world, but that all were essentially one and the same, namely, the joy of being able to love." - Michael Ende

"I dont agree with those who think that the conflict is simply between two religions, namely Christianity and Islam... To me, the key conflict is between irrational blind faith and rational, logical minds." - Taslima Nasrin

"Now the Sirens have a still more fatal weapon than their song, namely their silence... someone might possibly have escaped from their singing; but from their silence, certainly never." - Franz Kafka



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