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"The future is taking shape now in our own beliefs and in the courage of our leaders. Ideas and leadership - not natural or social "forces" - are the prime movers in human affairs." - George Roche III

"The natural formation of the country is the soldier's best ally; but a power of estimating the adversary, of controlling the forces of victory, and of shrewdly calculating difficulties, dangers and distances, constitutes the test of a great general." - Sun Tzu

"Atheism is based upon a materialist philosophy, which holds that nothing exists but natural phenomena. There are no supernatural forces or entities, nor can there be any. Nature simply exists." - Madalyn Murray O'Hair

"Under weak government, in a wide, thinly populated country, in the struggle against the raw natural environment and with the freeplay of economic forces, unified social groups become the transmitters of culture." - Johan Huizinga

"Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease." - Hippocrates

"That there is much suffering in the world no one disputes. Which is more likely, that pain and evil are the result of an all-powerful and good God, or the product of uncaring natural forces? The presence of much suffering agrees well with the view that all organic beings have been developed through variation and natural selection." - Charles Darwin

"My conclusion is that there is no reason to believe any of the dogmas of traditional theology and, further, that there is no reason to wish that they were true. Man, in so far as he is not subject to natural forces, is free to work out his own destiny. The responsibility is his, and so is the opportunity." - Bertrand Russell

"It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic, and sub-atomic, and galactic structure of things today. And you have meddled with the primal forces of nature! And you will atone! Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale?" - Paddy Chayefsky

"The natural economic, humanitarian and social integration do not require any armed forces." - Vladimir Putin

"Religion is a belief in supernatural entities or forces that have an effect on the natural world - A belief in forces that are invisible, intangible, inaudible and otherwise undetectable by any natural means." - Greta Christina

"Think hard about the reasons for believing and not believing, what your religion teaches you and demands so inexorably that you believe. I am convinced that if you follow closely the natural light of your spirit, you will see ... that all the religions in the world are only human inventions and that everything your religion teaches you and forces you to believe as supernatural and divine is at heart only error, lie, illusion and trickery." - Jean Meslier

"I have long held an opinion, almost amounting to conviction, in common I believe with many other lovers of natural knowledge, that the various forms under which the forces of matter are made manifest have one common origin; or, in other words, are so directly related and mutually dependent, that they are convertible, as it were, one into another, and possess equivalents of power in their action." - Michael Faraday

"The symbol of Goddess gives us permission. She teaches us to embrace the holiness of every natural, ordinary, sensual dying moment. Patriarchy may try to negate body & flee earth with its constant heartbeat of death, but Goddess forces us back to embrace them, to take our human life in our arms & clasp it for the divine life it is - the nice, sanitary, harmonious moment as well as the painful, dark, splintered ones." - Sue Monk Kidd

"The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them" - Paul Hawken

"It is natural to try to understand one's own time and to seek to analyse the forces that move it." - Emily Greene Balch

"The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them." - Paul Hawken

"I think part of the appeal of Antarctica is experiencing some sort of power, the forces of the natural world." - Jon Krakauer

"If their forces are substantial, prepare for them; if their forces are strong, avoid them." - Sun Tzu

"Inequality and hierarchy are natural, but that doesn't mean they are right, that doesn't mean there is isn't a productive tension between those forces and the forces of equality." - Chris Hayes

"Of all natural forces, vitality is the incommunicable one. Vitality never takes. You have it or you haven't it, like health or brown eyes or a baritone voice." - Anonymous

"All that science can achieve is a perfect knowledge and a perfect understanding of the action of natural and moral forces." - Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz

"Of all natural forces, vitality is the incommunicable one. . . . Vitality never "takes." You have it or you haven't it, like health or brown eyes or a baritone voice." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Ultimately it is by harnessing the natural economic forces which drive society that the pollution tax offers us an opportunity to exert greater control over our environment." - Greg Hunt

"Culture represents a novelty in the world of nature, and it could have added an effective, unifying edge to the forces of natural selection." - Richard Leakey

"There are still some natural forces that everybody understands. Technology and industry have distanced people from nature and magic and human values." - Laura Esquivel

"The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and peace are deep-seated and powerful. They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual." - Arthur Henderson

"All that science can achieve is a perfect knowledge and a perfect understanding of the action of natural and moral forces." - Hermann Von Helmholtz

"What is certain is that plurality and diversity are not, and never can be, a natural 'byproduct' of unregulated market forces." - David Puttnam

"The road to freedom lies not through mysteries or occult performances, but through the intelligent use of natural forces and laws." - Ernest Holmes

"Every natural action is graceful." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Clutter is my natural habitat." - Maggie Stiefvater

"Natural playgrounds may decrease bullying." - Richard Louv

"I admire natural, untouched beauty." - Theophilus London

"Great results, can be achieved with small forces." - Sun Tzu

"All forces that reside in the body are angels." - Maimonides

"Stupidity is sometimes the greatest of historical forces." - Sidney Hook

"This banjo surrounds hate and forces it to surrender." - Pete Seeger

"Natural Magick is taken to be nothing else, but the chief power of all the natural Sciences; which therefore they call the top and perfection of Natural Philosophy, and which is indeed the active part of the same; which by the assistance of natural forces and faculties, through their mutual & opportune application, performs those things that are above Human Reason." - Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa

"So our building of the visible Church becomes much like any natural business function, using natural means and natural motives." - Francis Schaeffer

"All I have is natural ability." - Mickey Mantle

"Happiness is a natural state of being." - Michael Beckwith

"Remember that your natural state is joy." - Wayne Dyer

"Women make natural anarchists and revolutionaries ." - Kim Gordon

"First feelings are always the most natural." - Louis Xiv

"If I were not an atheist, I think I would have to be a Catholic because if it wasn't the forces of natural selection that designed fish, It must have been an Italian." - Douglas Adams

"Our adaptation to the natural forces is a question of existence or non-existence. We cannot transform the universe or nature so that they adapt themselves to us; on the contrary, we must adapt ourselves to nature and her laws." - Edmond Bordeaux Szekely

"We, the American people, clearly see the daunting forces we will undoubtedly face: terrorists, crime, drug gangs, the possibility of Euro-style debt riots, civil unrest or natural disaster." - Wayne LaPierre

"Only the development of his inner powers can offset the dangers inherent in man's losing control of the tremendous natural forces at his disposal and becoming the victim of his own achievements." - Roberto Assagioli

"Educate ourselves; educate other people, the population in general, to fight fear and ignorance, to eliminate little by little the subjection to nature and natural forces which our economy has not yet mastered." - Amilcar Cabral

"The Earth is big. There are huge natural forces that have worked over geological time. But it turns out, when you look carefully at the geological time, you can't find anything like us." - Elizabeth Kolbert

"Human social institutions can effect the course of human evolution. Just as climate, food supply, predators, and other natural forces of selection have molded our nature, so too can our culture." - Peter Singer

"People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort." - Thomas Hardy

"Quite likely the twentieth century is destined to see the natural forces which will enable us to fly from continent to continent with a speed far exceeding that of a bird." - Simon Newcomb

"Our design, not respecting arts, but philosophy, and our subject, not manual, but natural powers, we consider chiefly those things which relate to gravity, levity, elastic force, the resistance of fluids, and the like forces, whether attractive or impulsive; and therefore we offer this work as mathematical principles of philosophy; for all the difficulty of philosophy seems to consist in this from the phenomena of motions to investigate the forces of nature, and then from these forces to demonstrate the other phenomena..." - Isaac Newton

"There can be no doubt ... of our dependence upon forces beyond our control. Primitive man was so impotent in the face of these forces that g , especially in an unfavorable natural environment, fear became a dominant attitude, and, as the old saying goes, fear created gods." - John Dewey

"One can overcome the forces of negative emotions, like anger and hatred, by cultivating their counter-forces, like love and compassion." - Dalai Lama

"Mathematics without natural history is sterile, but natural history without mathematics is muddled." - John Maynard Smith

"Existence is movement. Action is movement. Existence is defined by the rhythm of forces in natural balance. (...) It is our appreciation for dance that allows us to see clearly the rhythms of nature and to take natural rhythm to a plane of well-organised art and culture." - Rudolf von Laban

"The fundamental claim of intelligent design is straightforward and easily intelligible: namely, there are natural systems that cannot be adequately explained in terms of undirected natural forces and that exhibit features which in any other circumstance we would attribute to intelligence." - William A Dembski

"Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations." - Albert Einstein

"In the difficult are the friendly forces, the hands that work on us." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces." - Sun Tzu

"I will stand off the forces of the entire country here... and die a resplendent death." - Torii Mototada

"One should never risk one's whole fortune unless supported by one's entire forces." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"Sometimes you learn more from losing than winning. Losing forces you to reexamine." - Pat Summitt

"Writing a manual forces you to place your thoughts and ideas down on paper." - Tara VanDerveer

"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil." - Douglas Macarthur

"Any forces that would impose their will on other nations will certainly face defeat." - Vo Nguyen Giap

"One can enjoy a rainbow without necessarily forgetting the forces that made it." - Mark Twain

"Few people realize the profound part angelic forces play in human events." - Billy Graham

"The observer listens to nature: the experimenter questions and forces her to reveal herself." - Georges Cuvier

"Love is the most universal, the most tremendous and the most mysterious of the cosmic forces." - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"Your belief that you can do the thing gives your thought forces their power." - Robert Collier

"No man can avail himself of the forces of his creative imagination, while dissipating them." - Napoleon Hill

"Nothing forces us to know What we do not want to know Except pain" - Aeschylus

"Thoughts are forces." - Ralph Waldo Trine

"True love never forces." - William P Young

"Writing forces consciousness." - Melody Beattie

"Law is twofold - natural and written. The natural law is in the heart, the written law on tables. All men are under the natural law." - Saint Ambrose

"Man's brain is, after all, the greatest natural resource." - Karl Brandt

"The beauty of the natural world lies in the details." - Natalie Angier

"Humankind's greatest priority is to reintegrate with the natural world." - Jonathon Porritt

"Where there is friendship, there is our natural soil." - Voltaire

"Artificial intelligence will never be a match for natural stupidity." - Joseph Addison

"Humility is a natural symptom of those who love God." - Radhanath Swami

"Love is like Pi: natural, irrational, and very important." - Lisa Hoffman

"The desire to know is natural to good men." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Intelligence is characterized by a natural incomprehension of life." - Henri Bergson

"The natural environment sustains the life of all beings universally." - Dalai Lama

"Learning is a kind of natural food for the mind." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"The strong are God's natural protectors of the weak." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Peace produced by suppression is neither natural nor desirable." - Anna Julia Cooper

"the 'natural' is not necessarily a 'human' value." - Shulamith Firestone

"Natural gas is not a bridge - it's a gangplank." - Michael Brune

"The whole plan hinged upon the natural curiosity of potatoes." - Stanislaw Lem

"natural birth is full of magnificent, life-changing wisdom." - Christiane Northrup

"What would human life be without forests, those natural cities?" - Henry David Thoreau

"The ultimate design is little different from the natural world." - Kenji Ekuan

"All nobility in its beginnings was somebody's natural superiority." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Current illusion is that science has abolished all natural laws." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Natural Man, in our current version, is a disgruntled adolescent." - Mason Cooley

"Woman is natural, that is to say, abominable." - Charles Baudelaire

"Love is the natural occupation of the man of leisure." - Charles Baudelaire

"Eating is a natural way to feel happy. Overeating isn't." - Deepak Chopra

"artificial intellegance is no match for natural stupidity" - Albert Einstein

"Being joyful is our natural state of being." - Deepak Chopra

"Love should be as natural as living and breathing." - Mother Teresa

"Women are natural leaders. They are wired to lead." - Daniel Amen

"Our natural inclination is to hide ourselves from God." - R C Sproul

"Don't exaggerate. Just give your natural bitchy selves full rein" - Steig Larsson

"Vanity is a natural object of temptation to a woman." - Jonathan Swift

"I've always felt that I'm a natural leader." - Lamar Odom

"People concern themselves with being normal, rather than natural." - Robert Anthony

"Twinkies are more natural than most TV-interview shows." - Douglas Coupland

"The natural habitat of the tongue is the left cheek." - Red Smith

"Fame is not a natural condition for human beings." - Rob Lowe

"People in their natural state are basically good. But this natural innocence,however, is corrupted by the evils of society." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"I do remain optimistic that one day the world will realise that carbon dioxide is more of a friend than an enemy to the earth's flora and fauna, and I do seriously believe that, given the extraordinary complexity of the natural forces controlling our climate, which have done so for millions of years, the only sensible policy response to the natural process of climate change is prudent and cost-effective adaptation." - Nick Minchin

"It's hard to conceive that it would take more forces to provide stability in post-Saddam Iraq than it would take to conduct the war itself and secure the surrender of Saddam's security forces and his army. Hard to imagine." - Paul Wolfowitz

"Today we are crushed by the sheer weight of the mechanized forces hurled against us, but we can still look to the future in which even greater mechanized forces will bring us victory. Therein lies the destiny of the world." - Charles De Gaulle

"The brain is the great factory of thought. To it are directed all the forces of nature, forces which, for thousands of years, have been expending themselves upon it and impressing on it a slow and continuous motion of evolution." - Leonardo Bianchi

"There are always forces at work in a society, which are really forces of censorship - either religious bodies or zealots who are always putting pressure on things, whether it's books or art or film." - John Boorman

"The lure of happiness and the fear of pain . . . are the two forces which have through untold millenniums kept what we usually call life from destruction by the ever encroaching outside forces of destruction." - Luther Burbank

"Sometimes if you have financial restraints, it's a benefit. It forces you to come up with a more creative way." - Robert De Niro

"You cannot hold back a good laugh any more than you can the tide. Both are forces of nature." - William Rotsler

"Hunger, love, pain, fear are some of those inner forces which rule the individual's instinct for self preservation." - Albert Einstein

"The real guarantee of freedom is an equilibrium of social forces in conflict, not the triumph of any one force." - Max Eastman

"There are no forces on this planet more dangerous to all of us than the fanaticisms of fundamentalism." - Daniel Dennett

"To relinquish the futile effort to control change is one of the strengthening forces of true detachment & thus true love." - Sharon Salzberg

"No one received them [the coalition forces] with roses. They were received with bombs, shoes and bullets." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"Iraqi forces are still in control of the city, and they are engaging in an attrition war with the enemy." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"Saddam Hussein's soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"Burn with that consuming fire of objectivity that forces a man to renew efforts that are doomed to failure." - Stanislaw Lem

"Hope for forces which you do not yet have. That is what is most impossible, and nevertheless possible." - Rahel Varnhagen

"I know that I'm here - I believe that I'm here for a purpose. I believe in forces of fate." - Ozzy Osbourne

"Our technology forces us to live mythically, but we continue to think fragmentarily, and on single, separate planes." - Marshall Mcluhan

"All our inventions have endowed material forces with intellectual life, and degraded human life into a material force." - Karl Marx

"The flowers are ravined by bees, the fruit blossoms are thrown to the ground, the wind the rain forces everything." - Charles Olson

"In order to be created, a work of art must first make use of the dark forces of the soul" - Albert Camus

"We need to redefine strength in men, not as the power over other people, but as forces for justice." - Jackson Katz

"When who you are and what you are is not decided by any external forces, then you are in dignity." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Society forces you to conform." - Ken Wilber

"Don't fight forces, use them." - Buckminster Fuller

"Don't fight forces, use them." - R Buckminster Fuller

"Lawyers don't run sales forces." - Jeff Raikes

"The technique that only uses explosion or expansion forces is lethal and hostile to the nature. This kind of technique must miss the natural counter force or the organic synthesis which is a negative form of quality - The Organic Vacuum - that reunites the polar and the increasing to the favour of the uprising of a new life form." - Viktor Schauberger

"Is there something in trade that desiccates and flattens out, that turns men into dried leaves at the age of forty? Certainly there is. It is not due to trade but to intensity of self-seeking, combined with narrowness of occupation. Business has destroyed the very knowledge in us of all other natural forces except business." - John Jay Chapman

"It takes time-loose, unstructured dreamtime- to experience nature in a meaningful way. Unless parents are vigilant, such time becomes a scarce resource, not because we intend it to shrink, but because time is consumed by multiple, invisible forces; because our culture currently places so little value on natural play." - Richard Louv

"Dante might choose his home in all the wide beautiful world; but to be out of the streets of Florence was exile to him. Socrates never cared to go beyond the bounds of Athens. The great universal heart welcomes the city as a natural growth of the eternal forces." - Franklin Benjamin Sanborn

"The truth is not always useful, not always good. It's like putting your faith in water. Yes, we need the rain, but too much can sweep you away in a flood and drown you. Like all great natural, elemental forces, the truth needs to be channeled, managed, controlled and intelligently, morally allocated." - Iain Banks



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