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"Scientific evidence for God's existence is being claimed today by theists, many of whom carry respectable scientific or philosophical credentials. He who is neither a she nor an it supposedly answers prayers and otherwise dramatically affects the outcome of events. If these consequences are as significant as believers say, then the effects should be detectable in properly controlled experiments." - Victor J. Stenger

"The best predictor of future events is probably past events." - Andre Agassi

"It is only framed in space that beauty blooms; only in space are events, and objects and people unique and significant and therefore beautiful." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"The ability to see our lives as stories rather than unrelated, random events increases the possibility for significant and purposeful action." - Daniel Taylor

"One of the most significant events in our distant past is still perhaps the greatest mystery: the origins of life itself." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Many of the most highly publicized events of my presidency are not nearly as memorable or significant in my life as fishing with my daddy." - Jimmy Carter

"The days, months, and years eventually reveal, like a Polaroid, a clear picture of how significant events and decisions ultimately shape our lives." - Hoda Kotb

"The dearest events are summer-rain." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Events tend to recur in cycles." - W Clement Stone

"National events determine our ideals, as much as our ideals determine national events." - Jane Addams

"'The Night Following' is very interior; the events are, to a large degree, mental events." - Morag Joss

"While all of these are important and significant events, it is the United States foreign policy that furthers the advancement of freedoms and rights for women that is the most striking for me." - Ginny Brown-Waite

"I've always wanted to do more significant stuff. I think of myself as well-informed, but the hardest thing to do is talk about politics and current events and be funny and not just preachy." - Gary Gulman

"While all of these are important and significant events, it is the United States' foreign policy that furthers the advancement of freedoms and rights for women that is the most striking for me." - Ginny B. Waite

"What the Olympics and other mega-events have shown is that the significant investment required to host an international games successfully has the power to transform a region, and even a nation." - Richard Attias

"While all of these are important and significant events, it is the United States' foreign policy that furthers the advancement of freedoms and rights for women that is the most striking for me." - Ginny Brownwaite

"The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable." - Seneca the Younger

"History employs evolution to structure biological events in time." - Stephen Jay Gould

"Events are influenced by our very great desires." - William James

"Anticipation is sometimes more exciting than actual events." - Ana Monnar

"Ideas, as distinguished from events, are never unprecedented." - Hannah Arendt

"Certain signs are the forerunners of certain events." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Great events have sent before them their announcements." - Pedro Calderon de la Barca

"We are not to lead events, but to follow them." - Epictetus

"The Universe consists of non-simultaneously apprehended events." - Buckminster Fuller

"Journalism has become the art of "intelligent anticipation of events."" - Mahatma Gandhi

"Humility bids us to take ourselves as we are; we do not have to be cosmically significant to be genuinely significant." - Patricia Churchland

"Often do the spirits Of great events stride on before the events, And in today already walks tomorrow." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"It's essential to distinguish between events that are really beyond your control and events you caused yourself." - Barbara Sher

"Ballet is important and significant - yes. But first of all, it is a pleasure." - George Balanchine

"Don't turn on monitization, typically, until it's going to be significant." - Philip J Kaplan

"Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty." - Thomas S Monson

"If we want any significant development, we must co-opt civil society." - Nelson Mandela

"The current market ecosystem is not sustainable, and significant changes are coming one way or another," - John Ramsay

"Art is significant deformity." - Roger Fry

"All of the changes in publishing since 1960 are significant. There are far fewer publishers." - Donald E Westlake

"The temple is a sacred edifice, a holy place, where essential saving ceremonies and ordinances are performed to prepare us for exaltation. It is important that we gain a sure knowledge that our preparation to enter the holy house and that our participation in these ceremonies and covenants are some of the most significant events we will experience in our mortal lives." - Robert D. Hales

"The Four Horsemen whose Ride presages the end of the world are known to be Death, War, Famine, and Pestilence. But even less significant events have their own Horsemen. For example, the Four Horsemen of the Common Cold are Sniffles, Chesty, Nostril, and Lack of Tissues; the Four Horsemen whose appearance foreshadows any public holiday are Storm, Gales, Sleet, and Contra-flow." - Terry Pratchett

"There's nothing tiny or insignificant. Everything is significant. And everything flows on the same basis of Laws. Whether you are looking at world events or something that's happening in your kitchen drawer, broad and important, or narrow and seemingly insignificant, there's potential for connection or disconnection in either case. And it is only the connection or the disconnection that is of really any importance." - Esther Hicks

"Meteorologists have the right perspective. They ground themselves in the current conditions (today's highs/lows). They briefly acknowledge significant events of the past (record temps). And they keep an eye on the future (five-day forecast). Honor your past accomplishments, live in the present moment, and look to the future." - Clifton Anderson

"The first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human conciousness... seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature." - Eckhart Tolle

"We experience life as a continuity, and only after it falls away, after it becomes the past, do we see its discontinuities. The past, if there is such a thing, is mostly empty space, great expanses of nothing, in which significant persons and events float." - Teju Cole

"Changers are characters who alter in significant ways as a result of the events of your story. They learn something or grow into better or worse people, but by the end of the story they are not the same personalities they were in the beginning. Their change, in its various stages, is called the story's emotional arc." - Nancy Kress

"Meteorologists have the right perspective. They ground themselves in the current conditions (today's highs/lows). They briefly acknowledge significant events of the past (record temps). And they keep an eye on the future (five-day forecast). Honor your past accomplishments, live in the present moment, and look to the future." - Clifton Anderson

"The universe and everything in it will someday pass away and be made new by the Creator. Therefore, the events of today that seem so important are not really very significant, except for those matters that will survive the end of the universe." - James Dobson

"Because the acts or events of true history have not that magnitude which satisfieth the mind of man, poesy feigneth acts and events greater and more heroical." - Francis Bacon

"I'd rather have the market tell us what - I'd rather have events precipitate events, rather than just sit there like passive people in Washington." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"Events become feelings, feelings become events" - Jerry Spinelli

"One thing is fact. The events of your life are created by you, and those events come to you through your feelings." - Stuart Wilde

"Given the events of even the 19th century, Zionism was inevitable. Given the events of the 20th century, Israel was inevitable." - Mike Leigh

"You gave me a significant look, but significant of what?" - Mason Cooley

"The object becomes aesthetically significant when it becomes metaphysically significant." - Joseph Campbell

"Only when you are absolutely devoted to what you do, can you produce something significant in the world." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Innovation is significant positive change." - Scott Berkun

"My administration's policies on regulatory reform, tax reform, trade policies, will return significant manufacturing jobs to our country." - Donald Trump

"My kids are young and my life with them is really stimulating and really full and significant." - Jodie Foster

"Generally, literary prizes are significant not for who the winner is but the discussion they create around books." - Richard Flanagan

"Fighting disparities is very significant." - Jesse Jackson

"Events, time, forms, all propel the inner plot within each of us." - Vanna Bonta

"The moralist must praise heroism and condemn cruelty; but the moralist does not explain events." - Georges Lefebvre

"I'm not someone who dwells upon past events, taking the view that life is too short" - Charles Kennedy

"Many 'natural' events - like early death, disease, hardship - are neither desirable nor necessary." - Phyllis Chesler

"If I can live through the events," she said, "I can get through the memories." - J.R. Ward

"Neither current events nor history show that the majority rules, or ever did rule." - Jefferson Davis

"Legends that endure in the future...were events that took place in the distant past." - Eiichiro Oda

"We praise old times, but show no curiosity about modern events." - Tacitus

"In the great inconstancy and crowd of events, nothing is certain except the past." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Happiness is determined more by one's state of mind than by external events." - Dalai Lama

"Places remember events." - James Joyce

"The tarot card 'The Tower' seemed a chilling reflection of the events of September 11, 2001." - Neil Peart

"If you want to be a leader of people, you must learn to watch events." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Our blindest impulses become evidence of perspicacity when they fall in with the course of events." - Edith Wharton

"Spring and autumn are inconsiderable events in a landscape compared with the shadows of a cloud." - Alice Meynell

"The length of life takes the leading place among inquiries about events following birth." - Ptolemy

"The one central character of the whole explosive saga to survive, somehow, the traumatic after-events." - David Frith

"Truth, which is permanent, eludes the historian of events. Truth transcends history." - Mahatma Gandhi

"It has been said that the great events of the world take place in the brain." - Oscar Wilde

"The great events of the world take place in the brain..." - Oscar Wilde

"Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement." - Alfred Adler

"It's customary when great events happen that the U.S. punishes its friends and rewards its enemies." - Ahmed Chalabi

"I stopped playing in Jr. events when I was 12 and played women's." - Natalie Gulbis

"Big shows are more like events and small shows are more like traditional gigs." - Kelly Jones

"And I realized that there was no sports reporter, so I started covering sporting events." - Ed Bradley

"People don't come out for book events. They want to feel an emotion and be entertained." - Neil Strauss

"Christ appeared alive on several occasions after the cataclysmic events of that first Easter." - Josh Mcdowell

"The greater the man, the less is he opinionative, he depends upon events and circumstances." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Consult duty not events." - Walter Savage Landor

"Coincidence may be described as the chance encounter of two unrelated causal chains which-miraculously, it seems-merge into a significant event. It provides the neatest paradigm of the bisociation of previously separate contexts, engineered by fate. Coincidences are puns of destiny. In the pun, two strings of thought are tangled into one acoustic knot; in the coincidental happening, two strings of events are knitted together by invisible hands." - Arthur Koestler

"In the contexts of religion and politics, words are not regarded as standing, rather inadequately, for things and events; on the contrary things and events are regarded as particular illustrations of words." - Aldous Huxley

"What is prayer but a wish for the events in your life to string together to form a story - something that makes some sense of events you know have meaning." - Douglas Coupland

"We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them. Mankind are governed more by their feeling than by reason. Events which excite those feelings will produce wonderful effects." - Samuel Adams

"People make events into stories. Stories give events meaning." - Scarlett Thomas

"Because they're my stories, they're my version of events of the past three years.But I really hope people can hear their own stories within the songs and they can become our version of events." - Emeli Sande

"We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home." - Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

"Man is, and always has been, a maker of gods. It has been the most serious and significant occupation of his sojourn in the world." - John Burroughs

"To play piano is a significant part of my life, my existence. It fulfills a very physical & spiritual need for me." - Michel Legrand

"The significant owl hoots in the night." - Terry Pratchett

"Love always leaves a significant mark." - William P Young

"One significant thing that you can do for your children is to invest some time into taking them out into nature." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Colors are beautiful when they are significant." - Robert Henri

"All significant battles are fought within self." - Sheldon B. Kopp

"Sometimes our significant others travel with us." - Ketch Secor

"There's no one without significant creative potential." - Howard G. Hendricks

"I'M SIGNIFICANT!!! ... Say's the dust speck." - Bill Watterson

"I think that if you're doing something that's important, that's significant in your life, it takes some of the pain away." - Miley Cyrus

"Merely being human is morally significant." - Alice Crary

"Race remains a significant challenge in America." - Hillary Clinton

"I assisted at the birth of that most significant word flirtation, which dropped from the most beautiful mouth in the world." - Lord Chesterfield

"The thought is the significant proposition." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Madam Speaker, before being elected to Congress, I ran a manufacturing business that did a significant percentage of our sales outside the United States." - Chris Chocola

"It doesn't matter if you're black, white, gay, straight, come from different countries, different language... every single person is significant and is meaningful." - Michael Franti

"When the States already had nuclear weapons, and the Soviet Union was only building them, we got a significant amount of information through Soviet foreign intelligence channels." - Vladimir Putin

"The Lean Startup has evolved into a movement that is having a significant impact on how companies are built, funded and scaled." - Eric Ries

"Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be." - Rumi

"Oh, how I wish that Orwell were still alive, so that I could read his comments on contemporary events!" - W H Auden

"Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives." - Thomas Berry

"The climate is changing. This year we have come to understand this when we faced events that resulted in fires." - Vladimir Putin

"Contentment comes when you find the people, places, and events in life you were created to impact." - T D Jakes

"It is not events that disturb the minds of men, but the view they take of them." - Epictetus

"That's one of the central challenges we face - how to stay true to events and compress the fundamentals." - Paul Greengrass

"Though outer events may be difficult, the key to our happiness is how our mind responds to them." - Jack Kornfield

"The state of that man's mind who feels too intense an interest as to future events, must be most deplorable." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Events occur. Dramas are manufactured." - Alan Robert Neal

"Living at a beach, near a river mouth, taught him the impotence of impatience at events moving at nature's pace." - Tony Bishop

"Idiot people like Angel Delaporte who look for a supernatural reason for ordinary events, those people drive Misty nuts." - Chuck Palahniuk

"But I love to feel events overlapping each other, crawling over one another like wet crabs in a basket" - Lawrence Durrell

"This is fictional time, where events play out and possibilities are exhausted, so that meaning can emerge." - Joan Silber

"Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points." - Horace

"I began to look at all events and all things as relevant, an opportunity to take or avoid." - Amy Tan

"And realizing there is no such thing as the Black experience. Time and events allow for change on both sides." - Alice Childress

"We try to live every moment like that, dwelling peacefully in the present moment, and respond to events with compassion." - Nhat Hanh

"When we commit to action, to actually doing something rather than feeling trapped by events, the stress becomes manageable." - Greg Anderson

"Every epoch has its character determined by the way its population re-act to the material events which they encounter." - Alfred North Whitehead

"I pin my hopes to quiet processes and small circles in which vital and transforming events take place." - Rufus Jones

"Relationships are never chance events." - Keith Ablow

"When I dress up for events, I prefer Marc Jacobs and Dior. But I dream about wearing Chanel one day." - Lucy Hale

"History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there." - George Santayana

"To me, the real 'state of the union' is found in how Americans react to current events." - Henry Rollins

"The track record of economists in predicting events is monstrously bad. It is beyond simplification; it is like medieval medicine." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"All of these red carpet events may seem natural for you journalists, but it doesn't feel natural for actors." - Toby Jones

"I try to keep away exterior events that are going to make me do something negative internally to myself." - Lin Shaye

"Personally I estimate about a third of my time is spent on author events, social media and traditional publicity." - Sara Sheridan

"My parents gave me a Mexican name. In our culture, we are named after the events of the day." - Lupita Nyongo

"Events are the best teacher for us. You try to learn from people, there is always some bend to it." - Yoko Ono

"I get the impression sometimes that a play arrives in a sequence of events that I have no control over." - Tom Stoppard

"For 18 years I have resisted talking about current events. I am not going to start now." - George H W Bush

"I believe, however, that impending events will call us and we must respond but where, with whom, and how?" - John Burns

"For the moment and for some time great events have been denied me, forward action not come my way." - John Burns

"Certain signs precede certain events." - Marcus Tullius Cicero



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