Half the wrong conclusions at which mankind arrive are reached by the abuse of metaphors, and by mistaking general resemblance or imaginary similarity for real identity.Palmerston, HenryJohnTemple, 3rd Viscount
I have a horror of tags and labels. I don't understand, for instance, how people can talk about Bergman's "symbolism". Far from being symbolic, be seems to me, through and almost biological naturalism, to arrive at the spiritual truth about human life that is important to him.andrei tarkovsky
We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.1942 Four Quartets,'Little Gidding', pt.4.
“Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived.” It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge of their wives at which some men seem to arrive.f. h. bradley
Understand this, I mean to arrive at the truth. The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.agatha christie
Death must obliterate all memories and affections and ideas and laws, or the awakening in the next world will be amid the welcomes, and loves and raptures of those who left us with tearful farewells, and with dying promises that they would wait to welcomes us when we should arrive. And so they do. Not sorrowfully, not anxiously, but lovingly, they wait to bid us welcome.randolph sinks foster
I have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them.carl friedrich gauss
Some people undoubtedly find it convenient to have students arrive having already been stamped PRIME, CHOICE, SELECT, or STANDARD.alfie kohn
It is not better that all felony suspects die than that they escape. Where the suspect poses no immediate threat to the officer and no threat to others, the harm resulting from failing to apprehend him does not justify the use of deadly force to do so. It is no doubt unfortunate when a suspect who is in sight escapes, but the fact that the police arrive a little late or are a little slower afoot does not always justify killing the suspect.byron white
We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding," last stanza, Collected Poems, 1909–1962, p. 208 (1963). Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara was asked what major changes he would have made in United States policies in Vietnam during the previous week. He responded it was not yet an appropriate time to be talking with hindsight and then quoted the lines above to answer the question.—"Meet the Press" television program, February 4, 1968, transcript, p. 15.
I see my way as birds their trackless way. I shall arrive, what time, what circuit first, I ask not; but unless God send his hail Or blinding fire-balls, sleet or stifling snow, In some time, his good time, I shall arrive: He guides me and the bird. In his good time.Robert Browning
It's a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn't even know you were aiming for.lois mcmaster bujold
The mystic and the physicist arrive at the same conclusion; one starting from the inner realm, the other from the outer world. The harmony between their views confirms the ancient Indian wisdom that Brahman , the ultimate reality without, is identical to Atman , the reality within.fritjof capra
I know aliens from other worlds are required to arrive in New Mexico, but why stay there?roger ebert
I love to travel, but I hate to arrive.Albert Einstein
The natives of British Columbia live largely upon the fish which abound in their seas and rivers. If the fish do not come in due season, and the Indians are hungry, A Nootka wizard will make an image of a swimming fish and put it into the water in the direction from which the fish generally appear. This ceremony, accompanied by a prayer to the fish to come, will cause them to arrive at once.james frazer
Only the most ignorant people can close their eyes to the bourgeois nature of the democratic revolution which is now taking place. Whoever wants to reach socialism by any other path than that of political democracy will inevitably arrive at conclusions that are absurd and reactionary both in the economic and the political sense.Lenin, Vladimir Ilich (Summer) , "Two Tactics of Social Democracy in the Democratic Revolution", Collected Works, 9, Marxists, p. 29 .
It is certainly not a matter of indifference whether I learn something without effort or finally arrive at it myself through my system of thought. In the latter case everything has roots, in the former it is merely superficial.Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
It is through beauty that we arrive at freedom.friedrich von schiller
Rarely do we arrive at the summit of truth without running into extremes; we have frequently to exhaust the part of error, and even of folly, before we work our way up to the noble goal of tranquil wisdom.friedrich von schiller
Pride is an established conviction of one’s own paramount worth in some particular respect, while vanity is the desire of rousing such a conviction in others, and it is generally accompanied by the secret hope of ultimately coming to the same conviction oneself. Pride works from within ; it is the direct appreciation of oneself. Vanity is the desire to arrive at this appreciation indirectly, from without .Arthur Schopenhauer
“Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived.” It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge of their wives at which some men seem to arrive.F. H. Bradley, Aphorisms, no. 94 (1930)
We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding," last stanza, Collected Poems, 1909–1962, p. 208 (1963). Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara was asked what major changes he would have made in United States policies in Vietnam during the previous week. He responded it was not yet an appropriate time to be talking with hindsight and then quoted the lines above to answer the question.—"Meet the Press" television program, February 4, 1968, transcript, p. 15.
In the work of Ts'ui Pên, all possible outcomes occur; each one is the point of departure for other forkings. Sometimes, the paths of this labyrinth converge: for example, you arrive at this house, but in one of the possible pasts you are my enemy, in another, my friend.Jorge Luis Borges, in "The Garden of Forking Paths" in The Garden of Forking Paths (1942)
How far Judges may be, or ought to be, able to defeat a rule of law of which they disapprove, I cannot say. I think it is the duty of a Judge not to allow himself to be so influenced, but to construe the instrument in a proper way, to arrive at its meaning independently of the results, and then apply the law.Jessel, M.R., Cunliffe v. Brancker (1876), L. R. 3 C. D. 399.
This seems to me to be one of those cases in which the Court is bound to arrive at a conclusion without having any satisfactory means of arriving at it. The only guide I have is this. I am entitled to sit in the testator's chair as he wrote his own will.Kekewich, J., Horlock v. Wiggins (1888), L. R. 39 C. D. 143.
From hence, no question, has sprung an observation … confirmed now into a settled opinion, that some long experienced souls in the world, before their dislodging, arrive to the height of prophetic spirits.Erasmus, Praise of Folly (Old translation)
In some time, his good time, I shall arrive; He guides me and the bird In his good time.Robert Browning
We have no idea about the 'real' nature of things ... The function of modeling is to arrive at descriptions which are useful .Richard Bandler and John Grinder. (1979) Frogs into Princes: Neuro Linguistic Programming. Moab, UT: Real People Press. p.7.
If in other sciences we should arrive at certainty without doubt and truth without error, it behooves us to place the foundations of knowledge in mathematics.Roger Bacon Opus Majus, Book 1, Chapter 4.