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.
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.
Les enfants n'ont ni passe ni avenir, et, ce qui ne nous arrive gue' re, ils jouissent du pre sent. Children have neither past nor future. They live in the present, something which rarely happens to us.1688 LesCaracte' res ou les m½urs de ce sie' cle,'Del'homme', no.51.
Here the men lost all patience, and complained of the length of the voyage, but the Admiral encouraged them in the best manner he could, representing the profits they were about to acquire, and adding that it was to no purpose to complain, having come so far, they had nothing to do but continue on to the Indies, till with the help of our Lord, they should arrive there.christopher columbus
The millions of laws which exist for the regulation of humanity appear upon investigation to be divided into three principal categories: protection of property, protection of persons, protection of government. And by analyzing each of these three categories, we arrive at the same logical and necessary conclusion: the uselessness and hurtfulness of law.peter kropotkin
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 the situation of man in the world of planetary technicity not as an inexitricable and inescapable destiny, but I see the task of thought precisely in this, that within its own limits it helps man as such achieve a satisfactory relationship to the essence of technicity. National Socialism did indeed go in this direction. Those people, however, were far too poorly equipped for thought to arrive at a really explicit relationship to what is happening today and has been underway for the past 300 years.Martin Heidegger
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
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)
Though I may not be able to in the present instance to mark the limit at which further improvement will stop, I can very easily mention a point at which it will not arrive.Chapter IX, paragraph 8, lines 14-16 (An Essay on The Principle of Population (First Edition 1798, unrevised))
People ask the way to Cold Mountain Roads do not go through Summer arrives yet the ice has not melted Though the sun is out it’s foggy and dim How did I arrive here? My mind and yours are not the same When our minds are one You will be here tooCold Mountain Transcendental Poetry by the t'ang zen poet han-shan (2005, 2011), tr. Wandering Poet, ISBN 978-0-6151-6006-1 ISBN 0615160069 LOC Number 2007937840
A wise man should never resolve upon any thing, at least never let the world know his resolution; for if he cannot arrive at that, he is ashamed. How many things did the resolve in his declaration concerning Scotland, never to do, and yet did them all?Selden, John (1689). Table Talk: Being the Discourses. T. White. p. 175.
The regular solids were studied so extensively by the Platonists that they received the name of "Platonic figures." The statement of Proclus that the whole aim of Euclid in writing the Elements was to arrive at the construction of the regular solids, is obviously wrong. The fourteenth and fifteenth books, treating of solid geometry, are apocryphal .p. 38 (The Greeks)
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.
I am going to my Father’s; and though with great difficulty I have got hither, yet now I do not repent me of all the trouble I have been at to arrive where I am. My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it. My marks and scars I carry with me, to be a witness for me that I have fought His battles who will now be my rewarder.John Bunyan, in The Pilgrim's Progress (1678), Part II, Sect. 4
Comme on craint peu de choquer la vanité, on arrive fort vite en Italie au ton de l'intimité, et à dire des choses personnelles.Because one has little fear of shocking vanity in Italy, people adopt an intimate tone very quickly and discuss personal things.