Religious law is like the grammar of language. Any language isgoverned by such rules; otherwise it ceases to be a language. But within them, you can say many different sentences and write many different books.
Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act. 4161933 'The Name and Nature of Poetry', Lecture at Cambridge, 9 May.
When a feeling dissolves, it ceases to be your enemy and begins to be one of your allies.ed seykota
The merit of Marx is that he suddenly produces a qualitative change in the history of social thought. He interprets history, understands its dynamic, predicts the future, but in addition to predicting it (which would satisfy his scientific obligation), he expresses a revolutionary concept: the world must not only be interpreted, it must be transformed. Man ceases to be the slave and tool of his environment and converts himself into the architect of his own destiny.karl marx
Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.1686 The Lover's Watch,'Four o'Clock. General Conversation'.
Wrongly do the Greeks suppose that aught begins or ceases to be; for nothing comes into being or is destroyed; but all is an aggregation or secretion of preexisting things; so that all becoming might more correctly be called becoming mixed, and all corruption, becoming separate.Anaxagoras
Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.aphra behn
Man is free, but his freedom ceases when he has no faith in it[.]giacomo casanova
Under the natural course of things each citizen tends towards his fittest function. Those who are competent to the kind of work they undertake, succeed, and, in the average of cases, are advanced in proportion to their efficiency; while the incompetent, society soon finds out, ceases to employ, forces to try something easier, and eventually turns to use.Herbert Spencer
The moment you accept God's ordering, that moment your work ceases to be a task, and becomes your calling; you pass from bondage to freedom, from the shadow-land of life into life itself.henry clay trumbull
When the possessions and households of citizens are no longer honored by the acts, as well as the principles, of their government, then the concentration camp ceases to be one of the possibilities of human nature and becomes one of its likelihoods.wendell berry
When one confesses to an act, one ceases to be an actor in it and becomes its witness, becomes a man that observes and narrates it and no longer the man that performed it.jorge luis borges
First-world science is one science among many; by claiming to be more it ceases to be an instrument of research and turns into a (political) pressure group.paul karl feyerabend
"A fact which is not denied but whose truths are rationalized loses its objective base. It ceases to be concrete and becomes a myth created in defense of the class of the perceiver." "It would be a contradiction in terms if the oppressors not only defended but actually implemented a liberating education."paulo freire
There is always a point at which the terrorist ceases to manipulate the media gestalt. A point at which the violence may well escalate, but beyond which the terrorist has become symptomatic of the media gestalt itself. Terrorism as we ordinarily understand it is innately media-related.william ford gibson
I am myself impressed by the great social advantages of increasing the stock of capital until it ceases to be scarce.john maynard keynes
Wisdom is not mathematical, nor astronomical, nor zoological; when it talks too much of any one thing it ceases to be itself. There are wise physicists, but wisdom is not physical; there are wise physicians, but wisdom is not medical.george sarton
I entered the [Communist] Party because its cause was just and I will leave it when it ceases to be just.jean-paul sartre
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh .George Bernard Shaw
The significance of God, cause, number, substance or soul consists, as James asserts, in nothing but the tendency of the given concept to make us act or think. If the world should reach a point at which it ceases to care not only about such metaphysical entities but also about murders perpetrated behind closed frontiers or simply in the dark, one would have to conclude that the concepts of such murders have no meaning, that they represent no ‘distinct ideas’ or truths, since they do not make any ‘sensible difference to anybody.’max horkheimer
The public wants miracles. The public demands miracles; and if one source ceases to provide them, they will turn to another source which seems to accomplish the spectacular. Even while they resented and opposed the scientific attitude, they lapped up the miracles which this attitude accomplished with glee.pp. 76-77 (They'd Rather Be Right (1954))
Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.E.M. Forster, Pharos and Pharillon, "The Poetry of C.P. Cavafy" (1923)
The day that this country ceases to be free for irreligion it will cease to be free for religion - except for the sect that can win political power.Robert H. Jackson, Zorach v. Clauson, 343 U.S. 306, 325 (1952) (dissenting).
Wrongly do the Greeks suppose that aught begins or ceases to be; for nothing comes into being or is destroyed; but all is an aggregation or secretion of preexisting things; so that all becoming might more correctly be called becoming mixed, and all corruption, becoming separate.quoted in Madison Smartt Bell in Lavoisier in the Year One: The Birth of a New Science in an Age of Revolution 2005
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