The news of the dayas it reaches the newspaper office is an incredible medley of fact, propaganda, rumor, suspicion, clues, hopes, and fears, and the task of selecting and ordering that news is one of the truly sacred and priestly offices in a democracy. For the newspaper isinall literalnessthebibleofdemocracy, the book out of which a people determines its conduct.
The general verdict among the German generals I interrogated in 1945 was that Field-Marshal von Manstein had proved the ablest commander in their Army, and the man they had most desired to become its Commander-in-Chief. It is very clear that he had a superb sense of operational possibilities and equal mastery in the Conduct of operations, together with a greater grasp of the potentialities of mechanized forces than any other commander who had not been trained in the tank arm. In sum, he had military genius.erich von manstein
On reflection, moral judgment in the arts appears rather as a tribute to their power to influence emotion and possibly Conduct. And reflecting further on what some critics do today, one sees that a good many have merely shifted the ground of their moralism, transferring their impulse of righteousness to politics and social issues.jacques barzun
I like the Albanians much; they are not all Turks; some tribes are Christians. But their religion makes little difference in their manner or Conduct. They are esteemed the best troops in the Turkish service.Lord Byron (1830), Letters and Journals of Lord Byron, page 161
In many instances the Conduct of colored workmen, and those who have spoken for them, has not been in asking or demanding that equal rights be accorded to them as to white workmen, but somehow conveying the idea that they are to be petted and coddled and given special consideration and special privilege. Of course that can't be done.samuel gompers
It is a matter of course and of absolute necessity to the Conduct of business, that any discretionary businessman must be free to deal or not to deal in any given case; to limit or withhold the equipment under his control, without reservation. Business discretion and business strategy, in fact, has no other means by to work out its aims. So that, in effect, all business sagacity reduces itself in the last analysis to judicious use of sabotage.thorstein veblen
ANARCHISM (from the Gr. , and , contrary to authority), the name given to a principle or theory of life and Conduct under which society is conceived without government harmony in such a society being obtained, not by submission to law, or by obedience to any authority, but by free agreements concluded between the various groups, territorial and professional, freely constituted for the sake of production and consumption, as also for the satisfaction of the infinite variety of needs and aspirations of a civilized being.Peter Kropotkin, in "Anarchism" article in Encyclopedia Britannica (1910)
There can be no law if we were to invoke one code of international Conduct for those who oppose us and another for our friends.1956 Speech on the Suez crisis, 31 Oct.
In almost every act of our lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social Conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons [...] who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world.edward berays
Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections. Let these influencing powers actuate, by the permission or disposal of Providence, from selfish or social views, yet in time the mysterious will of Heaven is unfolded, and we behold our Conduct, from whatever motives excited, operating to answer the important designs of heaven.daniel boone
"Appropriate patterns of reproductive, gender, and sexual Conduct are all products of specific cultures and all can be viewed as examples of socially scripted Conduct. Western societies now have a system of gender and sexual learning in which gender differential scripts are learned prior to sexual scripts, but take their origins in part from the previously learned gender scripts... There are two important points: The first is that both gender and sexuality are learned forms of social practice, and the second is that looking to "natural differences" between women and men for lessons about sexual Conduct is an error.""The Explicit and Implicit Use of the Scripting Perspective in Sex Research", Annual Review of Sex Research, Vol. 1, (1990), 5
We are accustomed to the artist scoundrel or specialist in vice, and unaccustomed to the creator in whom passion and reason and moral integrity hold in balance. But greatness of intellect and feeling, or soul and Conduct magnanimity, in short does occur; it is not a myth for boy scouts, and its reality is important, if only to give us the true range of the term "human," which we so regularly define by its lower reaches.jacques barzun
Anarchists generally make use if the word "State" to mean all the collection of institutions, political, legislative, judicial, military, financial, etc., by means of which management of their own affairs, the guidance of their personal Conduct, and the care of ensuring their own safety are taken from the people and confided to certain individuals, and these, whether by usurpation or delegation, are invested with the right to make laws over and for all, and to constrain the public to respect them, making use of the collective force of the community to this end.errico malatesta
The mandate entails a generous synthesis of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. The title requires the expert to be truly independent, keep an open mind, Conduct his/her research objectively and without ideological prejudices, listen to all sides of an argument and seek the opinion of all stakeholders.alfred de zayas
Thought must be judged by something that is not thought, by its effect on production or its impact on social Conduct, as art today is being ultimately gauged in every detail by something that is not art, be it box-office or propaganda value.Max Horkheimer, describing the pragmatist view, Eclipse of Reason (1947), p. 51
Go into the length and breadth of the world, ransack the literature of all countries, find, if you can, a single voice, a single book find, I would almost say, as much as a single newspaper article, unless the product of the day, in which the Conduct of England towards Ireland is anywhere treated except with profound and bitter condemnation.William E. Gladstone, speech on home rule (June 7, 1886); in A. W. Hutton and H. J. Cohen, eds., The Speeches of the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone (1902), vol. 9, p. 127.
We are required in this case to determine for the first time the extent to which the constitutional protections for speech and press limit a State's power to award damages in a libel action brought by a public official against critics of his official Conduct.Justice William J. Brennan, decision, New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, Supreme Court of the United States, 376 U.S. 254 (1964)
I wish to know, in a case where a man disregards every principle which actuates the Conduct of gentlemen, what is to restrain him except large damages?Gibbs, C.J., Merest v. Harvey (1813), 5 Taunton, 443.
The basic premise of libertarianism is that each individual should be free to do as he or she pleases so long as he or she does not harm others. In the libertarian view, societies and governments infringe on individual liberties whenever they tax wealth, create penalties for victimless crimes, or otherwise attempt to control or regulate individual Conduct which harms or benefits no one except the individual who engages in it.Definition written by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, during the process of granting the Advocates for Self Government status as a non-profit educational organization, as quoted in Healing Our World : The Other Piece of the Puzzle (1992) by Mary J. Ruwart
That which especially distinguishes a high order of man from a low order of man, that which constitutes human goodness, human nobleness, is surely not the degree of enlightenment with which men pursue their own advantage; but it is self-forgetfulness; it is self-sacrifice; it is the disregard of personal pleasure, personal indulgence, personal advantage, remote or present, because some other line of Conduct is more right.J. A. Froude, p. 534. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Appropriate patterns of reproductive, gender, and sexual Conduct are all products of specific cultures and all can be viewed as examples of socially scripted Conduct. Western societies now have a system of gender and sexual learning in which gender differential scripts are learned prior to sexual scripts, but take their origins in part from the previously learned gender scripts... There are two important points: The first is that both gender and sexuality are learned forms of social practice, and the second is that looking to "natural differences" between women and men for lessons about sexual Conduct is an error.John Gagnon, "The Eplicit and Implicit Use of the Scripting Perspective in Sex Research", 1990
Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his Conduct.Thomas Jefferson, letter to Tench Coxe (1799).
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