His hypothesis goes to this — to make the common run of his readers fancy they can do all that can be done by genius, and to make the man of genius believe he can only do what is to be done by mechanical rules and systematic industry. This is not a very feasible scheme; nor is Sir Joshua sufficiently clear and explicit in his reasoning in support of it.
I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible, because dreams offer too little collateral.walt disney
A good plan will therefore include alternative actions, the choice between them being left open until the passage of time indicates which is feasible and which is not.carl eckart
What man needs is not just the persistent posing of ultimate questions, but the sense of what is feasible, what is possible, what is correct, here and now. The philosopher, of all people, must, I think, be aware of the tension between what he claims to achieve and the reality in which he finds himself.hans-georg gadamer
Based upon evidence such as already presented, it appears feasible to set up criteria by which to determine when assignable causes of variation in quality have been eliminated so that the product may then be considered to be controlled within limits. This state of control appears to be, in general, a kind of limit to which we may expect to go economically in finding and removing causes of variability without changing a major portion of the manufacturing process as, for example, would be involved in the substitution of new materials or designs.walter a. shewhart
It is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation-states, however powerful. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the imperatives of global environmental cooperation.maurice strong
"We hope that you, instead of thinking to influence us by saying that you did not join the Lacedaemonians, although their colonists, or that you have done us no wrong, will aim at what is feasible, holding in view the real sentiments of us both; since you know as well as we do that right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must."Thucydides
Science is feasible when the variables are few and can be enumerated; when their combinations are distinct and clear. We are tending toward the condition of science and aspiring to do it. The artist works out his own formulas; the interest of science lies in the art of making science.paul valéry
"It is the welfare state that has made capitalism, with all its attendant benefits of economic growth, politically feasible..."Chapter 15, Conclusion, p. 359 (Economics Of The Welfare State (Fourth Edition))
It is the welfare state that has made capitalism, with all its attendant benefits of economic growth, politically feasible.Nicholas Barr Economics Of The Welfare State (Fourth Edition) Chapter 15, Conclusion, p. 359
In the space of two days I had evolved two plans, wholly distinct, both of which were equally feasible. The point I am trying to bring out is that one does not plan and then try to make circumstances fit those plans. One tries to make plans fit the circumstances.George S. Patton, War as I Knew It (1947), p. 116.
Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.Noam Chomsky, In American Power and the New Mandarins (1969)
The art of generalship does not age, and it is because Scipio's battles are richer in stratagems and ruses many still feasible today than those of any other commander in history that they are an unfailing object-lesson to soldiers.B. H. Liddell Hart in Scipio Africanus : Greater Than Napoleon (1926) Preface
Detention (preferably after a full-blown criminal trial) is the tactic of choice against suspected terrorists, but it is not always feasible to capture suspected or even self-proclaimed, terrorists or others who pose an immediate and serious danger to a state. Many states have opted, under these circumstances, for a more drastic form of preventative incapacitation, namely, targeted killing.Dershowitz, Alan M.; Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2007). Preemption: A Knife That Cuts Both Ways. W. W. Norton & Company. p. 121. ISBN 0393329348.
"We hope that you, instead of thinking to influence us by saying that you did not join the Lacedaemonians , although their colonists, or that you have done us no wrong, will aim at what is feasible, holding in view the real sentiments of us both; since you know as well as we do that right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must."A summary of Athenian statements to the Melians, Book V, 5.89-
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