Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
He maintains that culture shows itself above all else in a unity of artistic style running through every expression of a nation's life. On the other hand, the fact of having learnt much and knowing much is, as he points out, neither a necessary means to culture nor a sign of culture; it accords remarkably well with barbarism, that is to say, with want of style or a motley hotchpotch of styles.georg brandes
Despicable means used to achieve laudable goals render the goals themselves despicable.Anton Chekhov
By bourgeoisie is meant the class of modern capitalists, owners of the means of social production and employers of wage labor. By proletariat, the class of modern wage laborers who, having no means of production of their own, are reduced to selling their labor power in order to live.Friedrich Engels
"Looking at the past must only be a means of understanding more clearly what and who they are so that they can more wisely build the future."paulo freire
The beautiful is and remains beautiful though it arouse no emotion whatever, and though there be no one to look at it. In other words, although the beautiful exists for the gratification of an observer, it is independent of him. In this sense music, too, has no aim (object), and the mere fact that this particular art is so closely bound up with our feelings by no means justifies the assumption that its aesthetic principles depend on this union.eduard hanslick
A good means to discovery is to take away certain parts of a system to find out how the rest behaves.Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
"[The career a young man should choose should be] one that is most consonant with our dignity, one that is based on ideas of whose truth we are wholly convinced, one that offers us largest scope in working for humanity and approaching that general goal towards which each profession offers only one of the means: the goal of perfection … If he works only for himself he can become a famous scholar, a great sage, an excellent imaginative writer [ Dichter ], but never a perfected, a truly great man."karl marx
As many of you know, I come from San Francisco. We don't have a lot of farms there. Well, we do have one it's a mushroom farm, so you know what that means.nancy pelosi
Read as little as possible of literary criticism - such things are either partisan opinions, which have become petrified and meaningless, hardened and empty of life, or else they are just clever word-games, in which one view wins today, and tomorrow the opposite view. Works of art are of an infinite solitude, and no means of approach is so useless as criticism.Rainer Maria Rilke
The legal right of a taxpayer to decrease the amount of what otherwise would be his taxes, or altogether avoid them, by means which the law permits, cannot be doubted.george sutherland
Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.Mahatma Gandhi
Missional means actually doing mission right where you are. Missional means adopting the posture of a missionary , learning and adapting to the culture around you while remaining biblically sound.
Give according to your means, or God will make your means according to your giving.
It is the responsibility of all of us to remind governments of their commitments to settle disputes by peaceful means and to negotiate in good faith under the UN Charter, and to denounce war agitation particularly by the media.
For those who need consolation no means of consolation is so effective as the assertion that in their case no consolation is possible: it implies so great a degree of distinction that they at once hold up their heads again.friedrich nietzsche
Historicism and cultural relativism actually are a means to avoid testing our own prejudices and asking, for example, whether men are really equal or whether that opinion is merely a democratic prejudice.Allan Bloom
Possession means to sit astride the world Instead of having it astride of you.Charles Kingsley
Together we can make a world where cancer no longer means living with fear, without hope, or worse.Patrick Swayze
A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.Edmund Burke
Detente is a readiness to resolve differences and conflicts not by force, not by threats and sabre-rattling, but by peaceful means, at the conference table.
There also must be no reasonable alternative to the targeted killing: meaning that the international law requirement of seeking another reasonable means of incapacitating the terrorist prior to a future attack has proved fruitless.
Robert [Grosseteste] became much interested in science and scientific method... He was conscious of the dual approach by means of induction and deduction (resolution and composition); i.e., from the empirical knowledge one proceeds to probable general principles, and from these as premises one them derives conclusions which constitute verifications or falsifications of the principles. This approach to science was not that far removed from Aristotle...
(Iron Man: Well, if you say it's more advanced, then by all means I guess I'll just surrender my- TANK MISSILE!) Careful, man! That's a brand new suit here!
The immediacy of mystic experience simply means that we know God just as we know other objects. God is not a mathematical entity or a system of concepts mutually related to one another and having no reference to experience .
Anarchy means no domination or authority of one man over another, yet you call that “disorder.” A system which advocates no such “order” as shall require the services of rogues and thieves to defend it you call “disorder.”
For many, the hijab represents modesty , piety and devotion to God , and I truly respect that. But the hijab should not be used as a means of applying social pressure on people.