He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
There is no such thing as absolute cost of labour; it is all a matter of comparison. Every one gets the most which he can for his exertions; some can get little or nothing, because they have not sufficient strength, knowledge or ingenuity; others get much, because they have, comparatively speaking, a monopoly of certain powers.william stanley jevons
The application of psychoanalysis to sociology must definitely guard against the mistake of wanting to give psychoanalytic answers where economic, technical, or political facts provide the real and sufficient explanation of sociological questions. On the other hand, the psychoanalyst must emphasize that the subject of sociology, society, in reality consists of individuals, and that it is these human beings, rather than abstract society as such, whose actions, thoughts, and feelings are the object of sociological research.Erich Fromm "Psychoanalyse und Soziologie" (1929); published as "Psychoanalysis and Sociology" as translated by Mark Ritter, in Critical Theory and Society : A Reader (1989) edited by S. E. Bronner and D. M. Kellner
The future of humanity is uncertain, even in the most prosperous countries, and the quality of life deteriorates; and yet I believe that what is being discovered about the infinitely large and infinitely small is sufficient to absolve this end of the century and millennium.What a very feware acquiring in knowledge of the physical world will perhaps cause this period not to be judged as a pure return of barbarism.Primo Levi
I would say, on the basis of having observe a thousand people in the experiment and having my own intuition shaped and informed by these experiments, that if a system of death camps were set up in the United States of the sort we had seen in Nazi Germany, one would find sufficient personnel for those camps in any medium-sized American town.stanley milgram
Random chance was not a sufficient explanation of the Universe — in fact, random chance was not sufficient to explain random chance.Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land (1960)
Go further, and require each of them to make a contribution: you will see how many things are still missing, and you will be obliged to get the assistance of a large number of men who belong to different classes, priceless men, but to whom the gates of the academies are nonetheless closed because of their social station. All the members of these learned societies are more than is needed for a single object of human science; all the societies together are not sufficient for a science of man in general.Denis Diderot
In our reasonings concerning matter of fact, there are all imaginable degrees of assurance, from the highest certainty to the lowest species of moral evidence. A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence. ... no testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous, than the fact, which it endeavors to establish.David Hume
If Man be separated by no greater structural barrier from the brutes than they are from one another then it seems to follow that if any process of physical causation can be discovered by which the genera and families of ordinary animals have been produced, that process of causation is amply sufficient to account for the origin of Man.thomas henry huxley
It is a union with a Higher Good by love , that alone is endless perfection . The only sufficient object for man must be something that adds to and perfects his nature , to which he must be united in love; somewhat higher than himself, yea, the highest of all , the Father of spirits . That alone completes a spirit and blesses it, to love Him, the spring of spirits.Robert Leighton, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 449
A hack writer who would not have been considered a fourth rate in Europe , who tricked out a few of the old proven "sure-fire" literary skeletons with sufficient local color to intrigue the superficial and the lazy .William Faulkner, in M. Thomas Inge Conversations with William Faulkner, Univ. Press of Mississippi, 1999, p.79
Gentlemen of the Jury, the charge against the prisoner is murder, and the punishment of murder Is death:;; and that simple statement is sufficient to suggest to us the awful solemnity of the occasion which brings you and me face to face.John Inglis, Lord Glencorse, reported in Trial of Miss Madeleine H. Smith, before the High Court of Justiciary, Edinburgh (1857), p. 98.
It is needless to enter into many reasons for quashing the conviction, when one alone is fully sufficient.Lord Mansfield, Rex v. Jarvis (1756), 1 Burr. Part IV., p. 152.
I think Courts of justice must always act upon the theory of very great probability being sufficient.Sir G. Jessel, M.R., Pattisson v. Gilford (1874), L. R. 18 Eq. Ca. 264.
The project manager’s staff should be qualified to provide personal administrative and technical support. He should have sufficient authority to increase or decrease his staff as necessary throughout the life of the project. This authorization should include selective augmentation for varying periods of time from the supporting functional areas.David I. Cleland (1964). "Why Project Management," Business Horizons, Spring, 1964 p. 85
The earth, that is sufficient, I do not want the constellations any nearer, I know they are very well where they are, I know they suffice for those who belong to themWalt Whitman, in "Song of the Open Road (1856), in Leaves of Grass
There are indeed, in the present corruption of mankind , many incitements to forsake truth : the need of palliating our own faults and the convenience of imposing on the ignorance or credulity of others so frequently occur; so many immediate evils are to be avoided, and so many present gratifications obtained, by craft and delusion that very few of those who are much entangled in life have spirit and constancy sufficient to support in the steady practice of open veracity.samuel johnson
It is sufficient for your morality, not to involve yourself with the things you do not approve of in others.Majlisi, Bih?rul Anw?r, vol.78, p.377
I find nothing in the language or history of the Constitution to support the court's judgment. The court simply fashions and announces a new constitutional right for pregnant mothers and, with scarcely any reason or authority for its action, invests that right with sufficient substance to override most existing state abortion statutes.Byron White, U.S. Supreme Court, one of two dissenters in Roe v. Wade, (January 22, 1973).
sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (From Matthew 6:34)Don't worry about the future. Focus on today's worries instead.
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