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.
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
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
We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances? Nature is pleased with simplicity, and affects not the pomp of the superfluous causes.1687 Newton's First Rule of Reasoning in Philosophy. Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (translated by Andrew Motte,1729).
Three be the things I shall never attain: envy, content, and sufficient champagne.Quoted in Marion Meade Dorothy Parker (1988).
I am glad you encouraged me with the 'Stoke' [his painting 'Stoke-by-Nayland', circa 1835] What say you to a summer morning? July or August, at eight or nine o’clock, after a slight shower during the night, to enhance the dews in the shadowed part of the picture, under 'Hedge row elms and hillocks green.' Then the plough, cart, horse, gate, cows, donkey, &c. are all good paintable material for the foreground, and the size of the canvas sufficient to try one’s strength, and keep one at full collar.john constable
More Safe, and much more modest 'tis, to say God wou'd not leave Mankind without a way: And that the Scriptures, though not every where Free from Corruption, or intire, or clear, Are uncorrupt, sufficient, clear, intire, In all things which our needfull Faith require. If others in the same Glass better see 'Tis for Themselves they look, but not for me: For my Salvation must its Doom receive Not from what others , but what I believe.john dryden
I’d just like to say “thank you” to President Bush and to the men and women of the US military, who by the New York Times’ own admission took out a terror-sponsoring regime in Iraq that could have constructed a nuclear weapon within months, as soon as sanctions were lifted enough for them to obtain sufficient fissile material.charles foster johnson
Carlisle is right in saying that there is no serious danger to be apprehended from Ireland, but what I want to prevent is any, even the slightest, outbreak, and this is only to be done by showing that we have in Ireland a sufficient Saxon force to make any movement on the part of the Celts perfectly hopeless, and sure to bring immediate destruction on those who take part in it. Any outbreak of any kind in Ireland would be magnified by our enemies and rivals, and would greatly weaken our political position in Europe.temple, henry, 3rd viscount palmerston
Proof of the usage of a large capital such as London, is sufficient to show that of the whole world unless it is contradicted.Kekeuoich, J., Williams v. Colonial Bank (1887), L. R. 36 C. D. 670.
Suspecting is not believing; saying he suspects would not be well; but swearing according to his estimation is sufficient.Lord Harduncke, C.J., Smith v. Boucher and others (1734), 7 Mod. Rep. 178.
Only Virtue is sufficient unto herself. She makes us love the living and remember the dead.Baltasar Gracián. In Maxim 300, The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647).
If we suppose a sufficient righteousness and intelligence in men to produce presently, from the tremendous lessons of history, an effective will for a world peace that is to say, an effective will for a world law under a world government for in no other fashion is a secure world peace conceivable in what manner may we expect things to move towards this end?… It is an educational task, and its very essence is to bring to the minds of all men everywhere, as a necessary basis for world cooperation, a new telling and interpretation, a common interpretation, of history.H. G. Wells, Outline of History, Chapter XLI. Par. 2; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 911-17.
France is... what they call the dominant power of Europe, being incomparably the most powerful at land, that united in a close alliance with our states, and enjoying the benefit of our trade, there is not the smallest reason to doubt but both will be a sufficient curb upon the naval power of Great Britain.John Adams to Sam Adams, explaining the alliance between the United States and France (1778).
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