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
The United States has an isolationist and insular culture, combined with a global and interventionist posture. This highly dangerous and febrile mixture, which greatly facilitates the task of the fear-mongers and chauvinists, needs a very exact and nuanced diagnosis. I don't think that analogies from the totalitarian model, however suggestive, are sufficient.christopher hitchens
It is of course not sufficient to appeal to the authority of Marx, Hegel, or any of their contemporaries follower to establish the validity of the direction of History. In the century and a half since they wrote, their intellectual legacy has been relentlessly assaulted from all directions. The most profound thinkers of the twentieth century have directly attacked the idea that history is a coherent of intelligible process; indeed, they have denied the possibility that any aspect of human life is philosophically intelligible.karl marx
That elections of members to serve as representatives of the people, in assembly, ought to be free; and that all men, having sufficient evidence of permanent common interest with, and attachment to, the community, have the right of suffrage, and cannot be taxed or deprived of their property for public uses, without their own consent, or that of their representives so elected, nor bound by any law to which they have not, in like manner, assembled, for the public good.george mason
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.
A certain sort of friendship soon arose between the Fans and me.We each recognized that we belonged to that same section of thehumanrace with whom it isbetter to drink than to fight.We knew we would each have killed the other, if sufficient inducement were offered, and so we took a certain amount of care that the inducement should not arise.Mary Henrietta Kingsley
No one in this earthly prison of the body has sufficient strength of his own to press forward with a due degree of watchfulness, and the great majority [of Christians] are kept down with such great weakness that they stagger and halt and even creep on the ground, and so make very slight advances.john calvin
Tho none ought to conclude that their day or season of grace is quite expired, yet they ought to deeply apprehend the danger, lest it should expire before their necessary work be done and their peace made. For tho it can be of no use for them to know the former, and therefore they have no means appointed them by which to know it, 'tis of great use to apprehend the latter; and they have sufficient ground for the apprehension.john howe
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, Section 10 : Of Miracles Pt. 1; Variant: A wise man... proportions his belief to the evidence. in An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748; 1751)
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
Even if you were a softy, you took the mattock, you dug, you were willing to work.:;In this part he most shows himself a man, whoever tolerates making himself equal to another, rich to poor.:; For this man will bear a change of fortune with self-control.:; You have given a sufficient proof of your character.:; I wish only that you remain as you are.Menander
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
Tho none ought to conclude that their day or season of grace is quite expired, yet they ought to deeply apprehend the danger, lest it should expire before their necessary work be done and their peace made. For tho it can be of no use for them to know the former, and therefore they have no means appointed them by which to know it, 'tis of great use to apprehend the latter; and they have sufficient ground for the apprehension.The Redeemer's Tears Wept Over Lost Souls (1684)
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.
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 working-classes require leaders and wise heads from their own body patriarchs, in the old acceptation of the term to keep them right in moments of excitement. The causes of early death prevent the existence of such a class of men, sobered and wise from experience, in sufficient numbers to discipline the youthful and fiery spirits who, confident in their ignorance, plunge themselves and those depending on their exertions into ruin.p.24 (Sanitary Economy (1850))
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
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