How would your life be different if … You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day … You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.
What hours I spent of precious time,What pints of ink I used to waste,Attempting to secure a rhymeTo suit the public taste,Until I found a simple planWhich makes the lamest lyric scan!When I’ve a syllable de trop,I cut it off, without apol.:This verbal sacrifice, I know,May irritate the schol.;But all must praise my dev’lish cunn.Who realise that Time is Mon.Harry Graham
We cannot by a little verbal sophistry confound the qualities of different minds, nor force opposite excellences into a union by all the intolerance in the world. ... If we have a taste for some one precise style or manner, we may keep it to ourselves and let others have theirs. If we are more catholic in our notions, and want variety of excellence and beauty, it is spread abroad for us to profusion in the variety of books and in the several growth of men's minds, fettered by no capricious or arbitrary rules.william hazlitt
If we designate as intelligence, quantitatively, the total of mental functioning, it is evident that the suppression of verbal thought involves a defect, relatively very important among cultivated individuals leading a complex social life: the uneducated person from this point of view is a defective.Le cerveau et la pensée [Thought and the Brain] (1923)
When the imagination sleeps, words are emptied of their meaning: a deaf population absent-mindedly registers the condemnation of a man. ... there is no other solution but to speak out and show the obscenity hidden under the verbal cloak.Albert Camus, in Reflections on the Guillotine (1957); later included in Resistance, Rebellion, and Death (1960)
A book is more than a verbal structure or series of verbal structures; it is the dialogue it establishes with its reader and the intonation it imposes upon his voice and the changing and durable images it leaves in his memory. A book is not an isolated being: it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships.jorge luis borges
"Well, [Lorca had] a gift for gab. For example, he makes striking metaphors, but I think he makes striking metaphors for him, because I think that his world was mostly verbal. I think that he was fond of playing words against each other, the contrast of words, but I wonder if he knew what he was doing."jorge luis borges
As soon as a thought or word becomes a tool, one can dispense with actually ‘thinking’ it, that is, with going through the logical acts involved in verbal formulation of it. As has been pointed out, often and correctly, the advantage of mathematics the model of all neo-positivistic thinking lies in just this ‘intellectual economy.’ Complicated logical operations are carried out without actual performance of the intellectual acts upon which the mathematical and logical symbols are based. … Reason … becomes a fetish, a magic entity that is accepted rather than intellectually experienced.max horkheimer
If we designate as intelligence, quantitatively, the total of mental functioning, it is evident that the suppression of verbal thought involves a defect, relatively very important among cultivated individuals leading a complex social life: the uneducated person from this point of view is a defective.Henri Piéron Le cerveau et la pensée [Thought and the Brain] (1923)
A conceptual model is a qualitative description of 'some aspect of the behaviour of a natural system'. This description is usually verbal, but may also be accompanied by figures and graphs.Howard S. Wheater et al. (2010) Groundwater Modelling in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas. p. 39
The kritis of Tyagaraja and others, on the contrary, are conceived generally as musical compositions; and their poetry, however impressive, is mainly a verbal scaffold for raising a musical structure. Musical thought, rather than poetic thought, seems to determine their structure pattern.In p.25 (Another Garland (Biographical Dictionary of Carnatic Composers & Musicians) (Book II))
Music always transcends national , verbal , mental and philosophical limitations which account for its universal appeal beyond cultures ... (But) comparison requires common features or parameters of which few are shared between Classical Carnatic music and genuine Classical Western music.Ludwig Pesch, in p.41 (Another Garland (Biographical Dictionary of Carnatic Composers & Musicians) (Book II))
When the imagination sleeps , words are emptied of their meaning : a deaf population absent-mindedly registers the condemnation of a man . ... there is no other solution but to speak out and show the obscenity hidden under the verbal cloak.Albert Camus, in Reflections on the Guillotine (1957); later included in Resistance, Rebellion, and Death (1960)
A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.Attributed to Samuel Goldwyn, this quote is actually a misreporting of an actual quote praising the trustworthiness of a colleague: "His verbal contract is worth more than the paper it's written on". The identity of the colleague is variously reported as Joseph M. Schenk in Paul F. Boller, John George, They Never Said It (1990), p. 42, or as Joseph L. Mankiewicz in Carol Easton, The Search for Sam Goldwyn (1976). Goldwyn himself was reportedly aware of - and pleased by - the misattribution.
The Spartans meanwhile, man to man, and with their war songs in the ranks, exhorted each brave comrade to remember what he had learned before; well aware that the long training of action was of more use for saving lives than any brief verbal exhortation, though ever so well delivered.Book V, 5.69-
Teachers have three main tasks: first, to train both hemispheres not only the verbal, symbolic, logical left hemisphere, which has always been trained in the traditional education, but also the relational, holistic right hemisphere, which is largely neglected in today's schools; second, to train students to use the cognitive style suited to the tasks at hand; and third, to train students to be able to bring both styles both hemispheres to bear on a problem in an integrated manner.Betty Edwards (1979) The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Things may have a real essence, which will consist of their physical constitution, but this is in the main unknown to us, and is not the "essence" of which scholastics speak. Essence as we can know it is purely verbal; it consists merely in the definition of a general term.Bertrand Russell, in A History of Western Philosophy (1945), Book Three, Part I, Chapter XIII, Locke's Theory of Knowledge, p. 610
I investigated reported Japanese atrocities committed by the Japanese Army in Nanking and elsewhere. verbal accounts of reliable eyewitnesses and letters from individuals whose credibility is beyond question afford convincing proof that the Japanese Army behaved and is continuing to behave in a fashion reminiscent of Attila and his Huns. Not less than 300,000 Chinese civilians were slaughtered, many in cold blood.kōki hirota
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