Supposing I had gone to the country [in 1933], and said that Germany was re-arming, and that we must re-arm, does anybody think that this pacific democracy would have rallied to that cry at that moment? I cannot think of anything that would have made the loss of the election from my point of view more certain...we got from the country [in 1935], with a large majority, a mandate for doing a thing no one, twelve months earlier, would have believed possible.
Supposing the Press in order, the people in their right wits, and news or no news to be the question, a Public Mercury should not have my Vote, because I think it makes the Multitude too familiar with the actions and counsels of their superiors, too pragmatical and censorious, and gives them not onlyan itch but a kind of colourable right to be meddling with the government.
Supposing I was to tell you that it's just Beauty that's calling me, the beauty of the far off and unknown, the mystery and spell of the East which lures me in the books I've read, the need of the freedom of great wide spaces, the joy of wandering on and on — in quest of the secret which is hidden over there, beyond the horizon?Eugene O'Neill
[...] for the Doctor observed, that no man takes upon himself small blemishes without Supposing that great abilities are attributed to him; and that, in short, this affectation of candour or modesty was but another kind of indirect self-praise, and had its foundation in vanity.james boswell
It is characteristic of the unlearned that they are forever proposing something which is old, and because it has recently come to their own attention, Supposing it to be new.calvin coolidge
The reader might reflect that an awful lot of Supposing has to take place in order for the quantity theory of money to be true.paul ormerod
There can be no greater error then in Supposing that capital is increased by non-consumption.David Ricardo
For now, I'm Supposing that all movements are equal, which they're not, except in this respect: that none of them gives a damn about artists beyond their immediate utility. Good movements will use a writer just as ruthlessly as bad ones; since they all fancy they have better things to do than worry about one man's artistic survival.wilfrid sheed
Man, Supposing you and I, escaping this battle, would be able to live on forever, ageless, immortal, so neither would I myself go on fighting in the foremost, nor would I urge you into the fighting where men win glory. But now, seeing that the spirits of death stand close about us in their thousands, no man can turn aside or escape them, let us go on and win glory for ourselves, or yield it to others.homer
If I am right in Supposing it to be comparatively easy to make capital-goods so abundant that the marginal efficiency of capital is zero, this may be the most sensible way of gradually getting rid of many of the objectionable features of capitalism.john maynard keynes
Nearly everyone who is unemployed votes "Democrat." Nearly every immigrant, at least in the first generation, votes "Democrat." Nearly every non-white American votes "Democrat." The GOP know that so intellectually and financially bankrupt an administration should never have been re-elected – indeed, given the scale of electoral fraud practiced by the “Democrats,” he may not actually have been re-elected (always Supposing that he had the constitutional right to hold the office of president in the first place).christopher monckton
A monk of La Trappe, a French soldier of the Imperial Guard, and a thriving mill-owner, Supposing each a type, and no more than a type, of his class, are all interesting specimens of humanity, but narrow ones, so narrow that even all the three together would not make up a perfect man.john ruskin
I wish to propose for the reader's favourable consideration a doctrine which may, I fear, appear wildly paradoxical and subversive. The doctrine in question is this: that it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for Supposing it true.bertrand russell
I am Supposing, or perhaps only hoping, that our future may be found in the past's fugitive moments of compassion rather than in its solid centuries of warfare.howard zinn
To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like Supposing that we could drink all day and keep absolutely sober.Logan Pearsall Smith
The reader might reflect that an awful lot of Supposing has to take place in order for the quantity theory of money to be true.
I suppose that every parent loves his child; but I know, without any Supposing, that in a large number of homes the love is hidden behind authority, or its expression is crowded out by daily duties and cares.
Man, Supposing you and I, escaping this battle, would be able to live on forever, ageless, immortal, so neither would I myself go on fighting in the foremost, nor would I urge you into the fighting where men win glory. But now, seeing that the spirits of death stand close about us in their thousands, no man can turn aside or escape them, let us go on and win glory for ourselves, or yield it to others.