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William Whewell Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by William Whewell.

Hence no force, however great, can stretch a cord,
however fine, into a horizontal line which is accurately straight:
there will always be a bending downwards.
- William Whewell

It is a test of true theories not only to account for
but to predict phenomena.
- William Whewell

Every failure is a step to success.
- William Whewell

We cannot observe external things without some degree of Thought;
nor can we reflect upon our Thoughts,
without being influenced in the course of our reflection
by the Things which we have observed.
- William Whewell

 

The system becomes more coherent as it is further extended.
The elements which we require for explaining a new
class of facts are already contained in our system.
In false theories, the contrary is the case.
- William Whewell

Fundamental ideas are not a consequence of experience,
but a result of the particular constitution and activity of the mind,
which is independent of all experience in its origin,
though constantly combined with experience in its exercise.
- William Whewell

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a
contribution to the advance of peace,
I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
- Douglas MacArthur

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If the mind wants to comprehend reality,
it will have to come out of the past and the future.
But coming out of the past and the future,
it is no longer the mind at all.
Hence the insistence of all the great masters of the world
that the door to reality is no-mind.
- Osho

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
- Aldous Huxley

The very essence of the creative is its novelty,
and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
- Carl Rogers

Hence the same instant which killed the animals froze
the country where they lived.
This event was sudden, instantaneous,
without any gradual development.
- George Cuvier

Japan and China are isolated and without intercourse with other countries;
hence the President directed me to attend to or watch
the state of affairs in China also.
- Townsend Harris

That religious earnestness forever tends toward fright
and hence towards brittleness and inquisition is clear
enough in mythology and history.
- Thomas Howard

I don't know who's 18 years old today that,
20 years hence, is going to be a jazz fan.
- Norman Granz

Hence it is that the shape of something is especially meaningful.
- James J. Gibson

Hence the end of the world should be awaited with all
longing by all believers.
- William Ames

America's future will be determined by the home and the school.
The child becomes largely what he is taught;
hence we must watch what we teach,
and how we live.
- Jane Addams

I suppose subconsciously I was thinking in terms of
having the scale of it matching the scale of the images.
Hence the sort of string quartet, jazz band and electronic stuff.
- Jonny Greenwood

Hence, within the space of two generations there has
been a complete revolution in the attitude of the trades-unions
toward the women working in their trades.
- Florence Kelley

There are only two things.
Truth and lies.
Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself;
anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie.
- Franz Kafka

Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history,
since its statements are rather of the nature of universals,
whereas those of history are singulars.
- Aristotle

Hence a ship is said to head the sea,
when her course is opposed to the setting or direction of the surges.
- William Falconer

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly,
science into superstition, and art into pedantry.
Hence University education.
- George Bernard Shaw

I confess I enjoy democracy immensely.
It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.
- H. L. Mencken

An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish.
Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
- Eric Hoffer

Total falsehoods can be easily exposed for what they
are by citing exceptions to their claims.
Hence, they are less likely to be accepted as the total truth.
- Samuel P. Huntington

All around us are the consequences of the most significant technological,
and hence cultural, revolution in generations.
- Lawrence Lessig

All things are perceived in the light of charity,
and hence under the aspect of beauty;
for beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love.
- Evelyn Underhill

My field is with apex predators, hence your crocodiles,
your snakes, your spiders.
- Steve Irwin

Hence we did not foster competition in our school,
on the contrary.
- Dora Russell

Love must precede hatred, and nothing is hated save
through being contrary to a suitable thing which is loved.
And hence it is that every hatred is caused by love.
- Thomas Aquinas

Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green;
all else is necessarily subservient to it,
hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it.
- Thomas Sowell

If people would dare to speak to one another unreservedly,
there would be a good deal less sorrow in the world a hundred years hence.
- Samuel Butler

There is no reality of consciousness independent of
the effects of various vehicles of content on subsequent action (and hence,
of course, on memory).
- Daniel Clement Dennett

Hence it happens that one takes words for concepts,
and concepts for the things themselves.
- Johann G. Hamann

I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame,
hence guilt, in its recipient.
- Roland Barthes

The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and,
at the same time, it is common to all,
hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings.
- Franz Kafka

The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle,
without being at all acute; hence there is so much
humour and so little wit in their literature.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

And hence he must be invisible; for a spirit cannot
be seen by the eye of man:
nor is there any thing in this principle contradictory to reason or experience.
- Adam Clarke

The repudiation of the primacy of understanding means
the repudiation of the norms of judgment as well,
and hence the abandonment of all ethical standards.
- Johan Huizinga

Hence the spiritual weariness of the conscientious mother -
you're always finding out just one more vital tidbit.
- Sonia Taitz

These are the soul's changes.
I don't believe in ageing.
I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun.
Hence my optimism.
- Virginia Woolf

Equally, we require a collective past -
hence the endless reinterpretations of history,
frequently to suit the perceptions of the present.
- Penelope Lively

Today's acorns grow into the oak trees of thirty years hence.
But what acorns are we sowing today?
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of prejudice or hatred would grow into.
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of pollution can become.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual
world there were no parents,
only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others,
cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world.
- Mary Garden

Sometime in the future - 25, 50, 75 years hence -
what will the situation be like then? By that time
the Chinese will have the capability of delivery too.
- Curtis Lemay

Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates.
- Marquis de Sade

Science is analytical, descriptive, informative.
Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so.
Hence the deadliness of all that is purely scientific.
- Eric Gill

Conflicting commercial regulations of the different
States shackled and diminished both foreign and domestic trade;
hence the power to regulate commerce was conferred.
- Robert Toombs

Hence it comes about that all armed Prophets have been victorious,
and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

We citizens don't need to know every detail of every
military operation in this new kind of war.
Nor should the media tell us and hence our enemy.
- David Hackworth

There is no end of craving.
Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness.
Therefore, acquire contentment.
- Sivananda

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence,
in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there
cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
- Saint Augustine

Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent
does not know what to defend;
and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.
- Sun Tzu

When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing,
it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will
tell a hundred years hence.
- Samuel Butler

Pessimism only describes an attitude,
and not facts, and hence is entirely subjective.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her,
alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.
- Wallace Stevens

Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise,
diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public,
hence ultimately of failure.
- Alvin Adams

Hence a ship is said to be tight, when her planks are
so compact and solid as to prevent the entrance of
the water in which she is immersed:
and a cask is called tight,
when the staves are so close that none of the liquid
contained therein can issue through or between them.
- William Falconer

What information consumes is rather obvious:
it consumes the attention of its recipients.
Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention,
and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among
the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.
- Herbert Simon

We had a large common domain, already added by the
several States for the common benefit of all;
purchase and war might make large additions to this common domain;
hence the power over existing and future territories,
with the stipulation to admit new States,
was conferred.
- Robert Toombs

Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from
contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business.
Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation;
for whilst the body is confined to present company,
the mind is flown to that which it delights in.
- Mary Astell

A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness,
volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people.
There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality
of leadership in the world.
- John Updike

The United States' administrations...
must recognize that Iran is a big power.
Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human
force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations.
We have never sought to dominate others or to violate
the rights of any other country.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The President regards the Japanese as a brave people;
but courage,
though useful in time of war, is subordinate to knowledge of arts;
hence,
courage without such knowledge is not to be highly esteemed.
- Townsend Harris

Life is an organic whole. The basic problems of the people -
poverty, ignorance, disease and civic inertia - interlock.
To address one problem, we must address all.
Hence our emphasis on an integrated program
of livelihood, education, health and self-government.
- Jimmy Yen

I'm just mystified and fascinated by women,
and I'm still single.
Hence all of that, and the fact that I celebrate them so much,
I understand that I'm unevolved at this exact moment
to share my life with one.
I wouldn't inflict that upon anyone yet.
But, I'm getting closer.
- Jeremy Piven

Throughout this evolution from left to right,
Beard always detested war.
Hence his writings were slanted to show that the military
side of history was insignificant or a mere reflection of economic forces.
- Samuel E. Morison

The vast majority of human beings dislike and even
actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar...
Hence it comes about that at their first appearance
innovators have generally been persecuted,
and always derided as fools and madmen.
- Aldous Huxley

Hence, in desiring, the more the enjoyment is delayed,
the more fancy begins to weave about the object images of future fruition,
and to clothe the desired object with properties calculated to inflame the impulse.
- Samuel Alexander

I guess Species was a movie made for me and hence I bagged the role.
In fact even when acting, I never thought the outcome
would be so good which I think it was!
The entire role was a challenge.
I was to be this strange yet sexy thing which was challenging!
- Natasha Henstridge


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