Quotes: control

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  • James A. Garfield
    James A. Garfield
    President of the USA 1831-1881
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    Ideas control the world.

  • We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.

  • John Steinbeck
    John Steinbeck
    American author 1902-1968
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    A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.

  • A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often has no opportunity to exercise judgment.

  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
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    A pool is, for many of us in the West, a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over the uncontrollable. A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.

  • Walter Lippmann
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    A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment.

  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.

  • Thomas Szasz
    Thomas Szasz
    American psychiatrist 1920-
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    Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems, not psychiatric: each condenses and expresses a contest between the individual and some other person or persons in his environment over the control of the individual's body.

  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    America is neither free nor brave, but a land of tight, iron-clanking little wills, everybody trying to put it over everybody else, and a land of men absolutely devoid of the real courage of trust, trust in life's sacred spontaneity. They can't trust life until they can control it.

  • America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers.

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