Quotes: absolute

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  • Eugène Ionesco
    Eugène Ionesco
    Romanian-born French Playwright 1912-
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    No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    British writer 1810-1865
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    A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
  • Andrew Denton
    Andrew Denton
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    Absolute faith can blind you to the consequences of the actions you allow. It can tell you it's okay to drop bombs on another country, or that it's okay to hate a group of people such as homosexuals.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    Henry Brooks Adams
    American historian 1838-1918
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    Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
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    Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    Absolute virtue is impossible and the republic of forgiveness leads, with implacable logic, to the republic of the guillotine.
  • Art is an absolute mistress; she will not be coquetted with or slighted; she requires the most entire self-devotion, and she repays with grand triumphs.
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    French writer 1873-1954
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    As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.
  • Basil Bunting
    Basil Bunting
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    But their determination to banish fools foundered ultimately in the installation of absolute idiots.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    Comes over one an absolute necessity to move. And what is more, to move in some particular direction. A double necessity then: to get on the move, and to know whither.
  • Thomas Henry Huxley
    Thomas Henry Huxley
    English biologist 1825-1895
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    Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    I began life as an absolute monarchist - on condition, of course, that I be that monarch.
  • Fidel Castro
    Fidel Castro
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    I began revolution with 82 men. If I had [To] do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.
  • Agnes Macphail
    Agnes Macphail
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    I do not want to be the angel of any home: I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. After that is secured, then men and women can take turns being angels.
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