Quotes: accepted

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  • Orville Wright
    Orville Wright
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    If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
    Charles Horton Cooley
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    If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    If we must play the theological game, let us never forget that it is a game. Religion, it seems to me, can survive only as a consciously accepted system of make-believe.
  • George S. Patton
    George S. Patton
    American Army General during World War II 1885-1945
    George S. Patton
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    If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.
  • John D. Rockefeller
    John D. Rockefeller
    American industrialist: founder Exxon 1839-1937
    John D. Rockefeller
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    If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.

  • Benedict Wong
    Benedict Wong
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    In America, you're just an American. You're accepted. It doesn't matter that you're of whatever race. If anything, I'm British, and that's it. So let's just get on with it, really.
  • Marya Mannes
    Marya Mannes
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    In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.
  • Arthur Machen
    Arthur Machen
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    Introductions, that is, belong to the masterpieces and classics of the world, to the great and ancient and accepted things; and I am here introducing a short, small story of my own which appeared in The Evening News about ten months ago.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    It has taken me nearly twenty years of studied self-restraint, aided by the natural decay of my faculties, to make myself dull enough to be accepted as a serious person by the British public; and I am not sure that I am not still regarded as a suspicious character in some quarters.
  • Mary McCarthy
    Mary McCarthy
    American author 1912-1989
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    It has to be acknowledged that in capitalist society, with its herds of hippies, originality has become a sort of fringe benefit, a mere convention, accepted obsolescence, the Beatnik model being turned in for the Hippie model, as though strangely obedient to capitalist laws of marketing.
  • Barnett Newman
    Barnett Newman
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    It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted.
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    Desiderius Erasmus
    Dutch humanist and philosopher 1469-1536
    Desiderius Erasmus
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    It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.
  • Language furnishes the best proof that a law accepted by a community is a thing that is tolerated and not a rule to which all freely consent.
  • Harry Houdini
    Harry Houdini
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    Magic is the sole science not accepted by scientists, because they can't understand it.
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Buckminster Fuller
    American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor 1895-1983
    Buckminster Fuller
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    My ideas have undergone a process of emergence by emergency. When they are needed badly enough, they are accepted.