Quotes: adequate

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  • Benjamin Whorf
    Benjamin Whorf
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    At the same time, new concepts and abstractions flow into the picture, taking up the task of describing the universe without reference to such time or space - abstractions for which our language lacks adequate terms.
  • Bobby Scott
    Bobby Scott
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    Each year over 2,500 commercial vessels enter the Port of Hampton Roads alone, so adequate funding for port security is a significant issue for those of us who live in Richmond and Hampton Roads.
  • Werner Herzog
    Werner Herzog
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    For such an advanced civilization as ours to be without images that are adequate to it is as serious a defect as being without memory.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
    Charles Dickens
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    I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    I fear chiefly lest my expression may not be extravagant enough, may not wander far enough beyond the narrow limit of my daily experience, so as to be adequate to the truth of which I have been convinced. Extravagance! it depends on how you are yarded.
  • Bob Barr
    Bob Barr
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    It is difficult, if not impossible, to argue that laws written in the 1970s are adequate for today's intelligence challenges.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    People of uncommon abilities generally fall into eccentricities when their sphere of life is not adequate to their abilities.
  • William Howard Taft
    William Howard Taft
    American politician, judge and President of the United States 1857-1930
    William Howard Taft
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    Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that to-day is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
  • The failure in Ohio to have adequate voting capacity for the people who were registered and eligible to vote was an absolute denial of their right to vote.
  • Reinhold Niebuhr
    Reinhold Niebuhr
    American theologist, historian 1892-1971
    Reinhold Niebuhr
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    The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
    Bertrand Russell
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    There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate government action.
  • Jonathan Raban
    Jonathan Raban
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    There's an enduring American compulsion to be on the side of the angels. Expediency alone has never been an adequate American reason for doing anything. When actions are judged, they go before the bar of God, where Mom and the Flag closely flank His presence.
  • Bobby Scott
    Bobby Scott
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    These funds will ensure that ports will be able to pay for adequate security measures to protect all Americans against terrorist attacks from our seaports.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    We are armed with language adequate to describe each leaf of the filed, but not to describe human character.
  • Bill Shuster
    Bill Shuster
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    We spend millions of dollars per year supplying more than adequate meals and a Koran to every detainee along with a prayer rug that meets their religious standards.
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