Quotes: coherent

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  • Herbert Spencer
    Herbert Spencer
    British Philosopher 1820-1903
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    Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.
  • Herbert Spencer
    Herbert Spencer
    British Philosopher 1820-1903
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    Evolution is a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity, to a definite coherent heterogeneity.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
    William Somerset Maugham
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    For if the proper study of mankind is man, it is evidently more sensible to occupy yourself with the coherent, substantial and significant creatures of fiction than with the irrational and shadowy figures of real life.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    Methinks the human method of expression by sound of tongue is very elementary, and ought to be substituted for some ingenious invention which should be able to give vent to at least six coherent sentences at once.
  • Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Russian Novelist 1918-2008
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    Our government declared that it is conducting some kind of great reforms. In reality, no real reforms were begun and no one at any point has declared a coherent programme.
  • Alfred de Vigny
    Alfred de Vigny
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    The acts of the human race on the world's stage have doubtless a coherent unity, but the meaning of the vast tragedy enacted will be visible only to the eye of God, until the end, which will reveal it perhaps to the last man.
  • Elizabeth Hardwick
    Elizabeth Hardwick
    American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer 1916-2007
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    The language of the younger generation has the brutality of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand, not to come. It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism.
  • Herbert Spencer
    Herbert Spencer
    British Philosopher 1820-1903
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    The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is - a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    The past is what makes the present coherent, and the past will remain horrible for exactly as long as we refuse to assess it honestly.
  • Fred Hoyle
    Fred Hoyle
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    There is a coherent plan in the universe, though I don't know what it's a plan for.
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