Quotes: control

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  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
  • James A. Garfield
    James A. Garfield
    President of the USA 1831-1881
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    Ideas control the world.
  • Carroll Quigley
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    ...human beings have religious needs. They have a need for a feeling of certitude in their minds about things they cannot control and they do not fully understand, and with humility, they admit they do not understand...
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Bob Saget
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    25, 30 years ago, that meant something, they were making some money. And they were doing all sorts of comedy, screaming at the audience, basically crowd control. And then there was the whole urban comedy scene.
  • A farmer is dependent on too many things outside his control; it makes for modesty.
    Source: Jasmine (2007) 12
  • Bill Dedman
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    A foundation representing firefighters who die in the line of duty is calling for Congress to strip the Centers for Disease Control of its role investigating firefighter deaths.
  • 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.
  • Harvey S. Firestone
    Harvey S. Firestone
    American businessman 1868-1938
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    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.
  • B. F. Skinner
    B. F. Skinner
    American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
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    A permissive government is a government that leaves control to other sources.
  • 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
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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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.
  • Barbara Tuchman
    Barbara Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
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    Against men habituated to lawless force, violent punishment failed to bring the violence under control.
    Source: A Distant Mirror
  • Benjamin Watson
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    All I'm saying is, is God the god who we look to for comfort during tragedies? Is he the god who can control all those things, or is he the god that we don't even trust with our daily lives... As long as there's prayer and exams, as long as there's games, there will be prayers.
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