Quotes: convert

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  • Hans Selye
    Hans Selye
    Hungarian-Canadian endocrinologist and scientist 1907-1982
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    Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
    Lord George Byron
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    I know that two and two make four - and should be glad to prove it too if I could - though I must say if by any sort of process I could convert 2 and 2 into five it would give me much greater pleasure.
  • Bai Ling
    Bai Ling
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    I'm very private in person. I'm very sensitive and shy with men individually. But when I'm talking, maybe there's this other channel or this other side and other way of working in my mind, and I convert and become carefree.
  • Margaret Atwood
    Margaret Atwood
    Canadian writer, poet, criticus 1939-
    Margaret Atwood
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    If I were going to convert to any religion I would probably choose Catholicism because it at least has female saints and the Virgin Mary.
  • Bede Griffiths
    Bede Griffiths
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    It is no longer a question of a Christian going about to convert others to the faith, but of each one being ready to listen to the other and so to grow together in mutual understanding.
  • C. Northcote Parkinson
    C. Northcote Parkinson
    British naval historian and author 1909-1993
    C. Northcote Parkinson
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    It is the essence of grantsmanship to persuade the Foundation executives that it was they who suggested the research project and that you were a belated convert, agreeing reluctantly to all they had proposed.
    Source: Parkinsons Laws in Medical Research, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, November 1962
  • Angela Davis
    Angela Davis
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    Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo - obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
    Camille Paglia
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    Sedgwick has managed to convert pedestrian critical skills and little discernible knowledge in history, philosophy, psychology, art or even pre-modern literature into a lucrative academic career.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense.
  • John Mason
    John Mason
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    The aim of education should be to convert the mind into living fountain, and not a reservoir.
  • Lewis Mumford
    Lewis Mumford
    American social philosopher 1895-1990
    Lewis Mumford
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    The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself. All that you despise, all that you loathe, all that you reject, all that you condemn and seek to convert by punishment springs from you.
  • The truth only irritates those it enlightens, but does not convert.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    There is no thought in any mind, but it quickly tends to convert itself into power.
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