Quotes: disorder

Quotes 1 till 15 of 22.

1 2 Next 
  • George S. Patton
    George S. Patton
    American Army General during World War II 1885-1945
    George S. Patton
    - +
     0
    Battle is an orgy of disorder.
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
    Plato
    - +
     0
    Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike.
  • He who considers disease results to be the disease itself, and expects to do away with these as diseases, is insane. It is an insanity in medicine, an insanity that has grown out of the milder forms of mental disorder in science, crazy whims.
  • Jeremy Collier
    Jeremy Collier
    English theatre critic, non-juror bishop and theologian 1650-1726
    Jeremy Collier
    - +
     0
    Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
  • A. R. Ammons
    A. R. Ammons
    - +
     0
    If we ask a vague question, such as, 'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer, such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,' or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.'
  • Carl Gustav Jung
    Carl Gustav Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist 1875-1961
    Carl Gustav Jung
    - +
     0
    In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
    Charles Caleb Colton
    - +
     0
    It is with disease of the mind, as with those of the body; we are half dead before we understand our disorder, and half cured when we do.
  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt Brecht
    German - Austrian writer 1898-1956
    Bertolt Brecht
    - +
     0
    Let nothing be called natural
    In an age of bloody confusion,
    Ordered disorder, planned caprice,
    And dehumanized humanity, lest all things
    Be held unalterable!
    Source: The Exception and the Rule
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
    John Ruskin
    - +
     0
    Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
    Napoleon
    - +
     0
    Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry.
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
    Cyril Connolly
    - +
     0
    Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control.
  • Lao-Tzu
    Lao-Tzu
    Chinese philosopher +/- 600 BC
    Lao-Tzu
    - +
     0
    Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
    Oliver Goldsmith
    - +
     0
    The doctor found, when she was dead, her last disorder mortal.
  • Louis Bernieres
    Louis Bernieres
    - +
     0
    The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry.
    Source: Kapitein Corelli's mandoline (1994) 256
  • Jane Jacobs
    Jane Jacobs
    - +
     0
    There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served.
1 2 Next