Quotes: equilibrium

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  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Despite crime's omnipresence, things work in society, because biology compels it. Order eventually restores itself, by psychic equilibrium.
  • Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
  • Albert Claude
    Albert Claude
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    For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind, as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past, will find for itself a new code of ethics, common to all, made of tolerance, of courage, and of faith in the Spirit of men.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    In our wildest aberrations we dream of an equilibrium we have left behind and which we naively expect to find at the end of our errors. Childish presumption which justifies the fact that child-nations, inheriting our follies, are now directing our history.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-1814
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    Nature, who for the perfect maintenance of the laws of her general equilibrium, has sometimes need of vices and sometimes of virtues, inspires now this impulse, now that one, in accordance with what she requires.
  • Georges Bataille
    Georges Bataille
    French Novelist, Critic 1897-1962
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    Sanity is the lot of those who are most obtuse, for lucidity destroys one's equilibrium: it is unhealthy to honestly endure the labors of the mind which incessantly contradict what they have just established.
  • Suspicion is one of the morbid reactions by which an organism defends itself and seeks another equilibrium.
  • Aaron Hill
    Aaron Hill
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    The man with but one idea in his head is sure to exaggerate that to top-heaviness, and thus he loses his equilibrium.
  • The production and consumption of glucose, and hence, the blood sugar level, are controlled by a functional endocrine equilibrium.
  • The state of crisis is the real war; the equilibrium is nothing but its reflex.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    The world is not dialectical - it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis. This is also the principle of evil.
  • Helen Keller
    Helen Keller
    American writer 1880-1968
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    Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
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