Quotes by isolation

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  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
    South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
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    Climate change, demographics, water, food, energy, global health, women's empowerment - these issues are all intertwined. We cannot look at one strand in isolation. Instead, we must examine how these strands are woven together.
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
    Boris Pasternak
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    At the moment of childbirth, every woman has the same aura of isolation, as though she were abandoned, alone.
  • Brendan Myers
    Brendan Myers
    Canadian philosopher and author 1974-
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    At the risk of sounding like a spoilsport, I'd say that pagans have about the same experience of otherness and isolation as anyone else. We're not special in that regard. But this is because the problem of loneliness is almost universal - and that, to my mind, makes it much more serious.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
    South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
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    Border strengthening is effective, but not if done in isolation. We also need to give priority to establishing public institutions that deliver a sustained level of security and justice for citizens. Border security can never come at the expense of migrants' rights. Nor can it be used to legitimize inhumane treatment.
  • Abdallah II
    Abdallah II
    Jordan King 1962-
    Abdallah II
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    Earth's dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless; that satisfaction can come only in violence, division, and intellectual isolation.
  • Bethany McLean
    Bethany McLean
    American journalist 1970-
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    Fixing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in isolation, without looking at the big picture, would be short-sighted.
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    I am greatly pleased with the public, authentic isolation in which we two, you and I, now find ourselves. It is wholly in accord with our attitude and our principles.
  • Adam Arkin
    Adam Arkin
    American actor 1956-
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    I think in the case of horror, it's a chance to confront a lot of your worse fears and those fears usually have to do, ironically, with powerlessness and isolation.
  • Kofi Annan
    Kofi Annan
    Ghanaian diplomat 1938-
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    Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.
  • Bee Wilson
    Bee Wilson
    British food writer, journalist and historian
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    In 2009, it was forecast that the number of single-person households would increase by two million in 10 years, suggesting that social isolation will only get worse.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.
  • Brendan Myers
    Brendan Myers
    Canadian philosopher and author 1974-
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    It's clear to me that anyone, anywhere, can experience loneliness, isolation, solitude, and estrangement; and most people probably do encounter these things at some point in their lives.
  • Philip Roth
    Philip Roth
    American Novelist 1933-
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    Literature takes a habit of mind that has disappeared. It requires silence, some form of isolation, and sustained concentration in the presence of an enigmatic thing.
    Source: The Human Stain (2000)
  • Bob Diamond
    Bob Diamond
    Anglo-American banker 1951-
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    My obligation is to the owners of Barclays, my shareholders. They hired me. People who criticise compensation for individuals in isolation at, say, BarCap, individuals who don't work in the U.K. and are competing with U.S., German or Asian banks, they should look at all these factors.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert H. Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
    Hubert H. Humphrey
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    National isolation breeds national neurosis.
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