Quotes: judgment

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  • Georges Bataille
    Georges Bataille
    French Novelist, Critic 1897-1962
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    A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    Cautiousness in judgment is nowadays to be recommended to each and every one: if we gained only one incontestable truth every ten years from each of our philosophical writers the harvest we reaped would be sufficient.
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
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    He who has no taste for order, will be often wrong in his judgment, and seldom considerate or conscientious in his actions.
  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe. We cannot imagine a Second Coming that would not be cut down to size by the televised evening news, or a Last Judgment not subject to pages of holier-than-thou second-guessing in The New York Review of Books.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Power-worship blurs political judgment because it leads, almost unavoidably, to the belief that present trends will continue. Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    A footman may swear; but he cannot swear like a lord. He can swear as often: but can he swear with equal delicacy, propriety, and judgment?
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius Syrus
    Syrian poet 1e century BC
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    A hasty judgment is a first step to recantation.
  • 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.
  • Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes
    British philosopher 1588-1679
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    A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
  • Lionel Trilling
    Lionel Trilling
    American Critic 1905-1975
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    A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
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    About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
  • Alec Guinness
    Alec Guinness
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    An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment - his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego.
  • Thomas Mann
    Thomas Mann
    German Author, Critic 1875-1955
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    An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates.
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