Quotes by judgment
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Sir John Lubbock
British statesman and banker 1834-1913
Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not.
English writer 1667-1745
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?
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.
French Novelist, Critic 1897-1962
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
German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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.
American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
He who has no taste for order, will be often wrong in his judgment, and seldom considerate or conscientious in his actions.
American writer and criticus 1932-
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.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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.
Syrian poet 1e century BC
A hasty judgment is a first step to recantation.
Harvey S. Firestone
American businessman 1868-1938
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.
British philosopher 1588-1679
A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous.
French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
American Critic 1905-1975
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.
American humorist 1815-1885
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
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