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Indian politician 1917-1985
Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.
First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
American arts, writer 1923-
A good cause can become bad if we fight for it with means that are indiscriminately murderous. A bad cause can become good if enough people fight for it in a spirit of comradeship and self-sacrifice. In the end it is how you fight, as much as why you fight, that makes your cause good or bad.
French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
A long dispute means that both parties are wrong
Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
American community organizer and writer 1909-1972
Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
Honoré Gabriel Riqueti Count of Mirabeau
French revolutionary and writer 1749-1791
If honesty did not exist, we ought to invent it as the best means of getting rich.
Sir Max Beerbohm
British Actor 1872-1956
To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people. A conceited man is satisfied with the effect he produces on himself.
French author and filmmaker 1914-
A house means a family house, a place specially meant for putting children and men in so as to restrict their waywardness and distract them from the longing for adventure and escape they've had since time began.
J. B. Priestley
English novelist, playwright and scriptwriter 1894-1984
Already we Viewers, when not viewing, have begun to whisper to one another that the more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
German writer 1927-2015
Believing: it means believing in our own lies. And I can say that I am grateful that I got this lesson very early.
American professor, writer
Darwinism is still very much alive, utterly dominating biology. Despite the fact that no one has ever been able to prove the creation of a single distinct species by Darwinist means, Darwinism dominates the academy and the media.Source: Darwinism: The Imperialism of Biology?. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
Joseph A. Schumpeter
Austrian-American economist 1883-1950
Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil.
Education is not merely a means for earning a living or an instrument for the acquisition of wealth. It is an initiation into life of spirit, a training of the human soul in the pursuit of truth and the practice of virtue.
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