Quotes by mechanism

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  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
  • Honoré de Balzac
    Honoré de Balzac
    French writer 1799-1850
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    Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
  • Benjamin Graham
    Benjamin Graham
    British-born American economist, professor and investor 1894-1976
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    Cartels have spread and will spread as long as the world lacks an effective mechanism by which balanced expansion may be achieved without a resulting disruption of prices.
    Source: World Commodities and World Currencies Ch. II, The Issue of Cartels, p. 21
  • Brendan Myers
    Brendan Myers
    Canadian philosopher and author 1974-
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    Complex astronomical instruments like the Antikythera Mechanism and the Nebra Sky Disk were made by Pagans. Our Pagan intellectual heritage includes poets and scientists and literary intellectuals of every kind, especially including those who wrote some of the most important and influential books in all of Western history.
  • Maxwell Maltz
    Maxwell Maltz
    American surgeon and author 1899-1975
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    For imagination sets the goal ''picture'' which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of ''will,'' as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    For man is not the creature and product of Mechanism; but, in a far truer sense, its creator and producer.
  • Adam Clayton
    Adam Clayton
    Irish musician 1960-
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    I was actually pretty shy in school. My defense mechanism was to be the class clown. I remember getting into a lot of trouble for being disruptive, and I was brought in front of the headteacher, who said: 'What's going to happen to you; what are you going to do when you grow up?' and I said: 'Well, I'm obviously going to be a comedian.
  • Assata Shakur
    Assata Shakur
    American activist and former member of the Black Liberation Army (BLA) 1947-
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    I've always been a student of different ways of looking at the world, different religions. That's been part of my survival mechanism, and also part of my curiosity as a person.
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    French writer 1873-1954
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    It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
  • Albert Bandura
    Albert Bandura
    Canadian-American psychologist 1925-
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    Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.
  • Baruj Benacerraf
    Baruj Benacerraf
    Venezuelan-American immunologist 1920-2011
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    My interest was directed, from my medical student days, to Immunology, and particularly to the mechanism of hypersensitivity. I had suffered from bronchial asthma as a child and had developed a deep curiosity in allergic phenomena.
  • Baruj Benacerraf
    Baruj Benacerraf
    Venezuelan-American immunologist 1920-2011
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    The identification of the genes which determine biological phenomena and the study of the control they exert on these phenomena has proven to be the most successful approach to a detailed understanding of the mechanism of biological processes.
  • Raymond Chandler
    Raymond Chandler
    American writer 1888-1959
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    The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.
  • Burt Rutan
    Burt Rutan
    American aerospace engineer and entrepreneur 1943-
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    The photographs of space taken by our astronauts have been published all over the place. But the eye is a much more dynamic mechanism than any camera or pictures. It's a more exciting view in person than looking at the photographs. Of course, I personally am sick and tired of hearing people talk like that: I want to see it myself!
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