Quotes: negation

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  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    A Whig is properly what is called a Trimmer - that is, a coward to both sides of the question, who dare not be a knave nor an honest man, but is a sort of whiffing, shuffling, cunning, silly, contemptible, unmeaning negation of the two.
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
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    An ''unemployed'' existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.
  • Ivan Illich
    Ivan Illich
    Austrian-American theologist, writer 1926-
    Ivan Illich
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    Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn't organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.
  • Alexander Haig
    Alexander Haig
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    Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    We make a mistake forsaking England and moving out into the periphery of life. After all, Taormina, Ceylon, Africa, America - as far as we go, they are only the negation of what we ourselves stand for and are: and we're rather like Jonahs running away from the place we belong.
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