Quotes by proposition
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English writer 1894-1963
All democracies are based on the proposition that power is very dangerous and that it is extremely important not to let any one person or small group have too much power for too long a time.
Michel de Certeau
As a first approximation, I define ''belief'' not as the object of believing (a dogma, a program, etc.) but as the subject's investment in a proposition, the act of saying it and considering it as true.
Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
But if men would give heed to the nature of substance they would doubt less concerning the Proposition that Existence appertains to the nature of substance: rather they would reckon it an axiom above all others, and hold it among common opinions. For then by substance they would understand that which is in itself, and through itself is conceived, or rather that whose knowledge does not depend on the knowledge of any other thing.
American statesman 1809-1865
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
American actor 1963-
I firmly believe that life is an 'and' proposition and not an 'or' one. If you really love something, you just have to try it. The worse that can happen is that you'll be told 'no.'
American basketball coach 1931-2015
If you make every game a life and death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true.
American Author 1876-1933
Life is a tough proposition and the first hundred years are the hardest.
English philosopher 1632-1704
One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.
Italian novelist and journalist 1907-1990
Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the proposition that each generation in turn becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources - and each generation has the obligation to pass this inheritance on in the future.
English writer 1894-1963
That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
The proposition that Muslims are welcome in Britain if, and only if, they stop behaving like Muslims is a doctrine which is incompatible with the principles that guide a free society.
President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
The proposition that the people are the best keepers of their own liberties is not true. They are the worst conceivable, they are no keepers at all; they can neither judge, act, think, or will, as a political body.
American writer 1891-1980
The world isn't kept running because it's a paying proposition. (God doesn't make a cent on the deal.) The world goes on because a few men in every generation believe in it utterly, accept it unquestioningly; they underwrite it with their lives.
B. Kevin Turner
American businessman 1965-
We've got a great value proposition against Chromebooks, we are not ceding the market to anyone.
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