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American aerospace engineer and entrepreneur 1943-
Tragically, policymakers have thrown horrendous amounts of taxpayer money needed for other purposes at solving an unsubstantiated emergency. It is scandalous that so many climate scientists who fully knew that Al Gore had no basis for his irresponsible claims stood mute.
Roman poet 65-8 BC
Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them?
American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
Almost the only persons who may be said to comprehend even approximately the significance, principles, and purposes of Socialism are the chief leaders of the extreme wings of the Socialistic forces, and perhaps a few of the money kings themselves.
American author and newspaper columnist
Amongst the financial Twitterati, the term 'muppets' has come to describe any client used and abused by some financial predator. I've adopted the term to describe portfolios that have been assembled for purposes other than serving the clients' best interests.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
An author who gives a manager or publisher any rights in his work except those immediately and specifically required for its publication or performance is for business purposes an imbecile.
Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly a technological rather than a social affair, the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes.
Henry Ward Beecher
American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
Education is the knowledge of how to use the whole of oneself. Many men use but one or two faculties out of the score with which they are endowed. A man is educated who knows how to make a tool of every faculty - how to open it, how to keep it sharp, and how to apply it to all practical purposes.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
American writer and poet 1809-1894
Even for practical purposes theory generally turns out the most important thing in the end.
American writer and criticus 1932-
Facts are generally overesteemed. For most practical purposes, a thing is what men think it is. When they judged the earth flat, it was flat. As long as men thought slavery tolerable, tolerable it was. We live down here among shadows, shadows among shadows.
Barbara W. Tuchman
American historian 1912-1989
For belligerent purposes, the 14th century, like the 20th, commanded a technology more sophisticated than the mental and moral capacity that guided its use.Source: A Distant Mirror
Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.
American writer 1783-1859
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
William E. Gladstone
British Liberal Prime Minister, Statesman 1809-1888
If Germany is to become a colonizing power, all I say is, ''God speed her!'' She becomes our ally and partner in the execution of the great purposes of Providence for the advantage of mankind.
English writer 1778-1830
If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.
American politician 1940-
If people knew of ethics violations, they should have sent them to the Ethics Committee. If you think there was serious ethics violation that ought to be looked at, you don't hold it back for retaliatory purposes.
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