Quotes: recognizing

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  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
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    By recognizing a favorable opinion of yourself, and taking pleasure in it, you in a measure give yourself and your peace of mind into the keeping of another, of whose attitude you can never be certain. You have a new source of doubt and apprehension.
  • Bill Haslam
    Bill Haslam
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    If we are recognizing the Bible as a sacred text, then we are violating the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Tennessee by designating it as the official state book.
  • Bill Haslam
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    If we believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, then we shouldn't be recognizing it only as a book of historical and economic significance.
  • Thurgood Marshall
    Thurgood Marshall
    American lawyer, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court 1908-1993
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    In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
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    In the second half of life the necessity is imposed of recognizing no longer the validity of our former ideals but of their contraries. Of perceiving the error in what was previously our conviction, of sensing the untruth in what was our truth, and of weighing the degree of opposition, and even of hostility, in what we took to be love.
  • Sidney J. Harris
    Sidney J. Harris
    American journalist 1917-
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    It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    Laughing at someone else is an excellent way of learning how to laugh at oneself; and questioning what seem to be the absurd beliefs of another group is a good way of recognizing the potential absurdity of many of one's own cherished beliefs.
  • Meditation is nothing but coming to terms with your inner emptiness: recognizing it, not escaping; living through it, not escaping; being through it, not escaping. Then suddenly the emptiness becomes the fullness of life.
  • Andrew Cohen
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    Men are recognizing that they have been forced to conform to a very narrow and rather two-dimensional picture of maleness and manhood that they have never had the freedom to question.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    Recognizing a problem doesn't always bring a solution, but until we recognize that problem, there can be no solution.
  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
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    Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price.
    Source: Slouching Towards Bethlehem (2013)
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer 1952-
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    The moment at which two people, approaching from opposite ends of a long passageway, recognize each other and immediately pretend they haven t. This is to avoid the ghastly embarrassment of having to continue recognizing each other the whole length of the corridor.
  • The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognizing how we are. Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves, if we didn’t have the weight of gender expectations.
    Source: We moeten allemaal feminist zijn (2014)
  • Douglas Jerrold
    Douglas Jerrold
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    There are some people as obtuse in recognizing an argument as they are in appreciating wit. You couldn't drive it into their heads with a hammer.
  • What is luck? It is not only chance, it is also creating the opportunity, recognizing it when it is there, and taking it when it comes.
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