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American businessman 1954-
As soon as you become aware that something is not working, immediately shift your focus to the desired result.
British author 1713-1768
Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
American politician, and author 1951-
The government is supposed to conform to our will. By taking the most important thing you have, your health and your health care, and turning that over to the government, you fundamentally shift the power, a huge chunk of it, from the people to the government. This is not the direction that we want the government to go in this nation.
American historian and theorist 1910-1977
...controls on behavior shift from the intermediate levels of human experience (social, emotional and religious) to the lower (military and political) or to the upper (ideological). They become the externalized controls of a mature society: weapons, bureaucracies, material rewards, or ideology.Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
And, most important, we have to shift our understanding of ourselves as separate individuals, each seeking our own welfare, to an understanding of how we fit into social, biological, and physical environments.
American physicist 1931-2018
During my first year as a graduate student, we worked on a measurement of the isotope shift and hyperfine structure of mercury isotopes.
American poet and essayist 1899-1979
I believe the term modulation denotes in music the uninterrupted shift from one key to another: I do not know the term for change of rhythm without change of measure.
American writer and producer 1979-
I couldn't enjoy 'A Dance With Dragons,' unfortunately. Of course, I enjoyed it, but it was the first of the books I read as a writer on 'Game of Thrones,' so all I could do is think, 'We're going to have to shift that,' 'We won't be able to afford that,' or 'That's a great scene.'
English writer and poet 1819-1880
I tell you there isn't a thing under the sun that needs to be done at all, but what a man can do better than a woman, unless it's bearing children, and they do that in a poor make-shift way; it had better ha been left to the men.
American lawyer and jurist 1870-1938
Justice is not to be taken by storm. She is to be wooed by slow advances. Substitute statute for decision, and you shift the center of authority, but add no quota of inspired wisdom.Source: Lecture at Yale University Law School (1923)
One principle reason why men are so often useless is that they divide and shift their attention among a multiplicity of objects and pursuits.
American social entrepreneur
Organizations must shift away from repetitive-function hierarchies with rules and enforcement and walls. Instead, we must migrate rapidly to becoming a global 'team of teams' that comes together in whatever combination necessary to add the greatest value to the changes underway.
American former World Cup alpine ski racer 1977-
People want athletes to cater to their image of what an athlete should be, but they also want them to fail so they can feel like their screwups are all right. If I make a priority shift, I'll make it because it's best for me.
Czech Playwright 1937-
Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.
C. Wright Mills
American sociologist 1916-1962
Some men want war for sordid, others for idealistic, reasons; some for personal gain, others for impersonal principle. But most of those who consciously want war and accept it, and so help to create its inevitability, want it in order to shift the locus of their problems.Source: The Causes of World War Three (1960)
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