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  • Alan Cohen
    Alan Cohen
    American businessman 1954-
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    As soon as you become aware that something is not working, immediately shift your focus to the desired result.
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence Sterne
    British author 1713-1768
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    Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
  • Ben Carson
    Ben Carson
    American politician, and author 1951-
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    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.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...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.
  • Burton Richter
    Burton Richter
    American physicist 1931-2018
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    During my first year as a graduate student, we worked on a measurement of the isotope shift and hyperfine structure of mercury isotopes.
  • Allen Tate
    Allen Tate
    American poet and essayist 1899-1979
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    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.
  • Bryan Cogman
    Bryan Cogman
    American writer and producer 1979-
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    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.'
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    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.
  • Benjamin Cardozo
    Benjamin Cardozo
    American lawyer and jurist 1870-1938
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    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)
  • G. Emmons
    G. Emmons
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    One principle reason why men are so often useless is that they divide and shift their attention among a multiplicity of objects and pursuits.
  • Bill Drayton
    Bill Drayton
    American social entrepreneur
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    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.
  • Bode Miller
    Bode Miller
    American former World Cup alpine ski racer 1977-
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    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.
  • Tom Stoppard
    Tom Stoppard
    Czech Playwright 1937-
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    Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    American sociologist 1916-1962
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    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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