Quotes by symbols
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English writer 1894-1963
Knowledge is an affair of symbols and is, all too often, a hindrance to wisdom, the uncovering of the self from moment to moment.
American politician and lobbyist 1961-
America's veterans and troops serving abroad today fought hard to preserve our red, white and blue, from the Revolutionary War to today's Global War Against Terrorism, and Congress' action today is appropriate for one of our most sacred symbols.
American historian, columnist and novelist 1957-
Art, rightly applied, provided humanity with the symbols, insight, and vicarious experience necessary to help one person place him- or herself in the shoes of another, and by so doing come to appreciate the commonality of human experience.Source: The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois (2003)
French writer and essayist 1913-1960
As usual I finish the day before the sea, sumptuous this evening beneath the moon, which writes Arab symbols with phosphorescent streaks on the slow swells. There is no end to the sky and the waters. How well they accompany sadness!
African-American political activist 1942-1989
Black men and women who refuse to live under oppression are dangerous to white society because they become symbols of hope to their brothers and sisters, inspiring them to follow their example.Source: Revolutionary Suicide (2009)
American writer and columnist
Cottage cheese is one of our culture's most visible symbols of self-denial; marketed honestly, it would appear in dairy cases with warning labels: this substance is self-punitive; ingest with caution.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
I do not deny that there may be other well-founded causes for the hatred which various classes feel toward politicians, but the main one seems to me that politicians are symbols of the fact that every class must take every other class into account.
John B. S. Haldane
British scientist, writer 1892-1964
In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better.
Luckless is the country in which the symbols of procreation are the objects of shame, while the agents of destruction are honored! And yet you call that member your pudendum, or shameful part, as if there were anything more glorious than creating life, or anything more atrocious than taking it away.
English writer 1894-1963
Man is an amphibian who lives simultaneously in two worlds-the given and the home-made, the world of matter, life and consciousness and the world of symbols.
Martin Luther King
American preacher 1929-1968
Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
C. Wright Mills
American sociologist 1916-1962
S a proportion of the labor force, fewer individuals manipulate things, more handle people and symbols.Source: White Collar :The American Middle Classes (1951)
Henry S. Haskins
American stockbroker and man of letters 1875-1957
Symbols have a trick of stealing the show away from the thing they stand for.Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940) p.96
Thomas J. Peters
American Management Consultant, Author, Trainer 1942-
The best leaders... almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols.
American social philosopher 1895-1990
The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity.
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