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In genetic epistemology, as in developmental psychology, too, there is never an absolute beginning.
There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances.
Everything is relative except relatives, and they are absolute.
To be a successful father... there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years.
My family was a poor farming family, and we lived under absolute segregation.
Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute, and yet is relative; in that it somehow always goes beyond itself and yet never escapes itself.
T. S. Eliot
Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.
The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.
John C. Calhoun
The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.
John Stuart Mill
To exact revenge for yourself or your friends is not only a right, it's an absolute duty.
I want to promote the introduction of art history in primary schools and to convince the general public that, even in a period of economic crisis, arts funding is an absolute necessity at the federal, state, and local levels.
At home, I love reaching out into that absolute silence, when you can hear the owl or the wind.
I don't know if there is a personal identity. We all imagine that we are absolute individuals. But when we begin to look for where this individuality resides, it's very difficult to find.
I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect - in terror.
Edgar Allan Poe
Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.
In the evening of life we shall be judged on love, and not one of us is going to come off very well, and were it not for my absolute faith in the loving forgiveness of my Lord I could not call on him to come.
It is in war that the State really comes into its own: swelling in power, in number, in pride, in absolute dominion over the economy and the society.
Confront a corpse at least once. The absolute absence of life is the most disturbing and challenging confrontation you will ever have.
In early Islam, it was an absolute tenet that the prophet was not to be worshipped. The prophet was a messenger. And one of the things that's happened in Islam is this cult of the prophet, which to my view is counter to the original tradition.
The neighborhood I grew up in had this fence that surrounds the watershed. And if you go on the other side of that fence, there's nothing until the North Pole and down to Siberia. It's the absolute cutoff point between man and nature.
Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.
James A. Garfield
Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic.
I think that we all know what evil is. We have a sense of what's evil, and certainly killing innocent people is evil. We're less sure about what is good. There's sort of good, good enough, could be better - but absolute good is a little harder to define.
I am amazed at radio DJ's today. I am firmly convinced that AM on my radio stands for Absolute Moron. I will not begin to tell you what FM stands for.
We're taught Lord Acton's axiom: all power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I believed that when I started these books, but I don't believe it's always true any more. Power doesn't always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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