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Those who believe that they have absolute truth and the only moral system are destructive both to themselves and to those whom they try to convert.
Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
What will become compellingly important is absolute clarity of shared purpose and set of principles of conduct sort of institutional genetic code that every member of the organization understands in a common way, and with deep conviction.
Beneath all differences of doctrine or discipline there exists a fundamental agreement as to the simple, absolute essentials in religion.
Julia Ward Howe
It's much better to have rules that we can actually live within. And absolute prohibitions, generally, are not the kind of rules that countries would live within.
When I was a child I devoured every book I could get my hands on. I loved losing myself in colourful and dramatic stories - and my absolute favourite was 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.' Everything about it electrified me, and when I re-read Roald Dahl's books as an adult it surprised me.
If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things that other people are certain are impossible.
William Lyon Phelps
In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence that there is no absolute.
We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I don't think there's anything they can say about me that I haven't said about myself already. And I would be an absolute total liar, and my fans would not respect me, if I said that my life and my marriage are perfect. But we absolutely love each other; we have fun together - it's great.
Mary J. Blige
Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.
The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.
The sword is the axis of the world and its power is absolute.
Charles de Gaulle
You can't jump to vegan if you're not. Some people are absolute. Some people are able to be gradual.
Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones - maybe only the stones - understood.
Making films is about having absolute and foolish confidence; the challenge for all of us is to have the heart of a poet and the skin of an elephant.
Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute.
In genetic epistemology, as in developmental psychology, too, there is never an absolute beginning.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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