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We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy
My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!
Marquis de Sade
I feel as if I go to Africa, I may never come back. I'm just going to live with the animals and adopt an elephant, and it's going to be my friend.
Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.
I have made speeches urging women to adopt methods of rebellion such as have been adopted by men in every revolution.
Teach your children how to behave with animals. Adopt a pet. Don't go buy one. Please. That's a sin. Let's get these puppy mills out of business.
There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that anyone can adopt.
The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had, I would adopt another.
When I was growing up, I wanted to adopt, because I was aware there were kids that didn't have parents.
I think any celebrity that adopts a child from a third world country is a fool.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I've always been very curious about fringe cultures where people temporarily adopt a different social model or way of presenting themselves.
Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.
When I walk up on that shore in Florida, I want millions of those AARP sisters and brothers to look at me and say, 'I'm going to go write that novel I thought it was too late to do. I'm going to go work in Africa on that farm that those people need help at. I'm going to adopt a child. It's not too late, I can still live my dreams.'
When I'm ready, I plan to adopt. I still believe in family.
I barely have time for my own children. To adopt more children and not have time for them, that would be poor parenting on my part.
Mary J. Blige
I always said if it gets to a point where I really want a child, I would adopt; kids are amazing, so I'm getting the selfish stuff out of my system so when I have them I can say, 'Go, run. I have plenty of money, go play.'
As a rapper, you sort of act in music videos and in the persona you adopt onstage. You kinda have to put yourself out there and be courageous even to be a rapper. So, to step into acting was not that difficult a transition to make.
I really want to adopt a child... I want to be called 'Mom.' It really is the most beautiful word in the English language.
When I got into the film business, my aim was to adopt a positive persona, of a guy who fights against injustice. And it saved me, because my acting was atrocious to say the least!
People want to be liked by other people, so they adopt other people's standards, but for me, my standard had always been true.
The United States has got to adopt a policy of befriending and creating allies around the world.
When looking to adopt a new dog, the most important thing to consider is always the energy of the dog and how the dog will fit in with your lifestyle and your family.
I'm allergic to dogs, so I couldn't even adopt what gay men typically adopt when they have that maternal gene.
True science is never speculative; it employs hypotheses as suggesting points for inquiry, but it never adopts the hypotheses as though they were demonstrated propositions.
C. S. Lewis
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