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But generally speaking, I felt to engage in the political process was to sully oneself to such a degree that whatever came out wasn't worth the trouble put in.
John Perry Barlow
Any adaptation is a translation, and there is such a thing as an unreadably faithful translation; and I believe a degree of reinterpretation for the new language may be not only inevitable but desirable.
I know I've got a degree. Why does that mean I have to spend my life with intellectuals? I've got a lifesaving certificate but I don't spend my evenings diving for a rubber brick with my pyjamas on.
I got my degree in culinary arts in 1978.
I believe that who we are, and consequently the work that we make, whether we're visual artists or writers or journalists or filmmakers, is a projection of where we were born, what's been withheld or lavished upon us, our color, our sex, our class. And everything we do in life to some degree is a reflection of that context.
The marvelous thing is that even in studying linguistics, we find that the universe as a whole is patterned, ordered, and to some degree intelligible to us.
Kenneth L. Pike
Getting a degree, being on Sesame Street... those were like real accomplishments to me.
We may affirm, then, that the main drift of the later Renaissance was away from a humanism that favored a free expansion toward a humanism that was in the highest degree disciplinary and selective.
No state is free from militarism, which is inherent in the very concept of the sovereign state. There are merely differences of degree in the militarism of states.
Christian Lous Lange
The nature of a democracy consists to an important degree in the right of the people to criticize problems and mistakes.
I've been amazed at the degree to which Democrats, in particular, have expressed their enthusiasm for the president's manner with which he handled this budget.
I've always kind of ripped from real life to some degree or at least how I'm feeling in the moment.
My first degree came years before my second. I had wanted to be a physicist, but I flunked calculus.
Again, most of the chief distinctions marked by economic terms are differences not of kind but of degree.
But the truth is that Homo sapiens is a sensual species. I think all species are, to one degree or another.
I'm able to give a voice to the athletes around the world - use my degree for something other than the power play.
I want to give as many Canadians the opportunity to be successful and if we can use their athletic gifts to get them a free degree or a free diploma across the border then I guess I'm doing my job.
I got a degree in math, from not a good school in Texas, and then I went to work as a software engineer. Just not glamorous at all.
I also have a degree in marriage, family and child counseling - I'm a therapist.
The limit is not as narrow as it might be. I do not claim for this action, as it now goes on, an ideal degree of efficiency. What I do claim is that this type of competition already reveals its nature and its ultimate power to hold seeming monopolies in check.
John Bates Clark
Within three hours of a disaster event there should be a recon damage assessment of the infrastructure and an educated guess as to the casualties and degree of imminent human peril. Then make the airdrops of supplies and personnel. Simultaneously, Seabees would be dropped in, with lights and generators, to begin rescue efforts.
Steven Van Zandt
There are thousands of capable Americans who would pursue a degree in nursing if we had room in our schools for them.
I wrote a novel for my degree, and I'm very happy I didn't submit that to a publisher. I sympathize with my professors who had to read it.
Any politician is to a certain degree a mentor. They preach something.
My mom is the type of mom who wonders why I haven't used my psychology degree to become a successful clinical psychologist.
Autre Ne Veut
I think that the poorest of the poor... look up to wealthy and successful Indians with some degree of respect and pride.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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