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People with mental health problems are almost never dangerous. In fact, they are more likely to be the victims than the perpetrators. At the same time, mental illness has been the common denominator in one act of mass violence after another.
Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer.
A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis.
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
W. H. Auden
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
I'm an anarchist. I'm implacably opposed to heirarchical systems of power and control. I also mistrust crowds, as they often operate according to their lowest common denominator. In terms of evolutionary psychology, the crowd is very close to a herd of stampeding wildebeest.
I find that when I'm struggling to think of how a six-year-old would feel about something, I just have to go right down to the common denominator, find the simplest way that you can look at an object or a problem, and not muck it up with all of the stuff that adults do and over-analyze.
If you look at the common denominator of all the comics who have had big success, it's being true to their nature... that's what takes a long time to learn.
Language is like money, without which specific relative values may well exist and be felt, but cannot be reduced to a common denominator.
You never make all things for all people and can't always pander to the broadest denominator. I keep an eye toward doing the themes that interest me. Do they move me? Interest me? Make me think? When I run across something that is provocative in an unsettling way, it appeals to me.
One common denominator of super-affluent alpha men is the conviction, unchallenged every day, that the world revolves around them.
Any artist, the work you do, if it's a painting or if it's a performance, you hope it translates to a common denominator with the people that they see something in their own life in there. Or they see something in somebody else's life. That's what's fun about sharing art.
I like art with a sense of humor. I don't have a huge art education to understand everything. I don't think that means that art has to be watered down to the lowest common denominator, though. I don't think you have to go to college to be able appreciate great art, but I like art that doesn't take itself too seriously.
The British media is sinking down, as the American news media has lowered the bar for all of humanity. British news media is definitely trying to stoop down to that level. Everyone is stooping to the lowest common denominator.
When you go to standup, there seems to be a common denominator of some form of need or want for validation from the audience that maybe you were lacking as a kid.
As God took me through the journey that became the Bible study 'Breaking Free', He taught me to look for a common denominator among the things that triggered my destructive habits.
The common denominator all Latinos have is that we want some respect. That's what we're all fighting for.
A lot of times, women complain about men around them. It's not always someone else's fault. If you're the common denominator in 57 different relationships that didn't work out, then maybe, just maybe... it's you!
All the leadership positions that I have had have one common denominator: none has required that I give up my science work.
Mildred S. Dresselhaus
People tend to compartmentalize themselves into IT people, and movie star people, and scientists, but when we share our perspectives about nature, we find a common denominator.
The common denominator of all my friends is that they're dead.
We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance.
Before I thought there was a common denominator between my films - as if all my characters were sisters - but I'm not so sure now.
I respect the audience's intelligence a lot, and that's why I don't try to go for the lowest common denominator.
It seems to be a common denominator with a lot of comics, this low self-esteem thing.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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