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What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends.
Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.
The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.
One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.
There is no refutation of Darwinian evolution in existence. If a refutation ever were to come about, it would come from a scientist, and not an idiot.
The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.
Jean de la Bruyere
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.
But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.
The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal.
The individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.
Analysis brings no curative powers in its train; it merely makes us conscious of the existence of an evil, which, oddly enough, is consciousness.
To posit the existence of a Creator requires only reason. To posit the existence of a good God requires faith.
I don't subscribe to any particular doctrine or ideology. I just think that there's kind of a good and bad, the good being life in its purest, happiest form, and the other being the darker side of existence.
Michael J. Fox
I'm not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence, without any apologies.
Money is to my social existence what health is to my body.
Talking, it seemed to me, was the point of adult existence.
A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
There are moments of existence when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence is immensely heightened.
No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life. It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male right of access to women.
All Plutophiles are based in America. If you go to other countries, they have much less of an attachment to either the existence or preservation of Pluto as a planet.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
All the time, I've felt that life is a wager and that I probably was getting more out of leading a bohemian existence as a writer than I would have if I didn't.
Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.
Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus.
Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.
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To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
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