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Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.
John F. Kennedy
Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.
Saint Francis de Sales
Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very much.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.
Henry A. Kissinger
Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict.
We invoke the sacrifices of our fallen heroes in the abstract, but we seldom take time to thank them individually.
Most scientists like to operate in the context of economy. If you don't need an explanatory principle, don't invoke it.
Some artists want to confront. Some want to invoke thought. They're all necessary and they're all valid.
Change is inevitable. Things absolutely cannot stay the same. The type of change we invoke is up to each and every one of us.
Discomfort levels in our societies are rising, or so it would seem. In theory, we invoke diversity and tolerance. But in real life, we raise our hackles and withdraw into ourselves.
Some politicians are aware of the Bill of Rights. It seems that the opposition party is far more likely to invoke it, to wave it in the air, this is what we saw from a lot of republicans during the Clinton Administration, and we are seeing the same from Democrats under Bush.
As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom.
There is a strong tendency in explanatory prose to invoke quantities of tension, energy, and whatnot to explain the genesis of pattern. I believe that all such explanations are inappropriate or wrong.
Music should be able to invoke the natural emotions in all human beings. Music is not notes fixed on apiece of paper.
There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.
The alarm bells sound regularly: cybergeddon; the next Pearl Harbor; one of the greatest existential threats facing the United States. With increasing frequency, these are the grave terms officials invoke about the menace of cybercrime - and they're not understating the threat.
Just as I know the usual rules of law enforcement, I also know the exceptions and invoke those frequently. I don't feel a need to bog the reader down with an explanation of why the procedures are realistic, as long as I know that there is, in fact, an explanation.
And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of all mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
Salmon P. Chase
I don't want to give advice to people about their religious beliefs, but I do think that it's not smart to bet against the power of science to figure out the natural world. It used to be, a thousand years ago, that if you wanted to explain why the moon moved through the sky, you needed to invoke God.
Sean M. Carroll
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