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And when did mere preaching do any good? Put something in the place of these things. Fill the vacuum of the mind.
All that was once directly lived has become mere representation.
Pythagoras took the next important step by subordinating the mere matter of nature to its essential principle of form and order, identifying the latter with reason or the soul.
James M. Baldwin
The film's dramatic requirements should always take precedence over the mere aesthetics of editing.
The clash between Popper and Kuhn is not about a mere technical point in epistemology.
There is a kind of thinking in the Church that wants to reduce the priest to a mere functionary, a managing director, where administration rather than doctrine and worship are to determine the form of the Church.
He has a number of curious facts in illustration of the power of mere goodness to protect against outrage.
To a poet the mere making of a poem can seem to solve the problem of truth, but only a problem of art is solved in poetry.
The difference between one man and another is not mere ability it is energy.
By mere burial man arrives not at bliss; and in the future life, throughout its whole infinite range, they will seek for happiness as vainly as they sought it here, who seek it in aught else than that which so closely surrounds them here - the Infinite.
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
God is not the mere dead conception to which we have thus given utterance, but he is in himself pure Life.
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective, and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons of my intimate acquaintance to ask to be allowed to just go in and have a peep, I never admitted anyone.
The powers, aspirations, and mission of man are such as to raise the study of his origin and nature, inevitably and by the very necessity of the case, from the mere physiological to the psychological stage of scientific operations.
There's a certain pattern that exists with geniuses - an eccentricity, a lack of social graces and an inability to really communicate with mere mortals.
What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself.
A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back - it is already so far.
I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.
IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction.
Carl Clinton Van Doren
Mathematicians may flatter themselves that they possess new ideas which mere human language is as yet unable to express.
James C. Maxwell
The awesomeness of God is that even in the works of the Beach Boys, Beatles, etc., the beauty of the music is a mere reflection of what God does everyday. He creates music of all kinds and moods.
When I was first elected I was puzzled why they were holding events in my honor as a mere freshman. I asked myself, why is a federal entity so involved in political activity?
A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient narratives that fate imposes on them. Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration.
Women aren't as mere as they used to be.
Well it seems to me, that all real communities grow out of a shared confrontation with survival. Communities are not produced by sentiment or mere goodwill. They grow out of a shared struggle. Our situation in the desert is an incubator for community.
The here-and-now is no mere filling of time, but a filling of time with God.
John W. Foster
They should hold themselves absolutely upon the immovable foundation of truth and nature, whereby alone they can save themselves from misapprehensions and from the danger of being entirely carried away from reality into mere dreams and fictions.
Ethan A. Hitchcock
The rest is a mere matter of detail, to be settled with judgment, discretion, and caution.
John Griffin Carlisle
The mere holding of slaves, therefore, is a condition having per se nothing of moral character in it, any more than the being a parent, or employer, or ruler.
The roads are filled with armed robbers, and murders for mere plunder are of daily occurrence.
John White Geary
We want a vernacular in art. No mere verbal or formal agreement, or dead level of uniformity but that comprehensive and harmonizing unity with individual variety which can be developed among people politically and socially free.
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