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In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.
E. O. Wilson
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.
Henry Ward Beecher
Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.
If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.
If people have a basic understanding of right from wrong, possess a strong desire to better themselves and persist in there cause, they can break the chain of any negative environment.
This contradiction lies here: they wish God, and they wish humanity. They persist in connecting two terms which, once separated, can come together again only to destroy each other.
Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.
The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.
It is not enough to be well-intentioned; one must strive to put those intentions into action in a capable way. One must consider the effect his actions will have on others. Looked at like this, to persist in ignorance is itself dishonorable.
The global economic outlook remains fragile and uncertain. Global economic imbalances persist and we must address them or risk future instability.
Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.
In today's distorted world of 'human rights,' truth takes a back seat to ideology, and false claims - especially those that 'support' radical ideologies - persist even after they have been exposed.
Philosophers are adults who persist in asking childish questions.
No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.
We find Japan a little more difficult to understand because it has proven its 20th century prowess though the ancient traditions still persist.
In politics, religion and other areas of culture, people disagree on the worth of competing ideas. There is no equivalent to the scientific method that can determine in a robust way which ideas match the real world, and which ones can be ruled out. So conflicting ideologies persist indefinitely.
So long as these kinds of inequalities persist, all of us who are given expensive educations have to live with the knowledge that our victories are contaminated because the game has been rigged to our advantage.
There's an old maxim that says, 'Things that work persist,' which is why there's still Cobol floating around.
My mother is not a model. She is not perfect. That awareness is part of learning to love someone. Predicting the actions of someone is an act of love. We persist, even when we get it wrong. That's the beauty of love.
One of the functions of an organization, of any organism, is to anticipate the future, so that those relationships can persist over time.
As efforts to fix this failure at the Veterans Administration continue, I also intend to persist in demanding answers and action on the establishment of a new clinic to serve the veterans in North Central Washington.
We will make every effort to unify all ethnic groups, to strengthen belief in Taiwan and to persist in reform.
And if thought and emotion can persist in this way so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust, how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart, and guard them with the keenest possible restraint.
Algernon H. Blackwood
After the spiritual powers, there is no thing in the world more unconquerable than the spirit of nationality. The spirit of nationality in Ireland will persist even though the mightiest of material powers be its neighbor.
George William Russell
I do recognise that, where recruitment difficulties persist, teachers can be put under great pressure.
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