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The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes, foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two.
All conventional wisdom has an element of truth to it, but good design requires more than an element of truth - it requires an ensemble of correct assumptions and valid calculations.
Nobody gets argued all the way into becoming a believer on the sheer basis of logic and reason. That requires a leap of faith.
Distinguishing the signal from the noise requires both scientific knowledge and self-knowledge.
Much of the impotence of American churches is tied to a profound ignorance and apathy about justification. Our people live in a fog of guilt. Or just as bad, they think being a better person is all God requires.
Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings.
Archery requires very sensitive muscles.
'Swan Lake' is the most difficult thing to portray for a female ballet dancer; it really requires such specific qualities of articulation, agility, strength, and the arm work is something that takes a lot of training.
But charity is a very complicated thing. It's important to find an area where you can really help and you can feel the results. Charity is not like feeding pigeons in the square. It is a process that requires professional management.
A hot air balloon requires a great deal of fuel to keep it aloft, so that you can't fly it even for one day. A gas balloon, which usually uses helium, has the problem that the helium cools at night when the sun is not on it, and you have to throw ballast overboard to keep it from going to the surface.
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
Henry David Thoreau
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians.
The album requires a certain focus of mine that I can't really explain - let's just say it's all I can really do while I'm doing it.
To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.
To be a Christian who is willing to travel with Christ on his downward road requires being willing to detach oneself constantly from any need to be relevant, and to trust ever more deeply the Word of God.
The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.
Raining on parades requires no skill or effort on the part of a politician.
P. J. O'Rourke
Reparations - not just aid - should be provided by those responsible for devastating Iraqi civilian society by cruel sanctions and military actions, and - together with other criminal states - for supporting Saddam Hussein through his worst atrocities and beyond. That is the minimum that honesty requires.
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them.
Honore de Balzac
Politics is a noble activity. We should revalue it, practise it with vocation and a dedication that requires testimony, martyrdom, that is to die for the common good.
The public weal requires that men should betray, and lie, and massacre.
Michel de Montaigne
John F. Kennedy
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