agreement

A Quote by Richard L. Evans on agreement, death, judgment, justice, life, men, perspective, purpose, thinking, time, and understanding

With our limited understanding, often we do not agree with the time and the place and the manner in which men come and go. We see many live and prosper, who, according to our way of thinking may not deserve to do either. We see many die, who, in our judgment, have earned the right to live and whose presence among us is sorely needed. And if, with our limited perspective and understanding, we were called upon to give an explanation of the pattern of life and death as it daily takes shape before our eyes, we might be led to conclude that in it all there is lack of purpose, lack of justice, lack of consistency.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on agreement

Where they do agree on the stage, their unanimity is wonderful.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The Critic. Act ii. Sc. 2.

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on agreement, behavior, certainty, day, ethics, honor, jobs, life, needs, rest, rules, songs, value, and war

"You, who are on the road, must have a code that you can live by-"* You'll find universal agreement on the value of a behavior code, on the need for some sort of ethical system. Even the crooks count on "honor among thieves," and countries actually wage war according to certain rules. On the job and in the rest of our day-to-day living, we each need a "code for the road." *Crosby, Stills & Nash in a hit song.

Price Pritchett

Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Pierre Charles Baudelaire on agreement, luck, people, and understanding

It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.

Pierre Charles Baudelaire (1821 - 1867)

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A Quote by Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac on accuracy, agreement, beauty, confidence, progress, theory, and work

I think that there is a moral to this story, namely that it is more important to have beauty in one's equations that to have them fit experiments. If Schroedinger had been more confident of his work, he could have published it some months earlier, and he could have published a more accurate equation. It seems that if one is working from the point of view of getting beauty in one's equations, and if one has really a sound insight, one is on a sure line of progress. If there is not complete agreement between the results of one's work and experiment, one should not allow oneself to be too discouraged, because the discrepancy may well be due to minor features that are not properly taken into account and that will get cleared up with further development of the theory.

Paul A.M. Dirac (1902 - 1984)

Source: Scientific American, May 1963.

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A Quote by Osiander on agreement, needs, truth, and yielding

There is no need for these hypotheses to be true, or even to be at all like the truth; rather one thing is suffcient for them - that they should yield calculations which agree with the observations.

Osiander

Source: "Preface to Copernicus' De Revolutionbus"

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on agreement, marriage, men, and women

Marriage is the one subject on which all women agree and all men disagree.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on agreement and people

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on agreement and needs

Well, I'm your man. I'm the bloody bastard you wanted when you had me spawned. I'm your tool, and what difference does it make if I hate the part of me that you most need? What difference does it make that when the little serpents killed me in the game, I agreed with them, and was glad.

Orson Scott Card

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on agreement, compassion, confession, correction, mistakes, pain, power, time, and words

A strange thing happened then. The Speaker agreed with her that she had made a mistake that night, and she knew when he said the words that it was true, that his judgement was correct. And yet she felt strangely healed, as if simply speaking her mistake were enough to purge some of the pain of it. For the first time, then, she caught a glimpse of what the power of speaking might be. It wasn't a matter of confession, penance, and absolution, like the priests offered. It was something else entirely. Telling the story of who she was, and then realizing that she was no longer the same person. That she had made a mistake, and the mistake had changed her, and now she would not make the mistake again because she had become someone else, someone less afraid, someone more compassionate.

Orson Scott Card

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