balance

A Quote by Marilyn vos Savant on america, balance, and freedom

What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from."

Marilyn vos Savant (1946 -)

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A Quote by Jules Henri Poincaré on balance, diversity, feeling, happiness, harmony, order, solution, and unity

What is it indeed that gives us the feeling of elegance in a solution, in a demonstration? It is the harmony of the diverse parts, their symmetry, their happy balance; in a word it is all that introduces order, all that gives unity, that permits us to see clearly and to comprehend at once both the ensemble and the details.

Jules Henri Poincare (1854 - 1912)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC: Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Joseph R. Garber on balance, certainty, danger, darkness, editors, force, government, madness, painting, people, science, time, trust, world, and writing

Such is the stuff of waking nightmares, incipient madness, the sort of now-bewildered but soon-to-be-deranged thoughts that cause once well-balanced people to peek under their beds at night, suspect that their phones are tapped, and, in time, become certain that sinister forces are monitoring their every move. Maybe it's the government, maybe it's the Trilateral Commission, maybe it's the saucer people. You can't trust anyone because anyone and everyone may be one of Them or on of Their Agents. And pretty soon you begin writing long letters to the editor of Scientific American, or maybe you don't because the editors are probably part of the conspiracy too. And you think about lining your room with aluminum foil to keep the radio waves out, and at night you roam the streets spray-painting mystic symbols on the walls to repel strange forces, and all the while you gibber to yourself and what you say makes sense to you if to no one else, and in the end you put your belongings in a shopping bag, better to be mobile, and you look for a dark place you can hide during the daylight hours, because They are out there, and They are searching, and They want you in their crosshairs. . . . The headshrinkers call it paranoia, and when it gets bad they put you away. Because, after all, people who think everyone in the world wants to kill them can be dangerous.

Joseph R. Garber

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A Quote by Jose Ortega Gasset on balance and obligation

Man always travels along precipices. His truest obligation is to keep his balance.

Jose Ortega Gasset

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A Quote by John Taylor on balance, god, good, hunger, and work

If a man were poor or hungry, [some] would say, let us pray for him. I would suggest a little different regimen for a person in this condition: rather take him a bag of flour and a little beef or pork, and a little sugar and butter. A few such comforts will do him more good than your prayers. And I would be ashamed to ask the Lord to do something that I would not do myself. Then go to work and help the poor yourselves first, and do all you can for them, and then call upon God to do the balance.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

Source: Journal of Discourses, 19:340

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A Quote by Jim Nollman on balance, benevolence, certainty, conscience, control, ecology, garden, grace, humility, imagination, respect, separation, and service

As the biocentric view suggests, the garden prospers when control is balanced by equal measures of humility and benevolence. A balance is struck. Control, servitude, respect, imagination, pragmatism, an ecological conscience, compliance, and a certain measure of mysticism and altruism all meld together to provide nurturance. Try to separate the various aspects into their constituent parts - grant any one of them the status of fundamental gardening definition and one soon skews the entire process. Put them back together again in the service of the two-way street called nurturance, and we express the state of grace called gardening.

Jim Nollman

Source: Why We Garden: Cultivating a Sense of Place, 1994, p. 106.

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A Quote by Jim Borgman on balance, bankers, and government

We have a balance of $ .32 in the bank . . . Which makes us four-and-a-half trillion dollars richer than the federal government.

Jim Borgman

Source: Woman balancing checkbook, cartoon by Jim Borgman

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A Quote by James E. Faust on balance, change, order, respect, risk, self-respect, strength, and wishes

There are times when each of us has to have some gumption to take a stand as to what we wish to preserve or change in order to maintain our self-respect and not be as "a reed shaken with the wind" (Matt. 11:7) . . . . We lose much credibility and strength, and we risk being weighed on an uneven balance, when, Don Quixote-like, we go around "tilting windmills". Ensign, Mar 2000, p. 2.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Ensign, Mar 2000, p. 2. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on balance, extremism, god, lies, and truth

The gnosis of God is intermediate between immoderation, which is ascribing human characteristics to God, and negligence, which is denying any attributes to God. . . . The Truth lies in the balance between the two extremes.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 162

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A Quote by Horace Mann on balance and education

Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of man, - the balance-wheel of the social machinery.

Horace Mann (1796 - 1859)

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