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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on acceptance, change, common sense, democracy, education, ignorance, insincerity, language, life, mathematics, meaning, needs, philosophy, physics, understanding, and words

The doctrine, as I understand it, consists in maintaining that the language of daily life, with words used in their ordinary meanings, suffices for philosophy, which has no need of technical terms or of changes in the significance of common terms. I find myself totally unable to accept this view. I object to it: 1.Because it is insincere; 2.Because it is capable of excusing ignorance of mathematics, physics and neurology in those who have had only a classical education; 3.Because it is advanced by some in a tone of unctuous rectitude, as if opposition to it were a sin against democracy; 4.Because it makes philosophy trivial; 5.Because it makes almost inevitable the perpetuation amongst philosophers of the muddle-headedness they have taken over from common sense.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Portraits from Memory, Russell

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on change, controversy, ethics, progress, and science

Change is one thing, progress is another. "Change" is scientific, "progress" is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bernard Mannes Baruch on change, deception, facts, hope, problems, and truth

Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you do find to be the facts of the situation.

Bernard Baruch (1870 - 1965)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on change, christianity, principles, and world

He who shall introduce into public affairs the principle of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on change

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Change is inevitable. . . . Change is constant.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on change and country

In a progressive country change is constant; . . . change . . . is inevitable.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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A Quote by Belle S. Spafford on change, community, family, home, service, universe, women, and world

I don't think any change in the world has been more significant than the change in the status of women. . . . A woman's world was her home, her family, and perhaps a little community service. Today, a woman's world is as broad as the universe.

Belle S. Spafford

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A Quote by Barbara Streisand on change, habits, women, and work

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?

Barbara Streisand

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A Quote by Barbara Pierce Bush on acting, change, children, endings, family, home, learning, libraries, opportunity, questions, reading, simplicity, time, and words

Barbara Bush's Family Reading Tips 1. Establish a routine for reading aloud. 2. Make reading together a special time. 3. Try these simple ways to enrich reading aloud with your children: --Move your finger under the words as you read. --Let your child help turn the pages. --Take turns reading words, sentences or pages. --Pause and ask open-ended questions such as, "How would you feel if you were that person?" or "What do you think might happen next?" --Look at the illustrations and talk about them. --Change your voice as you read different characters' words. Let your child make up voices. --Keep stories alive by acting them out. 4. Ask others who take care of your children to read aloud. 5. Visit the library regularly. 6. Let your children see you reading. 7. Read all kinds of things together. 8. Fill your home with opportunities for reading. 9. Keep reading aloud even after your children learn to read.

Barbara Bush (1925 -)

Source: The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

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A Quote by B. F. Skinner on behavior, change, control, environment, holocaust, nations, needs, people, pollution, population, and war

Better contraceptives will control population only if people will use them. A nuclear holocaust can be prevented only if the conditions under which nations make war can be changed. The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned. We need to make vast changes in human behavior.

B. F. Skinner

Source: Beyond Freedom and Dignity

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