A Quote by Joseph Heller on concern, mind, safety, and sanity

There was only one catch and that was Catch22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask, and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to.

Joseph Heller (1923 -)

Source: Catch22

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A Quote by Jonathan Edwards on cities, community, concern, good, privacy, society, spirit, and welfare

A man of a right spirit is not a man of narrow and private views, but is greatly interested and concerned for the good of the community to which he belongs, and particularly of the city or village in which he resides, and for the true welfare of the society of which he is a member.

Jonathan Edwards (1703 - 1758)

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A Quote by Johnny Blood on coaching, concern, health, and weakness

A coach can't be concerned with the poor ballplayer. If the player can't make it, he's got to be out right away. It's a very tough aspect of coaching, and in this aspect I was weak. Also, some guys get fat on coaching, they get healthy and strong, but other guys get ulcers.

Johnny Blood

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A Quote by John Wooden on character, concern, and reputation

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

John Wooden (1910 -)

Source: Dale Carnegie

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A Quote by John William Gardner on belief, concern, education, ethics, ideas, individuality, life, obsession, passion, purpose, and worth

But if we believe what we profess concerning the worth of the individual, then the idea of individual development within a framework of ethical purpose must become our deepest concern, our national preoccupation, our passion, our obsession. We must think of education as relevant for everyone everywhere - at all ages and in all conditions of life.

John William Gardner (1912 -)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on action, concern, individuality, interest, and society

The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on arrogance, art, concern, corruption, diversity, existence, limitations, poetry, power, and richness

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses, for art establishes the basic human truths which must serve as the touchstone of our judgement.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane on adoption, change, concern, facts, judgment, kindness, laws, lies, painting, poetry, science, simplicity, theory, thought, and world

In scientific thought we adopt the simplest theory which will explain all the facts under consideration and enable us to predict new facts of the same kind. The catch in this criterion lies in the world "simplest." It is really an aesthetic canon such as we find implicit in our criticisms of poetry or painting. The layman finds such a law as dx/dt = K(d^2x/dy^2) much less simple than "it oozes," of which it is the mathematical statement. The physicist reverses this judgment, and his statement is certainly the more fruitful of the two, so far as prediction is concerned. It is, however, a statement about something very unfamiliar to the plain man, namely, the rate of change of a rate of change.

John Burdon Sanderson Haldane (1892 - 1964)

Source: Possible Worlds, 1927.

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A Quote by J.J. Sylvester on beauty, concern, creation, divinity, ideas, mathematics, mind, order, universe, and world

The world of ideas which it [mathematics] discloses or illuminates, the contemplation of divine beauty and order which it induces, the harmonious connexion of its parts, the infinite hierarchy and absolute evidence of the truths with which it is concerned, these, and such like, are the surest grounds of the title of mathematics to human regard, and would remain unimpeached and unimpaired were the plan of the universe unrolled like a map at our feet, and the mind of man qualified to take in the whole scheme of creation at a glance.

J.J. Sylvester (1814 - 1897)

Source: Presidential Address to British Association, 1869.

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on concern, faith, happiness, talent, thought, and work

Never have I thought that I was the happy possessor of a "talent;" my sole concern has been to save myself by work and faith.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: The Words (Les Mots), 1964

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