A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, life, character, nature, society, wholes, value-judgments, values, discrimination, intelligence, options, and will

As Kierkegaard insisted from his theistic perspective, so Nietzsche also argues from his naturalistic one: whoever accepts the whole must accept as well the negative, resented, embittering, contrary elements in that whole. If life and character and nature and society truly are wholes, then everything in them is in some way essential to that whole; and we cannot grasp that whole by means of value-judgments if values are INHERENTLY DISCRIMINATORY or divisive functions of our intelligence. Values drive rifts between options, they exist for the sake of the natural powers of the will which (so to speak) needs its food cut up into willable portions or differentiated options.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, wisdom, and discrimination

Offhandedly, when I consider the matter in abstracto, I might wonder how marvelous this world would be if indeed it were even possible to sell philosophy on the market. That would mean that some quorum or critical mass of intelligent minds existed who (a) understood what it really was, (b) comprehended how deformed and crippled and darkened life would be without it being developed to the utmost, and (c) recognized that there was nothing else whatsoever in all the finite world that one should not be willing to pay in order to secure one's basal principles of wisdom first, just because of the richer life that comes in their wake. Just the idea of having enough culturally literate minds to be capable of discriminating between philosophizing and sappy moralizing or vacuous feel-good rhetoric, enough to make the marketing of philosophy feasible: that would be historically and civilizationally prodigious.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on burn, bomb, build, racism, justice, discrimination, prejudice, hope, and love

When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love. Where evil men would seek to perpetuate an unjust status quo, good men must seek to bring into being a real order of justice.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: liberal.about.com

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A Quote by Sathya Sai Baba on gossip, pride, reputation, and discrimination

The world is a nest of crows; some caw in praise; some caw in derision. But men should be above the reach of praise and blame.

Sathya Sai Baba

Source: Dhyana Vahini

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A Quote by Bill Clinton on bigotry, discrimination, hate crimes, and violence

We have seen a man dragged to death in Texas simply because he was black. A young man murdered in Wyoming simply because he was gay. In the last year alone, we've seen the shootings of African Americans, Asian Americans, and Jewish children simply because of who they were. This is not the American way. We must draw the line. Without delay, we must pass the Hate Crimes Prevention Act and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. And we should reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

Bill Clinton

Source: January 27, 2000 State of the Union Address

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A Quote by Bhante Wimala on love and discrimination

Love. When we were very young, we loved others beings unconditionally. If the other person did not return our love, we did not react with anger or hatred. Love was never associated with fear. It was spontaneous and arose from a pure heart. Love was not discriminatory. We loved the baby-sitter, the gardener, and our brothers and sisters simply as human beings. Again, somewhere along the way we lost that purity as a result of external influences. Then we began to love with discrimination.

Bhante Wimala

Source: Lessons of the Lotus: Practical Spiritual Teachings of a Travelling Buddhist Monk, Pages: 19-20

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A Quote by unknown on discrimination, nonsense, and people

When people are too open-minded it can lead them into being unable to discriminate between sense and nonsense.


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A Quote by Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. on attitude, discrimination, doubt, history, nations, practicality, romance, sex, and women

There can be no doubt that our Nation has had a long and unfortunate history of sex discrimination. Traditionally, such discrimination was rationalized by an attitude of "romantic paternalism" which, in practical effect, put women, not on a pedestal, but in a cage.

William J. Brennan (1906 - 1997)

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A Quote by William G. Simms on awards, criticism, discrimination, duty, and praise

Neither praise nor blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe and honestly to award - these are the true aims and duties of criticism.

William G. Simms (1806 - 1870)

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A Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin on discrimination, happiness, justice, and luxury

Happiness is based on a just discrimination of what is necessary, what is neither necessary nor destructive, and what is destructive. In the middle category, however - that of the unnecessary but undestructive, that of comfort, luxury, exuberance, etc

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929 -)

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