experience

A Quote by Alfred Adler on conquest, emotion, experience, feeling, inferiority, and violence

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

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A Quote by Alexander Hamilton on character, debate, democracy, direction, experience, fatherhood, good, government, honor, observation, people, politics, preparation, purity, and tyranny

The Founding Fathers were careful to distinguish representative republicanism from direct democracy. Alexander Hamilton, for example, endorsed the former but condemned the latter. . . .the records of the ratification conventions were not verbatim transcriptions. It has been observed, by an honorable gentleman, that a pure democracy, if it were practicable, would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position in politics is more false than this. The ancient democracies, in which the people themselves deliberated, never possessed one feature of good government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure, deformity. When they assembled, the field of debate presented an ungovernable mob, not only incapable of deliberation, but prepared for every enormity.

Alexander Hamilton (c.1756 - 1804)

Source: at the New York convention for constitutional ratification, June 21, 1788

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A Quote by Aleister Crowley on change, death, eternity, exercise, experience, growth, idealism, joy, life, mankind, and mistakes

The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.

Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947)

Source: The Confessions of Aleister Crowley (1929)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on experience

Experience is not what happens to a man; It is what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on art, death, emotion, experience, good, science, and wonder

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: What I Believe, 1930

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on experience, independence, mathematics, reality, and thought

How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought independent of experience, is so admirably adapted to the objects of reality?

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on experience, fear, mystery, and religion

It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on driving, experience, force, religion, research, and science

I assert that the cosmic religious experience is the strongest and the noblest driving force behind scientific research.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on experience

You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Alan Watts on consequences, direction, experience, quality, work, and zen

Although profoundly "inconsequential," the Zen experience has consequences in the sense that it may be applied in any direction, to any conceivable human activity, and that wherever it is so applied it lends an unmistakable quality to the work.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

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