extremism

A Quote by Galileo Galilei on ability, extremism, nature, and understanding

It has always seemed to me extreme presumptuousness on the part of those who want to make human ability the measure of what nature can and knows how to do, since, when one comes down to it, there is not one effect in nature, no matter how small, that even the most speculative minds can fully understand.

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on action, extremism, fear, habits, and vanity

One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on action, extremism, fear, habits, and vanity

One will not go wrong if one attributes extreme actions to vanity, average ones to habit, and petty ones to fear.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Cady Stanton on anger, balance, beauty, extremism, harmony, motherhood, mountains, nature, peace, and trying

Nature, like a loving mother, is ever trying to keep land and sea, mountain and valley, each in its place, to hush the angry winds and waves, balance the extremes of heat and cold, of rain and drought, that peace, harmony and beauty may reign supreme.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 - 1902)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on action and extremism

Every great action is extreme.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on extremism, health, personality, personality, society, speech, thought, words, and writing

Many words and expressions which only a matter of decades ago were considered so distastefully explicit that, were they merely to be breathed in public, the perpetrator would be shunned, barred from polite society, and in extreme cases shot through the lungs, are now thought to be very healthy and proper, and their use in everyday speech and writing is evidence of a well-adjusted, relaxed and totally un****ed-up personality.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Life, the Universe and Everything, 1982

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on abuse, adultery, chance, character, choice, commitment, divinity, effort, evil, extremism, good, greed, heart, human rights, jesus, men, misery, murder, nobility, perfection, theft, thinking, thought, vices, and world

That from the heart come good thoughts and bad thoughts is the message of the Savior. By the right choice, and through application of thought, man ascends to divine perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beasts. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character and man in their maker and master. Jesus taught that from within the heart of man come evil thoughts, sexual vice, acts of theft, murder, adultery, greed. When men commit these crimes individually or collectively, they trespass upon human rights and, of course, bring misery into the world. A noble and godlike character is no thing of favor or chance, but is a natural result of continued effort and right thinking, the effect of long cherished associations with godlike thoughts.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by Edward Christian David Gascoyne, Lord Cecil on errors, extremism, lies, and truth

All extremes are error. The reverse of error is not truth, but error still. Truth lies between extremes.

David Cecil (1902 -)

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A Quote by Count Maurice Maeterlinck on extremism, good, moderation, people, and time

The decent moderation of today will be the least of human things tomorrow. At the time of the Spanish Inquisition, the opinion of good sense and of the good medium was certainly that people ought not to burn too large a number of heretics; extreme and unreasonable opinion obviously demanded that they should burn none at all.

Count Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)

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A Quote by Clint Eastwood on extremism, facts, prejudice, and security

I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.

Clint Eastwood (1930 -)

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