A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on facts and world

This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons hitherto brought forward in explanation of this fact has seemed adequate.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

Source: The Second Sex

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on belief, expectation, facts, life, and persistence

The expectation that every neurotic phenomenon can be cured may, I suspect, be derived from the layman's belief that the neuroses are something quite unnecessary which have no right whatever to exist. Whereas in fact they are severe, constitutionally fixed illnesses, which rarely restrict themselves to only a few attacks but persist as a rule over long periods throughout life.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on egotism and facts

Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Sidney Greenberg on conscience, facts, gambling, god, laws, losing, and mercy

We may gamble on outsmarting the law; we may even gamble on the leniency of man and the mercy of God-but no man ever won a gamble with his own conscience. Even should he think he has beaten his conscience into submission, his misdeeds still leave their mark upon him. Anyone who gambles against this fact has already lost his gamble.

Sidney Greenberg

Source: Jewish Exponent

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi on acceptance, change, difficulty, facts, suffering, and truth

Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.

Shunryu Suzuki-roshi (1905 - 1971)

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A Quote by Shimpei Kusano on decisions, facts, garden, and questions

I do not scorn weeds. As a matter of fact, there are some instances where they are necessary for the garden. The question of property is decided by the dialogue between man and weed.

Shimpei Kusano

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on facts and people

People do not care how nobly they live, only how long, despite the fact that it is within everyone's reach to live nobly, but within no one's reach to live long.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Scott Raymond Adams on computers, facts, future, and time

Methods for predicting the future: 1) read horoscopes, tea leaves, tarot cards, or crystal balls . . . collectively known as "nutty methods;" 2) put well-researched facts into sophisticated computer . . . commonly referred to as "a complete waste of time."

Scott Raymond Adams (1957 -)

Source: The Dilbert Future.

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A Quote by S. Weinberg on beauty, curiosity, facts, guidance, ideas, judgment, physics, simplicity, theory, and time

I now want to tell three stories about advances in twentieth-century physics. A curious fact emerges in these tales: time and again physicists have been guided by their sense of beauty not only in developing new theories but even in judging the validity of physical theories once they are developed. . .. . . . . . Simplicity is part of what I mean by beauty, but it is a simplicity of ideas, not simplicity of a mechanical sort that can be measured by counting equations or symbols.

S. Weinberg

Source: Dreams of a final theory (1992

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A Quote by Ruth Gordon on facts


Never give up and never face the facts.

Ruth Gordon

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