A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on experience, harmony, and laws

The process of induction is the process of assuming the simplest law that can be made to harmonize with our experience.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1974, 6.363

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A Quote by King Hussein of Jordan on action, common sense, discovery, harmony, learning, life, morality, popularity, practicality, reality, responsibility, and simplicity

I have become convinced - the hard way - that the only reliable guideposts for responsible and respectable conduct, including foreign policy formulations and international relations, is a true composite of morality, legality and reality. When this trio is not in harmony, policies and actions go askew, contrary to popular pragmatic precepts. I have discovered that moral sense and common sense are not mutually exclusive. As a practical matter they are synonymous indeed. Unprincipled policies are ultimately and inherently impractical. The sooner one learns that simple lesson, the simpler one's life becomes.

King Hussein (1935 - 1999)

Source: Commencement Forum speech, graduation of his son Prince Feisal, Brown University, May 1985

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A Quote by Jules Henri Poincaré on balance, diversity, feeling, happiness, harmony, order, solution, and unity

What is it indeed that gives us the feeling of elegance in a solution, in a demonstration? It is the harmony of the diverse parts, their symmetry, their happy balance; in a word it is all that introduces order, all that gives unity, that permits us to see clearly and to comprehend at once both the ensemble and the details.

Jules Henri Poincare (1854 - 1912)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC: Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Joseph R. Garber on achievement, bitterness, equality, good, happiness, harmony, libraries, police, politics, power, respect, self-respect, speech, superiority, thought, tolerance, truth, and women

I cannot feel good about being a woman unless you feel bad about being a man. I cannot be proud of being black unless you are ashamed of being white. I cannot respect myself for being gay unless you are embarrassed that you are straight. Tolerance has been put by the boards; it is a stale and bitter thing and we will have none of it. Equality, likewise; is condescending at best and in truth intended to demean. If I am to achieve the inner harmony and self-respect that is my due, it will not suffice for you and I to be equals. No! Nothing less than superiority will make me happy. And to ensure that I make my point, I shall commend your libraries to the flames, rewrite your histories, purge your dictionaries, and arm the thought police with power to enforce political correctness in all speech and apprehension.

Joseph R. Garber

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A Quote by John Milton on harmony and soul

Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: L'Allegro. Line 143.

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A Quote by John Milton on harmony and society

Among unequals what society Can sort, what harmony, or true delight?

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book viii. Line 383.

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A Quote by John Dryden on difficulty, harmony, judgment, and prose

What judgment I had increases rather than diminishes; and thoughts, such as they are, come crowding in so fast upon me, that my only difficulty is to choose or reject; to run them into verse or to give them the other harmony of prose.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Preface to Fables

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A Quote by Johannes Kepler on aim, god, harmony, language, mathematics, order, and world

The chief aim of all investigations of the external world should be to discover the rational order and harmony which has been imposed on it by God and which He revealed to us in the language of mathematics.

Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630)

Source: Astronomis Nova de Motibus . . .

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A Quote by James Keller on desires, harmony, inferiority, leadership, life, and play

William L. Stidger, in the magazine, Your Life, tells a story about the conductor, Walter D. Famrosch, who once stopped his orchestra when everything was apparently going along smoothly, and asked: "Where is the seventh flute? Where is the seventh flute?" As Mr. Stidger points out, the conductor didn't ask for the first flute, or the second-but the seventh. Even the seventh flute had an important place in creating the harmony the leader desired. "We may feel inferior, untalented, not even beautiful, and some of us uneducated," Mr. Stidger comments, "but each of us has a part to play and should play it well."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by James Allen on harmony and wishes

Not what he wishes and prays for does a man get, but what he justly earns. His wishes and prayers are only gratified and answered when they harmonize with his thoughts and prayers.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

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