A Quote by Irwin Edman on logic, men, myth, and reason

It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved.

Irwin Edman (1896 - 1954)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on age, atoms, greatness, lies, myth, and world

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Cyril Connolly on art, imagination, myth, and science

Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth.

Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)

Source: The Unquiet Grave, 1944.

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A Quote by Bryan R. Hirst on culture, generosity, god, life, energy, myth, play, and sharing

Fountains indicate and signal well-being to all. Not only that, they share their Karmic energy with all who see, hear, smell, taste and touch them. They are, and always have been, necessary for permanent settlements. We use them when ever we turn on a tap. Fountains have come to symbolize the generosity of a god, an institution or a person. They indicate abundance and ingenuity. In every culture they play a part in the mythology of life.

Bryan R. Hirst

Source: Fountains

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A Quote by Bryan R. Hirst on beginning, culture, garden, islam, life, myth, paradise, reflection, water, wisdom, world, and writers

In Scandinavian mythology, for example, the fountain of Mimir, source of hidden wisdom, lay under the roots of the great world tree and in Islamic culture fountains are found referred to in the Koran, in the garden called Paradise. In the Bible the passage: "It is done, I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely," reflects the importance that fountains symbolized to the writers.

Bryan R. Hirst

Source: Fountains

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A Quote by Berton Braley on myth


The grammar has a rule absurd Which I would call an outworn myth: "A preposition is a word You mustn't end a sentence with!"

Berton Braley (1882 - 1966)

Source: No Rule to Be Afraid Of, st.1

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A Quote by Arnold Beichmen on capitalism, myth, people, reality, and socialism

...the myth of socialism is far stronger than the reality of capitalism. That is because capitalism is not really an ism at all. It is what people do if you leave them alone.

Arnold Beichmen

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on belief, body, history, inventions, myth, and people

MYTHOLOGY, n. The body of a primitive people's beliefs concerning its origin, early history, heroes, deities and so forth, as distinguished from the true accounts which it invents later.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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