A Quote by George Gurdjieff on beginning, certainty, change, necessity, observation, and understanding

Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening.

George Gurdjieff (1873 - 1949)

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A Quote by George Farquhar on inventions, motherhood, and necessity

Necessity, the mother of invention.

George Farquhar (1678 - 1707)

Source: The Twin Rivals. Act i.

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A Quote by George Eliot on courage, necessity, and work

Necessity does the work of courage.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Romola, 1863

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A Quote by George Dantzig on art, clothes, day, necessity, and surprises

The mathematician may be compared to a designer of garments, who is utterly oblivious of the creatures whom his garments may fit. To be sure, his art originated in the necessity for clothing such creatures, but this was long ago; to this day a shape will occasionally appear which will fit into the garment as if the garment had been made for it. Then there is no end of surprise and delight.

George Dantzig (1914 - ?)

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A Quote by George Dantzig on attitude, change, decisions, existence, independence, judgment, logic, mathematics, necessity, play, reality, rules, study, and world

Neither in the subjective nor in the objective world can we find a criterion for the reality of the number concept, because the first contains no such concept, and the second contains nothing that is free from the concept. How then can we arrive at a criterion? Not by evidence, for the dice of evidence are loaded. Not by logic, for logic has no existence independent of mathematics: it is only one phase of this multiplied necessity that we call mathematics. How then shall mathematical concepts be judged? They shall not be judged. Mathematics is the supreme arbiter. From its decisions there is no appeal. We cannot change the rules of the game, we cannot ascertain whether the game is fair. We can only study the player at his game; not, however, with the detached attitude of a bystander, for we are watching our own minds at play.

George Dantzig (1914 - ?)

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on facts and necessity

Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Frederic William Farrar on cruelty, desires, husbands, imagination, journeys, necessity, suspicion, taxes, uncertainty, and women

It appears to be uncertain whether the journey of Mary with her husband was obligatory or voluntary. . . . Women were liable to a capitation tax, if this enrolment also involved taxation. But, apart from any legal necessity, it may easily be imagined that at such a moment Mary would desire not to be left alone. The cruel suspicion of which she had been the subject, and which had almost led to the breaking off of her betrothal (Matt. 1: 19) would make her cling all the more to the protection of her husband.

Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903)

Source: Farrar in The Life of Christ, footnote p 24

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A Quote by Francis Quarles on action, boldness, fear, fortune, necessity, and resolution

Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.

Francis Quarles (1592 - 1644)

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on children, direction, effort, life, and necessity

Since every effort in our educational life seems to be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself, it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another, and in everlasting antagonism with each other.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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A Quote by Elbert Green Hubbard on necessity

Few explanations ever explained the necessity of making one.

Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

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