A Quote by Charles Henry Brent on christ, church, luxury, necessity, prayer, risk, present, unity, and world

The unity of Christendom is not a luxury, but a necessity. The world will go limping until Christ's prayer that all may be one is answered. We must have unity, not at all costs, but at all risks. A unified Church is the only offering we dare present to the coming Christ, for in it alone will He find room to dwell.

Charles Henry Brent (1862 - 1929)

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A Quote by Carl G. Hempel on certainty, doubt, fame, mathematics, necessity, and science

The most distinctive characteristic which differentiates mathematics from the various branches of empirical science, and which accounts for its fame as the queen of the sciences, is no doubt the peculiar certainty and necessity of its results.

Carl G. Hempel

Source: "Geometry and Empirical Science" in J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on conformity, mathematics, and necessity

Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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

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A Quote by Bern Williams on necessity and spirit

An extravagance is something that your spirit thinks is a necessity.

Bern Williams

Source: Independent-Enterprise, (Edinboro, PA).

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on good and necessity

Necessity never made a good bargain.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, April 1735.

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A Quote by Barbara Tuchman on compromise, corruption, deals, necessity, power, and weakness

If power corrupts, weakness in the seat of power, with its constant necessity of deals and bribes and compromising arrangements,corrupts even more.

Barbara Tuchman (1912 - 1989)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on acceptance, joy, love, mind, necessity, pain, punishment, rebellion, secrets, songs, struggle, suffering, vision, work, and worth

It was his Fourth Concerto, the last work he had written. The crash of its opening chords swept the sights of the streets away from her mind. The Concerto was a great cry of rebellion. It was a 'NO' flung at some vast process of torture, a denial of suffering, a denial that held the agony of the struggle to break free. The sounds were like a voice saying: There is no necessity for pain - why, then, is the worst pain reserved for those who will not accept its necessity? - we who hold the love and the secret of joy, to what punishment have we been sentenced for it, and by whom? . . . The sounds of torture became defiance, the statement of agony became a hymn to a distant vision for whose sake anything was worth enduring, even this. It was the song of rebellion - and of a desperate quest.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 69)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, chaos, choice, existence, necessity, power, and world

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice. If he abdicates his power, he abdicates the status of man, and the grinding chaos of the irrational is what he achieves as his sphere of existence - by his own choice.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, 1957

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on chance, earth, evil, good, nature, necessity, understanding, and value

What I want you to understand, is the full evil of those who claim to have become convinced that this earth, by its nature, is a realm of malevolence where the good has no chance to win. Let them check their premises. Let them check their standards of value. Let them check - before they grant themselves the unspeakable license of evil-as-necessity - whether they know what is the good and what are the conditions it requires.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 729)

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A Quote by Arnold H. Glasow on impossibility, necessity, progress, and yielding

Progress is what happens when impossibility yields to necessity.

Arnold H. Glasow

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