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A Quote by Alexander Pope on needs, speech, and truth

Truth needs not flowers of speech.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on familiarity, needs, pity, and vices

Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen to oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Man. Epistle ii.

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A Quote by Alexander Emmanuel (Alex) Rodriguez on day, dogs, future, goals, learning, life, needs, past, people, play, present, and thinking

I'm focussing on what I haven't attained, not what I have. A lot has come to me early. I don't want to get consumed with that. Winners live in the present tense. People who come up short are consumed with future or past. I want to be living in the now. My goal is to play one full game in the now, but I haven't even gotten past the first inning yet. I start thinking about where my mom is or if my dogs have been fed. The average human has 2,000 thoughts a day. The really accomplished have 1,500 because you can focus longer. I need to learn how to focus longer.

Alex Rodriguez (1975 -)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on holidays, needs, people, and reality

Reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Brave New World

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A Quote by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyrapolt on facts, future, interest, investment, life, losing, mankind, military, money, necessity, needs, people, problems, purpose, simplicity, solution, soul, stability, universe, war, wishes, and world

Our nervous system developed for one sole purpose, to maintain our lives and satisfy our needs. All our reflexes serve this purpose. this makes us utterly egotistic. With rare exceptions people are really interested in one thing only: themselves. Everybody, by necessity, is the center of his own universe. When the human brain took its final shape, say, 100,000 years ago, problems and solutions must have been exceedingly simple. There were no long-range problems and man had to grab any immediate advantage. The world has changed but we are still willing to sell more distant vital interests for some minor immediate gains. Our military industrial complex, which endangers the future of mankind, to a great extent owes its stability to the fact that so may people depend on it for their living. This holds true for all of us, including myself. When I received the Nobel Prize, the only big lump sum of money I have ever seen, I had to do something with it. The easiest way to drop this hot potato was to invest it, to buy shares. I knew World War II was coming and I was afraid that if I had shares which rise in case of war, I would wish for war. So I asked my agent to buy shares which go down in the event of war. This he did. I lost my money and saved my soul.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)

Source: Albert Szent-Györgyi, The Crazy Ape, Grosset and Dunlap, New York, 1971, p 72.

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A Quote by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyrapolt on direction, needs, scientists, and work

The real scientist . . . is ready to bear privation and, if need be, starvation rather than let anyone dictate to him which direction his work must take.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)

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A Quote by Albert Peel, D.D. on children, failure, god, individuality, love, men, men and women, needs, and women

To remember that one is God's child, His own, that no matter what one has done God loves, even to the end, with a love that never lets go-that is the word men and women need when wars, hot and cold, mass movements and mass production, sweep over and swamp the individual. All else but this assurance fails the man in dire need.

Albert Peel

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on fiction, men, needs, and religion

It would seem that men always need some idiotic fiction in the name of which they can hate one another. Once it was religion. Now it is the State.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on certainty, needs, questions, and thought

We come now to the question: what is a priori certain or necessary, respectively in geometry (doctrine of space) or its foundations? Formerly we thought everything; nowadays we think nothing. Already the distance-concept is logically arbitrary; there need be no things that correspond to it, even approximately.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: "Space-Time." Encyclopaedia Britannica, 14th ed.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on men, needs, and world

The world needs heroes and it's better they be harmless men like me than villains like Hitler.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: H. Eves Return to Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1988.

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