originality

A Quote by John Locke on beginning, certainty, doubt, eternity, existence, god, happiness, hunger, impossibility, intelligence, knowledge, needs, originality, pain, perception, power, time, and world

To show, therefore, that we are capable of knowing, i.e. being certain that there is a God, and how we may come by this certainty, I think we need go no further than ourselves, and that undoubted knowledge we have of our own existence. . . . For man knows that he himself exists. . . . If any one pretends to be so sceptical as to deny his own existence, (for really to doubt of it is manifestly impossible,) let him for me enjoy his beloved happiness of being nothing, until hunger or some other pain convince him of the contrary. . . . He knows also that nothing cannot produce a being; therefore something must have existed from eternity. . . . Next, it is evident, that what had its being and beginning from another, must also have all that which is in and belongs to its being from another too. All the powers it has must be owing to and received from the same source. This eternal source, then, of all being must also be the source and original of all power; and so this eternal Being must be also the most powerful. . . . And most knowing. Again, a man finds in himself perception and knowledge. We have then got one step further; and we are certain now that there is not only some being, but some knowing, intelligent being in the world. There was a time, then, when there was no knowing being, and when knowledge began to be; or else there has been also a knowing being from eternity. . . . And therefore God.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

Source: Second Treatise of Government, 1690

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A Quote by John Armstrong on life, mankind, originality, and study

Much had he read, Much more had he seen; he studied from the life, And in th' original perus'd mankind.

John Armstrong (1709 - 1779)

Source: The Art of Preserving Health. Book iv. Line 301.

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A Quote by Jane Garmey on meaning and originality

The original Greek meaning of the word anthology is a collection or gathering of flowers in bloom.

Jane Garmey

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A Quote by James Van Sweden on design, garden, good, nature, originality, and risk

Good planting design does not follow a formula. At best, it allows you to experiment with nature and through nature to make an original statement. As in all of the arts, the best garden designers take risks. Only by taking risks can you come up with something exciting and original.

James Van Sweden

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A Quote by James Stephens on originality

Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.

James Stephens (1882 - 1950)

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A Quote by Jack Carson on kindness and originality

After Norman and Vicki were married secretly using Norman's original name: If you'll be kind enough to glance between my shoulder blades, Mr. and Mrs. Gubbins, you'll find there a knife buried to the hilt. On its handle are your initials.

Jack Carson (1910 - 1963)

Source: As studio publicist Matt Libby in A Star is Born, 1954, acclaimed as the greatest Hollywood musical.

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A Quote by Isaac Bashevis Singer on originality, thinking, words, and writing

Originality is not seen in single words or even in sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904 - 1991)

Source: New York Times Magazine, Mar. 12, 1978

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A Quote by Ingrid Bergman on originality and world

Be yourself. The world worships the original.

Ingrid Bergman (1915 - 1982)

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A Quote by Hugh B. Brown on clarity, language, originality, solitude, soul, and truth

Sometimes during solitude I hear truth spoken with clarity and freshness; uncolored and untranslated it speaks from within myself in a language original but inarticulate, heard only with the soul, and I realize I brought it with me, was never taught it nor can I efficiently teach it to another.

Hugh B. Brown (1883 - 1975)

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A Quote by Howard Aiken on good, ideas, originality, people, and worry

Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original and it's any good, you'll have to ram it down their throats.

Howard Aiken

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