practicality

A Quote by Ludwig Von Bertalanffy on change, influence, practicality, thinking, and world

We are seeking another basic outlook: the world as an organization. This would profoundly change the categories of our thinking and influence our practical attitudes. We must envision the biosphere as a whole with mutually reinforcing or mutually destructive interdependencies.

Ludwig Von Bertalanffy

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A Quote by Kurt Lewin on good, practicality, and theory

There is nothing so practical as a good theory.

Kurt Lewin

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A Quote by King Hussein of Jordan on belief, challenge, life, nations, observation, philosophy, practicality, and world

One of the great challenges you will face is that a part of the world, and some in it, do not have or do not believe in a standard of moral values. Many in the world today operate on the basis of practical expediency. You have undoubtedly observed this yourselves. It has become a philosophy of life for many. This is true among nations as well as among individuals.

King Hussein (1935 - 1999)

Source: Commencement Forum speech, graduation of his son Prince Feisal, Brown University, May 1985

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A Quote by King Hussein of Jordan on challenge, defense, destiny, destruction, generations, laws, lies, life, military, mistakes, morality, nations, practicality, problems, progress, questions, religion, resolution, risk, technology, war, weapons, and wo

One of the most dramatic examples of the gaps between the world's technological progress and moral rectitude is nuclear weapons. The material tools of destruction have become so powerful that the world now lives under the constant shadow of total annihilation. The stakes are enormous, and mistakes never carried a higher risk. It is no longer a question of self-defense. It is a question of self-preservation. Nuclear war is not a military problem. It is a moral dilemma. The nuclear race involves not only a negation of law, but a negation of morality. The problem cannot be solved by practical expediency. Its only resolution lies in the application of the moral imperatives on which our religions and your nation was founded. This problem will be one of your generations' greatest challenges. How well equipped you are to handle it will determine your destiny.

King Hussein (1935 - 1999)

Source: Commencement Forum speech, graduation of his son Prince Feisal, Brown University, May 1985

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A Quote by King Hussein of Jordan on action, common sense, discovery, harmony, learning, life, morality, popularity, practicality, reality, responsibility, and simplicity

I have become convinced - the hard way - that the only reliable guideposts for responsible and respectable conduct, including foreign policy formulations and international relations, is a true composite of morality, legality and reality. When this trio is not in harmony, policies and actions go askew, contrary to popular pragmatic precepts. I have discovered that moral sense and common sense are not mutually exclusive. As a practical matter they are synonymous indeed. Unprincipled policies are ultimately and inherently impractical. The sooner one learns that simple lesson, the simpler one's life becomes.

King Hussein (1935 - 1999)

Source: Commencement Forum speech, graduation of his son Prince Feisal, Brown University, May 1985

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A Quote by King Hussein of Jordan on behavior, experience, good, guidance, men, practicality, principles, and sharing

I have found in my experience that expediency, whether it is practical or not, is an unreliable guide for behavior. Human behavior must be guided by a higher principle. Practicality has its place but only within a framework of values, which all men of good will share.

King Hussein (1935 - 1999)

Source: Commencement Forum speech, graduation of his son Prince Feisal, Brown University, May 1985

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A Quote by Kabbalah on practicality, purpose, and stability

The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions.

Kabbalah (BC 1200? - 700? AD)

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A Quote by Judge Wilson on america, constitution, judgment, people, practicality, and principles

When the State of Pennsylvania held its convention to consider the Constitution of the United States, Judge Wilson said of the introductory clause, "We, the people, do ordain and establish," etc.: "It is not an unmeaning flourish. The expressions declare in a practical manner the principle of this Constitution. It is ordained and established by the people themselves." This as regarded as an authoritative exposition.

Judge Wilson

Source: The Nation.

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on belief, danger, evil, good, ideas, interest, men, practicality, and slavery

Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. . . . It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

Source: The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, 1936, end

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on experience, learning, practicality, and value

The further one advances in experience, the closer one comes to the unfathomable; the more one learns to utilize experience, the more one recognizes that the unfathomable is of no practical value.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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