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A Quote by Charles Erwin Wilson on country, decisions, defense, good, questions, and vices

A reply to Senator Richard Russell's question, "Would you make a decision adverse to General Motors?" if Wilson were confirmed as Secretary of Defense. What is good for the country is good for General Motors and vice versa.

Charles Erwin Wilson (1890 - 1961)

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A Quote by Charles Dickens on blush, questions, and retirement

Stranger, pause and ask thyself the question, Canst thou do likewise? If not, with a blush retire.

Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

Source: Edwin Drood

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A Quote by Charles Babbage on confusion, ideas, kindness, machines, parliament, and questions

On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.

Charles Babbage (1792 - 1871)

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A Quote by Cha'n Master Mingjiao on learning, questions, study, and understanding

Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.

Cha'n Master Mingjiao

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on good, heart, questions, and path

A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question. Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't it is of no use.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on good, heart, questions, and path

Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone the question, . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

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A Quote by Carl Rowan on justice and questions

There are no embarrassing answers-just embarrassing questions.

Carl Rowan

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A Quote by Carl L. Becker on abuse, advertising, laws, lies, practicality, privacy, profit, questions, speech, and time

No one can deny that much of our modern advertising is essentially dishonest; and it can be maintained that to lie freely and all the time for private profit is not to abuse the right of free speech, whether it is a violation of the law or not. But again the practical question is, how much lying for private profit is to be permitted by law?

Carl L. Becker

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A Quote by Carl Jacobi on aim, honor, mathematics, mind, philosophy, questions, science, world, and worth

It is true that Fourier had the opinion that the principal aim of mathematics was public utility and explanation of natural phenomena; but a philosopher like him should have known that the sole end of science is the honor of the human mind, and that under this title a question about numbers is worth as much as a question about the system of the world.

Carl Jacobi

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

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A Quote by Boyd K. Packer on commitment, confidence, direction, discovery, expectation, gifts, god, individuality, learning, life, privilege, questions, and yielding

Perhaps the greatest discovery of my life, without question the greatest commitment, came when finally I had the confidence in God that I would loan or yield my agency to him-without compulsion or pressure, without any duress, as a single individual alone, by myself, no counterfeiting, nothing expected other than the privilege. In a sense, speaking figuratively, to take one's agency, that precious gift which the scriptures make plain is essential to life itself, and say, "I will do as you direct," is afterward to learn that in so doing you possess it all the more.

Boyd K. Packer (1924 -)

Source: Speeches of the Year, Provo: Brigham Young University, 1971, pp. 1-7., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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