A Quote by George Herbert Walker Bush on belief, challenge, reality, and reward

My grandkids say, "Reality Bites." O.K., but it also challenges and rewards. . . . I believe our best days are yet to come.

George H.W. Bush (1924 -)

Source: College of William and Mary Graduation, 1995

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A Quote by George Dantzig on attitude, change, decisions, existence, independence, judgment, logic, mathematics, necessity, play, reality, rules, study, and world

Neither in the subjective nor in the objective world can we find a criterion for the reality of the number concept, because the first contains no such concept, and the second contains nothing that is free from the concept. How then can we arrive at a criterion? Not by evidence, for the dice of evidence are loaded. Not by logic, for logic has no existence independent of mathematics: it is only one phase of this multiplied necessity that we call mathematics. How then shall mathematical concepts be judged? They shall not be judged. Mathematics is the supreme arbiter. From its decisions there is no appeal. We cannot change the rules of the game, we cannot ascertain whether the game is fair. We can only study the player at his game; not, however, with the detached attitude of a bystander, for we are watching our own minds at play.

George Dantzig (1914 - ?)

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A Quote by Garrison Keillor on reality


Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye and deny it.

Garrison Keillor (1942 -)

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A Quote by G. Steiner on chess, contentment, history, investment, kindness, mathematics, music, police, reality, and wealth

For all their wealth of content, for all the sum of history and social institution invested in them, music, mathematics, and chess are resplendently useless (applied mathematics is a higher plumbing, a kind of music for the police band). They are metaphysically trivial, irresponsible. They refuse to relate outward, to take reality for arbiter. This is the source of their witchery.

G. Steiner

Source: The American Mathematical Monthly, v. 101, no. 9, November, 1994.

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A Quote by Franz Peter Schubert on grief, imagination, joy, people, reality, and understanding

No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy. People imagine that they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.

Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828)

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A Quote by Frank Patrick Herbert on experience, life, mystery, and reality

Life is not a mystery to solve, but a reality to experience.

Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986)

Source: Dune

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A Quote by Fran Lebowitz on drugs, illness, impossibility, love, pleasure, reality, and romance

Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw.

Fran Lebowitz

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A Quote by Florence Allshorn on character, church, experience, familiarity, god, humility, ideas, jesus, life, pride, quality, reality, relationships, and trying

We know so well what the unique quality was that held this great and beautiful pride and exquisite humility together. It lay in the relationship he held with God. We know the familiar idea of Jesus' oneness with God: only we deal with it too much as a doctrine of the Church, not as an element in Jesus' own experience. If we never find it in reality, in life, we cannot reveal the true Christlike character at all - we will always be trying earnestly to be something, but on too superficial and obvious a plane.

Florence Allshorn

Source: The Notebooks of Florence Allshorn

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A Quote by Eric Johnson on change, culture, economics, friendship, god, growth, knowledge, lies, life, people, politics, reality, science, scientists, violence, and world

If there is one word which characterizes our world in this exciting last half of the twentieth century, the word is change. Change in political life - change in economic life - change is social life - change in personal life. Change is the hallmark of our times. It's not gradual, comfortable change. It is sudden, rapid, often violent. It touches and often disrupts whole cultures and hundreds of millions of people. Behind it all lies an explosive growth in scientific knowledge and accomplishment. Some 90 per cent of all the scientists who ever lived are living today and the total accumulation of scientific knowledge is doubling every ten years. But this is reality. If we remember that, then we will never flinch at change. We will adjust to it, welcome it, meet it as a friend and know it as God's will.

Eric Johnson

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Eli Stanley Jones on death, doctors, facts, faith, fear, god, mind, needs, reality, simplicity, soul, and worry

A Johns Hopkins doctor says that "we do not know why it is that the worriers die sooner than the non-worriers, but that is a fact." But I, who am simple of mind, think I know; we are inwardly constructed, in nerve and tissue and brain cell and soul, for faith and not for fear. God made us that way. Therefore, the need of faith is not something imposed on us dogmatically, but it is written in us intrinsically. We cannot live without it. To live by worry is to live against Reality.

Eli Stanley Jones (1884 - ?)

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