separation

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on assumptions, earth, god, laws, mankind, nature, people, politics, respect, and separation

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Declaration of Independence.

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A Quote by Takuan Soho on discrimination, divinity, knowledge, and separation

"One does not divine this by impressions or knowledge." What this means is that no matter how much you try to figure or calculate by means of impressions or knowledge, it will not prove the least bit useful. Therefore, separate yourself from the discrimination of figuring things out.

Takuan Soho (1573 - ?)

Source: Takuan Soho in The Unfettered Mind. Trans. W. S. Wilson. Tokyo, 1986., p 62

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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on accuracy, baseball, books, day, difficulty, enthusiasm, errors, god, individuality, life, losing, motivation, people, separation, statistics, and success

In baseball we keep an accurate record of the hits, runs, and errors of each individual player. Life is also a great game, and in life the statistics are much more important than they are in a ball game. One of our human weaknesses in life is that when we are losing the game, we don't always like to keep track of the score. Certainly we are not very enthusiastic about putting the errors down on the paper, and most people don't even know what their individual batting average is. This makes our success much more difficult both to figure out and to attain . . . we cannot separate our success from our statistics. If each day we could see what God writes in his book about our works for that day, it would certainly motivate us to make better scores.

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

Source: Told by Sterling W. Sill in Majesty of Books, p. 34

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on day, life, and separation

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on age, colors, earth, faith, fame, god, good, happiness, joy, lies, money, needs, praise, rest, saints, separation, and work

When earth's last picture is painted, and the tubes are twisted and dried, When the oldest colors have faded, and the youngest critic has died, We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it-lie down for an eon or two, Till the Master of All Good Workmen shall set us to work anew! And those that were good shall be happy: they shall sit in a golden chair; They shall splash at a ten-league canvas with brushes of comets' hair; They shall find real saints to draw from-Magdalene, Peter, and Paul; They shall work for an age at a sitting and never be tired at all! And only the Master shall praise us, and only the Master shall blame; And no one shall work for money, and no one shall work for fame; But each for the joy of working, and each, in his separate star Shall draw the Thing as he sees It for the God of Things as They Are! -Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

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A Quote by Robert M. Pirsig on jobs, quality, reality, separation, and world

What the Metaphysics of Quality would do is take this separate category, Quality, and show how it contains within itself both subjects and objects. The Metaphysics of Quality would show how things become enormously more coherent--fabulously more coherent--when you start with an assumption that Quality is the primary empirical reality of the world. . . . . . . but showing that, of course, was a very big job. . . . --from Lila

Robert M. Pirsig (1928 -)

Source: Lila

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on deed, future, heaven, life, love, mortality, needs, play, separation, work, and yielding

But yield who will to their separation, My object in living is to unite My avocation and my vocation As my two eyes make one in sight. Only where love and need are one, And the work is play for mortal stakes, Is the deed ever really done For Heaven and the future's sakes.

Robert Frost

Source: Two Tramps in Mud Time, 1936

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A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon on exercise, government, presidency, questions, and separation

Under the doctrine of the separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government.

Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994)

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A Quote by Richard Berendzen on belief, discovery, diversity, earth, and separation

I would like to believe that the discovery of even a single fossil bacteria on Mars would teach us what we ought to know all along, and that is what binds us here on earth - all the diverse peoples here - is really much more profound than what seems to separate us.

Richard Berendzen

Source: 6-Aug-96

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A Quote by Ralph Nader on business and separation

I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations.

Ralph Nader (1934 -)

Source: Wall Street Journal 15 Jul 85

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