survival

A Quote by Theodore W. Adorno on art and survival

Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.

Theodore W. Adorno (1903 - 1969)

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A Quote by Ted Pile on death and survival

Surviving a downturn is a bit like going over Niagara Falls in a barrel: when you hit bottom, you're either dead or happily bobbing in calmer waters.

Ted Pile

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A Quote by Stephen Joshua Sondheim on survival

So here's to the girls on the go- Everybody tries Look into their eyes and you'll see what they know: Everybody dies. A toast to that invincible bunch- The dinosaurs surviving the crunch- Let's hear it for the ladies who lunch- Everybody rise!

Stephen Joshua Sondheim (1930 -)

Source: Song: The Ladies Who Lunch from Company Song

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A Quote by Stephen William Hawking on clarity, intelligence, survival, and value

It is not yet clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.

Stephen Hawking (1942 -)

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A Quote by Solomon Short on heroism, nature, and survival

Nature abhors a hero....how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to get creamed?

Solomon Short

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A Quote by Sogyal Rinpoche on absence, desires, egotism, existence, facts, fiction, ideas, interest, irony, knowledge, needs, suffering, survival, and thought

So ego, then, is the absence of true knowledge of who we really are, together with its result: a doomed clutching on, at all costs, to a cobbled together and makeshift image of ourselves, an inevitably chameleon charlatan self that keeps changing and has to, to keep alive the fiction of its existence. . . . Ego is then defined as incessant movements of grasping at a delusory notion of "I" and "mine," self and other, and all the concepts, ideas, desires, and activity that will sustain that false construction. . . . The fact that we need to grasp at all and go on and on grasping shows that in the depths of our being we know that the self does not inherently exist. . . . {The ego's greatest triumph} is to inveigle us into believing its best interests are our best interests, and even into identifying our very survival with its own. This is a savage irony, considering that ego and its grasping are at the root of all our suffering. Yet ego is so convincing, and we have been its dupe for so long, that the thought that we might ever become egoless terrifies us.

Sogyal Rinpoche

Source: Sogyal Rinpoche in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, HarperCollins Publishers, 1993, p. 117

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A Quote by Rush H. Limbaugh III on country, nations, people, problems, rules, society, solution, survival, and traditions

The solution to the nation's problems, depends on the true American achievers. It's people like you, playing by the rules and celebrating and continuing to remind people of the traditions and institutions that made this country great, who can re-create a society that is great once more. It's only by doing the right thing that this country is going to fix itself and survive.

Rush Limbaugh (1951 -)

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A Quote by Judge Ronald Buckwalter on agreement, body, citizenship, constitution, crime, deals, democracy, government, heart, play, relationships, speech, and survival

This statute, all parties agree, deals with protected speech, the preservation of which has been extolled by court after court in case after case as the keystone, the bulwark, the very heart of our democracy. What is more, the [Communications Decency Act] attempts to regulate protected speech through criminal sanctions, thus implicating not only the First but also the Fifth Amendment of our Constitution. The concept of due process is every bit as important to our form of government as is free speech. If free speech is at the heart of our democracy, then surely due process is the very lifeblood of our body politic; for without it, democracy could not survive. Distilled to its essence, due process is, of course, nothing more and nothing less than fair play. If our citizens cannot rely on fair play in their relationship with their government, the stature of our government as a shining example of democracy would be greatly diminished.

Ronald Buckwalter

Source: 1996, ACLU, et al., v. Janet Reno, 96-963 and ALA, et al., v. Dept. of Justice, 96-1458

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A Quote by Robert W. Service on laws, survival, and weakness

This is the law of the Yukon, that only the strong shall thrive; That surely the weak shall perish, and only the fit survive.

Robert W. Service

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A Quote by Robert Browning on songs and survival

Sappho survives, because we sing her songs; And Æschylus, because we read his plays!

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Cleon.

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