Arbitrary Related Quotes



Later, however, I came to recognize the objective nature of these dreams or fantasies ... Thus it was that I gradually came to acknowledge that such fantasies or dreams are neither meaningless nor purely arbitrary but rather convey a sort of "second meaning" of the terms applied.

Wolfgang Pauli


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No matter what any of the grammar teachers say, punctuation is an arbitrary matter. It should be used to make sentences clear.

Andy Rooney


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This, then, is freedom in the external life of man-that he is independent of the arbitrary power of his fellows.

Ludwig Von Mises


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Contrary to what certain governments say, human rights are universal. Arbitrary detention, torture and discrimination hurt the human dignity of anybody, whatever his or her country of origin, religion, descent, or any other ground.

Shirin Ebadi


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I've decided I don't want to be a manager. Every time you try to be responsive to your employees, they say you're being reactive and not proactive. And when you try to be proactive, they accuse you of being capricious and arbitrary. So I don't wanna be a manager...

Larry Wall


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Science is not a game in which arbitrary rules are used to decide what explanations are to be permitted.

Michael Behe


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The hypothesis is pretty; its only fault is that it is neither demonstrated nor demonstrable. Who does not see that this is purely arbitrary fiction that puts nothingness as existing and proposes nothing more than simple noncontradiciton?

Galileo Galilei


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Songwriting requires some sort of ceremony to even get the process started, and it can be somewhat arbitrary.

Andrew Bird


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All of our punishment institutions, including jails, laws, church confessionals, and so forth, are systems of illusion. The order of the universe, the infinite justice of yin and yang, naturally takes care of all motion and compensation. We don't need to invent arbitrary ways to make balance with punishments.

Michio Kushi


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But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought, not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches.

William Robertson Smith


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