Arbitrariness Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 36 Quotes About Arbitrariness

#1. Liberty isn't liberalism, arbitrariness, but it's connected; it's conditioned by the great values of love and solidarity and in general by the good. - Author: Pope Benedict XVI
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#2. Without always knowing what we were doing we were constantly adjusting to the arbitrariness by which we were surrounded. - Author: V.S. Naipaul
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#3. It was both odd and unjust, a real example of pitiful arbitrariness of existance, that you were born into a particular time & held prisoner there whether you wanted it or not. It gave you an indecent advantage over the past and made you a clown vis-a-vis the future. - Author: Daniel Kehlmann
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#4. However much I have frequented the mystics, deep down I have always sided with the Devil; unable to equal him in power, I have tried to be worthy of him, at least, in insolence, acrimony, arbitrariness, and caprice. - Author: Emil Cioran
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#5. Genius is, to be sure, not a matter of arbitrariness, but rather of freedom, just as wit, love, and faith, which once shall become arts and disciplines. We should demand genius from everybody, without, however, expecting it. - Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
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#6. With determination and dice, I am God. - Author: Luke Rhinehart
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#7. Education must lead us from the irresponsible opinion to true responsible judgment. It must lead us from chance and arbitrariness to rational clarity and intellectual order. Therefore, let us guide our students over the road of discipline from materials, through function, to creative work. - Author: Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
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#8. We possess art lest we perish of the truth. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#9. Evie wanted to cry. From fear. From exhaustion, yes. But mostly from the cruel uselessness, the damned stupid arbitrariness of it all. - Author: Libba Bray
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#10. To the excessively fearful the chief characteristic of power is its arbitrariness. Man had to gain enormously in confidence before he could conceive an all-powerful God who obeys his own laws. - Author: Eric Hoffer
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#11. Every language has a grammar, a set of rules that govern usage and meaning, and literary language is no different. It's all more or less arbitrary of course, just like language itself. - Author: Thomas C. Foster
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#12. Openness to God demands our growing acceptance that we cannot create blueprints for our own lives. Though God's character is unchanging, the ways of God are unpredictable, and there is a difference between arbitrariness and unpredictability. - Author: Enuma Okoro
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#13. Words are not (except in their own little corner) facts or things: we need therefore to prise them off the world, to hold them apart from and against it, so that we can realize their inadequacies and arbitrariness, and can relook at the world without blinkers. - Author: J.L. Austin
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#14. I suspect that one of capitalism's crucial assets derives from the fact that the imagination of economists, including its critics, lags well behind its own inventiveness, the arbitrariness of its undertaking and the ruthlessness of the way in which it proceeds. - Author: Zygmunt Bauman
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#15. Therefore, in the nature of this will for freedom, which freedom itself implies, I may pass judgement on those who seek to hide from themselves the complete arbitrariness and the complete freedom of their existence. - Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
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#16. A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead. - Author: Graham Greene
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#17. The greater the sense of powerlessness and the greater lack of authentic will, the more grows either submission or an obsessional desire for satisfaction of one's whims and the insistence on arbitrariness. - Author: Erich Fromm
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#18. The arbitrariness of the revolutionaries is terrible not because they're villains, but because it's a mechanism out of control, like a machine that's gone off the rails. - Author: Boris Pasternak
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#19. Often I am struck in amazement about a word: I suddenly realize that the complete arbitrariness of our language is but a part of the arbitrariness of our own world in general. - Author: Christian Morgenstern
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#20. I don't know why I told this story. I could just as well have told another. Perhaps some other time I'll be able to tell another. Living souls, you will see how alike they are. - Author: Samuel Beckett
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#21. All the things you're not supposed to do at the beginning of your professional life - transgressiveness, arbitrariness and violating expectations - you find more attractive at the end of your professional life. - Author: Milton Glaser
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#22. I mean only to call attention to the fact that there is a certain measure of arbitrariness in the forms that truth-telling may take. - Author: Neil Postman
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#23. The mock rationality of the debate conceals the arbitrariness of the will and power at work in its resolution. It - Author: Alasdair MacIntyre
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#24. Every established order tends to produce the naturalization of its own arbitrariness. - Author: Pierre Bourdieu
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#25. The only words that ever satisfied me as describing nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment; they express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery. - Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
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#26. To the less privileged it was this arbitrariness that made the regime's power feel so oppressive. There were no clear principles or regulations which enabled the individual to challenge authority or the state. - Author: Orlando Figes
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#27. Sacredness binds people together, and then blinds them to the arbitrariness of the practice. - Author: Jonathan Haidt
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#28. Freedom as a possession is a doubtful thing for a church; freedom must be won under the compulsion of a necessity. Freedom for the church comes from the necessity of the Word of God. Otherwise it becomes arbitrariness and ends in a great many new ties. Whether - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#29. As a linguist, I see the arbitrariness of strictures editors force on me as a writer. - Author: John McWhorter
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#30. Freedom is only part of the story and half of the truth. Freedom is but the negative aspect of the whole phenomenon whose positive aspect is responsibleness. In fact, freedom is in danger of degenerating into mere arbitrariness unless it is lived in terms of responsibleness. - Author: Viktor E. Frankl
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#31. Children are much more understanding of the suddenness and arbitrariness of death than we are. The old fairy tales contain a lot of that, and we've stolen from them, just as they stole from Greek myth, which has that same mixture of pre-Christian chaos. - Author: Emma Thompson
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#32. The entire process of making a movie is sort of blind trust because, otherwise, all of it just doesn't make any sense: the fact that we can create any sense of reality or emotion given the arbitrariness of a day. - Author: Brie Larson
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#33. You don't understand their mentality. They won't accept your resignation because they don't think you have the right to quit. They are the ones who decide how long you should stay and when you should be dispensed with. More than anything else, it was this arbitrariness that had become unbearable. - Author: Azar Nafisi
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#34. The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution. - Author: Igor Stravinsky
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#35. Arbitrariness and true liberty are as distinct from each other that the empirical nature is distinct from the higher nature of man. - Author: African Spir
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#36. If teaching has any purpose, it is to implant true insight and responsibility. Education must lead us from irresponsible opinion to true responsible judgement. It must lead us from chance and arbitrariness to rational clarity and intellectual order. - Author: Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
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