Quotation Explorer - 'Association'

There is only one way in which a person acquires a new idea; by combination or association of two or more ideas he already has into a new juxtaposition in such a manner as to discover a relationship among them of which he was not previously aware.
The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security. - Thomas Paine
No man can rightfully be required to join, or support, an association whose protection he does not desire. - Lysander Spooner
We must unceasingly ask for [perseverance] by making use of the means which God has taught us for obtaining it: prayer, fasting, almsgiving, frequenting the sacraments, association with good companions, and hearing and reading Holy Scripture. - Francis de Sales
Tonight I’ve been dealing with a known killer, a male whore, a scam artist and now I’ve graduated to talking to a mayor. Who’s next? The President of the National Association of Rodents? - V. Alexander
Happiness lies with us only. Desire for experiencing interactive pleasure is because of the association with the ignorance (of the Self). The one who does not have such association, he will ‘realize’ true happiness. - Dada Bhagwan
You are the salt of the earth. But remember that salt is useful when in association, but useless in isolation. - Israelmore Ayivor
We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly. - Mark Twain
Getting kicked out of the American Bar Association is like getting kicked out of the Book-of-the-Month-Club.
The National Rifle Association says, 'Guns don't kill people. People do'. But I think the gun helps. - Eddie Izzard
On the Brevity of Our TiesTies in this world last only for a time. We are husband and wife, parent and child, for a short period only. Once this reality sinks in, we cannot help treasuring each moment of our brief association. - Kentetsu Takamori
An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor. - Robert Frost
You need to choose your association according to your vision. - Onyi Anyado
Through the passage of my life I have learned, that the power of positive association is so much stronger than any amount of negativity in the world. No matter how dark it is, a tiny beam of light is all it takes to kill the darkest of darkness. - Asma Naqi
Every social association that is not face-to-face is injurious to your health - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Institutions are not pretty. Show me a pretty government. Healing is wonderful, but the American Medical Association? Learning is wonderful, but universities? The same is true for religion... religion is institutionalized spirituality. Mother Jones November/December 1997. - Huston Smith
An idea is a feat of association. - Robert Frost
Will is nothing more than a particular case of the general doctrine of association of ideas, and therefore a perfectly mechanical thing. - Joseph Priestley
Capitalism is not a form of government. Capitalism is but one thing only: Buy Low - Sell High. Capitalism is what happens when a government allows free association and respects property rights. It is a symptom of liberty. - A.E. Samaan
Association with other people corrupts our character; especially when we have none. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Through the passage of my life I have learned that the power of positive association is so much stronger than any amount of negativity in the world. No matter how dark it is, a tiny beam of light is all it takes to kill the darkest of darkness. - Asma Naqi
In my wide association in life, meeting with many and great men in various parts of the world, I have yet to find the man, however great or exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than he would ever do under a spirit of criticism. - Charles M. Schwab
Women are the only oppressed group in our society that lives in intimate association with their opressors. - Evelyn Cunningham
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, which is a pity because this week the National Association of Beholders wrote to tell me that I've got a face like a rucksack full of dented bells. - Charlie Brooker
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