Quotation Explorer - 'Bases'

Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground.
The world of the commodity is a world upside-down, which bases itself not upon life but upon the transformation of life into work. - Raoul Vaneigem
I have only one superstition. I touch all the bases when I hit a home run. - Babe Ruth
Hit the ball over the fence and you can take your time going around the bases. - John W. Raper
Integrity is the antithesis of compromise and the sworn enemy of comfort. It bases its decisions not on how much discomfort we might be able to avoid, but on how much we need to avoid the compromise of comfort. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
There's a whole segment of the population with a mentality that bases good times on where they can go and what they can buy. - Jeff Foxworthy
The creative person basically has two kinds of jobs: One is the sexy, creative kind. Second is the kind that pays the bills. Sometimes the task in hand covers both bases, but not often. This tense duality will always play center stage. It will never be transcended. - Hugh Macleod
If you remove Al Sharpton’s blackness, he disappears. He’s transparent. There’s nothing there because he bases his whole life on his blackness. Me, I’m a black man; but my blackness has submission to my Christianity. - Ken Hutcherson
Toute transformation sociale (...) s'est fondée sur de nouvelles bases métaphysiques et idéologiques; ou plutôt, sur des émotions et intuitions plus profondes, dont l'expression rationalisée prend la forme du cosmos et de la nature de l'homme. - Lewis Mumford
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