Quotation Explorer - 'Basic'

No one that ever lived has ever had enough power, prestige, or knowledge to overcome the basic condition of all life - you win some and you lose some.
MySchool not OurSchools. In the basic logic of policy, there is now no difference between Labor and Liberal/National parties. The unchallenged assumption of national and state policy is that whatever problem exists, market logic can fix it. - Raewyn Connell
The desire to get married is a basic and primal instinct in women. It's followed by another basic and primal instinct: the desire to be single again. - Nora Ephron
But the basic structure of capitalism, in which a small number own most of the productive assets, guarantees that the vast majority of people will (at best) spend their lives earning wages, but never profits. - Michael A. McCarthy, ABC's of Socialism
Realism falls short of reality. It shrinks it, attenuates it, falsifies it; it does not take into account our basic truths and our fundamental obsessions: love, death, astonishment. It presents man in a reduced and estranged perspective. Truth is in our dreams, in the imagination. - Eugène Ionesco
Phones with numerical keypads worked best for dialing phone calls. Incidentally, phone calls tend to be the primary function of a phone. 'Smartphones' completely ignore these basic facts, resulting in some of the least intelligent devices I've seen yet. Oh the irony. - Ashly Lorenzana
The basic notion underlying USENET is the flame.
Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishfull thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.
The word "rights", is something that governments need to provide you and protect you from but, the governments are the basic violators of all human rights. - Stefan Molyneux
This attitude is basic human nature. We'd rather look outward and blame others for ills that befall us than point the finger at ourselves. - Amish Tripathi
I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker. - Stanley Kubrick
Wars are an outdated way to try to solve conflicts, which is unacceptable in the 21st century. Instead of trying to conquer yourself, wars are an unconscious way to try to conquer life. Wars are an unconscious way to try to conquer death, which is the basic fear in the West. - Swami Dhyan Giten
A parent who cannot provide the basic needs of two children, must not even bear one. - M.F. Moonzajer
Isolation, for him, had become a basic sine qua non for existence and loneliness, his sole companion like a perfectly faithful twin. He was someone for whom even happiness would cry for, mourning the death of his sentiments and murdering the existence of his soul. - Faraaz Kazi
Even Bach comes down to the basic suck, blow, suck, suck, blow.
Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen. - Willa Cather
Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing. - Elizabeth Goudge
The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles. - Ayn Rand
The element of chance in basic research is overrated. Chance is a lady who smiles only upon those few who know how to make her smile. - Hans Selye
Love is the grounding of our existence as humans and is the basic emotioning in our systemic identity as human beings. - Humberto R. Maturana
Basic steps when giving:-Don't give to receive-Don't give to impress-No cameras-Include your heart - Charmaine J. Forde
Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don't even notice it. - Sakyong Mipham
Sin bravely...We will never have all the facts to make a perfect judgement, but with the aid of basic experience we must leap bravely into the future. - Russell R. McIntyre
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore.
I think God is as much a basic ingredient in the universe as neutrons and positrons. This is the prime force, when we look around the universe.
Consciousness is basic while thoughts are supreme. Speeches are nothing but the expression of thoughts and feelings. If there is no consciousness, nothing else could be there. At the same time, all forms of consciousness will not give the abilities to think and express thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
What is the basic difference between saying 'I know that God exists' and saying 'I know that love exists'? - Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom) of Sourozh
An era can be considered over when its basic illusions have been exhausted. - Arthur Miller
On a basic level, he had seen first-hand how his government used the element of fear to accomplish its objectives; the same element of fear that had been used as an excuse to engage its huge war machine in conflicts for the profits of America’s oligarchy. - Kenneth Eade
Violence has settled more issues in history than any other factor; and contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms. - Robert Heinlein
If you possess the basic necessities in life, there is absolutely no reason to feel any sorrows. For there is someone praying that they could have your spot. - - Jessiie Mahadeo
Our basic relationship to sex mirrors our whole relationship to life. - Swami Dhyan Giten
As one attains the age of 18 having fully acquired the basic education, one becomes responsible for whatever decision he makes, whatever opinion he chooses to accept and whatever style of life he chooses to live.Above age 18, the waywardness of a child depends on the child. - OMOSOHWOFA CASEY
There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences. - P.J. O'Rourke
The first act of honoring the self is the assertion of consciousness: the choice to think, to be aware, to send the searchlight of consciousness outward toward the world and inward toward our own being. To default on this effort is to default on the self at the most basic level. - Nathaniel Branden
The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy. - Abraham H. Maslow
If you understand this basic concept, it becomes clear that every spending decision is a spiritual decision. Waste, for example, is not a squandering of our resources. It is a poor use of His. - James C. Dobson
The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse. - Carlos Castaneda
You and I must work together to develop Nigeria to get education for our children, to have doctors, to build roads, to improve all the basic essentials. - Saminu Kanti
Such a little thing really, a kiss... most people don't give it a moment's consideration. They kiss on meeting, they kiss on parting, that simple touching of flesh is taken entirely for granted as a basic human right. - Sarah Kay
That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics. - Aldo Leopold
Business has only two basic functions-marketing and innovation. - Peter Drucker
Most sexually adventurous women want a man who regards cunnilingus as a basic woman right. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
this observation leads Rozin to a stunning conclusion: "Disgust is the basic emotion of civilization. - Winifred Gallagher
The crisis of physical hunger is essentially a crisis of faith. What or whom will you trust to meet your most basic needs? Will you trust the God who made human bodies, or will you seek your own way? (Deuteronomy 8:1-3) - Charles R. Swindoll
Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted. - Paul Pearsall
The funny thing is if in England, you ask a man in the street who the greatest living is, he will say Richard Dawkins. And indeed, Dawkins has done a marvelous job of popularizing Darwinism. But Dawkins' basic theory of the gene being the object of evolution is totally non-. Ernst W. Mayr - Darwinian
There's a basic principle about consumer electronics: it gets more powerful all the time and it gets cheaper all the time. That's true of all types of consumer electronics. - Trip Hawkins
Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say that there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe. - Frank Zappa
My basic political principle: If something, whether right- or left-wing, is driven by love and solidarity, it is right; if it is driven by hate and fear it is wrong. Simple as that. - Neel Burton
Respect, reverence, self-esteemAre my basic requisites I refuse to be a competitorWho struggles for personal rights - Balroop Singh
If you possess the basic necessities in life, there is absolutely no reason for you to feel any sorrows. For there is someone praying to be in your place. - Jessiie Mahadeo
Surviving is a basic thing. Getting by. Staying alive in whatever way we can. It doesn't mean we make right choices or drive fine cars or have good jobs. It means we found a way not to die. I survived. - Carolyn Wall
Never too late to learn some embarrassingly basic, stupidly obvious things about oneself. - Alain de Botton
If there is one basic element in our Constitution, it is civilian control of the military.
It would be advisable to think of progress in the crudest, most basic terms: that no one should go hungry anymore, that there should be no more torture, no more Auschwitz. Only then will the idea of progress be free from lies. - Theodor W. Adorno
With the earth firmly beneath our feet, we can approach what attracts us, and withdraw from what unnerves us. If there is real danger, we can run. Mobility means security, both physically and emotionally. Flying takes away our most basic way of regulating feelings. - Capt Tom Bunn LCSW
We are humans first and the law always protects our basic human rights, but survival always remains a chance for any of us to go through hard times and make it through the day. - Auliq-Ice
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. - Mortimer J. Adler
It's misleading to suppose there is any basic difference between education and entertainment. - Marshall McLuhan
The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. - Philip K. Dick
Love is our most basic human value and also our highest potential. - Kamand Kojouri
Nine-tenths of all artistic creation derives its basic energy from the engine of repression and sublimation, and well beyond the strict Freudian definition of those terms. attended new College in Oxford. You might like to see my collection of Oxford trees at Rob's Bookshop. - John Fowles
It is my belief that the basic knowledge that we're providing to the world will have a profound impact on the human condition and the treatments for disease and our view of our place on the biological continuum. - J. Craig Venter
Creativity is a basic biological drive to engage in meaningful conversations with ourselves & the world around us. - Sara Saltee
Society shall never make progress unless it changes its basic objective of making things easier;instead our main objective should be to make men stronger!I say "men" as women have always had and shall continue to have all the strength needed!!-(Woods oration-2008) - Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad
To be a righteous woman during the winding up scenes on this earth, before the second coming of our Savior, is an especially noble calling... She has been placed here to help to enrich, to protect, and to guard the home--which is society's basic and most noble institution. - Spencer W. Kimball
Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble. - Peter S. Jennison
One of the most basic principles for making and keeping peace within and between nations. . . is that in political, military, moral, and spiritual confrontations, there should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat. - Jimmy Carter
Other people feel love when we listen without judging and accept them without demanding change. We all desperately require these basic needs. When we can do this for another, we are indeed that person’s angel. - David W. Earle
Those who claim to be intelligent and you as fool, forget the basic anatomy, a fool does not figure out the result, whereas the so called intellect wrestles himself to get the result, now tell me who is at peace? - Ramana Pemmaraju
In Islam, it is the "moderate" who is left to split hairs,because the basic thrust of the doctrine is undeniable: convert, sub-jugate, or kill unbelievers; kill apostates; and conquer the world. - Sam Harris
The principal goal of education in schools is to teach students basic knowledge and kindle mindsets that know how to think better and to understand the world in which they live. - Debasish Mridha
Poverty deprives humanity of the basic necessities to live a meaningful life. - Gugu Mona
I am a man of principle, and one of my basic principles is flexibility.
The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. - Ralph G. Nichols
The result of mindful awareness is the development of our virtues, which are the basic positive building blocks of our life. - Janet Gallagher Nestor
Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing. - Wernher von Braun
Basic research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. - Wernher von Braun
When you put yourself in the customer’s shoes and begin your dialog from there, an immediate connection develops that stems beyond basic commerce and encourages loyalty. - Steve Maraboli
Basic understanding of who were are is through Self Awareness. By understanding our thoughts we can dive deeper into them and get a better understanding of who we are in the process. - Matthew Donnelly
Each morning offers lessons in light. For the morning light teaches the most basic of truths: Light chases away darkness. - Anasazi Foundation
A kiss can be a comma, a question mark, or an exclamation point. That's the basic spelling that every woman ought to know.
The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do. - Eric Hoffer
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals. - Jim Rohn
The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that's making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it? - John Lennon
The main message of Jesus, I believed, is that mercy trumps justice every time. Not only that, but maybe the basic message of original sin isn't "feel guilty all the time." Maybe it is more along these lines: "We all have a notion of what it means to be good, and we can't live up to it all the time. - Paul Kalanithi
The Baptists' basic theology is that if you hold someone under water long enough, he'll come around to your way of thinking. It's a ritual known as 'Bobbing for Baptists.' - A. Whitney Brown
For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal. - John F. Kennedy
You can see into the future if you have a basic understanding of how people are likely to act.
The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. - Christopher McCandless
Hope is the fuel that raises our standards. Losing it deletes our most basic desires. - Doug Pedersen
It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to students that have had prior exposure to BASIC; as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration. - E. W. Dijkstra
In a basic sense, the greater the development of each individual the more able, more effective, and less needy of limiting or restricting others she or he will be. - Jean Baker Miller
I tried to make my life colorful with basic colors Red, Green and Blue....... ohh god... my perfection in blending made it white !!! now again confused…. should go with :( or :) - Saket Assertive
I'm bad at math because I can't find the basic statement in it. - Innasafa
Keep it simple and keep it real. The more basic we see our connection to God and Spirit, the easier it is to feel like you're a part of it. - Jim Fargiano
It's a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what. The weird thing about telling someone they're dying is it tends to focus their priorities. You find out what matters to them. What they're willing to die for. What they're willing to lie for. - David Shore
We can say that Muad'Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. - Frank Herbert
There can only be two basic loves... the love of God unto the forgetfulness of self, or the love of self unto the forgetfulness and denial of God. - Augustine of Hippo
The family exists for many reasons, but its most basic function may be to draw together after a member dies. - Stephen King
The basic teachings of the Protestants were all surrounding values, ethics and morals - Sunday Adelaja
Personal growth is the only thing which is going to remain with you forever. Therefore, your basic goal in life should be continuously grow physically, mentally and spiritually irrespective of whatever circumstances might be. - www.kavikishor.com
I'm not an abstractionist. I'm not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on. - Mark Rothko
In order to adopt any religion or philosophy, one has to ignore certain basic concrete realities. - Marty Rubin
For a novelist, a given historic situation is an anthropologic laboratory in which he explores his basic question: What is human existence? - Milan Kundera
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