Quotation Explorer - 'Claim'

Discrimination is discrimination, even when people claim it's "free speech. - DaShanne Stokes
Sooner or later sin makes its claim on a person. - Sunday Adelaja
I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough in me to confess my errors and to retrace my steps. - Mahatma Gandhi
I do not claim that love will be easy,only that it is worth it. Choose love. Always. - John Mark Green
Whoever says that all music is prohibited, let him also claim that the songs of birds are prohibited. - أبو حامد الغزالي
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself. - Robert Ingersoll
Better stop short than fill to the brim. Oversharpen the blade, and the edge will soon blunt. Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it. Claim wealth and titles, and disaster will follow. Retire when the work is done. This is the way of heaven.
It has become almost a cliché to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics. - Richard Dawkins
When you claim to be what you're not, you're deliberately killing opportunities, because those who would have help will shun you, thinking that you had it all already. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan values and ends is... the source of all religious fanaticism. - Reinhold Niebuhr
Atheist’s denial of God’s existence needs just as much substantiation as does the theist’s claim; the atheist must give plausible reasons for rejecting God’s existence. - Paul Copan
We humans kill and murder every species and still we claim to be the peace lovers. - M.F. Moonzajer
I hope to offer the personal as a way to connect to the universal, not a claim for one universal experience of having breasts, but a universal hope for kindness—to each other and our selves and our bodies. - Ruth Daniell
Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal. - Aristotle
Deregulation is a transfer of power from the trodden to the treading. It is unsurprising that all conservative parties claim to hate big government. - George Monbiot
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
You can't fight and claim you want to be free from the oppressor while still holding tight to things the oppressor gave you. - Darnell Lamont Walker
If you are your worst critic, don't be angry if others try to claim the title. - Faydra D. Fields
I once stood on a road and found I had no friends. And I was glad. Better to have no friends than to have people claim they were your friends when they were not. It is a source of strength to come to terms with your right to be alone. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
You claim to love God, and yet you disobey GodThis is a bizarre way of reasoningSurely, the lover, if his love is true,Is most obedient to the one he loves. - Poet
I hate often and easily. I hate, for example, people who sit with their legs splayed. People who claim to give 110 percent. People who call themselves "comfortable" when what they mean is decadently rich. You're so judgmental, my shrink tells me, and I cry all the way home, thinking of it. - Jenny Offill
Step out in faith to claim a blessed life. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If it is true, if it is beautiful, if it is honorable, if it is right, then claim it. Because it is from God. And you belong to God. - Rob Bell
I have been called arrogant myself in my time, and hope to earn the title again, but to claim that I am privy to the secrets of the universe and its creator - that's beyond my conceit. - Christopher Hitchens
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
Some people claim that marriage interferes with romance. There's no doubt about it. Anytime you have a romance, your wife is bound to interfere. - Groucho Marx
Wars are the strongest evidence for the claim that man is still a wild animal. - Mehmet Murat ildan
I know you’re tired…but this is your time, Laney. Claim your power. Make everything…from the beginning until the end…make it all count. - R.W. Patterson
You need only claim the event of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality. - Florida Scott-Maxwell
Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. - Michael Crichton
No matter how strong you claim your self, but there is always a weak point, where you break & shatter like a glass.!! - Ridhdhesh Jivawala
The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism. - Reinhold Niebuhr
He left not knowing where he was going, he got there not knowing where he was, and he came back not knowing where he had been. But history books will point out Columbus as the person who made the Americas available for exploitation. I guess I can make the same kind of ridiculous claim. - Herschell Gordon Lewis
I have fallen in love with you Sasha Ava Stryker. I am afraid it is eternal and binding. I wanted to stake my claim on you tonight. To make you mine for now and infinity to come. - Farrah Naseem
One simple test of the claim that the pleasure in the world outweighs the pain…is to compare the feelings of an animal that is devouring another with those of the animal being devoured. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Claim your success. The moment you doubt is the moment you undermine it. - E.B. Davis
Read. Read anything. Read the things they say are good for you, and the things they claim are junk. You'll find what you need to find. Just read. - Neil Gaiman
We first crush people to the earth, and then claim the right of trampling on them forever, because they are prostrate. - Lydia Maria Francis Child
Politics is clueless; I can claim -"I am a politician" only because I am not. - Munia Khan
She recognized that this city was a place that granted you only what you were willing to claim - Earl Lovelace
If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world.
Dear Mrs. Black: On seven prior occasions this company has denied your claim in writing. We now deny it for the eighth and final time. You must be stupid, stupid stupid, stupid! - John Grisham
Sex and excretion are reminders that anyone's claim to round-the-clock dignity is tenuous. The so-called rational animal has a desperate drive to pair up and moan and writhe. - Steven Pinker
Claim your place and fight your cause else face displacement - Bernard Kelvin Clive
You need only claim the events of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality. When at last age has assembled you together, will it not be easy to let it all go, lived, balanced, over? - Florida Scott-Maxwell
We own the things that claim that we are theirs. - Jay Mark D. Saga-ad
If there is no justice in a country, who can claim that, that country is a country? An injustice country is just a rubbish bin! - Mehmet Murat ildan
If Nigeria must advance, we have to steak to work. There is no success that is easy on every body though some success candidate may claim to have gotten there through an easy route. It isn’t always true and unfair to hear that. Minds need to be broken to assemble with others. - Prince Akwarandu
Discrimination is discrimination, even when people claim it’s "tradition. - DaShanne Stokes
People who excuse their faults and claim they didn't deserved to be punished - there are lots of them. But those who don't excuse their faults and admit they didn't deserve to be spared - they are few. - Zhuangzi
We claim to have the light in the Church yet we want to lock ourselves within the four walls of that same Church. - Sunday Adelaja
I’ve only been to jail a few times, but in several different countries, at that. No, I've only been to jail a few times. But I still claim the ability to write a "serious" novel. - Roman Payne
Not everything happens for a reason; we claim that it does for a reason: to console ourselves. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Set your fantasies in the here and now and then, if challenged, claim to be writing Magical Realism. - Neil Gaiman
People differ to such a degree they agree on nothing,Except death that is, and even on that they disagree.Some say the soul goes on after the death of the bodyWhile others claim the soul, with the body, dies too. - Mutannabi
No one can dub you with dignity. That's yours to claim.
The Holiness of God is something more and other than moral perfection: His claim upon us is something more and other than the claim of moral duty. - C.S. Lewis
Straightforwardness intimidates people. They prefer the veneer, despite what they claim. - Donna Lynn Hope
Universe is expanding to infinity without a center in space. How come humans claim a direction to their life? - Vishwanath S J
The future isn't written in the stars. There are no guarantees. So claim your adulthood. Be intentional. Get to work. Pick your family. Do the math. Make your own certainty. Don't be defined by what you didn't know or didn't do.You are deciding your life right now. - Meg Ray
Religious people claim that it's just the fundamentalists of each religion that cause problems. But there's got to be something wrong with the religion itself if those who strictly adhere to its most fundamental principles are violent bigots and sexists. - David G. McAfee
My own opinion is enough for me, and I claim the right to have it defended against any consensus, any majority, anywhere, any place, any time. And anyone who disagrees with this can pick a number, get in line, and kiss my ass. - Christopher Hitchens
Well, you can fairly claim the day hasn't been wasted,' owned Cadfael generously, 'if something's been learned. - Ellis Peters
Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey "people." People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war.... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.... - C. S. Lewis
Golf is a game in which you claim the privileges of age, and retain the playthings of childhood. - Samuel Johnson
Most men claim to desire driven, independent and confident women. Yet when confronted with such a creature reverence often evolves into resent. For just like women, men need to be needed. - Tiffany Madison
It’s perfectly understandable, in my opinion, to find good things in the teachings of Jesus Christ or any other figure, mythical or otherwise. But to base your life on the teachings of Jesus as they are portrayed in the Bible and claim that you are not religious is disingenuous. - David G. McAfee
Those who claim to be hurt by words must be led to expect nothing as compensation. Otherwise, once they learn they can get something by claiming to be hurt, they will go into the business of being offended. - Jonathan Rauch
The known is finite, the unknown is infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to claim a little more land. - T. H. Huxley
Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested, and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all. This claim is rhetorical nonsense. - Stephen Jay Gould
No one is a doer in this world. To claim, ‘I am doing’ is egoism. Illusion continues to prevail under the umbrella of egoism. - Dada Bhagwan
How do you give something away with the knowledge that you will get it back in three days, and then claim it to be the 'Ultimate Sacrifice'? - Jake Jesser
If you claim to be a real friend then be real in your soul. If you claim to be fake then be an enemy instead. - Santosh Kalwar
If God is really my Father, I have rights, and He has responsibilities. I hereby claim my birthright to be protected, educated, and provided for! - Stefan Emunds
When a ship without a functioning rudder and compass miraculously sails safely to the shore, let not the Captain take praise for such success. It is not his place to claim merit. He should nevertheless, be prosecuted for failing as a Captain. - Prinx Maurice
Wise people do not claim to know it all, they always prefer to learn from others. - Gugu Mona
To be a member of such a crowd ... is not much to be far removed from solitude; the freedom of everyone is assured by the freedom to which everyone else lays claim. - Rémy de Gourmont
Some people claim that it is okay to read trashy novels because sometimes you can find something valuable in them. You can also find a crust of bread in a garbage can, if you search long enough, but there is a better way. - Jim Rohn
I've had it with these cheap sons of bitches who claim they love poetry but never buy a book. - Kenneth Rexroth
It’s time for the Boy Scouts to open its membership to LGBT adults once and for all. Only then can they claim to have anything to teach our children. - DaShanne Stokes
Love does not claim materialistic possession of any kind, it yields complete freedom. - Santosh Kalwar
In this world there are two types of people: the ones who hurt, and the ones who are hurt. But if we all claim to be the victims, then aren't we all the criminals too? - Kiara Maharaj
Liberals seem to assume that, if you don’t believe in their particular political solutions, then you don’t really care about the people that they claim to want to help. - Thomas Sowell
Feminists who accept the claim made in The Book of Genesis, and, that God is a he, need to make their minds up. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
No Condemnation now I dread,Jesus, and all in Him, is mineAlive in Him, my Living Head,And clothed in Righteousness Divine,Bold I approach th' eternal Throne,And claim the Crown, through Christ my own - Charles Wesley
Sunday lay so heavily in the air as to become almost nauseating. Maigret used to claim openly, half seriously, half in fun, that he had always had the knack of sensing a Sunday from his bed, without even having to open his eyes. - Georges Simenon
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
My message for all my readers is: Don't believe in those who claim that youth is a passing disease you just have to get rid of. Don't believe, that maturity is a goal and an asset to go after. Nothing will ever be ready, that is what makes life interesting. Read! - Tuula Kallioniemi
In the last analysis, my fellow country men, as we in America would be the first to claim, a people are responsible for the acts of their government. - Woodrow Wilson
As many political writers have pointed out, commitment to political equality is not an empirical claim that people are clones. - Steven Pinker
They may hail you like an Angel. They may claim you are the world's prince of princes. They may lift you with praise many kilometers above sea level. They may say you are the best of the bests. ....But always remember "you are a human being" with flesh and blood. - Israelmore Ayivor
A lie is the most sacred private property on Earth. Governments claim it is not theirs, and that their critics are the rightful owners. - Gustavo Gus Larsen
It has been my experience that those who claim to be the most spiritual are usually the least so. - Steve Maraboli
No good poem, however confessional is may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster?
It is not much for its beauty that makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. - Robert Louis Stevenson
I shall challenge all authority. Question all who claim dominion over me. I am not a thoughtless being but a man with his own beliefs. - Grandaddy BAD
But I will only be able to claim it if I am offered it. Tell me, Dr. Blevens, in your opinion, is there a limit to how much knowledge one person is allowed to accumulate? Have I reached my quota? - Robin Oliveira
Most of the people who have verbally asserted that ‘there is no master of pronounciation’ have intentionally made a claim and unintentionally made their claim believable. (It is ‘pro-nun-ciation’ not ‘pro-noun-ciation’.) - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
And I'm ill with the thought of your kiss, coffee-laced intoxicating on her lips... shut it out, I've got no claim on you now, I'm not allowed to wear you freedom down - A Fine Frenzy
I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist! - J.K. Rowling
Joy is meant to be felt; its not meant to be detained. It is meant to be shared with others; not to be felt alone. When all the mouths smile out their teeth together, thats when the greatest happiness can be measured. You don't smile in order to see your friends cry and claim your joy is divine. - Israelmore Ayivor
So the paradox goes: No man who is really ignorant is ever aware that he is ignorant. That is its finest, most faulty manifestation; there can be no true ignorance without first some claim of intelligence or consciousness, or superiority or enlightenment. - Criss Jami
and I ask myself and you, which of our visions will claim uswhich will we claimhow will we go on livinghow will we touch, what will we knowwhat will we say to each other. - Adrienne Rich
you have learned, and you claim that you know, and yet you live like an ignorant. - Nurudeen Ushawu
Few of us have reached such impasses to claim ourselves to be almighty; as of yet I am not one of the few. Knowing this though sets me apart from the two sides of the many. - James Emlund
Many pride themselves, staking claim to the noble virtue that is loyalty. However, many resolve to give their allegiance to nothing. How can one demand loyalty, if one stands by nothing, nor commits to the realization of an ideal? - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Privilege is when you contribute to the oppression of others and then claim that you are the one being discriminated against. - DaShanne Stokes
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. - Kahlil Gibran
The problem of vindicating an omnipotent and omniscient God in the face of evil is insurmountable. Those who claim to have surmounted it, by recourse to notions of free will and other incoherencies, have merely heaped bad philosophy onto bad ethics. - Sam Harris
Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views. - William F. Buckley Jr.
There's no time like the present to love deeply, claim our power and live our purpose! - Kristi Bowman
Obviously no country can claim a special place in God's heart, yet we are better as a people because He has a special place in ours...I want to thank you for helping America, as Christ ordained, to be a light unto the world...
Those who claim to be on the side of good yet do nothing to fight evil are on the side of evil. - Joyce Rachelle
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