Quotation Explorer - 'Conceptions'

A religion is a system of symbols which acts to establish powerful, pervasive, and long-lasting moods in men by formulating conceptions of a general order of existence and clothing those conceptions with such an aura of factuality that the moods and motivations seem uniquely realistic. - Clifford Geertz
Values carry the message of shared purposes, standards and conceptions of what is worth living for and what is worth striving for. - Anita Roddick
They were from different generations, culture, nations. But even these things did not divide them so much as their separate conceptions of what it meant to be a woman. - Patricia Duncker
All censorships exist to prevent any one from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships. - George Bernard Shaw
This is my country, that is your country; these are the conceptions of narrow souls - to the liberal minded the whole world is a family. - Virchand Gandhi
Conceptions are artificial. Perceptions are essential. - Wallace Stevens
Order and reason, beauty and benevolence, are characteristics and conceptions which we find solely associated with the mind of man. - Karl Pearson
The refreshing pleasure from the first view of nature, after the pain of illness, and the confinement of a sick-chamber, is above the conceptions, as well as the descriptions, of those in health. - Ann Radcliffe
The general rule of law is, that the noblest of human productions -- knowledge, truths ascertained, conceptions, and ideas -- become, after voluntary communication to others, free as the air to common use."~ - Louis D. Brandeis
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