Quotation Explorer - 'Constitutes'

To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...[They are] gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. - Confucius
that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Compassion constitutes a radical form of criticism, for it announces that the hurt is to be taken seriously, that the hurt is not to be accepted as normal and natural but is an abnormal and unacceptable condition for humanness. - Walter Brueggemann
Moral ideas about what constitutes a meritorious or meaningful use of one’s life and opportunities produce specific attitudes towards drug use and intoxication. - Daniel Waterman
Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. - Helen Keller
Human nature constitutes a part of the evidence in every case. - Elisha Potter
The universal and lasting establishment of peace constitutes not merely a part, but the whole final purpose and end of the science of right as viewed within the limits of reason. - Immanuel Kant
No act terminating in itself constitutes greatness. - William Hazlitt
It is the relationship between the physical environment and the environed organism, between physiography and ontography (to coin a term), that constitutes the essential principles of geography today. - William Morris Davis
Am sorry to note that abuse and condemnation of a common acquaintance often constitutes very strong bond of union between otherwise uncongenial spirits. - E.M. Delafield
A mathematician is an individual who believes that prophesying that his dog will die if he deprives it of food constitutes a prediction. - Bill Gaede
within the core of each of us is the child we once were. This child constitutes the foundation of what we have become, who we are, and what we will be. - Rhawn Joseph
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness. - Confucius
Ultimately, we all have to decide for ourselves what constitutes failure, but the world is quite eager to give you a set of criteria if you let it. - J. K. Rowling
What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is pernicious. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
If conquest constitutes a natural right on the part of the few, the many have only to gather sufficient strength in order to acquire the natural right of reconquering what has been taken from them - Karl Marx
As it must not, so genius cannot be lawless; for it is even that constitutes its genius-- the power of acting creatively under laws of its own origination. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Ignorance is a necessary condition of human happiness, and it must be owned that in most cases we fulfill it well. We know almost nothing about ourselves; absolutely nothing about our neighbors. Ignorance constitutes our peace of mind; self- deception our felicity. - Anatole France
No, I would not say that assault with a baseball bat constitutes "justice being done. - Garth Ennis
What we know that we know forms our intellect; what we know that we do not know makes our faith; what we do not know that we know constitutes our emotions; and what we do not know that we do not know is our fate. - Raheel Farooq
... in practice the standard for what constitutes rape is set not at the level of women's experience of violation but just above the level of coercion acceptable to men. - Judith Lewis Herman
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. - Helen Keller
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