Quotation Explorer - 'Figures'

Political figures who talk a lot about liberty and freedom invariably turn out to mean the freedom to not pay taxes and discriminate based on race; freedom to hold different ideas and express them, not so much. - Paul Krugman
All of the great achievers of the past have been visionary figures; they were men and women who projected into the future. They thought of what could be, rather than what already was, and then they moved themselves into action, to bring these things into fruition. - Bob Proctor
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. - C.G. Jung
Clearly, naming the major figures in the tradition had become a tradition in itself. - Gregory Woods
Therefore we will not listen to the source itself in order to learn what it is or what it means, but rather to the turns of speech, the allegories, figures, metaphors, as you will, into which the source has deviated, in order to lose it or rediscover it—which always amounts to the same. - Jacques Derrida
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress. - Mark Twain
Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions. - Evan Esar
Where beams of imagination play,The memory's soft figures melt away. - Alexander Pope
Dates are hard to remember because they consist of figures; figures are monotonously unstriking in appearance, and they don't take hold, they form no pictures, and so they give the eye no chance to help. Pictures are the thing. Pictures can make dates stick. - Mark Twain
According to the latest official figures, 43% of all statistics are totally worthless. - Ashleigh Brilliant
If the great figures of this nation’s history were alive today, they would all have to say that they committed a felony when they applied for a job at McDonald’s. - Justin King
Dou comigo a pensar se figuras de estilo não serão, afinal, as silhuetas dos corpos humanos que tão ardentemente desejamos ou abominamos.I find myself wondering if figures of speech are not, after all, the silhouettes of human bodies which we so ardently desire or abhor. - Victor Eustáquio
I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office."(Washington DC, 12 May, 2008) - George W. Bush
Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. - Gore Vidal
Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits that under analysis some of them won't stand up either. - Evan Esar
It could probably be show by facts and figures that there is no distinctively native American criminal class except Congress. - Mark Twain
It would be great if a person could state with indisputable facts & figures as how many people have ever got a job or a business opportunity by liking an online thought/post of a rich businessperson. - Anuj Somany
Facts & figures go to the brain. And, the brain tends to forget . Stories go straight to the heart. They make us feel. And, the heart remembers. - Dawn Gluskin
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular. - C.G. Jung
What is hell? Hell is oneself. Hell is alone, the other figures in it Merely projections. There is nothing to escape from And nothing to escape to. One is always alone. - T.S. Eliot
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress. - Mark Twain
Home does not have to be a place, but a feeling. Once one figures out how to find this feeling in multiple places they will always feel at home with them self. - Christian Latham
When widely followed public figures feel free to say anything, without any fact-checking, it becomes impossible for a democracy to think intelligently about big issues. - Thomas L. Friedman
I don’t want my ‘part’ taken! I haven’t ‘got’ a part! I hate the stupid geometrical figures by which people try to understand the emotions of others, imposing hard straight lines - or ‘sides’ as they call them - onto tender curvaceous human beings who have none. - Frances Partridge
The central thought of the Scriptures is that God intends to work Himself in Christ through the Spirit into us, that God and we, we and God, might be really one in life, in nature, and in the Spirit. To show this God uses several figures or symbols in the Bible. - Witness Lee
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