Quotation Explorer - 'Fundamental'

Islam's borders are bloody and so are its innards. The fundamental problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilisation whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power. - Samuel P. Huntington
We fail to prevail with unconverted men because of our more fundamental failure to prevail with God in prayer. - John R. Mott
Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. - Milan Kundera
The fundamental qualities for good execution of a plan is first; intelligence; then discernment and judgment, which enable one to recognize the best method as to attain it; the singleness of purpose; and, lastly, what is most essential of all, will-stubborn will. - Ferdinand Foch
There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life. - Sister Mary Rose McGeady
Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. That is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil. - Albert Schweitzer
The right of dissent, or, if you prefer, the right to be wrong, is surely fundamental to the existence of a democratic society. That’s the right that went first in every nation that stumbled down the trail toward totalitarianism. - Edward R. Murrow
Genes and education are fundamental building blocks with witch man develops personality and lifestyle in one way or other... - Monica Rus Carmen psychologyst
POLITICIAN, n. An eel in the fundamental mud upon which the superstructure of organized society is reared. When we wriggles he mistakes the agitation of his tail for the trembling of the edifice. As compared with the statesman, he suffers the disadvantage of being alive. - Ambrose Bierce
Compassion and love are not mere luxuries. As the source of both inner and external peace, they are fundamental to the continued survival of our species.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. - Mahatma Gandhi
...trying to use willpower to overcome the apathetic sort of sadness that accompanies depression is like a person with no arms trying to punch themselves until their hands grow back. A fundamental component of the plan is missing and it isn't going to work. - Allie Hyperbole and a Half
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource. - John F. Kennedy
Maybe knowledge is as fundamental, or even more fundamental than [material] reality. - Anton Zeilinger
I saw the poverty; I say the prosperity. Both have fundamental problems. - Debasish Mridha
I wish to approach truth as closely as is possible, and therefore I abstract everything until I arrive at the fundamental quality of objects. - Piet Mondrian
Systems, whether educational or political, are not changed mysteriously; they are transformed when there is a fundamental change in ourselves. - Krishnamurti
I have long thought that anyone who does not regularly - or ever - gaze up and see the wonder and glory of a dark night sky filled with countless stars loses a sense of their fundamental connectedness to the universe - Brian Greene
This is the rock-solid principle on which the whole of the Corporation's [IBM's] Galaxy-wide success is founded...their fundamental design flaws are completely hidden by their superficial design flaws.
Unless the investment in children is made, all of humanity's most fundamental long-term problems will remain fundamental long-term problems.
Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life."[ Live 8 Concert, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2 July 2005] - Nelson Mandela
We tend to think of the erotic as an easy, tantalizing sexual arousal. I speak of the erotic as the deepest life force, a force which moves us toward living in a fundamental way. - Audre Lorde
Hopes and desires are the fundamental source if creation. - Debasish Mridha
What is especially striking and remarkable is that in fundamental physics a beautiful or elegant theory is more likely to be right than a theory that is inelegant. - Murray Gell-Mann
Organic education is natural, wholesome, and fundamental. - Tamara L. Chilver
What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights. - B.R. Ambedkar
Veganism is an act of nonviolent defiance. It is our statement that we reject the notion that animals are things and that we regard sentient nonhumans as moral persons with the fundamental moral right not to be treated as the property or resources of humans. - Gary L. Francione
Culture is fundamental. Literature saves you. Cinema saves you. - Léa Seydoux
Julian is bluff and sturdy, royal; he possesses a gracefully muscular, equine beauty so natural it suggests that beauty itself is a fundamental human condition and not a mutation in the general design. - Michael Cunningham
Enthusiasm and passions are the fundamental ingredients of all success. - Debasish Mridha
The right to lead a life free of fear is a fundamental right of all living beings. But this fundamental right is being brutally violated by humans in animal testing, meat and dairy industry, circus, zoos, aquariums, and sports. - Ama H. Vanniarachchy
Truth is a fundamental principle that is needed for any form of building or construction. So also is honesty. - Sunday Adelaja
Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science. - Gary Zukav
It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree -- make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to. - Elon Musk
There are many kinds of truth: societal truths, religious truths, fundamental truths, scientific truths, and universal truths. Your truth should be what you can trust with your heart. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there. -, Zen master (1885-1973) - Yasutani Roshi
The fundamental fact about all of us is that we’re alive for a while but will die before long. This fact is the real root cause of all our anger and pain and despair. And you can either run from this fact or, by way of love, you can embrace it. - Jonathan Franzen
Appraise war in terms of the fundamental factors. The first of these factors is moral influence. - Sun-Tzu
Most of the time we think we are thinking; but actually we are wrestling between fundamental crisis of two things: consciousness and conditioning. - Aditya Ajmera
Magic is the fifth fundamental force and is even more mysterious than gravity, which is really saying something. - Jasper Fforde
What we call fundamental truths are simply the ones we discover after all the others. - Albert Camus
Difference is the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth, and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity. - John Hume
That new technologies and techniques would be forthcoming was a fundamental article of Christian faith. Hence, no bishops or theologians denounced clocks or sailing ships--although both were condemned on religious grounds in various non-Western societies. - Rodney Stark
Have peoples FUNDAMENTAL rights been compromised ?Answers please. - Dr. Chukuma
There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, and science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works. - Stephen Hawking
Hating Britain is a fundamental part of being British - Ben Mitchell
It should surprise no one that modern soldiers return home just as conflicted and detached as previous generations. The difference is that in the age of vapid American decadence, their simpler fundamental values are largely irrelevant to we civilians. - Tiffany Madison
The matters we or the world might consider trivial, He cares about and wants to remedy. He longs to relieve our worries and has promised to supply our most fundamental needs. - Charles R. Swindoll
The fundamental virtue of success is that it allows you to know the true significance of what it means to have the freedom to make your dreams come true. - Stacy Keach
The fundamental Law of The Universe states that all human beings are fundamentally the same and therefore have an equal right to live in equality. - Anthony Pan
the fundamental purpose of school is learning, not teaching. - Richard DuFour
The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount…If we don’t have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State. - Harry Truman
Persistence is the fundamental ingredient of true success. - Debasish Mridha
Of course, fashions come and go but metrosexuality isn’t a fashion it’s an epoch. It represents a fundamental shift in what men are allowed to be and to want. Men are now permitted to be ‘passive’ inviting our gaze. - Mark Simpson
Though the immediate impression of rebellion may obscure the fact, the task of authentic literature is nevertheless only conceivable in terms of a desire for fundamental communication with the reader. - Georges Bataille
It is the simple things in life that make living worthwhile - sweet fundamental things such as love.
Reproductive freedom is critical to a whole range of issues. If we can’t take charge of this most personal aspect of our lives, we can’t take care of anything. It should not be seen as a privilege or as a benefit, but a fundamental human right. - Faye Wattleton
The conservation of our natural resources and their proper use constitute the fundamental problem which underlies almost every other problem of our national life. - Theodore Roosevelt
I have long held that there are two fundamental views of children: That they are pets who can talk, or that they are small people who do not yet know very much. The wrong one is winning. - David Friedman
Between goal and success, there is one critical thing - perseverance: it is the fundamental belief to always succeed, the determination to turn goal to gold, the greatness to never give up, the foresight to dream that enables you to make it happen. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
The most essential and fundamental aspect of culture is the study of literature, since this is an education in how to picture and understand human situations. - Iris Murdoch
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. - Bertrand Russell
PUBLISH, n. In literary affairs, to become the fundamental element in a cone of critics. - Ambrose Bierce
There's something fundamental you have to understand about yourself before you can change your life for good. - Ali Vincent
LOVE should be the supreme fundamental right in our GLOBAL constitution -- - Swaran Jaggi
Compassion is a fundamental principle of meditation. Meditation is not a narcissistic, self-interested path. It provides the foundation for love, integrity, compassion, respect and sensitivity (Feldman, 1998, p.2). - Christina Feldman
Every persisting marriage is based on fear', said Peregrine. 'Fear is fundamental, you dig down in human nature and what's at the bottom? Mean spiteful cruel self-regarding fear, whether it makes you to put the foot in it or whether it makes you to cower... - Iris Murdoch
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
Accepting necessary conflicts for the sake of improving the lives of children is the only fundamental moral crusade that matters. - Stefan Molyneux
Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. - Milan Kundera
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
The first and fundamental law of Nature, which is, to seek peace and follow it. - Thomas Hobbes
Everything teeters between pathos and bathos: here you are, violating society's most fundamental taboos and yet formaldehyde is a powerful appetite stimulant, so you also crave a burrito. - Paul Kalanithi
The most fundamental problem is not that we don’t have a system to run but those with knowledge are cynically manipulating the system for petty personal desires. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
The most fundamental tragedy of my life is that the ones who I see do not existand the one who exists I do not see. - Kedar Joshi
The fundamental premise that all are equal under and before the law and all are entitled to the equal protection and the equal benefit of the law and when that is put in place, the law enforcement becomes manageable because just laws foster compliance, do not require coercion. - George Stamatis
No great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible until a great change takes place in the fundamental constitution of their modes of thought. - John Stuart Mill
If any morality or ethics does not include kindness as their fundamental ingredient, then they are just an absurdity. - Debasish Mridha
A fundamental shift of our perceptions and consciousness are necessary for any great improvements for mankind. - Debasish Mridha
Forgiveness, compassion, and kindness are the fundamental ingredients of our beloved humanity. - Debasish Mridha
Free and quality education is a fundamental liberty - Anwar Ibrahim
When something is as fundamental as trust the danger is that everyone thinks they understand what it is and therefore fail to define it. - David Amerland
Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It's the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and science. Whoever does not know it can no longer wander, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed. - Albert Einstein
The fundamental condition of childhood is powerlessness. - Jane Smiley
Consciousness cannot be accounted for in physical terms. For consciousness is absolutely fundamental. It cannot be accounted for in terms of anything else. - Erwin Schrödinger
The awareness is not part of the darkness or the pain; it holds the pain, and knows it, so it has to be more fundamental, and closer to what is healthy and strong and golden within you. - Jon Kabat-Zinn
Además no es tan malo vivir solo. Yo la paso bien, decidiendo a cada instante lo que quiero hacer, y gracias a la soledad me conozco; algo fundamental para vivir - Facundo Cabral
Fundamental rule in your life, is to know what your deserve in life and getting what you deserve. That's winning always. - Jubin Jomon
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